Confidence in Honolulu Home Sales

Based on recent investigations by Trulia’s economic team, Honolulu is doing quite well compared to other cities in the U.S. with regards to sales contracts going through to completion. Nationwide, the percentage of homes that go into contract and then revert back to being for sale is increasing. Trulia has labeled this situation a “sale […]

Tech is Alive & Well in Honolulu

The other night I had the pleasure of attending Blue Startups‘ Founders Mixer event at the Real Office Centers collaborative workspace in Chinatown. The event was a social gathering to recruit local tech talent to the acclaimed tech accelerator’s next 14-week program titled Cohort 9. Blue Startups’ Founders Mixer event Cohort 9 This program is used as […]

Everyone Hates Condo Association Fees

Homebuyers often proclaim from the start that they don’t want to pay condo fees or don’t want to live in an association. No one wants to pay “extra,” but in Hawaii there are a few problems with this statement. On an island, land is limited, and in urban Honolulu, the most “affordable” housing is located […]

Top 5 Reasons To Buy A Home In Diamond Head

Aloha! Welcome to Diamond Head – a fabulous place to live. You never run out of things to see and do when you live here. From breathtaking views and great surfing spots to delectable dining options and lively nightlife venues, there are several remarkable reasons to look into Diamond Head homes for sale. What You […]

At Home in Kaka’ako: Waihonua at Kewalo

Between Ala Moana and Honolulu Harbor lies Kaka’ako, recently gaining attention for the well-planned residential and retail projects that have been renovating and restoring this industrial Oahu neighborhood. Kaka’ako Boundary Map Among the highlights of the development in this community, the entire Ward Village is being thoughtfully redone, including the addition of the South Shore […]

3 Great VA-Approved Waikiki Condos

Finding a VA-approved condo in Waikiki can sometimes be tricky. Finding one in great move-in condition can often be impossible. I’ve found three 2-bedrooms that are not only VA approved and updated, but under the VA loan limit as well. Ala Wai Palms Unit #501 Ala Wai Palms unit #501 (MLS# 201627478) is airy, bright, and […]

Moanalua Village – A Private Townhouse Community on Red Hill

Situated along the ridge overlooking Moanalua Valley is this community of over 130 executive townhouses, Moanalua Village. It’s gated, private, and secure. Just a couple of minutes away from downtown or Aiea/Pearl city, hidden in the cool quiet Moanalua Valley Amenities include: whirlpool, swimming pool, exercise room, BBQ, party room, residential manager, etc. Currently Available […]

Comparing New Development vs. Available Real Estate in Kaka’ako

Kaka’ako has recently been the center of restoration and renovation projects, aimed at rejuvenating this industrial Oahu neighborhood and attracting new residents who wish to live near art, food, unique shopping, entertainment, and the beach, as well as being within easy commuting distance of employment in urban Honolulu. Kaka’ako – June 2016 (Photo credit: Hawaii […]

Will Hawaii Meet its Mandate to be on Totally Renewable Energy by 2045?

The answer to this question was recently addressed by the first ever VERGE HAWAII Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in Honolulu this past summer. Presented by GreenBiz – a non-profit organization based in the Bay area that brings technology, innovation, and sustainability together in convergent assemblies around the globe – and hosted by the Hawaii […]

Park Lane: The Grand Penthouses & the Art of Horizontal Living

Hawaii is booming. Waikiki is booming. Kaka’ako and Ala Moana are booming. We have new hotels, new (for us) world-class retailers: Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Harry Winston, Christian Louboutin, Hervé Léger, and a staggering number of their peers: Prada, Dior, Cartier, Bvlgari, Chanel, and on and on. We have a brand new city-within-a-city going up […]