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Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
What was the first year that Homes were built in Makiki?
Good question. I think you need a historian for this one.
http://hawaiiwomensfoundation.com/House_History.html
http://www.hawaiianencyclopedia.com/timeline-of-honolulus-historic.asp
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu
Sandra Albre…, Real Estate Pro in Kihei HI 96753, HI
Sandra Albrecht answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
READ the whole lease before signing it. If you are a first time renter in the State of Hawaii, make sure to read all the fine print. I know it is a lot of reading, but it will give yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Big Rock Inv…,  in Honolulu, HI
Big Rock Investments answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
The average short sale, when handled by a professional who knows what they're doing, is typically 4 to 6 months. Of course, they can take much longer depending on the surrounding s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Honolulu
Bill Parecki, Real Estate Pro in Hilo, HI
Bill Parecki answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
The best information that I can give you is to find an experienced, knowledgeable and successful agent in the area that you are looking to buy a home in. As a buyer it does not cost y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Honolulu
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I've visited Honolulu 2 winters in a row now and have noticed the same empty house. It has no address on it. How to find out the owner (bank?)
The public tax records may indicate that. And the tax records won't be based on address, but rather lot and square number (or perhaps another method of categorization--I don't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 30, 2012 Home Buying in Waialae - Kahala
Kimo Smigiel…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Kimo Smigielski answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
The short answer? Anything is negotiable during contract negotiations. A blanket closing cost credit for X dollars could be requested or specific costs could be negotiated to have the S ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Home Buying in Honolulu
David M Nash, Real Estate Pro in honolulu, HI
David M Nash answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Aloha,
I have a whole video series that helps sellers know what to do prior to selling a home.
www.HawaiiRealEstateVlog.com

Here is one in particular that answers your questions.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Home Selling in Honolulu
Monique Ting, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Monique Ting answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
First-time home buyers might not be aware of all of the closing costs, that can add up to a sizable sum. They also have to be prepared to pay upfront for the property inspection which ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 28, 2012 Home Buying in Honolulu
Joni Shirais…, Real Estate Pro in Waialua, HI
Joni Shiraishi answered:
I'm attempting to attach listing for 255 Beach Walk, now broker is Mark
I am following up on this and will get back to you.

Aloha, Joni
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 29, 2012 Rentals in Waikiki
Joni Shirais…, Real Estate Pro in Waialua, HI
Joni Shiraishi answered:
How do I confirm owner of rental apartment in HI?
If you can send me the unit number, I can check the tax records regarding ownership.

Aloha, Joni Shiraishi
MOKULANI Properties, Inc
(808) 479.8035
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012 Rentals in Honolulu
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
Prior to lease agreement/sending George Mooney three mths adv rent, please provide your confirmation this isn't a scam and he's the owner.
Hi N_joyn,

Please send a link to the original ad and the property address if you have it.

Aloha,
Frank
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Rentals in Waikiki
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
hello i'm french and i would like to invest in an appartment in honolulu, but i don't know the law about foreign investors. do you have any?
Aloha Franck,

Here is an article I wrote recently. It will answer some of your questions:
http://www.hawaiihome.biz/2012/01/02/international-real-estate-investment-poised-to-double/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Rentals in Diamond Head - Kapahulu - Saint Louis
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
Looking for a reputable residential property manager in the Honolulu area. Any suggestions much appreciated!?
Carl Frazier at Cornerstone

Bill Ramsey

Warren Dote - The Property Managers, Ltd.,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Rentals in Honolulu
Angie Simpson, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Angie Simpson answered:
If I sell my home to my son as his first time home buyer, will he get a tax credit?
Eire02,

Not sure I know what tax credit you are referring to. The federal first time homebuyer tax credit expired last year. So if that is what you mean, the answer is no.

Angie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 16, 2011 Home Selling in Honolulu
Edyta Gryc, Real Estate Pro in Naperville, IL
Edyta Gryc answered:
3 university students on 9 mth lease in honolulu, 4 month in, things are not working out, one want out, other 2 say its his problem. please advise
Chopper,
I am not sure if you are one of these 3 students or you are a landlord or...Anyway, it is not much anybody can do. The best way is to try to work things out.I assume,nobody wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Rentals in Honolulu
Kimo Smigiel…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Kimo Smigielski answered:
Is it possible some apartment here to be fake? I am in love with an apartment here, but nothing look real. The price, they never answer my mails
Depends on where you are finding these rental listings. Craigslist is a great resource but has many more scammers lurking around than other reputable sites.

For the most reliable li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 23, 2011 Rentals in Honolulu
Kimo Smigiel…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Kimo Smigielski answered:
In Hawaii, how much notice must tenant (on month to month basis) give Landlord for tenant vacates?THANK YOU.JEan.
B. Tenants. When it is the tenant who wishes to terminate the tenancy, the tenant must give the landlord written notice no less than 28 days before the anticipated termination date. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Rental Basics in Honolulu
Ralph  Gray, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Ralph Gray answered:
Two friends have title as joint tenants but only one is on the loan. If that person (one with the loan) dies, is the other owner responsible? Thanks,
No he is not responsible for the loan, but the bank can foreclose on the property, since the lien is on the property.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 Financing in Honolulu
Clark Miyaza…,  in 96815
Clark Miyazaki, R answered:
is apt 1254 lunalilo street vacated?
400a...thursday...october 27 2011

aloha,

the building at 1254 lunalilo street is for sale:

1) mls - 1105999

2) list price - $3,250,000

3) total number of u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 27, 2011 Moving in Honolulu
David M Nash, Real Estate Pro in honolulu, HI
David M Nash answered:
My landlord told me that Building Rentals Insurance fee which will cost me $1000 will be fully refundable on my move out date. Is that right?
You should call an insurance agent to get a policy. You should have a renters policy and the owner should have a owner's policy to make sure the unit and liability is properly prot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Rentals in Waikiki
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