When we first moved to Maui, some parts of the island were still used for practice bombing. Military base camps were situated there and the Navy had to use those camps for military exercises. Needless to say, it wasn’t a very lovely sight, which sparked protests against the government. It was the attack on Pearl […]
Looking for a part-time job in Hawaii that allows you to work from wherever you are and potentially earn 6 figures plus? I’ve got an awesome solution for those of you who are in the process of winding down and/or diversifying your career. This will keep you busy and content – purchase a vacation rental […]
So you’ve officially made the decision that you want to invest in a vacation rental condo in Hawaii, now it’s time to sharpen your tools and get to work. Here are some of the tools that I use and am happy to share with you directly, just ask for them. Many aspects of this post […]
How Do I Know If I’m a Katonk? My friend Carrie just moved here from the East Coast and landed a nursing job at Maui Memorial. She was born on the Mainland and is Asian-American…she looks local, yet she doesn’t understand pidgin one bit. I told her, “Oh nah! Try read my blogs, sistah!” (20 […]
Enter this blissful lifestyle with eyes wide open! Many dream this dream, and I have my share of clients from around the globe looking for the unique oceanfront living experience on Hawaii Island as available properties decline and prices climb due to demand. Private and remote beachfront residence In reality, once the search is on, […]
“All right!” You’ve worked hard and saved your money, watched your spending, paid your bills on time, and now it’s “your turn.” Your turn to chase the dream. Your turn to get that home you’ve been dreaming of getting for so long. You’ve spoken to your lender and given them all paperwork that they’ve asked […]
Continued from Part 1: How To Plan Your Move To Hawaii – Tips To Get You Started. So you’ve probably already figured I’m a planner, and I’m big on knowing what you’re getting into, especially with something so big as moving to Hawaii (or buying a home)! There are so many things to love about […]
The real estate market is still brisk in Hawaii, offering many opportunities for buyers and sellers, but for one group of buyers, it can be a daunting and somewhat intimidating experience. In my day-to-day encounters with people who have never purchased a home, especially Kama’aina, I’ve found that many of them are not sure of […]
Prospective buyers for Maui real estate want to do their own research, and one of the main topics is property taxes. Depending on where you are relocating from, you might be pleasantly surprised to see we have relatively low rates here in the islands, with Maui having some of the lowest. When you own property […]
Are you considering upcoming home building or remodeling projects? If so, this show is for you! If you’re considering building or remodeling your own home in the near future, you’ll want to check out the 2017 Living + Design Show on Saturday, February 25th, and Sunday, February 26th, at the Sheraton Kona Resort Convention Center in […]
The short answer to the question is yes. Most people that you would meet in a new construction sales office are licensed realtors. These agents are employed by and work for the developer. Projects such as the new construction Hoopili from D.R. Horton in West Oahu do offer broker consideration to outside agents.
I am super excited to let folks know about the new butcher shop that just opened last Friday in Waimea! Photo Courtesy of Waimea Butcher Shop There is More! Waimea Butcher Shop is more than just fresh, local, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. Mills worked for years as a private chef and says he’ll be offering […]
Part of a residential REALTOR®’S job description relates to providing an estimate of value for prospective buyers and sellers. Buyers look to us to ensure they are not overpaying for their purchase. Through a tool called a “CMA,” or competitive/comparative market analysis, we try to evaluate properties to predict a value.
In my last post, I talked about How Fo’ Ack (how to act) in Hawaii regarding relationshipping. Because I grew up here on the Big Island in Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In this second part of my How Fo’ Ack series, I tackle the ever […]
During my last tour of active duty, I commuted to Oahu. It’s funny the things you miss about home. I missed hearing the rain, but most of all, I missed our Hilo water.