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Market Conditions in 96816 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Gloria Affigne (R) answered:
It sold for 3 million not 325,000. This site tends to be very inaccurate.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
Possibly. The trend I have been seeing is that the bank does a BPO (broker's price opinion) or appraisal (in person or computerized) and they have set a price. Leaves little room for negotiation.

I have seen room for negotiation on the overdue AOAO (association) fees.

Let me know if you have further interest in this property or others. This is currently the lowest priced 1 bedroom in this building, including sales for the last six months.

Frank Diaz
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Brian Thornton asked:
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Tue Mar 15, 2016
Kimo Smigielski answered:
It is an issue with Trulia, I have brought this up to them for over 8 months. Hopefully if more people voice this concern they will change their system. It is also a good reason why it's always best to worn directly with a Realtor and skip the watered down online sites that try to do everything. ... more
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Helen,

You should contact a Honolulu property manager:

Carl Frazier at Cornerstone

Bill Ramsey

Warren Dote - The Property Managers, Ltd.

Jerry Bangerter, Property Manager at RE/MAX Kai Lani in Kailua ... more
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:

I have worked with each of these companies for more than 5 years.

Property Management (ask for Warren Dote)

Cornerstone Properties (ask for Carl)

Call me any time on my cell at 808 723 0900 at any time if you have questions.
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
Kimo Smigielski answered:
I don't see an actual unit in question here so the short answer would be, probably not. 680 sq. ft. along the Gold Coast with ocean views could command a high asking price.

This is Hawaii and it's the price we pay to live in paradise. If you would like to email me directly regarding a specific property I can run you a full CMA report and determine if indeed the property in question is priced well for the neighborhood. ... more
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Nan Hutton answered:
If you are talking about the builing that is called 250 Ohua that building is fee simple. The only way Marriott can purchase that building is to buy up each unit individually one at a time. IF the building was leasehold then yes they would be able to buy up the leasehold interest of the building. If the lease was then coming up for renewal then Marriott could not renew if they wanted to do something else to that building than the current usage.

If you are speaking about another building please let me know which building you are speaking about.
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Fri Oct 3, 2008
Katie Minkus, R(B) answered:
Hmmmm... well, I'm the Broker-in-Charge and co-owner of Lava Rock Realty located in Kamulea on the Big Island, so given that on the outer islands, a rail system is still just a fantasy... I have lived other places and traveled the world and my sense for real property values next to rail lines is this - those right NEXT to the rail, their property values suffer. Those neighborhoods whom the rail serves by a park-n-ride parking lot, those seem to get a boost in property values - easier to commute to town, but don't have to listen to the train in your backyard.

I think anything that improves mass transit in this state is progress, and helps us reduce our carbon footprint overall! As a frequent visitor to Oahu I personally would love to be able to take the train from the airport to my hotel room in Waikiki. A rail system to the airport from the downtown area is a certain hallmark for ALL great cities in the world - Honolulu just needs to accept their status as one of the great cities of the world and understand that with that honor comes the responsibility to offer mass and public transit that works, and gets visitors and commuters where they need to go quickly, efficiently at at a cost less than filling our SUV's with gas.

I have a vision that someday there will be a rail system from the Kona International Airport all the way up the Kohala "Gold" coast with stops at all the major resort areas... it would relieve our roads of the unnecessary burden of tourists "commuting" from the airport to their hotels and back 7-10 days later. Think of the natural resources we could save! What if the rail system ran on solar panels or wind power? Of course, I live along the Kohala "Gold" Coast and should my fantasy rail system ever be put in place, it will definitely improve MY property values.... ;)

It Takes Courage to Live on a Rock!!
Katie Minkus
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Brynn H. Allen answered:
Aloha Jim, We are definately in a Buyers Market. Select neighborhoods, such as Kahala, Portlock and Kailua are still holding value. The decline in the US dollar is attracting International Buyers and I believe we will see activity pick up in resort areas,such as Waikiki and Ko'Olina. My company, Prudential Locations, LLC, is the leader is Hawaii Market reporting. I can send you the latest Market report that we have on file. You can email me at and I will send you the report as an email attachment. Me ke aloha pumehana, Brynn ... more
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Tue May 20, 2008
Pam Winterbauer answered:
Here is the information on the property:,%20HI&priceHigh=&priceLow=&nodeId=750007014&sortBy=bth%202&radius=&bedrooms=&bathrooms=&type=&b=41 ... more
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Mon Sep 17, 2007
Mary Burns & Ken Lee answered:
The average amount of time that a property stayed on the market in Hawaii Kai in June of '07 was 79 days. This is down from March of '07 where the average amount of time was 101 days.

If you are thinking of listing your property, be sure to choose a Realtor that is very familiar with the area and knows your market. Even in a slow market, if a property is priced appropriately, it will still generate interest from buyers, hopefully, decreasing the number of days on the market.

I am a Realtor in the bay area in California, but I would be happy to recommend a qualified knowledgeable Realtor for you in your area.

Best of luck,

Mary Burns
Alain Pinel Realtors
Oakland, CA
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