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Riding the Waves of Hawaiian Real Estate

By Jon Anderson | December 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Riding the Waves of Hawaiian Real Estate

For the third month in a row, median home prices in Honolulu dipped a bit to $715,500 down from $720,000 in October and September’s record high of $730,000.  The result is flat year-over-year prices and has resulted in a bit of a buying spree with unit sales up 9-percent from last year. Condos prices were […]

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Getting Our Slice of Paradise: 10.5% of Hawaiian Home Sales to Mainlanders were Texans

By Jon Anderson | December 2, 2015 | 5 Comments

According to a new report just published by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism for the State of Hawaii, 27.5 percent of all homes and condos sold in Hawaii since January 2008 were to mainlanders (23.5 percent) and foreign nationals (4 percent). The report cited Texans purchasing 3,435 homes (average rate of 443 […]

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Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii Month; All you Need to Know about Second Homes in Paradise

By Jon Anderson | November 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii Month; All you Need to Know about Second Homes in Paradise

Welcome to secondshelters.com’s month-long editorial luau focusing on the Hawai’ian island of Oahu. I’m on the ground and writing up a storm on the second home potential of the 50th state. We started our coverage exploring the cross-pollination between Berkshire Hathaway Hawai’i and Dallas’ Allie Beth Allman (recently acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services). In […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Heads to Hawai’i

By Jon Anderson | November 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Heads to Hawai’i

Out on a morning walk, I saw a sign for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hawai’i and decided to give them a call. I wanted to get the insight into what Allie Beth Allman’s crew have gotten themselves into. A few days later, I met local president Tracy Bradley at that first-seen home’s open house. The […]

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Hot in Honolulu: Kaka’ako Has a Plan

By Jon Anderson | May 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Hot in Honolulu: Kaka’ako Has a Plan

The market for Honolulu condos makes Dallas look like Sleepy Hollow.  Even the ultra-tony Bleu Ciel with its recent price hikes is only pricing its smallest unit at a meager $640 a square foot.  Compare that with still-being-built Honolulu high-rises Anaha and Waiea where a 435-square-foot studio on a no-view floor will run ya nearly […]

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Dream Destinations: Exploring Hale Ali’i

By Deidre Woollard | December 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Dream Destinations: Exploring Hale Ali’i

Winter months have just about everyone dreaming of Hawaii and the luxury of warm weather and soft white sands. But like every other dream destination, there are levels of luxury to explore. The Kapalua resort area on Maui has quickly become a favorite for both vacations and long stays. Part of the allure is location, […]

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