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An Email From a Short Sale Specialist at Bank of America - 07/22/09 01:45 PM
This was amazing.....a great email this morning from a short sale specialist at one of the largest lending institutions in the country, Bank of America. Maybe it is a form letter that was sent out to thousands of other real estate agents but it did requrire a person to read my email, enter a response and click "SEND". For those of you that have done short sales in the past, you know that this is a step in the right direction. Here is the email................... "Thank you for contacting me. I have been brought in to help with your short sale and to speed (0 comments)
Get Off The Fence! - 07/17/09 01:00 PM
Are you still "sitting on the fence" and waiting to buy your piece of Hawaii Real Estate? Are you waiting for the prices to drop further? I put these charts together to illustrate what could happen if you continue to wait on the prices to drop 10% but at the same time, interest rates increase 1%. The first chart depicts purchasing a home now at an interest rate of 5% with 100% financing. With VA home loans in Hawaii for military, 100% financing is still possible. The second chart shows what will happen if you wait on prices to drop 10% from (0 comments)
Honolulu County Property Tax Increase for Year 2010 - 07/13/09 03:38 PM
Hawaii Property taxes are on the rise for the island of Oahu. The prior rate was $3.29 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The rate for 2010 is $3.42 per $1,000 of assessed value. As you search on the internet for Hawaii Property For Sale, you may run across something like this or similar to this:
A simple way to figure out the taxes is to look at the "Assessed Value Total"....in the example above, it is $700,300. Get rid of the last two zeros and substitute the comma with a decimal point so that your new figure is 700.3. Now multiply that by $3.42 which will give you the yearly Oahu (4 comments)
Hawaii Short Sale Listings Deserve Photos Too - 07/05/09 10:32 AM
If traditional real estate sales in Hawaii without photos don't get a lot of attention when viewed on the internet, what makes you think a Hawaii short sale listing will be any different? Regardless of the fact that it is a short sale, you owe it to your Seller to publish some photos of the property. It is bad enough seeing non-Hawaii Short Sale listings on the Honolulu Board of Realtors MLS that don't have any photos and I just wonder each time I see it if the Seller is aware that there are no photos. Granted, it may take a (0 comments)
Should You Buy Hawaii Real Estate (Military Buyers)? - 07/02/09 11:11 AM
As you prepare for your PCS move to Hawaii, you are probably overwhelmed with things to do. Two of the biggest headaches I remembered were Clearing CIF and dealing with transportation to get packed and moved out. Dealing with transportation means that you will need a new home to place all of your personal belongings. If you are making plans to purchase a home in Hawaii, you might want to consider some things that may save you some serious grief after your tour in Hawaii is over. Your BAH rate will probably increase when you get here unless you are coming (2 comments)
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