Two of the most common questions we hear in the Hawaii real estate market is: “How is the market?” and “Is this a good time to buy?”
It’s that time again when everyone is receiving their orders for PCS moves. I am lucky to have been able to call Hawaii home, and for those who chose the duty station, or those who have it assigned, you are also amongst the lucky few.
Moving is a stressful event all by itself. Now factor in getting your pets to Hawaii and you have additional things to worry about. Let’s face it, our pets are part of our families and their wellbeing is just as important as the rest of the family. You factor in cars, clothes, furniture, family, and pets […]
When people think of Hawaii, many of them think of surfing, snorkeling, hiking, sailing, boating, and any other outdoor activities they can wrap their hands around – and let’s not forget to mention food! So, how can we fit all these activities into a short timeframe being on vacation or working 5-7 days a week, […]
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.
Aloha All! I am so excited to share with you this new community that just had its Grand Opening. Last weekend I had the pleasure of being able to view this brand new development in Ewa Beach on Oahu. This development has 4 models to choose from (preview of all four models). There will be two different […]
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 […]
Have you ever dreamed of living in Hawaii? Do your thoughts drift you to warm sunny days laying on the beach with a tropical drink? Or snorkeling in blue crystal waters with the turtles? I’m going to share a story about a very adventurous couple that I was very fortunate to meet. Do your thoughts drift you to […]
So you made an offer on an Ewa Beach home, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price paid for the home, ask […]
Living on Oahu is amazing. The culture, the family dynamic, the surf, and of course the food make it home to me. And every time I leave, I realize more and more that the Hawaiian islands are my home. There is so much to do here on Oahu that it rarely gets old; however, we […]
Kaha’olino Subdivision, situated on Hualalai Mountain above the Kona International Airport, is a spectacular place to build a custom home. At 1,555 feet elevation, you are greeted with cool ocean breezes and panoramic Pacific Ocean views. 20,453 square feet of graded land area, ready to build Building a home is a great option for those […]
When I moved to Hawaii, I lived on a boat for the first 2 years. It was a creative idea, more affordable, exciting, and a great relaxing atmosphere to come home to every day, until the tsunami made it too exciting and not so relaxing anymore (that’s a future blog). It was a great experience […]
Why would you want to move all the way to Hawaii from Maine? That was the first question out of all of our friends’ mouths when we casually mentioned that we were considering moving after our trip to Hawaii in 2005. Well, all we could say was, “If you have not been there, you wouldn’t understand.” […]
Visiting open houses on your own? Here are the top 7 initial questions to ask the listing agent. As a professional courtesy, always list your realtor’s name on any sign-in sheet. Find out what you need to know about buying property in Hawaii Hawaii Life is also currently looking for homebuyers to feature on our 2017 seasons of […]
One of the most common questions I get asked, besides which side of the island is best, is: “Can I afford to move to Kauai?” People are naturally concerned with the cost of living on Kauai. Hanalei Sunrise Over Taro Patch (Unedited) Yes, our gas rate is higher. We do not have freeways – it […]