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Hawaiian Oceanfront View For Sale… Includes a Spectacular Home!

We’ve featured several Hawaiian properties here recently… I suppose we just can’t resist the stunning views. In case a spectacular home on the Big Island hadn’t already secured a spot on your wish list, this one will certainly seal the deal. This one is quintessential Hawaii with the ubiquitous lanai, sliding walls of glass, gated… Read More

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Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal?

Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal? I’ve never felt the need to appeal my property taxes but I’ve known quite a few folks who have, some successful, some not so much. For the most part it was the homeowners who discovered inaccuracies in the information specifically about the property, who prevailed. I’m… Read More

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A Rare Balance: Mortgage Rates Hit a New Low, Home Prices Remain Stable

A Rare Balance: Mortgage Rates Hit a New Low, Home Prices Remain Stable. I realize this isn’t the season that most folks choose to move. Kids are settled into classrooms, ‘bad weather’ season is on its way in most parts of the country, and the holidays are creeping up fast. I get all that, I… Read More

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Western Home Buyers Leading the Nation, Taking Advantage of a Healthy Real Estate Market

Western Home Buyers Leading the Nation, Taking Advantage of a Healthy Real Estate Market. I can attest to the fact that this has been a remarkably dynamic home buying season. The Spring market is historically busy but this year’s activity seems to have been given a little extra boost. Hard to say why, although I… Read More

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Anticipate a Promising Outlook for Home Sellers in 2017

Anticipate a Promising Outlook for Home Sellers in 2017. Home prices continued their climb in September, up 6.3 percent year-over-year and 1.1 percent month-to-month, according to CoreLogic®’s recently released Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast. The Forecast projected a 5.2 percent price increase from September 2016 to September 2017, generating $1 trillion in homeowner… Read More

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Video: Upgrades and Gadgets That Home Buyers Will Notice.

This video mentions the icon bed (ikon?, eycon?, eykon?, eichan?), something I am completely unfamiliar with and was unable to find during an extensive google search. Anyone have any idea what she’s talking about? I’d be really interested to hear about it if you do. One upgrade that is not mentioned here but one that… Read More

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Tips for a Trendy Home in 2017

Tips for a Trendy Home in 2017 This season’s design and paint trends combine the crisp essence of autumn foliage with soft pastels to help bring outdoor-inspired colors into your home. According to Ace Hardware design experts Nathan Fischer, Katie Reynolds and Julie Richard, from cool blues and smoky greens inspired by scenic mountaintop views… Read More

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Home Sellers & Buyers Struggling with the Still Troublesome TRID

The government regulation that includes TRID was meant to benefit consumers. It’s been a bewilderment at best and a disaster in many cases. Home Buyers have experienced unprecedented delays and inexcusable inconvenience and loss as detailed in the article below. The first thing most Realtors noticed was that Home Sellers are apparently not considered consumers… Read More

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Video: Granite is the thing… so what’s the other thing? Choosing a granite Alternative.

In addition to the suggestions in the video below, I’ve recently seen some great looking countertops in Poured Concrete, recycled glass, and even some very attractive new plastic laminates with a number of customizable edges. Builders are offering more options than ever in their New Construction homes and of course your options are unlimited if… Read More

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Location, Location, Location, 4 Reasons Why it’s Essential

Location, Location, Location, 4 Reasons Why it’s Essential Maybe the most overused phrase in Real Estate “Location, Location, Location”. Maybe also the most meaningful. You can change nearly everything about a home, except its location, and I always advise my clients of this. As a matter of fact, I’m currently working with clients who were… Read More