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Should You Downsize Your Next Home?

Many Americans find themselves downsizing, motivated by debt, from the nest getting emptied or retirement. Moving to a smaller home or condominium may have some surprising benefits. However, determining how much smaller to go can be tricky.

Finance guru Dave Ramsey says the average family in America […]

Should You Downsize Your Next Home?2021-02-22T16:23:51-10:00

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2021?

2020 was an odd year for the mortgage industry. Instead of a market crash due to the pandemic and economic turmoil, home prices and sales actually rose. At the beginning, low-interest rates, low unemployment, and rising rents drove the housing market up. As the pandemic wore on, […]
Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2021?2021-01-28T20:45:48-10:00

UPDATE: Business Changes Due to Coronavirus / COVID-19

Hawaii is now welcoming back visitors with its pre-travel testing program, allowing travelers from out-of-state to proceed without the 10-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 before they arrive in the islands. Some further restrictions vary by island, and travelers are strongly advised to stay […]

UPDATE: Business Changes Due to Coronavirus / COVID-192021-01-20T16:53:22-10:00

6 Actionable Steps to Sell Your Maui Condo Fast

If you have been following our real estate market reports, you know closed condo sales lagged behind residential sales in 2020 on Maui. However, in December statistics we saw that start to turn around. Whether you want to take advantage of a robust market, or have […]

6 Actionable Steps to Sell Your Maui Condo Fast2021-01-18T11:38:03-10:00

Housing Market Crash or Rise in 2021?

Instead of just relying a crystal ball, there are some facts that help predict what will happen to home buying and selling in the coming year.

Throughout the pandemic, residential real estate markets across the country have remained steady, and most have even seen growth. […]

Housing Market Crash or Rise in 2021?2020-12-22T10:23:18-10:00

Remodeling Projects that are Best for Resale

In today’s market, remodels that are planned with a return on investment in mind is essential. Properties are selling quickly, so only those projects with the best opportunity to increase value are worth the investment. For investment properties, you can then rent your units […]
Remodeling Projects that are Best for Resale2020-11-30T02:25:03-10:00

Should You Buy Property During COVID-19?

We often receive questions about whether this is the right time to buy, considering COVID-19 has hung around longer than expected. It’s understandable—both buyers and sellers are worried about making a move right now. However, for those in a good position to buy or […]
Should You Buy Property During COVID-19?2020-10-13T00:42:38-10:00