Posts Tagged: hawaii

Sylvia Burton, Lesbian Kihei, Maui Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Aloha! I have been helping both buyers and sellers with their Maui real estate transactions for over 18 years. I have helped clients sell their homes to move up… Read more »

Maui Real Estate Draws LGBT Visitors, Permanent Residents

Former San Francisco resident Dan Hutchins was the focus of attention for a standing-room-only crowd of more than a hundred who packed Maui’s Seascape Maalaea Restaurant earlier this month. The Maui AIDS Foundation organized the event for World AIDS Day, and Hutchins was the featured speaker. For the first time publicly, he told the compelling… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Randolph Antonio, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Randy offers five-Star Maui real estate service with aloha! When experience counts and results matter. See Randolph’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Donald Munro, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Don has held a Real Estate License in Hawaii since 1987 and has owned his own brokerage since 1997. Oahu is Hawaii’s most cosmopolitan island. It is also one… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Mark Howard, Honolulu, Hawaii

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Our goal is to understand every client’s needs, respond to them promptly, professionally, and with integrity. Perhaps because people of many races and beliefs live in relative harmony, Hawaii… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Hawaii

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home and condo sales and trends in Hawaii: Hawaii News Now chronicles the big jump in commercial real estate deals and prices in the state in 2012: Economic recovery is under way in earnest in the Hawaii commercial real estate… Read more »

Maui Condo Sales Hit 33 Month High in December

While home sales on Maui declined slightly in December 2012, condominium sales increased to a 33-month high of 138 units sold, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Realtors Association of Maui. Homes sales on Maui in December 2012 declined to 82 from 84 homes sold in November 2012. Condominium sales were up to 138… Read more »

Hawaii’s Big Island Condo Prices Soaring

Big Island condominium prices ended on a high note last year while the median price of single-family homes saw only modest gains. In December, the median island-wide price of a condo on the Big Island jumped 53% to $328,500, compared to $212,500 in December 2011 according to data released by Hawaii Information Service and reported… Read more »

Hawaii’s Average Home Price Tops in Nation

A real estate company says the average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is more expensive in Hawaii than any other state in the nation. Coldwell Banker said Wednesday says the average listing for a house that size is more than $742,000 in Hawaii. That’s well above Massachusetts, which ranked second with an average listing price just over… Read more »

Maui Home Sales At Five Year High, Prices Up

October 2012 residential home sales rose to a 5-year high of 98 homes sold, a 33% increase over one year ago, according to new statistics released by the Realtors Association of Maui. The median home price rose to $487,000 from $437,500 one month ago, and $482,500 one year ago. The condominium median price increased to… Read more »

Kauai Home Sales Up, Prices Down in October

Home sales on Kauai increased in October, but prices fell for both single-family homes and condominiums, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. There were 38 single-family houses sold on Kauai last month, which was 11 more, or 41 percent, than the 27 homes that sold during the same month last year. Year-to-date sales are… Read more »

Oahu Condo Sales Hit Five Year High in October

Sales of condominiums on Oahu last month soared more than 30 percent compared to a year ago, reaching their highest point since August 2007. And sales of single-family homes jumped by more than 25 percent, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Median prices also rose — to $625,000 for single-family homes, an increase of… Read more »

Big Island Condo Sales, Prices Up in June

Condominium sales and prices on the Big Island soared last month, but the number of single-family homes sold in June dropped 20 percent from the same month last year, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. There were 65 condo units sold on the Big Island in June, which was 27 percent more than the… Read more »

Kauai Home Sales, Condo Prices Up in June

Home sales on Kauai rose by double-digits last month, but median prices in June were mixed for single-family homes and condominiums on the Garden Isle, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. There were 31 single-family homes sold on Kauai in June, which was 11 percent more than the 28 homes sold during the same… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jim Wagner, Wailea, Maui

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Maui, Hawauu Jim Wagner has been a South Maui Resort specialist for 24 years, specializing in luxury condominiums and properties. He’s… Read more »

Hawaii: Kauai Home Sales and Prices Up in November

The number of single-family homes sold on Kauai rose in November, as did prices, but condominium sales were flat and prices dropped, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. Forty-three single-family homes were sold last month, compared to 40 homes in November 2010. The median price of a single-family home was $475,000, 5 percent higher… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Richard Geddes, Big Island, Hawaii

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Big Island Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Richard has been a Pahoa area resident (in the Puna District) for over six years, and has been a Pahoa… Read more »

Moving to Maui

In early September my wife C. and I completed a barely 30-minute flight from Honolulu to Kahului Airport to begin a new phase in our lives. The second-largest Hawaiian island is a new adventure for us, very different from our recent lives and sense of place and people. This blog shall describe our adjustment, frustrations,… Read more »

HI: Oahu Home Sales Up, Prices Down in September

Oahu followed the trend of the Neighbor Islands for home sales in September, with the number of sales rising on lower median prices, according to statistics from the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Sales of single-family homes rose 4 percent to 284 sales last month, compared to 273 homes sold in September 2010. However, the median… Read more »

HI: Home Prices Fell in September on Kauai, Big Island

Sales of single-family homes rose on Hawaii island and Kauai in September compared with a year earlier, while prices continued to fall, the Hawaii Information Service reported today. Sales of condominium prices were unchanged on both islands, while prices fell, according to the report. The Kauai single-family market experienced the biggest gain, with the number… Read more »

HI: Slow Big Island Construction Delays Recovery

A “downbeat” construction industry on the Big Island will diminish gains in the tourism sector, leading Hawaii County on a slow recovery from the recent recession, according to economist Leroy Laney. Visitor arrivals for the island, which recently rebranded itself as Hawaii Island, have been increasing by double digits, with visitor spending keeping pace alongside,… Read more »

HI: New Law Dropped Foreclosures to Lowest Level Since 2009

Effects of Hawaii’s new foreclosure law severely curtailed activity against delinquent borrowers in June. The number of foreclosure filings against borrowers plummeted by two-thirds last month. There were 344 foreclosure filings in June, down 66 percent from 1,000 in the same month last year, real estate research firm RealtyTrac reported today. The June figure was… Read more »

Who’s Buying Hawaii Real Estate?

Driving down Kahala Avenue it sometimes seems as if every other house along the beach is owned by someone, or some company, from Japan. But statistics show that only 5 percent of all the residential real estate sales on Oahu last year were to buyers from outside the 50 United States. That translates to 353… Read more »

Hawaii Governor Signs Law Giving Homeowners More Rights During Forclosure

For anyone facing the distressing reality of a mortgage foreclosure in the State of Hawai’i, a sliver of hope emerged at the State Capitol earlier this month, when Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a new law that could make it increasingly harder for lenders to confiscate residents’ homes. On Thursday, May 5, Gov. Abercrombie signed into… Read more »

Big Island’s Waimea is a Buyer’s Market

This month, I’m going to start something new in my monthly analysis of Waimea real estate sales. In addition to my ongoing monthly recap of real estate sales in Waimea, I’m going to take a look at where the current inventory of available homes for sale is in relationship to the number of sales last… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Colleen Murphy, Honolulu

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Location Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Over 90% of Colleen’s business comes from referrals from past clients! She is happy to work with buyers and sellers of… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Martie Law, Kauai, Hawaii

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Kauai Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Martie was born and raised on Kauai, and her grandfather founded Sleeping Giant Realty back in 1974. He never imagined that… Read more »