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Brandon C Hi…, Real Estate Pro in Hawaii County, HI
Brandon C Hickman answered:
where on the Island is there less Vog?
Aloha Rick,

If you want to get away from the VOG head North to Waikloa, North Kohala, Waimea or Honokaa. These areas typically have the predominant North East trade winds that keep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Holualoa
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
Moving to Oahu in July from New York (Working in Pearl City) and looking for a rental that is pet friendly and allows two large dogs and a cat.
Property Management (Google on Warren Dote)
Cornerstone Properties (ask for Carl)

Frank Diaz
(RA) MBA, e-PRO, REALTOR®
East Oahu Realty
808.723.0900 cell
http://hawaiihome.bi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Buying in Hawaii
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
what is price outlook going forward in 2013-14?
My favorite prognosticator is Paul. Type this into your favorite search engine (with the quotes)

"paul brewbaker" 2013
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Alan Walls, Real Estate Pro in Maui County, HI
Alan Walls answered:
How would you advise going about purchasing a house from across the country?
I have worked with many mainland buyers, including from NY. Video tours are very easy to do. In fact now days many homes for sale already have video of them posted on YouTube. Search fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in Maui County
Howard Dinits, Real Estate Pro in 96753
Howard Dinits answered:
if i make $50,000.00 per year, can i afford to buy a $320,000.00 home with 60% down?
Yes, you can!
I would love to be your Buyer's agent.
Do you need a referral for a good lender?

Howard Dinits R(B)
RE/MAX Resort Realty
Direct 808-874-0600
Toll Free 877-434-648 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in 96753
Robert Ferra…, Real Estate Pro in 96740
Robert Ferrari,ABR,CRB,CRS,RB answered:
is it a quiet neighborhood?
Kaloko Drive goes from about 1,500' elevation to just over 4,000'. At the lower elevations there good rain, the kind you need to keep thing alive but not so much that you're walking in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Rodney Drumm…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Rodney Drummer answered:
Price to Rent Ratio...
Hello Kinsly, I was a group leader at your basics, If you don't mind communicating with me directly,
please forward your contact information to me at > rodney.drummer@pruhawaii.com < I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Buying in 96818
Arlene J. Ke…, Real Estate Pro in Kapolei, HI
Arlene J. Kelly answered:
I am interested in buying a foreclosed home in Kapolei on Olani or Koio street that has been bought by a bank. how do I find out what bank?
Hi Lesley,

I understand you are looking for a bank-owned property in Ko Olina Kai (Koio Dr) or Coconut Plantation (Olani St.). Inventory is very low at this time on the residential c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Kapolei
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
Is it possible being a first time home buyer and having a 0 down payment in honolulu, hawaii?
Maybe not zero, but you can get pretty close. It depends on what the lender allows for the loan program(s) that you qualify for.
I would start with your bank. Ask for the loan officers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Hawaii County
Mark Guaglia…, Real Estate Pro in 96753
Mark Guagliardo asked:
What is the Median list price in March for homes in Kamuela, Hawaii? The median list price in March for single family homes in Kamuela is $464,950. The list prices increased by 3.55% from the previous month.
The price per square foot for listings in this...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in Kamuela
Chad Garcia, Real Estate Pro in Hawaii
Chad Garcia answered:
I am looking for a honolulu expert that I can refer a client of mine to who is relocating from Hollywood CA. Burtbakman@aol.com
You may. Contact me Chad Garcia (R) I would love to help out and give a referral to you. 808 479 7712
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Honolulu
LEILANI32534, Home Buyer in Orlando, FL
LEILANI32534 answered:
what about vog in this area?
Hi I bought a piece of property in HPP on Beach road, I am planing to build a house and rent it as a vacation rental for a few years before I move back to Hawaii. I heard some story fro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 17, 2013 Home Buying in Keaau
Rodney Drumm…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Rodney Drummer answered:
I have a client that is looking for a smaller home about 1,500 sq. ft.
In these areas you mentioned, you'll find mostly single family homes that will be much larger in sq.ft
and much more than the 2mil. if it's beachfront. I would like to find out more sp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in Honolulu
Michele Taan, Real Estate Pro in Waianae, HI
Michele Taan 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.
Eire02 the VA loan program is a great program. Many Sellers are leery because of the no down. Here are some tips,:
Make sure that the lender is an experienced VA lender. Veterans Unite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in 96792
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Anyone sitting open house on Super Bowl Sunday 2-3-2013?
not me - I am going to be rooting for the 49 ers.........all day long!

Go SF!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 Home Buying in 96717
Jeff Graves, Real Estate Pro in Wailea, HI
Jeff Graves answered:
What are the association fees for the Kihei Alii Kai?
$554.86 per the MLS listing. Any other questions you have pertaining to the property feel free to contact me direct at 808-633-1292 or email me at JeffGraves@clearwire.net

Aloha
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Kihei
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
I've noticed on a couple of properties a huge drop in price in 2006 with a big rebound the following year. What happened in 2006?
Aloha Bill,

The market peaked probably somewhere between April and November of 2006.
If you saw increases in 2007, those were most likely isolated. Land prices tend to trail, so the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Home Buying in Honolulu
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
The property next door is obviously in a state of serious disrepair is a concern. Would this not affect the value or selling price of this listing?
While it may or may not affect the selling price, I would think it will surely slow down the offers. It is like having a cemetery across the street, there is not much you can do about i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in Waikoloa
Al Overton, Real Estate Pro in Hawaii
Al Overton answered:
What are the cost of HOA fees at Kawaihau Sports Villas?
Aloha,

There are currently 5 active listings in the Kawaihau Sports Villa:.

Three 2/bd 2/bth listings - HOA fees being $515, $521, & $663/mnth per the MLS property data sheets.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Buying in Kapaa
Georgie Hunt…, Real Estate Pro in Haiku, HI
Georgie Hunter answered:
How many residential neighborhoods are there to choose from in Kula?
Hi Rebecca,

There are plenty of great neighborhoods in Kula... Kula 200 (really Pukalani), Kula Kai, Kula Mala, Kula Nani, Kula Manu, Kula Meadows, Kula Highlands, Kula Glen, Kula Ri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Home Buying in Kula
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