Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love, love, love my fur family members, which is why I am so passionate about this topic. When my family made the decision to move to Hawaii, we knew that we would be bringing our English Bulldog, Sadie, with us. I tried for months to find a pet-friendly […]
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 […]
Hawaii has an unlimited list of things to do and places to see that influence your decision to move here: the sun, the surf, and the location! Island living really does have its perks. You may be wondering, though, if your four-legged friends will appreciate the gorgeous islands as much as you. Well, for those […]
Because I grew up here on the Big Island in South Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In response to their questions, I’ve started my “How Fo’ Ack in Hawaii” series, talking about different types of local culture – the stuff you won’t read about in a […]
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 market in Hawaii has been robust. With that said, at times, a well priced property can attract multiple offers and basically move very quickly. I have personally seen where some agents have become complacent and are now lacking a sense of urgency. When properties are moving quickly, the sense of urgency to seal a deal […]
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 […]