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The Central Ala Moana

Updated on November 27, 2018 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 offers 202 market rate units and 310 affordable housing units. This spacious development project offers great opportunities for both investors and the eligible Hawaii residents in accordance with the guidelines …Read More

Hale Ka Lae – New Condo in Hawaii Kai

Hale Ka Lae is a new condo project coming to Hawaii Kai by Avalon Development. It is a conversion of the existing 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive rental project where the 213 units will be converted from rentals to individually owned condo units. For more information please call new condo project expert Marcel Chan (R) at (808) 392-1501 or email Marcel@HawaiiLiving.com. Hale Ka Lae in Brief Hale Ka Lea is a …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

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

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

Come Join Kailua’s Community Fun

If you are a newbie to Kailua, we’d like to introduce you to some of the weekly, monthly and standard community events that bring Kailua’s families and neighbors together. In late April, Kailua ushers in three seasons of fun (yes, we really do have seasons in Hawaii!) including outdoor parties, music, and holiday traditions. Kicking off the spring events is “I Love Hula in Kailua”. Once a month, a special …Read More

Kailua Wears Its Aloha

What’s fashion-forward on spring and summer runways is women’s long dresses and men’s shirts adorned in flowers, a style that’s always current in Hawaii – the style of aloha. Island style, often referred to as aloha wear, is a culturally-inspired design that has been admired throughout the world for decades.   To embrace our favorite Island style, start with “May Day as Lei Day in Hawaii” and don your floral …Read More

History of Waikiki’s Hotels

Get ready for your world to be turned upside down! For years, the Moana Hotel (now Moana Surfrider) has billed itself as Waikiki’s very first 1st hotel. A title they’re justly proud of. Except they weren’t the 1st at all. It was no doubt the first substantial lodging in the district, with modern luxury offerings like electric elevators and a spa, but there’s at least one place that was here …Read More

History of Honolulu’s Condo Neighborhoods

The history of Honolulu’s condo neighborhoods is much more than the tale of paving and steel beams. There are rich stories behind each, that tell Hawaii’s story as well as the rich lives of the peoples who made their home there as well as the life of the land itself, as you’ll see. We trace the sometimes astonishing evolution of the 4 preeminent condo neighborhoods in Honolulu today – Kakaako, …Read More