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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.

Kaploei Real Estate, Mortgage Rates Drop Again!

by John Riggins

Kaploei Real Estate, Mortgage Rates Drop Again!

colorful symbols  3If you have been following Kapolei real estate, or real estate in general, you might have noticed that mortgage rates dropped again this week.  Once again rates have hit historic lows, stemming this week from the FED’s announcement of its intentions to purchase up to $600 billion in government securities.  What are rates this week?  Rates are hovering at 4.17% for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.  A year ago at this time rates were just below 5%.

What do these historically low rates mean for Kapolei real estate? Huge savings!  The rates that are available today are unlikely to last forever and at the moment they could save a person hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a loan.  It is a great time to refinance or look at buying Kapolei real estate.

Contact me today to learn more about what Kapolei property is currently listed for sale.   If you would like to take advantage of low mortgage rates and purchase Kapolei real estate there couldn’t be a better time!

Oahu Foreclosure Market

by John Riggins

Oahu Foreclosure Market

There is good news and bad news when it comes to the Oahu foreclosure market.  The good news is that foreclosures are down on Oahu.  The bad news is that foreclosures are still happening and will most likely continue to occur for a while.  The typical Oahu foreclosure sells for roughly 30% unique 1less than a non-foreclosure property.  In the right situation a foreclosure can offer an opportunity for a good investment.

Many Oahu foreclosures can be avoided by short sales or loan re-modification, avenues that a CDPE can be extremely helpful with.  A CDPE is a Certified Distressed Property Expert, one who has been educated on distressed property, how to avoid it, and all of the complications involved with such seemingly complicated situations.

Contact me today, whether you want to buy, sell or avoid foreclosure on Oahu.  It is important to understand what is involved and work with a knowledgeable and experienced Oahu Realtor when dealing with foreclosures.

Set a Mood for Your Kapolei Real Estate

by John Riggins

Set a Mood for Your Kapolei Real Estate

It is important to set a mood for your Kapolei real estate when trying to sell it.  Attracting home buyers is the main goal when selling a home and in order to do so it is important to make your Kapolei property as appealing as possible.  The more comfortable a home buyer feels in your home the more likely he is to want to buy it.

So what can you do to make your Kapolei home more appealing?  HibiscusLook around and take advantage of your home’s finest points.  Place a comfortable throw over the couch in the living room.  Light some candles and have some warm light.  Make sure the temperature in your Kapolei home is comfortable.  Have time to bake cookies?  The scent of fresh baked goods is certain to evoke comfortable feelings.

The more your Kapolei propertyfeels like home the more likely a buyer will want to call it home.  Contact me today for some sound selling advice.  As an experiencedKapolei Realtor I would be happy to look at your home and offer advice on what you can do to attract a buyer.

Oahu Real Estate: Possible to Avoid Foreclosure?

by John Riggins

Oahu Real Estate: Possible to Avoid Foreclosure?

When it comes to distressed Oahu real estate many home owners wonder if it is possible to avoid foreclosure.  In many instances it is most definitely possible to avoid foreclosure.  A short sale is one alternative to avoiding foreclosure.  In the instance of a short sale an Oahu property would bplastic housese in the pre-foreclosure stage.  The property would be listed for sale and would sell for less than the balance of the loan.  In the case of an Oahu short sale the lender needs to approve the sale of the home.

Another way to avoid an Oahu foreclosure is to get a loan modification.  In this case a loan’s terms are reworked.  In a loan modification often the interest rate is changed, the term of the loan is lengthened, and the monthly payments are lowered. If you are kept awake at night worried about what may come, please know that there are options.

As a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) I can help you manage your way when facing foreclosure.  Rest assured, there are options and I would like to help educate you on what they are.

What to Expect from a Kapolei Foreclosure

by John Riggins

What to Expect from a Kapolei Foreclosure

It is important to know what to expect when buying a Kapolei Foreclosure property.  At the moment foreclosure transactions are just under 20% of the real estate market nationwide.  Most people pre-conceived notions of the transaction.  While most people believe that buying a foreclosure in Kapolei equals getting the best real estate bargain possible, this is often true but is not always the case.  When looking to buy a Kapolei foreclosure it is important to do some research.

Sitting down with a Kapolei Realtor who understands the foreclosure process can be extremely helpful.  When buying Kapolei real estate, foreclosure or non-foreclosure, it is important to know some details.  Knowing the Kapolei real estatemarket, the neighborhood where you are planning to buy, and the process of buying are key elements in a successful transaction.  Contact me today for a free consultation on buying a Kapolei foreclosure property.

Click here to read a recent article from Realty Times on foreclosures.

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