Real estate articles

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



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 […]

What type of luxury homes are selling in Kahala ?

I study the market constantly to uncover trends. This helps my clients whether they are buying or selling. The Kahala neighborhood has some of the most expensive real estate on Oahu on a per square foot basis. Kahala Avenue is one of the prime streets in Honolulu. Watching the sales at the upper end of the […]

Pricing in the Anaha condo building – Kakaako, Honolulu, Hi

Anaha condo pricing: Updated November 23, 2016. - Contact us for the latest Anaha condo pricing and availability : phone 808-394-9779 or email here If you have happened to be in Honolulu at any time recently, you have seen new condo buildings being built in Kakaako, Waikiki, and Ala Moana. Howard Hughes Corp's Ward Village […]

The latest on Hokua condo sales – Honolulu’s luxury condominium

The Hokua condos at 1288 Ala Moana Blvd is still one of the most luxurious condomiums in Honolulu. The position alone sets it apart, but also the generously sized condo units. With new Kakaako condos and Ala Moana condos under construction several of which are also have larger units. The Waiea, Anaha and Gateway are 3 examples […]

Three of the largest Honolulu condos for sale

There are 2 types of people in this world: Condo people and house people. There is always a preference. People that live in condos though occasionally have complaints and it is usually because of lack of space. Most Honolulu condos are on the small side. Furthermore, the smallness is compounded by a lack of storage. Storage […]

Home for sale on 4218 Kaimanahila street in Diamond Head – Agent review

This is a review of a luxury Diamond Head home on 4218 Kaimanahila street, Honolulu, Hi 96816. It is currently for sale and the asking price is $5,780,000. Kaimanahila street is a unique bridge between Diamond Head and Kahala. It is located in the neighborhood of Diamond Head, but sits on the Kahala side of […]

Castle & Cooke plans home project in Waipahu, Hi

Castle & Cooke developers has planned a 40 unit home project near Waikele in Waipahu. The project will be coated on Koaki street in Waipahu. The homes will be 2 story structures with most being 2-family dwelling units with 2 single family homes. The property for this project was originally an off-site parking spot for […]

Hawaii City Plaza condo proposed in Ala Moana, Honolulu

Hawaii City Plaza is a new 26 story Honolulu condo is being proposed in Ala Moana on Sheridan Street across from the Wal-Mart. The property at 701 Sheridan street was purchased last year by a Chinese development company. The auto repair shops will make way for this 163 unit Ala Moana condo. Hawaii City Plaza would […]

Agent review: 3854 Pokapahu Place, Diamond Head, Honolulu.

Having being an agent for many years, I have seen thousands of properties. The truth is that after so many years of experience, I do see good deals. I also see overpriced properties. As I drive around to open houses, I do have my own take on what I see. No property is perfect. Therefore it […]

Three beach houses on the Windward side of Oahu.

Everyone dreams of spending a long lingering weekend in a casual Hawaiian beach house.  Enjoying the sun and gazing out on the turquoise ocean. When looking at beachfront property on Oahu, it is easy to see prices upwards of $10 million for beach homes on Diamond Head, Lanikai and Kailua beaches. However, just traveling out to […]

Top 5 Reasons to buy a Beachvillas at Ko Olina condo

Beachvillas at Ko Olina is so far the only residential high-rise that is oceanfront at the Ko Olina resort. If you have not had the privilege of getting out there, you are definitely missing out! Most people that want to live in this resort community with lovely  beaches, golf courses and manicured landscaping have had to […]

A house with a view or no view in Hawaii Kai?

It is a constant dilemma to have a house with a view or without a view. Not having a view may mean being in a place that you can walk to places with ease. Perhaps you will get more house for the money, more features and more space. And to have a home with a view […]

Expired real estate listings on Oahu at lowest point in a decade

Expired real estate listings on Oahu tell their own tale of what is happening in the market. We have watched indicators like the median sales price for both homes and condos rise year after year. The Days on Market indication (Showing how long properties are on the market before they sell) hovering between 20 and […]

Getting qualified to purchase a Ke Kilohana condo

Ke Kilohana with it's 375 reserved housing units, the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)  outlines the legibility requirements. However, one must also be qualified to get financing on one of these units. Getting qualified to purchase a Ke Kilohana condo is simple and fairly stream lined. Understanding the process and getting everything together earlier can […]

Being eligible for reserved housing at Ke Kilohana, Kakaako

With Ke Kilohana, there are 375 Reserved Housing units and 49 market priced units. Reserved Housing guidelines are set by the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). The HCDA is a state organization over seeing development in Kakaako. HCDA requires that a certain percentage of development is targeted to local residents. Therefore it is important to […]

Monterey Place home with ocean views – Maunalani Heights

With only a few ridges to choose from in Honolulu, Maunalani Heights has some amazing views. Sitting above Kaimuki is Wilhelmina Rise with Maunalani Heights on top of the mountain. At the heights the views are spectacular. It is a quiet neighborhood. Many homes have panoramic views from over Kahala, the back side of Diamond […]

Woodlawn A-frame home In Manoa Valley, Honolulu

I love unique architecture. A home that takes advantage of the land that it sits on is a wonderful treat. It is true that most custom homes are high end and expensive. These homes can make exciting places to call home. When the topography of the lot is steep or sloping, a custom home can […]