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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Oʻahu Home Sales Dip, Condominium Sales See Modest Increase Single-family home and condo prices drop slightly from  last month to $1,105,000 and $510,000   HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, year-over-year sales changed modestly from April 2021, with single-family home sales falling 2.7% and condo sales rising 4.2%. Single-family homes and condos marked a double-digit increase in the median sales price, with single-family homes recording a median of $1,105,000 in April, a 19.1% jump from the previous year, and the condo market reached $510,000, a 13.3% bump year-over-year. Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the following statistics:    Single-Family Home Resales ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Now that pandemic restrictions have lifted and travel abroad is possible, the fuz babe you adopted over the lock down may need boarding or day care since working and socializing away from home is building steam. Below is a list of pet boarding and pet sitting services on the island of O'ahu.  If you are in need of Expert Real Estate Sales and or Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolulu, Hawaii Contact HI Pro Realty TODAY!   Pet Boarding and Pet Sitting Services on O'ahu ORGANIZATION  ADDRESS SERVICES Ali'i Animal (Kakaako) (808) 234-3441 https://aliianimal.com 942 Kawaiahao Street       Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Dog boarding Dog day care Pet heathcare Aloha Dog (808) 591-1727 http://alohadoghawaii.com 525B Cummins Street    Honolulu, HI 96814 Dog boarding Day care Grooming Aloha Profe...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Live-cam set up at 320 Hanauana Rd, Haiku Maui HISo this 2 acre lot is for sale and it's hard to see it if you don't live on Maui.  The seller had a brilliant idea to install a live streaming camera from his house next door so potential buyers can appreciate the sunrise and moonrise views over the ocean.  Take a look and let me know what you think...That's the lot for sale just past the banana plants - the grassy open space where you might see a few goats grazing.320 Hanauana is zoned Agricultural and you can raise some farm animals, grow some fruit trees, and live very sustainably, right here on the best island in the world.Can you hear the birds singing?  It's a very quiet location out in the countryside along the road to Hana.  On days with big surf you might even be able to hear the...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
               Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to verifyWednesday, May 4, 2022  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 3.875 1.875 4.316 30-YR Fixed 4.750 1.875 5.013 5-YR ARM       American Savings Bank, F.S.B593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 3.875 2.000 4.280 30-YR Fixed 4.750 2.000 4.994 5-YR ARM       Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636NMLS# 15-YR Fixed 4.000 1.875 4.280 30-YR Fixed 4.875 1.875 5.041 5-YR ARM 3.625 2.125 3.390 Central Pacific Bank544-0500NMLS#416603 15-YR Fixed 4.000 1.750 4.378 30-YR Fixed 4.750 2.000 4.999 5-YR ARM 4.250 0.000 3.034 Finance Factors, Ltd.548-3300NMLS...
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By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed Bill 41 into law on April 26, 2022 and it will take effect on October 23, 2022. The bill takes effect six months from now presumably to provide time to short term rental owners to make adjustments to their rental activities.Earlier this year (January 11, to be exact) the Honolulu City Council passed and the Mayor signed Bill 2, stipulating that home sellers must disclose whether short term rentals are legal or not for their property being sold. If the seller represents their property as being legal for short term rentals, they must also present evidence, in the form of a permit number, zoning information and tax clearance certificates showing their compliance in paying General Excise Tax and Transient Accommodations Taxes paid to the State of Hawaii...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
HAPPY LEI DAY - HAU‘OLI LA LEI LEI DAY IS BACK! May 1st or Lei Day, although not an official holiday, is widely celebrated throughout the Hawaiian archipelago with a variety of activities and entertainments. The past 2 years put a damper on things but this year the celebrations are back! In Honolulu, the annual festival is free to the public and centers in Kapiolani Park with other activities dotted throughout the city. There are performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band, hula, an inauguration ceremony for the Lei Day Queen and Court, lei contest and exhibits, storytelling, Hawaiian games, food and craft vendors. Lei Day Honolulu Events:http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-dpr-menu/site-dpr-sitearticles/1685-lei- 
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia until July 4th, 2022at the Bishop Museum I like to think we as human beings are works of art… in progress. We project our life’s story through many mediums and the human body being the most immediate, is no exception. Body art and modification are ancient forms of expression and the Bishop Museum is offering a glimpse of one particular Polynesian tradition popular here in Hawai’i. Tattooing has long been held as not just a practice in art but also a way to tell stories through art, through the intimate painting of one's body. Samoa's tatau is one of the world's most distinct tattoo traditions. It is an indigenous art form dating back 2,000 years, and has played a pivotal role in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. In Samoa, tufuga ta tatau (mast...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
On the Big Island of Hawaii Ainamalu was the first development to promote Tesla products to all their homeowners.  Just about all the people that purchased added solar panels as well as batteries in the garages.  Within the first six months of installation close to 50% of the homeowners reported problems with the Tesla systems.  Most issues related to the interaction between the panels and the batteries.  Most owners that had pools installed had problems with the operation of the Tesla system.The greater issue was that the follow up support from Tesla was next to non existent.  Almost all homeowners reported being able to get a hold of Tesla support on the mainland, but although appointments would get scheduled no one would show up to them.  Ainamalu is over three years since the homes ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Downtown and Nu'uanu Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 5 / 14  -64% 24 / 31  -23% Median Sales Price $1.4M / $1.115M  26%   $1.24M / $1.13M  10% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 99.3%  1% 101.3% / 97.9%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 3 / 14  -79% 8 / 18  -56% New Listings 7 / 11  -36%   22 / 35  -37%   Pending Sales 4 / 15  -73% 19 / 41  -54% Active Inventory 15 / 14  7% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 42 / 39  8% 120 / 107  12% Median Sales Price $605,000 / $615,000  -2%   $529,000 / $615,000  -14%  Percent of Original List Price Received 100.2% / 98.7%  2% 100.0% / 98.5%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market? West Hawaii and National Numbers.  Lance Owens Lance Owens Your 2022 go to real estate expert for the Big Island of Hawaii -37 years in Hawaii, the last 22 in Kona. Local Expertise you can count on. Published Apr 27, 2022 + Follow Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate and our Partners at KCM bringing you the latest in real estate news and trends. If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. (Read my article on How to Win ) In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the home. The buyer and seller would then negotiate and typically agree on a revised p...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Diamond Head & Kapahulu Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 19 / 24  -21% 50 / 65  -23% Median Sales Price $1.7475M / $1.3665M  31%    $1.55M / $1.13M  37% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 95.2%  5% 100.0% / 98.3%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 16 / 70  -77% 17 / 23   -26%   New Listings 22 / 35  -37% 57 / 73  -22% Pending Sales 18 / 17  6% 54 / 66  -18% Active Inventory 27 / 52  -48% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 13 / 16  9%  36 / 36  0%  Median Sales Price $600,000 / $605,000  -1%    $587,500 / $605,000  -3% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 98.7%  1%  100.0% / 97.6%  2%  Median Days on Market...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
The 11th Annual International Ukulele Contest 2022 OnlineEntry Deadline: Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 5pm (Hawaii Time)Online Live Stream Winner Announcement: Saturday, May 28th, 2022, 6pm-8pm (Hawaii Time)Virtual Online -  Honolulu, HIVirtual Event URL: http://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/contest/ The contest is open to amateur ‘ukulele players over the age of three. No professional musicians (including semi-professional) and/or performers signed to a management company are allowed to enter the contest. Aspiring musicians can enter by uploading an unedited video to YouTube with an entry form from the ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii website at www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/contest starting on March 5th at 5pm HST.Entries are currently being accepted through Saturday, May 7th by 5pm HST. Entries ...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
The March 2022 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of March 31, 2022. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The prices presented in the table are average prices meaning that the presented price includes homes priced well below the average list price.  The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email. Housing Inventory Snapshot  March 31, 2022    Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings Honolulu County, H...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Makiki & Moili'ili Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 12 / 12  0% 27 / 36  -25% Median Sales Price $1.575M / $1.602M  -2%   $1.6M / $1.49M  7%   Percent of Original List Price Received 97.0% / 89.9%  8% 100.0% / 95.6%  5% Median Days on Market Until Sale 35 / 48 -27% 26 / 24  8% New Listings 17 / 23  -26% 37 / 53  -30% Pending Sales 20 / 20  0% 34 / 47  -28% Active Inventory 19 / 32  -41% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 82 / 70  17%  192 / 149  29%  Median Sales Price $426,500 / $364,000  17%   $415,000 / $372,500  11% Percent of Original List Price Received 100.0% / 98.2%  2% 100.0% / 97.4%  3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 14 /...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 0 / 1   -100%  1 / 2   -50% Median Sales Price $0.0 / $762,000 0%   $1.205M / $936,000  29% Percent of Original List Price Received 0% / 95.4%  0% 96.5% / 98.1%  -2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 0 / 13   0% 36 / 8   350% New Listings 2 / 1  100% 5 / 9  -44% Pending Sales 1 / 1  0% 2 / 6  -67% Active Inventory 4 / 4  0% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 76 / 62  23%  199 / 128  55% Median Sales Price $760,500 / $580,000  31%   $775,000 / $560,000  38% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.8% / 97.6%  1% 97.9% / 96.2%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 23 / 47  -51% 35 /...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
You’re invited to the Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration!Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Holo holo Honolulu ZOO and Celebrate Earth Day 2022 with interactive booths, entertainment, presentations, and more!  Regular zoo admission rates will apply during Party for the Planet. Full event schedule coming soon. If interested in partnering with the Honolulu Zoo Society for this event please contact: education@honzoosoc.org   For Expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property Managementin Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!  
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Happy Easter 2022 - from Maui HawaiiJust dropped in to wish everyone a Happy Easter and hope it's been a wonderful day.  Nothing much going on here, but lots of eggs coming out of my chicken coop every day... and no stray bunnies anywhere.Aloha from Haiku Maui.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers26 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Waikiki Honolulu, March 2022   Single Family Homes March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 1  0%  1 / 1  0%   Median Sales Price $1.5M / $1.1M  36%   $1.5M / $1.1M  36% Percent of Original List Price Received 90.9% / 110.4%  -18% 90.9% / 110.4%  -18% Median Days on Market Until Sale 103 / 5  1960% 103 / 5  1960% New Listings 0 / 1  -100% 0 / 1  -100% Pending Sales 0 / 1  -100% 0 / 1  -100% Active Inventory 0 / 0  0% ---    Condos March Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 132 / 120  10%  333 / 241  38% Median Sales Price $442,500 / $416,000  6%   $424,00 / $395,000  7% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.8% / 96.5%  2% 98.2% / 96.0%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 14 / 40  -65% 21/ 50 -58...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Pet Food BankThe Hawaiian Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank program provides temporary assistance to pet owners struggling to feed their animals and runs solely via generous donations from the community, pet stores and the Hawaii Food Bank.  Drop Off Location: Hawaiian Humane Admissions CenterHours: Tuesdays and Fridays – 10 am to 1 pm SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS :Dry and canned dog foodDry and canned cat foodCanned wet dog, puppy, cat and kitten foodDry dog, puppy, cat and kitten foodCollars (all sizes)Leashes (all sizes, non-retractable)Cat litter Reusable bagsZiploc bags CONTACT:Outreach@HawaiianHumane.org or call 808 356-2222LOCATION: For Expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolulu, HICONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY! 
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
EASTER Bunnies at The ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTERSATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 16 & 17, 2022LEI ʻOHU HALE, BUILDING B LEVEL 1 On April 16 and 17, Aunty Lele will return to Royal Hawaiian Center in the new Lei ‘Ohu Hale( Building B, Level 1) for her annual appearance. This year, she’ll be joined by her furry friend, Uncle Lāpaki. The two bunnies will be posing for photos with the public from 4 to 6 p.m. Photos are free, so be sure to stop by with your bunny ears and wish them a Hoppy Easter!Validated parking is available! With a purchase of $10 or more from any of the Center’s merchants, guests will receive the first hour free and second and third hours at $2 per hour. Kamaʻāina and Military are eligible to receive three hours of free parking with a purchase of $10 or more and validation from Helumo...
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