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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

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

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

Waikele History: From Muddy Water to Modern Real Estate

It is difficult to pinpoint much of the early development of the neighborhood we know as Waikele today. That’s because it was originally the name of the entire ahupua’a that stretched from the Koolaua Mountains down to the sea. When Waikele is spoken of in the historic sources, it applies to a vast area, of which the current name-bearer was just a small part. Today it falls under the city …Read More

Mililani Mauka History: From Farmland to Modern Real Estate

Central Oahu’s place in the history of Pre-Contact Hawaii, showed that its literal role as the center of Oahu often paralleled its significance in other ways. The lands of today’s Mililani Mauka was a part of this, though what is recorded doesn’t tell us much about specific areas except for truly noteworthy instances. The fertility of these lands, combined with the cooler temperatures made them exceedingly attractive. This resulted in …Read More

Future Development Projects in Ko Olina & Kapolei

With all of the attention that Kapolei has gotten in the last couple of decades, it’s almost old news now as it continues to grow and rise out of the Ewa Plain. However, recent developments are pointing to changes in West Oahu that truly are game-changers, not only in the world of Kapolei and Ko Olina real estate, but in every aspect of the future of these two communities. Specifically …Read More