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Honolulu’s Luxury Condo Boom – a New Way of Luxury Living

If we go back 15 years, the vast majority of buyers purchasing luxury real estate in Honolulu would look for large single-family homes with a pool. Year 2002, 48 homes in Honolulu sold for more than $1,500,000, whereas just 6 condos in Honolulu sold for more than $1,5000,000 (all 6 condos were in old oceanfront buildings). Late year 2002 marketing of Hokua, a luxury condo in Kakaako, began pre-construction. Prices …Read More

5 Great Townhomes in Kapolei

The broad story of Kapolei real estate has consistently been told in terms of single family homes. The possibility of an affordable house on Oahu with a yard and a garage was a very effective frame for the 2nd City story. The problem is that frame leaves out an entire property market here. Townhomes in Kapolei are an equally exciting option for the right home buyer, providing the same, or …Read More

Top 5 Best Value Condo / Townhouse Projects in Kailua

As a longtime Kailua resident and realtor I have witnessed the transformation of this once sleepy laid back beach community into a major destination for visitors and newcomers from all over the globe who want to be part of the magic that is the Kailua Lifestyle. With this popularity comes a strong demand for housing, be it short and long term rentals and properties for sale. The median price for …Read More

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

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

New Listing: One Ala Moana Penthouse #2000

This is a stunning new 3 bedroom penthouse listing in One Ala Moana, tastefully designed by Indigo Republic Hawaii. If you’re looking for value in the luxury condo market this highly upgraded and spacious penthouse at the exclusive One Ala Moana is it. With a living room that has sweeping views off Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach as well as mountain and city views, there is plenty of space …Read More

Waikiki Condo – Remodel Journal

Waikiki Condo – Remodel Journal – As some of you know, I have been an advocate for building wealth with rental properties since the early 1990s. Recently I purchased another rental property at the Ilikai Apartment Building, one of my favorite condo of all Waikiki condotel buildings, allowing short term vacation renting . This unit was in original condition and needed a complete remodel. It has been several years since I did …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

Honolulu Condos With The Best Balconies (Lanais)

Given Hawaii’s year-round idyllic climate, many Honolulu condo buyers are looking for a property that comes with a nice balcony (or ‘lanai’, as it is called in Hawaiian), with enough space to kick back and enjoy the pleasant trade winds. We compiled a list of the condos in Honolulu that offer the most usable balconies, without considering if  that be a luxury condo or more of your average condo. The list only includes high-rise condos, which we have …Read More