North Shore real estate

North shore Oahu homes. Sunset beach and Haleiwa real estate.  North Shore Hawaii realty.

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People often ask me about remodeling in Hawaii. Is it hard to find a good contractor? Yes.  Are materials and labor more expensive?  Yes. But you can do it and you should. I've done several remodels now, and this one is my favorite.  

A couple years ago I bought a foreclosed home on the North Shore from a bank.  The process of buying it was a crazy ordeal that took over a year to complete, dealing with title problems and termites.  But once I finally closed on the purchase, the real work began.  This is what the front of the house originally looked like. The trees and grass were overgrown, and the carport had a very plane look to it. 

Original Front of HouseWe removed the center post in the carport, added a nice door and some wood to give it a board and batten look, and

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     As I'm looking at the statistics that just came out from the Honolulu Board of Realtors, I'm laughing! Mainly because at the beginning of the year I actually thought that maybe the market may start to slow down in 2016 (see my article from March 2016 below in the blogs)... Boy, was I wrong!

      Not only did our market continue to soar in 2016, but December was the 2nd highest month for # of sales. December is usually a bit slower as expected with the Holiday's.

 

     The median home price for Oahu went up from $700K to $735K. And the median condo price went up from $360K to $390K respectively. The Honolulu Board of Realtors calls this "stable". The average days on market for both SFH and condo's went down (that's a good thing) to 18

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      It seems that prices are still continuing to rise in the residential housing market here. As we begin to come upon the "busy season" of sales, there are some interesting trends to note as we compare last years statistics to this years.

    The median home price for single family homes has risen again to $725,000 from last years $700,000. That's a 3.6% rise. Last year at this time the median home price had risen 7.2% from the previous year....could we finally be slowing down? The end of the year statistics will show us a better picture, so stay tuned for that in the months to come.

    The median home price for condo/townhome's also rose to $385,000 from $380,000, respectively. That's only a 1.3% increase from last year, compared to the rise of

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     As the summer selling season draws to a close and we start to approach the holiday season, I wanted to give you an idea of our local market and the trends that are happening now compared to last year.

     For single family homes and condo's, inventory is down in most area's which will tend to drive up prices. When X number of buyers are looking at Z number of houses, and X is greater than Z, that means bidding wars ensue (from buyers) which always end up pushing sale prices higher.

     For single family homes, median sales prices went up this year 6.45% compared to the median sales price in 2014. The average days on market went up 3 days, to 25 days on market, compared to last years 22 DOM.

     For condominium/town homes, the median sales

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For the 4th year in a row, Tony Kawaguchi and his Aloha Tony team have received the honors of being on this prestigious list of top producing agents in the state of Hawaii. The data is compiled from the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and there are a few criteria that are considered from this.

1. Only MLS transactions in Hawaii

2. Only residential sales are counted. (no vacant land or commercial)

3. No new home sales are counted. (which is a shame since Realtor's often find homes in new construction developments)

4. Primary listing agents receive full credit, co-listing agents do not receive credit.

5. Both buyers agent and sellers agent are credited for the full sales price amount.

6. If the Realtor represents both seller and buyer,

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   You may have noticed that home prices are increasingly rising in Hawaii. Sellers are receiving multiple offers and backup offers due to low inventory. This has resulted in above asking price offers. Lets talk about how real estate is expected to be affected in 2015. Or rather, how it will affect you as a homeowner and/or a buyer. 

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Photo: Hoakalei master planned community 

   The median home price (on this rock, Oahu) has steadily risen in the last 5 years, since the bubble burst. (which I might add, only affected home prices minimally in comparison to our mainland comrades) It is currently at $690K and economists believe that by 2020, the median home price on Oahu will be $1M. Some even believe that it could double by then. 

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If you're looking for a beach house on the North Shore, this is THE best one on the market.  For $2.95 million, this house is right on the sand, and has 2801 square feet of space, with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths.  This stunning beach housee has sweeping ocean views.  With new windows and doors, a new kitchen and bar, and plenty of high end upgrades.

 Haleiwa house on the beach

This home has been polished from top to bottom. A Hawaiian style beach front getaway right in front of world class surfing on a very quiet beach. This home sparkles like the ocean at sunset and comes fully furnished.  Check out the link to the slideshow below. For under $3million, this is the best beach front house available on the market right now. 

 North Shore beach front house

Even more pictures available here 

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The North Shore is usually thought of for huge waves and world class surfing. In the summer the North Shore's biggest and wave, Waimea Bay, turns into a beautiful calm beach.  While these are the two things that mostly draw people to Waimea, there is also the Waimea valley waterfall walk. 

Some people call it a hike, but when you see it you will agree that it is just a pleasant walk.  The waterfall walk is about a half mile or so on a nicely paved path, which starts at this little info shack and ticket counter.  It costs about $30 for a family of four if you live here, and about $100 if you don't.  

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Along the way you'll see some beautiful trees, plants, and probably a peacock or two.  It's not steep except for one spot near the end, and the

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Congratulations to my clients Charlie and Lolita on the purchase of this BEAUTIFUL beach house at Velzyland, in Sunset Beach Colony.  This morning they officially recorded as the new owners of this amazing property. I'm sure that they will enjoy this awesome home in their retirement.

Sunset Beach Colony is the North Shore's only gate community, and has less than 30 homes within it.  This is last one on the Kahuku end.

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This house, built just a few years ago, has this massive living space off the custom kitchen, featuring all wood ceilings and tile floors, stone counters, and stainless steele hardware throughout.  4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a completely separate cottage with a full bathroom and kitchenette.  Check out this awesome hang out,

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