Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Making Sure You Get a Return On Investment From Your Remodel
How Much Should I Invest?
If you are thinking about remodeling, the first thing you need to consider is how much of that investment will you really see when you sell your home on the Big Island. Most experts agree, that you’re much less likely to recoup your investment for a major kitchen or bathroom remodel than you would if you spent the same amount on basic home maintenance such as new siding. According to a recent study done by Remodeling Magazine, replacing your siding… Read More
Friday, November 11, 2016
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
Friday, September 9, 2016
Are you considering moving to Hawaii? It is an amazing place to live. When you look at the best places to live in Hawaii, you need to think about your lifestyle and ask yourself the following questions:
Do you prefer rural or urban areas? Are you more of a mountain or beach person? How much time do you spend at home? Do you drive? Do you need public transportation access? Do you entertain a lot? What do you do with your free time?
Best places to live in Hawaii
You cannot find the right spot in Hawaii to live until… Read More
Friday, December 18, 2015
While most people think Hawaii is small and though it is in comparison to many other states, when you live on the Big Island, you will find you need an effective method of getting around. As you consider Big Island real estate, you need to be thinking about how you will get from one place to another. Using a taxi is often too expensive for regular use, so there are other options you should take into consideration.
Buy Your Own Car
When you first start looking at homes for sale on the Big Island, you may think it’s best to sell… Read More
Thursday, September 17, 2015
The weather in Hawaii is known to be beautiful throughout much of the year, but the threat of hurricanes can be quite real when living on the Big Island. For this reason, it’s critical to talk to your Big Island realtor about what to expect, especially when it comes to buying hurricane insurance. Although few hurricanes do serious damage to the island, being prepared ensures you are covered in the event a hurricane strikes.
Hurricane Insurance Is Extra
Many people make the mistake of thinking their homes are covered from flooding and other damage due to hurricanes. However, most standard homeowner’s policies… Read More
Thursday, September 3, 2015
“We bought a vacation home several years ago on the Big Island. We’ve loved coming to Hawaii since we first married; our vacation home has been perfect for us as our kids grew up. But now we’d like to sell it and buy a bigger home more suited to our lifestyle today. We’re planning on retiring there soon, and want the perfect house for when we do. We’ll be in Hawaii this fall; should we wait until we are there to put our home up for sale?”
I receive phone calls like this one all the time. It’s common for… Read More