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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Why Are So Many Chinese Investors Buying In Hawaii?

I think one of the biggest reasons investors from China are interested in real estate in Hawaii is the stability of the market. The Hawaii real estate market has remained strong where elsewhere in the nation has seen drops in … Continue reading

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19 of 20 Case-Shiller Index Markets Improve In August

Home value rose to close out the summer, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, an oft-cited home-valuation tracker. Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Index Suggests Housing Momentum Into 2013

In September, for the fifth straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index hovered near its benchmark value of 100, registering 99.5. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week: October 29, 2012

Pricing for both conforming and FHA mortgage rates improved between Monday and Friday, with the majority of gains occurring late in the week. Continue reading

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CENTURY 21 All Islands 2012 Aloha ‘Āina Nominees

The list of 2012 Aloha Aina Nominees were released this week by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® and twenty-two CENTURY 21 All Islands agents made the list. The Aloha ‘Āina REALTOR® Awards Program began in 1998 and honors and publicly … Continue reading

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New Home Supply Remains Firmly In “Seller’s Market” Territory

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold jumped to 389,000 units in September 2012 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. Continue reading

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Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (October 24 , 2012)

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent Wednesday. Continue reading

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Existing Home Supplies Drop To Multi-Year Low

The National Association of REALTORS® reports Existing Home Sales at 4.75 million units in September 2012 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, an 11 percent increase from one year ago. Continue reading

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The Most Expensive U.S. ZIP Codes (2012 Edition)

Using data compiled by real estate market data firm Altos Research, Forbes Magazine recently presented America’s most expensive ZIP codes for 2012. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week: October 22, 2012

Mortgage markets worsened last week, taking mortgage rates higher. The Federal Open Market Committee meets this week. Continue reading

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