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Market Conditions in Hawaii : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 8, 2017
Lorri answered:
If it's the Big Island, it is subject to Volcano eruptions and earthquakes. Black Sands beach completely disappeared during an eruption. You take your chances on the Big Island. That being said, it is my favorite island. ... more
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Tue Sep 27, 2016
Devin Tryan answered:
The Maintenance fees are $645.00 with Association fees of $34.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Brandy Donovan answered:
I believe the housing prices will substantially increase due to the increased interest and marketing the hotels will generate once they reopen.
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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Nathan Smith answered:
That is a really good question. From 2005 -2007 we probably saw a increase of prices of around 50-60%. Then from 2007-2011 we saw the market decline about 45%. From 2011-2015 we have prob seen the market gain back about 25-30%. So in my calculation over the last 10 years we are about where we were 10 yrs ago. Does that make sense. If you would like to se some data on it, email me at Have a wonderful Saturday
Nathan Smith
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Thu Mar 26, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Rather than posting in this generalized section, I would recommend reaching out to a realtor who covers this area by googling real estate company in Kailua-Kona. Then you should reach out to a realtor there and ask for a comparative market analysis, based on recent sales of comparables. ... more
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Team Lally answered:
Contact a local realtor familiar with the area. They will provide you with homes that have sold and are actively for sale and homes under contract in the last 6 months that are similar to your home, in both size and location. It will also determine how quickly you can get to escrow. I ... more
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
bandalise.pascal asked:
and at the same time, the average price per sf is steadily increasing.
How can that be?
In a normal case of decreasing number of sales, it is due to a decreasing demand, what goes together…
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Wed Oct 29, 2014
erikafoulker asked:
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Wed Oct 29, 2014
Kit Muhs & Ray Doblick answered:
The tsunami evacuation zone ends at approx. 1st Ave (Akala Ave.). This home is far above that so, no, it's not in the tsunami evacuation zone.
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Sun Oct 5, 2014
toxwatch1 answered:
You may want to consider the condition your lots are in,. especially if you do not live here in the area - MANY lots here in Nanawale Estates are going to need a lot of heavy-duty clearing work. Hurricane Iselle brought down hundreds of albezia trees ranging from 60 to 120 feet tall. Most are twisted in two around nid-height, plus, since the lava shield prevents deep roots, the trees are lying over Nanawaleon their sides with root masses 20-30 feet in diameter sticking up. Also, there are lots of holes in the ground, making it easy for workers to trip into and possibly beak a leg. If you do have tree work done be sure your tree copmany is bonded. All this, and I am assuming you are aware of the lava flow we are preparing for - the USGS predictions are that it will miss our neighborhood by at least half a mile, but if the lava continues to flow it will block the only access road into this area - and eventually may block the two alternate gravel roads that the county is working on.

Guess this is a long way around to say this is probably not a good time to sell (or buy) in the Lower Puna area if you don't have to. Pay your property taxes and wait until things stabilizer here.
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
CRU Workz answered:
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
Janille Lujan asked:
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
Realtors don't have a list of fax numbers for all the communities. Why don't you give the association a phone call?
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Wed Aug 6, 2014
Baron Graham answered:
Lot of problems in that building.
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
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Sun May 25, 2014
Steve Tower answered:
I can help you find great values on fee simple Condos in many locations on Oahu if that's what you're interested in. Let me know some more details. Please message me...
Take care,
Steve Tower
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be mindful that average days does vary depending on exact location, pricing, condition, etc., therefore review a cma with your agent, comparable market analysis; see what the data suggests and go from there... ... more
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Pang, Jonathan answered:
Hi mercedes2go2,

I know it's late (I can't believe no one replied to you) but the HOA dues for 541 Lauiki St#3 includes sewer and water for $292 a month. If you ever want to know what the HOA dues cover please feel free to email me and I'll be happy to answer. I always check my emails constantly throughout the day and respond back within a few hours.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Pang, Jonathan answered:
Hi Caitlin,
According to our Realtor HiCentral MLS database the rental property at Hale O Kalani Towers (1702 Kewalo St) is no longer on the market. Let me know if you have any other questions. ... more
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Pang, Jonathan answered:
Hi breanafrisch,

The reason why this listing is so inexpensive is because it's a leasehold property. The lease is until 7/15/27.
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