5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will put you in a better... (more)

Preparing to Sell

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need... (more)

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved. Sub-primes may be history, but you’ll probably still be shown... (more)

​5 Ways to Attract Multiple Offers in a Seller’s Market on Kauai

Are you thinking about selling your property and it’s currently a seller’s market? Keep reading this blog post to discover the 5 ways to attract multiple offers in a seller’s market on Kauai… A seller’s market is one in which the seller has an advantage. Often, it means that there are more buyers than sellers: so many buyers are looking at just a few available... (more)

Foreclosure notice of default in Hawaii – what is it?

If you’ve gotten a foreclosure notice of default and want to know what the heck is going on, keep reading. Basically, a foreclosure notice of default is a document that has to be filed by a lender to start the process of foreclosure. The foreclosure notice of default must be sent to anyone who has an interest in the property (any other loans, lenders, or even... (more)

How To Take Advantage Of A Seller’s Market In Kauai For Home Selling

The success of selling your house depends on the market you’re selling into. In this article, you’ll read about how to take advantage of a seller’s market in Kauai for home selling… In a buyer’s market, there are many sellers and not many buyers. In a seller’s market, it’s the opposite – many buyers and not as many sellers. If you’re a seller in a seller’s market,... (more)

Missing and Remembering Andy Irons Kauai Legend

A 3 times world champion made famous by his epic battles with Kelly Slater. But outside all the victories Andy’s life started to take a turn and his fire was starting to go out. He left the sport in search of himself and took it all back to basics. “i surf because… it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into oblivion”- ANDY IRONS. Watch this... (more)

50 New Year’s Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Each Of Them

New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts. Well, now’s your chance to sit down and prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make, we’ve decided to give you a bit of help – because since the majority... (more)

Fifty-Five Tips for Planning an Affordable Trip to Hawaii

Paradise doesn’t have to be overpriced (it’s not really paradise then, is it?). We show you how to pinch pennies and deduct dollars where it counts. Check out this creative way to see the islands below.… (more)

Get the most from your holiday rental

I believe that. In fact, I know that. Starting my start-up career at Zillow (see this for some perspective) was a very good and very bad pre-cursor for my entrepreneurial journey over the past few years. It was great in the fact that I now KNOW building a technology business at massive scale is possible; I’ve seen it done from the inside. Most people seriously... (more)

The Future Of Real Estate Commissions

When it comes to real estate, it’s all about location. But when it comes to staging a home to sell the highest possible price, the importance of location applies to more than just the street. The placement of your furniture and accessories can make or break a room and potentially even a sale. The look and feel of a space is created by the way the various items... (more)

7 Home Reno's That Will Increase Your Resale Value Big Time

You want to make the most money possible when it comes time to sell your home. The way to do that is by improving and updating the things in your home that buyers look for the most. We compiled this list for those looking to boost their resale value. It’s important to focus on the renovation projects that will net you the highest ROI. All of the projects... (more)

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. As... (more)

Things You Shouldn't Do When Buying a Home

The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we know how stressful it can be... (more)

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