Strongest First Quarter In The Past 4 Years

First Hawaiian Bank has some positive economic news to report.  This years quarter is the strongest we have seen in the past four years.  The bank conducts the Business Activity Report (BAR) on 16 different sales sectors.  Those sectors include autos, travel, and home improvement to name a few.  Sales of nearly $800 million were recorded, a record for any quarter to date, with all categories showing a positive gain for the first quarter.  Leading the gain was tourism posting a double digit increase from last year.  The entire article provided by can be viewed here.  With economy outlooks looking positive, now may be the time to consider buying real estate.  The Hansen Ohana, your full service real estate office, can  help you with any and all your real estate needs.  Contact us today!