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Investment Properties in Honolulu : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 3, 2014
DarthBL asked:
I live in California and have a rental property in HI. Should I set up a LLC and if so, should it be a CA LLC or HI LLC? How much is it?
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Tue Aug 13, 2013
Kristi Takushi Tanaka answered:
Condo Hotels can be financed! The largest bank's and broker's on the Island will finance a unit! It depends on which Condo Hotel and it trems and conditions. Of course it may not be your normal 30 year conventional loan. But, they will finance a unit! Call me I can have one of my realtors who specialize in this area of Condo Hotels check for you and we can also refer you to some names of lenders who will finance the property!

Kristi K Tanaka, R BIC
Aloha Pacific Properties, Inc.
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Jerry Bangerter answered:
Please read my note below. Along with all the others, you have a volume of information, all valid and good. If you are serious, do something, even if it might be wrong. It's time to act, or move back into your security zone. Jerry ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Fritz Walter answered:
I strongly suggest getting a buyers agent, an attorney, and a home inspector. One of the rules I have learned in my life is that if you surround yourself with knowledgeable professionals then you will be protected as much as possible from costly surprises. The purchase of a house is not a DIY project.

The Realtors on Trulia are very good, I would start with interviewing Realtors. I have seen a lot of my clients regret not using a Realtor.

Just some advice from a real estate pro.

All the best,

Fritz Walter
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Direct: 203-783-4551
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Conventional, FHA, FHA 580-639 FICO, FHA 203 Renovation (Streamline & Consultant), HomePath, VA, VA IRRL, USDA, Jumbo financing , and No Income or reduced income. Portfolio, jumbo, and conventional programs offered for self-employed borrowers as well.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Rowhoss,

If you are preapproved for that amount, you may want to consider an "Ohana" (a home with one or two other separate or attached units) or a duplex with two units in one. Check with your lender as to the cash reserve requirements. Once you get to 4 units, the rules get a lot more stringent.

Good idea about buying if you're stationed here. I bought a place when I was first stationed here in the 80s.

Frank Diaz
East Oahu Realty
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