Honolulu County, HI Real Estate News

By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
More than 200 people testified Wednesday before the City and County of Honolulu's Planning Commission on the second day of public hearings for a bill that would implement more regulations for short-term rentals. Theresa Harden's testimony compelled multiple follow-on questions from the commissioners and resulted in a 1-hour phone conversation with a commissioner the day following her testimony. Theresa Harden (R) is the Principal Broker for Hawaii Dream Realty LLC. Hawaii Dream Realty LLC is an independent and licensed real state brokerage founded in 2007, is located in the heart of Waikiki, and specializes in sales, marketing, exchange and management of investment properties.
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 Island Crafters MarketInternational Marketplace2330 Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki Browse dozens of locally made products such as apparel, candles, laser etched home goods, papale, hand sewn totes, baby items and Hawaii's favorite local snacks too!  Located on the second level of the International market place, right next to Mitsuwa's Marketplace, youll find 3 inline spaces filled with Hawaii's favorites! Just look for the balloon arches!  Visit all three, get your event passport stamped and enter to win prizes! Vendor List:  Sweet On You Official                                           doTerra Nature's Finest                                         Hi Freeze Treats                                                       JJz Treatz                                                           ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Low Cost Vaccinations For Your Pet at The Oahu SPCA - PETCO Clinic!  Holo the Beretania PETCO on Fridays 2PM to 7PM for their LOW COST Vaccine clinic and vaccinate your Pet, don't wait until it's too late. Appointments can also be made through their website. Pets need vaccines too! Vaccines help prevent many illnesses and can help your pet live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccines also help prepare your pet’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms.  Please keep the following in mind before scheduling your vaccine appointment:– Bring all medical records to your appointment– The youngest age to vaccinate is 8 weeks old– Have your pet for at least 24hr...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Median Price for Single-Family Homes on O‘ahu Tops $1 Million  Sustained demand for housing and significant sales volume at higher price points drive record- high median prices for single-family homes and condominiums in August.  HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, single-family homes and condos reached new record-high median prices for the second consecutive month at $1,050,000 and $500,000, respectively. The persistent competition in affordable price ranges and more closed sales at higher price points in both single-family home and condo markets are putting upwards pressure on median home prices. Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the following statistics:    S...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
The August 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of August 28, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email. The 30-day trend for the average list price for all categories, except luxury single family homes, rose slightly for a second consecutive month. The luxury single family homes average list price fell just over 4 percentage points in the past 30 days. The average sold price for all categories, exc...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 The Park on Ke'eaumoku  Keeaumoku St. Honolulu, HI 96814 $300,000 - $1,400,000 Market priced units will be approximately $300K to $500K for Studios, $600K to 800K 1 bedrooms, $700K to $1.2M for 2 bedrooms, and $1.2 to $1.4M for 3 bedrooms.  The Park on Ke'eaumoku is a mixed use Pet Friendly 44-story high-rise condominium complex along Ke'eaumoku Street in Ala Moana Honolulu. The project will include 2 high-rise towers which will accommodate both affordable and market-rate condominiums on 42 floors with fee simple ownership.  The complex will offer 2 floors of commercial spaces with dinning options and retail shopping and will feature a recreational deck on top of the 12 story parking structure connecting the 2 towers. The Park on Ke'eaumoku is a short distance to Ala Moana Beach Park a...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
STEEL PULSE - The Waikiki Shell - October 9th 2021  - Make sure to review the Covid restrictions and what can be brought into the concert venue. This event will most likely sell out due to limited capacity. Ticket Prices: $39.50 - 59.50 + fees Prices increase day of show   Purchase Tickets:  https://www.ticketmaster.com   Blaisdell Ticket Office   All ages welcome (accompanied by an adult 18+) Doors Open: 5:00 pm - Show Starts: 6:15 pm   What to expect at The Waikiki Shell *This show will comply with all local covid regulations which are required on the date of the show. In addition to the regular rules, there are rules to fulfill the Emergency Orders in place for the safety of guests: • No coolers, outside food & drinks allowed. • No packages, bags, knapsacks and backpacks allowed. • ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
               Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to verifyWednesday, September 1, 2021 Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Acclaim Capital Mortgage383-5931NMLS#304090 15-YR Fixed 1.962 0.000 2.039 30-YR Fixed 2.700 0.000 2.743 5-YR ARM       Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 2.000 1.625 2.371 30-YR Fixed 2.625 1.750 2.840 5-YR ARM 2.500 0.500 2.615 American Savings Bank, F.S.B593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 1.875 1.625 2.185 30-YR Fixed 2.625 1.625 2.799 5-YR ARM       Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636NMLS# 15-YR Fixed 2.000 1.000 2.141 30-YR Fixed 2.625 1.625 2.751 5-YR ARM 2.125 0.750 2.596 Central Pacific Bank544-...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Downtown and Nu'uanu Honolulu, July 2021   Single Family Homes July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 15 / 14  7% 79 / 71  11% Closed Sales 14 / 6  133% 83 / 42  98% Median Sales Price $1.1355M / $835.5K 36% $1.1425M / $865.5K 32% Percent of Original List Price Received 99.3% / 96.8%  3% 98.9% / 95.9%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 18 / 44  -59% 23 / 26  -12% Inventory of Homes for Sale 24 / 36  -33% ---    Condos June Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 58 / 68  -15% 437 / 325  34% Closed Sales 75 / 36  108% 366 / 200  83% Median Sales Price $559K / $537.5K  4% $575.0K / $570K  1% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 96.5%  4% 98.8% / 96.4%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 12 / 41...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Forest Restoration Workday at Waimea Valley:August 28, 2021 - December 25, 2021 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM With the world seemingly as crazy as it is, sometimes it's better to focus on what you can actually change for the better and there's no better place to start than in your own backyard, figuratively speaking. The 'Āina needs your Aloha! Why not consider an exclusive hike up to Kalahe'e ridge and spend the day helping with the Waimea Valley conservation projects. An RSVP is required. Work goes from 9AM to 3PM and can include: Native Planting as well as Invasive species control. **When you sign up, you are committing to the entire time. The conservation team does not have staff to hike down early with volunteers and you cannot hike down by yourself** Where: Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Off...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Diamond Head & Kapahulu Honolulu, July 2021   Single Family Homes July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 26 / 39  -33% 183 / 174  5% Closed Sales 24 / 16  50% 168 / 90  87% Median Sales Price $1.2M / $962.5K 25% $1.15M / $953K 21% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 97.7% 2% 100.0% / 96.4%  4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 18 / 21  -14% 13 / 27 -52% Inventory of Homes for Sale 64 / 115 -44% ---    Condos July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 15 / 19  -21% 94 / 75  25% Closed Sales 10 / 4  150% 78 / 30  160% Median Sales Price $417.5K / $545K  -23% $577.5K / $548.5K  5% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.2% / 95.5%  3% 98.5% / 97.8%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 16 / 36  ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Makiki & Moili'ili Honolulu, July 2021   Single Family Homes July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 19 / 17  12% 130 / 105  24% Closed Sales 10 / 8  25% 99 / 54  83% Median Sales Price $1.375M / $1.3015M 6% $1.405M / $1.2125M 16% Percent of Original List Price Received 101.7% / 95.7% 6% 99.7% / 96.5%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 9 / 33  -73% 13 / 27  -52% Inventory of Homes for Sale 56 / 68  -18% ---    Condos July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 81 / 79  3% 517 / 438  18% Closed Sales 63 / 37  70% 404 / 253  60% Median Sales Price $415K / $385K  8% $385K / $385K  0% Percent of Original List Price Received 99.1% / 96.4%  3% 98.0% / 96.6%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 15 / 43  -65% 20 /...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 E Ulu A Paʻa In-Person Viewing Friday, August 27, 202110:00 am - 3:00 pm Bishop Museum - 1525 Bernice St. Honolulu, HI Hele mai for an in-person auction preview Friday, August 27, 2021 10 am - 3 pm HST at Atherton Hālau, showcasing select items featured in this year's annual Bishop Museum fundraiser. Each year, the museum brings together our community to support it’s mission with an annual fundraiser.  This ten-day online fundraiser and auction E Ulu A Paʻa highlights the stories, people, and partners that contribute to the museum's continued growth (ulu) and make it possible to build a solid foundation (paʻa).  Open to Bishop Museum Members and General Public.For more information visit: www.bishopmuseum.org/euluapaa  Annual Fundraising Auction August 19th-29thAuction ends at 8:00 pm H...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, July 2021   Single Family Homes July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 0 / 3  -100% 14 / 10  40% Closed Sales 1 / 1  0% 7 / 5  40% Median Sales Price $1.19M / $625K 90% $1.015M / $904K 12% Percent of Original List Price Received 85.1% / 104.2% -18% 100.8% / 95.1%  6% Median Days on Market Until Sale 21 / 4  425% 12 / 13  -8% Inventory of Homes for Sale 3 / 5  -40% ---    Condos July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 80 / 71  13% 531 / 473  12% Closed Sales 65 / 27  141% 395 / 211  87% Median Sales Price $750K / $700K  7% $628.5K / $662.75K  -5% Percent of Original List Price Received 99.2% / 92.2%  8% 97.0% / 96.0%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 18 / 53  -66% 38 / 4...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Waikiki Honolulu, July 2021   Single Family Homes July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 0 / 0  0% 4 / 3  33% Closed Sales 0 / 1  -100% 2 / 1  100% Median Sales Price $0.0M / $1.29M  0%   $1.0875M / $1.29M -16% Percent of Original List Price Received 0.0% / 95.6%  0% 96.9% / 95.6%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 8  0% 189 / 8  2263% Inventory of Homes for Sale 3 / 1  200% ---    Condos July Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 153 / 141  9% 1049 / 938  12% Closed Sales 138 / 53  160% 768 / 377  104% Median Sales Price $390K / $430K  -9% $390K / $390K  0% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 95.1%  5% 97.2% / 95.2%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 16 / 50  -68% 35 / 47  -26% Invent...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
The July 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of July 31, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.   The 30-day trend for the average list price for all categories, except luxury single family homes, rose slightly.  Luxury single family homes fell nearly 5 percentage points in their list price in the past 30 days. The average sold price for luxury market, for homes and condominiums alike, dropped ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 TODAY is HAWAII FOOD DRIVE DAY Help Support Safe Food Access for Every Member of Our ‘Ohana. Donate to the Hawaii Foodbank TODAY to help ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious food in the wake of COVID-19. The current pandemic has created a meal gap for more and more members of our community. Our kūpuna, people with chronic conditions and those with compromised immune systems face higher risks in public spaces. The economic impact of COVID-19 will continue to persist in the islands, and many are in need of food assistance for the first time in their lives. Hawaii Foodbank is ready to meet these evolving needs, shifting food sourcing and distribution methods to keep as much nutritious food flowing as possible statewide. But, they need your support! Your gift today will help the ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Drive Electric Hawaii Virtual EV Test Drive Event  Tuesday, August 10th 2021 5:30PM - 7:00PM Find out what all the electric buzz is about and join Drive Electric Hawaii for a free, virtual, electric vehicle test drive event on August 10, 2021, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. This virtual event will feature test drive videos of five 2021 electric vehicle models: Ford Mustang Mach-E (All-Electric) Toyota RAV4 Prime (Plug-in Hybrid) Chevrolet Bolt (All-Electric) BMW X3 (Plug-in Hybrid) Volvo XC40 Recharge (All-Electric A panel of EV Experts will be on hand to answer your questions regarding the featured vehicles or just EVs and charging in general.   CONTACT INFO: Kianiwai Jones Blue Planet Foundation kianiwai@blueplanetfoundation.org   WEBSITE: Drive Electric Hawaii Virtual EV Test Drive Event...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Single-Family Homes, Condos Hit New Record-High Median Sales Prices in July Dwindling inventory, low mortgage rates push the median price of a single-family home to $992,500  HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, single-family homes and condos set new record-high median prices in July at $992,500 and $475,000, respectively. Summer sales continue at the rapid pace the market has been experiencing the past few months, with single-family homes recording 404 total sales or an 11.9% increase in July. Condo sales continue to rise significantly year-over-year, outpacing single-family home properties with 671 total condo sales resulting in a 57.5% increase.    Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) syst...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  If you're looking to adopt a rescue dog please have a look at K9 Kokua's list of dogs seeking a home. Your consideration and aloha is greatly appreciated and needed. K9 Kokua started in 2003 as the only group in Hawai'i specializing in providing direct outreach to the dogs of the houseless population and those affected by domestic violence. The volunteer crew mission services multiple islands and responds to Urgent calls from police and private sector personnel regarding unique situations of need.   K9 Kokua is not a rescue-focused group. Their main mission is to provide direct outreach to houseless dogs and those affected by domestic violence. The dogs in their foster care were either houseless or affected by cruelty in some way and have come from serious backgrounds of varying circu...
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