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The new Short Service Agent Designation is long overdue. It is a title that many would love to present to real estate agents who are not behaving in a professional manner. The designation could be presented by clients who are not getting a reasonable level of service. It could also be presente...
I regularly hear stories of people who regret their decision when selecting their agent to list their home for sale. Here are two of the most common categories I run into. 1) They picked the agent who offered a discount or flat fee and were told they would get the same full service as oth...
This Mililani sales report covers zip code 96789 which covers the planned community of Mililani (Mililani Town and Mililani Mauka) and the Valleys outside the planned community (which includes Launani Valley and Waipio Acres). The Mililani Real Estate Market has shown mixed signs during the fir...
Our Code of Ethics had a few changes for 2012. In the past it was a violation of the Code of Ethics for a Realtor to make false or misleading statements against a competitor. The word competitor was changed to real estate professional in the Code of Ethics. Here are a couple of questions that c...
We get so many calls and e-mails, trying to sell pie in the sky. For them to be so active, telemarketers must believe real estate agents are easy picking. There are two groups that pester us the most. SEO Services (Search Engine Optimization): Wouldn’t it be worth $3100 if we can get you on pa...
This post has been updated to reflect changes in 2014. See the full article on ProtheroGroup.com: Buying a Home with a VA Loan in Hawaii in 2014.
Monthly BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) for Honolulu County. The new VA mortgage cap for 100% financing in Honolulu County is: $695,700. (Larger amounts will require some down payment.) RANK WITH DEPENDANTS WITHOUT DEPENDANTS RANK WITH DEPENDANTS WITHOUT DEPENDANTS E-1 $1,860 $1...
Beginning January 1st, 2012 the VA Mortgage limits for 100% financing for Hawaii will be going down a little. For Oahu County is will be: $695,750 For all other Hawaii Counties it will be: $625,500 VA Jumbo loans will be handled the same way. Most of the Hawaii lenders require 25% down payment f...
Jeff Foxworthy has, “you might be a redneck.” I have, “you might consider another line of work.” If you are a real estate agent or a loan officer and: 1) You don’t put your client’s needs ahead of yours; you might consider another line of work. 2) You don’t return phone calls on a time...