Whether you’re planning on visiting or moving to the Hawaiian Islands, language is sure to be one of the first things you notice when your plane lands. The flight attendant will likely welcome you to the islands with aloha ahiahi e komo mai i ka Hawai’i malama pono a hui hou. You may then need to catch […]
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.
Lanikai Beach, which translates to “Heavenly Ocean,” is the perfect name for this pristine getaway. Consistently rated among the top beaches not just in Hawaii, but the world, this place is for anyone looking for serene seascapes.
Kaneohe is located on the windward side of Oahu. This beautiful cove located between Kahaluu and Kailua, boasts an expanse of protected botanical gardens, as well as the largest sheltered body of water in the main Hawaiian Islands.
This serene town located on the east shore of Oahu is considered by many as the water sports hub of the area. With local farmers markets and long white beaches beside crystal blue water, this is the place for beach lovers.
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.
You’re buying a condo on Oahu. It comes with a big fat pack of boring but important documents. Let’s talk about what the docs are and why they’re important.
Yes. But not much. Usually. That’s the short answer, based on historical data going back to 1977. In 38 years of data, median single family home prices decreased in only 11 years. Just two of those 11 years had declines of more than 4%: 1998 (-9.84%) and 2009 (-7.05%).