A Blog of the Big Island

Real Estate Agent - Aloha Coast Realty - RB-19501 (Hawaii)
Recently, I was asked a couple of questions about “packaged” homes. For those that may not be familiar with the term as its used here on the Big Island, a packaged home is one where a company has a pre-designed home, an architect ready to approve them in preparation for permits issued, as well as...
In the last few years, a  lot of gays & lesbians have discovered the Big Island and many of them have discovered that the east side of the island is rapidly becoming a "gay mecca".  We don't have circuit parties, we don't have major cruisy areas, heck -- we don't even have a gay bar.  But when it...
Hello all! I need a good real estate attorney in Birmingham for a "quiet title" action.  The few I've talked to want HUGE retainer fees upfront.  This is a relatively simple quiet title action and I don't feel like paying someone BEFORE they have actually done any work (as a real estate broker, I...
This is a reprint from my writings on this topic on my company's website (http://www.alohacoastrealty.com/wordpress/) but I thought it might have value to others.  The whole "finding the pins" method of locating property boundaries seems to be somewhat specific to Hawaii, but hey, its worth a sho...
I've actually just written an article on "fee simple" versus "leasehold" in the state of Hawaii. Rather than report the entire thing here, here's a link. Its good information on types of property ownership in Hawaii.

John Dirgo

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A lot of this is meant for consumers -- not all, of course, but much is meant to educate about the weirdness that is real estate on the Big Island