10 Steps To Finding Your New Home in 90 days or less

John Stallings Buyer Services , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Still looking for a new home? Frustrated by the lack of inventory? You are certainly not alone, and smart buyers want to know how their agent is going to find their next home. Trust me when I say this, most agents are just waiting for the right property to hit the multiple listing service. If this scenario sounds familiar, you …

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Strong Real Estate Market Continues in 2013

John Stallings Market Commentary , Real Estate , Statistics Leave a Comment

We don’t believe there is a community on Oahu that is not presently seeing an increase in real estate values. Sure there are a few short sales available, but these too will soon disappear as increasing values will make it possible most home sellers to do a traditional sale.   Experts are predicting the median price for homes on Oahu …

Getting a home loan just got easier!

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One of the most asked questions these days is “When will lenders loosen their requirements for obtaining a home loan?” Honolulu Home Loans, one of the top mortgage companies in Hawaii, has just introduced several new loan programs to help buyers purchase their slice of paradise. Their new loans programs make it easier to obtain obtaining financing for unwarrantable properties …

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Oahu Real Estate Statistics 2012-Year End Summary

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Wow, what a year for real estate on Oahu! The above image (supplied by the Honolulu Board of Realtors) demonstrates the drastic changes that occurred in the Oahu real estate market during 2012. There are several key statistics that buyers & sellers should be watching in order to get educated about the trends in our real estate market. Below is …

The “NEW” Lanai

John Stallings Real Estate , Sustainability , Trends Leave a Comment

You’ve probably heard that Oracle’s Larry Ellison has purchased the beautiful island of Lanai, and up until a few days ago, most of the information on his development plans for Lanai have been kept under wraps.  The Ellison camp has developed a plan called “Lanai — Today and into the Future, A Vision for Creating a Sustainable Lanai”, and those …

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Median Home Prices Slip, Condos Skyrocket in December 2012

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According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, December snapped a 12 month streak in which the median home price increased.  Last month prices for single family homes slipped less than 1%,  however we don’t think this is indicitive of where our real estate market is headed.  The median price on condo increased about 14% over last year, so December was …

Aerial View of Kakaako Area

Waihonua At Kewalo is already 75% sold

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The Kakaako neighborhood is quickly becoming the neighbor of choice for people who prefer to purchase new, luxury condos in the Honolulu area.  Conveniently located between downtown Honolulu & Waikiki, the Kakaako neighborhood, has an abundance of restaurants & shopping, the only thing missing is a quality supermarket.   Whole Foods Market was supposed to open at Ward Center a …