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10 Ways to Get a Better Appraisal - 09/30/09 01:54 PM
This is a wonderful checklist! In Hawaii, when appraisers are selected "within 100 mile radius" of the subject property, that means we have appraisers flying inter-island with NO concept of relative value. Via Frank & Sharon Alters, CDPE-Short Sales Jacksonville-Orange Park-Fleming Island (Watson Realty -): Appraisals are an important part of the process in purchasing or selling a home. More than ever, the appraiser has the power to determine whether or not a sale goes to the closing table. As if it were not difficult enough to value some homes in today's real estate environment where often there are no comparable sales in (1 comments)
Halii Kai Oceanfront Community - latest REO and developer sales - 09/18/09 09:39 PM
There has been a lot of real estate sales activity at Halii Kai in the 3 months since my last blog post about this oceanfront condo community at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. On the resale side, the only condos that changed hands were the two REO properties described in my June blog post: an absolute oceanfront two-bedroom 13A closed for $814,995 and 16C for $385,900. Unbelievable prices-less than half what the original buyer paid. The developer is willing to negotiate on their remaining inventory to keep pace with market interest, although it appears only on condos in (0 comments)
Kolea Beachfront Community - Foreclosure Update #2 - 09/05/09 06:50 PM
I first posted in June on foreclosures at Kolea at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. At that point there were three bank-owned properties on the market. If you are counting the months, you will realize that the condo I mentioned in that post, Kolea 16G, is about to hit 90 days on market. That is a critical number, and here's why.
When the first foreclosures appeared at Kolea, the selling banks did not know how to price them. Just before the Hawaii resort real estate market collapsed in August 2008, a similar 2-bedroom at Kolea sold for (2 comments)
Why Hawaii? Why the Big Island? Why turn left from the Kona airport and head north to Kohala? And which community fits your lifestyle or investment strategy? Luxury residence, retirement home, resort second home, oceanview building site or agricultural property, we've got them all! Hawi Realtor Beth Thoma Robinson blogs to help you sort through your choices.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.