There has been a for sale sign on a group of either new or newly renovated townhouses across the street from my apartment for about 6 months now. Yesterday my wife and I finally got curious and went over for a look. They weren't bad, 1900 square feet, 3 bedroom built in garage. That is the good part. Bad part: no yard, no A/C, no appliances of any kind, no view out the windows. The townhouses are located in a not-too-nice, not-too-bad part of Honolulu, NOT near the beach. So we were thinking that since it is expensive here that they would go for about $250,000. Wrong. Try $680,000!!! For a run of the mill townhouse?! I've got a friend in Texas that has a nice 2500 sf 3 bedroom home with a huge yard and all the fixin's for $150,000! Craziness!