You may be happy, excited, brilliantly ECSTATIC about your brand new place at Waihonua circa 2014-2015 – I know that I am – It’s so exciting to think of Kakaako as a still “growing community,” being conveniently located between Ward and Ala Moana, Kamehameha Schools developments coming up all within the next decade; I cannot wait to be able to be at my favorite hang outs within minutes! This has got to be one of the best times to buy new projects.
What do you do with all these rules?
The best part is, I just heard from one of the agents that the maintenance fee will include basic cable AND internet! This is great news, but not out of the ordinary for new buildings to offer this as part of the maintenance fee.
I’m already planning my workout sessions in the new gym with my fellow Kakaako buddies. We are still waiting on the HUD report, but according to all my sources at Waihonua, it should be coming out any day now, but plan on beginning of March.
However, in the mean time, there are some things to read: the HOUSE RULES.
I took a moment to read these as a buyer of this amazing new project and have come up with a few that may interest the general public to be aware of and know before and during the purchase experience.
Waihonua House Rules That Interested Me
1. Guest parking is only available between the hours of 7:00am to 1:00am and for a maximum of 6 hours. At first, I thought, geez! I stay up way later and sometimes you’re hanging out with your friends until the wee hours of the morning, and who wants to keep track? Many buildings allow you until 3:00am, just to make sure there is no overnight parking as people should rent a stall. They call it “maintenance.”
The great thing, although a little inconvenient for my taste, is that you can get an overnight pass for your guests from the General Manager or the Malama Advisor (although I am not completely sure who these people are, but I think they are the 24-hour security).
2. Up to two pets allowed, but under 40 pounds and pets not allowed in the common areas other than the dog area. They must be carried or on a leash within two feet of the handler’s feet. This is exciting, a new project underway for the under-represented pet owner population. Owners shall be responsible for picking up after their pet (this sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised) and each dog owner “shall be assessed a special annual fee of $75 per dog to defray the additional costs incurred by the Association…”
At first, I did wonder how unfair this would be, but when you think about it, it is sort of like tolls on a freeway, the people who add to the cost of maintenance of the area should be responsible. It also will help keep costs down for the rest of the owners who do not add to the maintenance.
Keep all dogs within two feet of handler's feet or in arms!
3. Waterbeds of any nature are prohibited… I always wondered if people still buy those? With all the studies on mattresses and the effect of the pillows on your neck and how you sleep, I would be very surprised if anyone still buys these. However, it’s always good to prohibit these from the start, if it bursts, there will be a big flood. Makes sense.
4. It appears (and I’ll let you be the judge) that paddle surf boards have a storage place in the building. I’m glad personally, partly because one of my clients purchasing in the building has a paddle board and also because it’s easier on the owners of said paddle boards and residents who take the elevators. They won’t have to vie for space.
These are just a few of the Waihonua House Rules that interested me. If you have any further questions about what the house rules for Waihonua are, please read: Waihonua House Rules.
We have not made any representations or warranties indicating anything regarding the house rules, just from general knowledge, this is just one Waihonua gal’s opinion.