military: 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)

military: 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)

military: 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.
David J. … (0 comments)

military: 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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military: Should You Buy Hawaii Real Estate (Military Buyers)? - 07/02/09 04:11 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)

military: Military Relocation Expert Joins RE/MAX Honolulu - 09/18/08 09:58 AM
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)

military: Thank You Fellow Hawaii Real Estate Agents - 08/28/08 12:32 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)

military: You CAN Buy a Hawaii Short Sale With a VA Loan - 07/09/08 05:43 AM
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)

military: Tropic Lightning Real Estate: What a Name! - 03/06/08 04:36 PM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
          
There are small, medium and large real estate companies in Hawaii.  Some have major corporate names, some are named after individuals and some have other sorts of names.   I am sure there is good reason why companies choose their names.
The company that I selected to be associated with is Tropic Lightning Real Estate.  Our military family knows all to well that the 25th Infantry Division from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii is nicknamed "The Tropic Lightning Division" and that is the first clue of WHO WE ARE!
Tropic Lightning Real Estate … (13 comments)

military: New Listing in Kapolei (Makakilo), Hawaii Priced Extremely Aggressive to SELL - 01/28/08 02:31 AM
By: David Kucic, RA, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, HawaiiHawaii Military Relocation Expert and VA Specialist
Listing Price: $488,888.   
Are you one of those people that are interested in Hawaii Real Estate and you have been looking for "A GOOD REAL ESTATE DEAL?"  Or maybe you have been searching Hawaii Real Estate for Foreclosures or Short Sales in order to find that property that is priced below comps.  In any case, this listing could be what you are looking for.  The owner wants it SOLD ASAP and the comps have it valued between over 500k.  This home is … (8 comments)

military: Hawaii BAH Rate Change for COMMISSIONED OFFICERS From 2007-2008 - 12/12/07 06:10 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 COMMISSIONED 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 … (2 comments)

military: 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)

military: 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)

military: Hawaii Real Estate and VA Home Loans - 12/11/07 05:33 PM
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)

military: Can't Turn Down a MeMe Twice - 11/08/07 03:56 AM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDTropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Grab a cup of coffee or an ice cold soda as you will need the caffeine to stay awake.
Born in Chicago.  Grew up in Calumet City, IL.  Graduated from Thornwood High School in South Holland, IL.  I played baseball for my entire childhood, high school and on a semi-pro team (MSBL) in Colorado called the Colorado Springs Grizzlies.  We won the Colorado state championship in 1995.
I have the most awesome family that anyone could possibly be blessed to have.  We are one of those very, very unique families where EVERYONE … (21 comments)

military: Hawaii Military VA Benefits Preparation - 10/11/07 06:14 PM
Is "Sick Call" For Sissies?
By: David J. Kucic, 1SG, USA (Retired)Realtor-AssociateABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI
Hopefully this mentality is not sticking around the Army anymore. 
The days of Soldiers being told they are weak minded, malingering or worthless because they go on sick call should be in the history books.  There is no doubt that you will always have those Soldiers that use sick call as a way to escape PT, duty rosters, deployments and field exercises but that should not prevent hard-working warriors from using sick call.
Someday these Soldiers who have gone into harms way in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan … (3 comments)

military: Sold In Ewa Beach, Hawaii: 4br, 2.5 ba, 1,927 SF Purchase Price $600,000 - 10/02/07 04:11 PM
by: David Kucic, Hawaii Home Buying and Selling Team
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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)

military: Hawaii Real Estate: Ewa Beach Single Family Home For Sale 91-343 Kamaehu Pl. - 10/02/07 03:32 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)

military: A Home in Hawaii That Didn't Follow Real Estate Logic - 09/24/07 06:34 AM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
One of the first things I was told when I began my career as a Real Estate Agent in Hawaii was that the inside of a home will look like the outside of the home.  Meaning that if the outside looked bad, chances are the inside would look bad.  If it looked good on the outside, the pride of ownership should flow right into the house.
That information was not new to me.  I have been around for a while and that was something that I figured out a … (10 comments)

military: 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)

 
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