Home sales pace eases, buyers find some relief and opportunity

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Low inventory and rising prices continued into March, as reflected by the latest figures released by the Honolulu Board of Realtors this week.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | March 2018

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | March 2018

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While the island continues to faces a huge inventory drought, there’s no shortage of homebuyers eager to jump into the market this spring.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | February 2018

Oahu Condo Prices Hit Record High in January

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Prices are up. The number of single-family home sales is up. Days-on-the-market is shorter and months-of-inventory-remaining is scant.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | December 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | December 2017

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With one month remaining in 2017, statistics reported thus far by the Honolulu Board of Realtors point to another record year of sales.


Housing Market Robust as 2017 Stats to Date Indicate a Healthy Market

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | November 2017

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Median prices of single-family homes and condos on Oahu continue to trend upward.


As Lending Guidelines Ease, More Buyers Encouraged to Start Shopping

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | October 2017

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Prices are on the rise, but not too fast — at a healthy rate. These are not boom-level indicators, but reflect modest, sustainable increases, based upon solid economic rationales.


Rendering of Kapiolani Residence courtesy of SamKoo Pacific LLC

Developer Looking To Add Second Tower On Kapiolani Blvd

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The developer of the recently sold out Kapiolani Residence is seeking approvals to construct a second tower at 1391 Kapiolani Boulevard.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | September 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | September 2017

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Condo sales are up 19.5% in August — an indicator that condos and townhouses remain an attractive alternative to single-family homes for homebuyers desiring a more affordable price point.


August Oahu Condominium Sales Highest in Over a Decade

August Oahu Condominium Sales Highest in Over a Decade

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“The 575 closed sales for condominiums is the highest we’ve seen since 580 sold in August 2006,” said Sue Ann Lee, president of Honolulu Board of REALTORS®.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | August 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | August 2017

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According to July stats gathered by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, Oahu prices and sales activity continue on a soaring trajectory, while inventory remains low.


View of Honolulu to Diamond Head

My Take on Oahu’s Real Estate Market | Summer 2017

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As the Summer of 2017 starts to wind-down, the overall velocity of Oahu’s real estate market continues to remain very strong with limited inventory for certain property types in certain locations and certain price ranges.


Herbert Yared Testimonial, Keola Lai #2002

Client Review: “Completely Satisfied Again”

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Tracy Yamato has been our realtor for approximately ten years now. He helped us purchase our first property in Oahu, and he is now helping us purchase another condominium unit. We believe he will see us thru the end of this purchase completely satisfied again.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | June 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | July 2017

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Supersonic days-on-the-market stats set a new record in June.


Oahu Single-Family Houses Sales Prices Set Record in June

Oahu Single-Family Houses Sales Prices Set Record in June

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“It is amazing to see record sales prices and also the speed at which homes are selling this summer,” said Sue Ann Lee, president of Honolulu Board of REALTORS®.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | June 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | June 2017

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Single family home sales volume was strong in May, kicking off the summer buying season, which typically peaks in June.


Oahu Housing Sales Surge in May

Oahu Housing Sales Surge in May, 2017

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“Summer is typically the peak of housing sales and this year we’re off to a great start with May bringing near-record closed sales,” said Sue Ann Lee, president of Honolulu Board of REALTORS®.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | May 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | May 2017

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With Oahu’s housing inventory shortage dropping to near two-year lows last month, it’s likely homes will sell faster and for more money in the coming months.


Hawaii’s Economic Outlook Remains Positive

Hawaii’s Economic Outlook Remains Positive

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2017 should be another positive year for Hawaii’s economy, despite slowing growth in the construction sector.


Helping Kids Adjust to Your New Home

Helping Kids Adjust to Your New Home

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Moving into a new home can be fun, exciting, overwhelming and stressful. And that’s just for the grown-ups!


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | April 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | April 2017

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With the busy summer selling season for residential real estate on Oahu almost upon us, recent sales prices and volume are up.


Market Trends

5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels

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View Oahu’s most current 5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels in PDF format.


Ward Village Overview

An Introduction to Ward Village

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WAIEA

Waiea
STATUS

Under Construction

ESTIMATED MOVE IN DATE

Q4 2016

ANCHOR RETAIL

Nobu

TOTAL HOMES

174

AVAILABLE STARTING HOME

3 bed / 3.5 bath

AVAILABLE STARTING PRICE

$4.9M

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ANAHA

Anaha
STATUS

Under Construction

ESTIMATED MOVE IN DATE

Q2 2017

ANCHOR RETAIL

Merriman’s

TOTAL HOMES

317

AVAILABLE STARTING HOME

2 bed / 2.5 bath

AVAILABLE STARTING PRICE

$2.8M

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STATUS

Under Construction

ESTIMATED MOVE IN DATE

Q4 2018

ANCHOR RETAIL

Whole Foods Market

TOTAL HOMES

466

AVAILABLE STARTING HOME

1 bed / 1 bath

AVAILABLE STARTING PRICE

$800K’s

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KE KILOHANA

Ke Kilohana
STATUS

Pre Sales

ESTIMATED MOVE IN DATE

Q1 2019

ANCHOR RETAIL

Longs Drugs

TOTAL HOMES

424

AVAILABLE STARTING HOME

1 bed / 1 bath

AVAILABLE STARTING PRICE

$800K’s

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GATEWAY

Gateway
STATUS

Pre Sales

ESTIMATED MOVE IN DATE

Q4 2019

ANCHOR RETAIL

TBD

TOTAL HOMES

125

AVAILABLE STARTING HOME

1 bed / 1 bath

AVAILABLE STARTING PRICE

$1.5M

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Oahu Real Estate Market Update, March 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | March 2017

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The number of single-family homes coming onto the market (supply), is not keeping pace with demand.


Is the market hot or not?

Is the Market Hot or Not? | Spring 2017

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Is it too late, can you still afford to buy? Should you wait to sell until prices rise even further? Is now the time to hold off on making any real estate decisions?


Tracy Yamato (RA) Certified Residential Specialist

Why Work With a Certified Residential Specialist?

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A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist—one of the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the U.S. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR®


"After" Photo of Living Area

Professional Photos & Staging Transformed These Homes

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There are two simple rules to follow to assure a quick sale: price it well, and make it look amazing.


Oahu luxury real estate sales more than doubled last month

Oahu Luxury Real Estate Sales More Than Doubled Last Month

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The number of homes priced at $1.5 million and above sold on Oahu last month was twice the number sold in January 2016, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.


Oahu neighborhoods buck real estate trends

Oahu Homes Buck Real Estate Trends with High Sales Volume

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Kakaako condominium sales surged 62 percent in January to 42 sales from 26 last year, according to a January local market update by the Honolulu Board of Realtors.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | February 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | February 2017

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While median prices were nearly flat in January, market indicators are consistent with a strong and continuing demand.


Experience the Beauty of Whale Watching along Hawaii’s Majestic Shores

The Beauty of Whale Watching along Hawaii’s Majestic Shores

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Whale watching in Hawaii is much more than a sport – it’s a way of life.


Home Sellers, Buyers: Start Planning Now

Home Sellers, Buyers: Start Planning Now

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Whether you’re thinking of putting your home on the market or planning to buy a home, right now may be the ideal time to meet with an experienced Hawaii Realtor like myself who understands the market to discuss your options.


Guide to Honolulu’s Real Estate Trends

Your Guide to Honolulu’s Real Estate Trends

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It’s always hard to predict Hawaii’s real estate market. Are things going to keep getting more expensive? Are we in a bubble that’s about to pop? Is it time to buy? Or maybe to sell?


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | January 2017

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | January 2017

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Oahu housing market stats from the last month of 2016 reflected an uncharacteristic spike in sales activity as the year came to a close.


Market Trends

5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels

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View Oahu’s most current 5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels in PDF format.


Introducing Ha'akea at Ho'opili

Introducing Ha’akea at Ho’opili

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Ha’akea will be one of the first two neighborhoods commencing sales at Ho’opili in early 2017.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | December 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | December 2016

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With the distraction and uncertainty of the presidential race behind us, Oahu’s real estate market has surged with an unexpected late-year rally.


Oahu Housing Market Turns in Strong Performance in 2016

Oahu Housing Market Turns in Strong Performance in 2016

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Despite headwinds, this turned out to be a good year overall for our local housing market.


Market Trends

5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels

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View Oahu’s most current 5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels in PDF format.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | September 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | September 2016

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High levels of demand and a shortage of supply continue to fuel the rise in Oahu housing prices.


Tracy Yamato (RA) CRS

5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels | August 2016

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View the latest 5 Year Neighborhood Median Price & Inventory Levels in PDF format.


D.R. Horton breaks ground on 11,750-home Ho‘opili development

D.R. Horton Breaks Ground on Ho‘opili Development

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Real estate development firm D.R. Horton expects to have the first 293 homes begin to rise at its planned 11,750-home Ho‘opili community in November.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | August 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | August 2016

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Summer sales bonanza continues on Oahu as July housing statistics show a summer-long rise in the median price paid for single-family homes and condominiums.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | July 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | July 2016

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The median sales price for both single-family homes and condominiums on Oahu set all-time highs for June.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | March 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | March 2016

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If you bought real estate on Oahu in 2015, you might be surprised to hear your property has likely appreciated already — significantly in some cases.


Tips for Homebuyers in a Hot Seller’s Market

Tips for Homebuyers in a Hot Seller’s Market

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This may be a really good time to be in the housing market – if you are a seller, that is.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | February 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | February 2016

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While January is typically a month when activity slows, the Oahu housing market burst out of 2015 full steam ahead with prices and sales volume unseasonably high.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | January 2016

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | January 2016

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Freddie Mac recently named Honolulu one of the healthiest housing markets in the country.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | December 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | December 2015

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Buyers, this is your chance, because after the holidays, things will likely heat up again.


Ke Kilohana

Ke Kilohana Below-Market Reserved Housing Buyer Seminar!

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Located at 988 Halekauwila, Ke Kilohana is a 424-unit mixed-use condominium at the center of Honolulu’s new thriving urban center.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | November 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | November 2015

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Homes sales on Oahu remain robust as the median sales price of a single-family home increased again in October.


988 Halekauwila is now Ke Kilohana at Ward Village

Ke Kilohana: Everything You Need to Know

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Howard Hughes is moving forward on the highly anticipated 988 Halekauwila, now to be renamed “Ke Kilohana”.


Why Listing Your Home Over the Holidays May Be a Smart Move

Why Listing Your Home Over the Holidays May Be a Smart Move

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Now may be a surprisingly good time to list your home for several reasons.


Lanai at Royal Iolani #2308

For Sale: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 Parking Condo at Royal Iolani

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Beautifully renovated with new kitchen, master-bath, wood-flooring & more! Ideally located between world famous Waikiki and the shopping/dining mecca of Ala Moana.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | October 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | October 2015

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September prices hit another all-time record. While prices continue to trend upwards on Oahu, there is still good news for buyers.


Tips for Homes Sellers as the Fall Home Buying Season Begins

Tips for Homes Sellers as the Fall Home Buying Season Begins

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Listing your home right now may be a great idea given the high demand for properties and shortage of listings.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | August 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | August 2015

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This year’s summer selling season year-to-date prices are heading for another all-time high.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | June 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | June 2015

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As we enter the summer season, demand remains high at all price points on Oahu.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | May 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | May 2015

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Things are heating up. The statistics are in for April and single-family sales volume has skyrocketed 21.9%, while prices continue to rise.


Oahu Real Estate Market Update | April 2015

Oahu Real Estate Market Update | April 2015

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Heading into the summer months, demand continues to outpace supply in Oahu’s housing market.


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