Buying a home

Aug. 31, 2021

Tips for Buying Your Oahu Dream Home

 

Botanical garden settings, panoramic views, and miles of beaches make Oahu a sought-after location for a dream home. Outdoor and water enthusiasts will find much to suit their lifestyles in wilderness parks and warm water beaches. If you’re longing for the nature-inspired serenity afforded by some of the most ...

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July 30, 2021

Discover the Perfect Time for Buying a Vacation Home

Are you interested in purchasing a vacation home? Are you wondering what you should know before you take the plunge?

Whether it’s across the country or across the road, buying a second home can be appealing for a variety of reasons. You may be looking to make a sound investment ...

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March 5, 2021

Get to Know the Neighborhood After Settling Into Your New Home

It’s finally done, you've made the big move, you're done getting settled into your new home! Every box is unpacked, everything’s in its place (took long enough, right?) — it’s all smooth sailing from here. Congrats! Now you might even have time now to branch out, take a ...

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Nov. 1, 2020

Low Home Inventory: Why It's Important to Have a Well-Connected Real Estate Agent

Mortgage rates are at new record-lows; in fact, they've fallen below 3% for the first time in 50 years. If you're looking to buy, sell, or invest, the time is now — but where do you begin?

Do you often think to yourself, “Boy, I sure have a ...

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Sept. 8, 2020

What Is a Smart Home and Why Should You Want One?

When people think about the latest gadgets, smartphones, laptops, or gaming consoles come to mind. One of the newer advances in technology is with smart homes.

What is a smart home? These homes are able to work more for you and assist you although they are not quite popular yet ...

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Aug. 24, 2020

Mortgage Rates Are at a Record Low

 

 

The average rate on 30-year home loans has dropped below 3%, which is the lowest it's ever been since the rates were first tracked in 1971

Many analysts predicted the COVID-19 pandemic would decimate the housing market, but the opposite has happened. Mortgage applications are trending upwards ...

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Dec. 20, 2019

Hidden Costs of Luxury Real Estate

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Oahu Luxury Real Estate

Oahu luxury real estate is impressive, extravagant, and, of course, expensive. That should come as no surprise; it’s right there in the name! Luxury is defined as “conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.” But even ...

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Nov. 11, 2019

OK Millennials! The New Generation of Homebuyers

 

As the largest adult population group in the US, millennials wield $1.4 trillion in purchasing power, and more of them are aging and earning their way into the real estate market.

 

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If you explored Twitter recently, you’d get the feeling that inter-generational squabbling has reached new ...

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Oct. 31, 2019

Buying Oahu Real Estate: Which Loan is Right for You?

 

Interest rates are low, low, low, and that means it’s a great time to be a home buyer! While median home prices haven’t dropped much nationwide, the costs you save with a low rate over the course of your loan more than make up for any monthly market swings ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

The Importance of Interest or: How I Learned to Love the Fed

 

 

 

The year is 1984, and despite Orwellian predictions to the contrary, nothing seems to be going poorly at all as you amble down your tree-lined street. A neighbor cheerfully hollers across the road, but with Purple Rain cranking through your Walkman, you can’t quite make out what ...

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