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DJ, Renter in Secaucus, NJ
DJ asked:
Is buying a condo ( 150 K) in and around Waikiki beach, a good investment ? I was looking at this property http://www.trulia.com/property/3019786130-WAIKI
MLS/Source ID: 201413068 and was thinking it might be a good investment in terms of monthly rental income…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Home Buying in Waikiki
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
If im on ssdi, and my roomie is on ssi? Could either of us still qualify for a home loan from a bank or a company like Fannie Mae?
Yes you can buy if you qualify, therefore for a personalized answer visit with any licensed loan officer, all else would really be just speculation; be aware that a mortgage pre approva ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in 85224
Karen Peyton answered:
If im on ssdi, and my roomie is on ssi? Could either of us still qualify for a home loan from a bank or a company like Fannie Mae?
Sounds like a plan!
You should first make contact with a lender in the area where you want to buy, explaining your situation and intention. After answering a few questions, they will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How do I report scam?
Kate,

Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expecti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Home Buying in 96814
Maureen Mizu…, Real Estate Pro in Ozone Park, Queens, NY
Maureen Mizuno answered:
Is it worth paying to hire a professional inspector for a new fee simple 1 bed 1 bath condo I bought? 47 story project still being constructed.
The short answer is yes.... There can be issues with new properties as well as older ones. Just make sure the inspector is reputable and doesn't just look for the tiniest issue so he c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Maureen Mizu…, Real Estate Pro in Ozone Park, Queens, NY
Maureen Mizuno answered:
I am a realtor in Honolulu, HI and I would like to make sell a property owned by your bank. This property is at 1921 Hani Lane, Honolulu, HI., USA.
I suggest you first visit the banks website. Many of the larger banks have bank owned properties listed on their website. This will immediately let you know if they have it listed with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Honolulu
Pallavika C…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Pallavika C Patel answered:
Hi. I am trying to buy a 2 bedroom 2 bath minimum -Preferably in Foster Towers - or anywhere similar. Budget of v$7-800,000.
It would be my pleasure to help you. Please contact me at 808-255-3869 or polly.patel@eastoahu.com.
There are some condos for sale in the building,

Pallavika Patel RA, MSN, ARNP-c
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Home Buying in Manoa
Tom Presler, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Tom Presler answered:
Are there any good RE deals within walking distance from Waikiki?
Aloha John,

Not sure if you found a good deal yet, or if you're working with an agent, but I'd be happy to talk with you about what you need and what you consider a "good deal". As ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2014 Home Buying in Waikiki
Tom Presler, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Tom Presler answered:
I am moving to Oahu and want to find a home that is near a good elementary school based on schooldigger.com ratings (which are based on DOE test
Aloha and Congratulations on the upcoming move! Once you determine the school that best meets your needs, you can go to our website to do a proximity search by school - https://www.pru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2014 Home Buying in 96825
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
Do any RE Professionals know where the best bang for the buck is in Waikiki for vacation and rental properties in downtown area?
Big thanks. I thought you were locals. Should have looked a little closer.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in Waikiki
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
We are not interested in coop's or leased land. We want to purchase in Waikiki within a short walk to the beach.
Not yet. We've just started our search but we do plan to select someone before we come over in May.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in Waikiki
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen asked:
We're looking for an investment property in Waikiki. We will be visiting from May 18-24. Helene Jersets,
Agent in Honolulu, HI

Hi Helene, we are looking to invest in a condo, town home or small home in Waikiki. Could you please contact us if you happen to have anything…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Home Buying in Waikiki
CHRIS M.T. B…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
CHRIS M.T. BODDEN answered:
I am semi-retired and would like to get 70% financing to purchase a house. How can I do this?
This may be possible....do you receive any kind of retirement? Social security, 401k, etc?

Please give me a call or email to discuss further.

Mahalo

Chris Bodden
808-780-8857 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014 Home Buying in Honolulu
Jonelle Bech…, Real Estate Pro in Waialae - Kahala, Ho...
Jonelle Bechard answered:
What is the difference between a buyer's agent and a real estate agent?
Pretty much the same thing.. Buyer Agent prefers to work with Buyers..
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 Home Buying in Honolulu
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
I am looking for a local RE Professional to help me find a good residential investment in Waikiki within walking distance to the beach.
Jonelle Bechard, I'm actually looking for a condo, town home, small cottage or home in Waikiki as a place we can visit several times a year for 1-2 weeks at a time and the rest of the t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Home Buying in Waikiki
Howietandt, Home Buyer in Honolulu, HI
Howietandt answered:
Hello. Do you know Mr Tennant J. Werner. Hes "addtress": 182 Lumaha St. Honolulu. Is he alive or dead?
Sorry, i looked in the phone book but no such person listed, sorry????????????
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in Hawaii Kai
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
who runs the trash service in Oahu?
City and County of Honolulu, mainly.
http://www.civilbeat.com/topics/solid-waste-in-hawaii/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 23, 2014 Home Buying in Honolulu
I Hsiang (Re…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
I Hsiang (Rex) Tsai answered:
is this property still available?
Aloha Jonathan,

We can easily help you find out and analyze it for you in terms of availability, and value, once we got the address of the property.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in Kaimuki
Patti Takaya…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Patti Takayama answered:
looking to move in March- have a budget of $1500-$2000 Is it feasible to get a furnished one bedroom near downtown for this?
Great Tony!

You are in the ball park for places like 909 Kapiolani ( pool, parking,strorage, fitness, view, cool breezes, Newer high rise, near Blaisdell Center and Concer hall). ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 Home Buying in Honolulu
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