13. January 2011

Oahu Housing Market Rebounds, Projections Positive

According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the housing market on Oahu has quickly recovered after a two year downturn. During 2010, the median sales price for previously owned single-family homes increased by 3.1 percent. While other markets on the mainland have also showed signs of recovery, they did so off the heels of steeper declines in 2009 [...]

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8. May 2010

April Proves to be a Mixed Bag, as Prices Decline and Sales Increase

2010 continued to be a tempestuous climate for the real estate market, as April home sales increased dramatically, while median Oahu housing prices slipped.  These developments were chronicled in both the Honolulu Advertiser as well as the Star Bulletin this Friday.  Though mixed opinions can be drawn from such data, the rise in home sales as outlined by [...]

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10. April 2010

Oahu Real Estate at a Fork in the Road

The impending end of the Federal Government’s tax credit for first time homebuyers has created a stir of activity amongst the mainstream Hawaiian media.  Surely, the end of this government intervention will have consequences as well as will provide us with a better picture of the market as a whole.  Yet, varying opinions have been portrayed [...]

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8. April 2010

Home Prices Poised for Upsurge

The Honolulu Advertiser is reporting a plausible spike in home values in the next several years.  Though the purported increase will not take effect until 2012 at the earliest, real estate experts do not advocate procrastination in market activity. Several factors, such as interest rates, credit availability, the depth of the foreclosure problem and growth in jobs and personal [...]

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26. May 2011

New Search Tools For Maui

Prudential Locations just released  two new filters  on their power search page to help you  find exactly the home you want on Maui. “Seller Financing” appears when you select Maui as your island of choice.  “Vacation Rental” appears when you chose  ”Condo” as your property type. The information can now also be viewed in the details for each listing on the Maui [...]

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23. June 2010

Where is the Good News For Hawaii Real Estate? Right Here.

We are constantly told by the media that the real estate market is in poor condition and is another symptom of an extraordinary financial collapse. It’s no secret that news organizations follow the “If it bleeds, it leads” mantra. They do so because people pay attention when they think they are in crisis. When is [...]

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18. June 2010

A Great Time for Hawaii Real Estate

Summer has barely begun but it looks like sales are already heating up for the busy summer season. The number of sales continues to be well above last year’s numbers, and this month, for the first time this year, we also saw the median price up for both single-family homes and condos. With increased market [...]

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3. March 2010

Vote for Prudential Locations in Honolulu Advertiser’s “Best of the Best 2010″ Contest

Vote for Prudential Locations in Honolulu Advertiser’s “Best of the Best 2010″ Contest Click on the link below to register and place your vote.  You’re allowed one vote a day so be sure to go every day. Voting ends this Saturday, 3/6.    Pass this on to you friends, family and clients.  We want to be voted #1 [...]

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16. June 2009

Hawaii Ranked 15th for Highest Number of Foreclosure Filings

Due to a steady rise in Hawaiian foreclosure filings as stated by a June 11th posting, Hawaii ranked 15th among the 50 states for the highest number of foreclosure filings per household last month. These numbers come from a recent RealtyTrac report, ranking the states based upon foreclosure filings. There were 816 foreclosure filings [...]

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6. June 2009

Mortgage rates have risen above 5%, Probably Won’t Go That Low Again

According to a May 29th, 2009 article posted by, Both mortgage and interest rates have risen above 5% and will remain there for sometime. This past week mortgage rates peaked at 5.45%, which is the highest recorded rate for this year. The reason for the increase in rates has been linked to the great [...]

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