Category Archives: The Housing Market

A Closer Look At Kakaako: The Honolulu County’s Third City

    Known for its parklets, the booming Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako stretches between Ala Moana near Waikiki to the east and downtown Honolulu and Honolulu Harbor to the west. The commercial and retail district is home to an estimated 17 thousand residents, a number that is expected to reach 50 thousand by 2030. The…
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Seniors’ Guide to Reverse Mortgage: Part III

  [caption id="attachment_1099" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Wikimedia Commons[/caption] The third part of this article series aims to provide 10 more must-know about the current state of the reverse mortgage industry. For seniors interested to avail a reverse mortgage loan, these nuggets of truth can help them formulate smart and educated decisions. On the current state…
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Seniors’ Guide to Reverse Mortgage: Part II

  The reverse mortgage industry has been deluged with challenges. In June of last year, the industry’s ethical practices have been challenged following the release of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) report. The CFPB report pointed out that reverse mortgage products are too complex for seniors to understand and counseling is not enough to…
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Seniors’ Guide to Reverse Mortgage: Part I

  Making a decision is easy. Making a smart decision is difficult. All it takes to make a decision is to choose what seems right at the moment—one that makes luring promises — and then bank on that promises for gains, not on the actual accomplishment. On the other hand, making a smart decision involves…
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