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Sold Your Home? Downsizer’s Guide to Stress-Free Moving

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but it is also a monumental task that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. This is especially true when downsizing. What others may see as clutter is your life lived as you remember it. We've put together a few simple strategies to help you get moving, and take some memories along with you.

Sold Your Home? Downsizer’s Guide to Stress-Free Moving2021-06-29T16:45:40-10:00

What is Up with the Crazy Lumber Prices?

If you are in the market for any type of wood—from plywood or sheeting to standard 2x4s, be prepared for a massive sticker shock. U.S. lumber futures contracts for May 2021 delivery were priced at $1,645 per 1,000 board feet, about 60% higher than they […]

What is Up with the Crazy Lumber Prices?2021-05-31T07:59:27-10:00

A Year In- Our COVID Housing Market

A Year In- Our COVID Housing Market2021-05-23T11:27:10-10:00

Real Estate Market Report March 2020 vs March 2021

It is interesting to compare today’s market with where we were a year ago. Would we have predicted this activity in a pandemic? Maui sales activity is up in March 2021. Home sales are up 46% and condo sales up 43% from last year.

The median sales […]

Real Estate Market Report March 2020 vs March 20212021-04-26T18:18:03-10:00

Is Now a Good Time to Buy an Investment Property on Maui?

Most investors know the basic premise for success: “Buy Low and Sell High.” Seems simple, but in practice it is not. In real estate, we really don’t know the best time to buy until years past the purchase, when see if purchase prices have gone up […]

Is Now a Good Time to Buy an Investment Property on Maui?2021-04-12T14:34:07-10:00

Take Care of These 6 Tasks Before Selling Your Home

To get top dollar when selling your home, there’s no question a well-kept home will sell better, even if you have moved out. Be sure to address small fixes (broken doorbells or leaky faucets) so buyers aren’t left to wonder if there are bigger […]
Take Care of These 6 Tasks Before Selling Your Home2021-03-31T09:12:35-10:00

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