The ha of Kukui’ula is the Plantation House where families gather, dine, swim, savor sunsets and starry nights. The 20,000 sqft private clubhouse, overlooking Kukui’ula Bay, was designed by Don Ziebell, founder of OZ Architects Inc of Scottsdale, and was completed in 2011.
Nothing is more stressful than putting your home on the market while you still live there. With listings hopefully comes showings, open houses, and broker’s opens. These are all things done in order to get the word out about the listing, and then hopefully the end game is an offer and closed sale. This is all extremely difficult […]
We live in a technological world; wi-fi and smart everything have arrived, and much more is on the way. If you’re like me and want to do everything you can to be healthy and happy, not just surviving but thriving, then you may want to know how to be tech-savvy in a high-tech world.
Nihilani at Princeville is one of Princeville’s newest built condominium communities. Built in 2007 by Brookfield Homes, it offers homes ranging in size from 1,406 to 1,972 square feet, with four alternate floor plans offering 2-3 bedroom options. All units feature attached two-car garages and central air-conditioning. The plantation-style architecture, tropical landscape, and resort pool […]
Part of a residential REALTOR®’S job description relates to providing an estimate of value for prospective buyers and sellers. Buyers look to us to ensure they are not overpaying for their purchase. Through a tool called a “CMA,” or competitive/comparative market analysis, we try to evaluate properties to predict a value.
Hanalei Bay is getting a lot of attention lately as the market heats back up for beachfront offerings. In 2016, there were two sales on the Front Row of Hanalei listed by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and closing north of $10M. 2017 also has strong numbers with the recent sale of 5174 Weke Rd, […]
Energy clearing goes way back. Rituals, rites of passages, and ceremonies are common practice in cultures all over the world. In Hawaiian culture, a Kahu is often called to perform these types of blessings. A Priest may be called to perform or excise a negative spirit. We also have people actually trained, like in the Comedy […]
In my last post, I talked about How Fo’ Ack (how to act) in Hawaii regarding relationshipping. Because I grew up here on the Big Island in Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In this second part of my How Fo’ Ack series, I tackle the ever […]
Below you will find a sample of some Kauai relevant market statistics from Q4 ’16. If you’d like to explore the numbers a bit deeper, check out the Q4 2016 Kauai Snapshot. The year closed with a very strong fourth quarter. Residential sales volume for Q4 jumped nearly 10% compared to Q4 2015 with volume over $157,000,000 […]
Completely private with a long, meandering tree-lined driveway and security gate, this secluded estate spans 3.5 acres, with custom landscaping of lush tropical foliage, mature palms, and 9 cascading lily ponds. Located on a private lake, with stunning views of Mt. Namahana as its backdrop, the 4,482 sqft main residence consists of a total of […]
Living on Oahu is amazing. The culture, the family dynamic, the surf, and of course the food make it home to me. And every time I leave, I realize more and more that the Hawaiian islands are my home. There is so much to do here on Oahu that it rarely gets old; however, we […]
Built in 2009, this Ross Anderson designed residence sits on the bluff within the exclusive Anini Vista subdivision. Vast ocean views from Anini to Kalihiwai Bay are captured throughout this impeccably maintained 4 bed, 4.5 bath main house, as well as the 1 bed, 1 bath guest house. A 36′ long pool sits perched on […]
When showing a house, it’s all in the details. At times, a potential buyer can make a quick negative opinion over the littlest things. Stop and smell the flowers Below are some tips to help set you up for a successful showing: 1. Declutter. One of the biggest challenges when a family is living in […]
This opportunity features a pairing of an exquisite Hawaiian-Japanese style home along with a successful working farm business. The farm features excellent Class B Soil improved throughout the years by cover cropping, careful planning, and rotation. Deep water well, 150 gallon per minute output in the enclosed building. New irrigation system throughout the farm designed […]
Sunshine, ocean, rainbows, and umbrella drinks are a regular part of my life. Socks and mittens are not. After growing up in the snowy Midwest, I know how fortunate I am. A popular phrase here is “Lucky We Live Hawaii,” implying we don’t just live IN Hawaii, we LIVE the Hawaii way, with Aloha. So, when Hawaii residents […]