Hawaii Market Updates

Jan. 7, 2011

Kahului real estate market outlook

The Kahului real estate market, a western section of the larger Maui housing market, saw a series of encouraging signs in recent months. Although the number of foreclosures in the region has become a concern for many analysts, there were a larger number of condominium sales and stronger resort market ...

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Jan. 6, 2011

Ko Olina real estate market update & outlook

The Ko Olina real estate market, found on the North Shore of the island of Oahu, saw some signs of weakness even as the overall forecast for the state’s housing market began to improve. According to statistics compiled by the Honolulu Board of Realtors, there were fewer single-family homes purchased ...

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Dec. 6, 2010

Hilo real estate housing market Big Island Hawaii

The Hilo housing market continues to be adversely affected by high rates of foreclosures and destabilized by the uncertainty of the ongoing foreclosure fraud investigations. The investigation in particular has called the status of many foreclosures into question. An October 13, 2010 article from KITV 4 News found that “Hawaii ...

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Nov. 30, 2010

Kona real estate market on Hawaii

The Kona real estate market, one of the two major portions of the Hawaii Island housing market, has been suffering from a recent controversy regarding affordable housing. A planned affordable housing community with thousands of units has hit a roadblock, according to a November 5, 2010 article from the Honolulu ...

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Nov. 26, 2010

Hanalei real estate market update on Kauai

The Hanalei real estate market, a portion of the Kauai housing market which is heavily influenced by the tourist industry, is seeing some encouraging news in the most recent tracking periods. According to a November 5, 2010 report from the Honolulu Star Advertiser, “The state's tourism industry is recovering ...

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Nov. 19, 2010

Makena real estate market on Maui

The Wailea Makena real estate market, an upscale portion of the larger Maui housing market, has retained a high median sale price despite the overall stagnant trend of the rest of the Valley Island. An October 12, 2010 article from the Honolulu Star Advertiser noted that “Terry Tolman, chief executive ...

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Nov. 12, 2010

Lahaina housing market update

The Lahaina housing market, a substantial portion of the larger Maui real estate market, has been holding relatively steady over the last few tracking periods despite an increase in the number of foreclosures. According to an October 16, 2010 report from Pacific Business News, “What that means is the median-price ...

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Nov. 10, 2010

Kaneohe housing and condo real estate market update

Relative to the same time last year, the Kaneohe real estate market and the larger Oahu housing market saw increases in both median sales price and the volume of sales. According to an October 6, 2010 report from Pacific Business News, “Sales of single-family homes on Oahu were up last ...

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Nov. 7, 2010

Honolulu condo and housing market update

The Honolulu housing market, which encompasses a large part of the Oahu real estate market, has shown some modest gains in the most recent tracking period. Perhaps more significantly, it has thus far avoided serious negative repercussions from the expiration of the federal housing tax credit. According to an October ...

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Nov. 5, 2010

Kailua housing and condo real estate market

The Kailua real estate market, which is a primarily residential sector of the larger Oahu real estate market, continued to face uncertainty because of the recent foreclosure “robo-signing” scandal. Despite relatively encouraging figures regarding home sales and median price, foreclosures remain an amorphous variable. An October 8, 2010 report from ...

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