October 2011

There are 28 blog entries for October 2011.

Allure Waikiki: Latest Pricing for Remaining Unsold Condos

Prices are continuing to be lowered or adjusted to help sell the remaing unsold condos at Allure Waikiki. Here are current prices:

allure waikiki condos

We currently have listied a brand new, never used condo for sale in Allure Waikiki, #2806, that is priced to compete with the prices shown above.


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It's Aloha Friday Again: Local Ukulele Players Attempt World Record

According to KITV.com News online, "Musician Jake Shimabukuro turned up the heat on an already hot day at the Waikiki Shell."

"The ukulele phenom wasn't only performing; he was helping to break the record for the world's largest ukulele ensemble. With a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records watching, Shimabukuro started it off."

"Shimabukuro taught the crowd a musical melody; they would need to play in unison for five minutes."

"The first world record was set in Helsingborg, Sweden, where more than 1,500 people participated on Aug.20."

"The ukulele instrument as everybody knows is commonly associated with Hawaii so only ukulele record should be in Hawaii,”

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With Fall comes a chill in the air and dropping temperatures.  Buyers and renters alike are moving about looking for great deals.  In St. Louis we are seeing a nice uptick in activity as clients are coming to Highrises.com seeking the perfect home for their next move.  

With a healthy inventory of lofts, condos, luxury homes and developed communities, clients have a wide selection of homes to choose from as they begin their journey.  We receive many compliments from our clients on the ease of navigation on Highrises.com and the quick response clients receive from our buyers agents once registered on the site.  

Every client who registers on Highrises.com receives a phone call and/or e-mail reply to their inquiry.  Getting to know our clients up front,

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APEC is Coming to Waikiki in a few Weeks........and access will be limited

According to the "Star Advertiser" online, "Access to the busiest streets in the Ala Moana-Waikiki region will be limited severely during next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, under federal restrictions issued this morning."

Access to the busiest streets in the Ala Moana-Waikiki region will be limited severely during next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, under federal restrictions issued this morning.

The U.S. Secret Service released maps detailing the road closures, parking restrictions and other security measures for Waikiki and Ko Olina. The security zones also include airspace and ocean restrictions.

The public should expect road

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Mortgage rates stay low, buyers not biting

 By Inman News

 Mortgage rates are hovering not far above record lows set during the first week in October, but demand for purchase loans hit a low last week not seen since 1996, surveys of lenders show.

 Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaging 4.11 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending Oct. 20.

 That's virtually unchanged from 4.12 last week, and not far above the all-time low in records dating to 1971 of 3.94 percent set during the week ending Oct. 6. Rates on the popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage were at 4.21 percent this time a year ago, before climbing to a 2011 high of 5.05 percent in February.


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It's Aloha Friday Again: Visit Ala Moana Beach Park

After a particularly hectic day of work, I decided to take a nice long walk at my favorite Beach Park, the Ala Moana Beach Park located across the street from the infamous Ala Moana Shopping Center.

This is a beautiful 76 acre park located along the south shore just west of the famous Waikiki beach area. This beach is noted for its excellent swimming, surfing, and body boarding. There are also lovely shaded picnic facilities and grassy areas perfect for family outings.

Visit the Ala Moana Beach Park website.

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If you want to be downtown then look no further!!

We have a two-bedroom listing that just became available at Ely Walker at the ridiculous price of


This one won't last long so schedule a time to view it today! Ely Walker features a rooftop deck with BBQ, community room with kitchen and pool, and one of the best fitness rooms on Washington Avenue. This unit features an updated kitchen, in-unit laundry, secure parking and a private storage locker.

CALL HIGHRISES.com at 314-925-2644

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Last night I was watching Selling New York on HGTV and gained a great tool we all could benefit from.  One of the agents was receiving some hesitation on the neighborhood of where he had a listing.  This agent actually lived in the building where his listing was.  The neighborhood was being questioned by several potential buyers and he couldn't understand why because he found the neighborhood to be amazing.  He decided to incorporate the condo tour with a neighborhood tour to show off all the great stores, shops and restaurants in the area. 

We all have had listings where the area around the condo was in question but the potential buyer just didn't see what all it had to offer.  So the next time you receive this obstacle during a showing grab your

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More Oahu Real Estate Reports for Honolulu and Oahu

Oahu Housing Supply Outlook - A detailed analysis by property type and price range demonstrating current trends.

Download the September 2011 Housing Supply Outlook HERE.

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