From January, 2019

2019 Design Trends Predicted by the Pros

Architectural Digest asked the pros of the interior design industry to take their best shot at predicting 2019 design trends. Read their blog to find out the patterns, colors, and textures you might just be seeing a lot of this year. Design Pros Predict the Big Decor Trends of 2019 Featured image courtesy of architecturaldigest.com

Overview  There are currently 16,905 listings on the market in Manhattan with a total dollar volume of over $56B. The median price is $1,580,000 and the median price per square foot is $1,500. Pricing  Approximately 9% of listings are priced below $500K 26% of listings are between $500K – $1M 38% of listings are between $1M – $3M…

A Look at 311

Ask anyone what their favorite number is and why, and you’ll get as many different responses as people you ask. A favorite number for New Yorkers, at least in the phone-call-making department, is 311. Hundreds of millions of New Yorkers have called this number, and if you haven’t heard about it or called yet yourself,…

The Latest on the Honolulu Rail Project

For more than four decades, local residents and politicians have hotly debated whether Hawai‛i’s most populated island needs a rail transit line. Honolulu’s traffic congestion consistently lands it a spot among the Top 10 U.S. Cities for highway gridlock. Most Honolulu residents have long considered it the price for living in paradise. But what to…

Honolulu remains a strong market for sellers and a hot market for buyers. Homes are being snapped up in 30 days or less, the absorption rate is still hovering just under 3 months for both condos and single family homes, and with interest rates not likely to rise much in 2019, buying is even more…

Winter Events in NYC

One of the wonderful things about New York is that we get to experience all four seasons in all their fullness. While each season has its (literal) highs and lows, there is one thing that every season in New York can proudly boast: there is always something to do. No matter the time of year,…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kaimukī

There’s no neighborhood more reminiscent of Honolulu in the 1950’s and 60’s than Kaimukī. It’s been a residential neighborhood since the early twentieth century, and today boasts plenty of single-family homes with a sprinkling of multi-family dwellings. Close to shopping and downtown Honolulu, the business center of Kaimukī retains its retro charm with old-style diners…

Our 2018 Year in Review

As many know, Compass is a leader of innovation and technology in the real estate industry. With all the buzz in the news about the growth and scope of Compass, and the transformation that Compass is making in the world of real estate, it’s hard not to see the company as simply growth-driven. But what…