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Is the Recession Over?

There is a growing consensus that the recession is over. Here are a couple of optimistic reports worth reading. Getting Back to Normal – The Outlook Continues to Improve 8 Reasons Why (We Believe) the Recession …

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Are Maui Homes Affordable Again?

While housing prices in Maui are still not at a level that allows the average island family to buy, just yet, there are some reasons for optimism. For the most part, the average island income is …

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Foreclosures provide opportunities for affordable Maui homes

Despite all signs that a disaster is on the horizon for the housing market in Maui, the Maui County Council are diverting affordable housing funds to an ill-conceived affordable rental project. While recognizing that something must …

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Predicting the Market Bottom

There is still controversy about whether or not the latest real estate market data is signalling a bottom to the market. The naysayers point to the increasing delinquency rate on Alt A and Prime Loans as …

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Debt Storm Sweeps Maui

Maui has recently been swept by a storm of debt that has left a high rate of foreclosures and bankruptcies in its wake. Although Maui County was previously thriving and enjoying a time of prosperity, the …

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Steady Rise in Hawaii Foreclosure

In times like these, the last thing anyone wants is more bad news. With the economic recession affecting countries around the globe and with the recent spread of the H1N1 virus, everyone wants to hear some …

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Top 100 Hawaii Realtors

In today’s tough economic times, it’s not easy to be a top producer, particularly in the real estate industry. This is true for all regions of the country, including Hawaii. Buyers are being more cautious and …

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Announcement

The Smith Team proudly announces the addition of our latest member. Waiaulia (Graceful Flowing Water) Smith born March 31, 2009 at 8:53 A.M. Mom (Melissa), Dad (Greg), and baby are all doing well. Below are some …

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Hawaii Foreclosures Continue to Rise

Compared to a year ago, January foreclosures in Hawaii have nearly tripled. The 174% rise represents 337 foreclosures filed in the first month of 2009, making this the seventh consecutive month with a triple-digit increase in …

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Possible Legislation in Hawaii to Prevent Foreclosures

It’s no surprise that with the recent economic downturn and weakening real estate market that foreclosure rates throughout Hawaii are rapidly increasing. In fact, over the past two years foreclosure rates have quickly been approaching the …

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