Category Archives: Housing market

Real Estate Market gets Dual Diagnosis

This morning, Les Christie of CNNMoney.com diagnosed the real estate market as ‘Bipolar’… Bipolar is what comes to mind when diagnosing the post-homebuyer tax credit market. There are two separate forces pulling it in opposite directions, and experts aren’t yet … Continue reading

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Kauai Market Update – “Pin the tail on the donkey??”

Where’s the market?  Tracking Kauai market statistics and conflicting national foreclosure news makes me feel like I’m blindfolded, being spun around trying to find ‘the bottom.’ As you can see from the weekly news highlights below, reports are all over … Continue reading

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Bernanke on Housing Bubble “It wasn’t me!”

This week there was a backlash in the press to Ben Bernanke’s recent statements about the housing bubble and interest rates.  Wall Street Journal’s article Bernanke Challenged on Rates’ Role in Bust, covers his statements and analysis from leading national … Continue reading

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Where does $700 Billion go?

I can’t begin to answer that question. But after one year, I find it curious we don’t see more in the press about the results. Newsweek.com ran an article with a series of quotes from 2004 to 2009 that is quite … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons NOT to Buy Kauai Real Estate

Okay, you think I must be crazy – a Realtor telling you not to buy???  Don’t get me wrong, I love working with buyers!  It’s an honor and privilege to help people pursue and fulfill their Kauai real estate dreams. … Continue reading

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Kauai Foreclosures Sell Fast

In a market where listings take 6-9 months to sell – if they sell, we’re seeing a quick movement on Kauai foreclosure (REO) listings.  Buyers – if you’re interested in foreclosure listings, contact me so I can set up automatic … Continue reading

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Kauai Luxury Market Update

Poipu: New Quality Home near Grand Hyatt Luxury 4 bedroom / 5.5 bath new home near Poipu Bay Golf Course , and the Hyatt – Back on the Market and dropped $500K! Listed at $1,980,000  MLS 169175   Oceanfront Estate at … Continue reading

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Spam Musubi in the White House?

Last week on Inauguration Day, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle showed Shaka to the Punahou marching band.   More than a wave, for those of us on the islands, it’s a show of Aloha – a spirit of sharing, loving … Continue reading

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Wainiha or Hanalei – you pick!

This week on the Hanalei Brokers Caravan I previewed two homes that offer an interesting comparison.  Both homes are in Residential zoning and have applied for a Special Use Permit to allow continuation as vacation rentals.   Residential zoning is more … Continue reading

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Anal and Honest Realtor? Why thank you!

This week I had a new experience – representing a first-time   in Legal Mediation action against Sellers who are commercial Realtors from Oahu representing themselves.  It’s a long sordid story, and I could probably script a new A&E show – … Continue reading

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