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Under-a-million-dollar activity on Oahu: the high spot of a low month

While the full effects of the pandemic are yet to be realized, the demand for single- family homes in April was greatest in listings under $1 million. According to the most recent tracking data from Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, price-sensitive buyers zeroed in on homes priced between $600,000 and $999,999. In fact, nearly two-thirds of […]

Keeping ohana close

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS OFFER HOPE FOR STRUGGLING FAMILIES By Lisa Scontras Among the most heartbreaking of pandemic-related stories unfolding are the hundreds of thousands of people who have shuttered their businesses, and lost their jobs or income sources. But when it’s our friends and families who are struggling to pay bills and put food on […]

Planning For The Unplanned

If recent events have taught us anything, it is that having a real plan in place (or not) will have a profound effect on how we recover when adversity strikes. General George S. Patton once said, “A good plan violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” For many condo/homeowner associations, […]

How to live big with less

GREAT HOMES FOR LESS THAN $500,000 By Lisa Scontras Like many sheltering- at-home residents, you might find yourself ready to attack overstuffed closets, overflowing drawers and filing cabinets jammed with years of forgotten papers. You may wonder, “Do I really need all this stuff?” With a bit of pandemic soul-searching, you might even be inspired […]

Worried about home values?

By Lisa Scontras COVID-19’s full impact on local prices is still unclear With the state’s population under orders to shelter at home, record-breaking unemployment claims associated with lost jobs and economic conditions evolving daily, it is unclear at the moment what the ripple effects of COVID-19 will ultimately have on our economy and the real […]

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