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  The IRS is nice to homeowners, no kidding. Here are the some of the tax breaks available.Purchase Costs Deduction. In most cases, any loan discount points and origination fees are tax deductible for the buyer, no matter who pays for them. Any "daily interest" paid on the mortgage at closing is ...
Why spend Thousands of Dollars on Expensive Marketing?Why not learn to boost your own listing and look like a Marketing Star?Why not have Marketing tools that work 24 Hours, while you sleep?Why not see your own listing go Viral on Social Media?You can even go to the next level and see your listin...
Many times Clients are asking me, where are we in this Real estate Market on Maui. Often times I am looking for some good Charts by the Maui Board of Real Estate but this week I was running into this nice Chart that will tell the Story of the US Housing Market in General.         
The data for the Maui real estate market in 2017 is finally complete, and we get to look at the big picture for the year to get a better idea of what we can expect from 2018. According to the report released by the Realtors Association of Maui, home sales increased by 8.8 percent in 2017, compar...
You have fallen in love with Maui and with the lush, tropical landscape along with the pristine weather, we sure don’t blame you! And let’s face it, you have most likely considered making the big move here. You have dreamt about it, thought about it, and spoke about it with all of your friends. ...
******* THIS IS NOT A DRILL *********  How do I even express how frustrated,  and mad I am right now!  For people that did not experience the moment, I could never explain it in a way that you could understand, but I will try.  At about 8::00 this morning my phone went off with an emergency aler...
A market update for Ma'alaea Maui follows.  Ma'alaea is a centrally-located area on Maui with 10 condominiums with approximately 564 units and 8 homes.  I live in Ma'alaea and love it here.  Additional information is available upon request.  For self-service, go to
What a week we had in Hawaii. Starting out with a false missile alert that had everyone looking for cover.  One of my friends Roger was walking on the beach and his wife called him to let him know. He thought, well this is a perfect place to finish my life, kind of a no worries be happy attitude...
Thinking about buying an oceanfront condo in West Maui? Many of the listings in this area would make for a sublime getaway, providing every feature that makes Maui such an amazing place to live, whether part-time or all year round. This week, we'd like to spotlight one such lovely condo with 3 b...
JUST LISTED!5143 Bakman Ave. #320, North Hollywood, CA   $325,000   NoHo Arts District! Super-clean and stylish 3rd-Floor, one good size bedroom, one full bath unit right in the center of Metro NoHo! Stainless appliances, granite counters, fireplace, wet bar, living room balcony, and nice walk-i...

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