If you’ve lived in Hawai’i longer than two years, I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that friends from the mainland jump at the chance to visit your humble abode. Sometimes, you’ve done all the generic bucket list things with all the friends and you’re completely exhausted by the second wave of visitors. They take off work, […]
If you’ve ever talked with anyone about buying or selling real estate, at some point you may have heard the word “escrow” used in a bunch of indecipherable ways. From experience I know “escrow” is a word that everyone has heard and feels like they should know but often don’t. Don’t sweat it. I’ll break […]
As we’ve said before, Oahu’s housing market makes for a historically reliable investment. Over the past 40 years, both single family homes and condos have made a steady march in the upward direction.
If you want to buy a home in Kaneohe or Kailua with a VA loan, you’re probably going to be competing against several other buyers. You may also have heard that sellers are a bit skittish about VA offers which, generally speaking, is true. Let me explain why, and then I’ll discuss possible actions you can take.
In the Oahu real property market, you’ll often see certain properties, that are priced waaaayy below comparable properties. In pretty much every case, you’ve found a leasehold property for sale. Leaseholds are common in Hawaii but not elsewhere.
Buyer’s market or seller’s market? What’s the story right now for real estate on Oahu? If you’re chatting around the water cooler with your friends, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard that sellers have the upper hand right now. Not so fast! Read on. Some Terms and Just a Smidge of Math Ok, first thing’s […]