The new year is here! Wow, 2019 went by in a blur. I continued to help first-time homebuyers, investors, and trust sales. The year kicked off the afternoon I got back from a family trip; this was on NYE 2018. Upon arriving back to Honolulu, I went home to take a shower and I showed a 1-bed unit at Royal Palm in Waipio Gentry to a client. Interestingly, the listing agent was on the same flight as me! Long story short, my client loved the unit and we submitted an offer that night. It's been over a year since that moment. I worked non-stop -- even from the ER and when I had the flu.
One of my recent sales was at Parkside Tower. My client was a first-time homebuyer. A few years ago, my client expressed his interest in buying a home. We created a plan and he followed every step. Before 2019 ended, my client was able to get prequalified with Shane Irish of Loan Depot. We checked out a few properties and my client was able to find a 2-bed unit. My client was able to purchase the unit $5,000 under the list price and we were able to close in less than 45 days!
Real estate tends to slow down during the holiday season. However, I always felt this is one of the best times to buy. I've represented many clients who were able to open escrow during the month of December. I understand the holidays are meant for family, but there could be less competition since other buyers could be doing other things.
2101 Nuuanu Avenue # I-802 Honolulu, HI 96817 • Craigside • $469,000 (Fee Simple) • 1-bed/1-bath/1-parking • MLS: 201929000 • Listed By Greg Andrasick (R), RB-20480 and Ryan Oda (RA), RS-75450 of Forward Realty (RB-19423).
Craigside is conveniently located off of Nuuanu Avenue. This condo has luxury like amenities like, resident manager and security, secured entrance, two pools, fitness center, sauna, BBQ and recreation area. This larger 1-bed unit has been tastefully remodeled. The total monthly fee is approximately 87 cents per living square foot.
Let us know if you would like to schedule a showing.
I showed a lot of properties in 2019. I noticed homes were staying on the market longer and homes weren't selling for top dollar. I remember a few years ago when it was common for a seller to have multiple offers within days of listing. Many of my buyers last year benefited from low rates and a softer housing market.
I have an upcoming 2-bed/2-bath/2-parking Windward Estate listing. The property should be listed by the end of this month. This is a corner unit. The condo features over 1,200 living square feet and it's split level too.
Greg and I have an upcoming Kaneohe listing. The property is in Lilipuna and it's a detached, single family home. More details to come soon.