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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
Who is responsible to post pictures and how does one get them updated? Thank you. Owner.
Real estate professionals are the ones who post on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 26, 2015 Home Buying in Aliamanu - Salt Lakes - Foster Village
James Sikes, Both Buyer and Seller in Asheville, NC
James Sikes asked:
Quads in Hawaii Are quads pretty common in Hawaii, and if so, what is a ballpark price?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 10, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Jim Karlovsky, Real Estate Pro in 96754
Jim Karlovsky answered:
I am semi-retired and would like to get 70% financing to purchase a house. How can I do this?
70% financing is fairly available, as a general statement, depending on your income, net worth, credit history, etc. Speak directly with a lender to start the pre-qualification process ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Jim Karlovsky, Real Estate Pro in 96754
Jim Karlovsky answered:
Is it possible to purchase with a "Wrap Around Mortgage" in HI? I need to buy before I sell a rental unit, also in Hawai'i but need to know how? Thank
Yes, it is possible to obtain a wrap around mortgage as a form of seller financing, but the availability of it will depend entirely on each unique seller. Look for listings that denote ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015 Home Buying in Hawaii
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
Is it possible to purchase with a wrap-around mortgage?
You can have your agent filter MLS searches with specific criteria, such as seller financing.
It is rare these days, I would say less than 2% of all properties on the market, but that' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Buying in Kapolei
Jim Karlovsky, Real Estate Pro in 96754
Jim Karlovsky answered:
Why would a lender's appraisal come in at the exact value of sole offer if all of the comparables are double or more than double the price per?
In many instances, the appraisal value will end up being the exact amount of the sale price, or very close to it. It is the job of the appraiser to take into consideration all approach ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 4, 2015 Home Buying in 96756
Dave Brillia…, Real Estate Pro in Kapolei, HI
Dave Brilliant answered:
What are the current owners' views on the level of the monthly maintenance fee? Do they generally view these levels as acceptable?
I live in a community where the fees are considered acceptable. For the fee I pay I also get my water and private trash pickup paid for. There are still reasonable areas where maintenan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2015 Home Buying in Kapolei
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Is it true that home lenders are not currently lending on homes in Lava Zones 1, 2, and 3 on the Island of Hawaii?
Hi Dlopez101,

I just checked the guidelines for 3 different lenders and none of them will do an FHA loan on a home in Lava Zones 1 & 2. This may not apply to conventional or VA but i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Home Buying in Pahoa
Jonelle Bech…, Real Estate Pro in Waialae - Kahala, Ho...
Jonelle Bechard answered:
We're looking for an investment property in Waikiki. We will be visiting from May 18-24.
Aloha John and Janis,

If you haven't purchased a investment I wanted to share with you some ideas. Take a look at what I manage at:

www.captaincookresorts.com

Those buildings ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015 Home Buying in Waikiki
Jonelle Bech…, Real Estate Pro in Waialae - Kahala, Ho...
Jonelle Bechard answered:
Is buying a condo ( 150 K) in and around Waikiki beach, a good investment ?
Hi DJ- It depends on the building and how you would be renting. Hawaii is unique in Home Purchasing as there is leasehold land and fee simple. I have a management company as well. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015 Home Buying in Waikiki
Marianne/Jon…, Home Buyer in Pahoa, HI
Marianne/Jon Marshall answered:
Is it a seller's or buyer's market in Pahoa?
Def. a buyers market at present.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Home Buying in Pahoa
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
What Home Owner's Association governs Kolina Kai golf estates in Ko 'Olina?
Mgmt Co: Hawaiiana Mgmt Co #: 808-593-9100
Community Assn: KOCA Ko Olina Community Association Assoc Phone: 808-671-2512


Aloha,
Frank
http://www.hawaiihome.biz/tag/ko-olina/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2015 Home Buying in 96707
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I'm a new home finder and my husband and I would want to know what's the easiest way for us to start our search?!
I agree with Carol. You want to contact a lender first. If you don't know any lenders, then contact the real estate agent first. You want to narrow your price down as much as possible t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
NEED A REVERSE MORTGAGE PURCHASE IN OAHU - IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Yes, there are several good reverse mortgage companies here.
Send me a message and I'll send you two or three.


Aloha,
Frank
http://www.hawaiihome.biz/?s=honolulu
http://www.haw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2015 Home Buying in Waikiki
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
What are the monthly maintenance fees and leadhold fees for 103, 2947 Kalakaua Avenue? Thank you!
Maintenance Fee: $714.11
Fee Includes: Cable TV, Electricity, Hot Water, Other Common Expenses, Sewer, Water

Lse Until Yr: 05/21/32
Lse Rg Date: 11/30/17
Lse Exp Year: 2032
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2015 Home Buying in Diamond Head - Kapahulu - Saint Louis
Moksha Mcclu…, Real Estate Pro in Kilauea, HI
Moksha Mcclure answered:
I am inquiring about the frequency and content of emails I receive because of listings I save.
Aloha Feenix206,

I don't believe Trulia monitors this forum. Perhaps this link will help you: https://support.trulia.com/hc/en-us/articles/480292-How-do-I-unsubscribe-from-Trulia-em ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2015 Home Buying in 96746
Randybradfor…, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Randybradford6 answered:
How do we get commercial carpet cleaning professional in Sydney?
Wilburn, it seems like it might be good advice to shop around to find a company that you feel comfortable with. Being able to be on the same page as the cleaning company as they clean t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in 96782
Ritajains, Home Buyer in Tucson, AZ
Ritajains answered:
What are the pro's and con's regarding seller with VA loan? And with only a $1,000 deposit and their request to put nothing down.
VA loans are becoming increasingly attractive home financing options for military borrowers faced with tough credit and down payment requirements. These flexible loans, which come with ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in 96792
Jean Connolly, Other/Just Looking in
Jean Connolly answered:
I am looking for a local RE Professional to help me find a good residential investment in Waikiki within walking distance to the beach.
I have a residential condo within walking distance to the beach that I wish to sell. Tenants have occupied the unit for apx 5 years and would like to remain. Please call Jean at 808-292 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in Waikiki
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