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Why Your Realtor® Won't Be Using An Ad to Sell Your Home Or Condo - 11/28/09 04:28 PM
The embedded video is compelling in describing why print media advertising is in decline while social media is rocketing skyward. I continue to do some print advertising in my market but the emplasis is on social media. View the video to find out why. Thank you Marlene for locating this video. Aloha & best wishes. Richard Dolbeare (RA) Keller Williams Realty
Via Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos| Laguna Real Estate|Marlene Bridges (Sherman Smith & Associates): We all decide to sell our homes for different reasons. No matter what the reason, most everyone I meet here in Orange County, California wants me to (17 comments)
Kauai Inventory Continues Recovery - 11/18/09 07:55 PM
The chart below is an update to my September post. With over a year of of decreasing inventory, it's clear that Kauai's real estate inventory is continuing to recover from August 2008 highs. It's rarely possible to discern trends until sufficient time has elapsed to look back and see where we have been. For Kauai, the inventory buildup began in the Fall of 2005 and continued to build for 3 years. Now the number of active listings has been decreasing for a full year. This is a positive sign for stressed-out sellers. While I expect some time to elapse before prices also (7 comments)
Kauai Absorption Rate--Still Showing A Market Heavily Favoring Buyers - 11/18/09 07:43 PM
Because of wide fluctuations in monthly sales, the absorption rates for the different regions on Kauai continues to fluctuate. But one thing remains consistent and that is that everything is still in the RED band(not pretty). Kauai remains an island in paradise and also a buyer's paradise. Our sellers will be very pleased once those bars start dropping into the other color bands. Many agents will be pleased as well. (If the images do not show, hit your browser refresh button)
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Views of Haleakala Crater from the rim are stunning. It's not necessary to arrive for the popular sunrise to see the awesome beauty 2,000 feet below the rim. Aloha! Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website | Phone/Text (808) 651-4550 Engineering Hawaii Dreams Today--Helping Buyers Find Dream Homes & Sellers Find Buyers Visit www.KauaiRocks.comfor Hawaii real estate information
Looking out from Kauai's Waikapala'e Cave, home of the famous "Blue Room". The cave has a "lake" and a short swim to the right-rear leads to the Blue Room. A new No Swimming sign prevented me from entering during this recent visit. Aloha! Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website | Phone/Text (808) 651-4550 Engineering Hawaii Dreams Today--Helping Buyers Find Dream Homes & Sellers Find Buyers Visit www.KauaiRocks.comfor Hawaii real estate information (13 comments)
Silversword grows only on Haleakala, Maui's dormant volcano. This species is not found anywhere else in the world. Aloha! Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website | Phone/Text (808) 651-4550 Engineering Hawaii Dreams Today--Helping Buyers Find Dream Homes & Sellers Find Buyers Visit www.KauaiRocks.comfor Hawaii real estate information
I'm entertaining a mainland visitor and enjoying some of the sights often overlooked as a Maui resident. This photo is of the observatories atop Haleakala, nearly 2 miles up. Aloha! Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website | Phone/Text (808) 651-4550 Engineering Hawaii Dreams Today--Helping Buyers Find Dream Homes & Sellers Find Buyers Visit www.KauaiRocks.comfor Hawaii real estate information (0 comments)
October Sales Report for Kauai & Maui - 11/10/09 01:15 PM
Kauai and Muai year-to-date sales statistics through October 2009 compared to the same period in 2008 show that this continues to be an unprecedented opportunity for buyers. Selection is huge and prices are down substantially There remains a large amount of inventory to be cleared out before downward price pressures ease. An upturn in number of sales is key to that and there are hints that this may now be happening. Some economists think we may be at or near the bottom of the cycle. This Month's Update Year-to-Date Median Sales Price (Jan-October 2009) One of the most striking differences between (3 comments)
Kauai Sales Stats For October - 11/10/09 12:38 PM
Kauai home sales statistics have been released for the month of October 2009. The figures are island-wide comparisons of current sales versus year ago periods. Monthly values fluctuate widely and I've always preferred to use year-to-date data to average out the fluctuations. Nevertheless, it's hard to overlook the huge improvement in October sales. It's important to keep in mind that the data reflects what is actually selling and not necessarily a change in value of a particular property. In my experience investor purchases tend to be in higher-priced resort areas whereas owner-occupant purchases tend to be more focused in value-priced areas. (2 comments)
Wordless Wednesday--Maui's Kehalani - 11/04/09 10:38 AM
[If picture dows not show, hit your browser refresh button] Small park in the Kehalani Mauka community nestled on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. Terraced terrain gives many of the homes unobstructed views of the city below with ocean beyond. Aloha! Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website | Phone/Text (808) 651-4550 Engineering Hawaii Dreams Today--Helping Buyers Find Dream Homes & Sellers Find Buyers Visit www.KauaiRocks.comfor Hawaii real estate information (15 comments)
Maui Pineapple Shutting Down - 11/04/09 10:20 AM
NEWS FLASH--Maui Land & Pineapple Company has just announced that they are shutting down pineapple operations on Maui by the end of the year.
Maui Land & Pineapple Company has been sustaining heavy losses for many years and was unable to define a viable plan to continue operations. Several hundred workers will lose their jobs and fresh Maui-grown pineapples will be a thing of the past except for some small farmers. The island of Oahu went through this last year when Del Monte abruptly stopped pineapple production. Dole still produces pineapple on Oahu but has significantly scaled back operations over the (4 comments)
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