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We talk about the Hawaii real estate market, interesting homes and condos. Written by Agents and Hawaii real estate specialists.



Living near the new Whole Foods market in 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 Whole Foods in Hawaii will […]

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 […]

Kailua Beachside housing demand is increasing – Oahu

Kailua Beachside on Oahu is one of the more affluent areas in Kailua along Kailua beach. One of the things that we carefully watched last year is median sales price which was a little over $2.2 million and so far this year in 2016 it is actually $2.975 million for this small neighborhood that stretches  […]

Hawaii vacation homes for sale with Caretaker’s cottages

Many buyers come from outside of the state to buy vacation homes here in Hawaii. And who wouldn't want a vacation here with our beautiful weather and beaches? It's no wonder that we attract thousands of people every year to buy vacation homes. With the purchase of a vacation home, a big concern is that […]

Hokua condo update on pricing and sales – Honolulu

We follow the Hawaii luxury real estate market and we keep a close eye on certain condominiums such as the Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu. Currently, there are quite a few units on the market. At the Hokua condo there are 19 units on the market right now five of which are […]

Top 3 beachfront homes on the East Side of Oahu.

One of the most desirable areas to live on Oahu is on the east side from Diamond Head to Hawaii Kai all along that area because of the climate. It’s sunny and usually a bit dryer and it's fairly easy to drive into Honolulu. One of the things that people do look for in buying […]

Great mountain bike trails on Oahu and nearby homes for sale.

People in Hawaii enjoy getting out doors. Study after study have put Hawaii towards the top in states with the longest lifespans. It is no wonder. The warm tropical climate encourages everyone of all ages to get out and exercise. The most obvious choice is surfing, but we have many other options. The mountains around […]

Top 3 biggest property price reductions in the past week – Oahu

We watch the market all of the time. One of the aspects we look out for are some of the bigger price reductions. A change of heart by a seller where they are perhaps being more realistic may be an opportunity to get a property at a reasonable price.  It is also good to keep an […]

Honolulu: Waiea condo construction has reached the top

Honolulu's Waiea condo construction has reached the top floor. The first condo by Howard Hughes Corporation in Honolulu as a part of their Ward Village project has been topped off. The Honolulu condo is scheduled to be completed in November 2016. Everyone is excited to see the finished product. Waiea interiors I was able to […]