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Honolulu Vintage Home Worth Remodeling - 02/27/09 12:39 PM
February 27th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Vintage Homes As I was driving through Kaimuki, this classic home jumped out at me. Even though its vintage green and white paint is fading. It has many of the qualities one would look for in a Honolulu home worth remodeling (porch, roof line, siding, layout, etc.) CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
A Beautiful Place To Live! But The Traffic! - 02/26/09 03:09 PM
February 26th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs The local blog “Aloha Update” has an excellent post on the traffic one faces when commuting from the windward side. “Monday through Friday, before sunrise, beginning at 6:00 am is when bumper to bumper traffic starts in Kahalu’u around Ahuimanu Road and Ahuimanu Place going towards Kaneohe. In the morning, it can take me about 15 minutes from Ahuimanu Road. to Haiku Road, which is only approximately 3 miles. Without traffic this route should only take about 3 minutes. This morning traffic lasts until about 9:00 am. For the after (0 comments)
When The Best House Might Not Be The Best Investment - 02/25/09 02:37 PM
February 25th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs With the upheaval in the Oahu real estate values, buying the best house might not be the best investment. Below are two fact sheets for homes that are priced just under $700,000. The Ocean Pointe home is 2,894 square feet, double wall construction and was built in 2007. It is a very nice house and it is priced at $698,000. The second home is located in Manoa on Sea View Avenue (about two blocks from the University of Hawaii); it is 1,900 square feet, built in 1980 and is priced (0 comments)
Government Making Things Worst? - 02/24/09 01:31 PM
February 24th, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Could the Government’s intervention in mortgage foreclosures be making things worst? The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the “moral hazard” created by bailing out barrowers. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
California Loss Could Be Good For Hawaii - 02/23/09 01:50 PM
February 23rd, 2009 categories: Rants & Riffs Leaders in Hawaii should take note of what is going on in California. “Right behind Colorado are Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Utah – all planning to make similar runs at luring corporate executives, venture capitalists and manufacturers who might be fed up with California’s political gridlock or anxious about potential tax hikes and deep cuts to schools, parks and other services.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE WSJ ARTICLE Here is what we can learn. 1. High taxes drive residents to other States. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
You Get Me In Your Honolulu Real Esate Transaction - 02/13/09 01:41 PM
February 13th, 2009 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate 101 This blog shows up on page 1 or 2 of organic google searches for many real estate key words pertaining to Honolulu. I took a few minutes to review the websites that showed up in the same proximity. I found them to be of 3 general types. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Billionaire Is Buying Honolulu Real Estate - 02/11/09 01:31 PM
February 11th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 When a person with a billion dollar net-worth speaks about Honolulu real estate, I listen! Jay Shidler is one of those billionaires who was recently interviewed by Pacific Business News. Below is a clip, but the entire article is very educational and worth reading. “We’re investing in this market. These last two months we’ve probably made offers on almost $100 million [of property]. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Military Moving To Honolulu-Things To Know! - 02/05/09 01:18 PM
February 5th, 2009 categories: Military If you are in the military and your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is one of Oahu’s seven active military bases, then you may want to read the following 16 things to know. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Military PCS Great For Honolulu Real Estate - 02/04/09 02:26 PM
February 4th, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Military PCS stands for Permanent Change of Station. There are seven active military installations on Oahu: Naval Base Pearl Harbor; Hickam Airforce Base; Kaneohe Marine Corp Air Station; Fort Shafter Army Base; Schofield Barracks Army Base; Naval Communications Center in Wahaiwa and Lualualei Naval radio station. Most military families PCS orders are for a term of 3 years. The honorable people that serve provide a terrific buyer pool for Oahu real estate. The ongoing long-term military presence in Hawaii is one of the main reasons I am very bullish on our real estate (0 comments)
Friends Buying A Honolulu Duplex? - 02/03/09 02:20 PM
February 3rd, 2009 categories: Buying Honolulu Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate 101 A real estate agent in Minneapolis, Kari Lundin, posted a blog concerning a question from her clients regarding using FHA financing to purchase a duplex with a friend. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST. (0 comments)
Quantitative Versus Qualitative Real Estate - 02/02/09 02:21 PM
February 2nd, 2009 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 I am reading a book about Warren Buffett’s life called “The Snowball”. I haven’t counted the pages, but I am on page 300 and not yet through a third of the book. It was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law and, at first blush, I thought it might be a boring book. Nothing could be further from the truth; Mr. Buffett has led a focused and very interesting life. His initial focus on finding companies that were statistically very, very good buys served to make him a very large fortune. In his thirties, (0 comments)
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