Congress is considering sweeping changes to the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program that could jack up flood insurance rates for hundreds of thousands of homeowners, including here in Hawaii. Flood maps have been redrawn. Are you affected?
Bringing pets to Hawaii from the mainland and finding available rental housing is VERY difficult in West Hawaii. There are options to consider, including purchasing a home, and when you move there are crucial steps you need to know to bring your beloved pet to live with you. We outline that for you here.
Holualoa, located above Kailua Kona, is a hidden Kona coffee, artists community and verdant gem. Learn more about this charming village surrounded by acres and acres of coffee plantations with a vibrant art community.
Have you thought about installing Hawaiian hardwood floors in your home? Here is everything you need to know about our local hardwood and what works best for your home.
The first step of the home buying process usually begins with meeting with a mortgage professional to develop your financial game plan and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Many times, if you are on the mainland, you can ask family and friends who they could refer you to. However, if you are buying a home or land on Hawaii Island, you most likely don’t know who to call or trust. LUVA Real Estate is making that part of your home buying process much easier by recommending a few local mortgage professionals who have many years of experience helping home buyers weave their way through the process, which has many “only in Hawaii” aspects to it. Here are three mortgage pros whom LUVA Real Estate agents have had great success with, however as always LUVA recommends doing your due diligence to determine what lender might be the best fit for your particular situation. Read More
Buying a home in Hawaii from the mainland? Here are a few aspects of buying a home in Hawaii that are much different than on the mainland.
There has been a brewing argument over property taxes and who is paying most of them for some time in Hawaii due to new legislation requiring second home owners to help pay for teacher salary increases for local schools in the state.
Buying or selling property is a big undertaking that usually involves a large amount of money. This is why it is important to carefully choose the company you will be working with. Here are some three tips to help you to choose the right real estate company for your real estate needs.
Hawaii is a popular destination for many vacationers and that is why many people choose to purchase investment property in Hawaii. There are many different neighborhoods in Hawaii and each one has different characteristics. Here are just a few of the Big Island neighborhoods.