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I concur with Elizabeth. Buyer's agents often don't do their part in keeping the short sale going. Buyers need eductation, honesty, communication and nurturing. Hey, who doesn't need that?If you want to listen to how many ways can I say no, ask me about repairs on a short sale. Or, price renegoti...
04/05/2012
About three hundred plus Kauai residents joined together tonight to support Wendy Valentine, a wonderful woman who has given so much to the Kauai community. Wendy and husband Cary organized a Friends of Wendy Valentine benefit with silent auction, and rockin' dancin' music form the YES Men and Bu...
11/06/2010
Kauai Foreclosure Update for the week of October 24th – 31st Last week on Kauai, 4 properties were reverted back to the lender on the courthouse steps. 3 auctions were canceled and SIXTY auctions were postponed. Is this a reflection of some of the foreclosure freeze news? One can only guess, but...
11/04/2010
I saw an article on the net from last week reporting the HAFA numbers through the Treasury Department. Given the delays on my own HAFA-compliant short sales, the story is not that hard to believe. Here on Kauai, when a homeowner qualifies for HAFA in their primary residence, it seems only logical...
11/04/2010
Once again I am getting ready to deliver a couple of seminars entitled, "Home Retention 101" for homeowners on Kauai. The sessions are Monday November 1st at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kapaa (formerly the Aston Kauai Beach at Makaiwa). In the spirit of Halloween I was think...
10/30/2010
Here on the small and lush Garden Island, we have two primary types of homeowners. Those foks who live on the island, many of whom were born and raised here. The second type of owner is an absentee owner, those who have their second home or vacation rental properties on Kauai. In the current dist...
09/21/2010
A year ago I helped to produce three seminars entitled "Short Sales Demystified". I was working in the short sale space and was looking to provide assistance to local homeowners who may have been in trouble with their mortgages and in risk of foreclosure. I held the sessions hoping to find homeow...
09/04/2010
This just listed property is over four acres located in Kapaa, on Kauai's east side. In Hawaii we often use the term CPR ( Condominium Property Regime) to describe the method of dividing a property through the Real Estate Commission. This property at 4477 Kanaele Rd. is a two-unit CPR. Unit A has...
08/30/2010
The new Fannie Mae guidelines are creating a little controversy. What else would you expect from a government program?Fannie Mae came out with new underwriting guidelines for borrowers who have a history of pre-foreclosure, deed-in-lieu foreclosure, and short sales. The guidelines make it easier ...
06/03/2010
Time is running out for the extended first-time homebuyer’s tax credit. Join the experts from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Title Guaranty Escrow, Hawaii Life Real Estate, and 101 Financial who are co-sponsoring four free first-time homebuyer seminars on March 22, 24th and 26th and the following wee...
03/18/2010
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