The Hawaii Team Real Estate Blog

Big Island Activities and Restaurants:

Restaurants: CanoeHouse and HaLani Restaurants: The restaurants at the Auberge Resort combine fresh ingredients, great recipes, and a dreamlike environment. This month we would like to feature the HaLani and CanoeHouse restaurants. Ocean breezes and swaying palms are...

Kona Coast Market Data: 1st Qtr 2021 vs. 2020

Kona Coast Market Data: 1st Qtr 2021 vs. 2020

With the onset of Covid 19 our world was turned upside down. The immediate response was that markets would crash and real estate prices would drop dramatically. Realtors were getting calls from buyers looking for a fire sale. Well, the statistics below will show you...

The Winds Are Changing

The Winds Are Changing

This is easily is the best real estate market in 15 years. Never has there been such a frenzy of real estate transactions like this in my career and there are so many reasons for it. First, over the last ten years, we watched the migration from the suburbs to the...

Saving Green with Green Upgrades

Saving Green with Green Upgrades

The demand for retrofitted green homes is only growing while the green home industry is busy developing new ways to save from every angle. Start Your Green Home Upgrade Here Before you can improve your home’s efficiency, you’re going to have to know where your home is...

National Homeownership Month | June 2019

National Homeownership Month | June 2019

In June we recognize National Homeownership Month to celebrate the families who make their dreams come true by owning their own home. We also reflect on the impact that owning a home has on household wealth and the broader economic health of the United States. There...

Welcome To The World of Non-QM Lending

Welcome To The World of Non-QM Lending

What is Non-QM Lending? It stands for non-qualified mortgage lending. Next obvious question is… what would be a non-qualified mortgage? It’s basically a type of loan that doesn’t meet all the criteria of a standard loan or guideline. Follow this bouncing ball: Most...

Why Selling Your Own Home May Not Be A Good Idea

Why Selling Your Own Home May Not Be A Good Idea

  Everyone at one time has thought, “I will sell my own home, I don’t need a Realtor and I could save thousands.” And while that does happen and sounds enticing there are some serious reasons why this might not be a good idea. These are in no particular order and...

Can’t Find A Home?

Can’t Find A Home?

Can’t Find A Home? By Dan Polimino   Where Would I Go? The number one complaint we hear in real estate is, “I would sell my home, but I don’t know where I would go!” This is because of the incredibly low inventory of re-sale homes in and around the Big Island....

It’s Time To Sell

It’s Time To Sell

It’s Time To Sell By Dan Polimino   As you are reading this we are 30 days away from the start of the selling season. The Spring/Summer selling season is the best time of year to sell your home and it seems each year the season starts earlier and earlier. Remember...

How Will A Global Meltdown Affect Mortgage Rates?

How Will A Global Meltdown Affect Mortgage Rates?

Hey Everyone, just got this email from my friend Andy Jorgensen at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage. Looks like it’s a BUYING opportunity based on low interest rates and falling homes prices. Time to move on this. Call us 808-913-0899. "Good morning!  Stocks are getting...

Maximizing Your Home’s Value

Maximizing Your Home’s Value

Whether you’re thinking about selling or not, don’t you just love seeing your Zestimate go up each month? Even though this isn’t a very accurate measurement of a home’s value, it definitely brings a smile to my face when it shoots up 10% because my neighbor just sold...

There Is Hope for Your Marriage

There Is Hope for Your Marriage

There Is Hope for Your Marriage By Dan Polimino   Many years ago, you may have read my first columns in the Post and then my blogs on our website thehawaiiteam.com. Over the years, you may recall that during the week of Christmas, I do not write about business. I...

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