Vacation Rental Challenges

Vacation Rental Challenges

There Have Been Some Vacation Rental Challenges Let's be honest, owning a rental of any kind can be a challenge. Owning a vacation rental in a distant place adds some additional challenges. For anyone reading the blog about my journey as a vacation rental owner, I...

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Washtucna Bound

Washtucna Bound

My Client is Washtucna Bound Ever since my earliest days in real estate I have welcomed Internet leads. Some of my favorite clients came my way via Zillow or Realtor.com. A week ago a call came in from someone who wanted to see a home in Washtucna! Most agents would...

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Best Times to Visit Maui is Anytime!

Best Times to Visit Maui is Anytime!

When is the Best Time to Visit Maui? This is an often asked question, and one that is hard to answer. Weather Maui's weather is very consistent. Most of the year the temperatures near the shore are in the 70's to low 80's. Trade winds pick up in the late morning and...

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Three Things Worth Doing Again on Maui

Three Things Worth Doing Again on Maui

Activies Worth Doing Again on Maui Last week I shared the things on Maui I had not yet done but are in my future plans. Here are some things worth doing again while visiting Maui. Anything with Whales but Specifically the Pacific Whale Foundation Photo Safari Honestly...

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Signing Documents at Closing vs Possession

Signing Documents at Closing vs Possession

When We Sign Documents At Closing The Home is Ours, Right?! Inspection and appraisal are done, maybe final walk-through is also done! Next stop closing at the escrow office. Closing, it sounds like an end of a process. Therefore the home will be yours after closing,...

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More to See on Maui

More to See on Maui

So Many Visits and So Many Firsts Still to Come My first visit to Hawaii when I was 20 was to Honolulu and I wasn't that impressed. While I have been back to Oahu a couple of times the only thing I would go back for again is the Pearl Harbor tour. Pearl Harbor was...

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See a Lender Sooner Rather Than Later

See a Lender Sooner Rather Than Later

Ready to See a Lender? Don't Wait! Many clients tell me they are waiting until they are "ready" before they go see a lender. When I ask how they will know they are ready, or what ready means to them, the answer is often vague. My advice 100% of the time is go see a...

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What is the Worst That Could Happen

What is the Worst That Could Happen

What's the Worst That Could Happen I used to worry about all the bad things which "might" happen and wasted tons of energy on things which never occurred. My motto became, "What's the worst that can happen?" and if I could live with whatever the worst was, I was in...

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Inspection vs Appraisal

Inspection vs Appraisal

Who Does What: Inspection vs Appraisal As a Realtor, I am often asked what is the difference between an inspection and an appraisal! Great question! Whether you are a buyer or a seller the distinction between these two things is important. Inspection Once a home is...

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Leaving A Long-Held Family Home

Leaving A Long-Held Family Home

Leaving The Family Home Behind Lately I have been spending a lot of time with senior citizens and their adult children as they prepare for a move. Moving isn't easy for anyone. Moving first begins with where am I going? For a lot of seniors they are moving in with...

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