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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Why do you want to terminate your agreement with your current realtor? Is she/he not doing her job? I would suggest that you read your contract again.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Mon May 15, 2017
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Process for discrimination: I am a physician with one of the largest locus tenums in the US. I have been denied housing from several of your advertiser's based of the fact I have children…
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Marie Sherick answered:
Hi Alex,

My family is in the same boat except we are coming from Denver. We reached out to and are working with the realtor who reached back out to us, Joni. She has been very nice so far and they seem to have listing that they manage that we have not seen on Craigslist or Truila. Check them out and hopefully that helps! We have a dog so that has made things a bit harder for us...

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Sat Apr 11, 2015
Cara Flores answered:
Did you make the big move? I know of a few great deals on foreclosure properties that are available right now! Let me know if I can help.
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
You can' will not find any contact information for owners as only agents can post listings on trulia.
If you are interested, call the listing agent
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Amy Wisthoff-Martin answered:
It doesn't look like there is anything currently listed on Kaahele Place. Do you have the street address number to double check?
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Gary Mooers answered:
Besides knowing the community and the idiosyncrasies of a particular property, subdivision, or neighborhood, a Realtor can help the buyer or seller avoid unnecessary costs or time drains associated with law suits. Inexperienced buyers and sellers that don't have a professional watching their back are asking for trouble down the road. You could call that penny wise and pound foolish. And thirdly, a Realtor should be an expert negotiator, and can add value to a listing, or get a better price on a purchase, by clearly and concisely helping the other party in the transaction understand why they should pay more for a property or why they should sell a property for your offer price. ... more
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
There is no way to guess at this. All HOA fees are different because each will or can cover different things and the amounts are divided by the number of properties paying them. So a HOA with 100,000 people paying vs a HOA with 20 people in it will pay different amounts. One with 8 swimming pools and a golf course will pay more than one with only a front entrance sign to support. ... more
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Kathren Rosales answered:
Aloha Francesca, I have lenders that will refinance your property in as short as 3 years depending on your circumstances. If you want to discuss your situation, give me a call at 808-250-7077. Mahalo, Kathy ... more
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Kathren Rosales answered:
Typically most lenders will not allow a loan to be a source of down payment for another loan on property. The funds you are using as down payment need to be "seasoned" or sit in your bank account for at least two months per today's lending rules. There are ways to make your current equity work for you. As previously mentioned, call a local lender or myself and we can take a closer look at your situation. Mahalo! ... more
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
Alex Cortez answered:

515 S. Kihei Rd. is the address for Maui Isana Resort - which is zoned to allow short term rentals. As far as the specific unit that you may have seen, without knowing more details, it would not be possible to answer more definitively.

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Sun Oct 13, 2013
Howard Dinits answered:

When You say cheap places to live on Maui it is all relative to your budget.
Dinits Realty helps with First Time home buyers, Luxury Buyers and professional investors.

When you say cheap the first place I think of is Harbor Lights in Kahului.

Then I think of the Kihei area where you will find a 2 bedroom condo very affordable.

Because this is such a popular question we have a one click search for condos for sale in Maui under 200K

Howard Dinits Realtor-Broker

Dinits Realty
Direct 808-874-0600
Toll Free 877-434-6487
fax 877-334-6487

Each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint and the best way to succeed is to discover what you Love to do and then offer it up in the form of service. I Love what I do. Please let me know if you hear of someone Buying or Selling Real Estate in Hawaii.
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Art Manzano answered:
Aloha Pierre and Catherine,

As you have gathered, a condo would be the choice for you. And a vacation rental would be the way to go because the opportunity to make back some income is where you want to place yourself with a fixed income from your retirement. As mentioned, you would be only liable for the HOA dues monthly, your taxes, and the TAT or Transient Accommodations tax which is 14%, however with a higher nightly rental rate, you can easily usually make that money plus your HOA dues and then some with a 2-3 wk rental depending on which condo complex, how many bedrooms, view, how close to the beach and condo amenities, etc.

Kihei sounds like your area of choice like many Canadiens. It's the most sunshine all year round and so many wonderful sandy beaches and snorkel sites to choose from. It's a great community. So you are on the right path there. We have all the shopping and great restaurants for you and your vacationers to enjoy within close proximity.

Vacation rental condos will start anywhere from the low 400's and up again depending on the complex, the views, the location, amenities, etc. You can do the vacation renting yourself through VRBO, KAGG in Canada, etc. and save on the fees. You would just hire out the housekeeping, and someone to oversee your unit while you are away. However, some of the larger vacation companies do a great job at vacation renting. But then you will pay higher fees usually anywhere from 20-45% of rental income. And you might get allot more wear and tear on your condo... You have to weigh out the two alternatives and make that decision.

Let me know if you any more questions that we can help you with and we look forward to sharing our Maui home with you if you decide to take the leap of Faith and live on Maui... Feel free to call, text, or email me below.

Aloha and Mahalo,

Art Manzano / ERA Pacific Properties
Direct: 808-276-3248
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Katy Foxwell answered:
Aloha! I hope you are successful in finding is a true challenge with condos, I'm afraid. I have always however been happy to share that Kalama Terrace on Walaka Street just nearby The Cove and Charley Youngs beaches allows both short term rental and dogs....a rare combination! There is currently one unit available at Kalama Terrace for sale, a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom for $249k. Please contact me if I may assist you further in your quest! Best of aloha,
Katy 808 385 0882
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Art Manzano answered:
Aloha Pam,
It's on the positive side and on a definite upswing. Condos in this price range are moving fast when listed. Kihei Villages, Southpointe, and Kihei Shores are the condos in this price range. Keep in mind when these condos last year were being sold for 125 to 150k. So now is the time with the interest rates still very historically very low to get in on one. Please contact me at: 808-276-3248 or with an email to: for updated listings in this price range.

Mahalo and Aloha,

Art Manzano
ERA Pacific Properties
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Thu May 9, 2013
Jeff Graves answered:

Yeah, Geraldine is right, you probably won't find a studio for $600 a month and have it include everything you want.

i would recommend reaching out to your sphere's sphere to see if anyone has an extra room in their home that they would be willing to rent to you for $400 to $500 a month...with everything you listed as part of that monthly amount.

Good luck.

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Mon Apr 29, 2013
gloria simmons answered:
Believe it or not, the Days Inn is great. One of the best beaches, next door to a lovely hotel with great patio dining and close to Wialea. Buses run right by it , hourly. Rooms are a bit small, but, great beds, decent bathroom and shower and nice property with lounge chairs on the beach. The price cant be beat- usually under $130 per night! Restaurant on its property is pretty good too. Breakfast through dinner. Even has a small gym! ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Kathren Rosales answered:
Aloha, I am a Hawaii loan officer on Maui and from first look all looks workable. I can provide a more detailed answer if you would like to call me at 808-250-7077 and discuss your situation. Mahalo, Kathy ... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Joy Steadman answered:
It Depends on the size of the unit. The 2bd/2b is approx $554 a month and the 1bd/1ba is approx $420. The unit that you are interested in is the 2bedroom. If your interested in scheduling a showing to view the property I'd be happy to show you.

Joy Steadman, Realtor (S)
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