mauizee: 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)

mauizee: 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)

mauizee: 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)

mauizee: Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers - 12/06/19 12:14 PM
Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers 
Some Highlights:
· According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32.
· With more millennials entering a homebuying phase of life, they are driving a large portion of the buyer appetite in the market, keeping buyer activity strong.
· More and more “old millennials” (ages 25-36) are realizing that homeownership is now within their grasp, and they’re actively dominating the first-time homebuyer market! 
#Millennials #BuyHome #SellHome #AmericanDream #LowRates #Invest #Realtor #LetsTalk

mauizee: 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)

mauizee: 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)

mauizee: All the single ladies (and gentleman) Increase your chances!!! - 08/30/19 08:00 PM
All the single ladies!!!! (ok, ok, ...gentleman too)Did you know that a recent survey by found that homeownership is a quality 46% of singles said makes other people more attractive. Over 60% of younger adults surveyed suggested that when there’s a potential dating match, owning a home increases a person’s attractiveness. According to Danielle Hale, chief economist at  “I think people are looking at the whole package, if you will. Especially, as a single buyer, they must have their finances pretty well in order to make homeownership happen.” While qualifying for a mortgage with one income and one credit … (0 comments)

mauizee: The luxury of the luxury! What is it on Maui? - 08/28/19 11:17 AM
Oh that stunning views and luxury beyond believe! What are the top 3 most expensive luxury homes on Maui? I know you want to dream so I've done the search! The leading home is 9 Bay Drive in Kapalua. Nestled on Hawea Point it's location unlike any other. This private 8 bedroom, 8.5 bath home with unmatched views will cost you humble $49,000,000.
From West side of Maui to the south,  Wailea/Makena are home to the second and third most expensive home in line. Very  close in price at $29,98000 with direct beach front living, high end finishes 4508 Makena Rd takes the second place … (0 comments)

mauizee: It's that kind of day... - 03/09/18 01:27 PM
Aloha Friday to you all!'s that kind of day. Even here on Maui we have a gloomy, cold(ish)days.
Not that I'm complaining but one of those days that's hard to get you going and all you want to do is binge watch tv with warm cup of coffee in your hand (hazelnut cream please).
So for all that struggle with that today just get going. I did it. Signs are up. Flyers are refilled and I am here! Where? Maui, Hawaii. One of the best (not cheapest) places to be! Waves are soft and beaches are sandy, sun is shining (just not … (1 comments)

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