All About Hawaii Real Estate

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, December 1, 2021 Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Acclaim Capital Mortgage383-5931NMLS#304090 15-YR Fixed 2.167 0.000 2.244 30-YR Fixed 2.945 0.000 2.997 5-YR ARM       Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 2.250 1.625 2.625 30-YR Fixed 2.875 1.750 3.094 5-YR ARM 2.500 0.500 2.698 American Savings Bank, F.S.B593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 1.875 2.000 2.239 30-YR Fixed 2.750 1.625 2.926 5-YR ARM       Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636NMLS# 15-YR Fixed 2.000 1.875 2.265 30-YR Fixed 2.750 1.625 2.877 5-YR ARM 1.875 2.500 2.646 Central Pacific Bank544-0...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
As a new condominium owner your condo board of directors is made up of fellow condo owners just like yourself. Did you know that you have a right to vote and participate in decision making when it comes to your condo's H.O.A or A.O.A.O.? Watch this quick presentation to understand the basics.The following video is part of a series created by The Hawaii Real Estate Commission as a guide for buyers with important information concerning the purchasing of a condominium in Hawaii. Please don't hesitate to contact us at HI Pro Realty with your questions, we're here to help you with all your Real Estate needs. Enjoy the presentation! Episode 4: Important Things To Know: Board of Directors   Stay tuned for Episode 5: Important Things To Know: Common Governance Issuescoming soon! Click the link ...
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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, October 2021   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 11 / 4  175%  112 / 65  72% Median Sales Price $1.3M / $1.315  -1%   $1.15M / $875,000 31% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 95.5%  5% 100.0% / 96.0%  4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 15 / 109  -86% 16 / 26  -38% New Listings 16 / 17  -6% 117 / 100  17% Pending Sales 16 / 7  129% 108 / 70  54% Active Inventory 17 / 25  -32% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 56 / 29  93% 512 / 298 72% Median Sales Price $697,500 / $440,000  59%   $595,000 / $556,000 7% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 98.0%  2% 98.9% / 97.0%  2% Median Days on Market Until S...
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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, October 2021   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 24 / 25  -4% 237 / 159  49% Median Sales Price $1.2525M / $999,999  25%   $1.2M / $967,500 24% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 97.9%  2% 100.0% / 97.3%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 10 / 17  -41% 12 / 22  -45% New Listings 33 / 34  -3% 272 / 262  4% Pending Sales 27 / 21  29% 250 / 203  23% Active Inventory 42 / 76  -45% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 12 / 11  9%  116 / 57  104% Median Sales Price $771,000 / $470,000  64%   $587,750 / $537,000  9% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 98.2%  2% 98.8% / 97.9%  1% Median Days on Market...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hau'oli La Ho'omaika'iThankful for You! May you enjoy the comfort and company of family and friends this Thanksgiving. Be Safe, Be Well THANK YOU - MAHALO The team at HI Pro Realty is grateful for our clients, customers, friends and Ohana and we humbly thank you for choosing HI Pro Realty for your Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property Management needs on Oahu. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday! God Bless!  
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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, October 2021   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 12 / 8  50% 143 / 85  68% Median Sales Price $1.55M / $981,500  58%   $1.42M / $1.2M 18% Percent of Original List Price Received 101.2% / 94.3%  7% 100.0% / 97.2%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 11 / 58  -81% 13 / 24  -46% New Listings 15 / 14  7% 185 / 141  31% Pending Sales 23 / 10  130% 163 / 102  60% Active Inventory 28 / 41  -32% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 72 / 59  22%  612 / 407  50% Median Sales Price $395,000 / $392,000  1%   $396,500 / $380,000  4% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.4% / 97.1%  1% 98.5% / 96.8%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
If you've decided to make the big move to Kona, Hawaii, congratulations, it's a great place to live. Now, it's time to figure out some of the logistics. Hopefully, I can help.Pets? If you have a dog or cat, you can bring them home from the airport shortly after you arrive. That's a big change from the 30 day quarantine on Oahu that was required when I moved to Kona. You do however, need to follow a strict protocol on the rabies antibody test timeline. Here is a link to the State of Hawaii Animal Industry Division . They have everything you need, including applications, forms and check lists.Transferring your out of state drivers license for a Hawaii license, is a good idea. Having a Hawaii drivers license can get you Kamaiiana rates on hotel stays, golf and other fun stuff. At the Count...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Hawaii Island has three active volcanos. While the risk of having a lava flow inundate any individual property on the island is low, the hazard is not the same in all areas. The USGS geologists and volcanologists put together a series of Lava-Flow Hazard Maps over the years, most recently in 1992. This map has 9 hazard zones with lava zone 1 being the most hazardous and 9 considered to have the least hazard of lava flow inundation. In developing these maps, they took into consideration topography and rift zones around the active and dormant volcanos on the island.Lava-flow hazard zones are intended by the USGS to be used by the public to determine general lava hazards over an extended period of time. However, mortgage lenders and insurance companies use these maps to set premiums, rates...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
As a new condominium owner you have certain rights and responsibilities you should be aware of. For instance do you know what happens if you don't pay your maintenance fees or homeowners dues on time? Watch this quick presentation to understand the basics.The following video is part of a series created by The Hawaii Real Estate Commission as a guide for buyers with important information concerning the purchasing of a condominium in Hawaii. Please don't hesitate to contact us at HI Pro Realty with your questions, we're here to help you with all your Real Estate needs. Enjoy the presentation! Episode 3: Important Things To Know:     Stay tuned for Episode 4: Important Things To Know: Board of Directorscoming soon! Click the link to viewPrevious Episodes of Important Things to KnowEpisode ...
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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, October 2021   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 0   0%  9 / 7  29% Median Sales Price $950,000 / 0.0  0%   $1.015M / $880,000 15% Percent of Original List Price Received 79.2% / 0%  0% 100.8% / 95.2%  6% Median Days on Market Until Sale 39 / 0   0% 12 / 6  100% New Listings 2 / 1  100% 20 / 13  54% Pending Sales 3 / 0  0% 12 / 6  100% Active Inventory 4 / 5  -20% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 64 / 24  167%  612 / 298  105% Median Sales Price $500,000 / $680,000  -26%   $638,000 / $660,500  -3% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.6% / 94.7%  3% 97.6% / 95.7%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 41 / 59  -31...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Hawaii Island has seen its population grow about 8% over the last decade. In the 2020 census the population of the Big Island reached 200,000. The Kona District has been growing too but it still has the small town charm and laid back lifestyle that people love. So, why are people moving to Kona, Hawaii?~ Everyone loves the weather. Kailua-Kona is on the dry side of the island but don't let that fool you. It may be all sunshine at the beach but drive a few miles up the mountain and you could be enjoying a rain shower in a tropical forest. Living on a mountainous island gives you lots of climate zones to choose from.~ More and more people have the opportunity to work remotely. I have met many new residents of the Big Island who said they're here because their company lets work from home. ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Artists of Hawai‘i Now until January 16, 2022Hawaii is in the throws of enormous change and transition as a result of the pandemic and the ever changing challenges of modernity. Art can offer us an opportunity to gain perspective on the events and difficulties, molding our perceptions of our community and the world at large in a way that expands our understanding, allowing us to change our minds about the past, embrace the present, and affect our future for the better.Building upon the Honolulu Museum of Art’s longstanding tradition of showcasing Hawaiʻi-based artists, Artists of Hawaiʻi Now explores the struggles and opportunities of our present time and place through a visually dynamic call to action sparking empathy, community-building, and change.Through bold, boundary-pushing appro...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Wordless Wednesday - day at the beach in Paia MauiSometimes I feel bad posting these images of our lovely island, when so much of the rest of the country and world is suffering unimaginable hardship... but that's life I guess.  "Lucky we live Hawaii" they say!Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers26 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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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, October 2021   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 0  0%  3 / 1  200% Median Sales Price $0.0 / $0.00  0%   $1.1M / $1.29M -15% Percent of Original List Price Received 0.0% / 0.0%  0% 100.0% / 95.6%  5% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 0  0% 13 / 8  63% New Listings 0 / 0  0% 4 / 3  33% Pending Sales 0 / 0  0% 6 / 1  500% Active Inventory 0 / 1  -100% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 115 / 60  92%  1,138 / 538  112% Median Sales Price $425,000 / $365,000  16%   $400,00 / $390,000 3% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.2% / 93.8%  5% 97.6% / 95.1%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 14 / 56  -75% 28 / 47  -40% New Listin...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
  Cottages on Alii Drive - New Housing Development on Alii DriveThere is a new housing development getting ready to break ground in Kailua-Kona. Cottages on Alii Drive will consist of 58 single family homes and a neighborhood park on a 10 acre parcel. Soon there will be more information about floor plans but at first glance, it looks like there will be both single story and two story homes with lot sizes ranging from 5,000 to 13,000 square feet, with most in the 5,000 range. The developer is Stanford Carr, he has built quite a few, well received condominium and single family developments in West Hawaii and on Oahu. The location for these plantation and craftsman style homes is fronting Alii Drive, across the street from the ocean and about a mile south of historic Kailua Village. Hawaii...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
If you are a new condominium owner you should be aware of the fundamentals of what that entitles and the important things you need to know. For instance did you know that each condo association is self governed and has its own set of by-laws which you are obligated to follow? Watch this quick presentation to understand the basics.The following video is part of a series created by The Hawaii Real Estate Commission as a guide for buyers with important information concerning the purchasing of a condominium in Hawaii. Please don't hesitate to contact us at HI Pro Realty with your questions, we're here to help you with all your Real Estate needs. Enjoy the presentation!  Episode 2: Important Things To Know: New Condominium Owner In Hawaii    Stay tuned for Episode 3: Important Things To Know...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Buying Real Estate anywhere can be a challenge and in Hawaii it can be especially so. Sometimes the amount of information involved in making a purchase can be overwhelming especially if you decide to live in a condominium and have never done so before as a property owner.The following video is part of a series created by The Hawaii Real Estate Commission as a guide for buyers with important information concerning the purchasing of a condominium in Hawaii. Please don't hesitate to contact us at HI Pro Realty with your questions, we're here to help you with all your Real Estate needs. Enjoy the presentation! Episode 1: Important Things To Know: When Purchasing A Condo   Stay tuned for Episode 2: Important Things To Know: New Condominium Owner In Hawaii coming soon! For Expert Sales and Pr...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 Koko Marina Center Saturday, November 13, 202110:00 AM - 3:00 PMTis the season for shopping for the holidays so holo holo Koko Marina Center for some local craft and gifts, hosted by 808 Craft and Gift Fairs and featuring over 120 vendors.You'll find an eclectic selection of jewelers, packaged snacks, clothing, the latest trends, direct sellers, face masks, leashes, one of a kinds, succulents, Squishables, Korean summer blankets, Thirty One Gifts, Tupperware, Color Street and more!Free parking, lots of eateries, restrooms and fun! ADDITIONAL DATES:Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pmSaturday, December 04, 2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pmSaturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pmSaturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  ADMISSION: Free CONTACT:Lauren Mori808craftandgiftfairs@...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Wordless Wednesday: Holey Grail Donuts in Kauai Well, I don't know that they are the Holy Grail, but they sure were good!  We just spent a week on Kauai for my birthday. We had heard about this food truck in Hanalei from our neighbors who had visited recently. It sounded pretty good so of course we checked it out, even though I can't say I am a big donut fan! Holey Grail Donuts (also in Honolulu) offers a wide array of flavors and the options change often. The donuts are made right there as you wait, created from taro, a healthy root vegetable grown in Hawaii. I kinda like the idea of healthy donuts, don't you?! We chose the Lilikoi (passion fruit) and Island Chocolate, but their tasting box of 4 sounded intriguing. Can you guess which is which? LOL.  They were doing a brisk business wh...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Mālama ʻĀina Community Clean Up and Environmental FairSaturday, November 13, 20219:00 AM - 11:00 AMKokua Mālama ʻĀina on Saturday November 13th along with Our Kakaʻako, Waterfront Plaza, and Surfrider Foundation for a community clean up in the nine mauka blocks of the Our Kaka‘ako neighborhood and Mother Waldron Park.Pre-register on the event webpage, www.ourkakaako.com/cleanup. There is a limit in the number of volunteers to 200, with no walk-ins, so register today.Check in at The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako at 327 Keawe Street between 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. You will need to show your photo ID and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Bring your own water in a reusable bottle, reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, and shades or protective eyewear. Please wear a mask and social distance.You’ll be given...
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