Hawaii Real Estate News

Hawaii real estate news and information from Big Rock Investments

Neighbors and Other Complications

44-727 Hoonani Place - Ocean View 1

One of the joys of life is the pleasure of company. When we live in nice communities, we make friends with neighbors, local shop vendors and others who fill in the fabric of our little microcosm of society. Some of us are more extroverts and social than others, but we all interact with our communities in one way or another.Hawaii, as well all know, is very much a community-based society. Think … [Read more...]

Starting New Project in Kaimuki’s 2nd Avenue

We recently purchased a side-by-side home in Honolulu's Kaimuki neighborhood at 1133B 2nd Avenue (via Oahu Home Buyers, Inc.). We just began renovation last week. By mid to late April, we'll have a beauty on the market ready for sale to the public. :)This is an interesting house for a few reasons:1. This property has two sides, one upper and one lower, each with its own entrance. Kaimuki … [Read more...]

Why Hawaii Real Estate Makes Sense

I've had a few people reach out to me lately wanting to start investing in real estate but complaining about the high prices in Hawaii. The quick response would be: "That's the cost of living in paradise!", right? But there's more to it than that.Looking historically at the market, Hawaii is buffered by a lot of the swings that categorize the past few decades of many areas on the mainland. Of … [Read more...]

Oahu Real Estate Prices Steadily Climbing

If you haven't been paying attention, the Oahu real estate market continues to climb higher and higher. While most even passive observers may not be surprised at the trend, some feel that an inevitable flattening out or even market downturn may be coming in the not too distant future.Nevertheless, December's monthly report from the Honolulu Board of Realtors showed median sales prices of … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays in Hawaii

Aloha! Today is Christmas Day, 2014. Whether you actually celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or any holiday or none at all, this is traditionally a very happy time of the year for all of us. It's a time to be with family and friends.It's also a time to look back and reflect on what was hopefully a very joyous 2014. Perhaps you bought a new home and have decorated it, making it your own for years … [Read more...]

Basics of Real Estate Marketing – Part 2

Amazing Diamond Head View

In the previous post, I went over some basics of marketing for real estate professionals. Whether you're a realtor, broker or investors, marketing is the key to keeping your business open and not shuttered down. Remember -- if you're not marketing, you're not in business!Let's recap -- direct mail gives you access to thousands of potential leads. Homeowners, sellers, potential buyers, private … [Read more...]

Basics of Real Estate Marketing – Part 1

Google Related Searches for Real Estate

As a coach with the top-rated FortuneBuilders Mastery program, I often tell my students that 90% of their business is MARKETING. In fact, I go as far as to tell them that if they're not marketing, THEY'RE NOT IN BUSINESS. I firmly believe this to be true.So many new real estate investors worry so much about their website, getting the perfect business card, and making sure they understand … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Avoid Being a Victim

Big Rock Investments - Hawaii real estate investors

Real estate is a funny industry - it can be incredibly rewarding one day and catastrophic the next. Some people have made outright fortunes by investing in real estate wisely. Others have lost their shirts. Some have found the home of their dreams while others have ended up with a money pit.Shelter is one of the basic necessities of life and, consequently, an entire industry has grown up … [Read more...]

Case Study – Foreclosure Rescue in Kaneohe

Beautiful Kaneohe HI Home for Sale!

This week we finished another project in Kaneohe, Hawaii where we rescued a homeowner from foreclosure. This single family home acquisition was particularly rewarding because we built such a strong rapport and friendship with the seller. It was a true joy from the first meeting last spring through a few days ago when we confirmed that the seller got a big check and was able to put the entire … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Use Google for Real Estate Searches

Google Related Searches for Real Estate

It seems like technology is running our lives these days. How many couples do you see at restaurants or Starbucks not conversing with each other, but each on their cellphone instead? How many kids are pacified at dinner tables with their iPads? Too many, in my opinion! However, not all tech is bad - it's certainly enabled us to achieve more in life, from medicine to transportation … [Read more...]