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Can I buy a home with 3% down?

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“I don’t have 20% to put down. Does that mean I’m out of the game?” If you’ve even thought about purchasing a home, you’re already aware of the industry standard in home-buying: 20% down for a mortgage loan. The absence of that amount of cash is enough to defer the dream of home ownership for […]

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Before and After my North Shore Remodel

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    Many people get confused when Realtor’s talk about Mariners Valley in Hawaii Kai. They say, “Do you mean Mariners Ridge????” Nope. Im talking about the valley that’s nestled between Mariners Ridge and Kamehame Ridge, Mariners Valley. It goes by a few different names, depending on what area of the valley you’re talking about….Mariners […]

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Real Estate Market Stats for Oahu 2016

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As I’m looking at the statistics that just came out from the Honolulu Board of Realtors, I’m laughing! Mainly because at the beginning of the year I actually thought that maybe the market may start to slow down in 2016 (see my article from March 2016 below in the blogs)… Boy, was I wrong! Not […]

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Interest Rates Are Up. Should I Buy?

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Buyers this past summer got a great deal on their loans, with interest rates at around 3.5%. Since then, rates have shot up from 3.5% to 4.5%. How are interest rates priced anyway? And what do rising interest rates mean for the housing market and the economy overall? Should anyone still consider buying a home right now?  […]

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Brand New High Rise proposed in Kakaako/Ala Moana area… BE THE 1ST TO KNOW!!!

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A Los Angeles based development company (Salem Partners) recently filed a sewer connection application for the “Heald College Plaza Development” block of 1470, 1488, and 1500 Kapiolani Blvd. to build a 500 unit, high rise condo-hotel building which would be just adjacent to Walgreen’s and across from Ala Moana Center. The building, once completed will […]

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Newly Listed in Mililani Mauka: $875K

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  Our sellers did a killer job on renovations to this already valuable piece of property in Mililani Mauka. Thanks in large part to their hard work, we were able to go into escrow today after just 4 days on the market!        Some of their upgrades include all new flooring throughout, a […]

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