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 [...]

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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 [...]

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.

Ewa Is HOT! エバがアチアチ!

Would you be surprised if I told you that Ewa Beach had the most residential home sales in the last month (June, 2012) compared with the rest of Oahu?  Some people still seem to be [...]

Honolulu Property Tax Time! オアフ島(ホノルル郡)固定資産税の支払いのお知らせ

If you have a house mortgage, you probably pay your property tax through your mortgage company.
If you don’t have mortgage, your property tax bill will be mailed out to you tomorrow.
The pay [...]

Some Good Advice 金持ちからのアドバイス

I had a chat with a very successful business person who is now retired and enjoying his life (and is enjoying spending his money). He said that everyone understands the concept of “buying low [...]

House prices are on the rise 不動産価格上昇

The newest stats from the Honolulu Board of Realtors has confirmed that housing prices on Oahu are on the rise. If you recall the upside-down bell curve graph from high school math class, our [...]

Relief is on the way? 助けの手が来そう?

Great news for Bank of America home loan holders. As part of a deal the U.S Government made with the major lenders, BofA will make an effort to reduce the financial hardship of their [...]

円ハワイ不動産為替 The Yen (¥) to Hawaii real estate conversion

1ドル76円という円高は過去を振り返っても全然覚えがない。それもそのはず戦後初めての記録的円高だそうだ。16年前に初めて渡米したときは確か125円程でした。125円の数字は長い間続き 一般的に通常値と見なされていました。125円を切り始めた頃は、アメリカでの買い物はお得感があったと思います。そのコンセプトを大きな買い物に当てはめると 円高メリットも大きい。

金利が低い今の日本の銀行にお金を眠らしておくより、ハワイで不動産購入。通常値の時代ではまだまだ手が届かなかった物件も円高メリットで実現できる範囲になるのではないでしょうか? ハワイに来る楽しみが増えるだけではなしに、為替だけの目で見れば ドルの巻き返が始まると投資価値は使った日本円以上に上昇します。ハワイに来る時に特に家がなくても、と言う人は賃貸物件の購入はいかがでしょうか? 月々の見込める賃貸収入は銀行からもらう低い利子に比べて高い可能性があります。

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The Japanese yen (¥) to U.S. dollar ($) conversion has been the lowest ever as far as I remember.  At ¥76 to a dollar range, the yen is at it’s highest level since WWII. [...]