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Haven't you heard the term before that says, "cash is King?"I've often bought into that theory and do have to agree there's nothing like doing a cash transaction with a quick closing. We all know that financing these days is not what it used to be. Banks are more stringent on their underwriting. ...
As the PGA wrapped up their first tournament in Kapalua last week, they've all come over to Oahu for the Sony Open. Every year, Honolulu is spotlighted in this great event as the country eyes in on our beautiful weather from their TV sets. As I drove through Kahala on my way to our new office tod...
The Honolulu Board of Realtors recently released their stats for December and year end for 2010. Both sets of data ended on an upswing. Oahu Single Family Home Sales in December: There were 306 sales, which was up 12.5% from December of 2009 The median sales price was $587,000, which was up 5.8% ...
I am proud to announce we have two listings at the Diamond Head Ambassador on Oahu's Gold Coast.Diamond Head Ambassador #502 (MLS# 1015476) is listed for $595,000The Diamond Head Ambassador is one of the coolest buildings on the Gold Coast due to its unique architecture. Built in 1959, the buildi...
The Honolulu Marathon was another success yesterday. Here's a photo I shot as the leaders passed by Diamond Head on their way towards the finish. As you can see, it was still pitch black with the sun rising in the distance... For those that weren't running around 2 hours, there was some great Lux...
Perhaps I got ahead of myself when I said, "don't be scared of Oahu's home sales" last month. We are thankful this Thanksgiving for stable home prices on Oahu.In October, sales of single family homes were down 16.9%, and condo sales were down 21.3% from the previous year. That's the "scary" news....
Just wanted to wish all the veterans out there a Happy Veterans Day! We love our military! Thank you so much for keeping us safe and the sacrifices you make. Aloha, David
Does having a lot of listings mean that one is a successful Realtor?Not necessarily. I've seen many Realtors with a ton of listings, where they don't sell anything because they over promise on price, and under deliver on performance. On the contrary, there are agents out there, such as Rich Grayb...
Did you know that you can buy a 2 bedroom condo in Honolulu for only $212,000?Hale O Kanoa #303 (MLS# 1008879) is now only $212,000Last month, I wrote about a 2 bedroom condo in Honolulu for only $250,000. Today, the price was reduced by an unbelievable 15%! There's another unit on the market, on...
Forbes magazine recently ranked the safest cities in the U.S. and Honolulu came up #3!According to Forbes, Honolulu is considered to be one of the safest cities in the U.S.Plano, Texas took the top spot, followed by Portland, Oregon in second. Who would want to live there though? Just kidding...R...

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Hawaii Real Estate through David Buck, a Realtor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Insights to real estate market trends, housing, economy, statistics, and where the Honolulu or greater Oahu real estate market is headed.