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.
Happy April Everyone, so happy to be back on the web! Mercury is out of retro-grade, I’ve launched this new website, and I think I actually saw this sun today! All good things pointing to another productive Spring season in the real estate market, but has that translated to the numbers? Let’s take a look. [Read more…] about Are We Plateauing? Condo Median Price Says “NO!”
During the Black Friday bonanza, both Amazon & Google were discounting their voice assistant speaker systems, prompting many people to take the plunge and begin talking to their devices. Being an Amazon Echo owner for several months myself, I also took that plunge and decided to purchase a Google Home as well to see the differences. This post is some notes from my experience, as well as my thoughts on the whole smart speaker market in general. [Read more…] about Alexa vs. Google: My Experience
Whenever I talk about the federal funds rate (or fed rate), it’s usually in response to the affect it has on mortgage interest rates. In most of the news outlets as well, this angle usually spurs the most interest from potential homebuyers as they try to time the market for their home purchase. However, there is a group of people that this change could affect more, and they might have nothing to do with the home buying demographic. [Read more…] about Fed Rate Hikes Affect Non-Homebuyers Too: Here’s How
Happy Fall Everyone! The leaves are beginning to turn brown…well, the leaves that are dead are brown, but the rest are still green #fallinhawaii. In fact, thanks to a couple HEAVY rain storms, the island is extra green and lush!! Speaking of green, green arrows mean median prices are up along with closed sales! Let’s take a look at the stats for October and see if there’s anything new to report… [Read more…] about No Fear in Homebuyers, Despite Halloween! 🎃