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Diamond Head Beauty Just SOLD by Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. $2,695,000.00

Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. just sold another home!  Located in the Kai Nani neighborhood of Diamond Head.  For more information on Homes For Sale in Hawaii, contact Hawaii Military Realty.

Single Family Home For Sale in Ewa Beach, Hawaii 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,300 SF Interior

Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.  will hold an Open House Jan 13th 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  This beautiful home is located in the Ewa by Gentry community of Haleakea.  It is clean, in excellent condition and just a few years old.  There is one bedroom and full bathroom on 1st floor.  Loft/media room on 2nd floor.  Wood laminate flooring, upgraded carpet, tiled lanai, sprinkler system, central AC, covered lanai and fully fenced yard.  Garage, driveway AND street parking!  Highly desirable Haleakea neighborhood near Hawaii Prince Golf Course.  This home is NOT a short sale.   This home is eligible for purchase using a Hawaii VA Loan.  For more information, contact David Kucic, Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. at (808) 218-9338.

2013 BAH Rates for Oahu, Hawaii

The 2013 BAH rates for Hawaii (Honolulu County) have been announced.  The rates are increasing for all ranks.  This information is courtesy of the Department of Defense Finance Office.

With Dependents BAH Rates for 2103

E1 thru E4 $2,172
E5 $2,256
E6 $2,664
E7 $2,835
E8 $3,021
E9 $3,255

WO1 $2,667
WO2 $2,913
WO3 $3,141
WO4 $3,300
WO5 $3,486

O1E $2,874
O2E $3,108
O3E $3,327

O1 $2,301
O2 $2,655
O3 $3,132
O4 $3,558
O5 $3,858
O6 $3,897
O7 $3,933

If you are in the military and are considering purchasing a home in Hawaii, this might be a great opportunity for you to do that.  With the historically low interst rates on VA loans in Hawaii, the high BAH rates and the shortage of rental properties, there is no better time to be an owner/seller/landlord/investor.  I also manage rental properties and I have ZERO available.  All of my rental properties are currently occupied yet my phone continues to ring daily with calls from Service Members that are looking for homes to rent.

For more information on purchasing a home in Hawaii, selling a home in Hawaiii or how you can use your BAH to build wealth for yourself, contact David Kucic, First Sergeant Retired, President/O


Shortage of Homes For Sale, Oahu, Hawaii Dec 21, 2012

There is a severe shortage of homes for sale on Oahu, Hawaii.  This is both for existing homes and new construction.  Buyers and their real estate agent need to be ON TOP OF THE MARKET or they will miss out on the homes that come on the market.  If a new property comes on the market, you MUST go out to see it as soon as possible because if you wait til the weekend or until the next week, the house will most likely be taken by someone else assuming it is priced correctly, it is in decent condition and it is in a good location.  For new home sales, developers are using the “lottery system” to sell houses.  Yes, that’s right, people are having to “win” the right to buy a home in Hawaii!

A few of the hottest markets are Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Koolina, Mililani and Waikele.  For more information on Hawaii real estate, Short Sales in Hawaii, VA loans in Hawaii and any other real estate information on the island of Oahu, contact David Kucic of Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.

Ewa Beach Homes For Sale

Ewa Beach Homes For Sale have hit a real low as far as inventory is concerned.  With historically low interest rates and news that the housing market is picking up, many people are trying to take advantage of this news but are having difficulty finding a home to purchase.  For example, Ewa by Gentry Trades neighborhood is conducting a “lottery” because of all the interest in the homes they have.  Ewa by Gentry Sandalwood is working with a “wait list” and Ka Makana at Hoakalei are taking “backup offers” on homes that already have primary buyers.  To make matters worse for people that want to buy at Ka Makana at Hoakalei is that they are running out of the last of their homes in Ka Makana.  Once those are sold out, they will be selling homes in their next neighborhood which will take on a new name other than “Ka Makana” but will still maintain a name to go along with the master planned community of “Hoakalei”.

For video footage of homes for sale in Ewa Gentry Trades, Ewa Gentry Sandalwood and Ka Makana at Hoakalei, check out my YouTube site by searching for my user name of “OahuRealEstate“.

When you are ready to purchase (or sell) your home in Ewa Beach, contact the #1 Ewa Beach Real Estate Company that specializes in taking care  of the housing needs of Military Families, Reservists, National Guard, Veterans, Retirees, Civil Service and Government Contractors.  That would be Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.

Ewa Beach Hawaii Homes and Neighborhoods

Ewa Beach homes and neighborhoods provide an excellent quality of life for those that choose to live here.  I am often asked where I live and I am proud to say that I live in Ewa Beach.  As the town continues to grow,  the supporting facilities are also coming with this growth.  Laulani Village Shopping Center will be a great asset to Ewa Beach.  The shopping center is located off Ft Weaver Road and Keaunui Drive and will have such retailers as Safeway, Walgreens, Petco, Ross and City Mill.

If you are looking for a good, quality home in a nice neighborhood then Ewa Beach, Hawaii might be just the place for you.

Interested in Ewa Beach real estate for sale?  Contact Hawaii Military Realty for all of your Ewa Beach Hawaii real estate needs or visit www.himre.com to use the Oahu Hawaii Real Estate MLS search function to search for homes for sale.  We are your Ewa Beach real estate experts and VA Loan Resource Specialists.


Maximum VA Loan Limits in Hawaii For Honolulu County August 6, 2012

The maximum VA Loan limit in Hawaii for Honolulu County has been increased to $756,250 effective August 6, 2012.

The VA Loan in Hawaii can be used to purchase a single family home, townhouse or condo in Hawaii as well as new construction homes on Oahu.  The VA Loan in Hawaii is a 100% financed loan so no down payment is necessary.  Oahu, Hawaii has fantastic, family friendly neighborhoods in Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Mililani, Waikele, Pearl City, Aiea, Honolulu, Kaneohe and Kailua just to name a few.  All of these neighborhoods are eligibile for the VA Loan purchase.

For more information on VA Loans and how Veterans can purchase a home in Hawaii, please call your Hawaii Military Relocation expert, David Kucic, President/Owner of Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. at (808) 218-9338 or email to:  david@davidkucic.com.


Property Tax Rates in Hawaii 2012 to 2013

The property tax rates in Honolulu County Hawaii for the year 2012 to 2013 for residential properties are $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.  For example, the median home price on Oahu is approximately $650,000.  Lets assume that the tax assessed value is also $650,000.  The annual tax for this example of Hawaii real estate would be $3.50 x 650 = $2,275 per year.  This breaks down to a rate of approximately $190 per month.

Taking it one step further, if you file your “Hawaii Property Tax Exemption Form” and are entitled to the $80,000 tax exemption, then using the same figure above, you would take the assessed value of $650,000 and subtract $80,000 which means your taxable value is $570,000.  At a tax rate of $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value, this would make the annual tax $1,995 or $167 per month.

The other Hawaii county tax rates are:  $5,75 for Maui County, $5.55 for Hawaii County (the Big Island) and $3.05 for Kauai County.

I am not a tax professional or a tax attorney but I do have common sense and I know how to read and follow simple instructions such as using available information to determine examples of estimated property tax payments.

For more information on homes for sale in Hawaii or any other Hawaii real estate related questions, feel free to contact Hawaii Military Realty Inc at (808) 218-9338 or email to david@davidkucic.com.

Laulani Shopping Center in Ewa Beach, HI (Including Safeway Grocery Store)

The Laulani Shopping Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii is moving ahead quickly and is estimated to be open by the end of 2012.  I stopped by the construction site yesterday after noticing a sign that named some of the businesses committed to taking up residence in the shopping center.  Among those names are:  Safeway Grocery Store, City Mill home improvement store, Walgreens, Petco and Ross.

The addition of this shopping center will bring a lot of relief to the always congested Foodland/Longs Drugs shopping center at the intersection of Ft. Weaver and Geiger Road.

With the volume of real estate sales in Ewa Beach currently running very high and the inventory of available homes very low, the addition of the Laulani Shopping Center will add to the rise in home prices in Ewa Beach.   People often complained about there not being enough shopping in Ewa Beach but that will soon take a drastic change when the new shopping center opens.

For more information about homes for sale in Ewa Beach, homes for sale on Oahu and information about the neighborhoods in Ewa Beach, contact David Kucic at Hawaii Military Realty.  David is your #1 source of information for Ewa Beach real estate.


1 Bedroom, 1 Bathoom Condo For Rent in Ewa Beach (Sunrise Complex) $1300 Per Month

Nice 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in Ewa Beach, Hawaii right next to shopping and public transportation.  This is a very clean and well run condo complex.  For more information send an email to my personal email at david@davidkucic.com or call me direct at (808) 218-9338.  Visit my website at www.himre.com to learn more about Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. and First Sergeant Retired David Kucic.  This unit is available on April 5, 2013 at $1300 per month.