Roy & Betty site down to discus the ins and outs of buying oceanfront or beachfront property in Hawaii. From flood zones to setback regulations. See their latest Video Blog. - Ask our Maui experts!
Betty: Aloha and welcome to the Sakamoto Properties blog. Now my husband Roy Sakamoto is here in the hot seat to answer some of the questions that you’ve sent in to us. At the moment Roy, the one I think has been asked and asked and it’s important to us and to our business also, but the question is really what should they know about buying beachfront or oceanfront properties and answering if you can some of the pitfalls that would be, that they should immediately take into consideration.
Roy: First of all I think that you should work with an expert. Call Sakamoto Properties (808) 669-0070 or you’re favorite realtor. Buying an oceanfront, beachfront property on Maui, anywhere in Hawaii is great. Everybody wants to be oceanfront, you’re right there, easy to go swimming, surfing, whatever you’re favorite water activities are but buying oceanfront properties you should look out for several things, one you’ll be within the tsunami zone and all likelihood, second you’ll be perhaps in some sort of a flood zone area, so you’ll be subject to that. If you’re looking at buying a vacant lot that is oceanfront, there are new setback regulations, rules and regulations that you need to follow so even though a neighboring property could be say 30 feet from the ocean you probably will not be able to build that close. Anyway, bottom line seek a professional there’s a lot of pitfalls, there’s a lot of good things about oceanfront. Call Sakamoto Properties (808) 669-0070 and we can walk you through all the various steps necessary to do this.