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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 Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Fair housing laws - protected classes in HawaiiWe all know that due to the Fair Housing Act there are federally protected classes of people who cannot be discriminated against regarding housing or real estate issues .  There are stiff penalties for violating the Fair Housing Act.In Hawaii we also have some additional classes who are protected from discrimination in any real estate transaction or advertising.  Here's the brief list: HIV marital status ancestry age I like to think that Hawaii is a diverse state where everyone is treated equally. How are things in your area?  What are some of the protected classes that are unique to your state?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...
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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 Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Among the 137 islands in the Aloha State, Maui is one of the most popular destinations that many people know. Because of its warm weather all year round, world-famous white-sand beaches, and beautiful sceneries, tourists from all parts of the globe flock to Maui. But aside from these travelers, there is another group of people who finds Maui an attractive site.Those who are looking for real estate investment opportunities also have their eyes set on the second largest Hawaiian island. But is Maui real estate a good investment decision? Buying property whether for long-term investment or to generate income is a big decision for many people. Before you take the plunge, it’s vital to know what you’re getting into and if it’s the right choice for you.Full Article Here: Is Hawaii Real Estate...
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Instead of enduring the loud traffic noise, pollutants, and fast-paced lifestyle in the city, why not move to West Maui and enjoy your days relaxing and basking under the Hawaii sun? Life in West Maui is all about the tropical paradise experience. It has always been the dream destination for many people because of its perfect weather all year round, the Aloha spirit, and the people’s laid-back culture.Although West Maui is more developed than the South, you will still be greeted by green, picturesque tropical scenery and lush mountains wherever you look. The best part, there’s a selection of high-end resorts and condominiums with less traffic than on the south side. Now, if you’re ready to embrace the Hawaii life, we’ve got a charming oceanfront condo unit up for grabs.Full Article Here...
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
The real estate climate in West Maui is consistently improving as the new normal sets in across the United States and the vaccination rates rise.  The first two quarters of 2021 showed an uptick in activities in the market. Compared to 2019 and 2020 stats, the home sales for the first six months were 33.4% during the same period. The report published by the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) also showed more than 80% increase in condo sales than the same period of 2020.Full Article Here: Latest West Maui Real Estate Stats July 2021
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
8 Things to Know Before Buying a Vacation Rental Condo in Kailua-Kona, HIKailua-Kona has become a very popular place for second home/ vacation rental condo purchases. The weather is perfect year round so there really isn't an off season. The right condo will have very high occupancy rates all year. Buyers should know a few things before starting their search. 1. On the Big island, condominiums rented for less than a 30 day period need to have an STVR (short term vacation rental) permit. The application can be found at the Hawaii County Planning Department web site .2. The condo has to have the proper zoning and CC&R's that do not restrict rentals for a period of less than 30 days.3. Location matters. The condo will have higher occupancy rates if it's in a location that offers ocean view...
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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 Jeannie Kong-Evarts, Maui Real Estate Expert~Island Wide Service
(Maui Real Estate Advisors, LLC)
Maui's Ancient Kalepolepo Fish Pond and Menehune ShoresArchaeological reports date Kalepolepo Fish pond located in North Kihei, Maui to be after AD 1488-1643. They were able to discern this by the pollen found in the coring samples. There are reports that the walls that make the fishpond was built by the Menehunes. Legend says the Menehunes were superbly skilled craftsmen. They were supposedly short in stature and had great strength. Each one of them would be uniquely skilled and would come out at dusk to build something in one night; if they did not finish it in one night, they would abandon it.  Kalepolepo fishpond is about 3 ocean acres. It has been written that fish was gathered here for the Hawaiian monarchy. Reports have noted that repairs have been made through the hundreds of ye...
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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 Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
14 acres Manawai Pl. in Haiku Maui. Listed at $2,200,000, sold for $1,999,000. Beauitful property located on Maui's Northshore. Offering amazing ocean views, perfect location to build your dream home, and raise a couple horses. A little extra work went into getting the horses, and all the gear that goes along with horses off the property, and cleaning up the property. But it closed this last Friday, I represented the sellers, but worked closely with the buyers, such nice folks.If you have questions about buying Maui real estate on the Northshore, give me a call. I been selling real estate on the Northshore for 27 years. Serving all Maui.Aloha Steve,Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABRWailea Realty Corp+WindermereServing all Maui for 27 YearsCell: 808-280-2208Email: nickensmaui@gmail.comWebsi...
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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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