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va loans: New VA Loan Limits Set For Hawaii in 2012 - 12/07/11 03:42 PM
The new VA Loan limits in Hawaii for 2012 have been published. These are the maximum loan amounts under the Hawaii VA Loan program. You must take into consideration that these amounts also include the VA funding fee so your actual loan amount might be less than these published figures. Honolulu County which includes the island of Oahu $695,750 Hawaii County $625,500 Kalawao County $625,500 Kauai County $625,500 Maui County $625,500 For more information on purchasing real estate in Hawaii or for more information on VA Loans in Hawaii, contact me and I will be honored to help you. David J. (0 comments)
va loans: FREE VA Home Loan and First Time Buyers Q&A - 08/16/09 10:24 AM
FREE VA HOME LOAN AND FIRST TIME BUYERS Q&A We will be hosting a FREE Question and Answer discussion for anyone interested in using their VA Home Loan Eligibility to purchase Hawaii Real Estate. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND BY CALLING (808) 218-9338. Location: Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, HawaiiDates: September 4, 9 and 18th, 2009Time: 1800-1900Given By: David Kucic, US Army Retired, RE/MAX Honolulu and Jay Oku, VA Loan Specialist with Evergreen Mortgage Company Directions to Hoakalei Country Club: Head south on Fort Weaver Road. Turn right on Keoneula Blvd. Go all the way to the end of the (5 comments)
va loans: 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)
va loans: VIDEO: Hawaii VA Loan Basics by 1SG David Kucic, USA (Retired) - 05/29/09 12:03 PM
Aloha and congratulations on your upcoming military relocation to Hawaii. Whether you will be stationed at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Pearl Harbor, Hickam AFB, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Camp H.M. Smith or Tripler Army Medical Center, all of these installations are on the island of Oahu and this information will be useful to you. This short video highlights the following topics about VA Loans in Hawaii: Who is eligible for a VA Home Loan in Hawaii How to obtain your VA Certificate of Eligibility to purchase Hawaii Real Estate A brief overview of the procedures for purchasing a home in Hawaii. (4 comments)
va loans: Loans From the VA in Hawaii - 05/24/09 10:49 AM
Do Hawaii VA Loans come from the VA? NO. These VA Loans in Hawaii come from a variety of financial institutions such as a bank or credit union. Are you on orders to: Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Pearl Harbor, Hickam AFB, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Camp H.M. Smith or Tripler Army Medical Center ? As you begin to explore VA Loans in Hawaii, you will probably start your search on the internet. Many of the websites you will visit use the letters "VA" as part of their website address. THESE SITES ARE NOT BACKED BY THE VA, THEY ARE NOT PART (4 comments)
va loans: Military Relocation Expert Joins RE/MAX Honolulu - 09/18/08 04:58 PM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real EstateOahu, Hawaii My wonderful wife of 21 years and great Hawaii Real Estate agent, has joined RE/MAX Honolulu in Kapolei, Hawaii while I remain at Tropic Lightning Real Estatein Aiea, HI at least for the foreseeable future. Tonya Kucic will continue to specialize in BUYERS REPRESENTATION and VA HOME LOAN PURCHASES for our Hawaii military families that are moving to the island of Oahu. Whether you are stationed at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hickam AFB, Pearl Harbor, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith, you can be (12 comments)
va loans: Thank You Fellow Hawaii Real Estate Agents - 08/28/08 07:32 PM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)RE/MAX HonoluluOahu, Hawaii UPDATED AS OF Dec 10th, 2008 TO RECOGNIZE ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS IN HAWAII The other day, Neal Bloom posted about the lack of professionalism in some agents.....Please shut off the lights.....leave your card.....lock the door and say good-bye . I thought about how lucky Tonya and I were lately as I read through Neals post. From January 1, 2008 to December 10, 2008, we have had the pleasure to work with some great real estate agents from Oahu, Hawaii. With the assistance, persistence and dedication of these real estate professionals, these great agents got (2 comments)
va loans: You CAN Buy a Hawaii Short Sale With a VA Loan - 07/09/08 12:43 PM
David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii The number of short sales on Oahu, Hawaii are growing each day and in some cases are a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in purchasing a piece of Hawaii real estate below market value. David Kucic's very brief description of a "short sale"....... "When the balance of the mortgage(s) owed on the house are greater than what the fair market value of what the home is currently worth". An example would be a home that was purchased for 400k in October of 2005. The balance left on (2 comments)
va loans: Hawaii Real Estate and VA Home Loans - 12/12/07 01:33 AM
Hawaii Real Estate and VA Home Loans By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii Hawaii Military Relocation Expert and VA Specialist Hawaii Real Estate can be purchased by military service members, retirees, reservists and National Guard using the VA Guaranty Home Loan. One of the first steps to take is to obtain your "Certificate of Eligibility" or COE. This can be done one of 2 ways. •1) Fill out VA Form 26-1880 and mail it along with proof of military service to: VA Loan Eligibility CenterPO Box 20729Winston-Salem, NC 27120 •2) A VA approved lender can obtain the COE (9 comments)
va loans: Sold In Ewa Beach, Hawaii: 4br, 2.5 ba, 1,927 SF Purchase Price $600,000 - 10/02/07 11:11 PM
by: David Kucic, Hawaii Home Buying and Selling Team *************EDIT****************EDIT***************EDIT****************EDIT*********** Team Kucic SOLD another one! Purchase price was $600,000. Sellers were the best clients in the world. Buyers agent was AWESOME. Great job Ikuyo! Want the most home for your money on the island of Oahu? Come to Ewa Beach!
This beautiful, one owner, single family home is located on a corner lot on one of the widest residential streets in Hawaii. No need to worry about making a 3 point turn when backing out of your driveway! The owners have kept the house in excellent condition both inside and out. All 4 of the bedrooms (2 comments)
va loans: Hawaii Real Estate: Ewa Beach Single Family Home For Sale 91-343 Kamaehu Pl. - 10/02/07 10:32 AM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii OFFERED AT $615,000 Military Relocation? This home is priced for a VA eligible buyer! If you are looking for a well established, FEE SIMPLE property in ABOVE EXCELLENT condition, then this may be your home. This large, Kenwood model home was built in 2003 and is in the well established Sonoma neighborhood in Ewa Beach. Construction has been completed in the nearby area and this development is now beginning to mature. The award winning Holomua Elementary School is approximately a 10 minute walk away. A shopping center which includes Longs Drugs, (0 comments)
va loans: Hawaii Military Real Estate Firm in the News - 09/04/07 02:08 AM
By: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii For the second time in just a few short months, Tropic Lightning Real Estate based out of Aiea, Hawaii has been featured on the Sunday edition of the largest newspaper in Hawaii, "The Star Bulletin". Our firm serves military bases on Oahu such as Schofield Barracks just outside the town of Mililani and specializes in representing Veterans that have VA Loan eligibility. The original article featured David and Tonya Kucic of Tropic Lightning Real Estate as they perfected a way to work with Soldiers deployed to Iraq (5 comments)
va loans: Hawaii Real Estate Cannot Be Measured By Mainland USA Real Estate - 08/28/07 12:11 PM
By: David Kucic RA (GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO)First Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate Hawaii is different. While we have our share of concerns here, it does not compare to what is going on in the mainland USA. One thing we have going for us here is the constant turnover of people. A big contributor to that turnover is the United States Armed Forces. There are several major military bases such as Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe and a few smaller ones such as Camp H.M. Smith, Tripler Army Medical Center, Wheeler Army Airfield and Coast Guard Station Honolulu. The (6 comments)
va loans: Hawaii Military Real Estate Agent Home Sales Figures Aug 2007 - 08/19/07 02:09 PM
By: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ONLY Ewa Beach, Hawaii is located at the southern end of the island of Oahu and just to the west of Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base. Ewa Beach is a very popular location with military homeowners due to the affordability of property and the availability of brand new or newer homes that were built within the recent past. The majority of all newer homes you find in Ewa Beach all have central air conditioning. This feature is not found in a very large (0 comments)
va loans: Hawaii VA Loan and Real Estate Information For Military Buyers/Sellers - 08/19/07 12:43 AM
By David Kucic, First Sergeant, USA (Retired)RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROTropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii Attention Hawaii Home-sellers! Attention Home-sellers! If you have not heard, the VA home loan is one of the best loans you can get in today's current market. Don't be afraid of the VA home loan. All of the horror stories you have heard in the past about the VA home loan are not true. If you are being told that you should not accept a buyer with VA loan eligibility then you need to turn around and walk the other way. Hawaii real estate is a great (24 comments)
va loans: Oahu, Hawaii and the Current Real Estate Market - 08/18/07 07:07 PM
The Real Estate Market on Oahu, Hawaii By: David Kucic (RA) GRI, ABR, e-PRO What is really going on? Why are homes staying on the market longer than usual? What happened to the real estate market that made everyone excited about purchasing a property a little over a year ago? The truth of the matter is that there are several factors that are driving our current market such as supply and demand, interest rates and loan programs available to buyers. One of the major issues right now is with "Mortgages". Of course, cash buyers won't have this problem. The lending industry has taken a real beating lately because (7 comments)
va loans: Helping Hawaii Veterans Returning Home After Iraq War - 07/13/07 01:34 PM
By: David Kucic, Hawaii Home Buying and Selling Team First Sergeant, US Army Retired "Military Spoken Here and Military Always Welcome" How many service members are going to be faces with having no place to live upon their return to Hawaii later this year? MANY! Think about it. When they deployed to Iraq in the summer of 2006, a lot of them gave up their government quarters, off post/base rentals and some sold their homes. Why would they need to keep it if they were leaving for over a year? The exact same thing happened when I returned with the 25th ID from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii after (8 comments)
va loans: Bruce Bourgault: Hawaii VA Loan Expert/Welcome to Active Rain - 06/27/07 12:57 PM
Bruce Bourgault, Hawaii VA Loan Expert: Welcome to Active Rain! Bruce is a walking talking library of information when it comes to VA loans in Hawaii. There is not much that he hasn't seen or done with the VA loan and he is always willing to help whether it is his personal client or if a realtor just has a question about the loan. He is just as dedicated to taking care of service members from all branches of the Armed Forces as he did when he himself was on active duty. He is a retired Army officer and works for American Home (4 comments)
va loans: St. Louis, Missouri Real Estate Specialist: Bob Mitchell - 05/24/07 03:39 PM
St. Louis, Missouri Real Estate Specialist: Bob Mitchell Every once in a great while, I have the pleasure to run across someone that stands out in the crowd. While I was searching for other real estate professionals that were interested in new ways to market property listings, get the best value for their clients and produce better results, I found Bob Mitchell.
Bob has a very unique company in St. Louis where he is the president and founder of "Value List Real Estate Services, Inc.". Bob's company offers both discount/full-service real estate service as well as a mortgage company. His philosophy behind (1 comments)
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