LEASEHOLD VS. FEE SIMPLE REAL ESTATE ON OAHU

LEASEHOLD VS. FEE SIMPLE REAL ESTATE ON OAHU

Get insight into one of the idiosyncrasies of Oahu real estate, the concept of leasehold (versus fee simple) ownership of properties....

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OAHU REAL ESTATE TAXES

OAHU REAL ESTATE TAXES

If you are looking to purchase Oahu real estate, you need the real property tax rates for Honolulu County. Oahu real property taxes are among the lowest in the country....

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CLOSING COSTS ON OAHU

CLOSING COSTS ON OAHU

There are many closing costs associated with buying Oahu real estate. Certain fees are automatically assigned to either the Buyer or the Seller; other costs are either negotiable or dictated by the local custom for transactions for real estate on Oahu.

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HAWAII ZIP CODES

HAWAII ZIP CODES

These are zip codes for Hawaii - Oahu island, and all of the more populated of the Hawaiian Islands, including Oahu Zip Codes, Maui Zip Codes, Kauai Zip Codes and Big Island Zip Codes.

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FLOOD ZONES ON OAHU

FLOOD ZONES ON OAHU

When purchasing Oahu Real Estate, it is important to know what Hawaii flood zone the home is in and the implications of the flood zone designation.

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1031 EXCHANGES ON OAHU

1031 EXCHANGES ON OAHU

Have you heard of a 1031 Exchange? This is a financial transaction where you sell investment or business property to buy other similar property with your equity, following the rules of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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WHAT IS AN OHANA UNIT ON OAHU?

WHAT IS AN OHANA UNIT ON OAHU?

Generically, an Ohana Unit is any second residence on a property, either attached or detached from the main house, where another person or persons may live.   However, just because a building or attached dwelling is called an Ohana by a realtor or property owner does not mean it is a legal Ohana dwelling.

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WHAT IS A CPR ON OAHU?

WHAT IS A CPR ON OAHU?

A CPR is a CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY REGIME - OR "CONDO" But did you know ... Hawaii was the first state in the United State to condominium-ize??  It is no wonder considering the spectacular ocean views, in every direction, and hundreds of high-rise apartment buildings on Oahu.

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FINANCING YOUR OAHU PROPERTY

FINANCING YOUR OAHU PROPERTY

There are several ways to finance the purchase of real estate on Oahu. The most common are using a mortgage or paying cash, but there are other alternatives, as well. 

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HOME INSPECTIONS & DISCLOSURES

HOME INSPECTIONS & DISCLOSURES

Home inspections cost from a few to several hundred dollars, depending on the size of the house, type of property (single family or condo) and location on Oahu. You may find the cost of inspection high, but it is money well spent. Think of it as an investment in your investment – your future home.

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HARPTA / FIRPTA IN OAHU REAL ESTATE

HARPTA / FIRPTA IN OAHU REAL ESTATE

To promote a greater level of compliance by non-residents of Hawaii in reporting income from the sales of Oahu real estate or other real estate in Hawaii, HARPTA requires that every Buyer of Oahu real estate enforce the deduction and withholding of taxes and pay to the Hawaii Department of Taxation 5% of the amount realized by the Seller or transferor of Oahu real estate.

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OAHU SHORT SALES & FORECLOSURES

OAHU SHORT SALES & FORECLOSURES

As you are looking at Oahu homes for sale, you may see notations on the MLS or in advertising regarding various property types called short sales and foreclosures. As Oahu real estate is doing very well, overall, you may be seeing less and less of these types of Oahu real estate listings. 

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