I appreciate your willingness to share your expertise. Many thanks!
I note that in the body of earlier correspondence (around 2008) the real estate pricing was somewhat depressed and thus a good time to buy. In your opinion, what is the state of the market now? Are real estate values appreciating, flat or depreciating?
I grew up on Oahu many years ago and am retiring. I’d like to get “back home!”
-- Craig C.
Fortunately we are seeing an appreciation in prices. With the apparent uptrend it is safe to say prices won't be going down so it is a great time to buy. As you probably know, the Big Island has the most affordable properties in Hawaii. I highly recommend taking a trip to the Big Island to check it out.
Check out this Big Island market report from a local Realtor.
Some interesting analytics provided by Trulia.
Here is a good website with listings for the Pahoa area.