International #HawaiiRealEstateInvesting

International #HawaiiRealEstateInvesting

    $92.2 Billion of purchases sold to foreign buyers, 12 months ending March 2014 Sales split approximately 50/50 between resident and non-resident foreigners. Foreign sales approximately 7 percent of $1.2 Trillion EHS market. 28 percent of REALTORS® reported having international clients. Market is a niche market—a relatively few REALTORS® handle many of transactions: e.g.,…

Your Guide To 15 Popular #KitchenCountertopMaterials

Your Guide To 15 Popular #KitchenCountertopMaterials

With so many choices at homeowners’ fingertips, picking out a kitchen counter is no easy task. Since this surface area ends up influencing many kitchen palettes, it’s important to choose something that looks good to you, will hold up under the kitchen activity of your household and has a price tag that suits your budget.

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#MauiPriceExpections

Expected price movements depend on local conditions relating to housing demand and supply, demographics, and job growth. The difficulty in accessing mortgage financing and modest expectations about overall economic and job prospects are factors underpinning the modest price expectation. The expected price growth was highest (red) in states with low inventory levels, strong cash sales,…

#BoutiqueInspired Closets

#BoutiqueInspired Closets

All in the Details The right details can transform a typical closet into a stylish sanctuary. Decorative molding, an antique-looking light fixture and maple cabinetry with a distressed finish add vintage style to this closet by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Along with rods, drawers and slanted racks for shoes, the closet features built-in shelving for books,…

#MauiTopInvestors

#MauiTopInvestors

Cash sales made up 32 percent of all sales, according to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index. However, for investors, cash clearly continued to provide an advantage, as 70 percent of investor purchases were made with cash.

10 Unique #HomeTheaters

10 Unique #HomeTheaters

A work of art itself, this French country chateau theater was inspired by French architectural design. Its emphasis on lavish interiors and close attention to detail bring viewers out of the theater and into the countryside. These 10 unique home theater themes show off the newest and most elaborate trends in home theater design.

#MakenaBeachGolfResort Goes Luxury #Maui

#MakenaBeachGolfResort Goes Luxury #Maui

The Maui Planning Commission has approved a special management area use permit for a $230 million proposed redevelopment of Makena Beach & Golf Resort, whose owners want to turn the existing 310-room hotel into 46 luxury apartment units and add a new 76-room hotel and 12 condominium units at the 1,800-acre resort.

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#ShowingAHome

It’s here—the month where the home selling season really takes off. Nationally, the volume of home sales in June is typically a whopping 29% above the annual average. In fact, more buyers are ready to close deals in June than any other month of the year. Here are the top five mistakes sellers need to…