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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Chris,

I don't recommend trying to rent an apartment, or even share one, long distance. As you said, there are too many scammers. I think it would be ideal to contact a local property manager, find an apartment, then find a roommate to share it with. If you have questions, call me. I do not handle any rentals.
Talk to her parents, they can certainly help you as well.

Frank Diaz
East Oahu Realty
808.723.0900 cell
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
eddiesouza2003 asked:
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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Kimo Smigielski answered:
It is an issue with Trulia, I have brought this up to them for over 8 months. Hopefully if more people voice this concern they will change their system. It is also a good reason why it's always best to worn directly with a Realtor and skip the watered down online sites that try to do everything. ... more
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
Can you provide the location or parcel number of the lot?
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Nina Pfaffenbach answered:
Aloha Christine: This is a Leasehold property which means in addition to the Homeowner's Association fee ($313/month), there is a monthly lease rent of $354 plus property taxes of $309/month. Thanks for your question! ... more
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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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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Akkiff,

Call me at 808.723.0900. I have worked with many VA buyers and am a veteran as well.
Are you still on active duty?

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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
What are you referring to? There is no link and you're not asking a question but making a statement.
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:

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

Property Management (ask for Warren Dote)

Cornerstone Properties (ask for Carl)

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.

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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Ken Molina answered:
You should read your lease agreement. Most standard lease agreements allow the owner to show the property, however, they need to give you notice. Maybe you can negotiate a lesser amount for rent if you allow him/her to show the unit. ... more
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Yes, but they need to itemize the costs on request.
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Jim Olive answered:
If there was a military clause that allowed them to break the lease due to military transfer and they were transferred, then the rules are simply the contract, you have to return deposit funds according to it. If the deposits were intended to cover damages, and there were none, you'd have to return it? Be cautious in the way you handle the situation, the United States Government does not like people treating military members badly, and will help them get any money owed them back, so make sure you give them what they deserve under the terms of the contract. ... more
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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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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Shannon Severance answered:
Depends on what you are looking at and what loan. I know for VA they sometimes do washer/dryer and widow treatments. Other than that the standard is what is included in the sale. Your deposit could be used for upgrades as well. Hope this was helpful and you will love that community so much. It is one of my favorites. Have a great day. ... more
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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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