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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
The best way to find out is to find the name of the actual property owner then look it up to see if it matches who you are speaking with.
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Helen,

You should contact a Honolulu property manager:

Carl Frazier at Cornerstone

Bill Ramsey

Warren Dote - The Property Managers, Ltd.

Jerry Bangerter, Property Manager at RE/MAX Kai Lani in Kailua ... more
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
What makes you think it's a scam?

And, no, you don't need to talk to the seller directly. Pose any questions to your Realtor.
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha,

I have worked with each of these companies for more than 5 years.

Property Management (ask for Warren Dote)
http://www.rentalshawaii.net/company.html

Cornerstone Properties (ask for Carl)
http://www.cornerstonehawaii.com/

Call me any time on my cell at 808 723 0900 at any time if you have questions.
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Paul Dullea answered:
Hi Cam123,

Safe is a relative question? This property is in a good neighborhood with good schools, close to everything. Would you like to go see the property in person? Please advise.

Paul
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
Kakaako is very close to Waikiki and many of the newer high-rises have some amazing amenities. Hokua, Koolani and Moana Pacific all have wonderful amenities.
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
H2O Watermark answered:
Absolutely!! Please be wary! This is constantly happening in this building as it is so sought after.
Please speak with a legitimate agent or property management company when looking into rentals.
Thank you so much!
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Mon May 4, 2015
Tim Davis answered:
Not too sure. Since they are bank owned, I would start there and see to whom they would refer you.
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Isabella Forster answered:
Depending if you have a full kitchen or not, this could be quite a challenge. We haven't seen financing for lodging units in the past few years, but it might come back. Best bet would be to talk to your existing mortgagor to see if they can lower the rate. If you have a full kitchen, there are a couple of banks in town that might consider a portfolio loan. Let me know if I can help you further. Aloha. ... more
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
H2O Watermark answered:
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
David M Nash answered:
Aloha,
Since you need a pet friendly building you are limiting your choices quite a bit. There are many more questions that must be asked to decide which buildings I will show you.


Please call me asap.
2 bed 2 bath w parking, and pet friendly. My favorite building for you would be about $450k-$550k depending on condition and floor/views and of course what you qualify for.

Please let me know what kinds if pets and their sizes as this is a major consideration for what building will allow you to have pets.

Aloha
David Nash
Team Leader TheOahuAgents.com
808 271 2223
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Yumi Laney answered:
No, majority are fee simple but we do have some remaining leasehold condominiums and a few single family homes. It may the situation where the landowners have not offered to sell the fee simple interest or the lessee did not purchase the fee simple interest when it was offered. Each situation is different. ... more
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Km,

At the close of escrow you turn over the keys to the new owner and the property is normally vacant.
From the time of the offer to closing is typically 45-60 days. Does that answer your question?



Frank Diaz
(RA) MBA, e-PRO, REALTOR®
East Oahu Realty
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
Hawaii is a bit different than other major cities, majority of buildings are owned by individuals and not entities that rent them. My best suggestion would be to spend a lot of time on Craigslist because it's the largest resource of rentals. ... more
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
I don't see an actual unit in question here so the short answer would be, probably not. 680 sq. ft. along the Gold Coast with ocean views could command a high asking price.

This is Hawaii and it's the price we pay to live in paradise. If you would like to email me directly regarding a specific property I can run you a full CMA report and determine if indeed the property in question is priced well for the neighborhood. ... more
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
David M Nash answered:
Aloha,
Here is a video blog I did about this subject. Please call me after you watch this to clear up any remaining questions. It is a common practice in big cities but most of the US does not have experience with it.

http://www.theoahuagent.com/Vlogs20-29.ubr

Aloha
David Nash
808 271 2223
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
You should consider a townhome or condo. I can be reached at 808.723.0900 if you would like to talk about different options.
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Fri Mar 9, 2012
Zohra Abuzalaf answered:
I usually tell my clients if they're buying right now, not to expect an appreciation in the next 4 to 5 years. Prices in Honolulu have stabilized. There's going to be some slight ups and downs depending on the months. Good location and low inventory tend to cause the price to increase but nothing like before. It's just too difficult to make any predictions for any given area.
here's a link that may help you see some details on the market by neighborhood.
http://www.hicentral.com/pdfs/MSR_Jan2012.pdf
and a historical Resale:
http://hicentral.com/pdfs/annsales.pdf
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Karen M Schneider answered:
Knowledge, hard work, and communication.
A great buyer's agent knows the market, the area, the properties, and the buyer's needs.
A great buyer's agent works hard to find the right property for their client and will not give up.
A great buyer's agent keeps in close communication with their buyer and directs them to the right sources for information on loans and other services they may need.
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