Buying a Home

Jan. 25, 2021

Moving to Hawaii in 2021 | Do you stay or do you go?

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If you grow up in the midwest you know that the being in the middle of anything, is still the middle of nowhere. Sure, the cost of living is some of the best in the nation but the summers are the hottest of hot, and the winters are cold for ...

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June 29, 2020

Koa Ridge to start home sales July 2020

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The effects of COVID-19 on the Hawaii Real Estate market back in March pointed to a grim future as the virus started to sink its teeth in earlier this year. Oahu home sales dipped significantly, would-be sellers sat on the sidelines in fear of the exposing their homes to strangers ...

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May 28, 2020

Moving to Kaneohe? The Ultimate Guide to Kaneohe Real Estate, Lifestyle, Restaurants, & Rentals

Kaneohe, Hawaii

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In the past, Hawaiian chiefs and kings made Kaneohe their home and used the land for traditional farming and fishponds. Later, much of the area was historically owned by the Castle family and used for a cattle ranch and sugar plantation. As the agricultural land uses waned and ...

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May 23, 2020

Cost of living in Hawaii in 2020 | The Ultimate Guide to the Price of Paradise

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There are few places in the world that share quite the same brand recognition as Hawaii does except for maybe New York City, London, Paris, Los Angeles, and other iconic destinations made popular by historic culture or Hollywood. I think it's safe to argue that if "Name The Top ...

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May 18, 2020

Moving to Kailua? The Ultimate Guide to Living in Kailua, Restaurants, Real Estate & Rentals in 2020

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Kailua, Oahu

Kailua is one of the state's premier "Lifestyle" communities in the sense that where the home is matters far more residents than what the home is. Spanning roughly 2.5 miles of powdery white sand beaches on one side and the lush green slopes of the Ko'olau ...

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April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Effects on the Oahu, Hawaii Real Estate Market in 2020

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As I write this, we are without question in the thick of the greatest public health threat to the modern world. A moment in time that will see 2020 go down in infamy and to what extent is still unknown. What feels like every hour of every day brings a ...

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Feb. 21, 2020

Koa Ridge Hints at First Home Site Location on Kamehameha Highway

The Koa Ridge Oahu 2020 Update

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The public has been on pins and needles waiting for the long awaited commencement of Koa Ridge home sales, and it's no secret that the project has been plagued with delays. I was cautiously optimistic about the "Late 2019" estimated sales launch date ...

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Oct. 17, 2019

Ililani Condo Project Breaks Ground in Kakaako

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The groundbreaking of Ililani condos comes on the heels of the project's Affordable Housing sales campaign, and marks the genesis of the Ililani's Market Priced unit release. The Affordable Housing sales campaign saw over 560 applicants vying for the opportunity to purchase one of the building's 165 ...

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Sept. 21, 2019

Honolulu VA Loan Limits: Are They Really Going Away in 2020?

The Impact of Bill HR 299 on VA Loan Limits & Funding Fees in Hawaii

It's no secret that Hawaii has one of the highest costs of living in the nation and for Oahu residents, this is due largely in part to the island's staggering home prices. A ...

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June 21, 2019

Hawaii VA Loan: Can I Use it to Purchase New Homes on Oahu?

The answer is, it depends. Allow us to explain.

As new homes on Oahu continue to emerge in communities like Ewa Beach, Kakaako, and Midtown Ala Moana, many prospective home buyers are faced with a level of confusion as to what financing options are available to them when purchasing a new ...

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