Sold, But Did You Get The Best Price For Your Home?

Loose Lips Cost You Money? Loose lips may not only sink ships – it can also potentially prevent a seller from getting the best price for their home.  I’m occasionally surprised by the responses I get to some of my questions from a seller’s agent.  It is possible that the seller has approved of these […]

Best Places To Live In Hawaii Ep #1 Hawaii Kai Marina

Hawaii Kai Marina

Shortly after joining a real estate brokerage company in East Oahu, I was blessed to receive an invitation from a fellow real estate agent, to join him and one of our brokers for an afternoon surf session. Instructions were simple: Show up at his residence on Spinnaker Isle at the appointed time with board and […]

Your Offer To Buy A Hawai’i Home Is Accepted… What’s Next?

Sale Pending Real Estate Sign

Congratulations – your offer has been accepted! If you are a first time home buyer, or buying a property in Hawaii for the first time, you may be wondering, “What’s next?” Well, this is where your real estate agent can really prove his/her value to you. If you are working with me, I’ll provide you a timeline of […]

Buying Your First Home On O’ahu? Here’s What You Need To Know

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I genuinely enjoy working with people who want to invest in a new home on O’ahu. And as a Realtor dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals, it’s always a pleasure to see you excited and happy when moving into a home that you’re thrilled to own. For this reason, I’ve been inspired […]

Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Hawaii Home and Save Money

2 men install solar panel on roof

As I write this article, the digital thermostat I have at home in the shade reads 91 degrees. And alas, only a hint of a breeze today. For hours I’ve contemplated turning on the A/C, but with the jalousie windows and overall “leakiness” of the house I rent, it takes a long time to cool […]

List with a Realtor or Sell Directly to an Investor?

For Sale sign in front of house at sunset

As a multi-family investor for the past 20 years, I’ve learned that it makes sense to sometimes sell an apartment building without listing it on the market. However, for many years, I could not understand why people would accept an unsolicited offer to sell a home directly to a buyer. I thought it was always […]

Beware of “We Buy Houses” Scams

Man behind desk with money

Need or want to sell your house fast? Have those signs displaying “We Buy Houses Fast” caught your eye and made you curious if it is legit or a scam? With a strong real estate market in many parts of the country, an abundance of “house flipping” shows on television, as well as the proliferation of […]

Buying a Home in Hawai’i with VA Financing

American flag in grassy field at sunset

Tired of living on base in Hawai’i? Honorably discharged, or perhaps a reservist with over six years of service and want to buy a home in Hawai’i but prefer not to make a large down payment? You’re in luck as the Veteran Affairs (VA) Home Loan program is a wonderful opportunity for active duty members of the military […]

O’ahu Vacation Rental Bill 41 Has Passed. Now What? Lawsuit…

Gold Coast Of Oahu Hawaii

After much debate, Bill 41 (further regulating vacation rentals on O’ahu), was passed by Honolulu City Council and recently signed by Honolulu Mayor, Rick Blangiardi. This new law is scheduled to go in effect, October 23rd, 2022 and will greatly impact the real estate rental market here on O’ahu and it sounds like there will […]

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