maui real estate: 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 real estate: 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 real estate: 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 real estate: How do I do it? - 11/27/19 04:39 PM
Tips to Sell Your Home Faster
When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:
1. Make Buyers Feel at Home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors, “83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that, “One-quarter … (0 comments)

maui real estate: 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 real estate: 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 real estate: Renting vs. Buying...that is the question! - 11/16/19 02:56 PM
The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home Some Highlights:
· Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision.
· Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice is clear.
· Every market is different. Before you renew your lease, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying a home this year.
I often hear people weighing these 2 options and don't know where to start and how to calculate. These days … (2 comments)

maui real estate: We have more homeowners today than ever! - 11/12/19 10:09 AM
Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise
In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced,
“The homeownership rate of 64.8 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018 (64.4 percent), but was 0.7 percentage points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2019 (64.1 percent).”
Today there is still a lack of inventory, particularly at the entry and middle-level segments of the market, but that is not stopping buyers from making every effort to pursue homeownership. The many financial and non-financial benefits … (0 comments)

maui real estate: 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 real estate: Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice... - 10/22/19 02:07 PM
Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice... To understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you may think. In real estate today, there are essentially three different price points in the market. Each one is unique, and depending on the city, the price point in these categories will vary. Starter-Home Market: This market varies by price, and these homes are typically purchased by first-time home buyers or investors looking to flip them for a profit. A low supply like this generally increases competition, … (0 comments)

maui real estate: 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 real estate: 3 least expensive homes on Maui... yes you can be Mauian! - 10/05/19 08:05 PM
What are the least expensive homes on West Side today? Only 3 homes are under $1Mil. Lowest one starting at $769,900. Take a look! Busy season is coming. If you are thinking about buying your next home or invest it is a good time to line up your financing and understanding the financial side. Pre-approval is free and Dean Rathbun is a wonderful loan officer that can walk you through what it takes on a single phone call! It's all free! PM me to connect you! #KnowIt #prepare #Understand #InvestWell #Maui #ItPaysOff #Home #You #LetsTalk … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Home prices are up, condo prices are down... - 10/05/19 10:52 AM
Did you know that now for second year in the row the median price for single family home in Maui county reached over $800,000? This means the prices are 19.6 up compared with same month in 2018! This is our record! For condos the value slightly dipped to $496.950 a 0.6 % decrease from same month last year. Condos spiked in June to the highest mark in a decade to $522,000. The historic high for condos was $805,000 set in January 2009!  We are coming closer to busy season and will see more homes come up over the next few months. If … (1 comments)

maui real estate: 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

maui real estate: Your eyes on the prize... - 09/30/19 02:26 PM
My dear Mauians. I know few of you have your eyes on my Kahana Ridge neighborhood so thought to give you neighborhood update. There are 2 amazing listings available on the market today. One of them happens to be that beautiful very contemporary looking home at the top of the hill. Pool is hard to find in this neighborhood and this home has it. Let me know if you would like me to schedule showing or get more information! It would be a record sale for the neighborhood but home condition, style and location is certainly supporting it. Take a look … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Please, allow me to make you happy... - 09/27/19 11:52 AM
Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.
When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable.
In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered yes, while only 7% said no. The survey also revealed:
· More than 80% said they wouldn’t go back to renting
· 88% agreed that buying a home is the “best decision they have ever made”
· 79% believed owning … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Did you draw a home when you were a kid? - 09/17/19 01:51 PM
Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream
Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families.
the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says,
“Approximately 75% of non-homeowners believe homeownership is part of their American Dream, while 9 in 10 current homeowners said the same.”
Looking at the number of non-owners, you may wonder, ‘If they believe in homeownership, why haven’t they bought a home yet?’. Well, increasing home prices and low inventory can … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Don't miss the fireworks! - 09/12/19 11:28 AM
Fireworks ...for this off market opportunity! Since fireworks don't ever go off at lowest or highest points of the market... or when a great buy becomes available so I thought to do it for you! I will be there today. Stop by Kahana Manor (4310 Lower Honoapiiani Rd #202, Lahaina) Freshly remodeled, 2/2, 920 SqFt home with extra window being the corner ...quiet, ground level unit. Stop by between 9:30-2PM today. Also available by appointment so message me for photos. Happy to show any available homes to you at your convenience! #MauiHomes #MauiCondos #MauiDeals #HawaiiRealEstate #LiveParadise #paradiseExpert #LetsTalk #TimeISRight #You

maui real estate: Be the first one to know... - 09/08/19 07:59 PM
Not on the market, freshly finished. Corner unit and quiet location. This elegant 2/2 unit would have had ocean view if the mountains were not in the way...(pesky mountains, I know...) Now, we are talking about beautiful green west maui lava mountains with Kahana Ridge backdrop!!! Still just a few steps to the ocean the other direction and sandy beaches of Kahana bay...where the turtles sleep at night!  This elegant home is calling you. What is the price? Call or PM me for more info! Yes, one of those off market finds you will have to call me to know more about! #secretInventory … (1 comments)

maui real estate: Almost ready! - 09/07/19 04:04 PM
It’s almost finished! Unit #213 at Kahana Manor offers convenient 1 floor up stop on the elevator that is very soon going to be re-done together with new paint and carpet in the common areas. 1 bedroom home with spacious lanai and freshly remodeled ... everything . Finishing touches are still in progress but $295,000 will buy you this 632sqft unit across the street from the sandy beaches of Kahana. :-)vacation rentable with restaurants and convenience store located at the street level of the building! Stop by. We are one till 2 PM today and tomorrow. For more info and video @:    … (2 comments)

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