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March 30th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs According to the Census Bureau, Honolulu’s population grew from 900,525 to 905,034 people from July of 2007 to the same in 2008. Though it is a small amount of growth, it sure beats the shrinkage I hear some other states are ex...
March 20th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs You may have heard that the Federal Reserve has put a plan in motion to buy 1.2 trillion dollars of long-term government bonds (that would be $1,200,000,000,000?). The Wall Street Journal has an article outlining many of the is...
March 18th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Reasons To Sell If you are a landlord, you may want to read this article about rental rates in Honolulu. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.
March 18th, 2009 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Distressed Properties, Honolulu Real Estate 101, Honolulu Vintage Homes I finally found a decent explanation of the recently passed first time homebuyer tax credit. In summary, “It ain’t a simple critter”. In other words, if you are a fi...
March 17th, 2009 categories: Views of Honolulu Pacific Business News wrote an article on some of Honolulu’s most interestingly designed commercial buildings. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.
March 16th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Vintage Homes This home is 200 feet from the water and is located at the foot of Diamond Head. I am 99% sure that the home will be completely remodeled because the house behind it is going through a major remodeling. So what makes this vintage? CLICK HERE T...
March 12th, 2009 categories: Distressed Properties, Rants & Riffs I am trying to keep my cool! The Honolulu Advertiser led an article today with this headline, “Foreclosure filings statewide soar 276%”! If you are like me, at first blush my reaction was shock and dismay, but as I read the sneak...
March 11th, 2009 categories: Honolulu House For Sale, Honolulu Real Estate 101 I talk to people interested in selling their Honolulu home or condominium almost everyday. Some of those sellers were formerly listed with another real estate firm and it is amazing to hear how poorly they were treate...
March 10th, 2009 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Biz Bites Blog is reporting that Alexander and Baldwin (A & B) is working on “Project X”. For obvious reasons A & B did not give up all of the details, but I think they see opportunity in Honolulu’s low commercial...
March 9th, 2009 categories: Distressed Properties, Honolulu Real Estate 101, Military For any buyers, especially military buyer’s PCS’ing to an Oahu military base, it is very important to consider how salable a property will be when it is time to sell. Since most military transferees come to Hon...