I’ve been suggesting for around six months to be on the lookout for a pending foreclosure on a single family home at beachfront Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort. That REO (bank-owned) home was released for sale this week. In addition, a two-bedroom Kolea condo I’d written about when it was a short sale has also reappeared on the market after […]
So you’re browsing listings on HawaiiLife.com and keep seeing this “Leasehold” phrase on condominiums for sale. Seems like quite a few of them! What is that? Sometimes you’ll notice condos in the very same building being sold as “Fee Simple,” “Leasehold,” and “Fee Available.” On Oahu, you may even see that quite frequently. Executive Center […]
Located at 98-852 Noelani St., #6/55 in the Waiau Garden Villas in Pearl City is just up mauka from plenty of shopping, public transportation, and popular restaurants. The 3 bed, 2 full bath, 2-story townhome is listed at $189,000. It’s pet-friendly, with vaulted ceilings, master loft bedroom, Pearl Harbor views, and it’s a corner unit […]
“I’d like to buy a house on Maui that needs tons of work, is in a horrible neighborhood, and I’d like to pay much higher than market value for it,” said no one, ever. (Except maybe a few people who bought property in early 2007). Okay, so if you count yourself as someone who wants to find […]
What is a short sale? A short sale is a sale of real estate where the proceeds of the sale are not sufficient to satisfy all liens against the property.
Although the Kohala Coast resort condo market overall continues to look strong heading into the fourth quarter, sales of condos at Halii Kai at Waikoloa seem to have temporarily stalled out. There are currently 19 condos listed for sale (versus 13 condos for sale at the start of the year) and not a single one in […]
Yes! The Kalanikai Complex maintenance fees include electricity. The Kalanikai was built in 1966 for the first couple of buildings, and then added on some other buildings in 1974 for a total of 82 units and pool. Older units (left), Newer units (right) The approx. monthly maintenance fees for 2014 are $336.00 which includes: Basic cable […]
We showed some condos in North Kona to Clients today and they were wondering what complexes with 2 bedrooms have the lowest maintenance fees. Here is the list of North Kona’s top 5 lowest maintenance fee complexes with 2 bedrooms for 2014: 1. Alahou Villas – Located up the street from McDonald’s in town. Complex has […]
Kurt and I attended a great class the other day regarding VA Loans. The class was presented by Veterans United Home Loans of Hawaii. VA Loans are an entitlement to those who have served our Country. Here are a few items we found out about VA Loans: 1. To purchase a condo, Veterans United Home Loans […]
Even though rentals can now be listed on our Multiple Listing Service and many are still listed in the local paper, Craigslist is where most people begin their search to find new digs these days. While most postings are completely legitimate, Craigslist is unfortunately often used as a conduit for someone’s illegal profit center.