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Newspapers Irrelevant To Real Estate Sales! - 01/30/09 01:06 PM
January 30th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs Surfing around the blogosphere yesterday, I ran across a post that Google has discontinued a project to take advantage of newspapers and other print media. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
View Honolulu House $815,000 - 01/29/09 01:48 PM
January 29th, 2009 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu House For Sale Located on the slopes of the Koolau Mountains just above fashionable Kaimuki town. Offering terrific views of Diamond Head, Honolulu city lights and the ocean from the living room and master bedroom. A 3 bedroom with 2 full baths and completely separate 1 bedroom 1 bath, makes it perfect for those with an extended family or the need for a home office. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Buying Honolulu Short Sales…Or Not! - 01/28/09 01:56 PM
January 28th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 There are many buzzwords in the Honolulu real estate market, REO, short sales, foreclosures and pre-foreclosures. It seems these words put dollars in many buyers’ eyes, as they think properties experiencing these problems can be purchased at really low prices. Here are a few random thoughts. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Honolulu Real Estate Pace Could Pick Up…Quickly! - 01/27/09 04:03 PM
January 27th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs I read an excellent article at Forbes.com that leads me to believe that a turn in the National economy and, therefore, the Honolulu real estate market may be closer than we think. “U.S., according to the Census Bureau. In December, the latest data available, home builders started houses at a 550,000 annual rate. In other words, at the current pace of housing starts, it would take 236 years to replace all the homes in the U.S. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST (0 comments)
Help With Honolulu Vintage Homes? - 01/23/09 02:17 PM
January 23rd, 2009 categories: Honolulu Vintage Homes <!-- End of HEADER --> Those of you that have read my blog for a while know that I like Honolulu’s homes that have a vintage character. Whenever I am on the road and find a home that I like, I snap a picture and post it here. Too many times I see these beauties being torn down to make way for new “Mcmansions”. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Master Plan for Honolulu’s Kakaako Approved! - 01/22/09 02:32 PM
January 22nd, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs With the recent approval of their master plan, General Growth Properties has taken another step toward revitalizing Honolulu’s Kakaako area. The Honolulu Star Bulletin reported the following. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Insightful View Of President Obama - 01/21/09 01:53 PM
January 21st, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Hugh Hewitt has a very insightful view of the significance Barack Obama’s inauguration as President. Note that Hewitt would be considered a conservative by most. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Honolulu Real Estate Property Taxes Going Up? - 01/20/09 02:25 PM
January 20th, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs An article in today’s Honolulu Advertiser hints that Honolulu real estate property taxes could be on the rise. HNA points to many issues, but among the major potential causes is a drop in assessed property values. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Subs Help Demand For Honolulu Real Estate! - 01/19/09 02:57 PM
<!-- End of HEADER --> January 19th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 We learned everything we need to know about the direction of Honolulu real estate values in Economics 101. It’s all supply and demand! Too little supply and values rise. Too much supply and they go down. Too much demand and prices go up. Too little demand and prices decline. A recent Honolulu Advertiser article regarding the stationing of the new Virginia class submarines at Pearl Harbor means higher demand is coming. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Honolulu Vintage Home - 01/16/09 03:20 PM
January 16th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Vintage Homes Here is another home that is very near the University of Hawaii President’s home in Manoa. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Honolulu Vintage Home - 01/15/09 02:11 PM
January 15th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Vintage Homes Manoa is the hide out for many of Honolulu’s most interesting vintage homes. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Honolulu Condos With 70% Or More Owner Occupancy - 01/13/09 02:55 PM
January 13th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Condominiums, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Here is a BIG thank you to Tim O’Leary, of Bank of Hawaii, for directing me to Hicondos.com. In yesterday’s blog post, I informed you that lenders are now requiring a owner occupancy of 70% or more, if a buyer is using a down payment in a purchase of less that 20% of the price. As I feared, there are not many Honolulu condos that can meet this level of occupancy. Below are 10 that do meet the guideline. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Owner Occupancy Requirement UP For Honolulu Condos - 01/12/09 02:37 PM
January 12th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Condominiums In the good old days of the fast and easy availability of financing, a lender would make a loan on a condominium with an owner occupancy percentage above 50%. Some lenders had a stricter guideline of 55%. With all of the shifts in financing over the last half year, in cases where buyers are using a down payment of less than 20%, lenders are now requiring an owner occupancy percentage of 70%! To find a Honolulu condo with this high of an owner occupancy level is very rare. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Honolulu Real Estate Values Down! But Are They Really? - 01/08/09 08:04 PM
January 8th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs A Wall Street Journal article about Chicago condominium sales translates beautifully to the Honolulu real estate market. “However, I quickly discovered that a 10% drop in Chicago didn’t necessarily translate into a similar decline in the neighborhoods where we wanted to live, where prices have held relatively steady. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Good News For Honolulu Time Shares - 01/07/09 02:52 PM
January 7th, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Pacific Business News reports that the bright spot in Hawaii tourism is time shares. “Amid all the gloom evident in Hawaii’s tourism industry, one business is still growing: time shares. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Another Layer Being Added To Honolulu’s Pearl - 01/06/09 01:15 PM
January 6th, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Since Waikiki is one of the main engines that powers Honolulu’s economy and real estate market. It is great to hear from Pacific Business News that the owners of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza are planning redevelopment. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (1 comments)
Journal Is Right About Honolulu Real Estate - 01/05/09 02:43 PM
January 5th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs Today’s Wall Street Journal has an optimistic article written by Allan Murray. In writing about the national economy, Mr. Murray touches on a few points that apply to Honolulu real estate. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
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