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September 10, 2021, Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting Testimony from Theresa Harden (R)

More than 200 people testified Wednesday before the City and County of Honolulu’s Planning Commission on the second day of public hearings for a bill that would implement more regulations for short-term rentals. Theresa Harden’s testimony compelled multiple follow-on questions from the commissioners and resulted in a 1-hour phone conversation with a commissioner the day following her testimony. The video is Ms. Harden’s compelling testimony.

Theresa Harden (R) is the Principal Broker for Hawaii Dream Realty LLC. Hawaii Dream Realty LLC is an independent and licensed real state brokerage founded in 2007, is located in the heart of Waikiki, and specializes in sales, marketing, exchange and management of investment properties.

August 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

The August 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of August 28, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.

The 30-day trend for the average list price for all categories, except luxury single family homes, rose slightly for a second consecutive month. The luxury single family homes average list price fell just over 4 percentage points in the past 30 days.

The average sold price for all categories, except condominiums/townhomes, rose with the luxury market leaping upwards over 30 percent while the single family market had only a marginal 2 percent gain and condominiums/townhomes fell less than one percentage point from the previous month.

The average days on market for both active listings and listings that sold, for the most part, varied by less than one week while the overall trend showed a decrease in days on market.  

Inventory wise, all categories, experienced varying degrees of absorption with a downward trend on the number of active listings from August timeframe. 

The snapshot for August continues to support favorable trends for sellers. The significant leap in the average sold price for the luxury market is contributing to the sellers pricing expectations. However, the average list price relative to the average sold price for the luxury market is considerable meaning that seller expectations are high but sellers are settling for less.

Housing Inventory Snapshot  August 28, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Based on SFH] $1,292,991 $1,153,323 45 / 17 343
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $6,336,225 $5,482,692 136 / 80 102
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data Based on Condo/Townhome] $424,051 $454,457 85 / 36 770
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,465,296 $1,655,233 148 / 70 251
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. I provide professional and courteous service and have first hand knowledge on Honolulu neighborhoods and communities.

If you are considering selling, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here, or for more personalized service, contact me directly at 808-223-0429. 

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Labor Day Greeting

Labor Day Greeting

As we head into Labor Day, we hope you’ll find some time to relax over the long weekend. As much as the holiday today has come to symbolize the end of summer, it began with an effort by the American labor movement in the 1800’s to ensure safe working conditions and living wages. In that spirit, we honor the contributions workers make to the strength and well-being of our country. It’s the commitment and drive of our fellow citizens that helps make our nation great.

Mililani High Floor Condominium

Mililani High Floor Condominium

Cash Generating Waikiki Legal Vacation Rental

July 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

The July 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of July 31, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.

The 30-day trend for the average list price for all categories, except luxury single family homes, rose slightly.  Luxury single family homes fell nearly 5 percentage points in their list price in the past 30 days. The average sold price for luxury market, for homes and condominiums alike, dropped significantly with luxury condominiums plummeting just over 23 percentage points.   

Inventory wise, all categories, except condominiums/townhomes which lost 23 listings, remained flat or had a slight increase. Our average days on market whether considering active or sold listings suggests the market is still supporting sellers. The luxury market seems to be losing steam. Overall, the trend supports a market likely transitioning to a flat market over the next quarter which is consistent with seasonal performance as we move out of summer.     

Housing Inventory Snapshot  July 31, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Based on SFH] $1,260,204 $1,131,229 46 / 18 351
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $6,614,638 $4,100,000 144 / 78 109
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data Based on Condo/Townhome] $413,640 $456,517 87 / 33 807
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,331,466 $1,262,558 144 / 66 271
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. I provide professional and courteous service and have first hand knowledge on Honolulu neighborhoods and communities.

If you are considering selling, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here, or for more personalized service, contact me directly at 808-223-0429. 

Kewalo Gardens Makiki Fee Simple 1-Bedroom with Parking

Kewalo Gardens Makiki Fee Simple 1-Bedroom with Parking


Kewalo Gardens Makiki Fee Simple 1-Bedroom with Parking
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$319,000 Fee Simple
Single Family Home
Main Features
1 Bedroom
1 Full Bathroom
Interior: 405 sqft
Year Built: 1987
MLS #: 202113301
Location
1503 Liholiho Street
402
Honolulu, HI 96822
USA
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Desirable High Floor Makaha Valley Towers Studio

Desirable High Floor Makaha Valley Towers Studio

Waikiki Kuhio Village Condotel Studio Kitchenette Turnkey Investment

Waikiki Condotel Studio Investment

June 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

The June 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of June 30, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.

The 30-day trend for the average list price for all categories, except condominiums/townhomes, dropped with single family homes falling over 11 percent in the past 30 days. The average sold price for single family and luxury single family homes fell however, condominiums/townhomes  and luxury condominiums/townhomes rose slightly. 

Inventory wise, all categories, except luxury condominiums/townhomes, took an turn upward with the most significant increase in the 30-day inventory trend with single family homes. 

While the condominium/town home market is showing signs of a peak however, the trend suggests that single family homes and luxury single family homes may have peaked with list price and sold price while their inventories start to climb.

Housing Inventory Snapshot  June 30, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Based on SFH] $1,235,940 $1,110,155 44 / 20 345
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $6,950,414 $4,470,833 138 / 58 105
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data Based on Condo/Townhome] $410,224 $443,897 87 / 39 830
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,262,464 $1,646,296 144 / 79 271
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. I provide professional and courteous service and have first hand knowledge on Honolulu neighborhoods and communities.

If you are considering selling, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here, or for more personalized service, contact me directly at 808-223-0429. 

May 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

The May 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot represents aggregated values based on Honolulu MLS data as of May 31, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.

The 30-day trend for the average list price for single family homes, luxury single family homes, and condominiums/townhomes remained relatively steady. While luxury single family homes had a slight uptick in the average list price and a significant uptick in the 30-day trend for average sold price. Inventory wise, the 30-day  trend continued to retreat downwards for all categories. Overall, the chart depicts a decreasing housing inventory supply and steady to increasing demand for Honolulu housing. 

Housing Inventory Snapshot  May 31, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Based on SFH] $1,402,129 $1,160,197 61 / 29 298
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $7,480,707 $4,937,500 137 / 83 87
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data Based on Condo/Townhome] $395,792 $443,545 98 / 43 825
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,345,646 $1,586,413 159 / 72 275
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. I provide professional and courteous service and have first hand knowledge on Honolulu neighborhoods and communities.  

If your considering selling, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here or for more personalized service contact me directly at 808-223-0429. 

Waikiki Condotel Studio Investment

Waikiki Condotel Studio Investment

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$98,000
Condominium
Main Features
1 Full Bathroom
Interior: 286 sqft
Year Built: 1975
MLS #: 202112095
Location
2450 Prince Edward Street
609A
Honolulu, HI 96815
USA
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Waikiki Condotel Turnkey Investment

Waikiki Condotel Turnkey Investment
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$85,000
Condominium
Main Features
1 Full Bathroom
1 Unit
Interior: 232 sqft
Year Built: 1975
MLS #: 202111994
Location
2450 Prince Edward St
208A
Honolulu, HI 96815
USA

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April 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

The below table represents aggregated values based on MLS data as of April 30, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.

Otherwise, the 30-day trend for the average list price for single family homes, condominiums/townhomes and luxury condominiums/townhomes remained relatively steady while luxury single family homes had a slight uptick. The 30-day trend for average sold price was slight a mix of upticks and downticks was up for all categories. Inventory wise, the actual trend was generally downwards for all categories.

Housing Inventory Snapshot  April 30, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Based on SFH] $1,342,655 $1,069,206 64 / 29 312
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $7,201,174 $5,029,091 124 / 91 95
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data Based on Condo/Townhome] $377,312 $437,552 106 / 40 899
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,166,547 $1,332,365 161 / 77 304
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. While open houses are eliminated due to COVID-19 precautions, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. I provide professional and courteous service along with knowledgeable guidance through the process. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here or for more personalized service contact me directly at 808-223-0429. 

Mortgage Bankers Association August 2021 Rate Forecast

Mortgage Finance Forecast for August 2021

Mortgage Bankers Association August 2021 Rate Forecast

Advancing Mortgage Forecast

Our last review of the Mortgage Finance Forecast occurred in January 2021 and suggested that the historically low mortgage rates of the past were behind us.  As we move into the second quarter of 2021, the forecast holds however our mortgage rates have fallen for a third consecutive week as of  April 22, 2021, and are currently below the rate from one year ago.  The forecast has rates averaging 3.4 percent by the end of June 2021 which means that the rates we are currently experiencing need to jump in order for the average to reach 3.4 percent.  Likewise by the end of 2021, the average rate is forecast to be 3.7 percent which means rates are expected to exceed 3.7 percent for some period of time before the end of 2021.

Historical Perspective

The mortgage rate graph depicts a steady decline during the past 40 years. The graph was from a housing and economic recovery webinar presentation prepared for the Hawaii Association of Realtors by Dr. Paul Brewbaker, a respected and renown local economist. Click Here if you would like to view a full recording of the webinar.

Stay Informed

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VA Home Loans

So what do these rates mean if you are seeking a Veteran’s Assistance or VA home loan? VA home loan is a home loan guaranty program offered to Veterans, military service members and eligible surviving spouses. The rates one actually qualifies is based on several factors including the loan program, credit score and credit worthiness. The forecast rates are only intended to provide you with insight into what the market considers as the overall average rate for the given period. You must check with your financial institution to find out what rate you qualify and in some cases that rate may be lower than what you see forecast by Mortgage Bankers Association.

March 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

The below table represents aggregated values based on MLS data as of March 28, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email.

Otherwise, the 30-day trend for the average list price for single family homes and luxury single family homes dropped while the condominium/townhome and luxury condominium/townhome prices rose. The 30-day trend for average list price and average days on market (DOM) was up for all categories. Inventory wise, the actual trend was generally upwards with the exception of the luxury condominium/townhome which fell slightly.

Housing Inventory Snapshot  March 28, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Based on SFH] $1,348,840 $1,110,459 65 / 34 327
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $6,775,408 $4,908,773 122 / 152 99
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data Based on Condo/Townhome] $374,752 $431,570 110 / 49 982
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,164,778 $1,359,714 153 / 57 332
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. While open houses are eliminated due to COVID-19 precautions, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. I provide professional and courteous service along with knowledgeable guidance through the process. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here or for more personalized service contact me directly at 808-223-0429. 

March 2021 Hawaii Featured Honolulu Real Estate For Sale

March 2021 Hawaii Featured Honolulu Real Estate For Sale

Aloha! Our advertisement for the March 2021 Estates & Homes publication featuring Honolulu real estate listings from Hawaii Dream Realty LLC.  Our company is proud to have partnered with Homes & Land to market properties for sale. Homes & Lands print media compliments our online sales and marketing provided through our own www.Invest808.com website in addition to Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and other third party listing providers. Our listings can also be found on The Wall Street Journal real estate portal, The Washington Post real estate portal, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune real estate portals as well as other established luxury lifestyle real estate portals.

Homes & Land is not just a magazine, it is a fully integrated marketing program including a printed magazine distributed locally and worldwide and online giving our listings increased local exposure beyond the Multiple Listing Services. With Homes & Land our listings get exposure with more than 2,700 targeted, quality publications mailed to Oahu homes; exposure through 101 street magazine boxes all over the island; direct distribution to industry professionals including mortgage companies, title companies, banks, coffee houses, airport lounges, golf courses, hotels, and real estate offices; and reaches over 200 MILLION unique visitors worldwide through Internet marketing campaigns and online syndication that target Asia, China, Korea, Europe, Japan, Canada and Latin America.

You can find our advertisements on the back cover in the current issue as well as past issues. Contact your Realtor if you have any questions about any of the properties appearing in any issue of the Estates & Homes publication.

Homes and Land Syndication

February 2021 Oahu Hawaii Housing Inventory Snapshot

Click on the inventory category to see current listings. The table represents aggregated values based on MLS data for the specified date.

Housing Inventory Snapshot  February 28, 2021 
Average List Price Average Sold Price Average DOM: active/sold listings Number of Listings
Honolulu County, HI
Click to Search Single Family under $1M [MLS Data Base on SFH] $1,454,863 $1,081,198 98 / 34 230
Click to Search Single Family over $1M [MLS Data Based on Luxury SFH] $6,963,325 $4,456,667 136 / 135 87
Click to Search Condo/Townhome under $500K [MLS Data based on Condo/Townhome] $341,056 $426,410 118 / 47 907
Click to Search Condo/Townhome over $500K [MLS Data Based on Luxury Condo/Townhome] $2,116,450 $1,349,152 160 / 78 337
If you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please give me a call. While open houses are eliminated due to COVID-19 precautions, our digital marketing strategy and distributed print media ensures that your listing gets exposure. I provide professional and courteous service along with knowledgeable guidance through the process. If you want to know what your home is worth in the current market Click Here or for more personalized service contact me directly at 808-223-0429.