Athena Coughlin’s interest in the appraisal industry began when she met an appraiser trainee who had just entered into the field. He described the appraisal process to her, and she was immediately intrigued. Athena decided to make a major career change and pursue her appraisal license in 2007. Athena finds the rewarding part of being an appraiser is providing the lender, home purchaser, and homeowner with a cogent report that will be utilized to complete a transaction based on her analytical thinking and due diligence.
Ewa Beach is located on the southwest corner of the island of Oahu and County of Honolulu. It is a beautiful suburb and a popular attraction for first time home buyers. Ho’opili of Ewa Beach, located in Honolulu, is a 20-year master planned community that is scheduled to build more than 12,000 new homes. The community will have a mix of condominiums, townhomes, single family dwellings, multi-family homes, and mixed use “flex” homes. The “flex” homes provide a live and work environment to allow a unique ability to run small businesses from your home.
The median home price in Honolulu is currently $928,000 compared to $809,000 same time last year. There were 452 homes for sale at this time in 2020. That number has almost doubled, with approximately 800 listed today. The length of time a home stays on the market has not changed much year over year – 44 days in 2020 vs. 38 in 2021.