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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 2   -50%  2 / 4   -50% Median Sales Price $999,000 / $1.0575M  -6%   $1.102M / $1.0575M  4% Percent of Original List Price Received 100% / 91.4%  9% 98.2% / 98.1%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 22 / 48   -44% 29 / 10   190% New Listings 3 / 3   0% 8 / 12  -33% Pending Sales 2 / 0   0% 4 / 6  -33% Active Inventory 5 / 6  -17% ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 91 / 55  65%  290 / 183  58% Median Sales Price $732,000 / $450,000  63%   $768,000 / $526,250  46% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.0% / 97.7%  0% 97.9% / 96.7%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 22 / 2...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Waikiki Honolulu, April 2022   Single Family Homes April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 0  0%  1 / 1  0%   Median Sales Price 0 / 0    $1.5M / $1.1M  36% Percent of Original List Price Received 0% / 0%   90.9% / 110.4%  -18% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 0 103 / 5  1960% New Listings 0 / 0 0 / 1  -100% Pending Sales 0 / 0 0 / 1  -100% Active Inventory 0 / 0  ---    Condos April Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 143 / 127  13%  476 / 368 29% Median Sales Price $460,000 / $400,000  15%   $435,00 / $396,000  10% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.8% / 96.0%  3% 98.4% / 96.0%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 18 / 40  -55% 21 / 44 -52% New Listings 148 / 124  19% 629 / 567  11% Pe...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Diamond Head Theatre dishes up a Broadway hit with WAITRESS, May 27Opening Night - Saturday, May 28, 20227:30 pm - 10:00 pmAdditional Show TimesFriday, May 27, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmSunday, May 29, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmThursday, June 02, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFriday, June 03, 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmLOCATION:Diamond Head Theatre520 Makapuu AveHonolulu, HIDirectionsTICKETS: $25.00Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) presents Broadway’s hit Waitress from May 27 to June 12, 2022. The hit Broadway musical Waitress which features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and an encounter with someone new offers her a chance at a fre...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
What to do if you find feral kittens on O'ahu“Kitten Season” is a phrase used by animal welfare organizations nationwide, to describe the massive influx of kittens and mother cats admitted to shelters in the US. On the continent and in most states, Kitten Season begins around spring and lasts through early winter. In Hawaiʻi, however, Kitten Season may last all year due to our tropical environment. It is during this time of year that Feral cats start reproducing and continue to have several litters. Female felines can go into heat as early as four months old and collected data reveals that a female cat is capable of having over 100 kittens during her reproductive years, MEWOW. Should you happen upon a Kitten...STOP and OBSERVENot all kittens need help. A kitten’s best chance of survival...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
BIRDS AND ANGELS – HAWAI’I SYMPHONY ORCHESTRASaturday, May 14, 2022  7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSunday, May 15, 2022  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Honolulu Symphony will be performing works from Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu. Selections reflect the love for bird song found accenting Yoshimatsu's Neo-romantic compositions, with Maestro Ketaro Harada conducting.  Keitaro Harada, conductorTodd Yukumoto, saxophone  PROGRAM:Yoshimatsu, Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 2Kapustin, Alto Saxophone ConcertoYoshimatsu, And Birds Are StillYoshimatsu, Symphony No. 6 “Birds and Angels”  LOCATION:1130 BETHEL STREET, HONOLULU, HI., 96813 CONTACT INFO:Hawai'i Symphony Orchestratickets@hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org(808) 380-7720 MORE INFO:Hawaii Theatre CenterTICKET/REGISTRATION: BIRDS AND ANGELS - HAWAI'I SYMPHONY ORCHES...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Oʻahu Home Sales Dip, Condominium Sales See Modest Increase Single-family home and condo prices drop slightly from  last month to $1,105,000 and $510,000   HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, year-over-year sales changed modestly from April 2021, with single-family home sales falling 2.7% and condo sales rising 4.2%. Single-family homes and condos marked a double-digit increase in the median sales price, with single-family homes recording a median of $1,105,000 in April, a 19.1% jump from the previous year, and the condo market reached $510,000, a 13.3% bump year-over-year. Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the following statistics:    Single-Family Home Resales ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Now that pandemic restrictions have lifted and travel abroad is possible, the fuz babe you adopted over the lock down may need boarding or day care since working and socializing away from home is building steam. Below is a list of pet boarding and pet sitting services on the island of O'ahu.  If you are in need of Expert Real Estate Sales and or Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolulu, Hawaii Contact HI Pro Realty TODAY!   Pet Boarding and Pet Sitting Services on O'ahu ORGANIZATION  ADDRESS SERVICES Ali'i Animal (Kakaako) (808) 234-3441 https://aliianimal.com 942 Kawaiahao Street       Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Dog boarding Dog day care Pet heathcare Aloha Dog (808) 591-1727 http://alohadoghawaii.com 525B Cummins Street    Honolulu, HI 96814 Dog boarding Day care Grooming Aloha Profe...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Live-cam set up at 320 Hanauana Rd, Haiku Maui HISo this 2 acre lot is for sale and it's hard to see it if you don't live on Maui.  The seller had a brilliant idea to install a live streaming camera from his house next door so potential buyers can appreciate the sunrise and moonrise views over the ocean.  Take a look and let me know what you think...That's the lot for sale just past the banana plants - the grassy open space where you might see a few goats grazing.320 Hanauana is zoned Agricultural and you can raise some farm animals, grow some fruit trees, and live very sustainably, right here on the best island in the world.Can you hear the birds singing?  It's a very quiet location out in the countryside along the road to Hana.  On days with big surf you might even be able to hear the...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
               Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to verifyWednesday, May 4, 2022  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 3.875 1.875 4.316 30-YR Fixed 4.750 1.875 5.013 5-YR ARM       American Savings Bank, F.S.B593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 3.875 2.000 4.280 30-YR Fixed 4.750 2.000 4.994 5-YR ARM       Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636NMLS# 15-YR Fixed 4.000 1.875 4.280 30-YR Fixed 4.875 1.875 5.041 5-YR ARM 3.625 2.125 3.390 Central Pacific Bank544-0500NMLS#416603 15-YR Fixed 4.000 1.750 4.378 30-YR Fixed 4.750 2.000 4.999 5-YR ARM 4.250 0.000 3.034 Finance Factors, Ltd.548-3300NMLS...
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By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed Bill 41 into law on April 26, 2022 and it will take effect on October 23, 2022. The bill takes effect six months from now presumably to provide time to short term rental owners to make adjustments to their rental activities.Earlier this year (January 11, to be exact) the Honolulu City Council passed and the Mayor signed Bill 2, stipulating that home sellers must disclose whether short term rentals are legal or not for their property being sold. If the seller represents their property as being legal for short term rentals, they must also present evidence, in the form of a permit number, zoning information and tax clearance certificates showing their compliance in paying General Excise Tax and Transient Accommodations Taxes paid to the State of Hawaii...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
HAPPY LEI DAY - HAU‘OLI LA LEI LEI DAY IS BACK! May 1st or Lei Day, although not an official holiday, is widely celebrated throughout the Hawaiian archipelago with a variety of activities and entertainments. The past 2 years put a damper on things but this year the celebrations are back! In Honolulu, the annual festival is free to the public and centers in Kapiolani Park with other activities dotted throughout the city. There are performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band, hula, an inauguration ceremony for the Lei Day Queen and Court, lei contest and exhibits, storytelling, Hawaiian games, food and craft vendors. Lei Day Honolulu Events:http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-dpr-menu/site-dpr-sitearticles/1685-lei- 
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia until July 4th, 2022at the Bishop Museum I like to think we as human beings are works of art… in progress. We project our life’s story through many mediums and the human body being the most immediate, is no exception. Body art and modification are ancient forms of expression and the Bishop Museum is offering a glimpse of one particular Polynesian tradition popular here in Hawai’i. Tattooing has long been held as not just a practice in art but also a way to tell stories through art, through the intimate painting of one's body. Samoa's tatau is one of the world's most distinct tattoo traditions. It is an indigenous art form dating back 2,000 years, and has played a pivotal role in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. In Samoa, tufuga ta tatau (mast...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
On the Big Island of Hawaii Ainamalu was the first development to promote Tesla products to all their homeowners.  Just about all the people that purchased added solar panels as well as batteries in the garages.  Within the first six months of installation close to 50% of the homeowners reported problems with the Tesla systems.  Most issues related to the interaction between the panels and the batteries.  Most owners that had pools installed had problems with the operation of the Tesla system.The greater issue was that the follow up support from Tesla was next to non existent.  Almost all homeowners reported being able to get a hold of Tesla support on the mainland, but although appointments would get scheduled no one would show up to them.  Ainamalu is over three years since the homes ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Downtown and Nu'uanu Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 5 / 14  -64% 24 / 31  -23% Median Sales Price $1.4M / $1.115M  26%   $1.24M / $1.13M  10% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 99.3%  1% 101.3% / 97.9%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 3 / 14  -79% 8 / 18  -56% New Listings 7 / 11  -36%   22 / 35  -37%   Pending Sales 4 / 15  -73% 19 / 41  -54% Active Inventory 15 / 14  7% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 42 / 39  8% 120 / 107  12% Median Sales Price $605,000 / $615,000  -2%   $529,000 / $615,000  -14%  Percent of Original List Price Received 100.2% / 98.7%  2% 100.0% / 98.5%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market? West Hawaii and National Numbers.  Lance Owens Lance Owens Your 2022 go to real estate expert for the Big Island of Hawaii -37 years in Hawaii, the last 22 in Kona. Local Expertise you can count on. Published Apr 27, 2022 + Follow Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate and our Partners at KCM bringing you the latest in real estate news and trends. If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. (Read my article on How to Win ) In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. The buyer and seller would then negotiate and typically agree on a revised p...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Diamond Head & Kapahulu Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 19 / 24  -21% 50 / 65  -23% Median Sales Price $1.7475M / $1.3665M  31%    $1.55M / $1.13M  37% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 95.2%  5% 100.0% / 98.3%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 16 / 70  -77% 17 / 23   -26%   New Listings 22 / 35  -37% 57 / 73  -22% Pending Sales 18 / 17  6% 54 / 66  -18% Active Inventory 27 / 52  -48% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 13 / 16  9%  36 / 36  0%  Median Sales Price $600,000 / $605,000  -1%    $587,500 / $605,000  -3% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 98.7%  1%  100.0% / 97.6%  2%  Median Days on Market...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
The 11th Annual International Ukulele Contest 2022 OnlineEntry Deadline: Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 5pm (Hawaii Time)Online Live Stream Winner Announcement: Saturday, May 28th, 2022, 6pm-8pm (Hawaii Time)Virtual Online -  Honolulu, HIVirtual Event URL: http://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/contest/ The contest is open to amateur ‘ukulele players over the age of three. No professional musicians (including semi-professional) and/or performers signed to a management company are allowed to enter the contest. Aspiring musicians can enter by uploading an unedited video to YouTube with an entry form from the ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii website at www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/contest starting on March 5th at 5pm HST.Entries are currently being accepted through Saturday, May 7th by 5pm HST. Entries ...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
The March 2022 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of March 31, 2022. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The prices presented in the table are average prices meaning that the presented price includes homes priced well below the average list price.  The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email. Housing Inventory Snapshot  March 31, 2022    Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings Honolulu County, H...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Makiki & Moili'ili Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 12 / 12  0% 27 / 36  -25% Median Sales Price $1.575M / $1.602M  -2%   $1.6M / $1.49M  7%   Percent of Original List Price Received 97.0% / 89.9%  8% 100.0% / 95.6%  5% Median Days on Market Until Sale 35 / 48 -27% 26 / 24  8% New Listings 17 / 23  -26% 37 / 53  -30% Pending Sales 20 / 20  0% 34 / 47  -28% Active Inventory 19 / 32  -41% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 82 / 70  17%  192 / 149  29%  Median Sales Price $426,500 / $364,000  17%   $415,000 / $372,500  11% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 98.2%  2% 100.0% / 97.4%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 14 /...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 1   -100%  1 / 2   -50% Median Sales Price $0.0 / $762,000 0%   $1.205M / $936,000  29% Percent of Original List Price Received 0% / 95.4%  0% 96.5% / 98.1%  -2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 13   0% 36 / 8   350% New Listings 2 / 1  100% 5 / 9  -44% Pending Sales 1 / 1  0% 2 / 6  -67% Active Inventory 4 / 4  0% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 76 / 62  23%  199 / 128  55% Median Sales Price $760,500 / $580,000  31%   $775,000 / $560,000  38% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.8% / 97.6%  1% 97.9% / 96.2%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 23 / 47  -51% 35 /...
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