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Tips for Maui Homebuyers to Make a Competitive Offer
Posted Wednesday January 20, 2021 in Real Estate

Today’s market has high buyer interest and low inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know how to submit a confident and competitive offer. Here are a few tips for this important stage in the homebuying process. Trust Your Real Estate Agent Making an… Read more »

Renting Vs. Buying in Maui
Posted Wednesday January 13, 2021 in Real Estate

With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s great opportunity for current renters to make a move into homeownership that stretches each dollar a little bit further. While the best timeline to buy a home is different for everyone, the question remains: Should I continue renting or is it time for me to buy? The answer depends… Read more »

Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Maui Home’s Curb Appeal
Posted Tuesday January 5, 2021 in Home Improvement

A tidy, tasteful home will catch any buyer’s eye. That’s why many people put effort into fixing up—and even staging—the interior of their home before putting it on the market and hosting open houses. But did you know that an unkempt exterior could deter potential buyers from even setting foot in the door? That’s right…. Read more »

Explaining Some Common Mortgage Programs
Posted Saturday December 26, 2020 in Mortgage

When you get a mortgage in , there are several options you can choose from, including FHA, VA, and USDA mortgages. The one you select will determine how big a down payment you’ll need, what credit score you should have and all the other requirements you’ll need to meet. But choosing the right mortgage product… Read more »

Preparing Your Maui Home for Winter
Posted Friday December 18, 2020 in Home Improvement

Cold weather is officially here, and you’ll likely want to ensure that your home is ready to deal with the ice, snow and cold temperatures. Just because everything seems to be in good shape now doesn’t mean that you won’t experience any problems over the course of the winter. Here are some repairs and inspections… Read more »

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Increase Conforming Loan Limits For 2021
Posted Wednesday December 9, 2020 in Mortgage

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a new baseline conforming loan limit for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2021: $548,250. This is a 7.5% increase from 2020’s limit of $510,400 and marks the fifth consecutive year of increases from the FHFA. In 2016, the FHFA increased the Fannie and Freddie conforming loan limits for… Read more »