Honolulu County, HI Real Estate News

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Makiki & Moili'ili Honolulu, May 2022   Single Family Homes May Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 14 / 19  -26% 54 / 70  -23% Median Sales Price $1.94M / $1.35M  44%   $1.783M / $1.4M  27%   Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 100.6%  -1% 100.0% / 98.6%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 12 / 9  33% 20 / 19  5% New Listings 20 / 13  54% 74 / 87  -15% Pending Sales 14 / 15  -7% 63 / 77  -18% Active Inventory 26 / 31  -16% ---    Condos May Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 90 / 52  73%  356 / 264  35%  Median Sales Price $399,500 / $392,500  2%   $410,000 / $385,000  6% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 97.5%  3% 100.0% / 97.9%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 10 / 17 ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, May 2022   Single Family Homes May Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 2 / 2  0%    4 / 6   -33% Median Sales Price $1.4375M / $841,000  71%   $1.29M / $976,500  32% Percent of Original List Price Received 91.8% / 101.4%  -9% 95.7% / 100.9%  -5% Median Days on Market Until Sale 40 / 8   400% 29 / 10   190% New Listings 3 / 0   0% 11 / 12  -8% Pending Sales 2 / 1   100% 6 / 7  -14% Active Inventory 4 / 3   33% ---    Condos May Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 70 / 64  9%  360 / 247  46% Median Sales Price $800,000 / $802,500  0%     $776,000 / $605,000  28% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.9% / 97.0%  1% 97.9% / 96.7%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 27 / 34...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Waikiki Honolulu, May 2022   Single Family Homes May Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 1  -100%  1 / 2  -50%   Median Sales Price $0 / $1.075M    $1.5M / $1.0875M  38% Percent of Original List Price Received 0% / 83.3%%   90.9% / 96.9%  -6% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 373 103 / 189  -46% New Listings 0 / 3 0 / 4  -100% Pending Sales 0 / 2 0 / 3  -100% Active Inventory 0 / 1  ---    Condos May Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 136 / 136  0%  612 / 504  21% Median Sales Price $420,000 / $350,500  20%   $435,00 / $380,000  13% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 97.4%  3% 98.6% / 96.4%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 24 / 39  -38% 21 / 44  -52% New Listings 162 / 155  5% 79...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 The Healer Stones Film and Exhibition PremiereFriday, June 17, 2022   5:30 pm - 9:00 pmIf you have ever been to Waikiki, you might have seen these large human sized stones and passed them not knowing their remarkable history and where they came from. In the world of political toxicity, some may claim the topic as too controversial to talk about in an educational setting; bigots will claim it is against the will of their god and as such, anathema; politicians will use spiteful and dehumanizing rhetoric to drum up and drive populist policy against the very idea of it. However, the ideation of transsexualism is as old as history itself and has had a profound and respected place within Polynesian culture, as well as, many indigenous cultures, world wide. Bishop Museum presents the premiere...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Honolulu Night Market at Our Kaka‘ako returns Sat, June 25thHonolulu Night Market at Our Kaka‘ako returns after two years, hosted by Shaka by CPB! Get ready for an amazing block party on Saturday, June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.The popular Honolulu Night Market at Our Kaka‘ako returns after two years, and this summer, it’s hosted by Shaka by Central Pacific Bank! Get ready for an amazing block party on Saturday, June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Food, fashion, art, and entertainment will light up Keawe and Auahi Streets, where you can eat, shop, hang out, and have a blast in the open air.  Enjoy 50+ local food and retail vendors alongside DJs, musicians, fashion designers, and artists. ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP  Fashion show by Ola Hou Designs with live music by The Rexie & The Ral...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
When it comes, to Hawai'i especially in the older neighborhoods where properties have been subdivided over time, a short jaunt around the block can be an eye opener for un-permitted, ad hoc property improvements. When it comes time to sell these properties a slew of costly problems can complicate and in some cases tank a sale because of these same un-permitted "improvements". Although, the temptation to circumvent the permitting process may appeal to some, an erstwhile do-it-yourself project may just end up ruining your return on investment, not to mention your life. Un-permitted work may save some time and money in the near term but the potential to loose much more in the long term, skyrockets. Hiring a competent contractor can not only  reduce the risk of unsafe or potentially faulty ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
O‘ahu Housing Prices Continue to Tick Up, Setting New Records Properties spend a near-record median of 10 days on the market HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, the single-family home market started to cool with closed sales dropping 15.1%, while the demand for condos remained steady with closed sales rising 15.1% compared to May 2021. Both markets saw median sales prices continuing to tick upwards, setting new records, with single-family homes reaching $1,153,500 and condos hitting $516,500. Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the following statistics: Single-Family Home Resales   Number of Sales Median Sales Price May 2022 344  -15.1% $1,153,500  +17.9% May 2021...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Sarah Hicks conducts Gershwin at the Waikiki Shell Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:30 PM 9:30 PMHawai'i's own Maestro Sarah Hicks returns for a weekend of Gershwin featuring jazz pianist Aaron Diehl. This program also features some of Sarah’s favorite orchestral suites from the operatic repertoire including music from Carmen, Nabucco, and Der Rosenkavalier.Tickets for this concert are sold at the Blaisdell Box Office through Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call the Blaisdell Box Office at (808) 768-5252, or visit the box office at 777 Ward Avenue.https://www.ticketmaster.com/hso-sarah-hicks-conducts-gershwin-honolulu-hawaii-06-11-2022/  For expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property ManagementIn Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!  
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
The May 2022 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of May 31, 2022. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The prices presented in the table are average prices meaning that the presented price includes homes priced well below and well above the average list price.  The table does not provide the quantified 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with numeric trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email. Housing Inventory Snapshot  May 31, 2022    Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Celebrate World Ocean Month by helping clean up Sherwood Beach Park!Saturday, June 11th 9AM-12PMMeeting Address: Sherwood Beach, Waimānalo, Oʻahu.Join the Waikiki Aquarium and Celebrate World Ocean Month by helping clean up Sherwood Beach Park! World Ocean Month calls for people around world to celebrate and honor our one shared ocean, that connects us all. Your kokua is needed to aid in protecting at least 30% of our unique planet by 2030.Registration is required! Sign up today! https://forms.gle/mfkvuz8AJ9Ayt99LACheck in any time between 9AM – 11:30PM. Take the exit off of Kalanianaole Highway into Hunananiho. Do NOT turn at the first left, keep going straight until the parking lot. Look for the Waikīkī Aquarium tent to check-in and pick up any necessary clean-up supplies. All supplie...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Kuana Torres Kahele & Robert CazimeroWednesday, June 08, 2022 - 6:30 pm Multi award winning recording artist and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero joins renowed falsetto artist and songwriter, Kuana Torres Kahele for a special evening of Hawaiian Music.CLUB POLICIES: Seating is First Come, First Served $10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person  Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available TICKETS: $35.00 to $45.00LOCATION:Blue Note Hawaii2335 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HINOTE:There are no refunds, exchanges, or transfers on any ticket purchases. All sales are final. We do not have any liability or influence on tickets purchased through a ticket reselling or 3rd party site. Official ticket purchases are run through TicketWeb.com only. For Expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolu...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Downtown and Nu'uanu Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 4 / 15  -73% 28 / 46  -39% Median Sales Price $1.5125M / $900,000  53%   $1.258M / $1.115M  13% Percent of Original List Price Received 99.6% / 99.5%  0%   101.1% / 98.7%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 74 / 9  722% 9 / 15  -40% New Listings 13 / 9  44%   35 / 44  -20%   Pending Sales 11 / 12  -8% 30 / 53  -43% Active Inventory 16 / 9  78% ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 57 / 67  -15% 177 / 174  2% Median Sales Price $640,000 / $575,000  11%   $581,000 / $590,000  -2%  Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 99.1%  1% 100.0% / 98.6%  1% Median Days on Market Until...
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By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
While zooming in using Google Maps I saw something out of the ordinary, take a look.  The neighborhood, Moanalua Gardens, is near the Honolulu Airport.The airplane seems abnormally close to the ground, however it's hard to say for sure. Years ago I was a private pilot and routinely flew in and out of Honolulu Airport. The plane appears to be heading to the airport for a landing and I'd expect its altitude to be around 1,500-2,000 feet above sea level at this location. The photo seems to indicate the plane was flying at a lower than normal altitude.Have you ever zoomed in on a Google Map and seen a small airplane flying before?  It's the first time for me.  If you are curious about the exact location, the name of the thoroughfare is Ala Mahamoe Street.Aloha, MikeMike Bates (Realtor Assoc...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Diamond Head & Kapahulu Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 21 / 24  -13% 71 / 89 -20% Median Sales Price $1.3675M / $1.1625M  18%    $1.5M / $1.1445M  31% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 99.7%  0%   100.0% / 98.4%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 9 / 9  0%  14 / 18   -22%   New Listings 20 / 33  -39% 77 / 106  -27% Pending Sales 15 / 33 -55% 69 / 99  -30% Active Inventory 31 / 50  -38% ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 8 / 12  9%  44 / 48  -8%  Median Sales Price $567,500 / $521,500  9%    $587,500 / $577,500  2% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 99.5%  1%  100.0% / 98.5%  2%  Median Days on Market ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Makiki & Moili'ili Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 13 / 15  -13% 40 / 51  -22% Median Sales Price $1.8M / $1.295M  39%   $1.675M / $1.43M  17%   Percent of Original List Price Received 101.2% / 98.9%  2% 100.0% / 97.7%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 13 / 21 -38% 20 / 22  -9% New Listings 17 / 21  -19% 54 / 74  -27% Pending Sales 15 / 15  0% 49 / 62  -21% Active Inventory 19 / 34  -44% ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 74 / 63  17%  266 / 212  25%  Median Sales Price $418,000 / $382,500  9%   $415,000 / $375,000  11% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 99.0%  1% 100.0% / 98%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 12...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Puppy Pow Wow at Starbucks Kaka‘akoTODAY May 21Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmStarbucks Kaka‘ako will be hosting a Puppy Pow Wow every other Saturday during 2022, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. You are invited to bring your furry friends for some pup cups, treats, and to meet other furry friends. During this time, Starbucks Kaka‘ako will also be collecting donations for the Hawaii Humane Society.   Requested donation items include: towels/blankets, paper towels, dog beds, dog kibble, dog toys and puppy pads. Mahalo for your support!    For Expert Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 2   -50%  2 / 4   -50% Median Sales Price $999,000 / $1.0575M  -6%   $1.102M / $1.0575M  4% Percent of Original List Price Received 100% / 91.4%  9% 98.2% / 98.1%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 22 / 48   -44% 29 / 10   190% New Listings 3 / 3   0% 8 / 12  -33% Pending Sales 2 / 0   0% 4 / 6  -33% Active Inventory 5 / 6  -17% ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 91 / 55  65%  290 / 183  58% Median Sales Price $732,000 / $450,000  63%   $768,000 / $526,250  46% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.0% / 97.7%  0% 97.9% / 96.7%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 22 / 2...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Waikiki Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 0  0%  1 / 1  0%   Median Sales Price 0 / 0    $1.5M / $1.1M  36% Percent of Original List Price Received 0% / 0%   90.9% / 110.4%  -18% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 0 103 / 5  1960% New Listings 0 / 0 0 / 1  -100% Pending Sales 0 / 0 0 / 1  -100% Active Inventory 0 / 0  ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 143 / 127  13%  476 / 368 29% Median Sales Price $460,000 / $400,000  15%   $435,00 / $396,000  10% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.8% / 96.0%  3% 98.4% / 96.0%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 18 / 40  -55% 21 / 44 -52% New Listings 148 / 124  19% 629 / 567  11% Pe...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Diamond Head Theatre dishes up a Broadway hit with WAITRESS, May 27Opening Night - Saturday, May 28, 20227:30 pm - 10:00 pmAdditional Show TimesFriday, May 27, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmSunday, May 29, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmThursday, June 02, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFriday, June 03, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmLOCATION:Diamond Head Theatre520 Makapuu AveHonolulu, HIDirectionsTICKETS: $25.00Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) presents Broadway’s hit Waitress from May 27 to June 12, 2022. The hit Broadway musical Waitress which features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and an encounter with someone new offers her a chance at a fre...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
What to do if you find feral kittens on O'ahu“Kitten Season” is a phrase used by animal welfare organizations nationwide, to describe the massive influx of kittens and mother cats admitted to shelters in the US. On the continent and in most states, Kitten Season begins around spring and lasts through early winter. In Hawaiʻi, however, Kitten Season may last all year due to our tropical environment. It is during this time of year that Feral cats start reproducing and continue to have several litters. Female felines can go into heat as early as four months old and collected data reveals that a female cat is capable of having over 100 kittens during her reproductive years, MEWOW. Should you happen upon a Kitten...STOP and OBSERVENot all kittens need help. A kitten’s best chance of survival...
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