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By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Surveys and the case of Encroachments in Honolulu April 7th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Negotiating One of the issues that can be shown on a perimeter survey is called a encroachment. In layman’s terms, an encroachment is when a wall, gate, pool or some other improvement crosses t...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Honolulu’s I-9 Sports June 6th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs Given that I have school age children, over the last several years, I have had a chance to experience a wide variety of Honolulu’s youth sports programs. We have played Wai-Kahala flag football and baseball, Police Athletic Leagues, K...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Yaay! A Decline In Housing Inventory! June 5th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs Today’s Wall Street Journal article talks about a decline in the number of homes for sale on a national basis.   I’ll take all of the positive news I can get. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL POST

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Can A School Have An Impact on Honolulu Real Estate Values? June 5th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 I attended the oldest High School west of the Rocky Mountains, Lahainaluna, on Maui. It was founded in 1831, but this is not the institution of which I write today. Punahou school, in H...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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To Add Or Not To Add to Your Honolulu Contract? June 4th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 Here is another part of your Honolulu contract quiver. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties uses an Addendum to the Purchase Contract and many firms mirror this document. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIR...

By Barbara Abe
(East Oahu Realty)
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The real estate condo market in Hawaii Kai in May, 2008 was down from 2007.   In May, 20 units sold compared to 36 last year, for a median sales price of $559,500 compared to $565,000 in 2007.  Year-to-date, 91 condos have sold vs. 106 last year.  Median sales price this year has been $540,000 ag...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Termites in Honolulu Real Estate? April 8th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Negotiating If a termite could eat wood, how much wood could a termite eat? Well, it depends whether or not the termite is of the ground variety or from the tribe of the dry wood termites. The latter can still...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Honolulu’s Twin Brothers of Different Mothers June 3rd, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs To be politically correct, I need to say “Twin Sisters of Different Fathers.” I know what you’re thinking, where is Keahi going today. During yesterday’s workout, I began pondering the...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Hawaii’s Purchase Contract Makes Honolulu Real Estate Easy! June 2nd, 2008 categories: Reasons To Sell If you are planning on buying or selling real estate in Honolulu it is good idea to familiarize yourself with the Hawaii Association of Realtors Purchase Contract. Those of us who have been arou...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Reasons To Sell Your Honolulu Real Estate-1031 Exchange April 16th, 2008 categories: 1031 Exchanges, Reasons To Sell Before you consider an IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange you will want to seek counsel from your financial advisor, CPA, accountant, attorney and qualified experts in 1031 Exc...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Archive for the '1031 Exchanges' Category Honolulu 2nd Home Seller? April 23rd, 2008 categories: 1031 Exchanges, Reasons To Sell I received an email update from Cindy Naito, of First American Exchange Company, regarding the tax treatment of a second or vacation home. Goods news. Until now it was ...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Days on Market and Negotiating in Honolulu May 30th, 2008 categories: Negotiating, Views of Honolulu In my previous post on negotiating the price of a property, I state that one of the important question to ask is “How long has it been on the market?” Ah yes! The old days on market question! Days...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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What Price Should A Buyer offer On A Honolulu Home? May 29th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Negotiating This picture was taken this past weekend during a visit to Hanalei, on Kauai. The fish was interviewed and then released to his family. No fish was harmed in the making of this blo...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Honolulu’s Landmark Closing…For A While. May 28th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs, Views of Honolulu One of Honolulu’s great landmarks is closing soon. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel will have a seven month $85,000,000 make over. This is great to hear because the last time I was there it still had the ...

By Ronda Ching Day, Call "Help Me Ronda" for your Real Estate Needs!
(Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties)
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One of my favorite neighborhoods in Honolulu is Ala Moana-Kakaako, which is sandwiched between romantic Waikiki and the island's financial district, Honolulu Downtown.  The secret is out that within the next 15 to 20 years, Kakaako will be transformed from its once industrial warehouse character ...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Honolulu: Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Your Family! May 22nd, 2008 categories: Fun & Living, Views of Honolulu Wow! Honolulu was just selected by Best Life Magazine as the best place in the United States to raise a family. Even with the high cost of living, I have always believed this to be tr...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Honolulu Crash Pad Could Help With Mortgage Payments! May 14th, 2008 categories: Reasons To Sell Do you have an extra room in your home or apartment being used to store dust or junk? Given Honolulu’s International Airport, your room could be turned into a cash flow cow. A recent article in the LA...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Oh the value of a view. Over the years, I have noticed that a view brings an “X” factor to the sale of a property. An “X” factor is something that brings additional value to a sale. “X” factors may not be immediately measurable, yet they are real, and people are willing to pay more for a house wi...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Colorful Honolulu House May 20th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Views of Honolulu Color, color, color and more color! Color is in, in Honolulu! This home is full of color and it makes me proud to be an American because it shows our freedoms at work. There are parts of the world where...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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Honolulu Foreclosures, Is This A Good Way To Get A Good Buy? April 21st, 2008 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate 101 That is a definite maybe or maybe not! Let me start by saying that in Honolulu these are two methods of foreclosing on a mortgage. For years Hawaii was a...

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