hawaii: Using a Hawaii VA Loan to Pay Off Consumer Debt - 12/21/11 05:39 AM
You know that you can use funds from a Hawaii VA Loan to pay off consumer debt, student loans and/or credit cards.  It is not a secret but many Military Veteran Home Buyers in Hawaii don't know how to benefit from this and many Buyers Agents in Hawaii don't know how to write the specific terminology in the contract in order for you to benefit from this.
You can receive a credit from a Seller of a house in Hawaii or a credit from a developer of a new construction home in Hawaii and use it to pay off your credit cards or other consumer debt.   This can only be done with a … (2 comments)

hawaii: 2012 Military BAH Rates For Honolulu County - 12/19/11 03:44 AM
The 2012 Military BAH Rates for Honolulu County are now published and approved.  For most ranks, the amount of Hawaii Housing Allowance decreased from the rates of 2011.  Here are the ranks, amount of increase (+) or decrease (-) and the difference between 2012 and 2011.
These rates apply to servicemembers stationed at Schofield Barracks, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Barbers Point, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith and Wheeler Army Airfield.
For more information on Military BAH rates in Hawaii, Oahu Real Estate and VA Loans in Hawaii, contact Hawaii Military Realty, Inc., your Hawaii Military Relocation … (0 comments)

hawaii: Oahu, Hawaii Annual Real Estate Realtor Awards - 12/13/11 05:56 AM
The Oahu, Hawaii annual real estate REALTOR awards, "Aloha Aina Awards" were presented at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki on Dec 9, 2011.  For the 3rd time in 4 years, David Kucic of Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. has been awarded this prestigious honor.  He also received it in 2008 and 2010.  Congratulations to all of the winners.
Home REALTOR® Information Property Information Home Services About HBR Members REALTOR® Directory Office Directory What is a REALTOR®? Why use a REALTOR®? Agent Web Pages Open Houses Properties for Sale Properties for Rent Current Mortgage Rates Consumer Information Housing Market Statistics Oahu Historical Sales Data … (0 comments)

hawaii: New Dog Park in Ewa Beach, Hawaii - 12/09/11 04:31 AM
There is a new dog park in Ewa Beach, Hawaii thanks to Gentry Homes and the Ewa by Gentry Community Association.
The park is called "Hoalauna Park" and it is located on Keaunui Drive between Ft. Weaver Road and Iriquois Point Road.
At the current time, the park features the following:
1.  Two separate dog parks. One for small dogs and one for large dogs.
2.  Two sets of playground equipment for small children and for slightly older children. 
3.  "Par Course" equipment or exercise equipment.  You can do your sit ups, dips, pull ups and whatever else you can manage … (1 comments)

hawaii: New VA Loan Limits Set For Hawaii in 2012 - 12/07/11 07:42 AM
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.
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hawaii: Ewa Beach Single Family Home For Sale and NOT a Short Sale - 02/07/10 12:57 PM
Team Kucic is proud to announce another new listing.  This single family home is located in Ewa Beach, Hawaii in the Prescott subdivision of Ewa by Gentry.  Within walking distance to Foodland Grocery Store, Longs Drugs, Starbucks, Subway, Blockbuster and several other stores.  Located in the Holomua Elementary School district.
With many short sales in Ewa Beach, this non short sale property is ready to go under contract now!
Ewa by Gentry homes are approved for VA Loan Buyers in Hawaii so if you are a military veteran and relocating to Hawaii (Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Pearl Harbor, Hickam AFB, … (0 comments)

hawaii: Honolulu Foreclosures: Is it really that bad? - 01/29/10 07:17 AM
CNN Money is reporting that FORECLOSURES ARE ON THE RISE IN HONOLULU.  While I agree that foreclosure filings are on the rise, I think that the actual number of homes that actually make it into foreclosure are much less than the amount of filings.
Home owners are doing either a modification of their mortgage, selling their home as a Hawaii Short Sale or opting for a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
For more information on Hawaii Real Estate and Hawaii Short Sales, visit us on the web at www.davidkucic.com
 
 
 
 
 
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hawaii: Ewa Beach Real Estate - 01/25/10 02:54 AM

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hawaii: Disney Vacations Club at Koolina Resort, Oahu, Hawaii - 12/04/09 12:01 AM
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hawaii: Don't Hate Your House - 12/01/09 02:46 AM
Even though you may have purchased your home when the values were higher, don't let the declining prices cause you to hate your house.  You bought it for a reason whether it was for retirement, a place to raise your family, an investment or a vacation home.
In our lives, we have all had the feeling that maybe we overpaid for something or another.  Maybe it was a new car.  You bought it and then a few months later, you see that the dealer is now offering a rebate or a lower interest rate.  That didn't cause you to hate your … (3 comments)

hawaii: Ewa Beach and Mililani Area Short Sales and Lender Sales - 11/27/09 08:25 AM
The Mililani and Ewa Beach areas of Oahu, Hawaii have their fair share of Short Sales and Lender Sales. 
EWA BEACH, KAPOLEI AND KOOLINA TOWNHOMES AND CONDOMINIUMS 
As of Nov 27, 2009, there are 92 townhomes/condominiums for sale in Ewa Beach and Kapolei, Hawaii.  This includes the Koolina Resort area as well.  Of those 92 active townhomes and condomiums for sale, approximately 55 of them are short sales or lender sales or almost 60%. 
EWA BEACH, KAPOLEI AND KOOLINA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
Also in Ewa Beach, Hawaii and Kapolei, Hawaii, there are currently 141 single family homes for sale.  Of those 141 … (0 comments)

hawaii: GREAT Hawaii Real Estate Agents! - 11/27/09 04:35 AM
From January 1, 2009 through Nov 27, 2009, Tonya and I have had the pleasure to close Hawaii Real Estate transactions with some super real estate agents from Oahu, Hawaii.  With the assistance, persistence and dedication of these real estate professionals, they got the job done.  I am proud to say that I am associated with them in the Hawaii Real Estate industry and look forward to working with them again.
THANKS FOR BRINGING WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS TO OUR LISTINGS AND THANKS FOR WORKING WITH YOUR SELLERS TO GET OUR BUYERS OFFERS ACCEPTED.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE!
If … (2 comments)

hawaii: Ewa Beach and Oahu Real Estate ON FIRE!!! - 11/26/09 04:13 AM
Ewa Beach and Oahu Real Estate are on FIRE!  A few weeks ago, I stood in line at 3:30 am, to try reserving a house for my clients to purchase.  The home sales office didn't open until 10:00 am.  This just happened in October 2009.....not 2005 or 2006.   Hawaii real estate is still very much sought after and our sales on Oahu are still strong.  When I arrived at 3:30 am, there were already 8 other people in line.  Some of these people had been there for the whole night.  My clients ended up arriving a few hours later, waited in line un
Ewa Beach, Hawaii has some of the newest, most affordable … (0 comments)

hawaii: Ko Olina Resort Sales Statistics - 11/25/09 08:27 AM
Sales at Ko olina Resort in Kapolei, Hawaii continue to be slow.  Many of the properties that are listed for sale are either a short sale or lender sale.
For the past 6-8 months ending on Nov 25, 2009, the following charts show the statistics for the following neighborhoods:
Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates Single family homes.  These are the only single family homes on the resort and are located within a gated community.  The single family homes provide the perimeter of the neighborhood while the townhomes are on the interior. Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates Townhomes.  These are the townhomes located within the center of … (0 comments)

hawaii: Ewa by Gentry in Ewa Beach, Hawaii - 11/22/09 06:49 AM
Ewa by Gentry real estate statistics for the past 6 to 9 months can be found below for the following Ewa Beach neighborhoods in which you will find homes built by Gentry Homes. 
Ewa Beach, Hawaii continues to be the most desireable area on the island of Oahu for people looking for a good quality, affordable, newer home in a great neighborhood with new amenities being built.
With its convenient location just a few miles away from the second city of Oahu, Kapolei, Ewa Beach is located in a prime area of the island and should be on the top of your list as you … (2 comments)

hawaii: Video: Flying Out of Honolulu International Airport - 11/13/09 08:51 PM
Flying out of Honolulu International Airport heading east.

 
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hawaii: Ewa Beach Hawaii and Fort Weaver Road - 10/05/09 08:36 AM
Fort Weaver Road traffic in and out of Ewa Beach is moving along extremely well as of October 5, 2009.  Motorists are no longer complaining about the road.  Sometimes, as the construction crews continue with their work, they might have to close down one or two lanes but they are doing that during the middle of the day and not in the morning or evening when traffic is the heaviest.  This is a small sacrifice to make to finally have a wider road.
The addition of the third lane is about 80 percent complete from Kolowaka Drive going Ewa Beach bound and from Geiger Road going towards … (1 comments)

hawaii: FREE VA Home Loan and First Time Buyers Q&A - 08/16/09 03:24 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)

hawaii: Get Off The Fence! - 07/17/09 06:00 AM
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)

hawaii: Honolulu County Property Tax Increase for Year 2010 - 07/13/09 08:38 AM
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)

 
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