hawaii kai shortsales: 4 Tips To Consider When Dealing With Multiple Offers On Hawaii Kai Homes For Sale - 04/18/11 01:00 PM
One of the worst things that can happen during the home buying process is to finally find your dream home, only to discover that someone else is already bidding on it. When this happens, how can you win your dream house without losing your shirt in the process? In this article, we'll cover some of the more important points to winning a multiple offer property in Hawaii Kai.Tip #1 - Know Your LimitIt's tempting to increase your bid based on emotions during a bidding war. Buyers are often willing to pay more out of competitiveness, feeling that something they want is … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Five Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Buyer's Agent in Hawaii Kai Hawaii - 02/14/11 01:46 PM
A buyer's agent is a real estate agent that's representing the buyer rather than the seller. Hiring a buyer's agent can be tricky, especially when there are so many real estate agents in Hawaii Kai Hawaii. What are some questions you can ask to make sure you make the best choice? In this article, we will discuss five important questions you should ask when hiring a buyer's agent.
Question #1 How Many Deals Have You Negotiated? Perhaps the most important skill a buyer's agent should have is the ability to negotiate. The differences in skill in this area will cost you … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Top 5 Things to Consider when Looking at a House in Hawaii Kai Hawaii - 02/13/11 05:01 PM
During the home buying process when you're seeing house after house every day, the houses can sometimes seem to blend together. What exactly should you be looking for in a home? In this article, we will go over the top 5 things you should look for based on our experience with Hawaii Kai Hawaii real estate.
Factor #1 Location The most important factor in considering a home purchase is its location. You can always remodel the kitchen or improve the lighting, but the location can never be changed.
Factor #2 The View For many, the view is a key factor when … (1 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Always Work With A Real Estate Agent When Buying Real Estate - 02/11/11 07:17 AM
So many times we come across Hawaii Kai real estate buyers and discover that they are not working with a Hawaii real estate professional. When asked about it they quickly respond "Why do I need an agent? " We always respond "Why would you not use an agent?"
When you have a legal issue to deal with do you seek counsel with an attorney? If you need a surgery do you operate on yourself or do you seek a qualified surgeon? If you have a tax question to you ask a CPA? If your roof leaks do you call someone who … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Tips on Choosing the Right Hawaii Kai Hawaii Lender - 02/11/11 06:41 AM
Everyone wants to live the American dream of owning their own Hawaii Kai home, but we also want to make sure that we don't get in over our heads. With foreclosure rates going through the stratosphere you have to be careful who you are working with and what you are signing on for. Choosing a Hawaii Kai real estate lender is very important.
Finding a lender is not hard: between the internet, billboards and TV ads they are everywhere. In fact, the right lender is almost as important as the right home. So how do you choose which is the right … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Hawaii Real Estate Buyer: Think Twice Before You Buy It! - 02/10/11 02:09 PM
Often times I look back, scratch my head, and ask myself where did all my money go? Have you ever asked yourself that? Money always seems to leave as quick as it comes.... sometimes quicker. Have you ever noticed that you are probably earning more today then you did 5 years ago but are in a worst situation financially? If not, you are not the majority! It seems that we work harder to spend more. I believe this is because there is an innate desire within all of us to want to spend money. Some have learned to tame that desire … (1 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: 5 Important Things Every Hawaii Real Estate Buyer Must Know - 02/09/11 01:59 PM
1. Don't Buy If You Can't Commit For Atleast 5 Years. If you can't commit to buying and holding your Hawaii real estate home for a minimum of 5 years, then you may want to think twice about renting instead of buying. There are quite a number of costs involved in purchasing Hawaii real estate and it takes time to build equity and recover your costs. The worst position to be in is when you have to sell for a loss. Real estate in general has done quite well over long periods of time. If you are able to commit for … (2 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: First Impressions On Selling Your Hawaii Kai Hawaii Home - 02/09/11 12:08 PM
When you're ready to sell your Hawaii Kai real estate home you want to make sure that it is appealing to everyone that pulls up. After all, first impressions are important and like meeting someone, you only get one chance to make a good one. Here are a few simple rules to get their attention..
First and foremost is curb appeal. If someone doesn't like the looks out front they may not initiate looking inside. Properly mowed grass, trimmed hedges and even some freshly planted flowers will speak volumes on your behalf. An aesthetic front will show buyers that you take … (1 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Hawaii Kai Real Estate Assessed Values vs. Market Values - 02/08/11 11:46 AM
We are often times asked by our Hawaii Kai real estate clients as well as other real estate investors what the difference is between assessed value and market value. In many cases, real estate buyers often times interpret the assessed value of a Hawaii home for sale to be the market value. When both values are far apart, buyers often times get confused and feel that the seller is asking too much when in reality the seller is spot on. In fact, we have had buyers go so far as to say that if the seller isn't willing to sell their … (1 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: 5 Inexpensive Ways To Help Your Hawaii Kai Real Estate House Show Well - 02/07/11 12:27 PM
1. Get Rid Of Clutter The most important thing you can do to prepare your Hawaii Kai home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers descend on a home being prepped for market, they often whisk away as much as half the owner's furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You don't have to whittle that drastically, but take a hard look at … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: 5 Ways You Can Add Value To Your Hawaii Kai Hawaii Real Estate Home - 02/04/11 07:19 AM
We are often asked by our prospective seller clients "What can I do to increase the value of my Hawaii real estate home". This is a very important question because if you don't know the answer to that question you may end up spending a lot of money in "fixing up" your home and may not necessarily increase the value of your home one bit. It is easy to spend money. The key is to know where to spend your money so that you can receive the largest return on your investment and time. Just because you dump $50,000 into renovations … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: Hawaii Real Estate Land Tenure - Fee Simple v. Leasehold - 02/03/11 01:40 PM
One of the most frequent questions that we are asked have to do with the difference between Fee Simple and Leasehold ownership as it pertains to Hawaii Kai real estate. In Hawaii, there are two primary ways to own real estate: Fee Simple and Leasehold.
Fee Simple is the most widely understood form of land ownership. It is also the most common form of real estate ownership in Hawaii Kai Hawaii. This type of ownership is the maximum possible estate one can possess in real property. A fee simple estate is the least limited interest and the most complete and absolute … (0 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: General Explanation Of The Hawaii Kai Real Estate Short Sale Process - 02/02/11 08:57 AM
We receive a number of calls each week asking about the Hawaii Kai real estate short sale process. Since we have handled quite a number of Hawaii real estate short sales and have gained extensive experience dealing with a variety of different lenders we thought we would take the time to explain the process.
First of all, lets define what a short sale is. A short sale is when a home owner needs to sell their property for whatever reason and they do not have enough funds from the sale of the Hawaii real estate property to satisfy the outstanding liens … (1 comments)

hawaii kai shortsales: It's Tax Season! A must read for Hawaii Kai real estate investors! - 02/01/11 02:22 PM
It's everyone's favorite time of the year - Tax Season! Ok, perhaps its not the most joyous time of the year but it definitely requires our attention over the next couple of months. The name of the game when it comes to preparing and filing your annual tax returns is to be organized and to gather ALL important and relevant information. Not only will your tax accountant love you but there is also less chance of making errors and have to file an amendment down the road.
My brother and I have worked with hundreds of Hawaii Kai real estate buyers … (5 comments)

Ryan Tongg (Valcore Realty Group)

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