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Is It Time to Invest in Kapolei Real Estate?

by John Riggins

Is It Time to Invest in Kapolei Real Estate?

Is it time to invest in Kapolei real estate?  It is always hard to perfect timing, after all, when it comes to examining when to invest money in anything, whether it be real estate or the stock market, hindsight is always 20/20.  The fact is buying low and selling high is the key to maximizing profits and there are many great opportunities in the Kapolei real estate market today.

If you know what you are doing buying aKapolei foreclosure property or short sale property can present a fantastic real estate investment.  The process of buying a short sale or foreclosure can be lengthy and complicated but in the long run it could be worth the headache.  Whether you want to invest in Kapolei real estate by buying a home, living in it, and selling it one day, or buying a property to rent out, over time real estate has typically proven to be a prudent investment for many people.

Contact me today to learn more about investing in Kapolei real estate.  As an experienced Kapolei Realtor I make it my mission to know what is going on with our real estate market and am familiar with what properties provide the best investment opportunities.

For more information about Kapolei Real Estate please contact John Riggins, Certified Distressed Property Expert. Click here for access to the Oahu MLS and all available listings in the Kapolei area.

Kapolei Short Sale Experience Involves Patience

by John Riggins

Kapolei Short Sale Experience Involves Patience

The Kapolei short sale experience involves patience as the process can be a lengthy one.  In a foreclosure the bank is the owner of the property, in a short sale the homeowner is still in the process but the sales price is subject to the bank’s approval. The bank takes its time to analyze each short sale, to make sure that the Kapolei property is not subject of fraud and to make sure that it is better off selling short than foreclosing.  In essence both the buyer and the seller in a Kapolei short sale situation are at the lender’s mercy.

The bank has up until the day of closing to change their mind, a frustrating element of a short sale.  It is very helpful for offers to be as close to the fair market value of the Kapolei real estate in question as possible.  The entire short sale process can run much more smoothly when using a Kapolei Realtor that has experience with short sales.

Contact me today to learn more about the short sale process.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, being armed with knowledge is your best tactic when involved in the process of a Kapolei short sale.

For more information about Kapolei Real Estate please contact John Riggins, Certified Distressed Property Expert. Click here for access to the Oahu MLS and all available listings in the Kapolei area.

Great Time to Invest in Kapolei Real Estate

by John Riggins

Great Time to Invest in Kapolei Real Estate

t is a great time to invest inKapolei real estate.  For those who have money and are looking to invest, real estate has proven to be a wise choice over the years.  Those who bought at the peak of the market and have had to sell during the lows would clearly disagree, but if you buy a property that you can afford there couldn’t be a better time.  Kapolei is a growing area, one which is still seeing development in respect to both residential and commercial.

The best chance of securing a good long term return is the ability to invest when you can buy low and sell high.  In addition, the value of a Kapolei real estate investment, as opposed to the stock market, is that you can rent it and cover some of your costs during the period that you own it.  You can’t rent out a stock portfolio, and renting out a Kapolei property for even a portion of your costs is better than seeing no income at all.

Contact me today to learn more about Kapolei real estate and our growing area.  I have access to all properties currently listed for sale and can help steer you through the short sale and foreclosure process as well.

For more information about Kapolei Real Estate please contact John Riggins, Certified Distressed Property Expert. Click here for access to the Oahu MLS and all available listings in the Kapolei area.

Selling Kapolei Real Estate? Keep Your Home Listed During Holidays

by John Riggins

Selling Kapolei Real Estate? Keep Your Home Listed During Holidays

If you are selling Kapolei real estate you may be wondering whether or not to keep it listed during the holidays. While it may seem inconvenient to keep your home on the market during a busy time of year, if you are trying to sell your home it cannot sell while off the market. The holidays are a time when many people take off from work and are able to look forKapolei property.

While there may not be a lot of people looking for real estate over the holidays it is important to remember that on Oahu the holidays represent high visitor numbers and many visitors end up buying Oahu real estate. Home and family are an important focus of the holidays and many people feel the urge to look for homes at this time of year.

If you are worried about selling your home during the holidays talk to your Kapolei Realtor. He may have some great ideas for how to make selling your home during the holidays less stressful.

For more information about Kapolei Real Estate please contact John Riggins, Certified Distressed Property Expert. Click here for access to the Oahu MLS and all available listings in the Kapolei area.

Tonight Demonstrates Holiday Spirit in Kapolei

by John Riggins

Tonight Demonstrates Holiday Spirit in Kapolei

Tonight demonstrates the holiday spirit inKapolei with Kapolei City Lights, an annual event where the Kapolei Christmas tree lights up for the first time of the holiday season.  It is a magical time of year when kindness and good will permeates the air and Kapolei City Lights is where it all begins on the leeward side of Oahu.  The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with food booths, games for the children and entertainment.

This is the 10th annual Kapolei City Lights, a tradition born to celebrate Christmas and community.  There will be a parade at 6:00 p.m., the lights will be turned on by Mayor Carlisle at 7:45, and the entire event will be capped off by a fireworks display at dusk.  If you want to experience the best of living in Kapolei, Head over to Uluohia Street, in front of Kapolei Hale, and kick off the holiday season right by taking part in Kapolei City Lights!

Click here to learn more about Kapolei City Lights.

For more information about Kapolei Real Estate please contact John Riggins, Certified Distressed Property Expert. Click here for access to the Oahu MLS and all available listings in the Kapolei area.

Kapolei Foreclosures Keep Coming

by John Riggins

Kapolei Foreclosures Keep Coming

Kapolei foreclosures, as with foreclosures across the country, keep coming.  While there is talk of recovery, it is slow going to say the least, and until employment recovers real estate will have a slow, if not stagnant, pace itself.  In Kapolei foreclosures are continuing to occur.  According to the real estate tracking website, Trulia.com, there are currently 225 homes for sale that are either in pre-foreclosure or already bank-owned.

Kapolei foreclosures have the ability to pose as great potential investment vehicles, either as primary residences, second homes, or rental properties.  There is no doubt that when one can buy at the bottom of a market then they are poised to make the most profit in the long run.  When it comes to Kapolei real estate, buying a foreclosure has the potential to offer the best value.  However, buying a foreclosure property should not be entered into blindly.  Having experience and knowledge on your side can only help you make a sound decision.

Contact me today to learn more about buying Kapolei foreclosure property.  As an experienced Oahu Realtor and a CDPE, my experience with foreclosures can help you get the best bang for your buck.

Selling Ko Olina Resort Real Estate, What to do When on Vacation

by John Riggins

Selling Ko Olina Resort Real Estate, What to do When on Vacation

Resort real estate sales are up in HawaiiIt is complicated when selling Ko Olina Resort Real Estate while on vacation.  There is no doubt that someone will want to view your vacation property when you are using it for your own vacation, after all isn’t that Murphy’s Law?  To avoid being irritated you have two options, tell yourOahu Realtor that you want no showings during your vacation or roll with it and put up with a little inconvenience.

Today’s Oahu real estate market isn’t the same market as a few years ago, when buyers were plentiful and sellers held on tight to the steering wheel.  Chances are that you don’t have the option to be picky and if you want to sell your Ko Olina property then you may have to pick your towels up off of the floor and sweep up a little sand.  You probably bought your Ko Olina real estate when you were on vacation, chances are somebody else will be too.  A little inconvenience can go a long way in a competitive market.

Kapolei A Focus For Job Growth on Oahu

by John Riggins

Kapolei A Focus For Job Growth on Oahu

Kapolei from air by Logan S.Kapolei is at the center of the focus on job growth for Oahu.  Kapolei is the fastest growing on Oahu, as well as the state of Hawaii, and as such is an area where federal and state funding will be spent to help create jobs and invest in education.  To date quite a bit of funding has gone toward the infrastructure in Kapolei, including roads and the rail project.  In addition the University of Hawaii has a West campus in Kapolei.

As Kapolei continues to grow, so will opportunities.  It is a great time to examine Kapolei real estate, while interest rates are low and affordability is high.  Whether you are looking to purchase Kapolei real estate as an investment or locate a primary residence, I can help you find what you are looking for.  Contact me today and let my knowledge and experience work for you.

Spending Thanksgiving On Oahu? Consider the Turkey Trot

by John Riggins

Spending Thanksgiving On Oahu?  Consider the Turkey Trot

Runners Silhouette  Men 2If you are spending Thanksgiving on Oahu this week, consider starting the holiday with the Turkey Trot.  This year represents the 36th Annual Turkey Trot put on by the Honolulu Marathon Clinic.  If you are a runner, and a serious runner at that, this is a great way to start Thanksgiving Day in Honolulu.

The Turkey Trot is a 10 mile run and participants are meant to guess how long it will take them when they register.  The runners who comes in closest to their predicted times are awarded prizes.

Not a runner?  This could be a fun run to watch and cheer on those who take running seriously.  One thing about Thanksgiving on Oahu, it is guaranteed to be warm enough to simply enjoy being outside!  The race registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Honolulu, click here for more information.

Kapolei Real Estate, Preparing to Buy

by John Riggins

Kapolei Real Estate, Preparing to Buy

94-1105 Hapapa Street Waipahu Home for Sale - John Riggins Real EstateThere couldn’t be a better time to buy Kapolei real estate, and preparing yourself to buy is an important first step.  Looking at homes for sale is one thing, knowing what you can afford is another.  Arming yourself with knowledge is a key element to a successful real estate transaction.

The most important first step inbuying Kapolei real estate is to analyze your finances.  Know your budget, what you can afford to pay and what you may need for unexpected expenses.

Apply for a loan.  Having your finances in order will make this process an easier one and being pre-qualified for a loan will make the entire Kapolei real estate process an easier one.

Find an experienced Kapolei Realtor.  Ask around and get recommendations.  Finding someone who you can work with and who you trust will make the entire process run more smoothly.

Get to know what you are looking for in your first home.  Location, lifestyle, amenities and overall feel of a neighborhood are is important.

Buying Kapolei real estate can be easier when armed with knowledge and experience.  Having an educated Realtor working with you can be a key element to buying a Kapolei property.  The available low interest rates and low home values make this and exciting time to buy Kapolei real estate, using available knowledge will prepare you for success.

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