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Selling

Find out what your Home is Worth

If you're a homebuyer, home seller, or even just a little curious about the real estate market, you've been to Zillow.com. It's the most popular real estate website in the world, and offers "Zestimates" on homes based off of comparable sales in the area. The problem, by their own admission, is that zestimates aren't very accurate in Hawaii and can give buyers the wrong perspective on home values and trends.

Buying

Maximize your Wealth with a 1031 Exchange

What IS a 1031 Exchange? 

A 1031 Exchange is a way to defer capital gains tax when selling an investment property by reinvesting all proceeds into a new investment property.

Instead of taking a tax hit that could be as high as 35% on profit made from the sale, you can reinvest ALL (100%) of the proceeds towards a new investment property.  Before we get to the nitty gritty, let's define three IRS terms I will use throughout the article that you may not be familiar with:

Selling

Why isn't my Home Selling? How to Make it Stand Out on Oahu

Oahu is one of the most in demand real estate markets in the U.S.  The combination of high demand and low inventory should make selling your home a breeze, right?  Not exactly, the high demand causes many sellers to overprice their home and leave it on the market for extended periods of time, waiting for their dream offer to come rolling in only to end up disappointed.  

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