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Today's Challenging Real Estate Question: Should I buy a single family home in Hawaii complete with the land and "dirt" it sits on OR should I buy a condo - essentially "air" rights and share the "dirt" the building sits on in a communal setting? For various reasons which differ depending on one's situation, "That is the Challenge" which I have made the main topic of this month's newsletter. In Hawaii with limited land mass while at the same time blessed with a beautiful warm climate allowing for an "outdoor lifestyle," the option of owning a condo (air rights plus a % ownership of the land the building sits on) is for some a very viable, convenient and even Read More

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For your perusal here are the February 2017 Oahu Hawaii Real Estate housing statistics courtesy of the Honolulu Board of Realtors – Hawaii Housing Stats – Feb 2017. In Summary: Overall sales have decreased by -7.9% in February for Single Family Homes and increased by 11.7% for Condos compared to February last year. The overall combined trend is upward. Median prices have increased by 7.9% and 11.7% respectively for Single Family Homes and Condos compared to February last year. The overall trend is upward (the notable exception would be the Hawaii luxury homes areas). Read More

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Welcome to the newest section of our monthly Hawaii Damon Newsletter / Blog – Great Value Hawaii Luxury Real Estate! Currently most of the Luxury Home neighborhoods in Oahu are experiencing Buyers’ Markets (defined as having more than 5 months of inventory currently on the market). In this section I will feature Hawaii Luxury Real Estate, both Homes & Condos which I think offer especially great value for potential Buyers. This month features 2 properties; one home in Koko Kai (next to Portlock) and one condo building in Kahala. Read More

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Great Value Hawaii Luxury Real Estate! Most of the Luxury Home neighborhoods in Oahu are experiencing Buyers' Markets (defined as having more than 5 months of inventory currently on the market). In this section, I will feature Hawaii Luxury Real Estate, both Homes & Condos which I think offer especially great value for potential Buyers. This month features 2 properties; one home in Napali Haweo (Kamehame Ridge) and one condo building in Hawaii Kai on Koko Marina. Read More

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For your perusal here are the December 2016 housing statistics for Oahu Hawaii courtesy of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. In Summary: Overall sales have increased by an incredible 14.8% in December for single family homes and 23.8% for condos compared to December last year. The YTD (Year-To-Date) stats show overall sales gains of 6.5% and 8.4% for Single Family Homes and Condos respectively compared to last year. The trend is upward. For Median prices, The trend is upward (note the exception is Hawaii Luxury Homes where the trend is downward - please see my January Newsletter/Blog for more details). Read More

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In this final Part IV segment we will simply have a good hard look at the numbers allowing the potential investor to compare buying Real Estate in Hawaii with perhaps other possible investments opportunities. In Part III we saw that from 2015 to 2016 the average monthly median price increase by 5% and 8.3% respectively for homes and condominiums. Here is a chart showing the median prices starting from 1987 (US$) Read More

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In Parts I and II of this 4 Part Hawaii Overseas Investment Guide I discussed the compelling benefits of investing in Hawaii Real Estate (Part I) and gave a snapshot overview of the current investor background. In this Part III I will discuss the different investment options investors can avail themselves of. Real Estate investment in Hawaii has four distinct forms of possibilities depending on one's ultimate goals and lifestyle. I will briefly review each one of them here: Read More

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Hawaii Overseas Investors' Buying Guide - This is the second installment of a 4 part series introducing Hawaii Real Estate to overseas investors interested in venturing further from home. As one can see Hawaii is a major property investment hub by several Asian countries with the Japanese leading. However, Canada and Australia are standouts as well representing the English speaking countries. Read More