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Well the obvious answer is that the economy is down, no one is spending money and that unfortunately for Centex their build/sell cycle was about one - two years too late. A fellow homeowner friend who works in the financial markets came up with a techincal answer which was really interesting so I...
At first glance, the answer would be yes. To me, the HOA dues are high, I have a hard time accepting them, (this is my first time of purchasing at a resort). So I decided to do a little research: Believe it or not, compared to other places, they're not so bad. The HOA fees at Wailea Beach Villa's...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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The backlash from companies holding expensive junkets and conventions while receiving federal bail out money is taking it's toll on hotel revenue as groups cancel their conventions in droves.Wall Street Journal ArticleThe interesting point made here is that "Hotels are Businesses Too". All of the...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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With my very informal analysis (feel free to correct me if you know the actual #) I believe that there are around 40 villas for rent out of the 125 or so that have already been purchased. Talking with homeowners, I think this number is going to increase as people who previously would not have wor...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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A Short Sale Strategy for Ko Olina and Kapolei HI  For additional information and resources, visit my short sale website at :                                         Short Sale website I wonder if there isn't a convergence of events where one needs to anticipate the future in order to best choose...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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       In a recent article sourced from Realty Trac, January foreclosure data in Hawaii and the mainland was reported. As a state, there were 337 filings in the month, more than double than the Jauary 2008 count of 123. Before August 2008, the average monthly amounts had been 149. As you can see...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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Target Kapolei Telephone #: (808) 457-3679 The new Target at the Kapolei Commons Shopping Center has opened. They started hiring employees about a month ago. They plan on hiring up to 1,200 people for this location and the Salt Lake location. People camped out overnight to be in line for the jobs...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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Costco Kapolei Telephone #: (808) 674-3900 The Costco in Kapolei has opened! It is built on 17.75 acres and the warehouse is 159,019 sf. A gas station is also here. At full build out they will employ 200 - 300 associates. 50 employees have transfered over from the Waipio location to get things go...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 What you can do: You can live here full time or use your place as a second home and leave it empty when you are not here. If you wish to rent out your place, you have the option of renting the place out yourself, hiring a management company (as approved by the board)...
Thursday, February 12th, 2009 Good Question! What you own: Of course, homeowners who purchase their villa's own their property. This is defined as the airspace inside of your Villa. This is typical of Condo projects. What you don't own: Unlike other condo projects, we don't own the public areas s...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 Your Expenses I had another thought this morning; new buyers are going to pay 25% - 35% less than I paid for my villas. So a villa that would have cost $1,500,000.00 with a 20% down payment would have a $1,300,000.00 mortgage with a payment of $7,794.16 per month at...
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 Question: Will Rentals Cover HOA (Home Owners Association) dues and other expenses? I currently receive enough rental income in both of my units to cover HOA. (A two bedroom villa and a three bedroom villa.) I have listed the monthly HOA dues below. It currently takes...
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 A client asked me this question yesterday, I thought I would post my response in case it might help others. In my first post I mentioned that the Centex will be lowering their prices 25% - 35% or more from their last published price at the final sales even on June 6th...
Monday, February 9th, 2009 Your view from the Beach Front, Beach Tower Villa and Ocean Front, Ocean Tower Villa. The Beach Tower is closest to the water with the Ocean Tower right behind the Beach Tower. When standing on the beach, the right side of the Ocean Tower has unobstructed views to the w...

By Alfred Harding
(Beach Villa Resort)
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  News Flash - February 1st, 2009 The property developer of the Beach Villas at Ko Olina has announced that they will liquidate, sell at deep discount, clearance out, fire sale, what ever you wish to call it, all remaining villas at the Ko Olina Beach Resort at a final sales event on June 6th & ...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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 Aloha!Most searches that are available to the public limit the ability to search for foreclosed property and short sales. If you are interested in finding Short Sales and Foreclosure sales in the Kapolei, Ko Olina and Ewa Beach areas, you will love this link! Search for Foreclosures It will tak...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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 If you are interested in finding Short Sales and Foreclosure sales in the Kapolei, Ko Olina and Ewa Beach areas, you will love this link! Search for ForeclosuresIt will take you to a page with 8 one click searches covering our market, broken down by type of home, type of sale and location. If y...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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   Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates and Villas- Single Family Property for sale         Ko Olina is best known for it's peaceful lagoons, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club and the 5 star Marriott Hotel. But nestled within Ko Olina are enchanting neighborhoods like Coconut Plantation, Ko Olina Hillside, Ko...

By Michael Hege, R
(Beach Villa Realty,LLC)
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Centex, the developer of the Beach Villas at Ko Olina has suspended sales of their remaining 125 +/- units in preparation of having a Final Sale event on June 6th and June 7th, 2009. I received this email from their Sales Executive yesterday: Huge news!! The beautiful Beach Villas at Ko Olina wil...

By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
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I recently spent a few days looking at homes with customers in Kapolei Knolls.  Homes at Kapolei Knolls were developed by D.R. Horton.  This is a newer neighborhood by Hawaii standards, many of the homes for sale are just a few years old.  Homes here average about 2,000 square feet interior with ...

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