Trends

April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Understanding Mortgage Rates and Opportunities

 

As we battle both a healthcare crisis and an economic crisis due to COVID-19, it can be hard to keep up with topics that might otherwise be important to you like mortgage rates and opportunities in the Oahu housing market.

 

When you do find time to consume the ...

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March 10, 2020

Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Low

 

Last week, mortgage rates hit an all-time low. Maybe you’ve heard, it’s - big - news. On March 5th, 2020, the national average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage clocked in at 3.29%. That’s the lowest recorded rate in the almost 50 years since Freddie Mac began keeping track ...

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Feb. 7, 2020

Five Oahu Luxury Home Upgrades for 2020

 

Whether you’re looking to buy your dream Oahu luxury home, spruce up your Oahu home for sale, or just browse what’s happening in Oahu luxury real estate, the new year brings some interesting trends in both form and function.

 

Some Oahu luxury homes feature out-of-this-world amenities like a ...

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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. 3, 2019

Three Nasty Surprises During Home Renovations

 

If you’ve remodeled or renovated a home (or seen it happen on TV), then you’re likely well aware that surprises are to be expected. While a home inspection at the time of sale should catch the obvious issues, some problems may fester deep within your walls or simply pop ...

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Aug. 26, 2019

Some of the Most Unique Homes in America

 

Have you ever walked through an open house or a showing and seen a uniquely odd, custom feature to a home that made you scratch your head? Although the homes we list are some of the most beautiful properties we’ve ever seen, we have still seen our fair share ...

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July 1, 2019

A Tour of Some of the Most Beautiful Presidential Homes

 

With the July 4th holiday marking America’s 244th birthday this week, we thought it’d be interesting to take a look back at some of the beautiful old homes once lived in by some of our founding fathers. It’s fascinating to see how real estate trends have changed over the ...

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June 17, 2019

The Best Bold Kitchen Trends for Your Kailua Home

 

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where traditionally families come together to cook and eat the majority of their meals. Now, due to the recent trend of open concept style homes, it has become one of the focal points of the home and ...

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March 26, 2019

How to Quickly Spruce up Your Oahu Home

 

 

Putting your home for sale in Oahu and want to stage your home to sell quickly? Or just looking to spruce up your Maui home a bit? There are lots of things you can do to a space to liven it up — buy new furniture, add some ...

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