Summer is here and boy is it a hot one (literally)! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m on the hunt for good A/C wherever I go. In fact, maybe I’ll only take listings that have A/C this summer (just kidding)!! The market overall seems to be heading as expected, as more inventory comes on and prices still rise. Let’s take a look at some stats and see what we can decipher.[Read more…] about Prices show steady rise, while market grows
Both Hotel/Resort & Residential A upper-bracket rates saw a minimum $1.00 jump vs. last year
Yesterday, the State of Hawaii released the property tax rates for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and there were notable changes that will affect residential investors. Both the Resort/Hotel and Residential A (Tier 2) class of properties saw a minimum $1.00 jump to $13.90 and $10.50, respectively. Both of these classes target investors in properties like vacation rentals in resort zoning or high-end homes available for rent.[Read more…] about July Brings a Bump in High-End Residential A & Resort Property Tax
A couple friends and I were talking the other day and had the idea to throw a short, teen-friendly seminar about finance. I know, “teen-friendly” and “finance seminar” are the definition of oxymoron, so that’s why we need your help in making it less-lame.[Read more…] about Help Me Build a Teen Financial Seminar
Happy June everyone, and hope you’re surviving the heat! As expected, 2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year as we start to see the fruits of a pickier Buyer’s market. It’s definitely not time to panic, especially as median prices dip, but let’s see what kind of trends we’re watching as the first half of the year comes to a close.[Read more…] about Summer Inventory Heats Up, As Housing Prices Cool
It was a beautiful day in Mapunapuna, and tons of paper was shredded for the recycler! Clients brought truckloads of old paperwork, and we were happy to load it in the bins and hear that truck shrrrrrred![Read more…] about Shredding Success!
I cant’ believe it’s been a year since I’ve updated this blog with monthly statistics. While a ding against my consistency, it’s also a nice way to see where we were last year and what the market felt like. Let’s take a look at the stats and compare how 2019 is shaping up versus last year.[Read more…] about March Brought More Inventory and Less Competition for Buyers
Here ye! Here ye! Bring all your unwanted personal documents to our office for SAFE and SECURE disposal! Clean out those file cabinets! Empty those manila envelopes! It’s time to SHRRRRRRRRRRED!
Shred-It Hawaii will be at our office (1045 Mapunapuna St., behind Servco Toyota) on Saturday, April 27, 2019 starting at 9:00 am with their document shredding truck. This is a free event, sponsored by my brokerage, so bring as much stuff to shred as you’d like!
- Paper only, since it will be recycled after shredding.
- Staples, small paperclips, and manila folders are fine.
- Plastics (i.e sheet protectors, binding combs), electronic media storage (i.e. CDs, thumb drives), and binder clips need to be REMOVED beforehand.
- Boxes will NOT be accepted, so please take those back home and blue bin those bad boys!
NOTE: Since this year is sponsored by my brokerage, it will not be as intimate as last year’s shred fest. I would highly recommend that you come as early as possible, and avoid any backlog that may be happening.
Hope to see you there!
Volunteers will be on hand all morning collecting your shredding items for the truck. Hope to see you all there, and thank you for supporting our event!
Howzit everyone! Hope you’re doing well after, what seemed like, such a weird month. It’s still snowing in April, we couldn’t eat any Romaine Lettuce, the rain was ridiculous for a weekend, and most recently: “Oahu median home price rises 11% as condo sales jump 13%.” That last one doesn’t seem as major next to real crisis headlines, but that didn’t stop news outlets from stoking the “housing crisis” fire this past weekend. Let’s take a step back, break down the numbers, and see if the panic is legitimate.