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The Central Ala Moana

If you are looking for a spacious, affordable, centrally-located new development condo in Honolulu with great amenities and efficient high-tech appliances, The Central Ala Moana will be a great option for you. The Central Ala Moana is a new condo project in Honolulu, to be developed by SamKoo Hawaii who is currently developing Kapiolani Residence (expected completion in 2018). Just like Kapiolani Residence, The Central Ala Moana will dedicate 60% …Read More

10 Awesome Streets in Ewa Beach

What makes an Awesome Street in Ewa Beach, or anywhere else, can be broken down simply, at least from a real estate perspective. It’s a road known for its quality homes, with dimensions you nod approvingly of when you see them; a location that brings conveniences to your doorstep or recreation and entertainment choices that are even extraordinary. Most of all, they make daily living an easier, more pleasurable experience …Read More

Hale Ka Lae – New Condo in Hawaii Kai

Hale Ka Lae is a new condo coming to Hawaii Kai by Avalon Development. Hale Ka Lae is a conversion of the existing 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive rental project where 213 of the units will be converted from rentals to individually owned condo units. The 56 affordable rentals in the project will not be converted. For more information please call new condo project expert Marcel Chan (R) at (808) 392-1501 …Read More

Professional Staging of Newer Kakaako Condo

I represented the Seller of a 2 bedroom condo in Honolulu – Waihonua #809, located in Kakaako – which recorded June 4, 2018 at $910,000. To put some perspective on this: About 5 months earlier a unit 11 floors higher in the same stack and similar condition sold  for $930K. How did we achieve this level of success? A little background at first. Originally, Seller wanted to test the market …Read More

Kailua’s Top 10+ Cul-de-Sacs

The term cul-de-sac is French in origin and means bottom of the bag or sack. However; in real estate terms, a cul-de-sac is a dead-end street with a bulb-shaped turn-around at the end – just like the bottom of a sack. A home on a cul-de-sac is the crème de la crème – a highly sought after location and we all know about location, location, location. Cul-de-sacs and other shapes …Read More

How To Secure Your First Oahu Rental When Moving To Hawaii.

—  Last week I received two inquiries from individuals moving to Hawaii for new job opportunities. Both were excited and searching for answers on how to solve their immediate rental housing need. Perhaps you too are moving to Hawaii, looking to rent because you are not ready to buy. Here is how you do it: 1)  How to find the best deals on airline tickets If you have not booked …Read More

Guide to Mililani Living

Life in Mililani gives you something that’s common to every community on Oahu – an experience that is all its own. There are different reasons for this uniqueness in our Island’s towns and neighborhoods – cultural background(s), a location smack in the middle, or even completely removed, from the tourist centers or just a ‘feel’ that’s not easily explained. In Mililani’s case there’s a few factors, one major element being …Read More

Oahu Real Estate Market Outlook – May 2018

— Courtesy of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, on May 9, 2018, local economist Paul Brewbaker with TZ Economics shared his view on the economy, and in particular his outlook for Hawaii’s real estate market. I first met Paul in 2000 when he boldly predicted that Oahu’s single-family home median sales prices would more than double within 7 years. Unbelievably his prediction came true in 2007. Since then we have …Read More

Koula Condo: Newest Luxury Condo in Ward Village

Koula is the latest condo project in the planning within Ward Village. Currently waiting for HCDA approval of project (the regulatory body in Kakaako). For more information please call new condo project expert Marcel Chan (R) at (808) 392-1501 or email Marcel@HawaiiLiving.com. Marcel has been involved in new condo project sales in Kakaako for several years and he has personally closed over 100 sales in Kakaako within the past 5 …Read More

How To Get Top Dollar at Kuilima Estates in Turtle Bay

Hawaii Living Moves the Market at Kuilima Estates in Turtle Bay. Kuilima Estates at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, a very popular choice for resort living since the 1970s, is still highly desired property for investors and part-time residents alike. Just recently, Hawaii Living set a record high for the sale of a one-bedroom townhome at Kuilima. Unit 102 at Kuilima East sold at the full list …Read More