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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, la...
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 Kahal...
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, d...
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.
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 fe...
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 the...
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 educ...
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.
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...
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.