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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Our Kaka‘ako, Kaiāulu ‘O Kaka‘ako Owners Association (KOKA) and Waterfront Plaza, invite you to the Mālama ‘Āina Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 13th.Join us as we help contribute to a healthy honua. Share the kuleana and kōkua to mālama ʻāina (care for the land). Spots are limited. Register now to reserve your spot. Event Schedule8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Check-In Check-in or register at The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako. Groups will be assigned onsite on a first-come, first serve basis. We suggest arriving with your friends or ‘ohana (you will get to make great new friends too!) if you want to be in the same group. Pick up a map, a trash bag, and reusable gloves. Enjoy a complimentary water bottle courtesy of Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.Welcome and Safety Brie...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
O‘ahu’s Housing Market Remains SluggishMedian sales prices rise slightly as sales volume dips for both single-family homes and condosHONOLULU – According to resale figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, the spring season started with little momentum. In March, single-family home sales dipped by 2.5% year-over-year and condo sales fell 22.5%. The median sales price for single-family homes rose to $1,100,000, marking a 1.5% year-over-year increase. Conversely, the median price for condos dropped to $500,000, down 6.7% from last March’s record- setting price of $536,000.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 March 20...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
In the entire valley of Aina Haina, there's not 1 home that's for sale. Today, we're going to cover, as we do on Wednesdays, a segment of We Need Inventory. We do need inventory in Aina Haina because there's literally not 1 home for sale. For those of you that don't know, Aina Haina is a beautiful valley in East Honolulu that's between Waialae Iki and Hawaii Loa Ridge... Read More
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
               Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to verifyWednesday, April 3, 2024  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR American Savings Bank808-593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 5.625 1.875 6.050 30-YR Fixed 6.375 1.875 6.643 5-YR ARM 6.000 2.000 7.436 Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636 15-YR Fixed 6.125 1.000 6.283 30-YR Fixed 6.375 1.875 6.557 5-YR ARM 6.250 1.000 7.399 Central Pacific Bank808-544-0500NMLS#416603 15-YR Fixed 5.625 1.875 6.059 30-YR Fixed 6.250 2.125 6.546 5-YR ARM 6.875 0.000 7.798 Finance Factors808-548-3300NMLS#449916 15-YR Fixed 5.750 2.000 6.298 30-YR Fixed 6.375 2.250 6.742 5-YR ARM 6.375 1.500 7.656 First Hawaiian Bank808-643...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
We have been using YouTube as a platform to host many of the videos for our website for a few years.  While we have been able to get some views directly from YouTube, we do not get as many as we would like.Interestingly enough, YouTube has promoted several of our videos and they have gotten substantial more views than other videos without there being a significant different in videos.We use relevant hashtags on all of them and for the most part they are videos on scenic places on the Big Island of Hawaii so not necessarily is one video significantly more attractive than another.  Has anyone had any luck figuring out what might trigger YouTube to promote one video versus another?Here are two videos that we have posted that are pretty similar, but YouTube promoted one and not as much the ...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
Can you believe this weekend marks 65 years since Henry J. Kaiser announced the development of Hawaii Kai? I can't believe it's been that long, however on March 30th, 1959 (which for those of you that don't know, was the year of statehood in Hawaii, which took place later that year in August) Henry J. Kaiser and Bishop Estate (now Kamehameha Schools) announced the development of Hawaii Kai... Read More
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
Well, if you have anyone in your family that's military, the Hale Koa Hotel is one of the best deals going in Waikiki. You might not always have the ability to stay there, because it's always in such high demand. If you're ever spending time here and curious about the real estate around the Hale Koa, I'm going to give you a quick tour and show you what some of the nearby condos are.... Read More
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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, February 2024   Single Family Homes February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 2  -50% 7 / 8  -13% Median Sales Price $880,000 / $905,000  -3% $1.1M / $1.29M  -3% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.9% / 100.2%  -2%  97.3% / 95.9%  -2%  Median Days on Market Until Sale 12 / 50  -76% 18 / 21  -14% New Listings 6 / 4  50% 12 / 14  -14% Pending Sales 6 / 3  100% 9 / 6  50% Active Inventory 20 / 21   -5% ---    Condos February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 26 / 40  -35% 47 / 57  -18% Median Sales Price $608,000 / $490,000  24% $606,000 / $560,000  8% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.8% / 95.9%  2%  98.3% / 97.1%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 1...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Have you seen these cool Maui properties for sale? - 2 videosI want to share these short videos of some really nice Maui homes for sale that I've seen and recorded lately.  These are both on 2 acres, but completely different.  One is all about farming, and the other is all about fun.1. 555 Kuakini Loop, Kahakuloa MauiIt's a single level home with great ocean views, on 2 acres.  The celebrity owner loves to farm, and there are hundreds of edible kinds of plants here including many "canoe plants".  These owners are really motivated to move off island and the price has been lowered a few times already.  It's priced very well, and under $2,000,000.  Can you help them with their dream?Now on the other hand, if you have a big family or lots of friends, and you love to entertain...2. 1780 Kauh...
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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, February 2024   Single Family Homes February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 8 / 9  -11%  18 / 13  38% Median Sales Price $1.285M / $1.305M  -2%    $1.345M / $1.2M  12%   Percent of Original List Price Received 95.8% / 94.0%  2% 96.9% / 94.0%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 56 / 27  107% 49 / 30  63% New Listings 17 / 15  13% 33/ 27  22% Pending Sales 12 / 10  20% 23 / 27  -15% Active Inventory 45 / 41  10% ---    Condos February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 5 / 7  -29% 12 / 10  20%  Median Sales Price $1M / $790,000  27% $712,5000 / $682,500  4% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 95.8%  4% 98.4% / 99.5%  -1%  Median Days on Market Until Sale...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
As you come out of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on to Ala Moana Blvd., you've got The Ilikai to the left with a restaurant on the top, (which used to be Sarrento's). Then you've got Pomaikai, which is the blue building. At the top, behind there, you have Discovery Bay. Then, you've got The Palms, which is a vacation rental condo, where you can do legal short term rentals. Then, you've got The Wailana across the street and they're going to put in a new Foodland Farms there... Read More
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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, February 2024   Single Family Homes February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 4 / 2  100%   11 / 9  22%   Median Sales Price $1.7115M / $5.7M  -70% $1.6M / $1.6M  0% Percent of Original List Price Received 103.0% / 93.7%  10% 100.0% / 91.4%  9% Median Days on Market Until Sale 4 / 28   -86% 6 / 22   -73% New Listings 9 / 12  -25% 19 / 25  -24% Pending Sales 12 / 11  8% 17 / 21  -19% Active Inventory 33 / 24  38% ---    Condos February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 39 / 20  95% 66 / 45  47%  Median Sales Price $415,000 / $375,000  11%   $412,000 / $382,000  8%  Percent of Original List Price Received 96.3% / 95.7%  1% 96.9% / 96.9%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale ...
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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, February 2024   Single Family Homes February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 0  0%  1 / 0  0%  Median Sales Price $900,000 / $0   0%  $900,000 / $0   0% Percent of Original List Price Received 93.0% / 0.0%  0% 93.0% / 0.0%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 37 / 0  0% 37 / 0  0% New Listings 1 / 1  0% 1 / 0  0% Pending Sales 0 / 0  0% 2 / 0  0% Active Inventory 3 / 1  200% ---    Condos February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 29 / 30  -3%  58 / 69  -16%  Median Sales Price $477,000 / $502,500  -5% $511,500 / $593,750  -14% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.5% / 96.0%  2% 96.8% / 96.6%  0%    Median Days on Market Until Sale 34 / 70  -51% 32 / 49  -35%...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
Regarding home appreciation on Oahu, Waialae-Kahala saw the largest increase year over year, from February of 2023 to this past month. It was up 52%. The median sales price a year ago was $2,950,000. This past month, it was at $4,500,000... Read More
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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, February 2024   Single Family Homes February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales No Recorded Sales No Recorded Sales Median Sales Price $0 / $0  0% $0 / $0  0% Percent of Original List Price Received 0 / 0%  0% 0 / 0  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 0  0% 0 / 0  0% New Listings 0 / 0  0% 0 / 0  0% Pending Sales 0 / 0  0% 0 / 0  0% Active Inventory 0 / 0  0% ---    Condos February Year to Date 2024 / 2023 Change% 2024 / 2023 Change% Closed Sales 85 / 93  -9% 155 / 154  1% Median Sales Price $443,000 / $390,000  14% $435,000 / $403,750  8% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.5% / 96.7%  1%  96.9% / 96.6%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 37 / 25  48% 37 / 26  42% New Listings 129  / 100  29% 276  / 22...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
A little over a month ago, we noticed a $10 million price drop for a penthouse condo at One Ala Moana.
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Luck is in the air this St. Patricks Day: from March 15-17, adoption fees for all animals are 100% waived with our Lucky Charms Adoption Special! Find your pot of gold at our Mōʻiliʻili Campus and Kosasa Family Campus at Hoʻopili, plus our off-site adoption partners, Hawaiʻi Cat Cafe and Pounce Hawaiʻi.Got commitment issues? Instead of adopting, consider fostering a dog with Couch Crashers or a cat through Lap Crashers! Ask an Adoptions Representative at one of our Hawaiian Humane campuses about how you can short-term foster an adoptable animal.If you’ve been considering pet adoption, don’t miss this opportunity! Hawaiian Humane has an unprecedented number of adoptable pets, including puppies, kittens, adult dogs and cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more. Find your new best friend today. ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Hele Mai WAIKIKI AQUARIUM for an oceanic egg-sploration on Saturday, March 16th 9AM-2PM for the return of SEAHUNT!  Kid-friendly activities include: an egg hunt with the chance to win prizes (available for children 4 years and older), an opportunity to design your own ocean-inspired egg, educational booths, special feedings, a visit from a mermaid, Pigtails and Crew Cuts, and LEAHI LEGO. Treats provided by Diamond Bakery will be available while supplies last. Included with paid Aquarium Admission  TICKETS:$5 - $12  - Kama'aiana and Military discountKeiki 3 and under have free admission. LOCATION: Waikiki Aquarium2777 Kalakaua Avenue,Honolulu, HI(808) 923-9741 The Waikīkī Aquarium can also be reached by TheBus (Route 14, 19, 20, or 22) and Waikīkī Trolley’s Green line. For expert Real Es...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
At the bottom of Hobron Lane at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor, we're going to be talking about the pros and cons today of the Ilikai vs. the Ilikai Marina in Waikiki.... Read More
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
Can you believe that the median sales price for a home on Oahu was up 8.9% from a year ago? This is David Buck with Harcourts Island Real Estate, here to report on the home and condo stats on the island of Oahu for February of 2024... Read More
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