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General Area in Honolulu County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Nicoleinea asked:
I signed into Zillow to get the process started, but don't know how to navigate any of this and never saw a chance to add description or photos.
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Whitelab46 answered:
My mother has me, my sister and my brother on the deed to her house. She wants to remove my brother without him knowing. What is the cheapest and quickest way to do this!
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Deborah Arguello answered:
Sorry about your mother, she should only have to worry about getting well. However, with that said, the condo documents should have the terms spelled out on paying association and maintenance fees. If she is living alone, and had to go to hospital, I can see where this can get overlooked. As stated below get a hold of those documents and read what they state and speak to the management company who collects the dues. Hope all goes well. ... more
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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Doriann asked:
I am looking for a rental that accepts section 8. Is there anyone that takes section 8 I am looking for a rental in the Pearl City area a one bedroom.
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Cathy Pierce answered:
Ko Olina is a wonderful community. Because it is a resort community, it has many wonderful amenities that don't require you to even leave the property. There are 6 distinct gated communities within Ko Olina and these include Kai Lani (where I have lived), Coconut Plantation, Ko Olina Kai, Fairways, Hillside Villas and Ocean Villas. There are also hotels (the Marriott and the new Disney Aulani) and time shares.

The management company spent a lot of money making Ko Olina a picturesque place to visit and live. Ko Olina has tree lined streets, flowers in abundance, wide sidewalks, and 4 man made lagoons that are protected from the surf and are calm and great for snorkeling in , paddle boarding on or just relaxing by. The town center has a few nice restaurants (The Monkeypod is fabulous as is Roy's) as well as some shops and an ice cream store and of course, an ABC for groceries, knickknacks and subs. Want more choices to eat? Each hotel has multiple ptions and most of them are fabulous.

You can also rent out most of the homes on a vacation length basis (1 month) so you can recoup some, or all, of your monthly expenditures when you're not occupying the residence. The maintenance fees are a little high but there are so many things that you get as a benefit. We really loved the gym, the fitness classes, the beach activities and golfing/tennis as well. If you want to be active, this is a great place to live!

One last note, invest in a golf cart. It makes getting around the property lots of fun and parking at the beach is so much easier with a cart. We loved driving down to the Marriott on Sunday mornings to have breakfast at the little lagoon side restaurant, Longboards.
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
I would try the studios in Makiki Jeff. Email if you need a list of management companies for the area.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 answered:
$200K would be 20% of $1million. 20% is the standard down payment for a loan. You can buy a decent 3/2 right across the street from the ocean, maybe even ocean front if it's a fixer upper. If you don't mind island country living I recommend all along the windward side. Kanehoe up to Haleiwa.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Bill Parecki answered:
Lease holds are an option but may not be the best option. I am a little concern about something that is worth less the longer I own it. Depending on the property when the lease expires it may or may not be renegotiated. You can almost count on the lease going up if they do decide to renew. If I were looking at a long term investment I personally would not be looking at a lease hold property. The upside is you might be able to get in much cheaper but it is still a lease hold property. Understand I am not an investment broker but if it were me I would be looking at fee simple if I had sufficient funds to buy. If you have any additional questions feel free to give me a call.

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Thu Jun 16, 2011
Jackson Willis answered:
If an inspector said it wasn't okay, you're probably not going to get a better opinion. You could talk to a different inspector or some kind of professional in the field if possible. I think that's going to be your best bet at getting this kind of thing figured out. I hope you can figure out a way to have a driveway that you'll enjoy.
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Terrie Lynn Spotkaeff answered:
The Disney Resort will be built in th Ko Olina Area, near Kapolei. It is a resort community with the Marriot timeshare, Ihilani Resort, Ko Olina Golf Club, Roys Resturant, and both single family and townhomes. It on the Westside of the island of Oahu, with Kapolei being known as the second city. ... more
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Sun Feb 17, 2008
James McHugh answered:
Good for you ..I have a client that I will reach out to today and I will get back to you...feel free to emaim me off line at
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Fri Jun 29, 2007
Melissa Tyson, RA answered:
With new construction be built daily some buyers don't see the value of older homes. I focus on the land and living square footage compared to smaller newer homes.
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