New FHA Rule to Help Condo Sales

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In September, the FHA approved a rule change that permits government-insured mortgages for condos in mixed-use buildings containing commercial of up to 35 percent. That's up from a previous 25 percent limit. But the FHA says it may even be willing to grant exceptions to projects that have as much as … [Read more...]

Ritz Carlton Club and Residences at Kapalua Bay Will Go To Auction

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The  Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences at Kapalua Bay have been scheduled for public auction on Dec. 3 in Honolulu. Pacific Business News is reporting that 61 residential and commercial units and more than 500 club interests at the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences at Kapalua Bay will go to … [Read more...]

Budget Friendly Makeovers For Your Home

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1. Paint the Furniture Update or freshen up a piece of furniture with a fresh coat of paint or stain.  This can give the whole room a new look and bring out your creative side.     2. Add Indoor Plants It is amazing how a simple plant can add a pop of color to a room and … [Read more...]

Mortgage Waiting Periods

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Mortgage Waiting Periods For Different Loan Types: Conventional Loan Waiting Period Bankruptcy: 4 Years Foreclosure: 7 Years Deed in Lieu: 3-7 Years Short Sale: 3-7 Years VA Loan Waiting Period Bankruptcy: 2 Years Foreclosure: 2 Years Deed in Lieu: 2 Years Short Sale: 2 Years FHA … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Condos For Sale in Maui

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Here is the up-to-date list of Foreclosure condos currently for sale in Maui.  For additional information and pictures on each of these condos, enter the MLS number to the right in the quick search and change the property type to condo.  Please contact us with any questions or to tour any of these … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Homes For Sale in Maui

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Here is the up-to-date list of Foreclosure homes currently for sale in Maui.  For additional information and pictures on each of these homes, enter the MLS number to the right in the quick search.  Please contact us with any questions or to tour any of these homes. MLS#  353165 Price: $ … [Read more...]

When is the Best Time to Visit Hawaii?

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The weather and the ocean are the biggest draw to this beautiful island, so which season is right for you? Peak Season: Mid December – Mid March; Late May – August: The height of peak season is mid December through mid-March when Hawaii weather is pleasant and warm, hotel rates and … [Read more...]

Halloween Tips

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are … [Read more...]

Home Remodeling is Back

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Home remodeling is once again at the 2005 level of activity.  This is another positive index pointing to the slow recovery of the housing market.  The greatest positive is that owner-occupied properties are investing in their homes again as the home prices stabilize.  "As owners become more … [Read more...]

Maui Foreclosure Condos

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Here are the 6 active foreclosure condos for sale in Maui. For more pictures and information on each of these properties, enter the MLS number into the quick search on the right, and change the property type to condos. If you would like to view one of these properties, contact us today. MLS  # … [Read more...]

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