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The Central Ala Moana condo in Honolulu received unanimous approval

The Central Ala Moana condo received unanimous approval by the Honolulu City Council. This is the second project by SamKoo, the Korea based developer. There will be a total of 310 affordable units. The government defines “affordable” as buyers making 80% to 140% of the Average Median Income (AMI). Then a further 202 units will be […]

Merriman’s restaurant at the Anaha in Kakaako’s Ward Village opens

Merriman’s restaurant has opened on the ground floor of the Anaha condo in Kakaako’s Ward Village. The farm to table restaurant by Peter Merriman has been much-anticipated in the Kakaako community. The styling is a french-bistro with focus on Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Each dish at Merriman’s is crafted using local ingredients from the Hawaiian islands, and […]

1350 Ala Moana condo building brand new paint-job

The 1350 Ala Moana condo building has gotten a brand new paint job. I drove by the 1350 Ala Moana a few days ago and noticed that one side of the building received a new paint job with the other sides underway. I always have been a fan of this building. It is so close […]

Central Plaza Kakaako groundbreaking – Ward Village

The Central Plaza groundbreaking in Kakaako’s Ward Village happened a few days ago. This is the start of the first phase of this project. The Plaza will cover about 1.5 acres of land next to the Ward Theater complex with it ending at the future A’ali’i condo. Central Plaza the future place to be in Ward […]

The Gateway towers condo is on hold – Kakaako

It’s official, the Gateway Towers condo building is on hold. Many have been wondering what was happening with this project. The Gateway developer, Howard Hughes, has had more than 60% of the building under contract. Yesterday, May 24th, the Gateway contract holders were notified of the cancellation of their contracts. Technically the developer has said […]

Azure Ala Moana a new Ala Moana condo – Honolulu

ProsPac Holdings backed by a group of Chinese Investors are developing Azure Ala Moana a new Ala Moana condo. This is a 41-story mixed-use tower at the corner of Makaloa Street and Keeaumoku Street across from Walmart. The site is located at 1518 Makaloa Street. Condo units available This building has 4 sections. The first […]

Buying, living and resale prices at the Anaha condo building in Kakaako.

Buying, living and resales prices at the Anaha condo is something everyone is watching out for. After completion of the Anaha condo building has shown the benefits of buying in Ward Village and having Howard Hughes Corporation as the developer. The Anaha is the second tower completed by Howard Hughes corp as a part of […]

Magnum PI Hawaii home set to be demolished

The Magnum PI Hawaii home set to be demolished. The home featured and made famous in the 1980’s series will likely be demolished. The owner, a good friend of President Barrack Obama, obtained the demolition permit for the 8,500 square foot home. Magnum PI and Robin’s Nest The original television show staring, Tom Selleck, shot […]

Living near the new Whole Foods market in Kakaako (Honolulu)

Whole Foods market Kakaako, Honolulu Living near the new Whole Foods market in Kakaako (Honolulu) Hawaii. Many statistics have been reported about property values near a new Whole Foods. In Honolulu, it is no different. Living near the new Whole Foods market in Honolulu’s Kakaako district is something many Buyers want. In June, the largest […]

New Anaha Condo owners are moving in their Kakaako home

New Anaha condo owners are moving in their Kakaako home. This is the second tower in Howard Hughes’ Ward Village project. Most of the Anaha tower units have sold. The street level town home section is scheduled to be completed next month. People are excited about the Anaha condo in part because of the amenities. […]

Most expensive neighborhoods on Oahu, Hi

Everyone loves to look at high-end, expensive homes. The upper-end of the market usually has homes that display new and innovative design ideas. It is also a dream for many to live in these spectacular homes. Many home buyers want to make sure they buy property as close as possible to expensive neighborhoods in the […]

Ohana Hale Honolulu condo developer files building permit

Ohana Hale Honolulu condo’s California based developer, Franco Mola of MJF Development Corp., is finally moving forward with his long planned condo located at 929 Pumehana Street in the neighborhood of McCully. Ohana Hale condo will be located at the corner of Pumehana and Algaroba streets in a neighborhood near Waikiki. The project will consist […]

Hawaii investment properties and the Airbnb effect

Hawaii investment properties can also benefit from the Airbnb effect. Updated Feb 27,2017 Without a doubt Airbnb is a big hit. As they venture into more and more areas around the globe, more news is written about the company. In real estate, it is showing a small but dramatic effect in my opinion. The platform […]

Waiea villas and penthouses still being finished

While most all of the units are complete and owners are moving into their units, and construction continues on the Waiea villas and penthouse levels. As Nordic PCL, the contractor rushes to complete the building, Howard Hughes Corporation was able to close on schedule for the majority of the units. The villas should be finished […]

Waiea condo welcomes Nobu restaurant to Kakaako

A Nobu restaurant opened and is one of the many exciting features of the Waiea condo building. The Waikiki Nobu is moving its original location from Waikiki to a larger ground floor place at the Waiea. The time is finally here. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened the restaurant a week ago. President Barack and Michelle Obama […]

Park Lane condo residents will move in on April 5, 2017 – Ala Moana

Park Lane condo residents will begin moving in on April 5, 2017. The developers, MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group, announced that the first set of residents can begin moving in this spring. The 217-unit building consists of 7 buildings. Units ranged from $1 million to $20milllion and there are still 33 units still left for […]

Ward Warehouse demo permit secured, Gateway Towers Honolulu condo

Honolulu’s Gateway Towers condo building is coming. Yes, it is finally happening! Back in June, Howard Hughes corporation ($hhc) applied for a demolition permit for Ward Warehouse, the iconic shopping center in Kakaako. The shopping center which opened in 1975 has been the home of many small businesses over the years. The original plan for […]