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How do you reduce file size so you can email it? - 10/31/06 11:11 AM
Does anyone have the cure all to reduce the file size of documents in order to make them small enough for email? I did some research and found several different "optimizer" programs but there are so many out there, I did not know what one to choose. I am just looking for something that will reduce our normal size file; contract, addendums etc....usually about 16-20 pages. Thanks for anyones input! (4 comments)
Hawaii Military and VA Loans in Hawaii 101 - 10/30/06 11:50 PM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii We have the privelege of working with the nations finest men and women of the Armed Forces. All of my clients are qualified to use their eligibility under the VA home loan guaranty. Here are a few bits of information to get you started in case you run across a qualifed VA borrower: 1) The max loan amount in Hawaii is $625,500 in 2007. 2) VA does not generally judge a Veteran on their credit score alone. The VA looks at debt repayment and if they have been current (1 comments)
The Ramblings of a Hawaii Real Estate Agent - 10/29/06 01:09 AM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii It is unfortunate that some real estate owners in Hawaii are being working with an agent that is clearly not representing them well. They have no idea that they may have missed a potential buyer because their agent failed to either answer their phone, check their email or return a phone call. This morning I had two showings, both of the homes were occupied by tenants. The sellers agent (same one for both properties) assured us that the tenants would be home and they would gladly let us in to (4 comments)
Hawaii Military and How Servicemembers Have Buying Power - 10/25/06 08:34 AM
Most servicemembers except for those most junior ranking who are unmarried are entitled to a housing allowance in Hawaii. For married servicemembers, this amount ranges from $1,355 per month for the most junior ranking un-married servicemember all the way up to $3,388+ for senior married serviemembers. This entitlement is ON TOP of the normal basic pay and allowances. When you couple this information with their eligibility for under Veterans Home Loan Program, you have a market for these fine young men and women here in Hawaii. They will not be getting their dream home by any means for that amount but the (2 comments)
Blog for military service members interested in purchasing real estate in Hawaii using their VA Loan entitlement. We are a retired military family specializing in serving all members of the armed forces, reserves, national guard and retirees. Check us out at www.davidkucic.com
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