July 9, 2023

PCS Season, July 4th and $1 Million VA Loan Activity on Oahu

This past weekend we wrapped up 4th of July celebrating the birth of our great nation. Today, I'll be discussing PCS Season, BAH Rates in Hawaii, VA loan activity on Oahu through COVID and VA Loan deals over $1 million on Oahu. However, before we start, I'd like ...

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Posted in Loans, Military, Waikiki
April 11, 2023

Have Cash Deals on Oahu Increased over the Past Year?

Well, you might ask yourself why I'm wearing green today instead of the typical blue I'm always wearing in my presentations? It has nothing to do with Saint Patrick's Day, which happened last month. It has a little more to do with this sea of cash I ...

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July 20, 2022

Ready to PCS to Oahu this Summer?

Military Branches on Oahu

Summer PCS Season to and from Oahu in Full Swing

As we're just over mid way through July, many of our active duty military families have been PCSing to and from Oahu. With the rise in mortgage rates we've seen over the past 6-7 months, the buying power ...

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Posted in Loans, Military
June 19, 2021

Pearlridge Condos a Great Option for VA Buyers

As we head into PCS season on Oahu, word is out that it's been a seller's market on Oahu, in particular for detached single family homes. Also, since the Trump Administration removed the cap for VA home loans in the beginning of 2020, there's been a lot ...

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Posted in Loans, Military, Pearl City
Oct. 17, 2020

The Most Important Condo Docs in Hawaii

This past week one of our agents had a question. His client is under contract on a re-sale condo purchase in town. The client was asking him of all the condo docs he's reviewing, what would be considered the most important to review? Well, first off - Here's a ...

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July 13, 2019

Sales Increase 2 Years After Marco Polo Fire

Tomorrow marks two years that have passed since the tragic Marco Polo fire. Last year I wrote an article about the real estate sales in the building a year after the fire. At that time, there were only 2 cash sales that took place. Fast forward to today and sales ...

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Oct. 8, 2018

Thinking About USAA for a VA Loan in Hawaii?

If you're thinking about using USAA for a VA Loan in Hawaii, you may want to think again. Don't get me wrong, USAA has always been a great platform for our veterans when it comes to insurance products, however when it comes to providing great customer service and ...

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Posted in Loans, Military
May 24, 2018

Rising Interest Rates and Purchasing Power in Hawaii

In Hawaii, we are known to have some of the highest real estate prices in the country. So far this year, we've seen a steady increase in interest rates. To keep things simple, here's an illustration that shows how an increase in rates over time could lead to ...

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Posted in Loans
Feb. 7, 2018

Physician Home Loans for Doctors in Hawaii

If you're a medical professional, did you know there is an option for a low down payment of 5% (95% LTV Ratio)?

Physician Loans for Doctors in Hawaii

Loans for medical professionals are available in Hawaii

Even with heavy student loans, making the leap from renter to homeowner is possible. You’ve worked hard to become ...

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Dec. 15, 2010

Oahu's Ilikai Condo Hotel on the Rebound

The Ilikai Condo and Hotel is one of Oahu’s iconic properties made famous with Jack Lord in the opening scene of the original Hawaii Five-O Series.

Jack Lord at the Ilikai

With the popularity of the new Hawaii Five-O Series, weak U.S. dollar, and the peak holiday season approaching, we’ve been getting more and ...

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Posted in Ilikai, Loans, Waikiki