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2008 

Aloha, Here's your Princeville House update for this week:Copyright 2/24/2008 by Hawaii Information ServiceNEW LISTINGS207583 RS A 6 4-5-4-8-47 FS $3,275,000 5045 Kapiolani Lp 16,502 sqft 4,226 5/4.5 UNDER CONTRACT204442 RS U 51 4-5-4-16-21 FS $1,239,000 4070 Kaa'humanu Pl 10,536 sqft 2,334 3/3 P...
02/24/2008
I knew it just couldn't last forever.. I mean the weather was so stunningly picture perfect every day last week I just had to go to the beach yesterday. I've been working all week at my home office where I can look out and see the ocean from my condo as well as any activity on the bluff in front ...
02/24/2008
I alway wonder when sellers raise their price or come back on the market at a higher price when they can't sell their property. The logic there simply escapes me, unless perhaps the seller feels the market is moving upward and it's time to move up with it. If this is the case, I must say, the upw...
02/22/2008
 Aloha,Welcome back from a long holiday weekend. I know I'm late with this week's update but it was a very busy weekend for me....and yes, I just had to go to the beach for a couple of hours yesterday. You would have done the same if you were here; it was such a spectacular day. We've had several...
02/19/2008
One of the first things I discuss with condo buyers are the maintenance fees, also referred to as HOA fees (Home Owners Association) or AOAO fees.  (Association of Apartment Owners)  All of these terms refer to a monthly fee charged to each condo owner for the management, insurance, upkeep, maint...
02/12/2008
I recently had a client point out to me during our final walk-through that the shut-off valves for the bathroom sink were frozen. The client was concerned since he'd had a property inspection and wondered why the inspector did not "catch this problem." The answer, while simple is often misunderst...
02/12/2008
 The news today is that what I believe to be the firse resale Ka'iulani went into escrow after 307 days on the market. This unit is priced at $1,685,000; down considerably from the original $2,150,000 it was listed for in 4/07. Unfortunately, this unit was purchased for $1,861,490 in 3/07, which ...
02/12/2008
 Aloha from Sunny Kauai! We finally have a perfect day with everything you'd expect from a tropical paradise. Sun, blue sky, fluffy white clouds and of course, the tradewinds. I live in a complex (Cliffs) that not only has whole ownership but also timeshare, and I often feel sorry for the visitor...
02/11/2008
You've seen them on the Multiple Listing Service- a 5 or 6 digit number separated by dashes. Have you ever wondered what that number is? Every piece of property in the entire State is identiifed by a unique number known as the taxkey number. If you know what area the numbers represent, you can re...
02/07/2008
 One client asked me how to make sense of what is going on in the market and I have to admit, it's not easy. Not only do you have the external factors impacting the market (i.e. the negative news, continuing problems with the sub prime loan market, overdevelopment in certain areas of the mainland...
02/07/2008
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