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Real Estate Agent - Harcourts Island Properties - RB-20368
February of 2009 continued right where January left off.  We had 129 single family homes and 160 homes close last month.  Our year to date volume is down 53% from last year.  In order to find similar numbers, we have to go back to around 1995-1996 which many can argue was the bottom of the previo...
Tired of driving from your nice big parcel on the North Shore to town? Getting to crammed with your neighbors in town? This is your answer: Panoramic Ocean and Mountain views abound this pristine 3.98 acre parcel on very desirable La'i Road in the very/very back of Palolo Valley. This gated commu...
The Honolulu Board of Realtors has released the latest stats for January of 2008.  The median sales price of a single family home on Oahu is down 10% from the previous year- from $600,000 to $539,500 which puts us back to Feb./March of 2005 levels.  The North Shore led the way- down 51.8% from th...
With the recent completion of the Sony Open Honolulu was featured as the backdrop on national television this past week.  As there were record breaking lows on the mainland, we've enjoyed beautiful sunny weather.  In case you were wondering what a home on Waialae Golf Course goes for, here's what...
I recall in the spring of 2008, we were able to refianance our current residence at $4.875 on a 30 year fixed.  We got totally lucky.  We were able to lock during a day of high market volatility.  Since then, nobody would believe me on the rate I got.  They'd ask "for a 15 year mortgage"? I'd smi...
I was watching CNBC tody and heard of a story where a desperate seller in Maryland decided a new approach on selling his home: Sell 31,500 raffle tickets for $50... Would this work in Hawaii? Initially my thought would be yeah, people would be all over this since so many people flock to Las Vegas...
I'd like to congradulate Shelly Campbell of RE/MAX Honolulu who was named the 2008 REALTOR of the Year by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS.  This is the 2nd year in a row a RE/MAX agent has won the prestigious award! Our own PB Judy Kalbrener was last year's recipient! I'd also like to thank my cli...
Here are 3 reasons in my opinion why foreclosure rates are low in Hawaii: 1. It is Hawaii.  Especially this time of year, you see all the news about bad weather, snow storms, floods, etc. on the mainland.  I think people work harder to keep a home here in paradise with good weather. 2. You can't ...
I recently read an article titled "What Carbon Studies Tell Us-So Far" in Urban Land Magazine.  What caught my eye and was interesting was that Honolulu had the smallest carbon footprint among U.S. Cities, according to "Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of America" study published by the Brookings I...
Remember when the Dow Jones plunged, the "bailout" talks started & the sky was falling? A lot of that was mid September.   Those going into contract then equated to November closings! I unfortunately had 3 deals fall apart on me during all this.  Guess what? We're all still alive & breathingJ  I'...

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