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Example of “Flipping” in Hawaii

Here is an example of “flipping” a house in Hilo, Hawaii. This house was listed as a short sale on 6/12/2015 at $225,000. An offer was accepted on the same day. But it took about 11 months to close because…

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Chronic Housing Shortage in Hilo

The City of Hilo is the most populated on the island of Hawaii, and the second largest town after Honolulu in the State of Hawaii. Migrants from the island of Oahu or from other states continue to steadily increase. Medical…

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Gross Yield 8.8%: 3 Homes on One Parcel in Hilo

Great investment opportunity. List pirce is $449,000. Total current monthly rent income is $3,300. Right in downtown Hilo located in close proximity to shopping, banking, restaurants and Hilo Farmers Market. Three 2 bedrooms and a bath with den/office, all identical…

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Double Tree by Hilton Opened in Hilo

The Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo is now a Double Tree hotel. Honolulu-based Tower Development acquired the Grand Naniloa last year and made a extensive $30 million renovation to refurbish all 320 guest rooms and the lobby. The hotel also…

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FHA, VA & USDA Loan Limit

==== Loan Limits are different by counties, here are lists of FHA & VA limits; FHA Maximum Loan Amount County Name               Single Family Home Hawaii                  …

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FHA Condo Relief

FHA Condo Relief Realtors and home buyers have been waiting for FHA financing restrictions on condominiums to ease, and finally it’s coming. President Obama has signed the legislation in July to make FHA’s recertification process substantially less burdensome and will lower…

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Big Island Homes Near Record High

Hawaii County markets are steadily recovering. Median prices for single-family homes in the South Kohala district hit $525,000 in the second quarter of 2016. South Hilo District median quarterly prices hit $340,000. Also South Hilo Disctrict sold 90 houses in…

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George Zimmer’s Home For Sale at $35 million

George Zimmer, the founder and former CEO of Men’s Wearhouse recently purchased singer-songwriter Neil Young’s oceanfront three-acre estate on the Big Island for $20 million, and now he is selling his home for $35 million. His 10,000 square feet, 7.45 acre home on…

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Rural Luxury

Surrounded by uninterrupted ocean, mountain and pasture views, enjoy sunset and sunrise on your spacious lanai. At night, you’ll gaze in wonder at the skies and see stars and constellations like you’ve never seen them The gated Waiki’i Ranch community…

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