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Guide to Honolulu Private & Public Schools: Elementary, Middle & High-Schools

Buying Honolulu real estate comes with some different factors than than the rest of Oahu. As the business, political and population center for not just our Island, but all of Hawaii, it’s a singular part of the State. That extends to the Honolulu school system, too. There are a lot more schools here, both public and private, bringing educational choices to you that are unequaled across the Islands. That includes …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

Ewa Beach Golf Course Communities

Not too long ago, Ewa Beach was the last place you’d ever expect golf course communities to spring up. The Ewa Plain had been famously converted from what was arid terrain into prime agricultural land in the late 19th Century by James Campbell through his unprecedented discovery of water sources deep in the ground. That led to a growing population, almost completely made up of a working class community that …Read More

Kailua’s Beachfront & Near Beachfront Neighborhoods

Kailua beachfront, and near-beach, neighborhoods are always toward the top for Windward Oahu home shoppers. That category is a good place to start, but a smart real estate buyer looking here needs to know more. There are a collection of these communities that provide such prized lots, each with their own feel and selling points that are their own. We’ll take you on a tour of each, revealing just how …Read More

Hawaii Kai or Kailua: Which Offers The Better Lifestyle?

One debate that commonly arises for Oahu home shoppers is choosing between Hawaii Kai and Kailua. They sit at comparable distances from Downtown Honolulu, where most make their way each weekday morning and have their own waterfront real estate possibilities to offer. It can be difficult to come down on a favorite between the two, especially if you assume that they aren’t all that different. Maybe we can help. As …Read More

Oahu’s 7 Most Expensive Single-Family Home Neighborhoods (ex Honolulu)

Oahu is much more than Honolulu and that applies to real estate as well. It makes sense that the economic and political center of not only the Island, but the entire State looms large in every aspect of life here. That dominance overlooks the fact that there are a number of luxury neighborhoods outside that city’s limits, each with their own charms and natural marvels that put their residences at …Read More

Ko Olina vs Waikiki: Slow Suburban vs Fast Urban Resort

Ko Olina and Waikiki both present the possibilities and potential of the resort lifestyle. You live where the rest of the world plays. Great beaches, recreation choices you can’t get elsewhere on Oahu and a feeling of being outside the routine daily life. With all of that said, the truth is that these 2 Oahu neighborhoods are very different experiences. It all begins with their histories. That starts on common …Read More

Best Value Newer Oahu Homes Under $800,000

Everyone wants ‘Value’ in their home purchase, especially a new home. The way the Oahu real estate market has consistently moved upward for decades, taking prices with it, you’d think that was an easy thing to measure. There’s another, maybe even more important side to that word, though. It can mean not just the price you pay, it also takes in all the other aspects of real estate, or, more …Read More