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Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
Condo listed for $156,000. Offer of $130,000 with $1,000 deposit for VA loan. Is this considered a "good" offer? Thank you, Jean
You should ask your Realtor for:
1. The comparable sale prices of similar condos in the area.
2. The current list-to-sale ratio of properties in the area.
3. What he or she feels ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Selling in 96792
Nancy Montoya, Real Estate Pro in Lahaina, HI
Nancy Montoya answered:
Is the market improving in Lahaina?
Absolutely! We are experiencing more sales activity and more multiple offers on well priced properties. As the visitor count increases on the island and the occupancy rises this will he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 16, 2013 Home Selling in Lahaina
Rodney Drumm…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Rodney Drummer answered:
Hi Ron. Our house is on MLS now. How do we get it onto your Trulia website?
If your agent is a Trulia member your property should be automatically uploaded to Trulia's page.
Speak with you agent about it.

Aloha,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Selling in 96821
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
Looking for investor friendly realtor on Oahu
Give me a ring to discuss this.

Frank Diaz
(RA) MBA, e-PRO, REALTOR®
East Oahu Realty
808.723.0900 cell
http://hawaiihome.biz/
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013 Home Selling in Honolulu
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I must live in a home as my principal residence for 2 out of the 5 years of ownership.
Aloha Eire,

Contact a CPA for definitive information, I know a few locally, would be happy to pass along the information to reach them. Great question. Wouldn't that be great if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 20, 2012 Home Selling in Hawaii
David Nash,…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
David Nash, Buyer Agent 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
Sue Alden, Real Estate Pro in Kailua, HI
Sue Alden answered:
A couple of questions about Ocean Pointe Ewa Beach.
Thank you very much for your inquiry. Values at Ewa Beach/Kapolei have increased and Ocean Pointe is a great market with days on market being positive. I would be happy to provide detai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Selling in Ewa Beach
Angie Simpson, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, 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
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
see below. I am asking about my loft space and whether it can be added in SF on Realtor.com
Jayney Sharpe gave you a terrific answer a little while ago. I couldn't have said it better.

Frank
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2011 Home Selling in Hilo
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
This is a brand new unfinished home with permits etc. etc. Contractor permit. It was added but revised plans not done yet.
What home are you referring to?
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2011 Home Selling in Hilo
Jayney Arden…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Jayney Arden RA answered:
I added a large loft bedroom to my home. Shouldn't this be calculated into the approx. square footage on Realtor.com since it is living space
If you did your upgrade through the traditional process and had plans drawn up and signed, then got a building permit and everything was signed off on, then that additional sf should be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2011 Home Selling in Hilo
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
Why is there no place on Realtor.com to put important comments such as Seller Financing Available
Hi Curious,

Can't you just add it in to the free text with the description of the home?

Frank
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 28, 2011 Home Selling in Hilo
Leslene Lopez, Real Estate Pro in Kahului, HI
Leslene Lopez answered:
what is average time on market in 96793 zip?
Hi Linda,
The average Days on Market (DOM) since the beginning of the year is 160 for Wailuku specifically. The median sold price for homes is $350,000.

If you need more question ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 26, 2011 Home Selling in Wailuku
Jon Trombetta, Real Estate Pro in Colts Neck, NJ
Jon Trombetta answered:
can a title company charge a "settlement fee"?
Yes, in the most cases this is done during a refinance or if you are making a purchase without an attorney. Because the title company is meeting with the buyer to sign all the closing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 8, 2011 Home Selling in Paauhau
Cissy67, Both Buyer and Seller in Waipahu, HI
Cissy67 answered:
How do I sell Hawaiian Homestead property?
You can list your property with the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (Ka Wai Ola) classified sections of their publications.

Native Hawaiians on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Home Selling in 96792
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
I (seller) received a cash offer through a buyer’s agent and it has been in escrow. But the buyer failed to get money by closing date.
Green,
First, I am very sorry about your situation. To veterans in the business of real estate "Cash Buyers" always send up red flags...just as you have found.

1. The o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 11, 2010 Home Selling in 96815
David Nash,…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
David Nash, Buyer Agent answered:
Does anyone know if the appraised value of a condo in a high rise is higher with each floor you go up or lower? I've heard the sword cuts both
Higher, generally better views, less noise.
Try WaikikiWaikiki.com for all your condo interests.

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Aloha,
David
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Home Selling in Honolulu
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I own an oceanfront property in Kihei, and thinking of selling a partial interest in the property. Besides an attorney, is there anyone else I need?
Mr. Mahmood,

Your attorney can advise you on what else you may need and who you would need to talk to.
Oceanfront in Kihei is not enough information to assist you, and Realtors don& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 28, 2010 Home Selling in Kihei
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I have a home on Makani Rd. in Makawao, Hawaii. Would it be wise to wait a while before selling in order to possibly get more money for it? Is it?
Hi Tiffany,

I saw few good articles today while doing research for my blog:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fixed-rate-mortgages-5-year-arms-hit-record-lows-2010-06-24?reflink=MW_n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Selling in Makawao
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
we have a contract with a real estate company for our property and it expires soon. Our agent, the buyer's agent and an interested party had a
Hi there, very good question - generally a listing agreement will provide protection for commission for a period of time after the listing expires for transactions involving buyers intr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 1, 2013 Home Selling in 96816
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