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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
 Turned 70 this weekend, and my family threw me a big party. What's next they ask? Funny people ask me if I am retiring, well no I am not. I love what I do and the lifestyle that I have been able to live. So what would you do at this point in your life?Real estate has allowed my wife and me to travel to some amazing places. We just got back from Spain and Portugal. While I am working on marketing for the winter, I am setting myself up for a spring trip back to Europe.So other options are enjoying life right where you live, mixing your days up with maybe golf, or hanging out doing lunch with your favorite people. I feel blessed to live in Maui and have the option to go windsurfing or surfing. So I am going to keep on working. When I am asked if I am retiring, I call it a working retireme...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Hawaii State Ballet's family-friendly production of The Nutcracker is on!Saturday, December 3rd and 4thWhat better way to start the holiday season with Hawaii State Ballet’s 34th production of The Nutcracker, Dec. 3-4 at the Kaimuki High School Auditorium. The Nutcracker is a perennial Christmas favorite about a young girl’s magical journey through a dream world of scurrying mice, swirling snowflakes and dancing sweets. Featuring Hawaii State Ballet’s Junior Company and a cast of all-local talent, it’s the perfect family-friendly production to celebrate the holiday season and a great way to introduce a child to the beauty of classical dance. TICKETS: Purchase Ticketsfrom $24-$38 with discounts for children, seniors, military and groups of 10+. LOCATION:Kaimukī High School2705 Kaimuki Av...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Happy Dance, 3.62 acres on the market five days $975,000, full price cash offer. Everyone was happy.I took this photo recently in Spain.Beautiful property over looking Maui's Northshore. If you're looking for land, or luxury estates on Maui give me a call.Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABRHawaii Life Real Estate BrokersOffice in Wailea and PaiaCell 808-280-2208Email: nickensmaui@gmail.comWebsite nickensmaui.comCalling Maui home over 50 yearsSelling Maui real estate 28 years 
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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, October 2022   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 1  0% 7 / 9   -22% Median Sales Price $900,000 / $950,000  -5% $1.35M / $1.015M  33% Percent of Original List Price Received 106.0% - 79.2%  34% 100.0% / 100.8%  -1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 150 / 39  285% 22 / 12   83% New Listings 0 / 2  -100% 12 / 20  -40% Pending Sales 1 / 3  -67% 8 / 12  -33% Active Inventory 2 / 4  -50% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 59 / 64  -8% 659 / 612  8% Median Sales Price $880,000 / $500,000  76%    $760,000 / $638,000  19% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.5% / 97.6%  0% 97.9% / 97.6%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sal...
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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, October 2022   Single Family Homes October Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 1 / 0  0% 2 / 3  -33%   Median Sales Price $1.975M / 0  0% $1.7375M / $1.1M  58% Percent of Original List Price Received 101.3 / 0  0% 96.1% / 100.0%  -4% Median Days on Market Until Sale 73 / 0  0% 88 / 13  577% New Listings 0 / 0  0% 1 / 4  -75% Pending Sales 0 / 0  0% 2 / 6  -67% Active Inventory 0 / 0  0% ---    Condos October Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 96 / 115  -17%  1,140 / 1,138  0% Median Sales Price $381,500 / $425,000  -10%   $425,000 / $400,000  6% Percent of Original List Price Received 97.2% / 98.2%  -1% 98.8% / 97.6%  1% Median Days on Market Until Sale 29 / 14  107% 19 / 28  -32% New L...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Keep it Kaimuki Saturday Saturday November 26th,  10AM - 5PM Keep it Kaimuki Saturday is a free, family-friendly community event in Kaimuki’s business district held annually on Small Business Saturday. In addition to in-store offers at participating businesses, Keep it Kaimuki Saturday is the focus all month long on the group’s social media channels — offering followers a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite neighborhood shops and restaurants. Keep it Kaimuki will also release new seasonal merchandise – including a special, limited-edition collaboration with local nonprofit art group, 808 Urban – that will be available to order on www.keepitkaimuki.com, along with the classic lineup of tees, totes, and face masks bearing the iconic Keep it Kaimuki design.For a full list and to see a...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Help Support The Oahu SPCA and Donate Today!The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 2009, the Oahu SPCA was the first (and only still) 501(c)(3) No-Kill Animal Shelter in Hawaii.They are dedicated to rescuing Oahu's homeless pet's and humanely reducing the population of animals on the streets through our low cost spay & neuter services. They are committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in Honolulu County and across the state of Hawaii.Oahu SPCA is not part of any other SPCA or humane society. They operate and raise all funds independently. Every dollar that you contribute has a significant impact on their mission.Oahu SPCA's mission is to rescue animals suffering from abuse, neglect and abandonment all over the island each day. More than ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
O‘ahu Home Sales Drift Downward Amid Dampened Buyer Activity Properties are spending longer on the market, marking a median of 19 days HONOLULU – According to resales figures released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, buyer activity continues to slow with closed sales of single-family homes dropping 41.7% and condos falling 28.8%. Median sales price growth has also decelerated, though prices remained up year-over-year, with single-family homes increasing 5.0% to $1,050,000 and condos rising 4.0% to $520,000.Using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, the Board reported the following statistics: Single-Family Home Resales   Number of Sales Median Sales Price Sept. 2022 222  -41.7% $1,050,000  +5% Sept. 2021 381 $1,000,000 Condominium Res...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
I'm grateful to be selling property on Maui - to be a Maui RealtorThis wasn't my first profession, but it might be my last.  I've been selling real estate on Maui since January 2000 and this is the longest stretch of a "career" I've had.  Does that mean I like what I do?  I think so!Selling properties on Maui is a great way to make a living, especially when you consider the median home price is around $1,000,000.  Just having access to all the beautiful homes for sale is a bonus.  This little island will always be in demand, so no matter if it's a buyer's market or a seller's market, there will always be a hot market.Being a Maui Realtor means you can pick what area you want to specialize in, and nothing is more than about an hour or two away.  You can limit yourself to just this island...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Honolulu Night Market is back for the holiday season!After a long hiatus Honolulu Night Market is back for the holiday season with a special emphasis on the food, culture, and values rooted in our ‘āina, or land. The popular street fair and block party will take over the streets of Our Kaka‘ako on Saturday, November 19, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Treat yourself to local finds and ‘ono grinds from 50+ vendors while supporting local entrepreneurs, fashion designers, artists, and musicians. Plus, we’re partnering with the nonprofit AccesSurf to raise awareness of their important work in empowering people with disabilities through accessible beach and water programs.Let us know you’re coming and be entered for a chance to win great prizes! To RSVP and find the latest information on the nig...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
HapaSymphony Featuring Lea Almanza, Starr Kalahiki, Miss Candi Shell, Lady Lartiza La BoucheSaturday, November 5, 2022 -  7:30 PM 10:00 PM - Hawaii Theatre        Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra in a magical evening of love, joy, and inclusion that IS Hawai’i. From a Mozart Piano Concerto to I’ve Got Rhythm, Ahe Lau Makani to Quando m’en vo, and featuring new music by Roslyn Catracchia, don’t miss an unforgettable night with your HSO, Lea Almanza, Starr Kalahiki, Lady Laritza La Bouche, special guest Brandy Lee, and hosted by the wonderous Miss Candi Shell.  TICKETS:   $18 - $99   Purchase Tickets > LOCATION: 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI 96813  For expert Real Estate Sales and Pet Friendly Property ManagementIn Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!
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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, November 2, 2022  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR American Savings Bank808-593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 6.125 1.875 6.562 30-YR Fixed 6.625 1.875 6.899 5-YR ARM 5.000 1.625 5.643 Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636 15-YR Fixed 5.625 2.125 5.958 30-YR Fixed 6.375 1.875 6.557 5-YR ARM 4.875 2.125 5.609 Central Pacific Bank808-544-0500NMLS#416603 15-YR Fixed 5.875 2.125 6.356 30-YR Fixed 6.375 2.000 6.661 5-YR ARM 5.875 0.000 6.024 Finance Factors808-548-3300NMLS#449916 15-YR Fixed 5.750 1.875 6.277 30-YR Fixed 6.250 2.000 6.589 5-YR ARM 6.125 1.500 7.335 First Hawaiian Bank808-...
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Maui is one of the most visited islands in Hawaii because of its golden sands and beaches, beautiful lush valleys, unbeatable landscape, incredible food, and fantastic culture. On top of that, investors looking for real estate properties also consider Maui as the place to purchase lands and homes as they have high tangible asset value.Real estate is one of the best investment options as you can leverage it to grow your wealth, enjoy high rates of return, and get incredible tax benefits. If you’re planning on investing in real estate in Maui, continue reading this article.Full Article Here: What is Maui Luxury Real Estate & Why Should I Invest?
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
There are many reasons why it’s a great idea to invest in Kapalua Bay Villas real estate. For starters, the location is unbeatable. The resort is located in West Maui and boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Molokai Island. In addition, there are plenty of activities and amenities available to those who live there full-time or part-time, including golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, and more. Plus, the villas are spacious and comfortable and offer a variety of floor plans to choose from.Full Article Here: Why it’s a great idea to invest in Oceanfront Real Estate at Kapalua Bay Villas
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
You’ve made one of the best decisions in your life: moving to Hawaii. As you start visualizing the rolling hills and the stretching ocean, you start getting a reality check. For most of us, it’s made up of two things: getting a house in Hawaii and getting your stuff on the islands.If you’re ready to live the dream, here are a few tips on moving your belongings to the exquisite islands of Hawaii. As well as a few open houses you can check to get you settled in the Aloha State.Full Article Here: How to Move to Hawaii – What to Know About Moving from the Mainland
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Hawaii is one of the most fascinating and wondrous places to visit on the Western side of the United States. Many people find their adventurous and sweetest escape in the aloha state, especially in West Maui. West Maui may not offer skyscrapers like that of the metro. However, it has towering mountains and crystal clear oceans to satisfy all your senses.Due to the natural beauty of West Maui, it doesn’t only attract tourists because it is also perfect for investors, business owners, or anyone who’s searching for viable houses to purchase. West Maui real estate gives you rich options to invest in different properties and dwellings.Here are the upcoming open houses in West Maui that you shouldn’t miss out on.Full Article Here: The Latest Open Houses Coming Up in West Maui
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Indulging in Hawaii’s beauty and fun activities for a few weeks is enough for some people. However, for others, a short vacation trip isn’t enough. The scenic view, tropical weather, and distinct Hawaiian culture make the state an irresistible place to live in. It’s no wonder real estate properties are selling at a quick pace.Hawaii offers many luxury property listings, from beachfront condominiums to multi-million-dollar mansions in exclusive neighborhoods. But if you want to make the most out of your investment, you don’t simply buy the most expensive home. You must look for the crème de la crème of real estate properties. Here’s a guide for luxury Hawaii home buying to make things easier for you.Full Article Here: Hawaii Luxury Home Buying 101 – What You Need to Know
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Hawaii remains a paradise on earth where its people preserve their way of life and the beauty of nature grows unbridled. You will easily find towering mountains and rolling hills on one side and the clear blue waters of the Pacific greeting you on the other side.With its beauty and persisting ambiance, no wonder any slice of the pristine archipelago makes for a prime real estate opportunity. However, even among the lands of Hawaii, not all properties are created equal. If you’re looking for something truly peerless, you might want to take a look at our exquisite Pineapple Hill house for sale. Introducing  9 Bay Drive oceanfront estate.Full Article Here: Hawaii Luxury Real Estate – Multi-Million Dollar Oceanfront Home for Sale in Maui
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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, September 2022   Single Family Homes September Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 5 / 11  -55% 64 / 101  -37% Median Sales Price $1.4M / $1.13M  24%  $1.325M / $1.1425M  16% Percent of Original List Price Received 95.2% / 100.1%  -5%   100.0% / 100.0%  0% Median Days on Market Until Sale 22 / 11  100% 10 / 17  -41% New Listings 10 / 13  -23% 76 / 101  -25%   Pending Sales 4 / 8  -50% 55 / 92  -40% Active Inventory 21 / 19  11% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2022 / 2021 Change% 2022 / 2021 Change% Closed Sales 45 / 45  0% 414 / 456  -9% Median Sales Price $470,000 / $602,500  -22%   $540,000 / $580,000  -7% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.9% / 98.9%  0% 100.0% / 98.8%  1% Median Days on Mar...
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