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By Dave White, VA Loan Hero
(VA LOAN HERO-ALOHA LENDING SERVICES)
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just some humble advice to all in our profession. when gathering your facts and information on your interview don't forget to ask a the crucial question " do you have any military service" If so chances are you have a transaction that will stick as long as your loan officer is experienced with VA...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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               Luxury in Paradise It is a true pleasure to be able to offer this property for long term lease. One of only 60 single family residences in the entire Ko Olina Resort. This home overlooks the signature 18th green and across to the Ko Olina Golf Club and Roy's restaurant. Ko Olina K...
First things first, I think it's a 50/50 shot that the final sales event will happen by the planned end of July date. With everything up in the air, I don't see how the sale could happen by then. I could be wrong, but that's my thought. If it were me, I would be using frequent flier miles for tho...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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               The final sale event, originally scheduled for June 6th and 7th has been rescheduled until the weekend of July 25th according to Bruce Sloan, Division President, Centex Destination Properties - Hawaii. The purpose of the rescheduling was explained in a letter from Mr. Sloan sent to...
Just received word that the June 6th & 7th sales event has been postponed until July 25th. Updated: now postponed until September, 2009. I don't have any additional information at this time as to the why's or what for's. Stay Tuned... Thought I would let everyone know in case you had already book...

By 1SG (Ret.) David Kucic, President and Owner
(Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.)
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The growing city of Kapolei, Hawaii, home to RE/MAX Honolulu, continues to thrive as the new metropolis of Oahu.  Construction is still on-going daily as new shopping centers, judicial center and urban core roads are built to make the city of Kapolei as user friendly as possible.   As an expert i...
How do we get Heads in Beds? It takes marketing my friends .... 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working continuously to get the word out about our beautiful slice of paradise, The Beach Villas on Honu Lagoon, Ko Olina, Oahu Hawaii Once we have captured a potential guests interest, we need to follow...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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 For those of you paying attention to the calendar, what seemed liked the distant future in January is quickly coming. The best guess is that there are currently 130 +/- reservations in place for the remaining 120 units. Conventional wisdom is that there will be enough fall out from those partie...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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In almost any conversation I have with people who are interested in Real Estate, the question always comes up as to whether we are at the bottom of, nearing the end or expecting to continue the current declining market. It is a question that I don't know the answer to. The data that I read seems ...
An appropriate reflection from Rudyard Kipling's If regarding the real estate market these days. According to today's Honolulu Star Bulletin article, 724 homes went into foreclosure in the month of March, a 503% increase from last year. The Waikoloa area on the Big Island had the largest number o...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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Pulte Homes agrees to buy Centex in $1.3B deal. Just announced this morning. I received a heads up from a fellow Beach Villa's homeowner who reads my blog. Thanks! The deal is supposed to close in the third quarter of 2009. Interesting, as the big sales event to sell the rest of the Beach Villas ...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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I've been asked a few times about the shopping center that is currently being built in Ko Olina in front of Coconut Plantations. While I had the leasing information, I had never really explored what was going to be there and who the tenants were going to be. The best part of this "cyberworld" tha...

By Chris M.T. Bodden, RA, CDPE - www.BoddenRealEstate.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
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So the economy is pretty BAD right now, most people say it hasn't been this bad since the great depression.  So what should we do...pack up our things and feel sorry for ourselves?  NO THANKS!  I consider myself pretty knowledgeable even though I am young, not a mogul yet but on my way (one day)....
I walked the entire property with a client today who is shopping for a three bedroom villa. A good question to ask is what might be available by the time it's your turn to pick if you sent in your deposit today. With 100+ reservation deposits in for an available 123 units, the pickings get slimme...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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A realtor mentioned that they thought construction had halted at the Disney Resort in Ko Olina. Well as I have observed with my own eyes, (see below photo) and the news article, I don't believe that this is the case. As reported by NBC WPTV channel 5 today: Preliminary site work is underway at Wa...

By Chris M.T. Bodden, RA, CDPE - www.BoddenRealEstate.com
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I still do not understand why there are so many buyers that are still on the fence and not taking the plunge into the market.  With home prices having dropped substantially and interest rates as low as they are, homes are on SALE.  The economy of course is not in very good shape, but people still...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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Saturday February 28th marked the last day existing owners were able to complete their reservations and have their priority on the owners list. As such, it was absolutely wild around the sales office! At 4:30 pm on Saturday when I left with my clients I believe there were 10 people in the office...
Centex sent out a press release on Feb 26th, 2009 announcing their final sales event at the Beach Villa's at Ko Olina to the general public. Note the fine print: Editor's notes: Please note that Centex reserves the right to (i) cancel, modify or postpone the Sales Event, (ii) continue to sell vil...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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Today's Dallas Morning News was touting Mexico as being a great place for baby boomer migration. Before I purchased at the Beach Villas, we also looked long and hard at Mexico as one of our options. So what made us choose Hawaii? 1 - It is the United States of America. 2 - No other place in the ...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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Now that the shouting is over and the new Stimulus law has been passed, I think many of us are wondering what it all means. As REALTORs I think it's very likely that we will receive many benefits from legislation that is at least partially concerned with improving the housing market. Just being k...

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