maui homes for sale: Where is everyone going??? - 02/07/20 12:08 PM
What states are most popular to relocate to? 
Here are the top for incoming and outbound states in 2019!
· Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state.
· Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the second time since 2017, followed by Washington State.
· New York was the country’s outbound move leader in 2019, a designation it most recently held in 2014. #Relocation #Home #Move #BuyHome #SellHome #LetsTalk

maui homes for sale: Character is in demand! - 01/27/20 01:47 PM
With a high demand from first-time homebuyers and a shortage of inventory in the current market, selling your existing home this year might be your best move. Why? Because when homebuyers begin their search, they’re not all looking for new construction. Many are eager to find a little charm and character in a place to call home – possibly yours.
In fact, according to the same study, there is a significant demand for existing homes:
“In terms of the type of home these prospective home buyers are interested in, 40% are looking to buy an existing home and 19% a newly-built home. The remaining … (1 comments)

maui homes for sale: Where do I start??? - 01/24/20 09:54 AM
Where do I start??? If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Pre-approval makes your offer very attractive to seller because they know you are organized and ready and even more so to you because you have full and clear understanding of the financial side of the transaction which makes it educated and easy decision when you find the home, make the offer and feel the stress through what we call buyers remorse. Being able to go over clear numbers, costs and needs checklist will help you not miss the opportunity … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: How Buyers Can Win by Downsizing in 2020! - 01/22/20 11:21 AM
If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home.
Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at an average of 3.8% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan.
The combination of leveraging your growing equity and capitalizing on low rates could make a big difference in your housing plans this year.
How to use your home Equity:
For move-up buyers, the typical pattern for building financial stability and wealth through homeownership works this way: you buy a house and gain equity over several years of mortgage … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: Rain or Shine- Open house with fresh baked cookies all day! - 01/12/20 03:24 PM
Rain or Shine- Open house with fresh baked cookies all day! Let's Talk Real Estate!Stop by my open house at Kahana Reef today uni #108. Amazing ocean front opportunity. Earn your equity and own this vacation rental or enjoy living here on your own. Best priced 1/1. Whale watch all day... stop by and see yourself! Weather like this just calls for the fresh baked cookies. :-) So stop by to talk real estate. Short term, long term plan and or get more information on market opportunities or to start preparing to sell your home. Can't make it?
#YourMauiHomeAdvisor #MauiHomes … (5 comments)

maui homes for sale: Big Demand for Small Homes! - 01/07/20 04:25 PM
Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances.  This is not projected to change as we continue into the beginning of the year.
“We expect this downsizing trend to continue in 2020, driven by a confluence of economic and demographic trends.”
Why are smaller homes trending now?
As noted in the article, there are a few main reasons for this demand:
         “Many of today’s younger, millennial home buyers have expressed a preference for denser, more urban homes that are more walkable to shared amenities.”          “Today’s older homeowners are expressing a desire for smaller, less maintenance-heavy and more … (1 comments)

maui homes for sale: Oh...Kapalua Bay Villas that will make you long to be Mauian! - 01/05/20 11:18 PM
Amazing condos at Kapalua Bay Villas offering stunning ocean views, incredible space and ocean front location surrounded by world known Kapalua golf courses located right next to Ritz- Carlton. Whale- watch while you vacation and have the home make you money the rest of the year. Maui offers dramatic sunsets and stunning scenery all year long. Give me a call to learn more about this area and investment.
#Kapalua #KapaluaBayVillas #MauiZee #MauiRealtor #MauiSpecialist #Maui #MauiHomes #Results #You #paradise #DreamComeTrue #LetsTalk

maui homes for sale: Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? - 12/09/19 05:24 PM
Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage.
When you close on a home, a number of fees are due. They typically range from 2% to 5% of the total cost of the home, and can include title insurance, origination fees, underwriting fees, document preparation fees, and more.
For those who buy a $250,000 home, for example, that amount could be between $5,000 and $12,500 in closing fees. Keep … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home - 12/05/19 02:16 PM
Why is owning a home financially better than renting?
Here are the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership:
Homeownership is a form of forced savings Homeownership provides tax savings Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost. Buying a home is less expensive than renting  No other investment lets you live inside of it. Studies have also shown that a homeowner’s net worth is 44 x greater than that of a renter.
A family that purchased a median-priced home at the start of 2019 would build more than $37,750 in family wealth over the next five years with projected price appreciation alone.
Some … (2 comments)

maui homes for sale: National "roof over your head" day! What??? - 12/03/19 01:56 PM
It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!
Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd?
As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.”
From bungalows to cottages, and farmhouses to treehouses, today we show our appreciation and gratitude for the places we call home. Owning the roof … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: It's time to shine!!! - 11/30/19 05:01 PM
Some Highlights:
· Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.
· The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
· Inventory remains low due to high demand from buyers who are still looking for a house to buy! #Supply #Home #BuyHome #SellHome #RealEstate #LetsTalk

maui homes for sale: Do you know how to negotiate? - 11/28/19 04:31 PM
How to Negotiate Price If the House You Want Needs Work If you’ve fallen in love with a house that needs repairs or remodeling, you might be able to convince the seller to lower the price. In some cases, however, that might not be possible or financially beneficial.
Are Repairs Necessary, or Do You Just Want the House Updated?
Whether the seller will be willing to lower the price will depend, in large part, on the types of repairs or renovations needed. If the house needs a new roof or has a cracked foundation, those repairs will be necessary to make the … (1 comments)

maui homes for sale: Look back... - 11/23/19 09:46 AM
The Cost Across Time...
It's never been a better time to buy your home. Cost of money is the lowest it's been since the downturn in 209!
· With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty low!
· According to Freddie Mac, rates are projected to increase to 3.9% by this time next year.
· The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year and $7,200 over … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: How much longer do we have before next recession? - 11/21/19 11:35 AM
How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?
The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history.
The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows.
Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can this economic recovery last?
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Survey of Economists recently called for an economic slowdown (recession) in the near future. The most recent survey, however, now shows the economists are pushing that timetable back. When asked when they expect a recession to start, 42.5% of the economists in the previous survey projected between now and … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: Do you want to get an expert advice? - 11/19/19 06:14 PM
Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home
Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of owning real estate:
1. Real estate diversifies your income
“While it is certainly important to be properly diversified with your investments, it is even more important to be diversified with your income. This is because the largest financial risk for most of you is the loss of your primary source of income, which is typically in the form … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: 2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers - 11/18/19 05:18 PM
2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership.
Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles faced by first-time home buyers.
Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”
Buyers often overestimate how much they need to qualify for a home loan.
While many potential buyers still think they need to put at least 20% down for the home of their dreams, they often don’t realize how many assistance programs are available with as little as 3% down. With a … (1 comments)

maui homes for sale: Happy Veteran's day! I love working with veterans! - 11/11/19 11:58 AM
Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill. Since 1944, this law has created opportunities for those who have served our country, ranging from vocational training to home loans.
Facts About VA Home Loans:
·       Nearly 24 million home loans have been guaranteed by the Veterans Administration.
·       Nearly 82% of VA home loans are made with no down payment.
·       The VA also provides grants to help seriously disabled Veterans purchase, modify, … (0 comments)

maui homes for sale: Maui Dream...what does it take ? - 11/10/19 09:22 PM
Happy Sunday! As many of you have a day off to honor our Veterans, I thought to give you update for Kahana Ridge neighborhood homes. Today we have 4 homes listed for sale. Currently most attractively priced home is 33 Kahana Ridge Dr., which is the newest addition to the inventory list. This is 5 bedroom/3 bath home, 2,380 SqFt, listed at $821,800.
This is a bank owned property. Bank requires 10 day period for market exposure, before offers are reviewed which leaves you 5 more days to decide. If you have time and would like to tour any of these homes … (1 comments)

maui homes for sale: Knock, knock... vacation is here! - 10/08/19 04:50 PM
Oh the opportunities. We have a few new listings at Kahana Manor. Did you know that Kahana Manor is the lowest priced 2/2 condo building on the west side with vacation rental option and without the shoreline issues opening up amazing investment opportunity for YOU! Renovated or original condition homes available. PM me with any questions or your budget and I will find you the home you are looking for! #MauiHomes #MauiCondos #KahanaManor #Sunshine #Ocean #whales #Season #Invest #LetsTalk … (1 comments)

maui homes for sale: You WILL hear you WILL actually know what it means!!! - 10/04/19 03:40 PM
5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know 
Some Highlights:
·       Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.
·       From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them.
·       I am here to help you feel confident and informed from start to finish…and this infographic will help you as you go. #Learn #Understand #KnowledgeIsPower #invest #Wealth #House #Home #Root #You

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