real estate: Hawaii Real Estate Information and Property Management - 07/27/08 05:20 AM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii

Congratulations on buying a home in Hawaii!  I hope you have enjoyed it over the past few years while you lived in it and enjoyed the benefits of home-ownership.  BUT IT IS NOW TIME TO LEAVE.  Your tour of duty at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Hickam AFB, Pearl Harbor are complete and it is time to PCS.
You now have a HUGE choice to make.  "Should I..........."
Sell my Hawaii home? Rent my Hawaii home? Keep it and leave it vacant? … (2 comments)

real estate: Buying Hawaii Real Estate? Think Like a SELLER! - 07/18/08 07:04 PM
                      
David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWD, CDPE                                    First Sergeant, USA (Ret)RE/MAX Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Getting re-assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hickam Air Force Base, Tripler Army Medical Center, Ft. Shafter, Pearl Harbor or Marine Corps Base Kaneohe?  Are you considering purchasing Hawaii Real Estate?  If you do buy, how soon until you are going to become a SELLER?  Besides trying to get a bargain of a price,  getting the seller to pay some or all of your closing costs for you and having a comfortable mortgage payment with a great interest rate, you must think "outside the box".
Where … (3 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Interest Rate Reduction: The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act - 04/12/08 03:41 AM
By: David Kucic, RA
CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWD
First Sergeant, USA (Ret)
Tropic Lightning Real Estate
Serving our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coasties located at: Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Camp H.M. Smith, Coast Guard Station Honolulu, Barbers Point Naval Air Station and Kunia Tunnel.
For many years, those of us wearing military uniforms were protected by the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940.  It was amended, changed to "The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act" and signed into law on December 19, 2003 as public law and can be found … (17 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Living and Golfing in Ewa Beach, Hawaii By 1SG (Ret) David Kucic - 03/06/08 06:59 AM
By: David Kucic, Real Estate AgentCRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDTropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
"I recommend Ewa Beach because I live and beleive in Ewa Beach"
Each day that I wake up in my home located in Ewa Beach, Hawaii I realize that I am lucky not only to live in Ewa Beach but also because I live in Hawaii.
My family and I are firm beleivers in real estate in Ewa Beach and always introduce this growing area to all of our clients.  The majority of our clients are military and they understand value, quality and potential for future growth.  Our civilian clients … (3 comments)

real estate: Ewa Beach, Hawaii and Ft. Weaver Road Report by David Kucic (1SG, Ret) - 03/05/08 10:44 AM
By: David Kucic, Real Estate AgentCRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
VIDEO NUMBER 2 SHOT FROM THE INTERSECTION OF FT. WEAVER ROAD AND KOLOWAKA DR.
As a resident of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, I know what it is like to live here and to deal with our "terrible traffic".  I decided to go out this morning and shoot some video footage of our "terrible traffic" so you can see for yourself that it really IS NOT AS BAD AS MANY LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE.
Why are there a lot of vehicles going in and out of Ewa Beach … (4 comments)

real estate: Living In Ewa Beach by 1SG (Ret) David Kucic - 03/04/08 06:22 AM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
"WE LIVE IN EWA BEACH, HAWAII ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU AND LOVE THIS CITY.  WE COULD LIVE ANYWHERE ON THE ISLAND IF WE WANTED TO BUT WE WILL STAY IN EWA BEACH.  THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY AND HAS PLENTY OF POTENTIAL FOR THE FUTURE". (David Kucic, Hawaii Real Estate Agent, Top Producer, Ranked in the top 4% of ALL HAWAII REAL ESTATE AGENTS FOR 2005-2007, ALOHA AINA AWARD NOMINEE 2006, 2007, First Sergeant, United States Army, Retired).
The public and many residents of Oahu are very, very misinformed about life in … (4 comments)

real estate: Pearl City, Hawaii Home For Sale in Pacific Palisades Neighborhood - 03/03/08 06:18 AM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
                                                Home For Sale in Pearl City, Hawaii
                                                               $625,500
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.  Interior living space: 1,794 sf and a lot size of 7,196 sf.  Not included in these numbers is an additional 660 sf "basement" and 600 sf carport.  There is enough paved parking for at least 10 vehicles on the property. 
Not many homes come on the market in Pacific Palisades.  The neighborhood is well established and most homeowners plan on staying for a long time.
As luck would have it, I have a client that retired … (3 comments)

real estate: Hawaii Subprime Mortgage Delinquency and Comparison 3rd Quarter 2007 - 02/22/08 03:16 AM
David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Are you interested in Hawaii Real Estate but remain "sitting on the fence" until you wait a while longer to "see whats gonna happen?"
Below are the statistics that were presented the other day by Paul Brewbaker, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the Bank of Hawaii as he spoke to us at the Leeward Regional Group meeting in Hawaii on February 20th.  This is the second time I have gone to see Paul Brewbaker speak about Hawaii Real Estate trends in the past several weeks.  He … (1 comments)

real estate: Great Day in Hawaii For A Grateful Client, A Great Agent and Hawaii Golf - 02/21/08 09:40 AM
David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
I had a closing today for a client that is one of the nicest people on the planet.  We closed on her vacation/investment dream home at the Ko'olina Resort Communtiy of "Kai Lani" located in Kapolei.  The property is a fantastic ocean front condo and one of the few places on the resort where you can truly have "ocean front".  She was choked up and almost in tears when I called her this morning to let her know that the transaction recorded and now belonged to her.  She will fly in on … (8 comments)

real estate: The Great Aloha Run, Honolulu, Hawaii Feb 18, 2008 - 02/18/08 01:03 PM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate
TROPIC LIGHTNING REAL ESTATE AGENTS OF HAWAII COMPETE IN 8.15 MILE GREAT ALOHA RUN
                                                      
Each year, Honolulu Hawaii hosts the Great Aloha Run; a 8.15 mile race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium.
This year, there were 13,742 entrants in all different categories from expert runners, to young children to racers in wheelchairs.  Some of the major participants are our military comrades from Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Pearl Harbor, Hickam Air Force Base, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp H.M. Smith and several others across the island.  As … (3 comments)

real estate: Hawaii Real Estate Future: Market Condition and Prediction - 02/08/08 02:07 AM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, HawaiiMilitary Relocation Expert and VA Loan Homebuying Specialist
HAWAII REAL ESTATE MARKET PREDICTION AS OF FEBRUARY 7, 2008
Consumers always ask me what I think the future of the Hawaii Real Estate Market is.  My response never changes when I tell them that I don't know for sure and neither does anyone else.  It is just like trying to predict anything else in life only a heck of a lot more complicated.
So does anyone know what the future of the Hawaii Real Estate Market is?  No.  But.........we are pretty … (2 comments)

real estate: Ewa Beach, Hawaii Single Family Home For Sale 2,060 SF, 4br, 3ba - 01/28/08 01:29 PM
By: David Kucic, RA, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, HawaiiMilitary Relocation Expert and VA Specialist
Listed Appropriately at $640,000.  MLS#2801732
For your personal showing, contact David Kucic at (808) 218-9338 or email: david@davidkucic.com
Looking for a nice large home in a great neighborhood?  The Sonoma neighborhood in Ewa Beach, Hawaii may be just the place.  This community boasts 3 models of homes including the Alderbrook, Kenwood and the Santa Rosa.  
This listing is of the Santa Rosa model.  Listed below are some of the home and neighborhood features:
4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.  One bedroom and bathroom are … (8 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: How I Made It Into The Top 4% of Hawaii Real Estate Agents - 12/29/07 04:05 PM
By: David Kucic, RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate
This is my recipe for success: 
ITEM NUMBER 1
Start with the greatest wife on the planet.  She has been by my side for 20 years of my 22 year military career.  Prior to that time, she spent her life as a child of a career Army Infantry NCO for 19 years. Tonya and I will celebrate our 22nd anniversary in February.  She has held our family together through my 3 deployments to Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.  She has endured countless non-combat deployments where she has taken care of the house, bills, … (8 comments)

real estate: Makakilo, Hawaii: 2 BR, 2 BA Condo for Rent/The Second City of Kapolei - 12/27/07 05:53 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)

real estate: Mililani, Hawaii 2 BR Condo For Rent/Minutes from Schofield Barracks and Wheeler AAF - 12/27/07 05:33 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)

real estate: Tropic Lightning Real Estate: Oahu, Hawaii - 12/15/07 04:48 PM
By: David Kucic RA
CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWD
First Sergeant, USA (Ret)
Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii 
                                                            
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii is home to the 25th Infantry Division.  The nickname of the Divsion is the "Tropic Lightning Division."
This was the inspiration for the name Tropic Lightning Real Estate. 
The real estate agents of Tropic Lightning Real Estate are all connected to the military in one way or another. We are either retired military, active duty or a spouse.
Don't let our name fool you!  Even though our name is attached to Schofield Barracks, we work extensively with all branches of the armed forces and have clients at Hickam AFB, Pearl … (4 comments)

real estate: Hawaii 2008 Real Property Tax for Honolulu County - 12/15/07 03:22 PM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Ret)Tropic Lightning Real Estate
The 2008 Real Property Assessment Notices for Honolulu County home owners were mailed out this week. 
This information pertains only to the taxes for single family homes, condominiums and townhouses in Honolulu County, Hawaii.  Honolulu County is the entire island of Oahu.
Hawaii real estate has seen a slight decline just like the rest of the United States but at a much lower and slower rate of decline.  This bit of a decline is good news for homeowners who plan on keeping their homes rather than selling them.
For 2007, the … (2 comments)

 
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