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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Love is in the air. In February, love is in the air with Donizetti’s charming comedy, The Elixir of Love, sung in a witty English translation. This heartwarming comedy hits the stage just in time for Valentine’s Day when a worker falls in love with a beautiful farm owner. HOT’s production is perfectly set in present-day Hawai‘i in a quaint town outside a sugar cane farm. The fantastic ensemble cast includes soprano Natalie Image, tenor Andrew Stenson, and baritone Efrain Solis with director Maria Todaro, all making their HOT debuts. Benjamin Makino returns to conduct following the recent, triumphant run of Madame Butterfly.               The Elixir of LoveFriday, February 17 | 7:30 pmSunday, February 19 | 4:00 pm All performances at the Blaisdell Concert HallSung in English with Englis...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
New Year Sees Home Sales Fall by Half, Median Sales Prices Dip Modestly Single-family home median sales price falls below $1 million HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, the new year begins with closed sales of O‘ahu properties falling significantly year-over-year, with single-family homes dropping 54.0% and condos declining 50.2%. After 17 consecutive months of single-family home prices reaching $1,000,000 or more, January ended with a single-family home median sales price of $970,000, representing a 7.6% decline compared to January 2022. The condo market also saw the median sales price dip 2.9% to $495,000.Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the following statist...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
❤️ Will You Be Mine Adoption Special ❤️Now until - Sunday, February 19, 202311:00 am - 6:00 pm Unconditional love is in the air and the Hawaiian Humane Society is celebrating with a Will You Be Mine Adoption Special from now through February 19, offering adoption fees of $14 for all animals.Fall in love with one of their sweethearts today! Check out all of the adoptable animals here or visit our Mōʻiliʻili campus.  FOSTER an animal in need... LOCATION:Hawaiian Humane Society2700 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI  For expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property ManagementIn Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY! 
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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, February 1, 2022  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union808-531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 4.500 1.875 4.953 30-YR Fixed 5.250 1.875 5.523 5-YR ARM 4.375 0.500 4.510 American Savings Bank808-593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 4.500 2.250 4.958 30-YR Fixed 5.375 2.250 5.656 5-YR ARM 4.375 1.750 5.812 Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636 15-YR Fixed 4.500 2.000 4.804 30-YR Fixed 5.250 2.250 5.454 5-YR ARM 4.125 2.500 5.529 Central Pacific Bank808-544-0500NMLS#416603 15-YR Fixed 4.500 2.250 4.967 30-YR Fixed 5.250 2.125 5.522 5-YR ARM 5.375 0.000 6.624 Fina...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Moemoeā at the HoMAUntil - 27th July 2023LOCATED IN GALLERY 14 Holo holo the HoMA and experience Noah Harders’ first-ever museum exhibition. Through fantasy and found materials, the Maui-based artist invites viewers to peer into another world. Moemoeā - which, roughly translated, means “to dream” or “fantasy”—reveals Harders’ technical skill in fabricating surrealist, haute-couture creations out of flowers, leaves, lobster shells, fish bones, and other found organic materials. See his artistry expressed through self-portraits shot in his home studio along with several of his signature mask sculptures.Harders was born and raised in Waikapū, where he lives on land inhabited by his ancestors for hundreds of years. Having attended the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Harders returned...
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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, December 2022   Single Family Homes December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 4 / 14  -71% 78 / 135  -42% Median Sales Price $1.026944M / $1.262M  -19%  $1.3M / $1.1515M  13% Percent of Original List Price Received 94.8% / 100.0%  -5%   100.0% / 100.0%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 37 / 13  185% 10 / 16 -38% New Listings 2 / 3  -33% 91 / 132  -31%   Pending Sales 6 / 3  100% 70 / 128  -45% Active Inventory 17 / 13  31% ---    Condos December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 27 / 55 -51% 497 / 610  -19% Median Sales Price $630,000 / $510,500  23%   $542,000 / $590,000  -8% Percent of Original List Price Received 96.8% / 100.0%  -3% 100.0% / 98.9%  1% Median Days ...
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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, December 2022   Single Family Homes December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 9 / 31  -71%  210 / 290  -28% Median Sales Price $1.345M / $1.218M  10%   $1.35M / $1.2M  13% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 103.4%  -3%   100.0% / 100.0%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 12 / 11  9%  12 / 12  0%    New Listings 14 / 16  -13% 245 / 306  -20% Pending Sales 6 / 18  -67% 191 / 295  -35% Active Inventory 47 / 28  68% ---    Condos December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 6 / 9  -33%  98 / 130  -25%  Median Sales Price $1.225M / $553,000  122%    $650,000 / $585,000  11% Percent of Original List Price Received 96.9% / 96.5%  0% 100.0% / 98.9%  1%    Media...
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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, December 2022   Single Family Homes December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 9 / 15  -40% 122 / 180 -32% Median Sales Price $1.8M / $1.398M  29% $1.6M / $1.4155M  13%   Percent of Original List Price Received 95.0% / 96.9%  -2% 100.0% / 100.0%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 11 / 18  -39% 13 / 14  -7%  New Listings 5 / 7  -29% 158 / 206  -23% Pending Sales 7 / 10  -30% 128 / 188  -32% Active Inventory 20 / 21  -5% ---    Condos December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 44 / 75  -41%  715 / 751  -5%  Median Sales Price $382,500 / $405,000  -6%   $410,000 / $398,000  3% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.2% / 99.2%  -1% 100.0% / 98.7%  1% Median Days on Marke...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Happy Lunar New Year - Kung Hee Fat Choi  新年快乐  -  新年好 Wishing You a Hope Filled and Prosperous New Year of the Rabbit!  May you hop, hop, hop towards a year of ingenious success with a smile! For Expert Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolulu, Hawaii COTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!  
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Bark in the ParkSat at 1:00PM - 5:00PMKaloko‘eli Courtyard 444 Keawe St. Honolulu Bark in the Park returns to kick off 2023! Bring your furry friends for their signature pet workout classes, pop-up market, a photo op wall, Yappy Hour, plus fun keiki activities.New to this event, My Treehouse Club will host an art station where pups and keiki can use paint and paper to create hand and paw print art to take home! Orangetheory Fitness brings back its pet workout classes for you to work up a sweat with your dog — be sure to reserve your spot online since space is limited to 25 per class!To round off the event, various Our Kaka‘ako restaurants and bars will have Yappy Hour specials.To sign up for a pet workout class and find out more about the event, visit https://www.ourkakaako.com/barkinth...
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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, December 2022   Single Family Homes December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 2 / 2  0% 9 / 11  -18%   Median Sales Price $1.3145M / 1.065M 0%  23% $1.35M / $1.015M  33% Percent of Original List Price Received 85.0% / 110.9%  -23% 96.5% / 100.9%  -4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 162 / 11  1373% 36 / 12  200% New Listings 1 / 0  0% 13 / 22  -41% Pending Sales 1 / 0  0% 10 / 15  -33% Active Inventory 0 / 2  -100% ---    Condos December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 39 / 72  -46%  746 / 747  0% Median Sales Price $620,000 / $837,500  -26%   $752,500 / $662,500  13% Percent of Original List Price Received 95.5% / 98.4%  -3% 97.9% / 97.7%  0% Median Days on Market Un...
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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, December 2022   Single Family Homes December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 0  0% 2 / 3  -33%   Median Sales Price $0 / $0  0% $1.7375M / $1.1M  58% Percent of Original List Price Received 0 / 0  0% 96.1% / 100.0%  -4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 0  0% 88 / 13  577% New Listings 0 / 0  0% 1 / 4  -75% Pending Sales 0 / 0  0% 2 / 6  -67% Active Inventory 0 / 0  0% ---    Condos December Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 77 / 114  -32%  1,284 / 1,374  -7% Median Sales Price $440,000 / $446,500  -1%   $425,000 / $405,000  5% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.1% / 98.6%  -2% 98.7% / 97.8%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 19 / 28  -32% 19 / 26  -27% New Listing...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 Native Plant Garden Tour Thursday, January 19, 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm   Join volunteer Alice Roberts for a personal guided tour of the Waikiki Aquarium's native Hawaiian plant gardens, where she will be highlighting 16 of the plants. A complete plant guide book is available in the Waikīkī Aquarium's Volunteer Office, or you can print out your own Hawaiian Plant Guide map for the tour by going to the following link: http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/experience/plants-seaweeds/hawaiian-plant-guid   LOCATION: Waikiki Aquarium 2777 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI              
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Hawaiian Honeycreepers StorytimeSaturday, January 14, 2023, 10:00amJapan's master woodcarver Haruo Uchiyama collaborated with Bishop Museum to create exquisite life-like carvings of I'iwi or Hawaiian Honeycreepers to raise awareness of Hawai‘i's native forest birds. Mr. Uchiyama joins museum guests in person to celebrate the completion of the first stage of the project.Hele mai the Atrium of Hawaiian Hall, where Mr. Uchiyama will present a special kamishibai presentation to tell the story of Hawaiian Honeycreeper evolution. Kamishibai, meaning "theater on paper," is a form of street-style storytelling that originated in Japan. Performed by a narrator who uses illustrated paper cards to tell a story, Mr. Uchiyama's kamishibai brings to life the stories of Hawaiian Honeycreepers.Haruo Uch...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
City and County of Honolulu Down Payment Loan Program Buying Real Estate in Hawai'i has many challenges and the cost and affordability of such is probably the biggest obstacle facing many would-be Honolulu homebuyers. With the median sales price's in December for single family residences at $1,049,500 and condos at $502,500, not having the typical 20% in cash for a downpayment on a home loan will push many out of the market. With helping the local buyer in mind, the City and County has created a program to help assist homebuyers with their down payments. The City and County of Honolulu's Down Payment Loan Program is part of the City's efforts to promote homeownership and create a strong community. Utilizing HOME Investment Partnership Act funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
WAIKIKI HONOLULU: WAIKIKI BANYANWaikiki Banyan is a fee simple condo-tel development in the quieter East-end of Waikiki, just two blocks from the beach. The resort features a number of amenities, including a large recreation deck with keiki play area, swimming pool, spa tubs, BBQs, a convenience store, and tennis court. The pet friendly complex is popular with both visiting families and vacationing locals. Close to beaches, the Honolulu Aquarium and Zoo, the Ala Wai Golf Course and many shops and restaurants, the property is a bustling family and pet friendly resort.  Condominium sizes rage from 500 to 600 sq ft. and each unit has a lanai(60-70 sq ft). Units offer full kitchens, comparably larger floor plans than what is typical for the area, window A/C, and a parking stall(unassigned)....
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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, January 4, 2023  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Acclaim Capital Mortgage808-383-5931NMLS#304090 15-YR Fixed 5.635 0.000 5.720 30-YR Fixed 6.446 0.000 6.497 5-YR ARM       Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union808-531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 4.875 1.875 5.335 30-YR Fixed 5.625 1.750 5.894 5-YR ARM 4.625 0.625 4.774 American Savings Bank808-593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 5.000 2.000 5.431 30-YR Fixed 5.875 2.250 6.168 5-YR ARM 4.875 1.750 6.339 Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636 15-YR Fixed 5.000 1.875 5.289 30-YR Fixed 5.750 2.000 5.937 5-YR ARM 4.750 2.250 6.119 Central Pacif...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 In honor of Queen Emma's 187th birthday, Hanaiakamalama invites the public to celebrate Mu’umu’u Month, with the 2nd Annual Mu’u at the Museum! This year's fundraiser will pay homage to Queen Emma’s love for horseback riding and her renowned equestrian skills as a wahine holo lio, with the theme "Pau & Paniolo".The evening event will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 5 PM to 9 PM at Hanaiakamalama – the Queen Emma Summer Palace. Proceeds from this event will support the historic preservation, maintenance and operations of the Palace and grounds. TICKETS:$150 for General Admission and $85 for Youth (25 years old & younger). Doors Open at 5:00 PM, entrance and check-in will be in the front of the Palace.Parking, we encourage carpooling and rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
HUMANE SOCIETY PET TOY DRIVENow until – Sunday, January 15, 2023 The Hawaiian Humane Society is hosting a toy drive for cats and dogs in their care. Swing by the Mōʻiliʻili campus and drop off new dog and cat toys into the decorated gift boxes at Adoptions Lanai during operating hours (Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm) https://hawaiianhumane.org/ For expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property ManagementIn Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!    
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
 Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!Happy New Year 2023  Make the resolution to have HI Pro Realty as your Property Manager in Honolulu in 2023 Why choose HI Pro Realty as your property manager?No-hassle managementElectronic owner statements that can be accessed at any time in your personal Owner PortalEmergency maintenance servicesPeriodic property evaluation and planningMarket your properties to various websites and listing services in a uniquely tailored rental listing formatThorough background checks of all prospective tenantsProvide professional lease agreements and execute leasesPerform move-in and move-out inspectionsCollect deposits, rent and late feesArrange and manage maintenance, repairs and projectsHandle evictions and take legal action, if necessaryWe specialize in PET FREINDLY managemen...
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