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Anatomy of Foreclosure Listings

Real estate listing lingo can be annoyingly difficult to decode. And foreclosure listings are often even more indecipherable. Here, a quick breakdown of some of the most common phrases you’ll come across.
2011.01.24 04:05 PM

Top-Performing Oahu Neighborhoods of 2010

Many Oahu neighborhoods saw increased median sales prices in 2010 for single-family homes and condominiums. Here are the areas that fared the best.
2011.01.19 12:15 PM

The 25 Most Expensive Oahu Condo Sales of 2010

Yesterday, I highlighted Oahu’s 25 most expensive single-family home re-sales of 2010. Today, we’re going to take a look at last year’s top condominium sales, which peaked at $4.75 million.
2011.01.18 04:46 PM

Oahu's Top 25 Single-Family Home Sales of 2010

Despite a down economy, decreased home values and fewer luxury-home sales, there were still plenty of high-end single-family home sales last year. Here, Oahu's 25 most expensive home sales of 2010.
2011.01.17 02:35 PM

Get a Sneak Peek Into Trump Tower This Weekend

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk doesn't allow open houses. However, two units will be showing by appointment only this Sunday, Jan. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.
2011.01.14 02:09 PM

The Trend: Home Pre-inspections

Gaining in popularity, the home pre-inspection can save sellers money and lead to faster, headache-free sales.
2011.01.13 02:24 PM

2010 Honolulu Real Estate Recap

The Honolulu Board of Realtors just released the 2010 Annual Report for the Honolulu housing market, and things are looking sunny.
2011.01.11 04:01 PM

Negotiation Tricks of the Trade

When it comes to submitting a final offer on a property, research and due diligence are key. Here, we share a few trade secrets in the art of negotiation.
2011.01.10 04:33 PM

Rental Stats: Oahu’s Most Expensive & Most Affordable Neighborhoods

Here's a breakdown of the most expensive and least expensive Oahu neighborhoods for apartment and single-family home rentals.
2011.01.06 01:45 PM

Sold: Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki

The Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki, a 451-room property located on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki at the intersection of Paoakalani and Kuhio Avenues, was acquired last week for an undisclosed sum by Chartres Lodging Group, a San Francisco-based hotel investment and advisory firm.
2010.12.28 03:44 PM

At Home on Diamond Head

This Hart Wood-designed residence is located on an exclusive street of multi-million-dollar homes tucked away on the lower makai slopes of Diamond Head, with views of the Pacific Ocean and, if you look up, tourists snapping pictures from the top of the trail. The current owner, who resides on the Mainland and has recently had the home rented out, also owns the neighboring property, a low-slung Ossipoff design that I wrote about a few weeks ago.
2010.12.14 05:51 PM

So, You Want to Live in the Trump Tower Waikiki Beach Walk?

The Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk doesn’t allow open houses, so unless you decide to stay as a hotel guest, you’re not getting in to see the building’s ultra-swanky abodes. Trump’s debut in Waikiki has not been smooth sailing: The condo-hotel, which has 462 units, sold out in record time, but then, as the opening neared, the economy sank deeper into a recession and the buyer cancellations began. Rather than lose the large down payment, many owners chose to close on the properties, only to almost immediately put them back on the market. So, for a while it seemed that the MLS was awash in Trump listings. But things are looking up for Trump. In October, there were 41 units active in MLS, and seven units have sold in the last six months, with an average days-on-market of 54.
2010.11.04 03:32 PM