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February 2016

7 Brand New Grand Penthouses in Honolulu, HI

In a sense, the true debut of the new Honolulu, and specifically Ward Village in Kakaako, began in March 2014 with the start of sales of the Waiea and Anaha units. These flagship properties had a lot riding on them, their innovative design and singular luxury truly embodying the height of this district’s future. Verdict? The sales answered undeniably any questions about this bold foray into Honolulu’s modern urban living. …Read More

Guide to Fishing in Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, Kauai & Big Island

Fishing in Hawaii is more than a hobby. It’s a deeply rooted part of local culture, a critical source of sustenance from the moment these Islands were first occupied. There are those, especially in the Native Hawaiian community, who still today depend on the ocean for much of their family’s daily food, perpetuating the lifestyle of their ancestors. It’s also an honored way for both locals and visitors to relax, …Read More

Ko Olina Developments: 1980’s to Present

In many ways, Ko Olina’s history and development has closely reflected the modern economic history of Hawaii. The Campbell family famously created the sugarcane plantations that established the first significant communities of the Ewa Plain. What is now Ko Olina, though, was reserved as the Campbell’s personal retreat. It’s weather and scenery was easily recognized as something very special even then. The closing of the plantations brought vast land sales …Read More

Ewa Beach Real Estate Developments

Ewa Beach’s development did not begin with the plantations. Decades before the sugarcane was planted there was a community clustered around the coastline, its original, ancient growth springing from the fishing that provided food so amply for the Native Hawaiians. That small town was then joined by waves of immigrants who labored, and lived, on the vast plantation lands that were first farmed in 1890. For years, the vast majority …Read More

Real Estate – Tax Benefits Guide

Real Estate – Tax Benefits Guide  – includes the most recent up-to-date 12/18/2015 PATH Act 2015 provisions (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes). Imagine purchasing your home, enjoying pride of ownership and creating priceless fond memories. The American Dream of owning your own home also includes some real measurable benefits that over time could increase your net worth and be a wealth builder via equity build-up, rental income, appreciation and tax benefits. Here we will explore tax benefits of owning …Read More