oahu neighborhoods: In and About Hawaii - Opala(Trash) on the Road - 11/05/14 09:10 AM

Those  who know me or follow me on Facebook or my blogs, know that my husband and I take a walk in Hawaii every morning.  We marvel in the beauty of Kaiwainui Marsh, Kailua Beach, Maunawili, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens and other lovely spots found in the lush Windward side of Oahu.
But for all the beauty, there are some who continue to trash our aina.  We’ve taught our children as they were growing up, by example, to always take out more than you took in (hopefully you’ll take in zero so your ratio will be 0/1+).  Towards that end we’ve been … (0 comments)

oahu neighborhoods: Hawaii Real Estate Appraised/Market Value Dips in August - 09/08/14 05:52 AM
The Honolulu Board of Realtors says that the market value of homes has dipped slightly last month (even with the pressure on prices due to low inventory) to a median of:
Single Family Home $683,500 Condominium $351,750 So what is Appraised/Market Value? It’s an objective opinion of value, but it’s not an exact science so appraisals may differ.  For buying and selling purposes, appraisals are usually based on market value—what the property could probably be sold for, given the immediate past  sales of properties similar to the subject property. Other types of value include insurance value, replacement value, and assessed value for property tax purposes. NOTE:  The amounts assessed by … (1 comments)

oahu neighborhoods: What To Do About Hawaii Leasehold Property? - 04/17/13 05:09 AM
What is Leasehold Land Tenure in Hawaii
See Part One here: http://wp.me/p4w2B4-B
Part Two:
So what does leasehold land tenure mean to you who are interested in real estate in Hawaii?
1. If the lease has less than thirty-five years remaining, you will not be able to get a conventional 30 year mortgage. In addition, there are restrictions on loans and terms depending on type and size of the unit, lease terms, and any additional landowner conditions.
2. There is no guarantee that any lease will be renegotiated nor what the new lease amount will be. Some newer leases have step up … (3 comments)

oahu neighborhoods: Don’t Let April or Your Agent Fool Ya, Part One - 04/01/13 10:18 AM
Our Sunday newspaper has articles and excerpts from the Wall Street Journal.  One of those is an article on the 10 things a “blank” won’t tell you; fill in financial planner, resort, Disney, bank, etc.  So I thought I’d let you in on the ten things your Hawaii Realtor® or Real Estate Agent won’t tell you.  Follow us this week as we look at them in depth at http://kate.hawaiirealestateonline.com.  Part One:
1.Since the advent of the Internet, as we commoners know it, the largest advantage a Realtor® has is information.  
Past sold data, faster data on new listings, listing data … (0 comments)

 
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