Oahu Real Estate Market

May 30, 2014

April 2014 Housing Market on Oahu

The housing numbers are in for April 2014 and some of them may surprise you.  While the median price of a single family home was up to $648,000 (not surprising), the number of sold homes compared to April 2013 was down by nearly 12 percent (almost a 4 ...

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Dec. 30, 2013

Hawaii Housing Market 2014 Predictions

Experts at realtor.com and other sources predict that in 2014 we will see more of positive trends such as increasing home values. At the same time, mortgage rates are expected to rise which could hinder buyer affordability.

Judging by the data from 2013, predictions for 2014 include:

- More homeowners ...

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Nov. 23, 2013

Home Repossessions Fall with Investor Purchases

Home Repossessions Fall with Investor Purchases

The number of foreclosures and repossessions by banks is decreasing because investors are increasingly buying properties when they go on sale at public auction. The trend will likely continue because investors get the best deals by buying homes before they exit the foreclosure process ...

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Sept. 13, 2013

Hawaii Real Estate Market Review by Paul Brewbaker Top Economist

Hawaii Real Estate Market Review by Paul Brewbaker Top Economist

At the mid-year real estate review, Hawaii’s top economist Paul Brewbaker reviewed the latest Hawaii housing statistics and economic indicators.  According to Brewbaker, the Hawaii real estate market is poised for continued growth in home prices for the next ...

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July 15, 2013

Honolulu June 2013 Real Estate Market Report

Honolulu Hawaii Real Estate Update

Honolulu real estate continues to be one of the strongest performing markets in the country suffering only slightly during the housing crisis.   The sustained price growth started in 2011 continues with annual median price gains of 9.2% for homes and 11.1% for ...

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May 12, 2013

Singles Delve Into Real Estate

Singles are Becoming the Top Buyers in Real Estate

Did you know that singles (especially single women) are making up more and more of the real estate market now?  As recently as 2011, statistics showed single women made up 20% of all home buyers and single men accounted for ...

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April 9, 2013

National Recovery - Bad for Renters?

Could the National Recovery be bad news for Renters?

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report on America’s rental housing, rental markets are tightening, with vacancy rates falling and rents climbing.  With little new supply of multifamily units, rents could rise drastically as demand increases ...

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April 2, 2013

March 2013 Data on US Housing Market

U.S. Housing Market shows people are ready to sell

March data on the U.S. housing market shows growing optimism and confidence among potential sellers. Market data indicates that while the national housing inventory went down 15.22% since last year, the number of listings went up 2.36 ...

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Feb. 28, 2013

Home Sales are Up Oahu!

Hawaii's Real Estate market is at its best!

Good news Oahu!  Home sales are up - way up!  The most recent monthly data shows the number of condominium sales that closed this March increased by just over 73% from a year ago.  585 transactions closed in March ...

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Jan. 12, 2013

8 Buyers Incentives

Offer these Incentives to Sell Your Home Fast!

Want to sell your home more quickly?  Sellers can offer incentives to try and sell their home but both buyers and sellers have to ensure that they don't exceed the lender's allowable seller-paid assistance.  In the end, the ...

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