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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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  Great news for those of you who enjoy Hawaiian music. The nominees of the 2008 Best Hawaiian Music Album Category at the GRAMMY Awards will be performing along  with the featured performers on the Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar compilation at the opening night gala of the 7th Annual Na...

By Barbara Abe
(East Oahu Realty)
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The neighborhood or community you choose to call "Home" can make a huge difference in your quality of life.  Hawaii Kai is a special place on the island of Oahu.  Built around Maunalua Bay, the emphasis of the community is on enjoying the water: water sports, water views, waterfront real estate. ...

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
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A year ago my PC was ready for a clean wipe and reload BUT I wouldn't give my PC up for my husband to do it because I was TOO BUSY BLOGGING. WORKING. Two weeks ago my PC started to get a couple of quirks and we knew it was time to have a new one built. (I'd been just upgrading for the past two ye...

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
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So, you say you want to be evironmentally aware? Well, there ARE water efficient toilets to conserve on water as well as cut down on the flushing noise. If there's one thing I am is a light sleeper and with a toilet flushing in the middle of the night is not what I call a good nights sleep. Espec...

By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Properties)
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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 ...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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Get Down and Boogie Oogie Oogie Board! World famous Waikiki has many outdoor attractions to indulge in from surfing to shopping, sunbathing to snorkeling. One of Honolulu's premier boogie boarding breaks is located in Waikiki, at the Kuhio Beach Park pier just before Kapiolani Park.   The Pier at...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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ING DIRECT is opening a Café in Waikiki soon. Have you heard about ingdirect.com?  It's an online banking and lending business that offers "not your ordinary mortgage".  They do residential loans and refinancing, without loan origination fees or points. NO fees NO minimums NO catches Their busin...

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
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Yeah, who wants to talk about the dirt and the scum of the earth? I do! I do! Ah...our beautiful Hawaiian paradise and THE environmentally aware residents who keep it that way. Opala (oh pah la) means garbage in Hawaiian. So, of course we take care of our opala. The City & County of Honolulu's D...

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
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   With Jazz on Wednesday nights and a live local band every Friday night this is the added pleasures of dining at Tsukiji's Fish Market & Restaurant. We went a little early on Saturday to stand in line (we were first) and by time the doors opened 15 minutes later the line was snaking around the...
September 2nd, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs The current Federal capital gains tax rate reaches a maximum of 15%. Add this to the State of Hawaii’s capital gain rate and the combined rate becomes 22.25%. Tax professionals have told me that this is a 70-year low! George Bush lowered it from the 2...

By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Properties)
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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...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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August 29th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs Sir John Templeton died on July 8, 2008. For the uninitiated, he was arguably one of the greatest stock investors of all time. According to the New York Times, “The flagship Templeton Growth Fund reported a 14.5 percent average annual return from 1954 t...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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August 29th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs I am always looking for good news and yesterday’s report on durable goods orders was great to hear. A Honolulu Advertiser Article states the following.   CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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August 28th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs I was surprised to read that the LA Times has done away with its Sunday Real Estate Section! I have heard that the Times has been bleeding red ink, but this was shocking. A recent Blog post by LA Realtors, Merrie Kung & Noelle ...
The Brooking Institution recently released the report, Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America, ranking the carbon footprints of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas based on total metric tons of carbon emissions per capita in 2005.  And...Honolulu topped the list for the sm...

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
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                    Leeward Community College is located at 96-045 Ala Ike - Pearl City, HI 96782 in Honolulu County on the island of Oahu. Hawaii is so diverse in culture so you can expect the same on college campuses too. With a caring faculty and affordability Leeward Community College has gi...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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August 21st, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs Find your courage. If you are a long-term investor, now may be one of the best times to buy real estate. A recent Wall Street Journal article talked about an investment bank in San Diego that sees opportunity amidst the town’s ...

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
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Last Wednesday we met our clients at Kahala - Title Guaranty Escrow to sign documents for the Honolulu Condo we had listed. I entered the listing into our MLS on July 6th and by that evening I already had an offer in hand. By Tuesday morning we were in contract and opened escrow. IN CONTRACT IN ...

By Keahi Pelayo
(KU Realty)
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August 20th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 Hip-hip-hooray! The Honolulu Board of Realtors has finally adopted a lockbox system that is consistent with the technological age in which we find ourselves.   CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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Tips for Staging a Studio: defining a small space  When it comes to staging a studio defining a livable area within a limited space can be a challenge. Empty studios often seem smaller and hard to define, leaving potential buyers with an unsettling feeling that there just isn't enough room. Occup...

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