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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mortgage Rates Fall Back Below 4%

After a brief run-up two weeks ago, mortgage rates are back below 4 percent. Continue reading

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March Real Estate Hot Picks for Kauai

Aloha! I hope you are enjoying Spring where you are.  I am sorry for getting my March Hot Picks out so late.  I have been extremely busy.  The Market over here is changing!!! There is a lot more Buyer activity … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Shows Uneven Recovery For U.S. Housing

Recent data suggests that the U.S. housing market is in recovery, albeit an uneven one. Continue reading

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Proposed Vacation Rental Legislation in Hawaii

If I may put my two cents in? It’s apparent to me there are two driving factors in the proposed legislation in Hawaii to force vacation rental owners to use a licensed property manager. Right now they are only required to … Continue reading

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Not Just The Maui Real Estate Market

Have you noticed a trend? If you are a buyer in the under $500K market, and particularly under $300K, you will have noticed there are many other people just like you! A lot of people in fact. The era of … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Index Remains Strong Into Spring

The housing market took a step back in February, but remains near post-Recession highs. Continue reading

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How To Replace Cracked, Dirty Grout

Keeping grout in good condition does more than just make your kitchen or bathroom look great — it protects the surfaces beneath your tile, too. Here’s how to properly clean your grout. Continue reading

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Building Permits On The Rise

The new construction housing market appears primed for growth. Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Stay Strong; Spring Season Underway

Despite sparse home inventory, the National Association of REALTORS reports that 4.59 million “existing homes” were sold in February on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. Continue reading

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Buyer Foot Traffic Through New Construction Up Nearly Threefold Since 2009

Home builder confidence in the newly-built, single-family housing market remains high. Continue reading

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