Real estate articles

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



HCDA reviews 2 plans for Kewalo Basin in Kakaako

Two new proposals for Kewalo Basin were presented to HCDA. The Hawaii Community Development Authority heard two new proposals from 2 developers for this small commercial harbor. Initial conceptual designs included a large addition of commercial development and lots of added parking. The ideas the were presented previously raised some objections from the public. There […]

Chinatown living in this Honolulu Park Place penthouse

Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown living There are those of us that are in love with the fast paced city life. Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are wonderful walkable pockets of real city life. It has much better weather than San Francisco and Seattle. There is a unique character for the downtown Honolulu financial district and Chinatown. […]

Keauhou Place breaks ground – Kakaako

Standford Carr's Keauhou Place officially breaks ground today. The project located at 555 South Street. The project has 423 units and is more than 80% sold out.

Kahala home with an ocean view

A fabulous ocean view property in Kahala for$2,395,000 If you are familiar with a place over an extended period of time you discover that certain spots are very unique. I have clients who have lived in Hawaii for many years and they grow to truly love certain spots. Some wait for years for a particular […]

Waihonua a great buy in one of the newest condos

Recently having sold a rare one bedroom unit at the Waihonua, I have re-discovered the uniqueness and the value at the Waihonua. Completed at the end of last year,  the prices have risen, but with few new condos on the market, it is one of the best ways to own a "new" condo without waiting years […]

Pacifica Honolulu is the edgy new bargain Kakaako condo

The Pacifica Honolulu - built in 2011 seems to be shaping up to be a low priced gem in Kakaako at the moment. This newer luxury high rise in Kakaako  is close to everything and yet condos are selling at a discount compared with other newer condos in Kakaako. The Pacifica Honolulu condo sales from […]

Mokuleia development to build 106 homes – Mokuleia real estate

The Dillingham Ranch on Oahu's North Shore neighborhood of Mokuleia may be slated for development again. A real estate investment firm, which owns the Mokuleia ranch filed a plan to build 106 new homes on the 2700 acre historic ranch. The Dillingham Ranch Aina LLC proposal would include 91 farm dwellings each on about 5 acre […]

Waikiki resort living in the Watermark condo building

Condo prices in Waikiki are on the rise with new projects like The Ritz , Ae'o , Gateway Towers, and while the new buildings are exciting and I have sold many of them, it is important to also consider existing buildings because they can offer a different lifestyle. The Watermark in Waikiki is a one of […]

Napua Point Hawaii Kai condo for sale

Hawaii Kai Maunalua Bay living Standup paddling is a fun way to explore the shores and get exercise at the same time.  One of my favorite spots to explore is Maunalua Bay.  On the eastern tip of Oahu is Hawaii Kai which overlooks Maunalua Bay. It has become a recreational paradise. It is perfect for Standup […]

Unique Diamond Head home for sale – Kalakaua Ave

A single family home on Kalakaua Avenue? Yes! If you are fortunate to have spent any time on Oahu, you have likely driven past this tiny little neighborhood called the Gold Coast in Diamond Head. The homes bordered by Kalakaua Avenue and Coconut Avenue are on postage stamp sized lots. Many of the homes are […]

High floor Watermark Waikiki ocean view condo

Waikiki Living World famous Waikiki is a fun neighborhood. While this is considered our tourist district, plenty of people love to live here. The beaches and surf breaks are so much fun. It is also wonderful to be able to walk to restaurants and shopping. For a primary residence or a vacation home, you can […]

Ossipoff home on Lanikai beach – Kailua

Lanikai beach How lucky are those of us fortunate to live in Hawaii. As the snow storms have pounded the east coast and temperatures are dipping so low that no one dares to have even an inch of skin exposed, I feel so fortunate to live here.  I would venture to say that most of us […]

Ocean view Lanikea condo for sale in Waikiki

Waikiki is actually a fun place to live and the Lanikea condo is a good choice.  I lived in this tourist mecca for a few years at one time and loved it.  It is fun to be able to walk to so much shopping and restaurants and the beach!  Plus there are so many parades […]

Oceanfront home in Kailua (Kaimalino neighborhood) for sale

People moving to Hawaii dream of being able to sit and look out at the ocean. It is a dream come true and a necessity for others. After all, what is the point of living on a beautiful tropical island then to be able to watch the ocean. I, like most people, find it mesmerizing. […]