Hawaii Real Estate News


No Plumber Necessary

We've all had those annoying toilet issues/noises that won't seem to go away. The toilet still works so we hold off on calling in a professional until it's too late. Some of these toilet problems will not necessarily get worse …

Update or Credit?

When planning to sell your home, one thing people consider is if you should update the interior (flooring, appliances, etc) or be ready to provide a credit to a potential buyer. Each situation is different so you have to decide …

FHA Steamlines Refinance Process

If you have an FHA loan and are looking to refinance you'll be interested in the upcoming streamlined process.  This will be effective June 11th, 2012 Qualifying homeowners must be current on their payment The new lender is not required …

A Short Sale That Might Actually Be Short

Many of those who have attempted to purchase short sales understand that the name is not indicative of a quick sale.  In fact, short sales have been known to take 3-6 months while the lien holder(s) attempt to funnel through …

How Can I Choose The Right Professional?

When selecting the right professional it is not just buying the service, it is choosing the right service relationship that fits your needs. Rather than just hiring a person who is "nice" or "looks honest", here are four C's that …

Tips on Removing Wallpaper

Wallpaper can add a nice touch to a room or, if you're a person who likes clean-looking walls, it can be a sight for sore eyes. If you've recently purchased a home or maybe your wallpaper is old and peeling …

DIY Landscaping

Need to remodel your front yard but don't have the funds to do it?  Although it may not be "as easy as pie", here are some ways you can have a beautifully landscaped yard without spending your hard-earned money and …

Q. When I put my home on the market in a few months, how will market value be established?

A.Market value is simply what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept.  This answer assumes that both parties are well informed about closed home sales that are “comparable” based on four important factors: Location.  …

Q. What Color Do I Paint My House?

A. Picking the right paint color can be more difficult than figuring out what to wear.  At least you can go home and change your clothes if you find yourself mismatched.  It is a good idea to first observe what kind of …

How can I make my home appear larger without remodeling?

A.  There are many tricks to fool the eye and make each room in your home to appear larger than its actual dimensions.  Try a few of these tips: Use mirrors to reflect the focal point of your room.  The …