Wahiawa, HI Real Estate News

By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
Yes, there’s an explanation mark in the title of this wonderful roasted coffee bean shop. Here’s the reason why: My husband and I went to the North Shore the other evening so we could scope out a few places that would be good for metal detecting (yeah, he just got yet another hobby lol)  Dole Pineapple had a lot of land for pineapple growing and there was a triangle patch of land in between Wahiawa and the Haleiwa.  It used to have a variety of pineapple from all over the world growing in the ground so tourists could stop and view. Sadly, the pineapple growing is just about gone at this point. Anyway, while driving back from the North Shore, we happened to catch a glimpse of ‘coffee’ on a sign.  I took a second look and ‘ordered’ my husband to turn around. There really was no ordering t...
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By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
It was just one of those days to take a drive and find a site on Oahu that would be interesting to share.   I was going into 10th grade at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa in 1971 as our high school in Mililani was not finished yet. A lot of history surrounds this area and I'm going to share a part of this area right outside Wahiawa and the historical significance of the Kukaniloko Birthing Stones Site. The Wahiawa Plateau used to be forest land and three districts (Waianae, Waialua and Ewa) of ‘old Oahu' extended into this plateau. Known as the ‘uplands' chiefs were born and resided here and it was also the location where the key battles for control over Oahu were fought. The chiefs preserved their chiefly kapu (pronounced ‘kah poo' and is the code of conducts of laws and regulations). ...
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By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
Wahiawa is located a few miles from Mililani Town and back in the early to mid 70's Mililani High School wasn't finished so I attended Leilehua High School in Wahiawa.  As I watched the Wahiawa Lion's Club Veterans Day Parade yesterday with my daughter, I immediately got caught up in memories as my old Alma Mater ROTC marched by.   My father retired from the US Navy and my son served in the US Navy aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.  Veterans Day is an annual US Holiday honoring military veterans and I stood on the side flooded with memories of my father who passed away in 2004. I remembered the emotions that swept through me when I heard the war broke out and saw that the USS Kitty Hawk, with my son aboard, was in the Persian Gulf.  It was his birthday. All branches of our Military in Hawaii m...
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By Karina Kfuri, Leal, Florida Broker - FALO PORTUGUES!
(Leal USA Realty 561-350-3503 ( FALO PORTUGUES))
This was by far the coolest thing I've ever done. Hawaii is a true paradise, it is amazing how free it makes us feel. Skydiving was the highlight of my trip full of great company, friends, adventures, amazing weather, nature and happiness. I miss you Hawaii!!!! If you've been wondering where I've been, and why I haven't been blogging, here it goes :) Aloha!!!!!
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By Robin McCann
(Robin McCann Realty)
It is cherry blossom time and time for the sakura celebration, which will be held this weekend in Sakura Town, otherwise known as Wahiawa.   "Sakura" is a Japanese word derived from the word "sakuya," which means "blooming." Wahiawa is the only place in the islands where the cherry tree can thrive. Wahiawa has the coldest climate on the island of Oahu, allowing the trees to thrive. The first sakura trees were planted in 1973 by the Wahiawa Nikkei Civic Association. The celebration of the cherry blossoms will be held this weekend in Sakura Town (Wahiawa). There will be three separate events. The first event, "Sakura Matsuri" (Cherry Blossom Festival), will be held at the Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission, on Saturday, January 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will include Japanese taiko drums, mu...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Single Family homes sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore have shown increases. Average sales prices of single family homes have held consistent with the same period last year.  Sales volume has dropped considerably.  The number of month's worth of inventory has increased in recent months giving buyers more selection.  Buyers will be able to find the home of their dreams, while seller's will find that pricing and the condition of their home will be more important now than in recent months. Condo and townhouse sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore are another story.  Average sales prices have shown a slight drop of a little over 3%, while sales volume is down tremendously year to date compared to the same period last year.  Buyer will find sellers more motivated than last year. The below figures include both ...
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By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Liberty Homes)
So....you are Relocating to Hawaii with the Military and...you are going to be stationed at Schofield Barracks Army Installation or Wheeler Army Air Field. (adjacent right next to each other in Central Oahu) Wheeler used to be an Air Force base and was returned to the Army on November 1, 1991. History shows that the soldiers from Schofield started clearing way for an aircraft strip back in February of 1922 and named in November of 1922 honoring Major Sheldon H. Wheeler who died on July 13, 1921 when his aircraft  crashed during a demonstration. Wheeler Air Field became a separate base on August 31, 1939. Wheeler AAF and Schofield Barracks  are adjacent to each other on Kunia Road although Wheeler has other DOD Defense activities going on including: Defense Communications Agency, the Air...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Single Family homes sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore have shown increases. Average sales prices of single family homes are up over 9%, year to date from over the 2006 levels.  Sales volume was within one sale of the 2006 levels.  It still appears to be a nice balanced market for both buyers and sellers.Condo and townhouse sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore are another story.  Average sales prices have shown a slight drop of a little over 3%, while sales volume is down 25% year to date from last years numbers.  Buyers are still finding a good selection and low interest rates.The below figures include both fee simple and leasehold properties.  These are only the totals and averages.Currently Active for Sale (January 15, 2007):   29 Single Family Homes 26 Condos/ TownhousesCurrently in Escrow (January 1...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Single Family homes sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore have shown increases. Average sales prices of single family homes are up just under 7%, year to date from over the 2006 levels.  Sales volume is still down from 2006 levels but got a small boost in November reducing the gap to slightly over 6% year to date.  It still appears to be a nice balanced market for both buyers and sellers.Condo and townhouse sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore are another story.  Average sales prices have shown a slight drop of a little over 4-1/2% while sales volume has slipped further to being down 23-1/3% year to date from last years numbers.  Buyers are still finding a good selection and low interest rates.The below figures include both fee simple and leasehold properties.  These are only the totals and averages.Current...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Single Family homes sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore have shown increases. Average sales prices of single family homes are slightly up year to date from 2006 levels.  Sales volume is down a little over 9% year to date.  It appears to be a balanced market for both buyers and sellers.Condo and townhouse sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore are another story.  Average sales prices have shown a slight drop of a little over 4% while sales volume is down 18-1/2% year to date from last years numbers.  Buyers are still finding good value.  With interest rates still low we may see strong sales for the near future.The below figures include both fee simple and leasehold properties.  These are only the totals and averages.Currently Active for Sale (November 10, 2007):   35 Single Family Homes 25 Condos/ Townhouses...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Single Family homes sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore have shown increases. Average sales prices of single family homes are slightly up year to date from 2006 levels.  Sales volume is slightly down year to date.  Current inventory levels have gone down in the last couple of months making it a more balanced market for both buyers and sellers.Condo and townhouse sales in Wahiawa/ Whitmore are another story.  Average sales prices have shown a slight drop from 2006 during the same time period. Inventory levels are fairly low, as long as interest rates remain low it will continue to be a nice balanced market for both buyers and sellers.The below figures include both fee simple and leasehold properties.  These are only the totals and averages.Currently Active for Sale (September 25, 2007):  44 Singl...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
The Wahiawa and Whitmore communities have seen the real estate market has leveled, but homes are still selling.  Interest rates are still low and there is a good selection of inventory.  It is still a good time to buy or sell in this balanced Wahiawa and Whitmore market.Currently under the "Active for Sale Category" there are:  32 Single Family Homes24 Condos/ TownhousesCurrently in Escrow:13 Single Family Homes  9 Condos/ TownhousesFor the Month of March 2007        Single Family Homes Number of Sales Average Sales PriceArea20072006% Change 20072006% ChangeWahiawa/ Whitmore Area78-12.5% $429,857$459,875-6.53%        Condominiums Number of Sales Average Sales PriceArea20072006% Change 20072006% ChangeWahiawa/ Whitmore Area69-33.33% $186,500$182,4442.22%        Year to Date Through March...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
The Wahiawa real estate market slowed the 1st half of 2006, but seems to have rebounded in the 2nd half.  With low interest rates and a little more inventory, buyers are coming out again to buy the home of their dreams.Here are number of single family homes sold in Wahiawa (includes Wahiawa Heights and Wilikina):Today                                      11 homes in escrowJanuary 2007                             4 homes sold7/1/06 through 12/31/06:          31 homes sold Previous periods:1/1/06 through 6/30/06            19 homes sold7/1/05 through 12/31/05          34 homes sold1/1/05 through 6/30/05            42 homes sold7/1/04 through 12/31/04          41 homes sold Here are the number of single family sold in Whitmore Village:Today                                        3 homes in...
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