5 Signs of a Bad Hawaii Real Estate Agent

Overwhelmingly, real estate agents perform their duties with acceptable, if not higher, levels of professionalism. However, it’s also not uncommon to hear stories of agents focusing too much on the dollar and not as much on the client’s true needs. Read on to discover five of the signs of a bad Hawaii real estate agent … Continued

5 Ways the Foreclosure of Your Hawaii House Will Impact You

Foreclosure occurs when, for whatever reason, agreed to payments for a mortgage loan and not being made in a timely and consistent manner. The reasons this can vary as widely as there are homeowners, from the sudden loss of life from a contributing family member, unexpected loss of income, or a myriad of other possibilities. … Continued

6 Reasons Your Hawaii House Isn’t Selling

“Why isn’t my house selling?” is something we hear often when people reach out to us about their house or condo in Hawaii. Waiting for a buyer can be stressful when you’re selling your home, especially in a hot Hawaii real estate market when you thought homes last for hours, not days. Emotionally, the constant … Continued

5 Things to do Immediately After Inheriting a House in Hawaii

Dealing with the loss of a family member or dear friend is usually a very stressful and painful time that can become even more complicated by suddenly finding yourself dealing with an inheritance – a house, condo, car, art, family heirlooms, or even a garage full of knick-knacks. It may be challenging to know where … Continued

Costs to Expect With an FSBO Listing in Hawaii

While selling your Hawaii house on your own will save you in real estate commissions or agent fees, much of the costs you will have to absorb, costs like marketing, which are otherwise generally included in the commission. These savings sometimes come at a high price for many sellers. We’ll discuss the costs you can … Continued

6 Tips to Help You Downsize Your House in Hawaii

Downsizing homes can be a daunting task. Sometimes you find yourself staring at all of your belongings you’ve accumulated over the years, wondering how you’re going to get from Point A (your current house, say a 2500 sqft home in Honolulu’s Manoa neighborhood) to Point B (the smaller house, perhaps a 1500 sqft townhouse in … Continued

How to Sell a House With Unpermitted Work in Hawaii

Let’s say you have been considering making some repair, upgrades, or any kind of alteration to your Hawaii property – either an investment or your principal residence. No matter your reason for the renovations, you want to make sure the work is properly permitted if required by the state and/or county (each island may be … Continued