real estate: Hawaii Real Estate: Home For Sale in Ewa Beach, Hawaii - 12/15/07 04:44 AM
By: David Kucic RA, CRS, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
HOME FOR SALE IN EWA BEACH, HAWAII
                                                            
OFFERED AT $620,000
                                             Military Relocation?  This home is priced for a VA eligible buyer!
Great neighborhood!  This home is situated in the middle of wonderful homeowners that know the value of "curb appeal" and "pride of ownership".
If you are looking for a well established, FEE SIMPLE property in GREAT condition, then this may be your home.  This 2,060 SF Santa Rosa model home was built in 2003 and is in the well established Sonoma neighborhood in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.  Construction has been completed in the … (4 comments)

real estate: Trump Tower in Waikiki, Hawaii - 12/14/07 05:21 AM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (RET)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
Donald Trump wanted to build in Hawaii.  After looking into several locations, Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Hawaii was selected and construction began about a year ago.  The piece of Hawaii real estate that was selected for Trumps new Hawaii location is approximately 200 yards from the beach, at the start of the newly renovated Waikiki Beachwalk and across the street from Ft. Derusey Museum.  You cant get much closer to a perfect location than that.  AND THAT IS WHY THE UNITS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT IN 24 HOURS!
Last weekend, I took a … (4 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Schofield Barracks Hawaii Set For Another Deployment - 12/01/07 11:02 AM
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDTropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
The 25th Infantry Division, the historic Tropic Lightning Divison at Schofield Barracks will again be saying good-bye to one of their Combat Brigades.  The 2nd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Divison also known as the Stryker Brigade, will be deploying to Iraq over the next month.
The 3rd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division which includes 3-7 Field Artillery, 2-35 Infantry, 2-27 Infantry, 3-4 Cavalry, 3rd BSTB and 325 BSB just recently returned after doing a 15 month tour in Iraq.
Since the war on terror began, units from Schofield Barracks have … (5 comments)

real estate: Hawaii Real Estate/Foreclosures and Short Sales - 12/01/07 06:49 AM
1SG (Ret) Kucic Writes:  Hawaii Real Estate/Foreclosures and Short Sales
By: David Kucic RACRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFIRST SERGEANT, US ARMY (RET)TROPIC LIGHTNING REAL ESTATE, OAHU, HAWAII
Everyone wants "a good deal" for any item that they purchase whether it is a new car, a new pair of shoes and of course, a HOME.
I receive numerous inquires from people that are exploring FORECLOSURES IN HAWAII so I decided to write this post and explain a few things about our Hawaii Real Estate Market, Foreclosures, Bank Owned or REO Properties, Pre-Foreclosures and Short Sales.
First, I want to define the terms that will be used … (3 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Hawaii Real Estate Happenings: Walt Disney Resorts Coming to Hawaii - 10/04/07 12:01 PM
By: David Kucic RA, ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRIFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
For the past several years, our Mayor, Mufi Hanneman, has been talking about Kapolei, Hawaii as the "second city."  There is no doubt that his vision is transforming into reality.
There are many new businesses, government facilities, roads, restaurants and box stores such as Home Depot and Target that will call Kapolei their home.  The University of Hawaii West Oahu campus should be starting construction soon.
To add to the excitement about the expansion of the Leeward Coast, Walt Disney Resorts announced yesterday that they have purchased 21 … (13 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Selling Real Estate in Hawaii Requires Honesty - 09/06/07 06:46 PM
By:David Kucic RA, GRI, ABR, AHWD, e-PROFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
The title to my post says it all.  If you want a listing and you want to be successful with that listing, tell the seller the truth rather than giving them some crap just to get the listing.  This is not only true with Hawaii Real Estate but no matter what part of the nation you go to, you must be honest with your clients.
My Military clients demand honesty and that is all they will recieve.  They know that the truth hurts but they would much rather … (6 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Hawaii Real Estate Cannot Be Measured By Mainland USA Real Estate - 08/28/07 05:11 AM
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)

real estate: Real Estate Education Opportunities in Hawaii - 08/25/07 08:22 AM
by: David Kucic RA, ABR, GRI, AHWD, e-PROOahu, HawaiiFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)TROPIC LIGHTNING REAL ESTATE
I apologize if I was late in returning your phone calls and emails over the past 2 days but I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what I have been doing.
Growing up in the military has turned me into a sponge for more information.  I have retained this desire for more knowledge and information in my career as a real estate agent.
The Council of Residential Specialists offers a variety of courses throughout the year.  I was attending a class entitled "Wealth Building" at the … (10 comments)

 
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