It’s that time of year, and I’m happy to be supporting the Friends of the Library of Hawaii on Read a Book Day 2022! During the week of September 6th, I will be collecting your book donations and dropping it off at the Friends of the Library Hawaii charity for use in our public libraries! It’s a great way to support our community, and I hope you’ll join me!
Settling in to summer, July stats stay constant
Holy smokes, did summer ever come fast and the heat is here! Meanwhile, in the real estate market, the hot market continues as prices remain high and inventories remain tight! We are starting to see some signs of a lighter strain, but we are far from balanced. Let’s see what the stats actually say and see what the rest of the year has in store![Read more…] about July 2022 Real Estate Market Recap & Opinion
Summer is here, but is the “heat” still in the market?
As I write this article, I’m looking out my window at a torrential downpour and wondering, “aren’t we in summer?” And like the weather, the current real estate market has been SUPER interesting/confusing, as we see uncorrelated trends throughout all the stats. Let’s dive deeper into the stats to see exactly what is going on![Read more…] about June 2022 Real Estate Market Recap & Opinion
Are you prepared?
Don’t wait for the hurricane alerts! Follow these precautions now to ensure the safety of your family and home!
While some natural disasters are infrequent (like tornadoes), Hawaii is geographically positioned to be high-risk for Pacific hurricanes. From June 1st to November 30th, our risk becomes even greater as we enter “hurricane season.” And while NOAA is predicting a lower-than-normal hurrican season, it’s still important to make sure you are prepared if a storm should hit. Below are some guidelines and resources you can use to get yourself ready this year![Read more…] about 2022 Hurricane season starts on June 1st
It’s spring! These April showers are late!
It’s been weird weather this year right? Seems the rains we’ve been experiencing over the past couple weeks have showed a little late this year, as I’m used to May being the beginning of the hot summer months! All signs seem to be showing a drier year overall for the island, so remember to conserve water this summer and check out the Board of Water Supply’s website for tips on how to do that! We all need to do our part to conserve this year, especially with the Red Hill wells closed.[Read more…] about April 2022 Real Estate Market Recap & Opinion
This week, Hawaii became the first state to require sellers to disclose if their property is within the sea-level rise zone. From the north shore to Kakaako, the State of Hawaii published a map showing where to expect the damage, with an estimated $19 billion in property losses to 20,000 residents. All within the next 30-40 years. This pairs with the recently published report by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2022 report, estimating a foot of sea-level rise in the next 30 years. With climate change facing us more and more, buyers will need to think harder about where to invest their money as rising sea levels will mean more homes affected.
Read the attached article by Civil Beat for more information: Civil Beat: Hawaii Homeowners Must Tell Prospective Buyers If Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Property