Honolulu County, HI Real Estate News

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Report Animal Cruelty There have been some horrific reports of animal cruelty in our community and much of it reflects the dark affects of metal illness, perhaps some of which is a result of the pressures of the ongoing Pandemic. Please, if you are witness to animal abuse report it immediately, don't wait!Often times the incidents are precursor to violence that extends outward in many directions, that if left unchecked can lead to death, not only of pets and animals, but of human beings as well.All tips of potential animal cruelty and abuse are investigated. For animal emergencies, please call 911 or The Hawaiian Humane Society Investigators at 808 356-2250.Animal CrimeStoppers also take anonymous tips and sometimes pay rewards.When reporting via phone, please have the following informa...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
AFTER HOURS GUIDED TOUR OF HONOLULU ZOO: Hele mai Saturday evenings to find out what the Zoo is like once diurnal visitors leave and the gates close for the night!  Enjoy the guidance of educators on a two-hour stroll through the Zoo as you learn about and visit with some of its most intriguing animal residents. Observe some creatures prepare to sleep while its nocturnal inhabitants are arousing from their daytime slumber. Learn about the animals’ biology and behavior, and the role that the Zoo plays in the conservation of our endangered species. No proof of vaccination card required for entry Guests are asked to travel with their troop to adhere to social distancing guidelines Group sizes are limited to 25 guests while outdoors (10 or less indoors) Face coverings are still required whi...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
The organizers have begun the permit process for Hallowbaloo 2021.Part of our economic recovery due to the effects of the Pandemic is allowing for large gatherings of people for events and activities that help support our local businesses, artists and musicians. We can't have these events unless everyone participates in reducing the spread of Covid-19.If all goes well and a safe and enjoyable festival can be had with requisite permits issued, Hallowbaloo will be held in Honolulu’s Chinatown on Saturday, October 30, 2021. A special note from the festival founder:"Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, your family and loved ones. Widespread vaccination across Hawaii is also critical to protecting the health and well-being of our frontline healthcare workers. In addition, 70% of Ha...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
2 Out of Every 3 Single-Family Homes Sell for Over the Asking Price in September  Year-over-year market activity continues to mark gains, but month-to-month closed sales dip HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, closed sales of single-family homes and condos in September continued to outpace sales activity from the same time last year, recording 8.4% and 34.9% increases, respectively. However, sales dropped slightly compared to August, with single-family homes down 0.2% and condos dipping 8.9%. The median price for a single-family home remained at $1,050,000, while the median condo price rose 7.4% year-over-year to $478,000. Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the f...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
The September 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of September 27, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. 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. The 30-day trend for the average list price for all categories dropped and most substantially for luxury single family homes which fell 12.6 percent from August.  The average sold price for all categories also dropped with around a 23 percent drop in average sold prices for both luxury sing...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 The Mandarin Oriental Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI $2,300,000 to $28,000,000 Market priced units will be approximately $2.3M for 2 bedrooms up to $28 Million for Penthouse units.   The Mandarin Oriental is a 36 story mixed use tower located on the corner of Kapiolani Blvd and Atkison Drive, across the street from the Hawai'i convention center. The complex houses the Ultra Luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel featuring 232 rooms and suits, 107 of which are private residential condominiums designed by Salem Partners and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.  The Mandarin Oriental Residences are not available to the hotel as rooms for let but are private residences only. Owner occupant units are now available and HI Pro Realty would be pleased to represent you as your exclusive buyers agent.  The Mand...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
There's something new this year to scare the pants off of you!A new Halloween experience of 'haunted house' meets 'escape room', where over 24,000 sq feet of warehouse space has been transformed into an immersive and frightfully interactive Halloween venue.Bring your fellow fiends and family fatals together for a tour of trolleys like none other. Do you think you can escape in time? Enter if you dare. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank.. Recommended for ages 12+, but ultimately at parents discretion. General Admission Ticket- $25.00 Walk-ups are welcomed however, due to restricted capacity following COVID-19* guidelines, there may be a wait time, pre-orders are preferred.    https://hauntedtrolleyhi.com Graveyard Shifts Friday, October 08, 2021 7:00 pm - 11:0...
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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, September 29, 2021  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Acclaim Capital Mortgage383-5931NMLS#304090 15-YR Fixed 2.084 0.000 2.161 30-YR Fixed 2.920 0.000 2.963 5-YR ARM       Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 2.125 1.750 2.516 30-YR Fixed 2.875 1.250 3.054 5-YR ARM 2.500 0.500 2.615 American Savings Bank, F.S.B593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 2.000 1.500 2.294 30-YR Fixed 2.750 1.750 2.936 5-YR ARM       Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636NMLS# 15-YR Fixed 1.875 2.125 2.175 30-YR Fixed 2.750 1.625 2.877 5-YR ARM 1.875 1.375 2.560 Central Pacific Bank54...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 PetWalk Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am   The Hawaiian Humane Society is excited to announce that PetWalk is back! PetWalk is the signature annual fundraiser for the Hawaiian Humane Society raising critical funds for the organization and the animals they serve. This year, the event will be hosted virtually with fun and unique opportunities to support  local animals in need! To register and keep up-to-date with all PetWalk information and the virtual event details click here.   Enter your pet in the Pet Costume Contest  Register your pet to be a contestant in the PetWalk Pet Costume Contest. This year, PetWalk will invite the top 10 costume contestants to strut their stuff during our PetWalk live stream on Saturday, October 30, 2021, streaming live on the Hawaiian Humane S...
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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, August 2021   Single Family Homes August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 9 / 5  80% 88 / 76  16% Closed Sales 7 / 6  17% 90 / 48  88% Median Sales Price $1.182M / $825K 43% $1.15M / $865.5K 33% Percent of Original List Price Received 111.8% / 96.0%  16% 99.5% / 95.9%  4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 10 / 34  -71% 19 / 26  -27% Inventory of Homes for Sale 23 / 33  -30% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 50 / 40  25% 487 / 365  33% Closed Sales 45 / 29  55% 411 / 229  79% Median Sales Price $650K / $550K  18% $580K / $570K  2% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.7% / 97.5%  1% 98.8% / 96.6%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 27 / 22  23% ...
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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, August 2021   Single Family Homes August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 31 / 33  -6% 214 / 207  5% Closed Sales 18 / 19  -5% 186 / 109  71% Median Sales Price $1.5265M / $995K 53% $1.175M / $965K 22% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 96.5% 4% 100.0% / 96.5%  4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 11 / 31  -65% 13 / 27 -52% Inventory of Homes for Sale 65 / 117 -44% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 14 / 10  40% 108 / 85  27% Closed Sales 13 / 3  333% 91 / 33  176% Median Sales Price $655K / $485K 35% $585K / $540K  8% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.6% / 97.2%  0% 98.1% / 97.7%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 16 / 6  1...
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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, August 2021   Single Family Homes August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 17 / 9  89% 147 / 114  29% Closed Sales 15 / 11  36% 114 / 65  75% Median Sales Price $1.5M / $1.41M 6% $1.4105M / $1.225M 15% Percent of Original List Price Received 101.7% / 97.0% 5% 100.0% / 97.0%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 8 / 62  -87% 12 / 30  -60% Inventory of Homes for Sale 53 / 54  -2% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 78 / 75  4% 595 / 513  16% Closed Sales 59 / 47  26% 463 / 300  54% Median Sales Price $445K / $350K  27% $394K / $375K  5% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 97.6%  2% 98.3% / 96.7%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 15 / 44  -66%...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Lionel Barts OLIVER at The Diamond Head Theatre October 15 - 31, 2021 Please Sir I want some more Musical Theatre! Diamond Head Theatre is ready to dish out a full plate this season with tasty line up of performances to satiate your musical taste buds, starting with a healthy helping of Lionel Bart's, Oliver.The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, an orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the conniving Fagin.When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, but Fagin fearing the exposure of his hideout, employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him...
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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, August 2021   Single Family Homes August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021/ 2020 Change% New Listings 3 / 1  200% 17 / 11  55% Closed Sales 1 / 0  0% 8 / 5  60% Median Sales Price $1.16M / $0  0% $1.0575M / $904K 17% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.9% / 0.0% 0% 100.8% / 95.1%  6% Median Days on Market Until Sale 12 / 0  0% 12 / 13  -8% Inventory of Homes for Sale 6 / 5  20% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 82 / 74  11% 613 / 547 12% Closed Sales 99 / 35  183% 494 / 246  101% Median Sales Price $785K / $560K  40% $670K / $652.5K  3% Percent of Original List Price Received 99.4% / 95.5%  4% 97.5% / 96.0%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 14 / 51  -73% 33 / 46  -28...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 The Park Ward Village 333 Ward Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814 $600,000 - $3,000,000 Market priced units will be approximately $600K for Studios up to $3 Million for 3 bedroom units.   The Park Ward Village is a mixed use Pet Friendly 41-story tower that offers 546 luxury market priced units designed by Chicago-based firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz with fee simple ownership.   The Park Ward Village is the eighth Howard Hughes tower located in the Kaka'ako neighborhood - a 60-acre master planned community in the urban core of Honolulu. The Complex is a short distance to Ala Moana Beach Park and Yacht harbors with Ala Moana Shopping Center a few blocks towards Diamond Head with restaurants, retail shops, and many entertainment venues close by to the development. Owner occupant units are now availabl...
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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, August 2021   Single Family Homes August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 0 / 0  0% 4 / 3  33% Closed Sales 1 / 0  0%  3 / 1  200% Median Sales Price $1.88M / $0.00M  0%   $1.1M / $1.29M -15% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 0.0%  0% 100.0% / 95.6%  5% Median Days on Market Until Sale 13 / 0  0% 13 / 8  63% Inventory of Homes for Sale 0 / 1  -100% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% New Listings 159 / 169  -6% 1208 / 1107  9% Closed Sales 148 / 55 169% 916 / 432  112% Median Sales Price $452.4K / $398K  14% $395K / $390K  1% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.2% / 95.8%  3% 97.3% / 95.2%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 26 / 26  0%  33 / 46  -28% In...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 Get Your Thrill On and Step Right Up and Drop Right Off with Special Olympics 12th Annual Over the Edge fundraiser. Register Today for Special Olympics 12th Annual Over the Edge fundraiser, on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Thrill seekers will rappel more than 400 feet down the side of the Hyatt hotel in Waikiki, enjoying (or maybe not )the spectacular views of Waikiki and Diamond Head, all the while raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii.  To register to participate, visit www.sohawaii.org. Registration fee is $100 per participant. All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations, must be 18 years of age by the day of the event, and weigh less than 300 pounds. Over the Edge has limited capacity so inte...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
More than 200 people testified Wednesday before the City and County of Honolulu's Planning Commission on the second day of public hearings for a bill that would implement more regulations for short-term rentals. Theresa Harden's testimony compelled multiple follow-on questions from the commissioners and resulted in a 1-hour phone conversation with a commissioner the day following her testimony. Theresa Harden (R) is the Principal Broker for Hawaii Dream Realty LLC. Hawaii Dream Realty LLC is an independent and licensed real state brokerage founded in 2007, is located in the heart of Waikiki, and specializes in sales, marketing, exchange and management of investment properties.
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 Island Crafters MarketInternational Marketplace2330 Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki Browse dozens of locally made products such as apparel, candles, laser etched home goods, papale, hand sewn totes, baby items and Hawaii's favorite local snacks too!  Located on the second level of the International market place, right next to Mitsuwa's Marketplace, youll find 3 inline spaces filled with Hawaii's favorites! Just look for the balloon arches!  Visit all three, get your event passport stamped and enter to win prizes! Vendor List:  Sweet On You Official                                           doTerra Nature's Finest                                         Hi Freeze Treats                                                       JJz Treatz                                                           ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Low Cost Vaccinations For Your Pet at The Oahu SPCA - PETCO Clinic!  Holo the Beretania PETCO on Fridays 2PM to 7PM for their LOW COST Vaccine clinic and vaccinate your Pet, don't wait until it's too late. Appointments can also be made through their website. Pets need vaccines too! Vaccines help prevent many illnesses and can help your pet live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccines also help prepare your pet’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms.  Please keep the following in mind before scheduling your vaccine appointment:– Bring all medical records to your appointment– The youngest age to vaccinate is 8 weeks old– Have your pet for at least 24hr...
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