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I've had several people contact me recently asking about properties they saw on the internet.  Initially, I was excited to work with another buyer, however they were not asking about a property to buy/purchase.  They called me as a third party source to see if a listing they saw for rent on Craig...
11/29/2008
2008 has been great & I have a lot to thank God for: 1. Blessing me with my 2nd child this year 2. Letting me help clients buy their first homes and realize the American Dream 3. Being blessed to live in the greatest nation and most beatiful state in our nation 4. Doubling the number of real esta...
11/27/2008
We recently got our market update from the Honolulu Board of Realtors from the 3rd Quarter of 2008.  After looking at the stats, what jumped out at me are two things: 1. Single Family Homes from $500,000 to $699,000 are selling! 34.5% of all homes sold fell in that category.  This was the largest...
11/26/2008
Just 1 day after my previous post on Diamond Head Luxury homes, 3239 Noela St., which was asking $12.6 Million went into escrow! It was also over an acre & sold for $9 million back in 2000.  It would also have to be one of the trophy properties in Diamond Head at the end of a culdesac & also the ...
09/08/2008
There's no question the market is "slower" than it has been.  However one segment that has recently picked up steam over the past week is high end real estate in Diamond Head.  On Thursday, August 28th, 3063 Diamond Head Road sold for $9.5 Million Cash! Just two days prior, 3944 Noela Place, whic...
09/01/2008
Just when I thought our residential property taxes here in Honolulu were a bargain, they just got better! Not only has the city been readjusting their valuations lower because of 7,000 + complaints received, they even lowered the rate at which we're taxed! From July 1st of this year through June ...
07/13/2008
I just got a new listing in Puu Alii in Kaneohe.  It's a cute little complex called Puu Iki adjacent to Puu Alii and Lilipuna.  Unlike the Lilipuna, there is ample guest parking.  What I'm excited about this listing is that it is a 1 bedroom, which seldom becomes available.  The parking stall is ...
07/10/2008
Last week, there was a big press release by Castle & Cooke announcing that they have sold their last home in Mililani. This was a milestone because after 40 years of development, they are no longer developing residential property.  Now that resales won't be competing with the homebuilder/develope...
06/24/2008
No that is not a typo! Believe it or not, the median sales price for a condo on Oahu last month was $337,300- a record high! What is wrong with this picture? Everything else in the news talks about housing sales down, subprime meltdown, housing bottom no where in sight, etc. Yet, we just set a re...
06/22/2008
As most people are aware, one of the most heated political debates locally is Honolulu's potential rail system.  There are many issues at hand: 1. Should we have it? In my opinion, something needs to be done to alleviate our traffic problem, however I'm not sure it this is the way... Our tax paye...
05/26/2008
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