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Oahu Real Estate, Education & Lifestyle

Nuts & Bolts of Hawaii’s Real Estate Purchase Contract  

This overview of the Hawaii Real Estate Purchase Contract covers major parts of the contract in an easy to understand format with simple explanations. I will review highlights of the contract  and focus on key parts. If you want to read the entire contract click here.  To keep things simple, I will reference a range of days typically used for the contingencies. Review of Key Sections of the Purchase Contract …Read More

Hawaii Living – Condo Or Single-Family Home?

Did you know that 50% more Oahu residents live in condos instead of single-family homes? Last year, 5,824 condos sold versus 3,908 single family homes. Condo living on Oahu is a popular and often more practical lifestyle choice. Then why do many first-time inquiries from the US mainland and other countries express their preference for single-family homes? At least this is true initially until all options are explored and the …Read More

New Listing, Waihonua #809

This property – Waihonua #809 – was just listed by Marcel Chan (R) for $958,000. Waihonua is one of the most desirable and popular luxury condos  in Kakaako, and the newest condo (late 2014) within Kakaako’s super block, a stone’s throw from Ward Village, Ala Moana Shopping Center and Ala Moana Beach Park. The building has stunning resort like amenities – heated infinity pool, whirlpool, BBQ cabanas, well equipped fitness …Read More

New Listing – Kuilima East #102 at Turtle Bay Resort

This property – Kuilima East #102 – located on Oahu’s North Shore was recently listed by Marcel Chan (R) for $650,000. Kuilima East is part of Kuilima Estates located inside Turtle Bay Resort. Turtle Bay is one of 3 resort neighborhoods on Oahu – Waikiki and Ko Olina being the other 2 resort neighborhoods – and is the most remote from the busy city lifestyle. Turtle Bay living is all about serene …Read More

New Listing: Kainalu Penthouse 8B-C

This property – Kainalu PH 8B-C – was just listed by Marcel Chan (R) for $5,295,000 and is arguably the most spectacular and private condo located along Diamond Head’s famed Gold Coast. Kainalu is located on a quiet and exclusive spot along this incredible stretch of beach. The views from this Penthouse stretches from the Diamond Head Lighthouse all the way past Waikiki to the West side of Oahu. The view …Read More

North Shore Oahu Top 10

The North Shore of Oahu is an undeniably beautiful, special place. Oahu residents and visitors alike make trips to the North Shore to enjoy the beaches and scenery, unwind, and escape the faster pace of life you find in Honolulu and the rest of the island. Spending time on this part of the Oahu, whether it’s a day, a week, or a month, makes almost everyone fantasize about picking up …Read More

Contingencies to Terminate Contract for Hawaii Real Estate Buyers

Realtors in Hawaii use a standard 14 page Purchase Contract when preparing an offer, on behalf of a client, to purchase real estate in Hawaii – see the contract right here. The Purchase Contract includes various contingencies which allow the Buyer to terminate the contract within certain timeframes with full refund of any deposits made towards the purchase. A contingency is a “condition that needs to be satisfied” (e.g. Buyer’s …Read More

Kailua: Take the High Road

Surf, sand and sunscreen are great, but sometimes getting off the beaten path (or beach) can provide a bit more tranquility and privacy. Consider taking the high road. Look up when you are searching for that special piece of real estate in Kailua. Perhaps you’ll find the perfect home for sale – the one you’ve been looking for with ocean or mountain views, on a quiet street, nice neighbors and …Read More

Honolulu HI 5 Became Hawaii Living With New Design and Logo – Why?

PS! Since launching our new web design – January 26, 2018 – we are now fixing bugs, streamlining the design, improving load speed and in the process of implementing new features. A good friend of mine, the late Barry Lefkowitch, was a brilliant marketer and on a day in June 2013 while Barry, our wives and I were having one of our many great evenings together, I asked him to …Read More

Waikiki Condo Remodel Journal – Ilikai #327

Waikiki Condo Remodel Journal – Ilikai #327 Of all condos in Waikiki, the Ilikai is one of my favorite. It is also one of only two dozen condotels that allows short-term vacation renting. The Ilikai is special because of its direct beach access, impressive ocean views, and luxurious resort feel. My goal is to complete this Ilikai #327 remodel project in four weeks and be rent-ready by mid-February. You can …Read More