When looking at listings in the Maui MLS, you’ll come across the term Ohana. You may also see the term Nohana, and get confused…so what’s the deal? What’s an Ohana? Ohana is the Hawaiian word for “family,” and in the real estate context it means another place for family members to live. An Ohana can be […]
There’s no question in my mind that the smartest man in the world was indeed a Hilo boy. He wasn’t a judge, the former Civil Defense Administrator, or even my Miles (indeed a genius for having married yours truly). Nope, smart as they all are, in my book, none competes with the former custodian of […]
Ahh, peace and quiet. Recall, if you dare, the days prior to October 1, 2003. No dinner was complete without a huge helping of telemarketing! Worse, when they called, there was just no graceful way to get them off the phone. Didn’t they get it?! They were invading our space.
Are you married to your client…literally or figuratively? Or is your client married to you? .
Listing Your Property For Sale: 3D Tours When listing your Maui property for sale, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the latest presentation tools and evaluate whether or not they help or hinder the sales process. Hawaii Life has invested in 3D scanning technology that allows buyers to virtually walk through certain Maui home or condo […]
Ever wonder why when you drive down a local Hawaiian street you see more cars than homes?
The number of new home sales is far off historic norms. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reported that the percentage of all house sales that were newly constructed homes has fallen to the lowest numbers in forty years. Here is a graph showing the percentages: Bottom Line We need more new construction for two reasons: It will […]
I would like to show appreciation to you all for serving our great country. To my current family members and friends and clients who are serving today and in the past – thank you, thank you, thank you!
According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. history. Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83.1 million. Many social factors have contributed to millennials waiting to buy their first home. The latest Census results show that the median […]
It is a visually stunning sight to see a sunrise, sunset, an eclipse, or celestial moon that may sell you on a dream of dropping everything and moving to some place you’ve only been to once in your life. A “perigee moon,” aka “supermoon,” is one of the many sights that will stop you dead in your […]
Picture this. It’s almost moving day. It’s your first home. Your agent explains the purpose of this last visit is to simply make sure the home has been left reasonably clean and that it has been maintained as it was when you viewed it initially.
The answer to this question was recently addressed by the first ever VERGE HAWAII Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Honolulu this past summer. Presented by GreenBiz – a non-profit organization based in the Bay area that brings technology, innovation, and sustainability together in convergent assemblies around the globe – and hosted by the Hawaii […]
We all know that electric bills are a topic that is often mentioned living in Hawaii. That is because we pay more than double the national average. Understandably, homeowners look to renewable energy options that can drastically lower monthly bills. Solar is not new to homes here in Hawaii, and whether you lease or buy […]
I was thinking of all the things that I discuss with my buyer clients during the course of a property search and the procurement process, and that inspired me to write this series of blogs that I could refer them to. I enjoy the discussions and interaction with my clients, but I thought it would […]
First off, the good news, we don’t have snakes in Hawaii! That being said, Hawaii’s tropical climate is enjoyed by more than just humans, namely centipedes, cockroaches, spiders, ants, termites, and rodents. At some time or another during your residency here in Hawaii, you will encounter these creatures, no matter how clean you keep your […]