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2008 

October 30th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 This past September I was hired to sell a home located on Honolulu’s Waialae Nui Ridge  (CLICK HERE FOR A CMA).  It was a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom split level home that sat on 7,700 square feet of land and showed impeccably.  The list price was ...
10/30/2008
October 29th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Condominiums On Monday of this week, a buyer client of mine closed one of the better deals I have seen in sometime. The unit is 2 bedroom 2 bathroom high floor apartment at the Mauna Luan Condominium in Hawaii Kai.  It listed for $560,000 and closed at $509...
10/29/2008
October 29th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Condominiums On Monday of this week, a buyer client of mine closed one of the better deals I have seen in sometime. The unit is 2 bedroom 2 bathroom high floor apartment at the Mauna Luan Condominium in Hawaii Kai.  It listed for $560,000 and closed at $509...
10/29/2008
October 28th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs Frontdoor.com is a very interesting Internet site.  It has excellent tips for buyers and sellers of condos and home.  One of its recent posts talks about the “10 Real Estate Market Myths”.  In a world awash in negativity, it is nice to hear some positi...
10/28/2008
October 27th, 2008 categories: Rants & Riffs One of the richest men in the U.S., Warren  Buffett, sees a great deal of opportunity in our stock market.  A Bloomberg.com article says the following. “Warren Buffett said he’s buying U.S. stocks and, if prices stay attractive, his personal investment...
10/27/2008
October 24th, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101, Rants & Riffs Since the late 1980’s Japanese investors have been significant players in the Honolulu real estate market.  A recent article at Bloomberg.com shows that the yen is at a 13 year high against the dollar. CLICK HERE TO READ THE E...
10/24/2008
October 22nd, 2008 categories: Honolulu Real Estate 101 Today’s Wall Street Journal had great news!  Read it and realize there is hope! “Investors and first-time home buyers are snapping up foreclosed houses here, with the number of local sales up almost fivefold from this time last year." CLICK ...
10/23/2008
October 22nd, 2008 categories: Reasons To Sell Jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs.  An economy thrives on them.  We are fortunate to have Hickam Air force Base, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Kaneohe Marine Base, Fort Shafter Army Base and Scholfield Barracks.  All of these add directly and indirectly to o...
10/22/2008
October 21st, 2008 categories: Distressed Properties, Rants & Riffs You may have heard that housing starts are at a 17 year low (see quote from WSJ below).  This means that those associated with building homes are experiencing difficulty, however, part of the problem in the mainland market is tha...
10/21/2008
October 20th, 2008 categories: 1031 Exchanges, Honolulu Real Estate 101 Julie Tumbaga, Vice President in Honolulu of OREXCO 1031 Exchange Company (808-524-6737), sent me an email clarifying a rule that could have a significant impact on your IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange that closes towa...
10/20/2008
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