Yen Buys More Than Before

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The value of the Japanese yen has been up in this past week.  That means the yen can buy more than before in the U.S.  It’s a great [...]

Affordable Housing Application Deadline Soon

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The application deadline for the newest and the most affordable housing for its kind in Hawaii, is August 31, 2016.  The paperwork may seem uncomplicated, but it will involve [...]

Record prices…again!

The latest Honolulu Board of Realtor’s monthly statistic study just revealed that this past October’s medium price for Single Family Home was $670,000.

October 2013 $650,000     October 2012 $620,000    October 2011 $575,000

High [...]

A Touching Story

It’s extremely rare to work with someone in this business who isn’t motivated by money, and shows kindness and generosity to a complete stranger.

I was fortunate to work with such a person.

First, a little [...]

It’s not just the interest rates

Interest rates are not the only reason people are rushing to buy real estate now.  All cash buyers are increasing in numbers. July marked second highest since March, 2012 (53% of all transactions were [...]

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    Ritz and Glitz in Waikiki リッツカールトン ワイキキ

Ritz and Glitz in Waikiki リッツカールトン ワイキキ

Luxury travelers and homeowners will have more choices of where to stay in Waikiki in 2016. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is set to make a splash with their first property on Oahu with what [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Over-analyzing leads to over-complication… and missed opportunities 過剰分析は問題のもと

This article in the July 14th issue of The Wall Street Journal reminded me of what makes smart people successful. My business allows me to see what happens when people are indecisive when it comes to money. This isn’t a case of the rich getting richer, it’s about how people making the most of what they have.

A Cute Cottage Walking Distance to Downtown for $350,000! ダウンタウン近くのコテージ35万ドル!

1649 Leilehua Ln A Honolulu, HI for Sale at $350,000

Can you believe an offer like this exists in Honolulu in 2012 where the medium price for single family home in Oahu is $620,000 (according [...]