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The Home Inspection

Home Inspection in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Sound Home Inspection Advice When purchasing a home one of the most important steps for a buyer is doing a complete evaluation of the property. This typically means hiring a professional home inspector. The home inspectors job is to point out any...

Can I Build A Home On Conservation Zoned Land?

BUILDING A HOME IN A CONSERVATION DISTRICT: YES OR NO? Except for land that is also in the Special Management Area (SMA)…the Conservation District is solely under State jurisdiction. The Conservation District is further divided into four main subzones: Protective, Limited, Resource, and General. In terms of uses, the...

Will you be my friend if I give you $20,000?

My friend is an agent, should I use them? Buying or selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu, are your thinking you will have to use your friend? Some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate, but experts caution...

Preparing your home to sell

Preparing your home to sell in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu? WANT TO KNOW WHICH HOME IMPROVEMENTS GIVE THE BEST PAYBACK? If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, or finishing your backyard, you probably want to get your investment back when you sell your home. But when it comes to...

How to Know If you Have Priced Your Home Too High?

Do you want to list or sell your home? If you are selling your home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu a high (wrong) price may alienate interested buyers before they even take a real look at your property. The following 10 are indicative signs of an overpriced home. Top...

Hawaii Real Estate Practices

Real Estate Practices in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Closing Costs / Payment Splits For residential transactions, buyer and seller split the escrow fees equally. The cost of the owner’s title insurance policy is split, with the seller paying 60% and the buyer 40% and the buyer paying for extended or...

Pricing your home to sell – Science or Art?

Is it a science, or art, pricing your property to sell? Do you want to just list it, or sell it? Selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu? The price to sell is a direct function of marketing. A strategic market price will complement our marketing campaign and position...

Earnest Money

What is Earnest Money and How Much Should You Require? When buying a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu Earnest Money, also known as a good faith deposit, Earnest money is a deposit paid into escrow by the buyer once the seller accepts the buyer’s offer to purchase real...

AVOID THE TOP TEN LARGEST SELLING MISTAKES!

Are you serious about selling your home? Read about these common mistakes that home sellers make before you sign anything: 1) PRICING TOO HIGH – It’s no secret that price is everything & overpricing discourages buyers than any other single factor. When you overprice, you put your home in competition with...