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Diamond Head Home for Sale: 2819 Coconut Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

If you are interested in this home, please contact Kristian (808) 372-6184 or kristian@honoluluhi5.com. 2819 Coconut Ave is a home in Diamond Head, arguably the most exclusive and sought after neighborhood for any homes in Honolulu. This home is located in a very quiet and private “niche” section of Diamond Head – oceanside of Diamond head Road and adjacent to the prestigious Gold Coast. In this part of Diamond Head most lots are …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

Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing Real Estate on Oahu

This is a step by step guide to the process of purchasing real estate on Oahu – single-family homes and condos. Before we get to the guide, let’s review some ‘good to know’ items for homebuyers: What is the MLS? Real estate agents on Oahu subscribe to a service called the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), which enables real estate agents to share their listings online with all other real estate …Read More

Guide to Waikiki Beach Hotels – Beachfront Hotels in Waikiki

Despite its modest land surface of less than 4 mi², Waikiki attracts more than 5,000,000 visitors every year and is home to more than 50 hotels, with just 9 located directly on Waikiki Beach – a precious commodity the few lucky ones get to enjoy! This is a guide to Waikiki’s beach hotels – hotels located directly on Waikiki Beach. Before we get to the overview a few things to keep …Read More

Residences at Mandarin Oriental Honolulu (Manaolana Place) – New Condo Hotel

News Mandarin Oriental Group has teamed up with the developer of Manaolana Place to create a luxury condo hotel. The residential units will be branded “Residences at Mandarin Oriental” and the hotel units will be called “Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu”. Email Kristian – kristian@honoluluhi5.com – if you are interested in the latest developments on the Residences at Mandarin Oriental. About Manaolana Place 234 Units – 109 condos and 125 hotel unit. 36 stories, …Read More

Aalii: A New Condo Project in Honolulu’s Ward Village (Kakaako)

Aalii  is a new condo project coming  to Kakaako’s popular Ward Village, which has been named best-planned community in the US by Architectural Digest. We speculate sales will commence late June or July 2017, though we do not have any clear indication from the developer at this stage. Email Kristian – kristian@honoluluhi5.com – if you are potentially interested in purchasing a unit. Kristian has represented many Buyers on new condo projects and knows what do look out …Read More

7 Best Leasehold Condos in Honolulu

Leasehold properties in Honolulu justifiably tend to be seen as 2nd Class, or lower, to Fee Simple listings, where you own the land outright. For the most part that makes sense. The chance of losing your residence, and having to leave the very property you’ve lived on once the lease expires, is an unattractive prospect to the vast majority of real estate buyers. Some cases have turned out well, with …Read More

Items to Review When Buying a New Condo

If you are considering purchasing a new condo – yet to be built – there are several aspects to analyze and evaluate that does not apply to existing condos. Depending on the project, specific unit, location, developer etc there will be a variety of questions unique to such particular situation. However, the list we have compiled in the below should serve as a good starting point of items to keep …Read More

Oahu’s Top 10 Oceanfront Neighborhoods

When you envision Oahu real estate, the ultimate daydream is always of the home by the ocean. There’s just something in the common human spirit that responds to the call of the waters, so what could be better than living near, or even on, the shore? We’ve picked out 10 oceanfront neighborhoods on Oahu that we believe are the best, not just on the basis of the ocean views or …Read More

4 Best Honolulu Condo Neighborhoods

Picking the ‘Best’, especially in the real estate area, can be not only be difficult, but divisive. What one considers the ideal place to live in, for example, is the exact opposite of what another believes makes for the ultimate in living experience. Still, we have 4 areas we think are the Top Honolulu Condo Neighborhoods, and for good reason. We’ll address the specifics of what makes each standout, along …Read More