The Oahu real estate market is, without question, one of the most unique and desirable markets in the United States. In no other U.S. market do you have the confluence of a year-round tropical climate, an international client base, substantial military spending to support the local economy, and an extremely limited supply of land that can be developed.
These factors not only put Hawaiian properties in high demand, but they cause our real estate market to behave unlike any other market in the continental U.S. Recently, we have seen a number of lead indicators – including inventory levels, buyer demand, and homes being bid up over their listing price – which lead me to believe that our market is poised to experience noticeable price increases in the near future.
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The metamorphism from her birth in Pittsburg to a childhood spent in Colorado to her residency in a secluded enclave on the tip of the Big Island of Hawaii created not only one of the island’s leading real estate agents, but a bit of a renaissance woman as well. Beth Thoma Robinson, broker/agent with Hawaii Life, got her undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado. From there she worked for the
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When the statewide director of sales at one of Hawaii’s most prestigious real estate firms says that a certain agent is “probably one of the most interesting people that I know,” it’s a pretty big deal. But, then again, so is the agent, Jene’ Green. Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, in south Kona, Green agrees that leaving Hawaii is akin to
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Although Steve McGarrett isn’t his sidekick, Dano Sayles does work in Hawaii. On the island of Maui, in a posh, high-end office in a swanky townhouse complex, the only thing this Dano books are real estate deals. Sayles grew up in the Monterrey Park area of Los Angeles and entered the construction field out of high school. This is where he learned one of the skills he uses on a daily basis in his real estate career
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While the recent purchase of most of Hawaii’s island of Lanai doesn’t exactly give Oracle’s Larry Ellison feudal lord status, it does put him among the one-percenters who find owning an island a cool way to exhibit their wealth and status.
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The real estate game in Hawaii is unlike anything elsewhere in the United States. The reason: Hawaii is only 236 years removed from a stone-age civilization – and only 120 years removed from a monarchy. The legacy of the Hawaiian monarchy still exists today. The last of the Hawaiian monarchs, Queen Lili’uokalani, was forced from her throne by
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