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Q2 Market Summary 2022

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Market Update June 2022

Overall market activity on the Big Island is showing signs of slowing as total sales declined -12% for single-family homes and -22% for condos year over year. Even though sales are down, prices remain near recent highs as competitively priced properties continue to sell quickly. Given the Big Island’s vast size and geographic diversity, it… Read More »

Market Update May 2022

Year to date, the Big Island real estate market has remained very consistent with little fluctuation in total sales, median sales price and days on market. Island-wide, the median sales price for condos ($567K) surpassed single-family homes ($523K) in May 2022, with a 26% increase in price compared to this time last year, and with… Read More »

Rescued

My swim coach, Dave Prutow and friend Rachel dive together frequently and capture amazing sea life in action. Check out this video and article regarding Dave untangling a juvenile, white tip reef shark from the reef. It had been hooked by typical fishing gear that subsequently wrapped itself and the shark around the coral. As… Read More »

Hawaii Business Magazine

I was recently recognized as one of the Hawaii Business Magazine’s Top 100 REALTORS in the State for 2021. I was also one of the Top Worldwide producers for Coldwell Banker where I earned and was awarded the International Award of Excellence placing me in the top 100 Brokers worldwide out of over 14,000 agents… Read More »

Market Update April 2022

The Big Island real estate market held steady as median sales prices increased 9% year over year for single-family homes ($517,000} and 45% for condos ($689,900}. Across the island, a lack of available properties for sale continues to fuel buyers’ demand as properties continue to sell as quickly as they come on the market. Brief… Read More »

Market Update March 2022

The Big Island continues to face inventory challenges as indicated by several key metrics. With a lack of properties for sale, total sales were down -10% for single-family homes (SFH) and -40% for condos compared to the same time last year. While sales may have dropped, median sales prices continue to ascend higher as SFH… Read More »

Thank you

Aloha, Friends, Family, and Clients, The year 2021 was an incredible year for all real estate sales professionals Nationwide, and in my case, it was record-breaking with your support, encouragement, and aloha. I earned the Coldwell Banker International Society of Excellence Award for 2021. This award is presented to individual sales associates/representatives who produce a… Read More »

Market Update February 2022

Two months into the year and the Big Island real estate market continues its competitive streak. Even with interest rates creeping up which puts pressure on affordability, properties are selling as fast as they come on the market. For both single-family homes and condos, there were more sales than new listings driving months of remaining… Read More »

Kohala Coast Swim from Kapa’a Beach Park North

I swim on Sunday mornings with a group at Hapuna Bay State Park. Most of the participants have known each other for decades and are seasoned in the open water. During the COVID lockdown and subsequent cease to our regular Sunday church service, I started to swim with the group. It’s been a blast getting… Read More »

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