mililani: 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)

mililani: Exclusive Mililani Mauka Townhome For Sale in Hampton Court - 03/31/09 07:12 PM
The new home construction has been completed in Mililani Mauka.  Your only choice is to look in a different city or to find yourself a quality built re-sale property.  If you select the latter then this is a home you should not pass up.  Located in Central Oahu and within short commuting distance to Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Pearl Harbor, Hickam AFB, Camp H.M. Smith and Tripler Army Medical Center
This rarely available executive townhome for sale in Mililani, Hawaii.  The property is in excellent condition and has been well maintained by the owners.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor unit also has a 1 car … (0 comments)

mililani: Hawaii Short Sales and Effect on Your Credit - 03/11/09 05:49 AM
How badly will a short sale in Hawaii hurt your credit score?  This is one of the first questions that my Sellers ask me when I counsel them on the sale of their home. 
I assisted one of my sellers from Mililani, Hawaii several months ago on the sale of their VA Short Sale Home and now they are purchasing a short sale in the mainland.  Funny how things happen sometimes! 
When they visited their lender in the mainland to get preapproved for a mortgage, they were pleased to find out that their credit score was 709 even after the short sale in Hawaii.  Prior to … (7 comments)

mililani: Thank You Fellow Hawaii Real Estate Agents - 08/12/08 03:16 AM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real EstateOahu, 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 August 12, 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 the job done.  I am proud to say … (6 comments)

mililani: 3 Br, 2 Full Bathroom Condo For Rent in Mililani, Hawaii/Minutes to Schofield Barracks - 12/27/07 05:48 AM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDTropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, HawaiiMilitary Relocation Experts and VA Specialists
Your Hawaii Military Relocation Team continues to take care of Soldiers and their families as we have always done.
With the recent departure of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker Brigade) of the 25th ID to Iraq, many Soldiers and other servicemembers have properties that are available for rent.  Since they know the true value of purchasing real estate in Hawaii is to hold onto it long term, they have decided to use their properties as rentals.
If you are interested in a showing or would … (0 comments)

mililani: Hawaii BAH Rate Change for WARRANT OFFICERS From 2007-2008 - 12/12/07 05:42 AM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Changes from 2007 to 2008 on Honolulu County Hawaii Military BAH rates for WARRANT OFFICERS.
The following chart shows the increase or decrease in the BAH rates between 2007 and 2008.
This chart is for Honolulu County only which is the entire island of Oahu.  This will cover all military bases to include:  Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith, Hickam Air Force Base, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Pearl Harbor, Coast Guard Station Honolulu, Naval Operations Kunia.  This will also cover some of … (0 comments)

mililani: Hawaii BAH Rate Change ENLISTED SOLDIERS from 2007 to 2008 - 12/12/07 05:24 AM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Changes from 2007 to 2008 on Honolulu County Hawaii Military BAH rates for ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS.
The following chart shows the increase or decrease in the Hawaii BAH rates between 2007 and 2008.
This chart is for Honolulu County only which is the entire island of Oahu.  This will cover all military bases to include:  Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith, Hickam Air Force Base, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Pearl Harbor, Coast Guard Station Honolulu, Naval Operations Kunia.  This will also cover … (5 comments)

mililani: Honolulu County Hawaii 2008 Military BAH Rates - 12/12/07 04:55 AM
By: David Kucic RA
CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWD
First Sergeant, USA (Ret)
Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
                                                                
Below you will find the 2008 Hawaii Military BAH rates.  These rates are for Honolulu County only which is the entire island of Oahu.  This will cover all military bases to include:  Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith, Hickam Air Force Base, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Pearl Harbor, Coast Guard Station Honolulu, Naval Operations Kunia.  This will also cover some of the major cities on Oahu, Hawaii to include:  Honolulu, Mililani, Waipahu, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Wahiawa, Pearl City, Aiea, … (2 comments)

mililani: Flipping A Property in Hawaii is STILL an Option - 12/07/07 02:11 PM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDTropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Just when you have been told that flipping houses is no longer possible, along come some great opportunities with Hawaii real estate. 
My Buyer just closed on a condo in Mililani, Hawaii.  Purchase price was 290k.  The previous owners tried to sell for 350k but due to the declining market it did not sell.  It subsequently went through foreclosure and eventually was listed again for sale as a REO or Real Estate Owned (the bank owns it).
As with most foreclosures, the condition of the home was pretty bad.  The carpet needed to … (4 comments)

mililani: Hawaii Real Estate Agent Elected Junior Vice Commander of DAV - 09/22/07 07:42 AM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
In addition to posting Hawaii Real Estate information on my blog, I will also begin to include additional information for Military Veterans in Hawaii.
I am honored to have been elected as the Junior Vice Commander of the Wahiawa/Mililani Disabled American Veterans in Hawaii.   I am personally a Disabled American Veteran and a lifetime member of the association.
As a Hawaii Real Estate Agent serving the Hawaii Military community, it brings me a lot of pleasure knowing I can also provide you with information on your benefits as … (8 comments)

mililani: Hawaii Military Can Purchase Real Estate If You Know The Facts - 09/18/07 03:43 PM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
A few months back, I posted a blog about How TLA works at Schfofield Barracks, Hawaii.  That blog gives some pretty specific points about TLA in Hawaii but I did not touch on an important subject that I want to address now.
The housing on Schofield Barracks, just outside the town of Mililani, is "Privatized".  This means that there is a civilian company that has signed a contract with the Army to manage and maintain the Soldier housing at Schofield Barracks.  The name of the company is Actus Lend Lease.  … (4 comments)

mililani: Military Relocation to Hawaii (the hard way) - 09/08/07 07:57 PM
Directions On How To Get Home to Hawaii From Iraq
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Simple directions:  Drive towards Baghdad and then head south.  When you get to Kuwait turn right and keep heading west until you see a sign that says "Welcome to Hawaii".  Approximate mileage: 8,406
The troops from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on the outskirts of Mililani, Hawaii are soon on their way home after a 15 month deployment to Iraq.  The Soldiers and their family members that are waiting for them could not be happier.
DO YOU THINK THESE GUYS ARE … (8 comments)

mililani: Ramblings of a Hawaii Real Estate Agent: The Dream of Coming to America - 09/06/07 05:06 AM
By: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
On my last Military tour of duty to Iraq from Jan 2004-Feb 2005, I deployed with 2-11 Field Artillery Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii outside the city of Mililani.  I was stationed near the Iraq/Iran border in a city called Sulaymaniya.
This area of Iraq is inhabited almost exclusively by Iraqi Kurds.  If you dont know anything about the Kurds, they are the people that were attacked with poison gas in the Iraqi town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein.  It is estimated that 5,000 people were killed during that … (8 comments)

mililani: Hawaii Military Real Estate Firm in the News - 09/03/07 07:08 PM
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)

mililani: Military Life in Hawaii as Seen From a Real Estate Agents Eyes - 09/03/07 05:42 PM
By: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
And so the cycle of deployments continues for our military troops stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii just outside the towns of Mililani and Wahiawa on the island of Oahu.
The brave men and women of the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks are about to return home to their families back in Hawaii, mainland USA or wherever else they may be.  They were originally deployed to Iraq and were due to return home after 12 months which would have put them back in Hawaii around Jun … (6 comments)

mililani: Hawaii Military Real Estate Agents Featured in Sunday Edition of Major Hawaii Newspaper - 08/22/07 04:13 PM
by: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD,e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii 
We were fortunate to have one of our major newspapers, The Star Bulletin, in Hawaii contact us a month or so ago for a story about local Hawaii Real Estate Agents that were using technology to assist the deployed military men and women of the Armed Forces in their desire to purchase real estate in Hawaii.  Our
The fact that we are a RETIRED MILITARY FAMILY and have been in the shoes of the Soldiers and their spouses made us the number one choice in Hawaii for this story. Several of our clients that are from Mililani, Hawaii were … (16 comments)

mililani: Mililani, Oahu Hawaii Real Estate Statistics August 2007 - 08/19/07 08:08 AM
By: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Mililani Area and Mililani Mauka have several condominium communites.  Some are located in Launani Valley but are still in the city of Mililani.  The average size of a condominium is similar to many other areas of the island.  An average amount of square footage is 700-850 interior square feet with 2 bedrooms, 1 or 2 bathrooms and 2 parking.  Some of the condos do come with only 1 parking stall.
These condominiums are a favorite place for military members stationed at Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield … (2 comments)

mililani: Home Sales Figures for Mililani and Mililani Mauka August 2007 - 08/19/07 07:49 AM
By: David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ONLY
Mililani Mauka and Mililani town are located in an area referred to as Central Oahu for the obvious reason that it is in the center of the island.
The word Mauka means that it is located toward the mountains.  When someone refers to an area of the island that is "mauka" of something, they are referring to the mountain side or inland.  The word Makai means towards the sea.  Mililani Mauka is located at an elevation of approximately 700-1,000 feet above sea level and Mililani … (0 comments)

mililani: Two Bedroom Condo for Sale in Mililani, Hawaii Minutes to Schofield Barracks - 08/02/07 08:09 PM
By: David Kucic, First Sergeant, USA (Ret)Hawaii Home Buying and Selling Team
Are you looking for a condo in Mililani within minutes to Schofield Barracks?  This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 ASSIGNED, COVERED PARKING STALLS, ground floor condo in Northbrook-Melemanu is a great choice.  Located close to the H-2 Highway and within close proximity to several shopping centers.
 Newer kithcen cabinets and ceramic tile flooring.  A great place for the cook to prepare some gourmet meals.  Oh, your're not a cook?  You could always heat something up in the oven or microwave!
The sellers just recently installed the wood laminate flooring.  Between the ceramic tile … (2 comments)

mililani: Hawaii Military Buyers and How TLA Works at Schofield Barracks - 07/28/07 07:00 PM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Are you in the Military and on orders for Schofield Barracks, Hawaii or Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii?  Both of these installations are just outside the town of Mililani, Hawaii.  Are you thinking about buying a home when you arrive on the island?  Are you thinking about renting a home off post when you arrive?
Don't get caught in a Catch 22 when you arrive.
First of all, you are authorized Temporary Lodging Allowance or "TLA" upon your arrival as long as you fit one of the categories (accompanied married, single and not … (9 comments)

 
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