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Kakaako: Remade for the 21st Century  - Hawaii Business Magazine
No matter which lens you use, Kakaako is where the transformations in Hawaii’s 21st-century life are most clear. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Howard Hughes Corp.'s David Striph talks about development in Kakaako  - HawaiiBusiness
With 60 acres, Howard Hughes is the largest private landowner in Kakaako, which presents an enviable economic opportunity as well as a burden to get complex issues right – such as balancing financial success with sustainability and affordable housing. Striph sheds light on how the company is walking this tightrope with its development plans. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

We're Pumped! Neglected Kakaako Pumping Station Gets TLC  - HONOLULUMagazine.com
One of Hawaii’s coolest empty buildings is about to get a facelift, and be put back into use after more than half a century of neglect. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Howard Hughes Corp.'s second Honolulu luxury tower to start construction in coming months  - Pacific Business News
  |  Related Building:  Anaha
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Ultra-luxury condos at Hawaii's Ala Moana Center to start construction soon  - Pacific Business News
  |  Related Building:  Park Lane Ala Moana

Ala Moana Shopping Center - Part VII: Future  - KHON2
  |  Related Building:  Park Lane Ala Moana

Howard Hughes Corp. gets OK to lease Honolulu small boat harbor for 45 years  - Pacific Business News
The Hawaii Community Development Authority on Friday voted to allow The Howard Hughes Corp. to lease Kewalo Basin Harbor for up to 45 years in a public-private partnership that could revitalize the small commercial boat harbor between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

A History of Ala Moana Shopping Center  - KHON2
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Vida at 888 Ala Moana - new luxury condo project gets nod from neighborhood board  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

801 South St. Tower B Sold Out to Hawaii Residents  - Honolulu Civil Beat
  |  Related Building:  801 South St
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

New Whole Foods Market in Kakaako will be part of larger commercial and residential development  - Pacific Business News
The flagship Whole Foods Market planned for Ward Village in Honolulu's Kakaako neighborhood will be part of a new mixed-use development by The Howard Hughes Corp. that will cover the entire block at Queen and Kamakee streets. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

The Lofts at the Collection to go on sale this summer.  - KITV
It will include 48 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom condos with a starting price around $350,000.

Group aims to build Waikiki condominium hotel  - SFGate
HONOLULU (AP) — A local development partnership has pledged more than $1 million in community spending in exchange for the city's permission to build a condominium hotel tower exceeding Waikiki's height and density requirements. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Hawaii Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Expected to Rise  - Honolulu Magazine
Home prices in Honolulu and mortgage rates are expected to increase over the next two years, taking a hit on affordability, according to the latest forecast by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO).

Kamehameha Schools to break ground on new retail-recreation space.  - KITV
Construction will begin on Kamehameha Schools new space called SALT at Our Kaka'ako in March. The 76,000-square-foot project will include retail and restaurant space. It also calls for a 267-stall parking structure along Keawe Street. A splash and play water feature is also planned, along with recreation and seating areas. Neighboring businesses will remain open during construction. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Construction on New Kakaako Shopping Area to Start This Month  - Honolulu Civil Beat
A new 76,000-square foot retail and restaurant center in Kakaako is expected to break ground this month. The mall, known as SALT, is located on the block bounded by Ala Moana Boulevard and Coral, Keawe and Auahi streets. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Oahu condo prices hit record high  - Pacific Business News
The condo median price was a 5.7 percent increase from the the median price in February 2013, which was $340,000. The previous condo price record of $350,000 was set in August, the board said.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi launched in Kaka'ako  - KITV
Wi-Fi available in 9-block area surrounded by Ala Moana Blvd., South St., Halekauwila St., Cooke St. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Castle & Cooke, Kamehameha Schools unveil Kakaako plans for new condo  - Hawaii News Now
400 Keawe, Castle & Cooke's project, will build its six-story building on 1.5-acres along Keawe street. The rental and for-sale housing building will include one to three bedroom floor plans ranging from $400,000s to mid-$700,000s Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

International Market Place project in Waikiki to break ground next week  - Pacific Business News
The Michigan-based regional mall owner, which is partnering with landowner Queen Emma Land Co. and capital partner Coastwood Capital Group of California, plans to develop 75 stores and seven restaurants at the $350 million project that is expected to open in spring 2016 Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Ritz-Carlton developer buys more Waikiki property  - Pacific Business News
The Los Angeles developer who is in the process of building The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, condo-hotel project on Kuhio Avenue has purchased property in Waikiki, for $9 million, according to public records.   |  Related Building:  Ritz-Carlton Residences
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Honolulu Single-Family Home and Condo Sales On the Rise  - Honolulu Magazine
The median price for a single-family home on Oahu rose to $629,500 in January, up 5.8 percent from the same month last year. Condos edged up 1.6 percent to a median of $320,000.

Whole Foods part of Nordstrom’s move to new space at Ala Moana  - Pacific Business News
  |  Related Building:  Ala Moana Center Luxury Low-Rise
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Ultra-luxury project at Ala Moana Center to include 215 condo units  - Pacific Business News
The planned seven ultra-luxury condominium towers to be built on what is now a parking area of Ala Moana Center fronting Ala Moana Boulevard will include 215 units with 109 two-bedroom units, 65 three-bedroom units, 36 one-bedroom units and five five-bedroom penthouses, according to a permit filed recently with the City and County of Honolulu.   |  Related Building:  Ala Moana Center Luxury Low-Rise
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Oahu single-family home price in December ties previous record  - Pacific Business News

Aqua Hospitality to assume management of the Outrigger Luana Waikiki Hotel  - Pacific Business News
Aqua Hospitality will assume management of the 225-room Outrigger Luana Waikiki Hotel from Outrigger Hotels and Resorts beginning Jan. 1, Aqua Hospitality announced Thursday.   |  Related Building:  Luana Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Video: Luxury condos to be built at Ala Moana Center  - KHON2
Constuction's already underway for the condo project known as One Ala Moana being built at Ala Moana Center. A big announcement on Sunday reveals-there will be a second condo complex built at Hawaii's largest mall. Ala Moana Center's new expanded ewa wing will have Bloomingdale's in the center and condo units on the makai side. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Luxury condo row could front Ala Moana Center  - Pacific Business News
A row of luxury condominium buildings could line the front of Hawaii’s largest shopping mall along Ala Moana Boulevard under a plan being developed by a Honolulu real estate investment firm and Ala Moana Center owner General Growth Properties Inc., multiple sources have told PBN. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Penthouse in Howard Hughes’ Ward project in Honolulu priced at record $50M  - Pacific Business News
A penthouse with its own swimming pool in one of The Howard Hughes Corp.’s planned luxury condominiums in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood is priced at $50 million — a record for the highest asking price ever for a new condominium unit in Hawaii, according to a Honolulu Realtor.   |  Related Building:  Waiea

Hawaii’s BlackSand Capital to develop Waikiki luxury hotel-condo at King’s Village  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - East

Hawaii agency approves second tower for 801 South St  - Pacific Business News
  |  Related Building:  801 South St
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Howard Hughes Corp : Ward Village Becomes the Largest LEED-ND® Platinum Certified Neighborhood in the United States  - 4-traders.com
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced today that Ward Village has received LEED® Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Platinum certification, making the Honolulu project the nation's largest LEED-ND Platinum certified project and the only LEED-ND Platinum certified project in the state of Hawai'i.   |  Related Building:  404 Ward Avenue
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

An Intense Influx of Housing for a Honolulu Distric  - The New York Times
The flat, low-slung neighborhood of Kakaako near downtown Honolulu was once an alluvial plain dotted with fish ponds that deteriorated into a gritty area with auto repair shops and warehouses. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Honolulu Among Top 5 U.S. Cities for Home Sellers  - Honolulu Magazine
The news that homes in Honolulu are expensive is not exactly, you know, news. But we decided to dig a little deeper into Movoto’s methodology to understand exactly how sellers got themselves the upper-hand. This is a post-game breakdown of how Honolulu accomplished the somewhat paradoxical feat of becoming a great place to unload a property without being a good place to pick one up.

Howard Hughes Corp expects pre-sales to start soon for Honolulu condos  - Pacific Business News
The Howard Hughes Corp. said Thursday that it expects to begin pre-sales of its first three residential condominium towers in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood by the end of this year, or early next year, as it awaits Real Estate Commission’s approval of its condo documents. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Symphony Honolulu condo ready to break ground this month  - Pacific Business News
  |  Related Building:  Symphony Honolulu
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Pier 1, Nordstrom Rack to open new Honolulu stores in November  - Pacific Business News
The Howard Hughes Corp. said it has finished building a new two-story building at the Ward Village Shops in Honolulu's Kakaako neighborhood, in time for Nordstrom Rack and Pier 1 Imports to open next month. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Home prices rise on Oahu, condo sales soar 20%  - Pacific Business News
The number of condo units sold, however, jumped 20 percent to 421 units sold last month, compared to 250 units sold in September 2012.

CEO says Howard Hughes Corp. still working on best mix for Honolulu development  - Pacific Business News
The head of The Howard Hughes Corp., one of the bigger private developers of Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood, said Wednesday that the company is determining what the best and right mix is for its second phase of its $7.5 billion Ward Village master plan. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Sunrise on the beach  - Star Advertiser
Zoning amendments renew interest in development of time shares and hotels in tourism’s commercial core Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Source: Kobayashi Group, MacNaughton Group to develop luxury condos in Kakaako  - Pacific Business News
Currently, a Cutter Mazda automobile dealership and service center as well as an Office Max are on located the two parcels, which are separated in the center by Koula Street. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Historic News Building Threatened by Developer  - Hawaii Reporter
The historic Honolulu Advertiser Buildings (also known as the News Building) would be severed and a parking garage built on its footprint if a developer’s scheme is approved by a state agency Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Neighbors contest HCDA on high-rise  - Menafn.com
A state development permit granted last month for a high-rise condominium on a former CompUSA store site in Kakaako is being challenged by condo owners in a neighboring tower who say that land is reserved primarily for commercial use. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Symphony Honolulu condo project to start sales for owner-occupied units  - Pacific Business News
The 388-unit mixed-use Symphony Honolulu condominium in Kakaako across from the Neal Blaisdell Center will begin the sales process for its 100 reserved housing units on Saturday, developer OliverMcMillan Pacific Rim said Friday. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Hawaii agency OKs two Kakaako condo towers for Howard Hughes Corp.  - Pacific Business News
The Howard Hughes Corp. received approval from a Hawaii state agency Wednesday for two of its mixed-use condominium towers at Ward Village, the first phase of a master plan for Kakaako that will include more than 4,000 residential units and about 1 million square feet of retail and commercial space. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Developer hopes third time the charm for Honolulu condo project  - Pacific Business News
California developer Franco Mola recently submitted a scaled-down proposal for the 803 Waimanu St. project in Kakaako to the Hawaii Community Development Authority, his third attempt at developing a Honolulu condominium project. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

New report places Hawaii on the path to prosperity  - Pacific Business News

Hawaii hotel occupancy holds steady as room rates continue to rise  - Pacific Business News
Oahu hotels had both the highest occupancy — 91.8 percent — and the highest increase in average daily room rate, 15 percent to $228.37. Occupancy dropped 0.4 of a percentage point year over year.

Another new Kakaako high-rise gets HCDA approval  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Oahu home sales, prices rise in July  - Pacific Business News
Condo sales soared 17 percent last month to 426 sales, compared to 364 sales in July 2012. The median sales price of a condo in July was $345,500, an increase of 8 percent from $320,000 in July 2012.

Coming to Our Kaka‘ako: Keauhou Lane  - Nonstop Honolulu
A multi-faceted residential project, Keauhou Lane, will be developed in Kaka‘ako, adding new rental apartments, lofts, townhomes, a high-rise tower, live-work spaces and retail shops, including a neighborhood grocery store.   |  Related Building:  Keauhou Place
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Stanford Carr, Kamehameha Schools team on $300M Kakaako project  - Pacific Business News
Developer Stanford and Kamehameha Schools on Friday formally announced plans for Keauhou Lane in Kakaako, a project that includes a 40-story tower consisting of 600 residential units as well as a low-rise mixed-use residential project with 200 workforce rental apartments.   |  Related Building:  Keauhou Place
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Hawaii hotel occupancy nudges up as rates soar 13%  - Pacific Business News

Oahu homes hit highest median price in five years  - Pacific Business News

Honolulu Rail - Interactive Route Map  - HonoluluRailTransit.org
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Howard Hughes Corp. to present Ward condo plans to HCDA in July  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Symphony Honolulu condominium sales start  - Pacific Business News
Sales of Symphony Honolulu, a 388-unit mixed-use condominium in Kakaako across from the Neal Blaisdell Center, start Saturday with prices ranging from the low $500,000s for a one-bedroom residence to the high $800,000s for a three-bedroom unit. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Developer plans two more market-priced towers for Kakaako  - Pacific Business News
The Howard Hughes Corp. plans to add more than 900 residential units in two market-rate condominium towers and one mostly affordable residential tower as part of the first phase of its Ward Village master plan in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Howard Hughes Corp.’s first Kakaako project a 415-unit condo tower on Ward Avenue  - Pacific Business News
The Howard Hughes Corp. plans to build a mostly affordable 415-unit residential high-rise in Kakaako across from Sports Authority, which would include a total of 525,535-square-feet of floor area with commercial space and parking, as well as 25,650-square-feet of recreation space.  [more]  Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Q&A: How to calculate property tax on home in Hawaii  - Honolulu Magazine

Construction costs, labor impact Honolulu condominium development  - Pacific Business News
Some 15 known developments are on the horizon that total about 4,000 units. While most developers and bystanders think most of these projects will actually be built, there are many challenges that lay ahead.

Hawaii hotel room rates rise 10% on modest occupancy gains  - Pacific Business News
Oahu had the highest gain in average daily room rate, an increase of 18.7 percent to a rate of $213.42. Occupancy increased by 3.9 percentage points to 78.3 percent.

A&B’s new high-rise condo in Honolulu will have more than 460 units  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Honolulu’s condo market keeps getting hotter  - Pacific Business News
Honolulu’s red-hot condominium market grew even hotter in March with a staggering 73 percent growth in sales and an 11 percent jump in the median sales price, according to statistics released Monday by the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

Plan for 350-foot tower on Y site gets a thumbs-down  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

New condo planned at Central Y site  - Pacific Business News
Plans are moving ahead for the redevelopment of the Central YMCA property in Honolulu, which calls for a new 150-unit condominium called “Aloha Kai,” along with new facilities for the YMCA and a private, ground-level park for residents. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Developer outlines plans for Kakaako amusement park  - KITV
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Honolulu ranked near bottom of metro areas for foreclosures in 2012  - Pacific Business News
Honolulu ranked near the bottom among metropolitan areas for the number of foreclosures in 2012, and the state was ranked as one of the worst places in the nation to buy a foreclosed property, according to data from RealtyTrac.

Red-hot Oahu condo market sees 17.5% price bump in December  - Pacific Business News
The median sales price of a condo last month soared 17.5 percent to $335,000, compared to $285,000 the same time last year. The report also noted that sales of both homes and condos were accepted at a faster pace last month compared to a year ago, with home listings lasting for 30 days and condo listings lasting for 26 days.

Ritz-Carlton to manage planned Waikiki condo-hotel property  - Pacific Business News
Pacrep LLC, developer of the proposed $275 million condo-hotel tower once known as 2121 Kuhio, has signed a management deal with Ritz-Carlton and will now call the property The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Hawaii hotel room revenues hit all-time high for October  - Pacific Business News

Oahu home prices see double-digit gains in November  - Pacific Business News
The median price of an Oahu condo, meanwhile, rose 10.2 percent to $325,000, from $295,000 in November 2011. Sales of condos rose 9 percent to 363 units sold, from 333 units sold during the same month last year.

Hawaii hotel room rates rise 7% on higher occupancy  - Pacific Business News
Oahu hotels saw the greatest gain in room rates. The average daily room rate on Oahu was $177.59, which was 10.9 percent higher than a year ago, while occupancy rose just 1.9 percentage points to 78.9 percent.

Hawaii’s home prices the highest in the U.S.  - Star Advertiser

Oahu condominium sales reach five-year high  - Pacific Business News
Sales of condominiums on Oahu last month soared more than 30 percent compared to a year ago, reaching their highest point since August 2007.

Condos at Nordstrom will cost up to $9M  - Star Advertiser
Condominium units in a 17-story tower planned atop Nordstrom's six-story parking garage at Ala Moana Center are going to be priced as high as $9 million — a record for a new high-rise condo in Hawaii

Howard Hughes Corp. outlines revisions to Ward Centers master plan  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Investors: Room rates climb 8% at Hawaii hotels on modest occupancy gains  - Pacific Business News
Average daily room rates at Hawaii hotels rose 8 percent last week on a modest gain in occupancy, according to a report by Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.

Hawaii hotels rank high among global sun destinations for occupancy, rates, revenue  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotels were ranked second behind Singapore in occupancy, room rates and revenue during the first half of this year among global competitors in the island and sun destination market, according to a report by Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.

Oahu housing market continues to gain strength in July  - Pacific Business News
The median price of an Oahu condominium jumped 15.5 percent last month to $320,000, from $277,000 during the same month last year.

Honolulu’s Ward Centers nearing completion of $3.6M facelift  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Oahu hotel rates soar 16% on higher occupancy  - Pacific Business News

Honolulu's Best Architecture  - Honolulu Magazine
A panel of 13 of Honolulu’s most accomplished architects to decide Honolulu's best architecture - Queen Emma Gardens was chosen in the category of condominium.   |  Related Building:  Queen Emma Gardens

Single-family home prices up 14% on Oahu; number of sales drops  - Pacific Business News

Honolulu is a hot spot for foreign investment in real estate  - Pacific Business News
Honolulu is one of the 10 markets identified as a “hot spot” when it comes for foreign investment in residential real estate.

Hawaii hotel room revenue in 2011 was highest since 2007  - Pacific Business News
Hotel room revenue rose 12.7 percent in 2011 to the highest level since 2007, according to a report from Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research

Oahu home and condo prices rise to start the year  - Pacific Business News
The median price of a condominium on Oahu last month was $305,000, a 4.8 percent increase from the median price of $291,000 in January 2011. That was based on sales of 270 units, 1.9 percent more than the 265 units that sold in January 2011.

Plans revived for 40-story Kakaako tower  - Pacific Business News
A long-stalled retail and residential high rise planned for the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue is getting new life, with details being finalized that would allow the 40-story project once known as Symphony Park to go forward, PBN has learned. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

RealtyTrac: Hawaii foreclosures cut in half in 2011  - Pacific Business News
The number of foreclosures in Hawaii dropped by half last year as lenders grappled with a state law that changed the way they could file nonjudicial foreclosures, according to new data from RealtyTrac

Pacific Business News  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotels were 74.5 percent occupied in September, an increase from 70.6 percent in September 2010, while the average daily room rate rose to $172.20 from $160.50 in 2010, according to a report from Hospitality Advisors LLC.

Oahu single-family home sales fall, condo sales modestly increase  - Pacific Business News
Condominium sales were relatively flat, with 321 units sold in October, compared to 319 sold during the same month in 2010. The median price of a condo last month was $305,000, a 1.7 percent increase from $300,000 in 2010.

New rules could mean more taller buildings for Honolulu  - Pacific Business News
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Kakaako project would include Hawaii’s tallest building  - Pacific Business News
The state plans to issue a request for proposals in January for a developer to build two residential towers in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood, one of which would be the tallest building in Hawaii. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Hawaii hotel room rates up 9.6 percent, occupancy edges up  - Pacific Business News

Home prices tick up on Oahu  - Honolulu Star Advertiser

Bill would abolish Kakaako makai community panel  - Honolulu Star Advertiser
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Number Crunching: February Honolulu Real Estate Stats  - Honolulu Magazine
Condo resales received about 1 percent more of the original list price last month (94 percent) than in February of last year (93 percent).

Developer alters Hawaii Kai condo project  - Honolulu Star Advertiser
Hale Ali'i is being reborn as Hale Ka Lae

Oahu's hotel occupancy rate tops 84.5%  - Pacific Business News
Oahu’s occupancy rate of 84.5 percent was 14.4 percentage points higher than the same week a year ago.

Oahu Home Prices - Skid Ends  - Honolulu Star Advertiser
Prices rise 3.1% after a two-year downturn in one of the nation's hottest markets

Ala Moana Center, Ward Centers to be separately owned  - Hawaii News Now
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Plan drawn for Kakaako land  - Honolulu Star Advertiser
A proposal, long awaited, outlines what kind of development could take shape there Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Waikiki Edition opens  - Honolulu Star Advertiser
The Waikiki Edition, the first hotel in Marriott International's long-awaited boutique brand, is open for business after three years in development.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Oahu home, condo sales up in June  - Pacific Business News
Condominium sales saw the most dramatic increase — up 38 percent to 396 compared to the same month last year. But the median price was 3.2 percent lower than a year ago, settling at $300,000. Read more: Oahu home, condo sales up in June - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

A&B buys Kakaako tower site  - Honolulu Star Advertiser
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Oahu home sales in May up by more than 30% Read more: Oahu home sales in May up by more than 30%  - Pacific Business News
Condo sales on Oahu soared 35.5 percent in May to 355 units sold, up from 262 units sold in 2009.

Pacifica Honolulu gets back on track  - The Honolulu Advertise
With loan secured, construction of Kapi'olani condo will speed up

Luxury hotel set for Yacht Harbor Tower next to Ilikai  - The Honolulu Advertiser
  |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Home prices, sales up again  - The Honolulu Advertiser
But analysts say true measure of industry's recovery on Oahu will come when tax credits end

Oahu housing market at crossroads  - Star Bulletin
Home sales and prices rise ahead of federal tax credit deadline

Low-rates window closing for mortgages  - The Honolulu Advertiser

Hilton commits 2-tower expansion  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The global resort company said yesterday its planned two-tower, 550-room expansion at the Hilton Hawaiian Village will be devoted entirely to timeshare units, a fast-growing sector of the lodging industry. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Hawaii sees jump in hotel room occupancy  - Pacific Business News
Oahu occupancy rose 9.8 percentage points to 81.2 percent, while room rates declined 3.6 percent to $148.

Hawaii leasehold appraisals could see major changes  - Pacific Business News
Real estate appraisers working as arbitrators in ground rent negotiations would have to abide by the same rules that guide appraisals, under legislation passed by state lawmakers and sent to the governor.

Oahu occupancy up 3.9 percentage points to 72.1 percent,  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotel occupancy grew 3.4 percentage points to 66.5 percent in January — the fourth occupancy increase in the past five months.

Oahu home sales continue fast pace  - Pacific Business News
The 231 condominium sales last month represented a 44 percent boost over the 160 units that sold during February 2009.

Median sale price for Oahu home rises for second month in row  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Oahu's housing market has displayed another sign of recovery, with the median sale price for single-family homes sold in February rising for a second straight month compared with the same months last year.

Hawaii hotels almost 80% full  - Pacific Business News

2010 Oahu home sales off to fast start  - Pacific Business News

Oahu's January home prices rise 10.8%  - The Honolulu Advertiser

Oahu home, condo sales soar as prices fall  - Pacific Business News
Condominium sales grew even more last month, with 349 sales, a nearly 44 percent boost over 243 sales in December 2008.

Oahu hotels 79% full over holidays  - Pacific Business News
Hotel occupancy on Oahu grew 16.8 percentage points to 79 percent for the week ending Nov. 28.

Oahu home, condo sales hot  - Pacific Business News
The number of condominiums sold on Oahu in November was twice the number that sold the year before, while sales of single-family homes last month jumped nearly 47 percent.

Isle condo market faces new hurdle  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Proposed rules could render many properties ineligible for FHA loans

Trump hotel-condo opens  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The luxury hotel-condominium tower Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk opened yesterday after nearly three years of construction.

Kaka'ako master plan moves forward  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The effort to create a community-based master plan for 31.5 acres of mostly vacant state property next to Kewalo Basin in Kaka'ako will take another important step tomorrow, introducing a design consultant to the planning process. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Details: Homebuyer Tax Credit Changes  - National Association of REALTORS

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended, Expanded  - KITV
Now, more people can now qualify because the income cap has been raised. Single buyers can now earn up to $125,000 and still get the full credit, while a married couple can earn $225,000. Also, current homeowners may now qualify for a $6,500 tax credit if they want to buy a new home.

Oahu home sales reach 19-month high in October  - The Honolulu Advertise

Home and condo sales up  - Star Bulletin
There are positive signals that Oahu's market is beginning to favor the sellers.

Home sales continue to rise  - Pacific Business News
One measure of home sales rose for the eighth consecutive month in September, the longest streak since 2001.

Hawaii hotel occupancy up to 71%  - Pacific Business News
Oahu occupancy was up 7.9 percentage points to 83.8 percent, while room rates were down 6.7 percent to $153;

Hawaii hotel occupancy drops to 70%  - Pacific Business News
Oahu occupancy slipped 1.1 percentage points to 78.4 percent, while room rates were up 7.6 percent to $150;

Kaka'ako condominium tower sold  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The partially built Moana Vista condominium tower in Kakaako, makai of McKinley High School, has been renamed Pacifica by a development firm that completed its purchase of the stalled project yesterday.

Honolulu home sales and prices climb  - Star Bulletin
It was a September to remember for Honolulu's residential real estate market as both home sales and prices rose for the first time in a long while.

Oahu September home sales, prices rise  - Pacific Business News
The median price for a condominium was $305,000, which was up 3 percent from $590,000 in September 2008. That was based on sales of 345 units in September, which was up 13 percent from 305 units sold during the same month last year.

Hawaii hotels 67% full last week  - Pacific Business News
Oahu occupancy increased 0.9 percentage points to 77.9 percent, while room rates fell 13.9 percent to $148;

Oahu home prices drop, sales flatten out  - Pacific Business News
Click here to find out more! Sales of condominiums in August rose about 2 percent, with 351 sales compared to 345 during the same month a year ago. The median price of a condo fell 11.6 percent to $290,000, from $328,000 in August 2008.

Pending home sales rise again  - Pacific Business News
Pending sales of existing homes rose for the sixth straight month in July, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Hawaii hotels 80% full in mid-August  - Pacific Business News
Oahu occupancy inched up 0.3 percentage points to 85.9 percent, while room rates dropped 16.4 percent to $159;

Hawaii hotels slightly fuller  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotel occupancy posted a small increase for the week ending Aug. 1, up 0.4 percentage points to 73.1 percent. As compared with the same week last year, however, room rates continue to fall — down 17.8 percent to average $178 a night.

Home sales up again  - The median price also gained for the second month in a row

Oahu home prices hit 4-month high of $595,000  - Star Bulletin
Hope for recovery in the Oahu residential real estate market continued to rise as home sales went up for the month of July, while the median price increased to $595,000, up 4.6 percent from June.

Oahu home sales edge upward  - Pacific Business News
The median price was $595,000, down 4 percent from $620,000 in July 2008. But it was up almost 5 percent over the median price of $569,000 in June. The median price of a condominium was $312,000, down 5 percent from $329,900 during the same month a year ago but up slightly from $310,000 in June.

Oahu hotel occupancy improves to 85%  - Pacific Business News
Hotel room occupancy on Oahu increased slightly — 0.7 percentage points — to 84.9 percent for the week ending July 25. But Oahu room rates continue to fall, down 16.5 percent to average $153 a night.

Kamehameha Schools Kaka 'ako Mauka Master Plan  -
  |  Related Building:  Keola Lai
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Hawaii hotel rates continue to fall  - Pacific Business News
The average price of a Hawaii hotel room for the week ending July 11 was $172 a night, down 18.1 percent from the same week last year. Hotel occupancy was also down statewide, declining 3.5 percentage points to 70.4 percent.

Waikiki Trump hotel takes reservations  - Pacific Business News
Rates start at $255 per night for a studio hotel room, and go up to $8,000 per night for a penthouse suite in the 38-story building at the Diamond Head end of Fort DeRussy.   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki

Hawaii foreclosures down in June  - Pacific Business News
The number of foreclosure filings in Hawaii fell overall in June, but the numbers are still more than five times what they were a year ago, according to new statistics. Hawaii was ranked 19th in the nation for the number of foreclosure filings in June, according to California-based RealtyTrac.

Hawaii condotel unit owners feel pinch as tourism continues to fall  - Pacific Business News
Hawai'i's visitor industry downturn hasn't been kind to big hotel companies and their employees. But tourism's economic pain is also being directly felt by people who dabbled in a unique type of real estate that was hot several years ago — the condotel.

Ilikai Hotel to reopen 'soon'  - Pacific Business News
  |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Local Economists Optimistic about Oahu's Real Estate Market  - KHON2
There's a bit of optimism from the experts on the local economic picture. Some say the recession has hit the bottom. And for those who still have money to spare, they say the Oahu real estate market is a good long-term investment.

Money-losing Ilikai hotel to close  - Pacific Business News
The landmark Waikiki hotel Ilikai will close on Thursday. The hotel and condominium complex’s owner, New York-based commercial lender iStar Financial, said Tuesday that the hotel has been losing money for months and that there is no sign of a turnaround.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Obstacle cleared in sale of stalled Moana Vista  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Moana Vista's development plan modified; work could resume by end of the year Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Oahu real estate may be stabilizing  - CNBC.com
Prices of existing Oahu houses and condominiums continued to fall in June compared with last year, but they increased since May.

Hawaii hotel occupancy drop to 76.1%  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotel room rates continue to drop by double digits on most islands. For the week ending June 27, the statewide average was $175 a night, down 17.4 percent from the same week last year.

June Oahu home prices down 9%, sales up  - Pacific Business News
Single-family home prices on Oahu fell 9 percent last month compared to last year, while condominium prices dropped 5 percent.

Hawaii hotels only 67% percent full  - Pacific Business News

Home sales rise again  - Pacific Business News
Sales of existing homes rose for the second straight month in May, signaling low prices and incentives are attracting buyers.

Hawaii hotel room prices falling  - Pacific Business News
For the week ending June 13, the average room statewide cost $169 a night — 16.5 percent less expensive as compared with the same week last year.

Report: Honolulu among top 40 economic performers  - Pacific Business News
The Honolulu area is one of the 40 strongest metro areas for economic performance during the recession, according to a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution.

Hawaii hotel room prices down 17%  - Pacific Business News
With the exception of Oahu, hotel occupancy in Hawaii remains down from last year. Room rates, meanwhile, continue to slide steeply.

Landowners fight bill forcing affordable housing for new developments  - Hon Ad
Land developers in one of Honolulu's fastest-building urban areas would be forced to produce significantly more moderate-priced housing under a bill passed this year by the Legislature. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Home, condo sales on Oahu drop again  - Star Bulletin
The number of resales and the median sales price for single-family homes and condominiums on Oahu fell last month; however, home sale declines were not as steep as prior months and the pace of sales picked up.

Oahu home sales show signs of recovery  - Pacific Business News
Single-family home prices on Oahu fell 15 percent last month compared to last year, while condominium prices dipped as well. The median price for a single-family home was $550,000 in May compared to $649,500 a year ago, according to data from the Honol

Hawaii hotels 64% full in April  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotel occupancy in April fell 5.1 percentage points to 64.1 percent. As compared with April 2008, room rates fell as well, down 9.3 percent to average $179 a night. Combined, the lower occupancy and room rates led to a 16.1 percent decrease in reve

Hotels continue occupancy drop  - Honolulu Advertiser
April's 64.1% was worst since survey began 22 years ago

New home sales rise in April  - Pacific Business News
A day after a report showed a jump in sales of existing homes, the Commerce Department says new home sales also rose in April. The 0.3 percent increase in sales of new homes was the second increase in three months, fueled by lower prices. The median pr

Isle home values may be better off  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu single-family home values this year may be faring a bit better than local home resale data suggest, according to a new federal report.

Developer battling to keep high-rise commercial units  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Bruce Stark, one of Hawai'i's most prolific real estate developers in the 1960s, '70s and '80s, is now fighting to hold onto one of his last assets in the state after two lawsuits were filed recently to foreclose on his stake in Waikiki's Canterbury Place   |  Related Building:  Canterbury Place
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Hawaii hotel occupancy drops to 62%  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotel occupancy and room rates continue to fall, as they have nearly all year. For the week ending May 16, statewide occupancy fell 8.7 percentage points to 62.1 percent. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - East

Mortgage rates fall again  - Pacific Business News
Mortgage rates remain low as the Federal Reserve continues to make moves to keep them that way. Freddie Mac's weekly rate report said 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 4.82 percent, down from 4.86 percent last week. A year ago, 30-year mo

New law exempts real estate professionals  - Pacific Business News
Gov. Linda Lingle has signed into law a bill that excludes real estate professionals from the definition of a distressed property consultant under a law passed last year. The Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act made it difficult for real e

Lender gets Anderson's piece of Ilikai  - Pacific Business News
A New York lender will acquire the foreclosed units at the Ilikai hotel and condominium owned by developer Brian Anderson. First Circuit Judge Karen N. Blondin confirmed the sale of the 203 residential units and the 16 commercial units to iStar Financi

It’s bad, but Hawaii hotel veteran has seen worse  - Pacific Business News
As one who has seen the tides of Hawaii tourism rise and fall through more than 60 years in the hotel business, André S. Tatibouet believes the hospitality industry needs to go back to basics to fill rooms and survive this latest recession.

Lender bids for Ilikai units  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Anyone interested in buying 203 condominium units being foreclosed upon in the Ilikai hotel will have to pony up at least $35 million.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

New York lender wins Ilikai condo auction  - Pacific Business News
A New York lender was the sole bidder at a public auction Wednesday to sell the foreclosed units at the Ilikai hotel and condominium owned by developer Brian Anderson. The lender, iStar Financial, bid $35 million for the 203 residential units owned by   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Hawaii hotels barely 68% full  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotel room occupancy dropped 10.9 percentage points to 68.4 percent, for the week ending March 21. Room rates fell steeply as well, down 18.1 percent to average $184 a night.

Hawaii hotels average $176 a night  - Pacific Business News
The average rate for a hotel room in Hawaii today continues to be less than it was a year ago. For the week ending March 14, the statewide room rate was $176 a night, down 17 percent from the same week in 2008. Hotel occupancy is down as well, thoug

Waikiki Ilikai units to be sold at auction  - Pacific Business News
The units at the Ilikai hotel and condominium owned by developer Brian Anderson will be sold at public auction on April 15.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Ilikai hotel may close operations  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The lender for the embattled Ilikai hotel in Waikiki said it will stop paying operational expenses, prompting a move to close hotel operations as of Feb. 8, according to documents filed in state Circuit Court.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments

Ward Centers redevelopment plan OK'd  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A state agency yesterday approved a master plan for the owner of Ward Centers to redevelop 60 acres of its land in Kaka'ako into a dense urban village of largely residences and retail that could include 20 high-rise buildings. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Oahu home prices up 2.7% in December  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's housing market ended 2008 on a surprise up note — albeit an anomalous one — with a rise in the median sale price for previously owned single-family homes.

Home sales and median sale prices in Oahu neighborhoods for 2008  - The Honolulu Advertiser

Oahu home prices up 2.7% in December  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's housing market ended 2008 on a surprise up note — albeit an anomalous one — with a rise in the median sale price for previously owned single-family homes.

December home sales drop  - Star Bulletin
Oahu sales of both single-family houses and condos dropped more than 20 percent in 2008

Oahu home prices stable in 2008  - Pacific Business News
Year-end statistics show that while sales were down by more than 25 percent in 2008, there was little or no change in prices, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

Ward high-rise plan draws mixed reviews  - Ward high-rise plan draws mixed reviews
A conceptual plan by the owner of Ward Centers to turn 60 acres of private land in Kaka'ako into a high-rise village with as many as 20 residential towers drew a roughly even mix of support and opposition during a three-hour public hearing Wednesday night Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Kakaako high-rise plans are curtailed  - Star Bulletin
The development of a 38-story tower, part of 404 Piikoi, is postponed due to tightened credit Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

High rises, low sales  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Two years ago, a planned residential tower makai of McKinley High School was virtually sold out after experiencing a rush of demand that included a lottery where buyers far outnumbered available units. But today, with tower construction nearing the halfwa

Downtown Honolulu high-rise opens  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Capitol Place, the luxury residential high-rise on the former 120-stall public parking lot known as Block J, is putting the finishing touches on, and welcoming new residents to, the 39-story tower.   |  Related Building:  Capitol Place
Related Neighborhood:  Downtown

Redrawing Kaka'ako skyline  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Nine residential high-rise buildings — including five along Ala Moana opposite Kewalo harbor — could be part of a 20-year master plan to redevelop 60 acres at Ward Centers. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Condo prices climb on all islands  - Pacific Business News
Home prices on Kauai continued to climb in March, along with condominium prices on all of the islands. However, sales were off by as much as 50 percent on the Garden Isle, reflecting a slower market. Maui, Kauai and the Big Island all saw double-digit inc

Waikiki Beach Walk polishes Hawaii image  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The $535 million Waikiki Beach Walk complex by Outrigger Enterprises is roughly a year old as marked by when most tenants opened in the improvement project's retail centerpiece. But major pieces of the master plan — two hotel renovations and the Trump Int Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Developer scales down Ilikai renovation plans  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Local developer Brian Anderson said he is withdrawing plans for a $60 million renovation of the Ilikai Hotel after failing to win the support of owners of other condominiums within the complex.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Convention center's neighbors undergo major urban renewal  - Pacific Business News
A condominium is proposed for an area near the Hawaii Convention Center that has yet to see redevelopment. But at least three landowners, including the developers of the 1723 Kalakaua condominium, plan to upgrade their properties over the next couple

Honolulu's Newest Residential High-Rise Condominium Begins Sales March 23  - Hawaii Reporter
Island Paradise Investments LP, under HPL Development LLC’s management, is developing a 16-story residential condominium called 1723 Kalakaua. This trendsetting condominium will be located across the street from the Hawaii Convention Center and Century Ce   |  Related Building:  1723 Kalakaua

Mid-priced condo units planned  - Star Bulletin
  |  Related Building:  1723 Kalakaua

Kalakaua Ave. condo would be mid-priced  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A San Francisco construction company has decided to move ahead with developing a moderate-priced condominium high-rise on Kalakaua Avenue in Pawa'a near the Hawai'i Convention Center. Related Neighborhood:  Kapiolani

1723 Kalakaua Ave. condo would be mid-priced  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A San Francisco construction company has decided to move ahead with developing a moderate-priced condominium high-rise on Kalakaua Avenue in Pawa'a near the Hawai'i Convention Center. An affiliate of SPE Construction Inc. plans to build the 16-story bu   |  Related Building:  1723 Kalakaua
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Hotel occupancy in Oahu averages 74.6%  - The Honolulu Advertiser

Owner plans new look for Ward Centers  - Pacific Business News
The owner of Honolulu's Ward Centers wants to redevelop the area into a leafy urban neighborhood of shops and restaurants with public plazas and pedestrian-friendly streets. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Oahu's housing price median still $600,000  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The median price was weak — but didn't fall — for previously owned single-family homes sold on O'ahu last month, as the market continued to exhibit pricing stability despite fewer sales.

New luxury condo going up in Waikiki  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A Chicago-based developer yesterday held a Hawaiian blessing to commence construction of its 35-story luxury condominium on the former site of the Wave Waikiki nightclub, and announced having sold about 60 of 291 units. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Isle foreclosures among lowest in U.S., despite December surge  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Foreclosure filings in Hawai'i tripled in December compared to a year earlier, though the rate for the entire year remained one of the lowest nationwide.

ResortQuest to manage Ilikai Hotel  - The Honolulu Advertiser
ResortQuest Hawaii is beginning an expansion that will reach beyond the state but starts with the hotel company taking over management of two more local hotels, including the iconic Ilikai Hotel.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Royal Hawaiian Shopping center upgrade almost done  - The Honolulu Advertiser
After more than two years of construction, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center's $115 million renovation project is nearing completion in the next few months, featuring a larger grove of trees, less concrete, and as of this week, a new statue. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Leasehold owners face tough decision  - Star Bulletin
Leasehold owners are wrestling with what to do with their properties as expiration dates on their homes draw near

Hawaii foreclosures up, but still few  - Pacific Business News
Foreclosure filings in Hawaii in October are up 102 percent from 2006, but the actual number of filings is still small, up from 65 filings to 131.

Hawaii home values still rising, report says  - The Honolulu Advertiser
federal report measuring housing prices confirms that Hawai'i single-family home values in recent months are still appreciating over last year, though more slowly.

New condo planned for Ala Moana  - Star Bulletin
General Growth Properties Inc., owner of Ala Moana Center, is considering building a mixed-use high-rise condominium above a parking garage now under construction next to the new Nordstrom Inc. department store on Kapiolani Boulevard. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Honolulu homes hold value  - Star Bulletin
Honolulu's resilient home values have made the city one of the least likely in the country for homeowners to end up negative equity or owing more on their home than they could sell it for.

Honolulu leads U.S. in home price growth  - Pacific Business News
Honolulu had the highest rate of home price appreciation in the nation over the past year, according to new data.

Ilikai under siege  - Star Bulletin
The Waikiki landmark is in turmoil as a local developer attempts to reposition it into an upscale condotel   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments

Oahu home prices rise, sales drop  - Pacific Business News
Condominium prices were up more than 4 percent over the comparable period last year, as the number of sales fell more than 13 percent. The median price of a condo unit during the August-October period this year was $329,000, up from $315,000 during the sa

Honolulu home resale prices remain stable  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The median price for existing O'ahu single-family homes last month continued to hover around the $650,000 mark as Hawai'i's largest housing market exhibited more price stability amid declining sales.

October Oahu home sales, prices flat  - Pacific Business News
Condominium sales in October were near even with the same month last year, with 423 units sold compared to 425 units sold in October 2006.

Urban loft condos new for Honolulu  - The Honolulu Advertiser
It used to be a bunkerlike office complex with drab workspace, but a makeover is under way to turn the former NCR building in Kaka'ako into posh residential condominiums with industrial accents and rooftop lanais. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Hawaii hotel's pond restored, reopens soon  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The once-murky man-made pond next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa got a blessing yesterday celebrating the $15 million restoration of what's officially known as the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Lagoon.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Median sale price for Oahu homes up 2.3%  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Condominiums sold for a median $330,000 in the third quarter, up 4.8 percent from $315,000 in the 2006 third quarter, the report said.

State Looks To Modernize Land Transactions  - KITV4
The state's land director is taking steps to modernize the problem plaguing the Bureau of Conveyances.

Oahu home prices continue upward march  - Pacific Business News
The median price of a condo rose 6 percent during the three-month June-August period to $335,000, up from $315,000 during the same period last year, and up 3 percent from the March-May period this year.

Oahu home, condo prices gain in August  - Star Bulletin
For condominiums, the outlook was also bright for sellers, with a jump in median prices to $325,000, up 6.6 percent from the same time last year.

Oahu’s median home price jumps 2.4%  - Star Bulletin
For condominiums, the outlook was also bright for sellers, with a jump in median prices to $325,000, up 6.6 percent from the same time last year. However, that was balanced out by significantly lower sales, recorded at 495 in August, down 14.7 percent fro

Oahu housing market holding steady  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's housing market continued to display its stamina last month, with slight increases in median sale prices of existing homes as many Mainland markets are tanking.

Down payments soar for Hawaii mortgages  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Cash. It used to be that very little, if any, was needed to buy a home, and that helped scores of Hawai'i residents in recent years buy property in one of the nation's costliest housing markets.

Renovations put Waikiki area back on the map  - Dallas Morning News
If you haven't been to Waikiki lately, you're in for a surprise. Entire blocks have gone from tacky to elegant, hotels are being renovated, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center has a whole new look, fancy restaurants and trendy designer stores have replaced Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Oahu home sales hit brisker pace  - Oahu home sales hit brisker pace
Sales of single-family homes and condominiums on Oahu hit a brisker pace last month, with the fewest average days on the market recorded this year. Prices dipped slightly for houses, while condos broke last month's record high, according to statistics

Housing market sours; Hawaii bucking trend  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Few markets have been spared from the housing downturn. On O'ahu, the news has been mixed, with sales of single-family homes and condominiums slowing in the first six months from a year earlier while median prices for homes and condos setting record price

Oahu June single-family home, condo prices hit record  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Median sale prices for existing single-family homes and condominiums on O'ahu rose to new records in June, the Honolulu Board of Realtors reported today. The median single-family home price in June was $685,000, up 7.2 percent from $639,000 in June 2006.

Honolulu mixes sophistication with nature's splendor  - CNN
With nearly a million residents, Honolulu has still managed to keep the delicate balance between the city and its natural environment, offering visitors the best of both worlds

Capitol Place already 90% sold  - Pacific Business News
On the eve of a Friday "topping off" ceremony, the developers of Capitol Place said fewer than 40 units remain to be sold.   |  Related Building:  Capitol Place
Related Neighborhood:  Downtown

Oahu real estate market -- ever so slightly softer  - Pacific Business News
Most Oahu home prices are within 90 percent of their recent peak value, figures through May show, and some communities are still appreciating. Condo median prices rose half as much, 3.2 percent, to $325,000.

Oahu home prices stay stable overall  - Star Bulletin
More than half of single-family home buyers paid more than $650,000 for an Oahu house in May

Lodgings see shift to 'condotels'  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The number of visitor accommodations statewide was little changed in 2006 from the previous year, but reflected another year of growth for nontraditional lodging such as condominium/hotels and time-share properties, according to the latest state statistic

Home sale prices explode  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Sale prices for O'ahu existing single-family homes and condominiums last month surprisingly surged to near-records after four months of weakness.

Oahu home sales, prices rise  - Pacific Business News
Board President Berton Hamamoto noted that the median price of a condominium for April, $325,000, was up almost 10 percent over April 2006, when the price was $296,500. Condo resales, however, fell nearly 10 percent to 527 units sold in April, down from 5

Don't try to sell home without using an agent  - The Beacon Journal
Do-it-your-selfer could underprice home or fail to negotiate legalities of disclosures, paperwork

Hawaii Real Estate is Booming Due to Retirement of Baby Boomers  - PRweb.com
Despite the "buyer's market" that much of the United States is currently facing, Hawaii Real Estate continues to be a "sellers market" as an increasing number of baby boomers are retiring in Hawaii and the housing inventory has been down for 10 straight m

Hawaii Real Estate is Booming Due to Retirement of Baby Boomers  - PRinside.com
Despite the 'buyer's market- that much of the United States is currently facing, Hawaii Real Estate continues to be a 'sellers market- as an increasing number of baby boomers are retiring in Hawaii and the housing inventory has been down for 10 straight m

Waikiki road show travels to New York  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii officials flew to New York this week to kick off a multiyear campaign to tell the world that Waikiki is new and improved. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Lewers: From a dingy alley to the epicenter of Waikiki  - The Honolulu Advertiser
For many years Lewers Street was an armpit of Waikiki. Today, bordered by two massive redevelopment projects nearing completion, the former dingy delivery truck corridor is contending to become the heart of O'ahu's urban resort.   |  Related Building:  Waikiki Shore
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Homes for sale moving quicker  - Star Bulletin
Prices for both home and condominium resales gained momentum from February to March, inventory dropped and properties sold at a faster clip, according to data released yesterday by the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

Sales down for O'ahu homes, condominiums. Prices remain steady.  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's condominium resale median price also remained close to flat, with a 2 percent rise to $321,000 over the same month last year.

Outrigger chooses Ala Moana management  - Pacific Business News
ALM Management Services, an affiliate of Outrigger Enterprises Group, has named Grant James general manager and Ron Takayama assistant general manager of the Ala Moana Hotel.   |  Related Building:  Ala Moana Hotel Condo
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Ilikai hotel prepares $60 million upgrade  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Renovation work on the main Y-shaped tower of Waikiki's iconic Ilikai hotel is slated to begin in the next few months as the 43-year-old property undergoes its biggest transformation in history.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Hawai'i housing market stabilizes  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Condos sold for a median $320,000, up $5,000 or 1.6 percent in the same comparable period. Median condo sale prices have floated between $305,000 and $320,000 since August, following a record $329,000 in July.

Aquarium thinks big  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The "Best Little Aquarium in the World" — the state aquarium in Waikiki — has ambitions of becoming a modern world-class attraction now that proposals to build competing facilities elsewhere on O'ahu were abandoned recently. Related Neighborhood:  Diamond Head

DESTINATION HAWAII - Extreme Makeover Waikiki edition
Honolulu's hot spot rides a wave of new and newly chic hotels, dining and shopping Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Mortgage rates hold below 6%  - Pacific Business News
Most Hawaii banks remained below 6 percent in their 30-year fixed-rate mortgage quotes this week, the Honolulu Board of Realtors reported Friday.

Waikiki Catches A Wave  - Star Bulletin
Call it savvy tourism minds thinking alike, or call it a ripple effect: Since Outrigger Enterprises Group announced its plans to redevelop the Lewers-Beach Walk area, there has been a rising tide of renovation and new investment in Waikiki. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Median home price down 2.4 percent  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Richard Rice, an Olomana resident who has his four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath Uluhala Street home on the market for $759,000, said he believes prices won't dip much farther based on his experience with Hawai'i real estate and what he's read from experts. He s

Kaka'ako condo opens to first residents  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A notable boost to Kaka'ako's population began yesterday as the first residents of the twin-tower Moana Pacific condominium picked up keys and moved into their new homes in the sky.   |  Related Building:  Moana Pacific
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Signs of shift in housing market  - The Honolulu Advertiser
New home sales fell in 2006 by the largest amount in 16 years, but they were up for a second straight month in December, raising hopes that the worst of the housing downturn is coming to an end.

Oahu home sales, prices up slightly  - Pacific Business News
The number of single-family homes sold on Oahu in December rose nearly 10 percent over December of last year, while prices nudged up slightly, the Honolulu Board of Realtors said Wednesday.

Ala Moana Hotel sold to Outrigger  - Pacific Business News
Outrigger bought the condominium hotel from Ala Moana Property Development and Ala Moana Services, both affiliates of Miami-based Crescent Heights Inc., which bought the property in October 2004 for a price estimated at between $100 million and $125 milli   |  Related Building:  Ala Moana Hotel Condo
Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Oahu home prices among steadiest in West  - Pacific Business News
The median price of a home on Oahu is expected to rise 1.2 percent to $631,700 in 2007, but drop 0.4 percent in 2008, according to Fortune magazine.

Oahu tax bills out, property values up  - Pacific Business News
The total assessed valuation of all real estate on Oahu rose by more than 13 percent, or $25.1 billion, for the 2007 fiscal year, city officials said Friday.

Home prices level, but pricey areas still strong  - Pacific Business News

Hot Spots, Cold Spots - the nations real estate market  - CNN
Honolulu Ranks 6 out of 54 of the in CNN's west coast rated real estate markets.

Early gift: Tax break on PMI  - Detriot Free Press
A whole bunch of home buyers got an early Christmas gift from Congress on Sunday morning. In a last-minute, late-night session, lawmakers approved a measure that gives homeowners a tax deduction when they pay private mortgage insurance, or PMI for short.

Homeowners could save $500 on taxes, but break comes with caveats  - USA Today
The tax break, tucked into the omnibus tax bill, will let home buyers deduct mortgage insurance premiums on their tax returns. Most home buyers who put less than 20% down on a home loan have to pay mortgage insurance, which is designed to protect lenders

Mortgage rates falling to 5.5%  - Pacific Business News
In a continuing downtrend for home mortgage rates, four key lenders in Hawaii cut their 30-year rates this week to 5.5 percent. The lenders are First Hawaiian Bank, the largest bank in the state, Central Pacific HomeLoans, Territorial Savings Bank and

Trump Tower sales fury aims for real estate record  - Star Bulletin
"I would have bought out the entire 23rd floor, but someone beat me to it," said Ho, who purchased two one-bedroom units in the $350 million-plus luxury condominium. "This project will bring some new faces and new attitudes to Waikiki. It adds a little si   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

All condo units sold out in Trump's hotel  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Developers of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk said yesterday every one of the project's 464 hotel-condominium units has sold out for a rough total of $700 million.   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Fee for Waikiki high-rise offered - Lili'uokalani Gardens  -
Queen Lili'uokalani Trust is now offering the fee-simple interest in its 385-unit Lili'uokalani Gardens high-rise in Waikiki, and hopes to soon make similar offers to owners of two other leasehold condos, the 877-unit Waikiki Banyan and 435-unit Waikiki S   |  Related Building:  Liliuokalani Gardens
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - East

Buyers In Frenzy For Waikiki Trump Tower Units  - thehawaiichannel.com
A first ever real estate sales event took place in Waikiki on Thursday as luxury condos for Waikiki's Trump Tower went on sale via satellite.   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Federal mortgage tax credits see boost  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The state is sharply increasing its allotment of federal mortgage tax credits in an effort to help more people afford a home in one of the country's priciest markets.

Hawaii mortgages drop to 5.75%  - Pacific Business News
Mortgage lenders cut their rates for 30-year home loans this week, and most of them cut a quarter-point rather than the usual eighth-point.

Home Sales Prices Back Up In October  - TheHawaiiChannel.com
The number of condominiums sold has also gone down about 32 percent compared to October a year ago when 624 condos were sold. The price is $20,000 more than the same time last year.

Sales of previously owned homes on O'ahu slow down  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The trend was similar for condominiums. The median price was $310,000, up 7 percent from a year earlier, but sales were down 32 percent.

Home sales drop but prices edge up  - Star Bulletin
The pace of home sales last month continued its sharp descent in Oahu markets, but monthly median prices for single-family homes and condos rose to their third highest level of the year.

Home sales grow with new condos  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Sales of new homes on O'ahu rose sharply in the third quarter as a surge in new high-rise condominiums coming on the market more than offset a decline in single-family home sales.

How Brian Anderson plans to make the Ilikai cool again  - Pacific Business News
A Big Island cowboy wants to bring the Ilikai hotel back to the glamour of the 1960s when Jack Lord whirled on its penthouse balcony in the opening credits of "Hawaii Five-O."   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Median home prices on O'ahu are up — barely  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's median single-family home resale price managed to eke out another gain last month, rising 0.8 percent, or just $5,000, from a year earlier to $620,000.

Honolulu condo prices set record  - Star Bulletin
The market continues to soften for houses as sales volume drops

Waikiki lagoon a possibility  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is exploring an idea to create a new lagoon-type beach next to the Waikiki Aquarium. Related Neighborhood:  Diamond Head

Ilikai selects design firm  - Pacific Business News
The recently sold Ilikai hotel has contracted with California-based Powerstrip Studio to design the $40 million renovation scheduled to begin next year.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Honolulu median home price: $620K  - Pacific Business News
For condos, there was the same diminishing sales volume but rising prices. Realtors closed 481 condo sales in September, down from 764 a year earlier, and the median price was $320,000, up 4.9 percent from August and up 11.5 percent from year-before level

New medical office center planned near Chinatown  - Star Bulletin
A Seattle-based company announced yesterday it has acquired a Beretania street lot across from Aala Park to build a new medical office center. Related Neighborhood:  Downtown

Update: Waikiki Beach Walk  - The Honolulu Advertiser
  |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Hotel-condo conversion may be peaking  - Pacific Business News
Shrinking hotel room inventory at a time of near-record visitor traffic has pushed room rates up more than 10 percent to rates not always seen even in New York. In July, the average daily room rate on Maui's Wailea resort coast was well over $400 a night.

Oahu median home price: $635,000  - Pacific Business News
Realtors closed on 580 condo sales for a median price of $305,000 in August. Sales were up from 498 in July but down from 831 a year ago. The price was down from $329,000 in July and $310,000 in June, and up from $282,000 a year ago.

Poll ranks Hawaii 2nd in places to live  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii is the second most popular U.S. state in which to live, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive a market research firm.

Mortgage rates still hold at 6%  - Pacific Business News
The 6 percent rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages held for a third week, though the largest bank in the state was an eighth higher, the Honolulu Board of Realtors reported Friday. Bank of Hawaii, American Savings Bank, Central Pacific HomeLoans Terr

Hawaii hotel revenues soar  - Pacific Business News
Hotels across Hawaii have commanded such high rates this summer that their room revenues are far above 2005 levels despite selling fewer room nights. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Now that Ilikai deal is done, is Hard Rock in its future?  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A local developer plans to divide ownership of Waikiki's iconic Ilikai hotel, after purchasing the two-tower property for more than $200 million yesterday.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Name-brand glitz top selling point for Trump Tower  - Star Bulletin
The Waikiki project claims "overwhelming" interest in hotel rooms to average $2 million   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki

Hawaii hotel occupancy 85.2%  - Pacific Business News
As conventioneers packed Waikiki, hotels across Hawaii averaged 85.2 percent full last week, with room rates 9.8 percent higher than last year.

Kaka'ako 'eyesore' gets new life  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A plan to transform a rundown low-rise Kaka'ako office building into residential condominiums with rooftop gardens got the OK yesterday from a state development agency. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

O'ahu condo prices hit record plateau  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu condominium prices set a record in July with buyers paying about $100,000 more than the nationwide median price for single-family homes. The median condominium price rose to $329,000 last month, or 22 percent higher than a year earlier, the Honol

Oahu median home price soars again  - Pacific Business News
The July condo median was $329,000, a new record, up from $310,000 the month before and $270,000 a year ago. The year-to-year increase was nearly 22 percent.

Hotel room revenue, rates hit record highs  - The Honolulu Advertiser
It doesn't get much better than this for Hawai'i hoteliers. Through the first half of the year, Hawai'i hotels set records in room revenue — $1.6 billion — and average daily room rates — $183.48.   |  Related Building:  Luana Waikiki

Discovery Bay residents aim for fee simple  - Pacific Business News
The residents association at Discovery Bay has reached the one-third mark in its quest to convert the twin condo towers to fee simple.   |  Related Building:  Discovery Bay Center

New-home sales slowing  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Pricey high-rise condominiums under construction in Honolulu are selling well this year, but the broader market for new-home sales on O'ahu is struggling, a report shows.

Harbor condo plan secures approval  - The Honolulu Advertiser
State officials gave Texas developer Ken Hughes the green light yesterday to proceed with plans to build 300 condominiums on public waterfront property diamondhead of Aloha Tower. Related Neighborhood:  Downtown

Trump Tower Waikiki Includes Hotel-Condos, Retail and Dining  - Outrigger Enterprises
Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, at Saratoga and Kalia roads, will include a 350-foot tower with approximately1460 luxury hotel-condominium units ranging from approximately 500 to 3,000 square feet.   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Hawaii hotel occupancy 85.1%  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii hotels have been more than five-sixths full in recent days and charging an average 13.4 percent more than they did in the same period last year. For the period July 9-15, occupancy was down 4.6 percentage points from year-ago levels to 85.1 per

Hawaii mortgage rates hold below 6.5%  - Pacific Business News
For a second week, most Hawaii lenders quoted less than 6.5 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate home mortgage, the Honolulu Board of Realtors reported Friday.

Hawaii unemployment 3.1%  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii's jobless rate is rising, though it remains near historic low levels, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. For June, when the national jobless rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent, the rate in Hawaii was 3.1 percent.

Hawaiian luxury condos draw multimillion-dollar price tags  - ASSOCIATED PRESS
Homes go for as much as $6 million in complexes that may include libraries, business centers and wine cellars

Baby boomers fueling run on luxury condos in Hawaii  - Associated Press
Multimillion-dollar condos are sprouting across Hawaii, from bustling Waikiki to the intimate island of Lanai. Real estate insiders say most of the buyers are foreigners or baby boomers from the U-S mainland who want to work on their golf handicap ins

Realty economist: No good time to hold off  - Pacific Business News
The chief economist of the Honolulu Board of Realtors says rises in interest rates and home prices don't make it a good time to delay buying a home. "It's never good to wait in the real estate market," Harvey Shapiro told Pacific Business News. "If I

Baby boomers fueling run on luxury condos in Hawaii  - Associated Press
In Hawaii, million-dollar homes are as common as coconuts. But a $6 million condominium?

Ilikai sale expected to close today  - Pacific Business News
The sale of the 703-room Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel to Brian Anderson of Anekona Islander and a San Diego-based real estate investment fund was expected to close Wednesday.   |  Related Building:  Ilikai Apartments

Buyer's market taking shape  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu home buyers are paying more for houses compared to a year earlier, though there are signs that the market is turning into more of a buyer's market. The median price of a single-family home was $639,000 last month, or 7.7 percent higher than a yea

New condo on Kapi'olani?  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The Honolulu-based company is exploring a purchase of a former automobile dealership at 1391 Kapi'olani Blvd. from Motor Supply Ltd., according to a person familiar with A&B's plans. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Hilton launches time-share project  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Hilton Grand Vacations Company broke ground yesterday on a 38-story time-share tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

New waterfront contenders?  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Now that the Alexander & Baldwin Inc. plan for developing 36.5 acres of prime waterfront property in Kaka'ako is dead, what should be done with the state-owned land? Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Kuhio project gains public support  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The estimated $125 million project, which is called 2121 Kuhio and requires a zoning change to proceed, won approval from the Waikiki Neighborhood Board late Tuesday. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Kaka'ako land-use rules may change  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The state agency guiding redevelopment in Kaka'ako, which has struggled with its plan for the area's waterfront, is also revising rules that apply to 450 acres mauka of Ala Moana. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Night closure of Ala Moana Park permanent  - Pacific Business News
Ala Moana Beach Park will be permanently closed at night, Mayor Mufi Hannemann said Friday. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Wave Waikiki site sold for new condo tower  - Pacific Business News
A Chicago-based developer has bought the 2.3-acre Waikiki site that was home to the old Wave nightclub and plans to build a 35-story luxury condominium tower. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Prices run high as Waikiki runs low on vacant lots for developers  - Pacific Business News
Waikiki is running out of vacant land to develop and the few remaining lots are fetching high prices.  [more]  Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

State agency seeks to block housing ban  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A state agency is fighting to allow residential development on the Kaka'ako waterfront, in defiance of a bill the Legislature recently passed almost unanimously. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Homeowners gain property tax relief  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Homeowners will benefit from a reduction in Honolulu's residential tax rate as well as a one-time discount of $200 under tax rates and budget and spending plans given final approval yesterday by the City Council.

Loft project planned in Kaka'ako  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Fans of urban living in Honolulu could soon have a new alternative to the glass-clad towers rising throughout the city: take up residence in a transformed old office building. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

O'ahu home prices following forecast  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's median single-family home price hit a new peak of $668,300 in May, adding validation to local economists' predictions at the start of the year that median home prices would rise between 5 percent and 20 percent over last year.

Oahu home prices hit record $668,300  - Pacific Business News
After a slowdown in March and April, sales prices of existing homes on Oahu hit a new record in May, increasing nearly 10 percent over last year to a median price of $668,300.

Honolulu Harbor project plan revised  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Texas developer Ken Hughes yesterday tried to advance his ambitious development plan on state land at Honolulu Harbor after the attorney general rejected his idea to sell fee-simple condominiums on the site diamondhead of Aloha Tower at piers 5 and 6. Related Neighborhood:  Downtown

Hawaii hotel rates hit record high  - Pacific Business News
Hawaii's average daily room rate went up 17.4 percent to a record high. This was matched by a 19.4 percent increase in revenue per available room to $142.35 during the month, according to a Hawaii Hospitality Advisors report released   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Escape From NY: Trump Plans Tower For Waikiki  - Forbes
The real-estate billionaire on Tuesday announced plans for a posh hotel-condominium edifice, the cornerstone of a reported $800 million Waikiki Beach Walk redevelopment project.  [more]    |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Trump prize: run Waikiki tower  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Flamboyant New York developer Donald Trump will feature a planned super-luxury Waikiki high-rise on Monday's live season finale of his reality TV show "The Apprentice."  [more]    |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Trump, Irongate To Build Luxury Hotel at Waikiki Beach  - Hotels Magazine
The Trump Organization CEO Donald J. Trump and Irongate principals Jason Grosfeld and Adam Fisher today announced the development of a luxury hotel-condominium, part of Outrigger Enterprises' Waikiki Beach Walk project.   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Trump lends name to new Waikiki tower  - Pacific Business News
Developers Donald Trump and Irongate of Los Angeles confirmed plans to build a 460-room luxury condominium-hotel, retail and dining complex as part of Honolulu-based Outrigger Enterprises' Waikiki Beach Walk project.   |  Related Building:  Trump Tower Waikiki
Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Shortage of new homes slows sales  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Purchases of new homes on O'ahu during the first quarter fell by more than half, a dramatic decrease largely created by developers who had fewer units to sell.

Federal interest rates at five-year high  - Honolulu Advertiser
The Federal Reserve boosted Americans' borrowing costs for the 16th time in a row yesterday — this time to the highest level in five years — but suggested what happens next will be much less predictable.

Hawai'i home sales continue to cool  - The Honolulu Advertiser
One record was set, as the median price for condominiums sold last month on Maui hit $539,000. But prices on Maui, Kaua'i and the Big Island were below records set last year and earlier this year, providing further evidence Hawai'i's housing boom is slowi

New condominium units up for sale  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The developer of the twin-tower Moana Pacific condominiums on Kapi'olani Boulevard is set to begin selling a planned sister high-rise nearby. Related Neighborhood:  Ala Moana

Kaka'ako Waterfront Project Update  - kakaakowaterfront.org
The Hawai'i State Legislature has approved legislation which has significant implications for the planned Kaka'ako Waterfront project. Provisions prohibiting the sale of state land and residential development makai of Ala Moana Boulevard, and urging the f Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Oahu home sales, prices fell in April  - Pacific Business News
A soggy month is being blamed for a notable drop in both the number of sales and the prices paid for existing homes on Oahu in April.

Hawaii hotel occupancy 77.4%  - Pacific Business News
Maui and Oahu hotels are running four fifths full, and room rates across the state are up more than 20 percent from the same time last year. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - Central

Home prices shot up 24% in 2005  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Hawai'i home builders last year delivered new homes at a modest pace, contributing to pressure that pushed up prices for new and used homes to record levels.

$625,000 median for first quarter  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu single-family home prices continued to climb during the first three months of 2006, although at a slower pace than last year, the Honolulu Board of Realtors reported yesterday.

Hawaii hotel occupancy 74%  - Pacific Business News
In one of the slower weeks of the early spring, Hawaii hotel occupancy fell to 74.2 percent, though that was still more than the comparable week last year.

Bill to ban Kaka'ako land sale advances  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Opponents of a proposal to build two residential high-rises on state land near Kewalo Basin demonstrated yesterday at the Capitol in hopes that lawmakers will halt the development. Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Honolulu high on livable city list  - Pacific Business News
Honolulu has the highest quality of living of any major U.S. city, according to a new ranking that rated 215 cities worldwide.

O'ahu home-sales slowdown ends  - The Honolulu Advertiser
The slowdown in O'ahu's resale housing market paused last month after the number of homes sold increased for the first time in six months, and the median price for single-family homes jumped to a record $650,000.

Koolani condominiums close escrow  - Pacific Business News
A total of 181 units at Koolani, a high-rise luxury condominium in Kakaako, have closed escrow and the first residents are preparing to move in.   |  Related Building:  Koolani
Related Neighborhood:  Kakaako

Waikiki condominium plans advance  - The Honolulu Advertiser
A local developer that helped convert the former Ohana Waikiki Hobron Hotel into The Windsor residential high-rise condominium is moving ahead with plans to build more condos around the tower along Kaio'o Drive. Related Neighborhood:  Waikiki - West

Home sales down on Neighbor Islands  - The Honolulu Advertiser
Sales of single-family homes continued to drop on the Big Island, Maui and Kaua'i in February as prices steadily rose.

O'ahu home sales leveling off  - The Honolulu Advertiser
O'ahu's housing market mellowed further last month as fewer people bought homes at prices that reached a record high for condominiums but were little changed for single-family homes.