Good for you. I have lived in Hawaii for the last 40 years and I love it. Not sure what your question is but there are definitely some deals in HOVE. If there is anything I can help you with let me know
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Aloha, Kneves... I'm sorry to hear your house on the Big Island has been on the market for so long - I'm sure it must be incredibly frustrating for you. Given the pricepoint, I'm assuming your home is in Puna or Ka'u, and those areas of the island have been especially hard hit this past year with both declining prices and declining volume of buyers. Are you offering seller financing on your property in Hawaii to the buyers? That may bring a few more people to your door because if the structure is unpermitted, as you know, no buyer will be able to secure a mortgage against the property.
I realize it's hard to make the decision about what step to take in which order. I often counsel my sellers that if they really want to sell their house, they need to be sure they are actively "moving on" - ie: making plans to move, packing up personal effects, buying plane tickets off the island, etc. Given that I don't know you or your situation well I realize this may be shallow advice, but if I were your agent I would encourage you to start the move to Austin and trust that your Hawaii house will sell once you've really let go of it and are focused on your new life in Texas.
Best of luck to you in your new adventure! A hui hou!! Katie Minkus, Broker-in-Charge, Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, llc. email@example.com. www.hawaiilife.com... more