home ownership

May 31, 2024

Exploring Oahu: Top Neighborhoods to Consider for Your Dream Home

Aloha, future islanders! If you're dreaming of a home where the breezes are warm, the beaches are inviting, and the aloha spirit is as abundant as the sunshine, then Oahu is calling your name. Let's take a fun and light-hearted tour through some of Oahu's most enchanting ...

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Dec. 15, 2023

Navigating Financing Challenges: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Condo on Oahu | The Salazar Group Hawaii

Buying a condo on the beautiful island of Oahu is a dream for many, but the reality of securing financing for such a purchase can be more challenging than one might expect. In this blog post, we'll explore some common reasons why individuals may face difficulties in obtaining financing ...

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Nov. 4, 2023

Navigating Hawaii's Real Estate Market: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Buy

As real estate brokers in Hawaii, specializing in residential properties on the beautiful island of Oahu, we are well aware of the unique challenges and opportunities the local market presents. The current market conditions, marked by higher interest rates, may initially seem discouraging to potential buyers. However, this is actually ...

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Oct. 17, 2023

Sea Level Rise in Hawaii: An Impending Challenge for Real Estate Brokers

Living and working as a real estate broker in Hawaii, with a primary focus on residential properties on Oahu, we've witnessed the unique allure of this island paradise. The landscapes, the culture, and the tropical climate make it a desirable location for real estate investment. However, the very charm ...

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Sept. 7, 2023

A Quarter-Century of Real Estate in Honolulu County: Trends in Median Sales Prices

Median Sales Price vs Interest Rates

Chart Data updated as of May 17, 2024. Median Home Sales data from HiCentral MLS. Data deemed reliable but not guaranteed. InfoSparks (c) 2024 ShowingTime. Freddie Mac, 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Average in the United States [MORTGAGE30US], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org ...
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Aug. 24, 2023

Navigating the Unseen: A Guide to Buying a House Remotely

In an era where technology and real estate expertise converge, the idea of purchasing a house sight unseen is no longer as daunting as it once seemed. Whether you're considering an out-of-state move or simply find yourself in a unique situation, teaming up with a reliable real estate agent ...

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Aug. 7, 2023

Hawaii's Environmental Pledge: Transitioning from Cesspools to Septic Tanks by 2050

Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii's natural beauty has long captivated the world. To preserve this paradise for future generations, Hawaii enacted a groundbreaking law in 2017, mandating the conversion of all cesspools to septic tanks by 2050. This bold step towards sustainable waste management aims to protect the ...

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Aug. 4, 2023

Embracing the Aloha Spirit: Being a Good Neighbor in Hawaii

Hawaii, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant culture, is not just a vacation destination but a close-knit community. As a resident or even a temporary visitor, embracing the Aloha Spirit and being a good neighbor is essential to fostering a harmonious and welcoming environment. In this blog post ...

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July 11, 2022

Overcoming Financial Hardship: Navigating Foreclosure and Bankruptcy

Experiencing financial hardship can be a daunting and overwhelming journey, especially when faced with the prospects of foreclosure and bankruptcy. However, it's important to remember that there is hope and a path forward, even in the face of these challenges. In this blog post, we will explore strategies and ...

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