Monthly Archives: January 2013

Surf’s up!

Oahu’s north shore draws surf pros from around the world each year during the winter surf season. And as the swell gets larger, so do the crowds, who make the trek to the north [...]

First Global Forever Stamps

I normally purchase stamps my at the post office, but I’m ashamed to admit that I never really paid attention to the price of postage for international mail. My international volume is low, compared [...]

January 24, 2013|Real Estate|0 Comments|

Postage rates increase… again

I don’t remember the last time postage rates increased, and I don’t even know the current postage rates. Since the “forever” stamp was introduced in 2007, that’s what I used exclusively. It seems like [...]

January 23, 2013|Real Estate|0 Comments|

VIP-only sale VIP対象販売

It doesn’t surprise me that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg invested some spare change to hold several units in Oahu’s next ultra-luxury condo. Dubbed “the next Hokua,” ONE Ala Moana offered 103 units to owner-occupant [...]

In the middle

Can you guess what’s special about $86,300? $86,300 is the new Honolulu median income for a family of four, an increase of four percent over last year according to this article in Pacific Business [...]

2012 in Review

What was the state of Oahu real estate in 2012?  Here is a quick review.

The chart below shows how Oahu’s real estate market performed in 2012 compared to the previous year.

Unbelievably, the number of [...]

New Year’s Resolution

My new year’s resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle and to spend more time “outside.” Now that my son is a little older, I’m able to have some time for me. I kicked off 2013 […]