Real estate can be a great investment for the future. However, navigating landlord/tenant law can be a challenge, especially for new real estate investors. A first-time potential homeowner asked about buying a duplex, to live in half and rent the other half to help pay the […]
With a growing economy, something else has been booming on Maui. Over-tourism is the new buzzword, and a sore spot for many long-time residents as they see their island grow and change, and not always […]
Investing in rental properties can be lucrative, especially if you leverage your financing appropriately. However, do you know how much of that income is really profit?
Understanding how to properly assess rental property investments by using the right calculations essential. Every aspect of costs and potential gains must […]
What does leverage in real estate mean?
Leverage in real estate simply means how much money you borrow to finance an investment property compared to the property’s worth. You are “leveraging” other people’s money to maximize your ability to buy more investment properties with less. The higher […]
Staging a rental property is a little like dating. Not only do you want to make a good first impression, you also want to make a good match for a long-term relationship. People stage homes for sale, and similarly, a staged rental may help you get […]
Finding your next great rental is hard enough. Don’t sabotage yourself by making these never-do mistakes.
Never Rent Sight-Unseen
Browsing online listings is a great way to find a new home. But before sending money or signing a lease, make sure you actually visit the apartment in […]
Home prices are expected to level off. This is based on two important indicators of home appreciation came out this month, both showing the same thing: home price increases are slowing rapidly. Economists are forecasting continued slowdowns in appreciation, according to polls by Reuters, Zillow and […]
In trying to battle Maui’s residential housing crisis, the County of Maui recently eased up on some restrictions regarding “accessory dwellings,” or as we call them, ohanas. In addition to potentially creating more long-term rental units, the new law creates opportunities for homeowners or those looking […]
Many renters assume the landlord or property owner is responsible when things happen to a property. However, covering your personal losses in the event of things like natural disasters, theft and many other scenarios are not among a landlord’s responsibility. That is where renter’s insurance comes […]
Of the many complaints we hear from property owners with self-managed units, tenants trying to use their deposit as their last month’s rent is common. This can be stressful and create a financial burden for the owner.
The first thing owners should understand is that under Hawaii […]