Take A Breath of Fresh Air and Relax in Honolulu… The American Lung Association has ranked Honolulu 3rd in the nation for air quality. I can’t say I’m surprised. Having grown up with asthma, I feel very lucky to live here.
Remember theÂ panic in the early 90′s when the once secured listing pool in our Multiple Listing Service became less controlled and more available to the general public. We were all squawking that if our lifeblood (listings) were casually placed out into the internet, it would be the demise of the Realtor as we knew [...]
For the first time sinceÂ 2008, a single family home in Princeville has closed for over 1 million dollars. The sales price was 85% ofÂ the listed County assessed value. This is significant, as there are 35 ( ! ) homes in Princeville currently listed forÂ over 1 million dollars. We hope that the advent of this [...]
I came across a good article while on Yahoo about the subtleties of what location means. A good location to one person may not be a good location to another.
Short Sales have become the new norm in today’s real estate market and Kauai is certainly no exception. In fact as we enter into the Spring market (not generally as robust a selling season on the neighbor islands as on Oahu, which is the state’s “urban” market), Short Sales on Kauai comprise about 20% of [...]
I am the phone center “person” for the Big Island and therefore talk to a lot of perspective buyers calling for that personal touch to discuss buying property on the Big Island. One call this past week in particular really got me thinking…the gentleman asked, “why is everything showing up contingent?”
Traditionally in Hawaii, we hold enormous first birthday luaus and as Broker-in-Charge of Big Island Sales, this would have been my responsibility to plan on behalf of the company. I say “would have” because the truth is, the one-year anniversary of our first transaction closing on the Big Island has come and gone without fanfare. [...]
Aloha Spirit in Hawaii I was at a seminar the other day where someone told me that the definition of aloha was in the Hawaii State Constitution. So, inquisitive me decided to do a little research. I Googled the Hawaii State Constitution and found nothing to the fact. Lucky for me there was a link [...]
If “the economy helps housing,” Honolulu’s housing market may be in for a rebound. Honolulu Now Ranks 6th in the Nation for Economic Growth According to an article in today’s paper, Honolulu is ranked 6th in the nation for metro areas. The report was composed by the Brookings Institution. Coupled with low inventory, it will [...]
If Hawaii wins the bid, the Obama Presidential Library would attract investors far and wide in its construction, beautiful the Honolulu waterfront, and grant Hawaii its rightful place on the worldmap once and for all. The library would serve as a repository for documents, records and artifacts of his presidency. The House Tourism, Culture and [...]