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Real estate is the largest investment that many of us will ever make so it's critical that buyers and sellers have access to essential information. This blog provides key news and information about Hawaii real estate and the lifestyle one enjoys when living in Hawaii.
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The owners of the planned development mauka of Pi'ilani Highway, Pi'ilani Promenade, held an informational meeting last night at the Kihei Community Center.  The meeting was billed in advance as a 2 hour meeting from 6 to 8.  In practice, there were about 200 attendees for the meeting which was a...
11/06/2013
The Maalaea area of Maui is a hidden gem, centrally located, right on the ocean,  close to shops, restaurants, the Maui Ocean Center, and Maalaea Harbor.  Surrounding cities are close by, it's just a 10 minute drive to Kihei, 10 minutes to Kahului, 10 minutes to Wailuku, and 20 minutes to Lahaina...
11/04/2013
Kauai has 5 different regions, all unique and all with their own attractions.  There is the West Side, relatively isolated sunny, dry, and the launching point for Na Pali Coast tours.  The Central/Lihue area is where everything is, county government offices, shopping, seaport and airport.  The Ea...
10/24/2013
The Kehalani Community Association (KCA) in Central Maui has released their 4th quarter newsletter which is available at http://www.kehalani.org/owners/userfiles/file/Newsletter/KCANewsletter%204Q2013.pdf.  The KCA board of directors meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 4 PM, at the KCA office.  H...
10/22/2013
Home, condo, and vacant land prices are up throughout our fantasy island of Maui with homes & land seeing double-digit increases and condos not far behind.  Price increases in the high-priced luxury market areas are stunning as the charts below illustrate (pictures are far better than words).   S...
10/13/2013
Home, condo, and vacant land prices are up throughout our fantasy island of Maui by 8 to 18% overall.  But price increases in the luxury market areas are stunning as the charts below illustrate (pictures are far better than words).   Single Family Home Median Sales Prices (Year-to-date through Au...
10/12/2013
"Please increase the list price by 49%" is what one might be expected to hear from a seller who has read headlines in a local paper stating that home prices soared by 49% in August.  What seller wouldn't want to jump on the bandwagon if prices just went up 49% last month?  Woohoo!  Here is what t...
10/04/2013
There is little change in the supply of Kauai homes as we begin the month of October.  Lihue condos remain a problem for those wanting to buy one with only a 2.2 month supply.  The rest of Kauai is near a balanced market except for residential homes on the North and South Shores which are still i...
10/02/2013
Kauai absorption rates are an interesting mix ranging from a strong buyer's market for some areas, a strong seller's market for some, and mixed in others.  The Lihue condo market is unbearably tight for those looking to purchase a condo.  I see this first hand with the buyers I'm working with who...
09/01/2013
First and foremost I wish to thank those potential buyers who call and ask for my assistance in buying a Hawaii foreclosure property (an REO).  Many call after reading articles that continue to be published on the large volume of foreclosures and the deals to be had.  Unfortunately a bank foreclo...
07/21/2013
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