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May 2015

Ko Olina in Pictures & A Short Video

Ko Olina is a serene and peaceful resort community, located on west Oahu, with stunning lagoons, beaches, hotels and the popular 18 hole Ko Olina Golf Course by world-renowned golf course architect, Ted Robinson. The residential real estate in Ko Olina is predominantly made up of townhomes located close by, or directly on, the golf course. There is also one spectacular high-rise condotel (condo hotel combined) called the Ko Olina Beach Villas, located right on …Read More

Honolulu History – 28 Neighborhoods

Honolulu owes its existence to one crucial piece of geography – its harbor. It’s true that Native Hawaiians lived across Oahu for as much as a thousand years before the town began to take its shape. However, they lived in widespread communities whose centers changed according to where the Alii were at any one time. That would change forever in 1793 when sea captain William Brown, a fur and gun …Read More

Update on New Condo Projects in Kakaako & Ala Moana

Update on new condo developments in Honolulu, including condos that have recently been built, those currently for sale and condos coming on the market in the near future in Kakaako and Ala Moana. Video Transcription Hi this is Kristian Nielsen with Honolulu HI 5. Today I’m going to review the new condo developments in Ala Moana-Kakaako. I’m going to review what has reasonably been completed, what is currently for sale …Read More

Honolulu & Oahu Property Tax Rates, Payment, Exemption, Penalties & More

What Are The Property Tax Rates in Honolulu County (Oahu)? For residential real estate on Oahu we have 3 rates: 1) Residential: 0.35% of assessed value. This rate applies to any property where an owner successfully claims the home exemption (click here for the home exemption form), irrespective of the assessed value. An owner can only claim the home exemption if it is the owner’s primary residence. Proof of primary residence may …Read More

Guide to Condotels & Short-term Rental Condos in Honolulu (Waikiki)

NOTE: This post is updated on an ongoing basis, as the City updates their rules & regulations. This is the ultimate guide to short-term vacation rental condos in Honolulu, which allow for rentals from just 1 day, just like a hotel (also referred to as transient vacation units). The vast majority of these condos are in Waikiki and are popular among investors as well as 2nd home buyers looking to …Read More