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Hybrid real estate brokerage in Hawaii expands its presence

Hybrid real estate brokerage in Hawaii expands its presence New Broker-in-Charge appointed by the Hawaii Real Estate Team Maui, HI (Dec. 7, 2016) Hawaii Real Estate Team and the United States Real Estate Corporation today announced that Benjamin Tabios R(B), a top producer and team leader in Hawaii real...

Moving Checklist

MOVING CHECKLIST FOR HAWAII There are so many details to handle as you prepare for a move. It can seem like a daunting task. This checklist will help you manage the process and not forget anything. The Important Stuff Call utility companies (electric, gas, water, cable) to cancel your...

Pricing your home to sell – Science or Art?

Is it a science, or art, pricing your property to sell? Do you want to just list it, or sell it? Selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu? The price to sell is a direct function of marketing. A strategic market price will complement our marketing campaign and position...

The Home Inspection

Home Inspection in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Sound Home Inspection Advice When purchasing a home one of the most important steps for a buyer is doing a complete evaluation of the property. This typically means hiring a professional home inspector. The home inspectors job is to point out any...

Can I Build A Home On Conservation Zoned Land?

BUILDING A HOME IN A CONSERVATION DISTRICT: YES OR NO? Except for land that is also in the Special Management Area (SMA)…the Conservation District is solely under State jurisdiction. The Conservation District is further divided into four main subzones: Protective, Limited, Resource, and General. In terms of uses, the...

Will you be my friend if I give you $20,000?

My friend is an agent, should I use them? Buying or selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu, are your thinking you will have to use your friend? Some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate, but experts caution...

Preparing your home to sell

Preparing your home to sell in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu? WANT TO KNOW WHICH HOME IMPROVEMENTS GIVE THE BEST PAYBACK? If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, or finishing your backyard, you probably want to get your investment back when you sell your home. But when it comes to...

How to Know If you Have Priced Your Home Too High?

Do you want to list or sell your home? If you are selling your home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu a high (wrong) price may alienate interested buyers before they even take a real look at your property. The following 10 are indicative signs of an overpriced home. Top...

Hawaii Real Estate Practices

Real Estate Practices in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Closing Costs / Payment Splits For residential transactions, buyer and seller split the escrow fees equally. The cost of the owner’s title insurance policy is split, with the seller paying 60% and the buyer 40% and the buyer paying for extended or...