maui realtor: Imagine having no housing payment! Yes you can too! - 02/17/20 05:18 PM
One of the most common reasons I hear from people that rent is that they can't "afford" to buy. Let me dive into this little deeper. Most of us live somewhere. Meaning somewhere where you get housing in exchange for your heard earned money.
Most of us are blessed with few extras in life which means you have spare money dedicated to life's fun.
Yes I'm talking about your $5-7 Starbucks coffee or $10-20 lunch at work, that sweater you already have in some version in your closet or movie that you can see in couple of months on Netflix...
 
The truth of "I can't afford it" … (0 comments)

maui realtor: Home is where the heart is... - 02/14/20 12:01 PM
Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine everyone. Time to remind you the very special kind of love that only home brings!
Not all benefits of ownership are financial...
Home brings love, safe haven, quiet space and also few of these amazing benefits:
· Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages.
Let’s get together today to determine if you’re ready to embrace the rewards of owning your own home. #home #love #HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs #Buyhome #SellHome 
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maui realtor: 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
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maui realtor: How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing Market - 02/04/20 09:31 AM
 
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maui realtor: Three First Steps in the 2020 Home- buying Journey - 02/04/20 09:15 AM
When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” This can create multiple offer scenarios and bidding wars, making it tough for buyers to land their dream homes – unless they stand out from the crowd. Here are three reasons why pre-approval should be your first step in the homebuying process.
1. Gain a Competitive Advantage
Low inventory, like we have today, means homebuyers need every advantage they can get to make a strong impression and close the deal. For one, it shows the sellers you’re serious about buying a home, … (1 comments)

maui realtor: 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 realtor: Generation by generation.... - 01/26/20 12:20 PM
Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market.
       A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, it just depends on which market.        To find the top market in our area, let’s get together. #Maui #mauihomes #MauiRealEstate #MauiRealtor #MauiRealEstateAgent #MauiCondos #MauiHomesForSale #MauiCondosForSale  
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maui realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You? - 01/16/20 11:02 AM
The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows but the lack of homes available for sale is back. 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory since January 2018. The decline in inventory stretches across all price points. The market is struggling with a large housing undersupply. 4.8 million millennials are reaching 30-years of age in 2020. The significant inventory drop…is a harbinger of the continuing imbalance expected to plague this year’s markets, as the number of homes for sale are reaching historically low levels. What does this mean … (0 comments)

maui realtor: Good day for a review or thumb-up! - 01/12/20 04:56 PM
It's rainy day which makes it perfect for TV, phone or catching up on your social media!
So you if you see this give me a review or simple thumbs up! I would so appreciate it.
You know my heart is in what I do every single day. I try to educate you, update and
be the professional that you need making this big decision! #Maui #MauiHomes #MauiLife
#Dream #Home #You #YourMauiRealEstateGuru #Lahaina
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maui realtor: It's National Cut your Energy Cost day! But how? Here are few ideas. - 01/10/20 11:23 AM
It's National Cut your Energy Cost day! :-) But how? Here are few ideas. :-) Some Highlights: · On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency. · According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to 30%. · To assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up, take a moment to check out Home Energy Yardstick to calculate your estimated … (0 comments)

maui realtor: There is a long line of buyers waiting for your house! - 01/09/20 06:22 PM
There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House!
If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that there is a high demand for single family homes in Lahaina.
 
However, a recent report by ShowingTime reveals how this year is different. Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The report explains,
 
“The nation’s 12.6% growth in home showings compared to 2018 was the most significant jump in buyer traffic during the current four-month streak of year-over-year increases. The West Region saw the greatest growth in activity, with a 23.1% jump – the … (0 comments)

maui realtor: 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 realtor: Buying Home On Maui Was a Mistake...Said no-one EVER 5 years later. - 01/06/20 12:13 PM
3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This YearOutside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.1. Buying a Home is a Great InvestmentSeveral reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold, stocks, bonds, and savings. Why? Real estate helps build equity, a form of investing for you and your family2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are LowInterest rates for a 30-year mortgage have fallen since November 2018 when they hit 4.94%. Freddie Mac … (0 comments)

maui realtor: Oh...Kapalua Bay Villas ...homes 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.
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#Kapalua #KapaluaBayVillas #MauiZee #MauiRealtor #MauiSpecialist #Maui #MauiHomes #Results #You #paradise #DreamComeTrue #LetsTalk
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maui realtor: 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020 - 12/23/19 10:33 AM
It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new
spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too.
Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them.
When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly
mistakes. Being mindful of these things and prepared for the process can help you avoid some of
the most common mishaps when selling your house.
1. Overpricing Your Home
When inventory is low, like it is in the current market, it’s common to think … (2 comments)

maui realtor: New Law for our VETERANS! Great news! - 12/19/19 12:14 PM
New Law Will Allow No-Down Payment VA Loans Over Conforming Loan Limits
 
I've got great news for your clients who are Veterans about the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which was signed into law earlier this year.
Effective January 1, 2020: qualified Veterans with full entitlement can now buy homes higher than the conforming loan limits on VA-backed Loans without any down payment.
The maximum guaranty for a Veteran with full entitlement will now be 25% of the desired loan amount.
 
From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website:
“Veterans will have greater access when using their no-down payment home loan benefit. … (1 comments)

maui realtor: Oh ...the views! Launiupoko Maui! Whales and all... - 12/09/19 05:49 PM
My drive to listing appointment today at Launiupoko! What an amazing area. If you are looking for a luxury home... let me know. Views and sunsets that bring each day to an end in grand style! Lush grounds, smashing views of whales and ocean and magnificent sunsets with Molokai backdrop... All the papayas, mangos, coconut and passion fruit you want... Live your best! Contact me for this amazing upcoming listing.
 
 #Launiupoko #Lahaina #BuyHomesOnMaui #SellHomes #Invest #Space #Lush #YourWorld #You #Me #letstalk
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maui realtor: 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)

 
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