Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Buying a home on the Big Island?
Here are 4 tips…
Quite possibly one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your lifetime will be buying your first home. It can be a bit overwhelming and you may even feel like you are having to learn a second language: Escrow, interest rates, down payments, HOAs, credit scores, pre-approvals. Let’s start by assuming that you clicked on this article because you have made the decision to purchase a home—and you fall into the category above and are actually going to read the 5 tips you should consider before you… Read More
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Yachting on the Islands
The Hawaiian Islands offer some of the best sailing in the world and is one of the many reasons that draws people to come to Hawaii and make it their permanent home. Waikiki offers steady wind and a relatively calm bay for sailing and power boating all year. Diving, snorkeling, and swimming off your boat in the crystal-clear water is something everyone loves to do. It really is living the dream lifestyle! However, with the limited slips and moorings available on Oahu, let’s talk about where you can keep your boat when you live on Oahu.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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?
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Island has always been a want-to-go destination for adventure travelers worldwide and in recent years more and more people are deciding to move to the Big Island to live out their dreams.
It’s no surprise that this is so as Hawaii has a lot to offer with an active volcano that can be biked, hiked and explored; the world’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea that has an altitude of 4,205 meters (13,796 feet).
And, that is only the beginning of what there is to see and do on the Big Island from tropical rain-forests, towering waterfalls and lava tubes… Read More
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Color is everywhere in Hawaii and whether it is the inviting blue of a clear summer sky on the Big Island or the cold impersonal gray of a waiting room colors have a psychological and physical impact on us.
We all react to colors, however, there are a number of factors influence that reaction. Although researchers have tried for years to pin down a universal classification system that predicts how people interpret and respond to the colors around them, none have accomplished it.
What they have discovered is that as much as colors and hues… Read More