July 6th, 2017 by Darcy

https://youtu.be/ZCDsYZBNDOY

Are you ready to start the process of selling your home? Staging is a way to declutter and make your home desirable for the maximum number of buyers in your price range. I personally call it the ‘fluff and buff’ or the ‘smoke and mirrors’ act. The staging helps make the home attractive to many and less personalized. Please feel free to contact me for help on the road to selling your home.

July 3rd, 2017 by Darcy

Surprisingly this is still an accurate portrayal of the island of Hawaii. Wonderful shots and great narrative from Don Blanding.
Enjoy, it is a bit long but worth every bit of it.

June 21st, 2017 by Darcy

“Summer is typically the peak of housing sales and this year we’re off to a great start with May bringing near-record closed sales,” said Sue Ann Lee, president of Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “Single-family home sales were the highest we’ve seen since August 2013 and condominiums are up by double digits. With the continued demand for housing and limited inventory, it’s not surprising that pending sales quickly translated to closed sales from eager homebuyers in all price ranges. We anticipate a high number of closed sales in the coming weeks as pending single-family home sales are up by 37.7% and condo sales are 25.3% higher than last May.”

Call your Realtor for the particular statistics for your neighborhood.

 

June 20th, 2017 by Darcy

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June 16th, 2017 by Darcy

Lots of paperwork, but after done, home sweet, home!

video by Realtor.com

 

June 13th, 2017 by Darcy

You found the perfect home

This is when you and your Realtor craft an offer on the home selected. Being prepared with your pre- qualification from the lender and a good letter to woo the sellers along with your offer and off to the races!

video from Realtor.com

June 9th, 2017 by Darcy

Now that you are prepared to move forward with purchasing a home

This is where it gets fun! Looking at homes  in the communities that fit your lifestyle and budget. Sundays are a great day to cruise the properties on the market, many are open to the public for viewing.

Video by Realtor.com

June 6th, 2017 by Darcy

Le’s see what you are able to buy.

Your Realtor will be able to help find a lender to consult with before the hunt for your new home proceeds. One of the most important steps in the process.

video credit to Realtor.com

May 29th, 2017 by Darcy

Home buying 101

This is the first in a series on Realtor.com starring Elizabeth Banks. Enjoy!

April 6th, 2017 by Darcy

Here’s an interesting perspective of Waikiki from the penthouse floor of the Colony Surf on the ‘Gold Coast’ of Waikiki (click images to enlarge):

Shaded in the morning

Shaded in the morning

View from the top.

View from the top.

Perched at the foot of Diamondhead the cluster of  buildings makes up a neighborhood deemed the ‘Gold Coast.’ Sandy beachfront welcomes the owners and visitors at Colony Surf and San Souci, the building in the foreground.

Waikiki Shell at night

Kapiolani Park, directly across from the beach, hosts many musical events in the outdoor amphitheater, The Waikiki Shell.

Email me for up-to-the-minute real estate information about Honolulu’s Gold Coast!