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Do all neighborhoods have Home Owners Associations?

Do all residential neighborhoods have Home Owners Associations (HOA)? Teresa from Dallas, TX asks: 1) Do all residential neighborhoods have HOA and ifre on so what kinds of things do they normally ask of you? Can you paint your home a different color or are you bound by only the colors of their selection? 2)

Do all neighborhoods have Home Owners Associations?2020-09-10T07:45:57-10:00

Where to quarantine on Big Island?

Where to quarantine on Big Island? Cathy from Central, IL asks: This for the realtors, my husband and I are retired. Our son and daughter in law live on Kaua’i. 3 years ago when visiting we decided to move to Hawaii from Central IL. After multiple trips to Oahu and much research (my background as

Where to quarantine on Big Island?2020-09-10T07:20:33-10:00

How do illegal Hawaii property improvements affect new owners?

How do illegal Hawaii property improvements affect new owners? Joanna from Cantwell, Alaska asks: If a property has unpermitted improvements such as additional bedrooms or buildings, how can that affect the new owners? Can things be approved retroactively? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other

How do illegal Hawaii property improvements affect new owners?2020-09-11T08:48:27-10:00

What does $200-250k buy in Hawaii?

What does $200-250k buy in Hawaii? This is a combination of two questions, one from Jason in Knoxville, Tennessee : What can I expect for $200K for a condo on each island? What amenities/age/condition to look for? What neighborhoods to check out? And the other from George, I have about $250,000 to spend on a

What does $200-250k buy in Hawaii?2020-09-10T07:43:02-10:00

Cost of renovation in Hawaii vs. Mainland?

Cost of renovation in Hawaii vs. Mainland? Linda from San Diego asks: Oahu has alot of older homes . If I purchase one, is the cost of renovation construction similar to mainland or significantly more. Single wall vs double wall. Termites? Insurance? The important stuff to be sure to know before buying that's specific to

Cost of renovation in Hawaii vs. Mainland?2020-09-10T05:04:35-10:00

Cost of Electricity in Hawaii?

Cost of Electricity in Hawaii? Lisa of El Cerrito asked: Oahu has alot of older homes . If I purchase one, is the cost of renovation construction similar to mainland or significantly more. Single wall vs double wall. Termites? Insurance? The important stuff to be sure to know before buying that's specific to the island.

Cost of Electricity in Hawaii?2020-08-17T07:25:18-10:00

Can I buy and live in a short term rental?

Can I buy and live in a short term rental? Joanne from Maine asked: What are some best practices or tips for working with a third party service or company for help maintaining and renting out a property as a short-term rental when it is not occupied by the owners? Would it be reasonable to

Can I buy and live in a short term rental?2020-08-26T09:54:55-10:00

Places near hikes with dogs on leash?

We answered this video from Melissa of Thornton, CO: Are there many places to hike where I can bring my dog on leash? By hiking, I mean with a decent decline/incline for a good workout of probably 4+ miles, and not just "walking" on mostly level ground--I consider that trail walking, not hiking LOL! My

Places near hikes with dogs on leash?2020-07-14T07:24:29-10:00

How much to rent a condo for one month on Oahu?

How much to rent a condo for one month on Oahu? Jim asks: What's the approximate cost of renting a condo for one month on Oahu? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other Friday on our Hawaii Real Estate YouTube channel or our Living in

How much to rent a condo for one month on Oahu?2020-08-17T07:25:47-10:00

Average cost per sq ft in Kona?

Average cost per sq ft in Kona? I'm considering buying some land on Kona, and would like to know what is the average cost per square feet for building a new house between 1700 and 2000 sf on Kona? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every

Average cost per sq ft in Kona?2020-08-17T07:26:06-10:00

August weather in Hawaii – with hurricanes

August means hurricane season is in Hawaii and we had our first very close call with hurricane Douglas. I talk about August weather in general, what it's like when hurricanes are coming, and a little bit of what happened with hurricane Douglas Questions about Hawaii's weather are one of the most popular searches so each

August weather in Hawaii – with hurricanes2020-08-05T10:35:00-10:00

Condo Assoc in Hawaii – good vs bad ones?

How can you tell the good from the bad condos? Mr. Young asked us live on the show: "Great info. Mahalo nui, guys! Is there a way to know which condo associations are reliable or not as far as handling maintenance / fees? Who or what do you suggest in order to find out?" This

Condo Assoc in Hawaii – good vs bad ones?2020-08-17T07:26:21-10:00