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How much down payment in Hawaii is needed to be competitive?

How much of a down payment do we need to be competitive in today's Hawaii market? Megan from Wisconsin (who is also a member of our Islander Ohana) asks: Hoping to purchase a second home in Hawaii this year. Is 5% down with no contingencies acceptable or do we need to save up a bit

How much down payment in Hawaii is needed to be competitive?2021-02-25T08:43:01-10:00

All about Hawaii homeowners insurance in lava, flood, and hurricane zones

All about Hawaii homeowners insurance in lava, flood, and hurricane zones We get lots of questions on this topic and we rounded them all up in this video. Jaime from Cleveland, Ohio asked: I know RE is cheaper in cities like Pahoa on the Big Island. #1. Is it really dangerous to live in volcano

All about Hawaii homeowners insurance in lava, flood, and hurricane zones2021-02-25T08:43:54-10:00

Thoughts on 3 acre lots in Kohala Big Island?

Thoughts on 3 acre lots in Kohala Big Island? Jason asked this on the live show: I've been looking at the 3 acre lots on the Big Island in Kohala Ranch as a place to build. Thoughts on this area? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live

Thoughts on 3 acre lots in Kohala Big Island?2021-02-12T06:42:32-10:00

Tips for potential buyers in today’s hot market

What tips do you have for potential buyers in today's hot market? Megan From Wisconsin was on our live show and she asked the above question. Watch the clip and let us know what you think. This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other Friday on

Tips for potential buyers in today’s hot market2021-02-08T08:32:57-10:00

Do plans need to be approved by local Hawaii architects?

Do plans need to be approved by local Hawaii architects? Paul asked this on the live show: Can I build a small home on the Big Island with approved drawings from a licensed architect here in Seattle or do they have to be approved by an architect over there in Hawaii? This short clip came

Do plans need to be approved by local Hawaii architects?2020-09-11T08:43:16-10:00

COVID impact on Hawaii leasehold properties?

COVID impact on Hawaii leasehold properties? Tom from Oxford asked: Aloha. Do you think the double whammy of COVID-19 (no tourists since early March and high unemployment on Mainland) will have a big impact on leasehold condo sales? Especially for people who may be over leveraged (i.e., dependent on cashflow from VRBO rentals) and now

COVID impact on Hawaii leasehold properties?2020-09-11T08:42:31-10:00

What’s cost of building on a lot vs. buying a home in Hawaii?

What's cost of building on a lot vs. buying a home in Hawaii? Matthew asked this on the live show: How does the cost of building on a lot compare to buying a house? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other Friday on our Hawaii

What’s cost of building on a lot vs. buying a home in Hawaii?2020-09-11T08:41:58-10:00

Can I get a rental with pool and view?

Can I get a rental with pool and view? Ralph and Carley from Washington, DC ask: We would like to rent a single family home (furnished) while we search for a home in either Oahu, Maui, or Kona HI. It would be great to have a month by month rental or a 6 month rental.

Can I get a rental with pool and view?2020-09-11T08:39:41-10:00

What is the permitting process like on Oahu?

What is the permitting process like on Oahu? Mike from San Francisco asks: What’s the permitting process for a home remodel in Oahu? How much time does it take to obtain a permit and are there any hoops to jump through? What is the range of cost per square foot for remodeling? This short clip

What is the permitting process like on Oahu?2020-09-11T08:38:54-10:00

Is insurance an issue with properties with volcano damage?

Is insurance an issue with properties with volcano damage George asked this on the live show: I've seen homes on the Big Island that looks very nice on the inside with nice landscaping but when they have a picture of the surrounding properties it is all black from volcano damage. Does the insurance become an

Is insurance an issue with properties with volcano damage?2020-09-11T08:35:52-10:00

How to decide between condo vs home on Maui?

How to decide between condo vs home on Maui? Christy Reveles from Wisconsin asks: Buying condo vs. home - what are key considerations? Also, what structural and other important features to look for when buying a condo? I'm mostly interested in Big Island and Maui. This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real

How to decide between condo vs home on Maui?2020-12-21T09:56:34-10:00

How can volcanoes affect my property on the Big Island?

How can volcanoes affect my property on the Big Island? Lia from Orange County asks: I’m a registered nurse living in Orange County, CA. I would love to move to Hawaii one day. I love Kailua, Oahu. I think you live there? My family (husband and a 5 year-old daughter) we go there every year,

How can volcanoes affect my property on the Big Island?2020-12-15T04:27:22-10:00