Stephanie Gieseler's (stefg) Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Honolulu - RB -16098 Since 1986
It's January, and you are in a hammock stretched between two palm trees, a book in your lap. It's not a dream; it's your life on the beach in Hawaii. The big questions are: Can you afford to live on the ocean, and if so, is it right for you? And where are the best oceanfront locations? Beachfron...
  The latest report measuring market conditions in the Honolulu area has just been released as of Dec. 14, 2008. According to the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), "buyers market" conditions prevail around the nation. As expected, Honolulu shows more stability than the country as a whol...
We are in a vastly different real estate market this fall. The financial shakedown has hit Hawaii. Oahu home prices are in a cyclical downturn in all areas, yet the facts are not as drastic as elsewhere.  Sale Prices: Year-to-date sale prices as of October 1, 2008 have decreased 3.5% for single f...
Cost vs. Value Study: A detailed report is published annually by Hanley Wood for each region of the country, for the construction and real estate industries. This compiles some 30 projects and gives you the predicted return on selling for that item. The latest report shows that in the Pacific reg...
The median prices increased in October after declining in September, a good sign for both home sellers and buyers of the strength of the Oahu housing market. Sales have continued to slow, but at a lower rate than in the past few months. The median prices paid for Oahu properties in the first ten ...
Many people have strong opinions about the power of the supernatural, which are crucial when they select a home.  Beliefs about death does affect a buyer's comfort in a home, so they or their Realtors should make specific inquiries above and beyond the narrower obligations in the state law, which...
Local real estate prices have softened in practically all of the neighborhoods throughout the state and nation. Sellers in today's market are faced with a timing dilemma.  Should they wait out the soft market or bite the bullet and accept what they can get now? The answer to this burning question...
With the cost of gas rising sky high and road construction slowing down traffic, more people are relocating from the suburbs and into the cities. Many on Oahu residents are now considering moving from the more distant suburbs into convenient in-town locations. Even families with children and pets...
 Do you believe everything you read in the news about the 2008 real estate market? Just a bit over two years ago, the press in Hawaii and eslewhere was bemoaning the sad plight of the buyer. A feeding frenzy was still in progress, and it seemed like it would never end. Sellers were receiving mult...

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