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Claim Your Honolulu Home Exemption & Save Big

If you live in your home or condo as your primary residence in Honolulu County, that is the island of Oahu, you need to claim your Home Exemption.  This is a tax break that will save you thousands of dollars in property taxes. You need to file by September 30, the annual filing due date. Your tax break will take effect next fiscal year, starting July 1st after the Sept filing deadline. …Read More

How To Lower Your Honolulu Property Tax

Here are two tips how to lower your Honolulu property tax: 1.) How to lower your Honolulu property tax – Declaration Regarding Condominium Use.  You might own a Honolulu condo in a building that is zoned for hotel use and allows short term vacation rentals. We call them ‘condotels’ because the condo could also function as a hotel room.  That is if the building allows short term rental terms of less than 30 days.  Some of …Read More

May Update on Honolulu’s New Condos (Video)

Video Transcription Hi this is Kristian Nielsen with Honolulu HI 5. Today I am going to review the condo developments currently taking place in Honolulu. We are going to review condo projects being offered in Kakaako, Ala Moana and Waikiki and also finally go over a few projects that are in the planning, but are currently not being offered. In Kakaako we have Ward Village and there are currently four …Read More

New Hawaii Kai Homes – First In Over 10 Years

Hawaii Kai’s first brand new single family homes in 10 years! Hawaii Kai, one of Honolulu’s sought after neighborhoods is known for its unique marina lifestyle with dramatic views of Koko Crater and Koko Head. It has been 1 decade since the last brand new single family home subdivision Koko Villas was developed in Hawaii Kai. If you need a home today, check all available existing Hawaii Kai homes here. But, if you …Read More

Realtors’ Fiduciary Duties – “OLD CAR”

Do you know the six fiduciary duties you should expect from your realtor representing you? Whenever a licensed realtor represents you, when you buy or sell with your specific real estate needs, an agency relationship is established. This agency relationship comes with six specific fiduciary duties owed to you as the client.  The acronym that helps us remember best these six duties is: “OLD CAR”, the first letters of each …Read More

For sale: Trump Tower Waikiki #1215

We just listed for sale Trump Tower Waikiki #1215, a preferred 1-bdr + Den, 2-bath condotel (condo / hotel). This brief video shows the interior and the ocean view from the lanai. Trump Tower Waikiki is considered the finest luxury condotel in Waikiki.  Learn more about all Waikiki condotels here. Also check out some of the Trump Tower amenities on the lobby level, including pool and ocean views beyond Fort Derussy Park.. See all Trump …Read More

For sale – Colony #6319 at the Hawaii Kai Peninsula

We just listed for sale the Colony #6319, a 2/2/2 condo within the gated community ‘Hawaii Kai Peninsula’, aka Peninsula at Hawaii Kai. This newer popular project was completed in 2004 and features double gated security, two swimming pools, 24h gym and a desirable marina front location. Condos at the Colony come with central AC, 10ft ceilings,  modern kitchens with granite counters, double vanities in the master bath and a nice walk-in closet. …Read More

The Watermark Waikiki, -02 middle unit layout & features

Recently, 4/20/2015 we sold the Watermark #3602 at $1.475 Mill.  This is a high floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath middle unit with 2 covered parking stalls and awesome ocean views. This short video shows some of the unique features of the Watermark Waikiki -02 middle unit layout. The Watermark -02 unique unit features include: Both bedrooms and the living room face the ocean offering spectacular views of the ocean, Ala Moana Beach Park, …Read More

The Watermark Waikiki, -01 corner unit layout & features

Recently, 3/20/2015 we sold the Watermark #3201 at a record $1.6Mill.  This is a high floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner end unit with 2 covered parking stalls and awesome ocean views. The Watermark -01 units tend to sell at a premium over some other 2-bedroom floor plans in the building.  This short video will explore the reasons why and show some of the unique features of this particular layout. The Watermark -01 unique …Read More