Real Estate Investments

July 7, 2011

June 2011 Big Island Market Update

The number of Big Island home sales were down slightly in the major markets compared to June '10.  Kohala Coast reported a 15% decrease, Kona was down 11%, Hilo down 44% and Puna down 9%.  Median sale prices were up 86% in North Kohala, up about 10% on ...

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June 9, 2011

May 2011 Big Island Market Update

Sales for Big Island homes reported little change in most locations compared to May '10.  North Kohala showed a 140% increase, which is the only location with a significant difference in sales.  Median sale prices were up 39% in North Kohala and up about 8% in Hilo.  ...

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April 13, 2011

2011 March Kauai Real Estate Report

The Kauai Real Estate market is showing a steady improvement and moving forward to climbing its way out of the slump with a 45% % increase in total number of Home sales in March 2011 Vs 2010. Many buyers are finding great deals within the foreclosure and distressed property market, 19 ...

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April 13, 2011

March 2011 Big Island Market Update

Kailua-Kona saw a 20%  increase in Single Family Residential (SFR) home sales as compared to March '10.  Median sales prices were up a little at 4%.  The Kohala Coast, South Kona, Kau, North Hilo and Hilo also saw an increase in the number of sold homes.  ...

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July 21, 2009

Maui – Lowest Property Taxes in the State of Hawaii

“Lucky we live Maui” is a phrase that is often heard on the island of Maui.  That phrase is especially relevant when looking at our property taxes.  For the past 11 years I’ve represented home buyers who are often surprised and delighted to discover Maui’s low property tax ...

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July 3, 2009

Lessons Learned About Maui Real Estate Market

Maui’s Real Estate Market – Lessons Learned

“Maui investors and first-time home buyers, are now in the right place, at the right time.”

In the eleven years I’ve spent on Maui, I’ve seen the real estate market climb, fall, hold steady, rise to unrealistic heights and now – we’re ...

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June 29, 2009

May 2009 Big Island Market Update

The Big Island saw a decrease of about 27% in the median price for single family homes, but saw almost a 7% increase in sales volume for the month of May 2009 compared to 2008.

Big Island home Sales May 2008 vs. 2009
  Homes Sold
Neighborhood 2008 2009 Median Sale ...
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June 28, 2009

Don’t Cheat Yourself On Your Search

Over the past few years technology has change drastically, and the internet has become the information highway for everything. Searching for Hawaii properties has become a real treat for prospective buyers whether it is late at night or taking a sneak peak at work it has become quick and easy ...

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June 20, 2009

Hawaii Foreclosures Surge in May

Foreclosures in Hawaii increased by five times in May compared to the same month a year ago, setting a new high in filings. The number topped the previous month of March’s 724 that were reported. Economists and attorneys that handle foreclosures blame the increase filings on the recession’s effects due ...

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Oct. 23, 2008

Hawaii Foreclosure Rates Rise and Buyers Benefit

Quick market update: The amount of Hawaii foreclosures rose 340 percent compared to last September. Hawaii is now in the top 20 of all states for amount of foreclosure filings. Prices have steadily been dropping the past two years and this is going to create some great buying opportunities in ...

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