The geographic positioning of the Hawaiian Islands is the reason for so many of the islands’ gifts, for example, our beautiful weather and our surf exposure.
Beautifully located in the exclusive gated community of Pauoa Beach at Mauna Lani Resort, this elegant contemporary home captures the best of Hawaii’s indoor/outdoor living. Dramatic, welcoming entry with copper accents The spacious 5 bedroom home was designed to create refined luxury and ensure ultimate privacy in every living space. Inspired interiors by Eric Henderson, […]
Looking for a part-time job in Hawaii that allows you to work from wherever you are and potentially earn 6 figures plus? I’ve got an awesome solution for those of you who are in the process of winding down and/or diversifying your career. This will keep you busy and content – purchase a vacation rental […]
How Do I Know If I’m a Katonk? My friend Carrie just moved here from the East Coast and landed a nursing job at Maui Memorial. She was born on the Mainland and is Asian-American…she looks local, yet she doesn’t understand pidgin one bit. I told her, “Oh nah! Try read my blogs, sistah!” (20 […]
Continued from Part 5: Building a Custom Home: Quick Tips For Electrical Rough-In The funny thing about building is, when you start out of the gate, change and progress is easy to see. Then the project looks to be crawling along doing the detailed infrastructure things that don’t exactly jump out at you. These things take time […]
Most clients understand the importance of hiring a real estate professional to help buy or sell your Oahu home, but what about safeguarding the properties? Unfortunately in today’s day and age, we have to be careful with almost everything we do in life. This is also true when it comes to listing your home for sale.
“All right!” You’ve worked hard and saved your money, watched your spending, paid your bills on time, and now it’s “your turn.” Your turn to chase the dream. Your turn to get that home you’ve been dreaming of getting for so long. You’ve spoken to your lender and given them all paperwork that they’ve asked […]
Because I grew up here on the Big Island in South Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In response to their questions, I’ve started my “How Fo’ Ack in Hawaii” series, talking about different types of local culture – the stuff you won’t read about in a […]
Continued from Part 1: How To Plan Your Move To Hawaii – Tips To Get You Started. So you’ve probably already figured I’m a planner, and I’m big on knowing what you’re getting into, especially with something so big as moving to Hawaii (or buying a home)! There are so many things to love about […]
The real estate market is still brisk in Hawaii, offering many opportunities for buyers and sellers, but for one group of buyers, it can be a daunting and somewhat intimidating experience. In my day-to-day encounters with people who have never purchased a home, especially Kama’aina, I’ve found that many of them are not sure of […]
There are folks out there who might say that one of the greatest achievements of the ancient Hawaiians would be the fine craftsmanship of the canoe. Native Hawaiians were quite knowledgeable about the ocean and how to navigate across the seas on their canoes. If they had not possessed that knowledge, Hawaii might be a […]
Many thanks to the editors and designers at Modern Luxury for featuring my current listing at Kukio (MLS# 290752) in a two-page spread in their just-off-the-press “Best of the Islands” issue. Check out the digital edition online now at Cool Factor. Print copies will be available in mid-March. Page 1 of 2: View the full […]
The market in Hawaii has been robust. With that said, at times, a well priced property can attract multiple offers and basically move very quickly. I have personally seen where some agents have become complacent and are now lacking a sense of urgency. When properties are moving quickly, the sense of urgency to seal a deal […]
This pristine estate lot at Kohanaiki features 1.52 acres with up-close views of the sapphire blue Pacific and emerald green golf course. View from Lot 37 (MLS# 295527) across golf course to the ocean | 1.52 acres | $6.150M With spectacular ocean views, this lot is in close proximity of nearly year-round surf breaks and […]
Two of the most common questions we hear in the Hawaii real estate market is: “How is the market?” and “Is this a good time to buy?”