First DBEDT Home Buyer Analysis ID's Out-of-State Owners By Wayne Yoshioka • Dec 1, 2015 ShareTweetEmail Foreigners and mainland buyers purchase nearly one-fourth of the higher priced homes in Hawai'i. Credit Wayne Yoshioka Listen Listening... / 3:01 Out-of-State Property Owners More than 18-thousand homes are sold each year in Hawai’i. And now, for the first time, we have data to show us where these buyers are coming from. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. Tags: HPR-2newsForeign Investorsreal estateShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.