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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Maui - Hawaii Lic. # RB-20941
Real estate is the largest investment that many of us will ever make so it's critical that buyers & sellers have access to essential information. This blog provides key news and information about Hawaii real estate and the lifestyle one enjoys when living in Hawaii.

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2008 

I received a shocking message from a new client this morning.  Just last Thursday I was with a delightful couple looking for a retirement home on Kauai.  We looked for 2 days and they found one that lit up both their eyes in excitement on the 2nd day.  Then first thing this morning I received a m...
09/29/2008
The Honolulu Advertiser newspaper reported today that work has begun on the Kukui'ula clubhouse and spa in this high-end project billed as the best development on Kauai.  Certainly it's scale is grand and it's prices aren't for the faint of heart.  The project currently plans for 1500 homes and h...
09/28/2008
Our Kauai newspaper reported today that tourism is down sharply.  August visitor arrivals in August dropped 25% compared to August 2007.  Similar figures were seen on the other islands with August declines of 18% for Oahu, 23% for the Big Island, and 21% for Maui.  The bright spot was Canadian to...
09/27/2008
Excel Charts .style1 { vertical-align: bottom; } .style2 { font-size: large; } Advanced Excel Charts Explained One of my posts on 9/24/08 had 2 Excel charts showing 12 and 24 month history of condo sales in my area.  The charts had some advanced features including a secondary axis, trendlines, l...
09/26/2008
I recently attended a great class on investment real estate financial analysis.  We were provided with some basic spreadsheets to assist in the analysis.  It was suggested that we might want to consider purchasing "ProApod" software which is supposed to be more capable.  Does anyone have any expe...
09/24/2008
I've regularly attended new listing caravans on Kauai for 4 years without seeing much change in procedures.  When I started traveling to Maui I saw that their caravans are handled a bit differently and I liked the change.  Kauai publishes a list of properties and a time frame for agents to stop b...
09/24/2008
Since my office is in the Koloa/Poipu area, I track condo sales there very closely.  The 2 charts below show a 12-month history and a 24-month history.  Each chart shows median sales price and the number of units sold.  Data is for fee-simple, full-ownership properties on Kauai's South Shore.  Th...
09/24/2008
I have made prior posts of Kauai Absorption Rates (click link for latest).  Now that I'm active in the Maui market as well, I'm posting the Maui absorption rates.  It's quite interesting that, like Kauai, the lowest absorption rates are in the area that is the center of commerce.  I can't help bu...
09/24/2008
Kauai Lagoons Preliminary Information Flip Video Samples--See Below   Flip Video Sample--Inside/Daylight Flip Video Sample--Outdoors @ Beach Park Flip Video--Outdoors @ Hanapepe Town   The above samples illustrate the quality of the Flip Video.  Simplicity is a key feature that people seem to li...
09/24/2008
Click image for news article. The Maui News announced today that the long-coming expansion of Haleakala Highway on Maui is set to open on Thursday of this week.  The project increasing lanes from 3 to 4 has been underway for 4 years.  The 5.5 mile project cost $31.8 million.  For months now it lo...
09/24/2008
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