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Homes in Hawai'i


This is a picture of a typical house in Hawai'i. That is, run down and about 50 years old yet they are asking $610,000 for it *LOL*

The other day I was telling my husband about the property that I inherited with my sister, mother, and her brother (my uncle.) To make a long story short... the property that I "own" in Hawai'i has nearly doubled in value and it's mainly because more Haole people are moving to Hawai'i and jacking up the property values. NOT A GOOD IDEA.

That is why I urge people to be compassionate. That is, think twice about moving to Hawai'i because you affect local people in a bad bad way. And it's not only the people. It's also the environment and the birds. Seriously. When more people move to Hawai'i... not going have any room left for people LOL (pidgin English) Seriously. I urge people NOT to move to Hawai'i if at all possible. Visit yes... but to many people Hawai'i is home and if more people move there then there will be more pollution, more traffic, and more stress. That is... it will end up killing people because stress kills.


Anyway you can read the story here about the value of homes in Hawai'i: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/articlefor

As a property owner it is good news for me but as a human being it is not. That is, it epitomizes how greedy some people are and how rude some people are. Have some compassion for those less fortunate is all I have to say.

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fitglamazon
Jun. 5th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
that sounds like sydney... all the property values are soooo jacked up because everyone wants to live here. i guess people just want to be where it's "nice"... can't blame them for that really.
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah I don't blame them for wanting to live in paradise. I would want the same too.
juan70x
Jun. 5th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
I always look at homes to see how much it'll cost. If there was a chance, I would either move back to Pauoa or even Manoa. Yet, I look at some of the Pauoa homes, homes that I used to see everyday while writing my bike and going to the park, and they're $410,000. $555,000. I'm thinking, those homes were considered old when I was there. The price is for what, the convenience of paradise?

It's so sad. I like the convenience of the mainland, and yet when I read a post like this, it almost feels like the only time I'll ever be there permanently is when I'm dead, and who knows if they're going to have an ocean tax for my ashes. Or pollution tax. Very stressful.

Then again, it shouldn't be stressful, but I try to lookout for the future.
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yep... as usual you hit the nail on the head. I cannot imagine how the younger generation can survive there. How can they possibly afford a half a million dollar home when they making at most $20,000 a year there?!?!?

Its so stressful too. In fact I going back on Tuesday and I am not looking forward to the crowds, the pollution, nor the stress. I actually love it where I live because it's spread apart unlike on O'ahu but Manoa and Pauoa are nice. My mom works in Pauoa and every time I'm there I pick her up from work.

Anyway no make sense to me but yeah I hope to die there. I really no like die on the East Coast :O
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
you stoppin' in SFO first or flyin' straight threw...?
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
No... going through the dreaded LAX. I hate traveling through there because of the airborne diseases. Hypochondriac me haha But nope... LAX. Flying out on the 3:20 p.m. flight.
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
Next time... SFO, or SJO, or OAK... ok, lolo-brain...? :-P
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
Why would I want to go through Oakland???? LOL Even then in LAX my layover is an hour and 20 minutes. No more time to do anything but get lost then walk to my gate :P
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
Oakland is the closet airport to me, only a few exits up the freeway. San Jose and San Francisco is about the same, 35 minutes or so...
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
At this rate I may come to SF sometime in August. Maybe in September? I'll let you know when I do then maybe we can meet up then.
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
cool... will you be staying longer than 1 hr & 20 mins...? I guess that's long enough, depending on what you wanna do... LOL!!!
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Okay... one hour and 20 minutes is not even in my vocabulary LOL! But yeah when I go it will probably be for about two or three days. Maybe more.
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
cool... I'll be looking forward to your visit... :-)
juan70x
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Anyway no make sense to me but yeah I hope to die there. I really no like die on the East Coast :O

Yeah, and I won't want to die here in the Dry-Shitties (a/k/a Tri-Cities). At times I feel like more of a tourist, yet it's the place where I feel the most "at home".
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)


I wonder what my mom's house would go for...? Of couse, minus the old-small-Filipino man w/ the mango hook in his hand... LOL!!! But, for the right price we could throw him in... LOL!!!
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Aeeee that's mean! LOL
kingalii
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
eh, jus joken'... I LOVE my grandpa...! He da best'est...!
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah I remember plus the title of your pic is "grandpa" something lol
armadilloface
Jun. 5th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
I was at a job fair a couple weeks ago and there were tons of advertisements for jobs in Hawaii. It sounded like the State is really desperate for nurses and teachers...
haolegirl
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah... it's usually teachers and nurses but even then housing is difficult to find.
armadilloface
Jun. 5th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
Is there really that strong of a need for them though? I was thinking about doing it until I read your post and felt a little guilty.
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