Monthly Archives: April 2009

Google Street View Camera Car

I spotted a Google Street View Camera Car (with California plates) in downtown today.  Hawaii is the only state without any street view coverage on Google Maps and Google Earth, but it looks like [...]

More problems for the troubled Moana Vista project

Back in 2006, people were lining up to purchase units at the Moana Vista condominium project. As the economy took a turn for the worse, people started backing out for fear that interest rates [...]

The last honest realtor in America?

Interesting story on Nightline the other night about a realtor who is brutally honest when warning potential buyers about houses on the market, including his own listings.

“I don’t know if this is a flophouse, [...]

Hawaii foreclosures soar 503 percent in March

Hawaii’s foreclosure activity increased a staggering 503 percent in March from the same period last year according to this Star Bulletin article. However, almost half the active foreclosure filings in the state were at [...]

Is happiness a state of mind?

According to’s happiness index, Nebraska is the “happiest” state in the nation. The top ranking is a result of the following rankings… Nebraska ranked #2 overall in lowest number of foreclosures, #2 overall [...]

Oahu home sales continue to sink

Sales dropped in March, but the median price of single family homes rose to $600,000, up 8.1 percent from February.  According to the president of the Hawaii Board of Realtors, Oahu’s market is weak [...]