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Aloha, It's been another windy and cool week but I'm seeing more and more good pricing coming onto the market, bringing some really unbelievable opportunities to savvy buyers. Take a look at the activity for last week: Copyright 3/29/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS222697 T A 2 4-5...
Aloha, Every now and again I enjoy leaving the Island to spend a few days on Oahu. My style is to stay at a hotel midway between shopping/movies - and Waikiki. I don't rent a car but instead find it relaxing to take my time and walk to Ala Moana Shopping Center for some "recreational shopping" or...
Aloha, Recently, I was asked how to read the information contained within my weekly update and thought it would be more helpful to post the answer on my blog for everyone's benefit. MLS information is taken directly from the Hawaii Information System which is the entity that bring us our MLS. (Mu...
Aloha, It's been a relatively quiet week, except for a few closings, one of which was mine. The weather remained on the cool side, with intermittent rain along with very high surf on the North Shore. I took pictures of the waves both on Friday and Saturday but it's very hard to capture their beau...
Aloha, If you are looking for a property that offers good rental income, is well priced and completely buffed out, Hale Moi 216 is for you. Listed for $395K, this property has over $50K of improvements and brings in $2100 a month! Do the numbers and you'll see that with 20% down and our current ...
The month of February ended with 25 sales Island wide down from 57 in February 08 but up from January 09 that only posted 20 overall sales. Year to date we have had 45 sales compared to 107 this time last year. The high point for February was in 2004 when 130 properties changed hands. Of the 25 s...
Aloha, Here we are in March already and my taxes still aren't done! I'm usually well on my way to a refund by now but have not been able to find the time to sit down and crunch all the numbers. Last week continued with cold and rainy weather so much so that when I went out to brunch this morning ...
Aloha, I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words so take a look below where you'll find a birds-eye view of all the Princeville homes that came on the market, went into escrow, sold etc during February:Copyright 3/3/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS220705 RS A 29 4-5-4-19-1...
Aloha, Welcome to March, already! Our cool weather and gusty winds have been constant this past week along with occasional showers. We are all hoping for a warmer week and the return of "normal" trades. Here is your update for the past week: Copyright 3/1/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LI...


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