pearl harbor: Military Construction Budget for Hawaii May Triple - 02/11/07 08:26 PM
If President Bush's budget, that is currently before congress passes the military would spend $553 million on construction projects in Hawai'i next year..
The llist of projected construction items for Hawaii:
$99.9 million facility at Pearl Harbor to help submarines maintain their stealth.$16.5 million expansion to the Air Force's surveillance operations center at Hickam Air Force Base.$65.4 million for a Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station in Wahiawa. $121 million for barracks at Fort Shafter, Wheeler Army Air Field and the Marine Corps base in Kane'ohe.$136.3 million to continue building a National Security Agency regional operations center.$88 million to continue the 20-year … (4 comments)

pearl harbor: Real Estate Sales Activity in the Pearl City/ Aiea Areas - 02/10/07 12:22 PM
The Pearl City/ Aiea areas have had steady growth in sales prices for that last few years and steady sales.  January started the year a little bit slow.  Lower priced single family homes seemed to be the norm, while condos maintained their average price in January 2007.
The below figures include both fee simple and leasehold properties.  These are only the totals and averages.
Here are number of single family homes sold in the Pearl City/ Aiea areas:
2007:                                                                                       Average Sales Price:
Today                                     57   homes active for saleToday                                      17   homes in escrowJanuary 2007                           12   homes sold                       $516,2917/1/06 through 12/31/06:         133 homes sold                       … (6 comments)

pearl harbor: Pearl Harbor – We Should Never Forget - 12/07/06 06:26 PM
The first Picture shows the beginning and end of WWII.  The Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.
The letter below is from my brother Russ a great guy, a great Realtor and a Marine.
A family member sent this article of the USS Reagan. In the back ground you will see the Arizona Memorial what you don't see is the Missouri moored just to the left of the Photo. Essentially at this location is the beginning and the ending of WWII. Pearl Harbor attack and the signing of the surrender of the Japanese on the decks of the Missouri.         I hope we never … (16 comments)

pearl harbor: Pearl Harbor Day - The First Event of WWII - 12/07/06 05:59 PM

Attached is a part of the WWII event that started the war.  The story below is from my brother about his part in 1969.  Attached below is a letter he sent out to his friends.
Hi Folks, 
                Back in 1969 I was in the Marine Corps stationed in Kaneohe, Hi. A couple of guys and myself were looking for shells on base at the beach right across the road from the riding stables. Now you should know that Kaneohe was the first base hit when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Kaneohe was at that time a Navy base and was home to a PBY … (6 comments)

pearl harbor: VA Loans are Such a Powerful Benefit/ Tool - 11/05/06 08:15 PM
                                                                                                                
I am so amazed by how many Realtors and lenders in Hawaii shy away from VA loans.        
The VA does not look at credit scores, making qualifying easier in some cases            Lower closing costsLower monthly payments; Federally guaranteed, no risk to lender, no mortgage insuranceAutomated loan processing in most cases.  Can close faster than conventional loans in most transactions.One of of the few types of mortgages that are assumable.  A potential big deal in the future if interest rates were to climb.Higher closing rate for VA loans over conventional loans.The VA cap in 2006 is $625,000.  The Honolulu Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) … (2 comments)

 
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