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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Honolulu Real Estate: Looking Ahead

Robust sales of single-family homes in Hawaii indicate the real estate market is poised for a comeback, and some developers suggest buying now while the inventory is available.

What properties are selling in the urban core, the suburbs and out in the country?

For those looking to move, which factors matter most when you’re deciding where to live? Is it all about price, or does lifestyle carry more weight? What tools can help narrow down your options as you hunt for the perfect home in the ideal location?

Maybe you’re just wondering how development proposals might affect your current home.

What’s in store for neighborhoods like Kailua, where Kaneohe Ranch Co. and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation are selling off downtown properties?

Or how about about Hawaii Kai, where the “Great Lawn” across from Maunalua Bay is being eyed for development?

How will transit-oriented development change the face of neighborhoods along the rail corridor, such as in Kakaako, where a large-scale development proposal could further transform the largely industrial area into a pedestrian-friendly “livable community” with new skyscrapers, wider sidewalks and more park space?

Keep checking in with Honolulu Real Estate for answers as we examine who’s moving in, who’s moving out, who has space and who needs it.

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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