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How Virtual Reality is Helping the Real Estate Industry

How VR is Helping the RE Industry

The Virtual Real Estate Industry

 

Virtual reality (VR) used to be a thing of future, but is now the latest and greatest in real estate technology. This sci-fi like experience can transport you into different world and scenarios. Virtual reality technology has been adapted for entertainment, gaming, education, and even job training. The ability to move to different worlds while also having total control of your body in a life-like setting is a game changer to many industries, and real estate is no exception. Virtual reality is reinventing the home-buying and remodeling industry;

 

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Understanding Realtor Fees And How They Fit Into The Overall Cost Of Selling

Realtor Fees

 

If you are looking at selling your home, then you will have questions or concerns at some point. The price you pay the real estate agent is probably one of your first thoughts. This cost is different for every seller, so how do you know what you have to pay to sell your house? Agent prices can vary because of the area, price of the house, and additional items. The best way to know what the broker expects you to pay is to ask for a listing agreement says Bankrate.

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How Do You Create Great Curb Appeal?

How Do You Create Great Curb Appeal?

Are you preparing to sell your home on the Big Island? Does your yard look a little dull? Do you want to spruce up your front porch to make it more appealing? Do you want a space where you can entertain, relax, or enjoy the outdoors? Adding a new coat of paint, a few pots of plants or an elegant arbor to your front yard will help you get the design you want, and it may boost the value of your home a bit. Whether you plan to live in your home for years to come, or you are… Read More

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House Staging Tips for Selling on the Big Island of Hawaii

Home Staging Tips

The Big Island of Hawaii may be paradise to all who reside here, the trouble is that with so many interested in buying a home, you might not get the full price you were hoping when you sell. Working with a local real estate agents will not only ensure you get the most qualified traffic through the doors, you can rely on their experience to help make your potential buyers emotionally connect with your property.

 

Here are a few tips from the top realtors on the Big Island of Hawaii for staging your home to sell for maximum price:

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9 Tips to Sell Your Home on the Big Island

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9 Tips to Sell Your Home in Hawaii

It seems that there is always someone in the market for a new home in Hawaii. Real estate sales volume for the 2017 is on a healthy trend over 2016 and sales for single family homes is up from the previous year so sellers are feeling good. However, those who are looking to sell their homes by the end of this year or in 2018 should not become complacent.

Buyers are being particular and when they move to Hawaii they are looking for a particular lifestyle. So you want to make sure… Read More

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Fee Simple vs. Leasehold vs. Fee Available

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Fee Simple vs. Leasehold vs. Fee Available

While browsing through the listings for your new home on the Big Island you may be coming across the phrase “Leasehold,” Fee Simple,” and “Fee Available. This is particularly so for many condominiums on the market. A buyer might find a building that could have several condos for sale with one being sold as “Fee Simple,” one as a “Leasehold,” and another with as “Fee Available” making it a challenge to understand the difference.

So what are these terms and what do they mean to you as a buyer?

Fee Simple

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Ideal Elevation, Ocean Views, 4 car garage, NO Monthly HOA’s, Close to Town

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Enjoy the beautiful sunset views from this spectacular home on over an acre of property. Nestled in a small, gated community without a monthly HOA, on an ideal elevation, this home truly has everything to offer. The grand covered entry has double doors which will lead you into the home to notice the beautiful ocean views. Enjoy the view from inside as you open the 20′ Fleetwood Pocket Doors or from the lanai which boasts a granite top patio bar. The kitchen… Read More

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Hawaii Homes for Sale: Best Value Homes on the Market Today

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Real estate on the Big Island is ever-changing and new properties are becoming available daily. Some of these homes are snatched up so quickly, they sit on the market for only a few weeks before they are snatched up by eager buyers. If you’re looking for the best homes for the best value on the BIg Island today, we put together a few of our favorites we think you should see.

M88-180 Kai Ave
$598.900

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Four Kona Real Estate Fixer-Uppers for Project Buyers

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While it might sound nice to buy a home that is move-in ready and equipped with all the amenities needed and decor desired, such properties rarely come cheap. Many homes that are fully decked out were done so for a fraction of the price that you will pay to buy them in their new and updated state. Instead, look for a home you can buy for less that will sparkle like new after a few investments and a little elbow grease. There are many lovely pieces of Kona real estate that have been used as vacation rentals or second homes… Read More

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4 Tips to Sell Your Big Island Home

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Whether you’re moving back to the mainland, upgrading to a larger space on the Big Island, or downscaling into something smaller, you’ll have to go through process of selling your current home. It isn’t always easy to make the quick sale that so many of us expect. Sellers often become frustrated when they don’t see attractive offers right out of the gate. If you’re Big Island home isn’t selling, here are four things you might want to consider.

1) Make a few key updates

Are there a few cheap fixes or upgrades you could do that would make your home… Read More

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