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Home Raffled for $50 in Maryland. New way to sell property in Hawaii? - 12/31/08 02:05 AM
I was watching CNBC tody and heard of a story where a desperate seller in Maryland decided a new approach on selling his home: Sell 31,500 raffle tickets for $50... Would this work in Hawaii? Initially my thought would be yeah, people would be all over this since so many people flock to Las Vegas to gamble. Then I realized that's why they go there: gambling (essentially what this is) is illegal in Hawaii. In this circumstance, they are selling these tickets with the "opportunity" to win a $1 million + home. That is also why we don't have a lottery (5 comments)
RE/MAX agent is HBR's Realtor of the Year for 2nd Year in a Row - 12/23/08 04:12 PM
I'd like to congradulate Shelly Campbell of RE/MAX Honolulu who was named the 2008 REALTOR of the Year by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS. This is the 2nd year in a row a RE/MAX agent has won the prestigious award! Our own PB Judy Kalbrener was last year's recipient! I'd also like to thank my clients for nominating me for the Aloha Aina Award this year. It looks like there were 375 nominees out of the 6241 members of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Since only 6% of Realtors that are members of the board were nominated, I feel very honored (0 comments)
3 Reasons Why Foreclosures Low in Hawaii - 12/23/08 03:29 PM
Here are 3 reasons in my opinion why foreclosure rates are low in Hawaii: 1. It is Hawaii. Especially this time of year, you see all the news about bad weather, snow storms, floods, etc. on the mainland. I think people work harder to keep a home here in paradise with good weather. 2. You can't just pack up the car & drive to another state. To move back to the mainland, takes time & money, most of which people going into foreclosure don't have. Better off trying to make it work here. 3. We are not a Non-recourse state. There was a (2 comments)
Honolulu, HI has the Smallest Carbon Footprint Amount U.S. Cities According to Study - 12/16/08 06:34 PM
I recently read an article titled "What Carbon Studies Tell Us-So Far" in Urban Land Magazine. What caught my eye and was interesting was that Honolulu had the smallest carbon footprint among U.S. Cities, according to "Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of America" study published by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
According to the study, Honolulu had 1,356 metric tons per Capita. Lexington, Kentucky was the highest with 3,455 per capita. What was also interesting was that Los Angeles was ranked 2nd behind Honolulu for the lowest. This is great news for us if the study is accurate! Are you surprised? (0 comments)
Oahu Sales Down for November, Ironically so was Inventory… - 12/04/08 03:26 AM
Remember when the Dow Jones plunged, the "bailout" talks started & the sky was falling? A lot of that was mid September. Those going into contract then equated to November closings! I unfortunately had 3 deals fall apart on me during all this. Guess what? We're all still alive & breathingJ I've since put several deals back under contract. As predicted, November 2008 would be an interesting month with our stats. Through the month of November, everything seemed to be down across the board. Year to date, our total volume of sales on Oahu is down from $4.65 Billion to $3.447 (1 comments)
Hawaii Real Estate through David Buck, a Realtor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Insights to real estate market trends, housing, economy, statistics, and where the Honolulu or greater Oahu real estate market is headed.
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