Keahi Pelayo's (honolulurealtoranimal) Blog

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August 26th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs My friend Ed Chu, an insurance agent with ACW Group, emailed me an article concerning possible increases in flood insurance rates for Honolulu properties. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.
August 25th, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Forbes online had a post concerning an increase, nationally, in foreclosures. “One in three new foreclosures between April and June was from a prime, fixed-rate loan, up from one in five a year earlier. Last year, subprime adjustable-rate loans caused t...
August 24th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 A photo is worth a thousand words (wish I would have been the one to coin this phrase).  No matter how eloquent a writer may be, there is no substitute for having a set of pictures posted with your listing. The Wall Street Journal online conf...
August 20th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs In past posts, I have talked about the importance of making sure your Honolulu home is really easy to show.  There are several components to this equation. 1.  You, the homeowner, must be willing to show your home on as short a...
August 14th, 2009 categories: Honolulu House For Sale, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Until now my posts on planning have generally applied to house and condominiums, but today’s post has to do with condos alone (part 10 of my planning post). 10.  For condominiums. a.  Review the house rules. b.  Try t...
August 6th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Condominiums, Honolulu Real Estate 101 If someone asks me about the Honolulu real estate market, I answer “In General it is gaining strength and may be favoring sellers.  In specific, it could favor either the buyer or the seller.”  I am not trying to avoid t...
August 5th, 2009 categories: Distressed Properties, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Brendt Montgomery has his 15 minutes of fame! Unfortunately, it may not be the way he wanted to get it.  Brendt volunteered his story for a recent Wall Street Journal article about mistakes that can be made by first time...
August 4th, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Its been a while since I posted on tourists from China coming to Hawaii.  Two things recently occurred to inspire me to write this post.  First, the Honolulu Star Bulletin and other local papers reported about Hainan Airlines application to offer service...
August 3rd, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 Today’s Wall Street Journal laments that the upper end of the real estate market is still slow.  The recent good news of increased sales and, in some cases, prices is taking place in the low to moderate price ranges of ...
July 30th, 2009 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate 101 In previous posts, I have talked about the crazy appraisal rules enacted at the beginning of May.  The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that the rules have been creating problems. “New rules aimed at making home...

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