What is a Bridge Loan?

When we want to buy a new home and also need to sell our current home, we try to make it so that the escrows will close simultaneously. Sometimes, for various and sundry reasons, that just doesn’t happen. “Now what?” you might ask. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones that doesn’t need the income […]

Seller’s Tip: When & Why You Should “Take a Hike” During Showings

Sellers have an important role in the home selling process. The standard provisions of our listing agreement obligate the Seller to help sell the property not only in a general sense but specifically by preparing the home for showings. For example, the Seller needs to allow access for required inspections, secure belongings, and allow installation […]

6 Most Important Factors in Valuing a Home’s Photovoltaic System

Skyrocketing energy prices have caused a boom in rooftop photovoltaic systems across the state, and it makes good sense. Hawaii electric prices are the highest in the nation and are over three times the national average. *The U.S. Energy Information Administration shows Hawaii’s electric prices average over $0.34 per kilowatt hour while the national average is […]