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

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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 …

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 …

Kamehameha Schools Evict Monsanto from Hawaii

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Rarely do we post about controversial topics, but when it comes to the raping and pillaging of Hawaiian lands, you need to be informed about what companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and other bio-tech companies are doing to our lands.  Hand in hand with the bio-tech companies, Kamehameha Schools is a co-conspirator in this shameful situation.  The Queen left the …

Yacht owned by Lanai owner Larry Ellison docked in Honolulu Harbor

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Anyone reading this post been on Larry’s yacht yet?  “Not I ” said this blogger, but at least you can see it from the outside. The Musashi, a super yacht belonging to the billionaire owner of Lanai, Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, arrived in Hawaii over the weekend and is scheduled to stay docked at Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor …

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 …

Living & Loving Kahala

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Aside from Kahala’s ideal location for access to everywhere in the metropolitan Honolulu area, we have one of the top international hotels located on the shores of Kahala.  If you haven’t visited the Kahala Spa & Resort lately, treat your self to a sunset cocktail or check out their tasty Sunday Brunch.   After brunch, take a stroll to check out …