Hawaii real estate blog

By
Real Estate Agent - Century 21 iProperties Hawaii - RS-54129
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I picked up the January 6, 2011 Honolulu Star-Advertiser and was shocked to see that Virginio "Marcus" Marcos passed away on December 6, 2010.  That was a whole month ago and I only read about it today. Marcus and I met back in 1982.  Marcus' friend Dave Cruz was a resident advisor (RA) at Hale ...
06/05/2014
Checking out the foreclosure auction in Honolulu We have a listing in Makiki/Punchbowl that's a short sale.  The property went on the market a little more than two weeks prior to the scheduled foreclosure auction.  We felt the property was priced well at $750,000 for a five bedroom three bath hou...
05/26/2014
I had a good listing, a house in Honolulu with separate entries and kitchens.  This property was going into foreclosure and we were trying to get an offer acceptable to the bank. Our first round resulted in a best offer of $550,000.  We submitted it to the bank and their response was "no".  The ...
05/26/2014
The labor day weekend was a good one for surfing!  The waves on the south shore had 1-3 foot faces with a few larger sets.  These weren't north shore sized waves, but they were great for us weekend surfers. We normally surf in Waikiki and at Diamond Head.  My wife's brother lives near Ala Moana a...
05/26/2014
Honolulu ranked one of the best cities in the world I love to talk about this place I call home.  Monocle Magazine based in London England, ranks cities throughout the world.  For 2008, Honolulu is ranked number 12 and is the highest ranked city in the USA. Monocle claims to use a unique ranking ...
05/26/2014
1 Comments
Hazy day in Hawaii If you haven't heard, Kilauea volcano on the Big Island is making a show!  On the Kalapana side of the island, lava is flowing down into the ocean.  Up on top, sulfur dioxide is spewing out of a vent at Halema'uma'u Crater. Sulfur dioxide is not good stuff.  It is poisonous and...
05/26/2014
Mortgage Credit Certificates for Hawaii home buyers The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program was initiated by the U.S. Tax Reform Act of 1984. The program was designed for low and moderate income earners to buy real estate - usually their first home purchase. In Hawaii, the Hawaii Housing Fi...
05/26/2014
  A few weeks ago I got up at 5:30 a.m. for another Sunday run.  As Ironman Lake Placid nears (July 22, 2007), it's time to do some long workouts to prepare for that grueling day. My current residence is near Iolani School in Honolulu, with a view of Diamond Head from the front door.  I love it h...
05/26/2014
This Hill in Palolo Valley HawaiiI moved to Palolo Valley last year and love the green mountains, plus a view of Diamond Head!  There's a hill, probably an extinct crater that stands prominently in the back of the valley.  The hill is located on 10th Avenue where Palolo Chinese Home (a retirement...
05/26/2014
Kaneohe preforeclosure home closes! The owner of this house called me in October, 2007 and said his house was just about to go into foreclosure.  He wanted to sell it fast.  I was looking forward to getting a new listing and didn't realize how much work it would take to sell this house! It's nice...
05/10/2014
Rainmaker
148,967

Hawaii homes

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*

Additional Information