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Current Market for Aina Haina - Kuliouou Sales - 01/31/12 10:49 PM
Aina Haina - Kuliouou SalesThe statistics accumulated below is for the price range from $500,000 to $900,000 3 to 5 bedroom homes on 5,000 or more square feet of land with a roofed living area of 1500 to 2000 square feet For Sales, 2011 has seen the lowest median prices as you can see from the bar graph above. Some of this sluggishness can be attributed to sellers listing their properties in the lower price range. The higher priced estates have not been selling,which would bring up the median prices.This is how it all breaks down shown below:
Call me to begin (0 comments)
Visit Eggs n Things from your Waikiki Condo 2012 Blog Challenge - 01/31/12 09:25 AM
Own your condo in Waikiki and then you can walk to Eggs n Things at one of two locations. Where else in the world can you get a mouth watering breakfast and a water front view of the Pacific? Eggs n Things has just opened its SECOND location on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki.
There are HUNDREDS of positive reviews about this WAIKIKI Icon
which has been in business since 1974. In my college days, friends would gather there to eat and talk at 3AM after we had (0 comments)
Oahu Nanakai Gardens outside of Honolulu Home Sales - 01/30/12 06:19 PM
For the average 3/2, with a land area of at least 5,000 square feet and a roofed living area of 1100 square feet the price range in Nanaka Gardens and Honokai Hale, currently runs from: $262,244 (poor condition) - $341,272 (excellent condition) DOM means Days on the market AV means average This below graph shows the price differential with Makakilo, which is on the hillside above Nanakai.
2007 SEVEN Sales av 3/2.5 Land 5781, living area 1203 asking $473000 sold $420,000 DOM 98 2008 TWO Sales av 5/3 5,747 sf land, 1813 living asking $575,000 sold $522,000 190 DOM *(this (0 comments)
This week I invitedJERRY YOUNG, the ownerand principal Broker of Day Real Estate Company, Honolulu, Hawaii to join the AR Network. Jerry is actively involved in small to mid developments and assorted real estate activity representing both buyers and sellers plus himself as an entrepreneur. He is actively involved in his Church and noteably, the President of the non-profit organization CHRISTIANS in REAL ESTATE. Jerry has been my friend for many years, is caring, highly professional and has fine organizational skills. After a busy schedule, he will complete his profile, maybe add a blog or two, but he is (6 comments)
2012 Blog Challenge INVITATIONS (Number one of two) - 01/27/12 09:20 PM
I have tried to invite at least 1/2 dozen friends and acquaintences via Active Rain, however, for whatever reason, they DON'T subscribe, so instead I have chosen to post about following someone's comments. For this Challenge, my FAVORITE ACTIVE RAIN BLOGGER is Tammy Emineth of http://personalseo.com/ She and her husband Tim are partners situated in Ozark MO, half way between St Louis and Tulsa. While reviewing various blogs, I have come across positive comments on other posts, written by Tammy Emineth, so I decided to follow her and subscribe to her blog. She has been a true blessing to my education in SEO practicum. (0 comments)
Welcome Newcomer LaShone Butler, GRI 2012 blog Challenge - 01/26/12 09:51 PM
As a part of the 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge I reviewed the ROSTER and chose to discuss LaShone Butler, GRI, who is already ranked #22 as an ACTIVE RAIN RAINMAKER specializing in the SNELLVILLE GEORGIA neighborhood and with the EXIT Realty Integrity Group. She is so new that she has not yet posted a blog, but will be forthcoming. She has a well detailed description in her profile (click the link of LaShone above). Here's hearty welcome to LASHONE who is also a CERTIFIED LIFE COACH! WELCOME
Welcome Newcomer Adam Morrow 2012 blog Challenge - 01/25/12 10:44 PM
As a part of the 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge I reviewed the ROSTER and chose to discuss ADAM MORROW who is already ranked #6 as an ACTIVE RAIN member in the Bainbridge Island neighborhood. He has a well detailed description of himself in his profile. Here's hearty welcome to newcomer Adam, who hails from Sound Counsel Realty, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was an attorney for 15 years and has an exceptional amount of experience. (2 comments)
Makaha Honolulu Oahu Video 2012 blog Challenge - 01/24/12 10:10 PM
Following the instructions of others here on Active Rain, I took on the 2012 Blog Challenge to learn how to add video to my Active Rain Blog. This Video is of one of our listings at Makaha Valley Tower on the West Coast of the Island of Oahu, about 35 miles from Waikiki. It's a studio with ocean and mountain views on the 7tyh floor for under $100,000! see more info here Here it is (4 comments)
Don't say "I CAN'T" Honolulu Big Island Hawaii Waikiki 2012 Blog Challenge - 01/23/12 09:22 PM
As a part of my 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge, I thought about my cousin Leroy and his wife Cindy. This is to fulfil the PHOTO portion. My cousin truly had his challenges, so I have learned NOT to say I CAN'T or I WON'T. To make the story short, 30 years ago, he was asleep as a back seat passenger when the driver went off the road and Leroy was thrown through the windshield FIFTY feet. The accident left him a paraplegic. He was alive but his work life was ended, his dreams were smashed. I'm sure he (4 comments)
PART ONE is here. Part TWO was a bit more of a CHALLENGE for your SEO. With my Point2 site, I was hoping to get you some juicy stuff to kick up your website and add in Active Rain Profiles and Active Rain Blogs as an RSS.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. If it really was “really simple”, you probably wouldn’t be reading this, but hey, I didn’t name it RSS. In a nutshell, it's a widely used method of delivering the latest website updates directly to you without cluttering your email inbox. Alas, Point2 does (2 comments)
Looking for a great "Virtual Assistant"? Call Loletha Simmons - 01/21/12 10:54 PM
If you need an agent in Baltimore, Ellie McIntire is the one! Her delightful post about Virtual Assistant Loletha Simmons hopefully will get Loletha some new business contacts. Isn't this REALLY what Active Rain is all about....getting the word out and letting people know we are in business and not just playing around? Please make notes and consider employing Loletha as your Virtual Assistant. Via Ellie McIntire Homes for sale in Howard County Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate): Everyday it seems there are new members who find their way to Active Rain. On January 3rd I invited (4 comments)
Content 2 of 2 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge - 01/20/12 01:41 PM
2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge, CONTENT 2 of 2 If you missed it, here is PART ONECONTINUED:.................................... 4> VIDEOS - if you are a person of FEW WORDS, then a VID is a great way to convey your message content, there are many instructionals here on Active Rain that you can research.Even a few of the bogs will tell you how to EMBED the Video streams into your blog content. 5> GOOGLE AD WORDS - is another location to search to get ideas and popular keywords to use in your blog article in order to attract greater traffic (2 comments)
The Challenge of Choosing TOPICS for Blog Content - 01/19/12 09:44 PM
As a part of the 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge, CONTENT, this is a quip about how I have been choosing TOPICS for my blogs. 1> MAKE A LIST - or "talk amongst yourselves". I brainstorm with myself and write down a list of ideas, the goal is to write down a list of at least 30 different topics and not get into the content details. 2> CATEGORIZE - group the Ideas into main TOPICS 3> LOCALISMS - I realize that Posting to Hyper-Local Pages / Localisms are the PRIME candidates for GETTING SEEN on Search Engines, so (4 comments)
One SEO tip You should Know 2012 Blog Challenge - 01/18/12 10:33 PM
One SEO tip You should Know SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in your blogging is of utmost importance to business success in the current world. This includes Active Rain members, agents or any person or entity marketing on the web. You can increase your chances to land a customer which hopefully can be turned into a client. This is the FIRST of a Series of THREE that will be expounded upon. It will be brief and easy to understand, something like reading a Recipe book.
ONE: When you are writing a blog, and before you click that POST button. Select a (9 comments)
When Is Continuing Education A Waste of Money ? - 01/16/12 10:10 PM
David Saks with The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc. is a frequent nad prolific blogger, who brings to Active Rain his years of experience and higher level of of education. He has been and is a daily blogger revealing to the industry professionals his dedication in educating us with proper and correct legal practices. His article When is Continuing Education A Waste of Money ? is brief and enlightening. This list is often and sadly so true. I think we ALL get a LOT more BANG for the BUCK here with Active Rain and David Saks. Via David Saks (The Real (4 comments)
NEWS FLASH . . . Closing Costs Are the Buyers' Responsibility - 01/15/12 10:33 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs - Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland Real Estate in her article below: NEWS FLASH....Closing Costs are the Buyers' Responsibility, hit the TARGET!Often our buyers, think they are in the driver's seat when the seller sometimes shocks the buyer with requirements to pay for closing costs. Even though she's not yet, she is closely walking the footseps of a true Active Rain AMBASSADOR.If I were a buyer looking for a home in PORTLAND, I would call this lady first!!! Via Carla Muss-Jacobs - Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland | Portland Real Estate | (503-810-7192 | BuyersAgentPortland.com): It Costs MONEY to Buy a Home I (1 comments)
In Active Rain University's Advanced Blogging - 01/14/12 04:52 AM
In Active Rain University's Advanced Blogging, Rich Jacobsen does a great presentation with a TON of info. 1> To correct what I have told others, DO NOT or "NEVER NEVER NEVER" use Microsoft Word to cut and paste for a blog. It's Better to use WordPress.org or Notepad. I didn't hear it all, but something like Google search gets messed up seeing some of the HTML code. Sounds like Google and Microsoft programming do not see eye to eye. 2> Work on your signature line. View others signature's at the bottom of their blogs and see what they did. For your signature (7 comments)
You MUST take Active Rain Tools from AR University! - 01/13/12 09:50 PM
I will say it again, You MUST take Active Rain Tools from AR University! When you find out you DON'T KNOW stuff, you begin to feel VERY small in this big old world of communication. I am now coming out of the stone age. Please don't get at me with this picture, it just tells you about me coming from lesser intelligence to a bit higher.
1> TOP PRIORITY: from your home page, go to HIT ROUTER and set up links to your niche market. The instructions are there. 2> When you insert images into your blog, name it in (4 comments)
The Active Rain concept Weltanschauung - 01/12/12 02:31 AM
The Active Rain concept Weltanschauung originates, I believe, from a unique combination of the world and sometimes international experiences of the members, Rainmakers, Ambassadors and AR Staff. The resulting experiences form a wide world perception of family, people, friends in which we mutually interact. This intellectual construct is the backbone of a cultural behavior that all people should strive for and organize interests and cognitive logic to the benefit of human kind. The Active Rain concept Weltanschauung, has begun this!
If you are not and you want to be a member of this community for free:
Active Rain's Weltanschauung - We have brought this word of German origin out into the open mind fields and now it's also part of the English language, meaning, in simple terms, a "World View". The Active Rain community has made exception to this and super integrating it as a part of AR's culture.
By incorporating it in their philosophy, they are saying that life is good and they are passionate and will not sit passively by. In being a member, you also subscribe to this way of life. The word of the year for 2011 was "OCCUPY". (1 comments)
Oahu Country Living in a Makaha two Bedroom Condo - 01/10/12 07:15 PM
Would you like to be on Oahu Country Living in a Makaha two Bedroom Condo? How about extravagant living on Oahu for a reasonable price? $185,000. You may have found it in this 11th Floor Makaha Valley Towers (1104A) Resort Condo TWO BD Listing (that's a 2 bedroom one bath with a view of the Oceanfront one mile away! It can be a lovely vacation getaway, a place to retire, hideaway to relieve stress, a corporate retreat or a fine starter. Live in quiet, seclusion but yet 20-30 minutes to Ko Olina Resort and other surfing beaches or Kapolei Shopping mecca. (0 comments)
Community Guidelines - Respect the Real Estate Industry
In my short few months of closely reviewing the Active Rain / Rainmaker blogs, I find that there are bunches and bunches of unselfish real estate industry people. They spend valuable time in helping their fellow persons to raise the bar of education, moral ethics and all around simple kindness. I have seen nothing but encouragement and enthusiastic comments. Makes me proud to be a part of the Active Rain community. AR is our school!
Market Activity November Statistics for Kaneohe Homes November 2011 This is for OAHU tax zones 1-4-4 to 1-4-7 · For a description of the zones see blog on Oahu Tax Maps Make Plans for a Honolulu Home 2012 Oahu ** The below does not include, for sale by owner sales and any new home sales (data obtained from Honolulu Board of Realtors MLS)
Summary of Facts and Potential Trend Analysis * For November there were 117 houses for sale in Kaneohe * Average market value for single family homes is $660,000 which is down from the same month last year (1 comments)
What is Leasehold in Hawaii?Part 1-5 I am often asked this question: What does Leasehold mean in Hawaii? Pulling together information collected from various classes and seminars, here it is: In easy terms: Fee Simple means that you own the land that sits under the structure. By the way, all the mineral deposits under the surface are owned by the State of Hawaii. You can research that. Leasehold: means that someone else owns the land and you pay them a rent or lease amount. It is a way of allowing more affordable ownership for a buyer to enter the market. (4 comments)
Resort like Makaha Valley Towers Studio Listing - 01/06/12 03:21 PM
Resort like Makaha Valley Towers Studio Listing Looking to live in a luxury condo studio on Oahu for a reasonable price? You may have found it here! It can be a lovely vacation hideaway, a place to retire, getaway to relieve stress, a corporate retreat or a fine starter. Live in quiet, seclusion but yet 20-30 minutes to Ko Olina Resort and beaches or Kapolei Shopping mecca. This property is a one mile (1.1) walk to a beautiful Makaha (sandy) Beach Park.
Currently the apartment is vacant and easy to see. We would need to pre schedule an (1 comments)
Where to donate your storage items in Hawaii Honolulu Oahu After the Christmas season, You may have realized that you have a lot of things that you no longer want or need. The list can go on and on, from electronics to books to old, but still working equipment. If you are like me, I put it in a box, thinking I'm going place an ad on E-Bay or Craig's list to get a little extra cash, but most often that does not happen. Make the most of those items. One person's trash is another person's treasure, as someone once (2 comments)
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