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May 2015

Ko Olina in Pictures & A Short Video

Ko Olina is a serene and peaceful resort community, located on west Oahu, with stunning lagoons, beaches, hotels and the popular 18 hole Ko Olina Golf Course by world-renowned golf course architect, Ted Robinson. The residential real estate in Ko Olina is predominantly made up of townhomes located close by, or directly on, the golf course. There is also one spectacular high-rise condotel (condo hotel combined) called the Ko Olina Beach Villas, located right on …Read More

Honolulu’s History Across 28 Neighborhoods

Honolulu owes its existence to one crucial piece of geography – its harbor. It’s true that Native Hawaiians lived across Oahu for as much as a thousand years before the town began to take its shape. However, they lived in widespread communities whose centers changed according to where the Alii were at any one time. That would change forever in 1793 when sea captain William Brown, a fur and gun …Read More

Update on New Condo Projects in Kakaako & Ala Moana

Update on new condo developments in Honolulu, including condos that have recently been built, those currently for sale and condos coming on the market in the near future in Kakaako and Ala Moana. Video Transcription Hi this is Kristian Nielsen with Honolulu HI 5. Today I’m going to review the new condo developments in Ala Moana-Kakaako. I’m going to review what has reasonably been completed, what is currently for sale …Read More

Property Taxes in Honolulu County (Oahu) Explained

Brief overview for Honolulu county (Oahu) about: How property taxes determined, how an appraiser determines an assessed value, what are the property tax rates and when are these taxes due. Video Transcription Hi, this is Kristian Nielsen with Honolulu HI 5. Today I’m going to discuss property taxes in Honolulu County, which is the same as the island of Oahu, for residential real estate. I’m going to review how are …Read More

Guide to Condotels & Short-term Rental Condos in Honolulu (Waikiki)

This is the ultimate guide to short-term vacation rental condos in Honolulu, which allow for rentals from just 1 day, just like a hotel (also referred to as transient vacation units). The vast majority of these condos are in Waikiki and are popular among investors as well as 2nd home buyers looking to generate income when not vacationing in Hawaii. This overview highlights everything you should know about short-term vacation rental condos …Read More