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Oahu Real Estate, Education & Lifestyle

New Listing: Moana Pacific #4708

Top of the world! Only 7 units on this level, just below the penthouse. This is a turn-key high floor 3-bedroom, 2-bath corner-end unit at Moana Pacific in Kakaako, a luxury condo building completed in 2007. It is located on the 47th floor and is the highest elevation 3-bedroom condo available under $1.1Mill. The unit enjoys amazing 270-degree wrap-around ocean views from Diamond Head in the east to sunset in …Read More

All Kailua & Kaneohe Private & Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School

A lot of people are drawn to the relaxed, ocean-oriented lifestyle of the Windward Side, especially families. Homebuyers with children looking at real estate in Kailua or Kaneohe have a deeper concern, which is the education options. We’ve assembled all of them below, public, charter and private, with the essentials laid out on each as well as some background that distinguishes that school. Take a look at this guide to …Read More

New Listing: Lanikea #2803

Check out our new listing, – Waikiki’s Hidden Treasure! This is a choice high floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at the celebrated Lanikea Waikiki, a boutique style luxury condo building completed in 2005. The unit faces the ocean and enjoys fabulous ocean and Diamond Head views from the entire apartment. An awesome usable lanai is large enough to accommodate a table for enjoying sunset dinners. This condo is in pristine turn-key …Read More

Kailua vs Kaneohe: Where Would You Live?

Windward Oahu properties primarily come down to 2 main areas, Kaneohe and Kailua. They are the not just the only two substantial areas over there, providing most of the available listings, they’re also the best commuting bets for the majority who work in, or have business ties to, Honolulu. Although they are cheek-to-cheek neighbors, you’ll find that they’re more like two siblings. In many ways they resemble each other, but …Read More

Ewa Beach vs Kapolei: Where Would You Live?

The 2nd City, made up of Ewa Beach and Kapolei, will soon be an almost seamless grouping. With Ewa Beach real estate development advancing westward the spaces that separate them won’t be discernible. There will not be a homogenous Metro area when this process is completed, however. You will still be presented with real choices when deciding on buying a home in Kapolei or Ewa Beach. It’s the kind of …Read More

Attention! – Honolulu Luxury Property Deals Above $3 Mill – New FinCEN Order

-Effective 8.22.2017 Title & Escrow companies handling Honolulu County real estate transactions with a $3 Mill purchase price or more are now required to file FinCEN Form 8300. The form shall contain the identity of the individuals primarily responsible for representing the buyer. E.g., if the buyer is an entity, Corporation, Partnership, LLC, Trust or a Shell Company, the form shall contain the identity of the beneficial owners. Title & …Read More

Anaha: Sneak Peek Before Completion

Anaha – a new luxury condo in Honolulu – will soon be the 2nd condo towering in Ward Village, scheduled for completion October 2017. Waiea – an ultra-luxury condo – was the 1st project completed – November 2016 – in Ward Village. Just a few developer units remain unsold in Anaha as of writing and they range in price from $2.866M – $14M. For resale units click here. The following is a list …Read More

Moving to Hawaii Guide: Tips, Advice & More

If you are considering moving to Hawaii or want to know how to move to Hawaii, then this is a must read guide, covering a range of topics, including islands to consider, reasons to move / not to move to Hawaii, cost of living in Hawaii, jobs in Hawaii, moving to Hawaii with pets & more, including several links to some awesome resources around the web. Let’s start with a …Read More

How to Handle Your Family Home When Going Through a Divorce

Divorce is never an easy undertaking and can be especially stressful when jointly owned property is involved. Unfortunately I speak from experience as I myself have gone through it. I’m definitely not alone as almost half of every marriage in the United States ends up in divorce. These stats are brutal, and do not even convey the emotional and financial toll involved. My best piece of advice is: “Don’t get …Read More