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By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 20th, 2008 categories: 1031 Exchanges, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Julie Tumbaga, Vice President in Honolulu of OREXCO 1031 Exchange Company (808-524-6737), sent me an email clarifying a rule that could have a significant impact on your IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange that closes towa...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 17th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 In Honolulu, initially, it is not typical to have an attorney involved in the structuring of a normal contract for the purchase of a property.  This is due to the fact that members of the Honolulu Board of Realtors and Hawaii Association of ...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 16th, 2008 categories: 1031 Exchanges, Buying Honolulu Real Estate The agent that represents the company that owns the building in which RE/MAX 808 Realty resides, recently told me that he did not expect office vacancy rates to rise.  His thesis was that during the recent real estate boom...
The homeownership tax credit that became law earlier this year is a great incentive for Buyers in an otherwise stressful economic atmosphere.  Combine the tax credit with our ample inventory of active listings, motivated sellers, and declining prices, and buyers of Hawaii Kai homes have plenty of...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 14th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs, Reasons To Sell A recent article on the price of oil posted at Forbes.com was entitled “Oil’s Outlook Darkens”.  At first blush, I thought it meant prices of oil were going to be rising again.  But a reading of the article shows that further per barre...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 14th, 2008 categories: Distressed Properties, Rants & Riffs Pacific Business News is reporting that California foreclosures have dropped “dramatically”.  Given the State’s position as a leading indicator of things to come, this is great news!  Honolulu seems to have a very low foreclosure...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 14th, 2008 categories: Distressed Properties If you haven’t bought a Honolulu house or condo via a short sale here are some things to remember and prepare for. 1.  Be patient-the lender has to approve the sale and this could take 2 weeks (right!) to 2 months (more realistic) CLICK HERE TO...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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Vol II. And then there's Mod! Not everyone enjoys or appreciates the Modern Movement, but these revolutionaries of design helped to define modernity as we know it. You will no doubt notice that almost all of these furniture designers were architects and their furniture is intended to showcase not...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 13th, 2008 categories: Distressed Properties, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Are you considering buying a distressed property in Honolulu?  If this is your first time entering this arena, it might be helpful understand some of the terms you will run into.  What follows are a few of those terms ...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 10th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 Hawaii Real Estate Reporter has an excellent post regarding the ratings and rankings of Hawaii’s public schools.  Given that our private schools are so expensive ($17,000 a year plus or minus), if you can buy a home in a good public school d...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 9th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs A recent Pacific Business News article identified the zip code area of 96821 as Hawaii’s most affluent.  If you live there…CONGRATULATIONS! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE POST.

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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The Red Room of the White House designed in the Empire Style  Vol I. The British Invasion I love auctions and nothing gets my adrenaline pumping like bidding and obtaining antiques at auction; especially when I'm getting a good deal on a quality piece of furniture. Not everything sold at auction ...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 8th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs In this time of financial uncertainty, it would be good for us to remember that we are Americans!  We are the people that put a man on the moon, won the Cold War and World War II, made 50 million Iraqis and Afghans free, brought the personal computer to...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 8th, 2008 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate 101 This property on 10th Avenue, in Kaimuki, just came on the market and is one of the better buys that I have seen in the area for sometime.  It is perfect for living in one and collecting rent on the others, or use...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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  Pillow Talk: the artful placement of pillows... Pillows, like people, come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Some are firm and supportive, others just want to be seen and fawned upon; affirming that even the outrageous and impractical have a place in the world of design. Pillows not...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 7th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs A recent Bloomberg.com article predicts a stronger Japanese Yen.  Given the Japanese affinity for Hawaii, a strong Yen should spur visitors and those arrivals could translate to buyers of Honolulu homes and condos. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 7th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs Now that we have a signed BAIL OUT, Forbes has an excellent summary. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.

By Barbara Abe
(East Oahu Realty)
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The grim economic news is even being reported here in Paradise, but things in Hawaii aren't so bad.  Of course, lots of people are upset about the stock market, but there are not so many foreclosures.  The real estate market island-wide presents a thoroughly mixed set of numbers, because the area...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 6th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs, Views of Honolulu Here is another really good reason to live in Honolulu.  This is going to sound like a “shot” at neighbor island health care, but if you need immediate catastrophic health care on the Big Island, Maui, Molokai, Lanai or Kauai, it is v...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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October 6th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs There are two goals with this blog.  The first is to inform and the second is to rant.  A recent Honolulu Advertiser article outlined a new law, Act 228, which adds another level of work for obtaining building permits for prope...

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