Buying Advice

Looking to Buy Brand New? Check Out Our New Online Resource for Developments Statewide

The team at Hawaii Life recently launched a comprehensive online resource to help our home buying clients navigate the many new real estate developments popping up across the state. We recognized that for the average consumer, trying to visit every development sales office would require a lot of time, effort, and resources. With that in mind, we created this online hub – a one-stop shop where you can view all the latest new construction across all islands, with plenty of user-friendly features, additional materials that you can easily download, and convenient links to help you browse, learn and choose the development that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

We launched the new microsite in the fall of 2017 with the help and input of all of the developers statewide, letting the design be guided by imagery. Each development’s microsite is visually driven, with information organized in the same way on each page to help readers to find the information they’re looking for.

With so much new construction and so many appealing features, locations, amenities, and lifestyles to choose from, we recognized that it can be daunting to surf the internet in search of the right fit for you and your family. Unique among real estate brokerage firms, we offered each new project development a microsite, complete with information about the development’s many features and amenities, maps, links, and convenient, downloadable files that include floor plans, developer brochures, and more.

Construction site cranes building Waikiki Beach high-rise. Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.

It’s design and navigation are aligned with our already robust digital platforms, with Hawaii Life’s clean lines and simple features that are easy to navigate. Our new development web pages are housed in the drop-down list that appears under the Real Estate tab on our website’s landing page and can be accessed at You can easily search new residential developments by island, or search for a specific name in the search bar at the top of the page.

As always, our readers can conveniently reach out with questions using our online Live Chat feature, where they can reach our local Customer Experience team – our very own knowledgeable staffers who know the market and who are intimately familiar with these developments, since they all live, work and play in our beautiful state. As in the past, readers of our website can also reach us by calling our 800 number, or by using our convenient online form.

Holua Kai Plantation-style home with optional swimming pool

Katie Minkus, Hawaii Life’s business development manager, noted, “We are intimately familiar with the Hawaii market and strive to always have our finger on the pulse of what’s next in Hawaii real estate. We wanted a repository for all of that industry knowledge so that we can share the most up-to-date news, content, and information with our already substantial digital audience.”

Currently, our developments pages are dedicated to the many new and currently selling property developments at Ward Village, including the ‘A‘ali‘i, A‘eo, Anaha, Gateway Towers, and Waiea Residences – all by Howard Hughes Corporation. On Kaua‘i, where we are headquartered, the site features Alexander & Baldwin’s Kukui‘ula and Brookfield’s PiliMai at Poipu; on the Big Island, it features Brookfield’s Kai Milo at Mauna Lani, and Holua Kai at Keauhou. You’ll also find information resources regarding the Hokulani Golf Villas located in Kihei, Maui.

Hawaii Life CEO Matt Beall said of the site, “Real estate development is a very important sector of our business. It’s especially critical in a market with historically low inventory, like this one. We wanted to provide a one-stop shop for anyone looking to purchase new construction in Hawaii. We hope our online resource will save consumers time and allow them to easily compare prospective residential developments that are of interest to them. The genesis of this project was to make the buying process simpler and smarter”.

As the developments section of the website is designed to be a helpful,  resource, we will keep it updated with all the latest new construction information to help our buyers to compare amenities, pricing, and lifestyles by development. Please watch this space for in-depth market intel, development and investment insights, and more!  We look forward to being your friendly, real estate development resource.

If you’re shopping for a home, new construction delivers the added pleasure of being the first to live in your brand new space. Our Hawaii Life real estate experts look forward to answering your questions and bringing you the resources you need to make an informed investment decision in the Hawai‘i real estate market.

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Norma Lau

January 20, 2018

Goodmorning! I like your website. I was born & raised in Honolulu & have been living in California for the past 45 years. I am planning to move back home in approximately 3 years. But for now I am looking. I am interested in the new constructions. I am concerned if I was to purchase a studio/1 bedroom condominium would I qualify for a loan. Then when I sell my house I would use that money to pay of the morgage/loan. Would you keep me informed on the new constructions. I will be in Honolulu in the month of March 07-21, 2018. Thankyou & have a nice day! Mahalo!

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