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Oahu Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Ewa Beach and the Leeward/Central Area

The Oahu real estate market for homes in the Ewa Beach area continues to be extremely competitive for interested Buyers.  For single family homes in the 450-600k price range, there is not a lot of available inventory.  For townhomes in the 325-350k price range, there is also a lot of competition.  If you want to have success purchasing a home in Hawaii, you must have an Oahu Real Estate Agent that is working full time for you.  You need to be advised immediately when a new property comes on the market because if you wait a day or two, someone else will get that property.  Hawaii Military Realty prides themselves on working as full time real estate agents in Hawaii who are committed to working diligently for you in order to get you the home of your dreams.  For more information on Oahu Real Estate, Ewa Beach Homes For Sale, Short Sales in Hawaii, Kapolei Resort Homes For Sale, Mililani Homes For Sale, Foreclosures in Hawaii and to speak to a Hawaii Military Relocation Specialist, contact Hawaii Military Realty at (808) 218-9338.

Laulani Shopping Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Video:  Laulani Shopping Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii is moving along well with construction. This will be the home to the new Safeway Grocery Store located at the corner of Ft. Weaver Roadand Keaunui Drive in the Gentry Subdivision of Ewa Beach. Laulani Shopping Center is located adjacent to the new home community of Ewa Gentry Trades, Ewa Gentry Tides and across the street from Ewa Gentry Latitudes and soon to be built Ewa Gentry Sandalwood. 

With the fine quality of homes being built and the homes that are already built in Ewa Beach, this area continues to be the top neighborhood for Military in Hawaii that want to purchase real estate on Oahu.  Furthermore, this area is 100% qualified for the Hawaii VA Loan Benefit and many Military Families are taking advantage of the VA Loan in Hawaii with the current low interest rates around 3.75 to 4%.

For more information on Ewa Beach Homes For Sale, Kapolei Homes For Sale, Koolina Homes For Sale, Makakilo Homes For Sale, Ewa Beach Short Sales, Gentry Homes For Sale and Ka Makana Homes For Sale on Oahu, contact the ONLY real estate company in Hawaii that is dedicated to helping Military FamiliesHawaii Military Realty, First Sergeant Retired David Kucic (808) 218-9338.

Pacific Business News Interviews Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.

Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. provides real estate services to military members that want to buy a home on Oahu or sell a home on Oahu.  Recently, the Pacific Business News conducted an interview with Hawaii Military Realty about their business model.   The link to the article can be found by clicking here.

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Single Family Home For Rent in Ewa Beach

This is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, single family home for rent in Ewa Beach, Hawaii in the Ewa by Gentry neighborhood of Tuscany II for $2,900 per month WHICH INCLUDES:  WATER, SEWER, TRASH, FRONT YARD LAWN CARE/MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS TO COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS BELOW AND ADDITIONAL PROPERTY INFORMATION BELOW THE PHOTOS.

If you are interested in this property, please CALL OR EMAIL me.   1SG (Retired) David Kucic, (808) 218-9338 or email to:  david@davidkucic.com

The home was built in 2009 and is a corner location with a long driveway to park 2 cars in addition to the 2 car garage parking.  Tuscany II is located about 500 meters away from Hoalauna Park which has two dog parks, exercise equipment (par course) bathrooms, large grassy fields and playground equipment.  Additional features include:

1,579 sq ft Corner Lot
4 bedroom
2 1/2 bath
Jacuzzi bathtub in master
Walk in closet in master
His & Hers sinks in master
Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room
Solar water heater
Office/media area upstairs landing
Large pantry
W&D/Laundry room
Stainless steel appliances
Refrigerator
Range
Dishwasher
Microwave
Corian counters and Breakfast Bar
Recessed media nook
Wood laminate living/dining area flooring
Extra cushion Berber carpeted stairs, bedrooms and media landing
Ceramic stone tile kitchen, foyer, bathrooms floors
2 car offset attached garage
2 1/2 car driveway
Workbench and shelves in garage
Large fenced in yard with tropical plants
6’x24′ Covered Lanai
Community Pool
Across the street from Hawaii Prince Golf Club

4 Bedroom Ewa Beach Single Family Home For Rent

This 4 bedroom Ewa Beach single family home for rent is located in the resort community of Ka Makana at Hoakalei.  See photos below.

Cable TV, Internet and Telephone are included in the rent.  This is a 4 year old home in excellent condition.  Located in the resort community of Ka Makana at Hoakalei in Ewa Beach.  Beautiful REAL hardwood floors (not laminate) on the 1st floor and upgraded carpet on the 2nd floor.  Stainless steel appliances, island kitchen, dining room, family room, formal living room, office space on the 2nd floor loft, covered lanai in the backyard, professionally landscaped, central air conditioning, front loading washer and dryer, park located across the street, walk to dinner at Hoakalei Country Club dining lanai.
For your private showing, contact 1SG (Retired) David Kucic, Broker/Owner of Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.  at (808) 218-9338 or send an email to:  david@davidkucic.com.   $3,500 per month.  Available mid January 2014.

Using Your VA Loan in Hawaii to Pay Off Credit Cards

Did you know that you can use money from a VA Loan in Hawaii to pay off credit cards, student loans or other consumer debt?  Its not illegal and it is not a secret but many Hawaii Military Veterans don’t know how to benefit from this and many Hawaii Real Estate Buyers Agents don’t know how to word a contract correctly in order for you to take advantage of this.

The bottom line is that you can get a credit from a Seller of a home in Hawaii or a credit from a developer of a new construction home in Hawaii and use it to pay off your consumer debt.   This can only be done with a Hawaii VA Loan and not other loan programs.  For example:  If you buy a $400,000 single family home on Oahuand the Seller credits you $15,000, you can use some of that money to pay off consumer debt in conjunction with your Hawaii VA Loanin addition to using the money to pay off your closing costs and prepaids.  In the past, Buyers that I have represented have paid off car loans, credit cards and student loans in conjunction with the purchase of their homes in Hawaii.

Call or email me if you would like any additional information.  To search the Oahu MLS for properties for sale on Oahu, visit my homepage at www.himre.com and click on the link to search for homes.  My website is linked directly into the Oahu MLS and you will see ALL properties for sale on Oahu.

2012 Hawaii BAH Rates For Schofield Barracks, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Tripler AMC, Camp Smith

The 2012 Hawaii BAH rates, (HONOLULU COUNTY) for Service members stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hickam AFB, Pearl Harbor (Joint Base Pearl Harbor), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Camp Smith, Barbers Point and Marine Corps Base Kaneohe have been published.

For most ranks, the BAH is decreasing for 2012.

Here are the amounts of increases (+)/decreases (-) for the WITH DEPENDENTS RATES:

E-1 , E-2, E-3 and E-4:  – $156  ($2016 down to $1860)
E-5:  – $141  ($2040 down to $1899)
E-6:  + $102 ($2385 up to $2487)
E-7:  + $57  ($2580 up to $2637)
E-8:  + $9  ($2793 up to $2802)
E-9:  – $36  ($3015 down to $2979)

O-1E:  + $45  ($2625 up to $2670)
O-2E:  – $12  ($2889 down to $2877)
O-3E:  – $48  ($3072 down to $3024)
O-1:  – $114  ($2079 down to $1965)
O-2:  + $96  ($2379 up to $2475)
O-3:  – $18  ($2916 down to $2898)
O-4:  – $78  ($3246 down to $3168)
O-5:  – $120  ($3477 down to $3357)
O-6:  – $123  ($3513 down to $3390)
O-7:  – $126  ($3549 down to $3423)

W1:  + $99  ($2391 up to $2490)
W2:  + $36  ($2667 up to $2703)
W3:  – $21  ($2928 down to $2907)
W4:  – $42  ($3048 down to $3006)
W5:  – $69  ($3192 down to $3123)

For more information on how to use your BAH to purchase a home in Hawaii along with information on VA Loans in Hawaii, contact Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.  We are your number one source of Military taking care of Military on the island of Oahu.  Nobody knows the Military Family the way another Military Family does.

Passion For Helping People With Hawaii Real Estate Needs

It has always been difficult for me to put into words just how passionate I am about helping people with their Hawaii Real Estate needs.  Fortunately, my past clients and the Honolulu Board of Realtors has done it for me.  Congratulations to all of the winners of the prestigious, 2011 Aloha Aina Realtor Award.

2011 Aloha Aina Award Winners

New VA Loan Limits in Hawaii For 2012

The New VA Loan Limits in Hawaii for 2012 have been published.  These amounts are the Maximum Loan Amounts so if you are also financing the VA Funding Fee, your actual loan amount will be less than these published figures.

1.  Honolulu County $695,750.00
2.  Hawaii County $625,500
3.  Kalawao County $625,500
4.  Maui County $625,500
5.  Kauai County $625,500

For example:  If you want to buy a home in Honolulu County for $650,000.00 and you are also going to finance your VA Funding Fee then your total loan amount would actually be $663,975.00 which includes a 2.15% VA funding fee for an active duty, first time user. (VA Funding Fee amounts vary by your nature and time of military service).

In another example, if you wanted to purchase a home inHonlulu County for $695,750.00, once you add on the VA Funding Fee, you would exceed the authorized maximum allowable loan limit by just under $15,000 so you would need to pay that $15,000 in cash at closing.

For more information about Oahu Real Estate, Hawaii Homes For Sale and VA Loans in Hawaii, contact David Kucic at Hawaii Military Realty.

Featured Ewa Beach Neighborhood: The Tides at Laulani

This featured video from Ewa Beach, Hawaii shows “The Tides at Laulani”  This subdivision is located at the intersection of Kapolei Parkway and Keaunui Drive and located across the street from the new Ewa Makai Middle School.  (See link below to view video).

The homes in The Tides at Laualani were built within the past 2 years by one of Ewa Beaches best developers, Gentry Homes.   The Tides has 3 and 4 bedroom homes ranging in price from the high 300’s to the mid 400’s.  All of the new homes have been sold out and the new phase of “The Trades at Laualani” is now being built right next to the Tides.

All of these homes are eligible properties for Military Veterans that want to use their Hawaii VA Loan Entitlement.  Conventional financing is also acceptable.  For more information on Ewa Beach, Ewa Beach neighborhoods and Ewa Beach Homes For Sale, contact David Kucic, Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. at (808) 218-9338 or send email to:  david@davidkucic.com

Click here for the Video Tour of “The Tides at Laulani in Ewa Beach, Hawaii”