Aloha Friday Hawaii Show | Every Other Friday (HST)
The Aloha Friday Show is an informative, entertaining and comprehensive LIVE interactive show that explores news, weather, Hawaii real estate, and other topics submitted by viewers. It is the only State wide real estate show - if you are planning on buying or selling a home or condo in Hawaii and want to be as informed as possible, this is the show for you. The show goes live, every other Friday at 9:00am HST. Join us for an hour of local fun, where we answer your questions about living in Hawaii, moving to Hawaii, and our favorite, Hawaii real estate. You can view previous episodes below.
Previous Aloha Friday Show Episodes
Aloha Friday Show | 9/30 - Interest Rate Changes & Effects
Aloha! Controversy on the North Shore - the coastline is shrinking. On the real estate side of things, the market is continuing to slow. The median price has been holding steady month to month, but is still up year over year. Sellers have strongly had the advantage over the past few years, but it's starting to balance out as buyers see a little more bargaining power. One of our big topics today will be a discussion on interest rates and their effect on the market. In other news, there's been coffee produc
Aloha Friday Show | 9/16 - Oahu Special and 6 month market predictions
Aloha! Heidi and Dylan were unavailable this week, so Scott and Peter host a show centered around Oahu. There's currently a large backlog of permits that need to be approved before new construction can happen - leading to a pullback from some investors. The home tax exemption deadline for property taxes is coming up at the end of this month. If you're an owner-occupant, you can file for an exemption to get your property taxes reduced. You only need to file it once, not every single year - but the deadlin
Aloha Friday Show | 9/2 - Incredible Shrinking Beachfronts & Luxury Real Estate Market Update
Aloha! On Oahu, there's a proposal in the works attempting to change the distance from the ocean for beachfront properties from 40 feet to 60-130 feet. This episode we introduce a special guest - Kelley from the Big Island, who works with Dylan's team! On the real estate side of things, luxury sales in the $10,000,000 and up range are actually up on Oahu year to date. 28% of those were bid up above the list price. The highest sale price for a home on Oahu in 2022 so far was just north of $23 million for
Aloha Friday Show | 8/19 - Mainlanders and their effects on housing
Aloha! After our Hawaii news segment, we jump into Hawaii real estate market stats! The main topic for today is housing - are mainlanders driving up prices? How does Hawaii compare to other states on out-of-state buyers? We discuss this and other topics relating to housing in Hawaii - you'll have to watch and see! In our Hawaii News segment - Hawaii historically has a low voter turnout, despite all mail-in voting being a thing in Hawaii. It spiked a little in the past few years, but has been returning to
Aloha Friday Show | 7/22 - Why Hawaii Housing Costs So Much & Market Updates
Aloha! Among other tidbits of Hawaii news - there was a giant wave in the South Kona that went over a townhouse. On Oahu, there are some interesting things going on in the market. Sales are definitely down, but condo prices are up 16% this past month. It's still holding really tight, though some of the craziness has gone from the market. After a market update, we discuss what speed is acceptable above the speed limit. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/
Aloha Friday Show | 7/8 - Viewer questions on current economic environment
Aloha! In real estate news, interest rates have dropped from 5.7% to 5.3% - though where it goes next is still uncertain. The big topic for this episode is the economic downturn. There’s all kinds of jitters, with varying sources saying that we’re actively in an ongoing recession. We answer a series of viewer questions on how this situation compares to 2008. The best time to buy real estate is always when you can afford it and when you’re looking to buy a home to live in. Sellers still hold a lot of nego
Aloha Friday Show | 6/24 - Monster Homes and Materialism in Hawaii
Aloha! One of our main topics for today are so called “Monster Homes” in Hawaii, changing the landscape of the neighborhood and pushing permitting limits. On the real estate side, the market is definitely decelerating. This could put buyers in a better position, a definite change from the recent period of sellers having the strong upper hand. Monster homes can be a serious problem - on Oahu, there have been instances of properties with up to 16-20 bedrooms that are then rented out. The main issue isn’t ne
Aloha Friday Show | 6/10 - Kamehameha Day and Co-ownership Questions
Aloha! This past Friday was Kamehameha day - hope everyone enjoyed themselves! In the real estate market, we’re starting to see some cooling off. Prices are still generally higher than last year, but the rate of increase has slowed. On the vacation rental side, the recent legislative efforts to limit vacation rentals is seeing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it. Despite previous fears and isolated rules, no widespread COVID mandates have been enacted thus far. One of the main discussions in today’s epi
Aloha Friday Show | 5/27 - Rental Costs, Renovation, and Market Balance
Aloha! This episode discusses both the buying side and selling side of things, along with a mix of advice for those as yet undecided about moving to Hawaii. On the buying side of things, we break down why condos in Kakaako and Ala Moana cost more than others that are near Downtown Honolulu. The short answer is their location is just more desirable - but we break it down further in the video. There’s still an advantage in the market for sellers - though it’s uncertain how the balance will shift in the futu
Aloha Friday Show | 5/13 - Car-Free Living In Hawaii And Market Updates
Aloha! Scott is back from the mainland and itching to get back into it. A new building in Waikiki has just recently come up that is designed with rentals in mind. Waikiki is a hot resort zoned district in Honolulu that sits between the Downtown Area and the Diamond Head area. Rentals in this area start at around $2200 per month. The main theme of today’s show is about car-free living. Viewer questions are answered and the hosts take turns answering how plausible car-free living is on their particular isla
Aloha Friday Show | 4/15 - Homebuying Q&A and Hawaii Property Tax Discussion
Aloha! For Tax Day this year, we're gonna discuss how property taxes are estimated on each of the islands. To start, property taxes in Hawaii aren't due in April - they're due in February and August. The exact percentage differs from island to island and based on what the property is used for. Curious about the cost of living in Hawaii? Click the link below to learn more! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/cost-o... Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/21024
Aloha Friday Show | 3/18 - When Will the Hawaii Home Inventory Increase?
Aloha! This market has had a lot of people asking - what will it take for Hawaii to increase its home inventory? We discuss the topic in more detail Single family home price is up 21% year to date on Oahu, while the list-to sales price ratio on average for single-family homes is 101% - sellers on average are getting 1% more than than they're listing for. The Median Sales price for homes on Oahu is now above $1.1 Million, up from the previous record. The most interesting part for me, though, is condo sale
Aloha Friday Show | 3/4 - Oahu Homes Still Under 400 Inventory
Aloha! Travel Restrictions have been lifted! But masks are staying on in the paradise state - we have the highest life expectancy for a reason. The economy is roaring back with a V-shaped domestic recovery showing itself. The only thing lagging is international travel, which will be the only travel that still requires the Safe Travels app. On the real estate side, single-family homes on Oahu still have under 400 inventory. With buyers turning away from the single-family home market, Oahu condos are surgi
Aloha Friday Show | 2/18 - Interesting Movements In Condo Sales
Aloha! Sorry about the delay, folks - ran into some technical issues! In Hawaii news, Peter is predicting an end or massive reduction in mandates and restrictions in the near future. Josh Green, the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, has said that he believes the Safe Travels program could be gone by Mid-March. In the Oahu Real Estate market, there's a continuation of the momentum we've had over the past year. We're still below 400 inventory in the single-family home side of things. A viewer asks about when
Aloha Friday Show | 1/21 - Real Estate Market is Still Hot! Teachers Needed!
Aloha! Today's episode topic (after the normal Hawaii news and housing updates) revolves around vacation rentals, creating new housing, and entertainment. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/210246004427140 Join the Islander Ohana community for tips on Moving to Hawaii! https://www.hiestates.com/islander-ohana/ Take Our Fun Interactive Quizzes! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/
Aloha Friday Show | 1/7 - Happy New Year!
#Aloha! Today's episode topic (after the normal #HawaiiNews and #HousingMarket update) revolves around the weather and options for living in Hawaii with $100k salary Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://forms.gle/LJ6HMzJx8H9jC8D1A Want to learn more the areas and neighborhoods of Oahu? Click the link below! https://www.hiestates.com/communities/ Join the Islander Ohana community for tips on Moving to Hawaii! https://www.hiestates.com/islander-ohana/ Take our fun inte
Aloha Friday Show | 12/10 - Hawaii Real Estate Show
#AlohaFriday! Scott is out this week, but join the rest for the Aloha Friday Hawaii Show! Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/210246004427140 Join the Islander Ohana community for tips on Moving to Hawaii! https://www.hiestates.com/islander-ohana/ Take Our Fun Interactive Quizzes! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/
Aloha Friday Show | 11/26 - Black Friday Special
#AlohaFriday! Today is a special Black Friday episode! We discuss the topic of #Homebuying with family and #RealEstate #Remodels! One of the topics we cover is CCNRs - or the covenants and restrictions that are placed on properties by the developers of the subdivision. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/210246004427140 Join the Islander Ohana community for tips on Moving to Hawaii! https://www.hiestates.com/islander-ohana/ Take Our Fun Interactive Qu
Aloha Friday Show | 11/12 - Retiring In Hawaii? Tips on areas, loans, and more
Aloha! Today's episode topic (after the normal Hawaii news and housing updates) revolves around retiring in Hawaii. We dive deep into viewer questions on retiring in Hawaii. Topics covered include good areas on the respective islands, housing tips, and loan strategies to help you live your best days in paradise.
Aloha Friday Show | 10/29 - Oahu Loosening Restrictions Again
#Aloha #Hawaii #HawaiiNews #AlohaFridayShow Aloha! In this episode we have a few moving tips and talk about VA Loan options. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://forms.gle/LJ6HMzJx8H9jC8D1A Want to learn more Waikiki? Click the link below! https://www.hiestates.com/waikiki
Aloha Friday Show | 10/15 - Learning about Hawaii before you buy
Aloha! In this episode we have a few real estate tips and offer help on determining where to buy in Hawaii. My advice: Get to know the area you want to move before you purchase a home in Hawaii. After all, a home isn't just a building - it's the community you wake up in. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://forms.gle/LJ6HMzJx8H9jC8D1A Want to learn more Waikiki? Click the link below! https://www.hiestates.com/waikiki Click below to learn more about popular communities
Aloha Friday Show | 9/3 - Tourism News & Fix N Flip Questions
Aloha! Hawaii is running low on Oxygen and it's causing some concern. Changes are potentially coming to short term rental laws on Oahu. After a discussion on that, we turn to viewer questions on how viable house flipping is in Hawaii. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/202027134979154 Click below to see the listing for today's Diamond, a Kahala Luxury Home for sale! https://www.hiestates.com/property-search/detail/354/202121346/4447-kahala-avenue-honol
Aloha Friday Show | 8/20 - Worry Over Rising Virus Numbers
Aloha! Are Changes coming to the Safe Travels program? Speaking of the virus, don't use a fake vaxx card or you could face up to a year in prison. There's already been multiple arrests - if you try this, you will get caught. Despite these fears, the Honolulu condo market continues following the single-family home market in depleting inventory. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/202027134979154
Aloha Friday Show | 8/6 - Record Numbers Have People Worried
Aloha! There has been recent talk about vaccination exemptions being taken away. The brush fires on Big Island have died down, but covid numbers are rising. Got a question for us? Fill out the form below to send it in! https://form.jotform.com/202027134979154 Check out today's Deal in Kaimuki: https://www.hiestates.com/property-search/detail/354/202117878/1122e-2nd-avenue-honolulu-hi-96816/ Learn more about Kaimuki and see more listings in Kaimuki at my website below https://www.hiestates.com/kaimuki/
Aloha Friday Show | 7/23 - On Location In Anaha, Ward Village
In this video I'm on location in Anaha, one of the urban core condo towers in Ward Village! This award-winning tower is a part of the pedestrian-friendly Ward Village neighborhood, developed by the Howard Hughes corporation. It is set in the Kakaako area of Honolulu, Oahu, just minutes away from Ala Moana beach. Want to learn more about Anaha, Ward Village, and Kakaako? Check out the links below! https://www.hiestates.com/anaha/ https://www.hiestates.com/ward-village/ https://www.hiestates.com/kakaako/
Aloha Friday Show | 7/9 - News, Questions, & Home Buying Tips
Aloha! In today's video, we talk Hawaii News & Info and field questions from potential homebuyers interested in Hawaii real estate! In the news segment - higher hotel taxes are coming. Not just that - starting July 8th, travelers who are fully vaccinated with card from anywhere in the United States can travel to Hawaii without quarantine! After the news segment, we do a rundown on Hawaii real estate in general before breaking it down to Oahu real estate. Then, the Diamonds & Deals section shows some of th
Aloha Friday Show | 6/25 - Real Estate Q & A Special
Aloha! Today is a special episode of the Aloha Friday Hawaii Show, with hot Hawaii real estate tips. First, in our Hawaii News & Info segment - there are signs that COVID restrictions are beginning to relax. So far, indications point to vaccinated people having more free-ranging travel starting on July 8th. Then the main topic for today's special episode: We talk Hawaii Real Estate tips for today's crazy real estate market and answer a few common questions that get shot our way. Among these - Settlements
Aloha Friday Show | 5/28 - Masking Updates, Outdoors & Indoors
The outdoor mask mandate that has been lifted - but masking up is still taken serious here. Hapuna Beach - No Ka Oi! In his review of the top 10 beaches in the United States, Dr. Beach named Hapuna Beach as the best. The contrast between the white of the sand and the black of the lava rock really makes the white sand stand out.
Aloha Friday Show | 5/14 - Comparing the 2007 and 2021 Markets
Scott Startsman & Company talk about Island news, real estate markets, moving to Hawaii and discuss the 2007 VS 2021 markets. The Inter-Island Vaccine Passport is up and running, allowing those who got their vaccines in Hawaii travel between the islands without quarantine restrictions. After our news segment, we go over a few Hawaii housing market updates and have a discussion over whether today's market is like the 2005-2008 market.
Aloha Friday Show | 4/30 - Tight Inventory & Homebuying Questions
In our Living In Hawaii News segment, we discuss an unfortunate snag in the Vaccine Passport process for Hawaii. After our news segment, we run through Hawaii housing market updates and take a deep dive into questions from potential buyers.
Aloha Friday Show | 4/16 - Vaccine Passport Info & Moving Alone
It looks like the vaccine passport is on its way - but the rollout date is uncertain. The ideal scenario would be those with vaccine passports can travel inter-island in early May with no quarantine, with later rollout to mainland visitors. This could change at any time, but it looks very hopeful.
Aloha Friday Show | 4/2 - Shopping In Hawaii & A Word On Masks
We’re seeing a slight bump in COVID cases throughout Hawaii. There doesn’t seem to be any major cause for alarm - but it’s still better to know than to not. The only exception has been Kauai, which is extremely strict in enforcing their policy.
Aloha Friday Show | 3/5 Advice For Moving To Hawaii With Pets
First an update on the weather - an earthquake caused a tsunami watch, but it was thankfully a false alarm. In travel news - Hawaii is working on a system to allow travelers who have been vaccinated to skip Hawaii’s quarantine requirements. The system will initially start with vaccinated essential workers within the state, but they hope to include mainland travel in the program by May 1st.
Aloha Friday Show | 2/5 Brrr! Snow, News, & Market Updates
In the news, brrrrrr - it’s cold out! We have snow on the mountains on Big Island, and Hawaiian families have been doing something that you might not see on the mainland. If you drive towards the mountain on a snowy day, you can spot trucks and trailers loaded up with snow. Many Hawaiian families will head up to the mountain, load up the truckbed with snow, then take it home to dump it in the front yard for the family to play with.
Aloha Friday Show | 11/27/2020
In this episode, Scott Startsman and company come to you just after Thanksgiving and answer your questions live. We give you some insight as to what people in Hawaii have for Thanksgiving, and answer your questions about living in Hawaii and give you in depth insight into the Hawaii real estate market.