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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
not me - I am going to be rooting for the 49 ers.........all day long!

Go SF!
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Jeff Graves answered:
$554.86 per the MLS listing. Any other questions you have pertaining to the property feel free to contact me direct at 808-633-1292 or email me at

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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Nancy Montoya answered:
Absolutely! We are experiencing more sales activity and more multiple offers on well priced properties. As the visitor count increases on the island and the occupancy rises this will help push the real estate sales and prices up. Aloha! Nancy & Mike Montoya ... more
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Bill,

The market peaked probably somewhere between April and November of 2006.
If you saw increases in 2007, those were most likely isolated. Land prices tend to trail, so they go up last. ... more
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
Possibly. The trend I have been seeing is that the bank does a BPO (broker's price opinion) or appraisal (in person or computerized) and they have set a price. Leaves little room for negotiation.

I have seen room for negotiation on the overdue AOAO (association) fees.

Let me know if you have further interest in this property or others. This is currently the lowest priced 1 bedroom in this building, including sales for the last six months.

Frank Diaz
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try all the usual outlets, Craigslist,, Trulia, Zillow, That should give you a great starting point. You can also hire a realtor to do this legwork for you. Best of luck with finding your new place. ... more
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
While it may or may not affect the selling price, I would think it will surely slow down the offers. It is like having a cemetery across the street, there is not much you can do about it sometimes. The only way to answer an objection that you have no control over is to adjust the price. It depends how objectionable it actually is. ... more
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Al Overton answered:

There are currently 5 active listings in the Kawaihau Sports Villa:.

Three 2/bd 2/bth listings - HOA fees being $515, $521, & $663/mnth per the MLS property data sheets.

Two 3/bd 2/bth listings - HOA fees being $599 & $663/mnth per the MLS property data sheets.

Al Overton R (B)
Remax Kauai
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Galyn Williams answered:
Aloha Frank,

Mahalo for your question. That is a question that can be answered most accurately by our "local" Hawaii County Police Department. Their web site is our county (Hawaii) website also has additional information you may find helpful.

What you may find useful in deciding in where/what it is like to live on our Island, is to work with an local agent in helping answer specific questions about not just this, but "what's it like to live in Mt View" and how is it different than the Puna area...they both are only about an half an hour's drive from each other, but two very distinct "areas" of our Island.

I would love to help answer any questions you may have about the Mountain View/Kurtistown area. You'll find my contact information below. I would be happy to provide a "local" perspective to help understand what our lovely Island has to offer....Galyn

Galyn Williams REALTOR® Salesperson, SFR®
(Direct Number ) 808-756-7986
(Fax)......... 808-934-7644
Aloha Coast Realty LLC....614 Kilauea Suite 101...Hilo Hawaii 96720
'O ke ahe lau makani, 'o ke kai malino,
'o ka lani mala 'ela'e... E malu ko ke ao a pau.

Your source of Professional Real Estate Representation on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
William Nelson answered:
yes, walking distance to Waikiki shops and restaurants. Safeway and Wholefoods near by.
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Tue Dec 25, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Please send the link to the ad.
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Sun Dec 23, 2012
Nancy Thomas answered:
Sounds too good to be true to me. Don't send money or provide any personal information. See unit and meet agent/owner in person before you do anything. Ad copy is sort of wonky too. Based on photos and description; should rent for $1,800 to $2,200 per month. ... more
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Georgie Hunter answered:
Hi Rebecca,

There are plenty of great neighborhoods in Kula... Kula 200 (really Pukalani), Kula Kai, Kula Mala, Kula Nani, Kula Manu, Kula Meadows, Kula Highlands, Kula Glen, Kula Ridge, Omaopio Estates, Kula View Estates are a few of the subdivisions. Then there are many areas with names like, Upper Kimo, Crater Road, Poli poli, Waipoli, Rice Park, Kula Ace, etc.
If you're looking for a great home in Kula, consider 102 Pulehuiki Rd. which is a 4BD/2.5BA single level home on 2 acres with really great unobstructable views. MLS#353706.
Let me know if I can help you find the right property.

Georgie Hunter
808 283-0635
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
The question should also be, if they remove the mortgage interest deduction will you be ready to buy? It has been a Buyer's market because of low interest rates but December 31st could determine whether Buyers will still be so readily available when a key benefit to home ownership could be taken away or severely weakened.

Two weeks to see what happens...
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
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Sat Dec 8, 2012
Rodney Drummer answered:
If your agent is a Trulia member your property should be automatically uploaded to Trulia's page.
Speak with you agent about it.

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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Rodney Drummer answered:
Hi Uemurajo,

I'm not sure I understand your question, do you want to know how to market your home, how to prepare your home for sale or if you can put your home up for sale using Trulia. Give me a little
more information on what your goal is and I can give you advice on how to move forward.


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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Andrew,

There is a phone number listed at

Strangely, it says it is a 2 BR apartment in the text and none of the ads have an apartment number.

I have reported it. It was also listed on Zillow, but has disappeared. Please flag it for Trulia to remove it.
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
Go to the area you want...,HI/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/

Click on "List a property" on the top right.
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