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Oahu Real Estate & Good to Know

The Block 803 Waimanu: New Affordable Housing in Kakaako

For more information please contact The Block 803 Waimanu sales office (808) 548-0900 / sales@theblock803.com or visit the sales gallery 677 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 111. Important: The sales office is accepting applications for the reserved housing units from January 7, 2017. Potential Buyers must include a pre-approved issued by either Honolulu Home Loans (See list of HHL loan officers) or American Savings Bank (see list of ASB loan officers), …Read More

Honolulu’s 11 Most Expensive Single-Family Homes Neighborhoods

What is the Most Expensive Neighborhood in Honolulu? Real estate watchers will give you different answers, yet each one will be absolutely certain they’ve got the answer. You’re guaranteed to her names like Kahala, Black Point, Diamond Head. They can’t all be right, can they? The problem is that the world of Honolulu homes is a much more complex place than that of the average Mainland city. Here, you’ll find …Read More

New Honolulu Condo Building Boom?

Recently we have been asked to comment about:  “..the explosion of condos going up in the Kapiolani/Ala Moana area. Will they get built? Why or why not? Is there still an appetite for these projects? Why or why not?” Contrary to the what some might think, the recent Honolulu condo building boom is barely a drop in the bucket to satisfy Honolulu’s strong housing demand. The real issue is affordability for …Read More

Diversity of Oahu’s Real Estate in 10 Stunning Neighborhoods

For those outside Hawaii, our real estate, and the lifestyle that goes with it, is often a narrow picture. This isn’t an issue unique to the Islands. When considering a move to Las Vegas you may just assume that your future home will be near the Strip, when you actually may be in a suburb that feels more small town America. Honolulu’s homes and neighborhoods inhabit a rich, diverse reality, …Read More

10 Amazing Streets In Diamond Head & Kahala

One of our well-to-do Beverly Hills client is accustomed to a certain way a neighborhood should look. Occasionally he would go sightseeing in Honolulu and report when he discovered what he referred to as a more normal looking street. Inspired by his keen observations we compiled the following list of fine Diamond Head and Kahala streets. This list is subjective and each street made the list for a variety of …Read More

Puuwai Place: New Homes Coming to Waipahu

Puuwai Place – correctly spelled as Pu’uwai Place – is a new residential housing project, consisting of duplex homes and single-family homes coming to Waipahu in the near future, located along Paiwa Street. If you are potentially interested in purchasing a home at Puuwai Place, please call Michelle at (808) 352-2469 or email Michelle@honoluluhi5.com. Puuwai Place in Brief (much more info to come) 40 duplex homes, 3-4BR and 2 car enclosed garage. …Read More

Hoakalei & Ocean Pointe History: From Dwellings of Lost Souls to Modern Real Estate

Hoakalei and Ocean Pointe make up the westward expansion of the original Ewa Beach town border, pushing it closer to the inevitable merging with Kapolei to form the complete 2nd City of Oahu. Despite these 2 neighborhoods’ close proximity to Ewa Beach’s longstanding community, the lands that make them up were never settled in any significant way until now. Instead, anyone heading leeward after leaving Ewa Beach’s former limits would …Read More

Oahu’s North Shore History: From 1779 Ship Arrival to Modern Real Estate

The North Shore of Oahu seems to have been one of the last parts of the Island to be settled by the Ancient Hawaiians. Most date the first communities along this coastline to have started around 1000 A.D. and they soon flourished. The fertility of these lands made growing crops easy, with the Hawaiian diet staples of sweet potatoes and taro especially being produced in large quantities. Numerous fresh springs …Read More

Makakilo History: From Signs in The Skies to Modern Real Estate

Makakilo’s value in Pre-Contact Hawaii rested, just as it does today, on its elevation above the Ewa Plain. Kahunas came to the peaks here to watch the skies by day and the stars at night, divining signs that foretold the future and spoke the will of the gods. The Ali’i depended on these priests for guidance in almost every aspect of their lives, from whether their conduct pleased the deities …Read More

Kaneohe History: From Major Food Source to Unique Real Estate

It can be hard to believe now, but Kaneohe was once a major source of food for Oahu residents, as far back as history can go. In those centuries before European contact, the lands and coastline here provided almost every aspect of Native Hawaiian’s diet. Taro, breadfruit, bananas and almost every other crop grown on Oahu was farmed here, making it an important, if not crucial, part of life for …Read More