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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

Aalii – correctly spelled A’ali’i – is a new condo project expected to come to Kakaako’s popular Ward Village in the near future. Email Kristian – kristian@honoluluhi5.com – if you are potentially interested in purchasing a unit (if you are represented by a Realtor, please ask that Realtor about Aalii). News HCDA (authority overseeing Kakaako developments) officially approved the Aalii project January 2017 with some conditions, including the requirements for the developer (Howard Hughes Corp) to build …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

Kapiolani Residence – New Condo Project in Honolulu

Kapiolani Residence is a new condo project in Honolulu, which will offer 60% of the units as affordable housing (for sale – not rentals) and the remaining 40% as market rate units. News 1/24/2017 – Kapiolani Residence has sold out and is so far on target for completion late 2018. For details on other new condo project contact Kristian Nielsen: Kristian@honoluluhi5.com. October 9, 2016 Kapiolani Residence market rate units prices were …Read More

Kakaako Condos Price & Maintenance Fees Per Square Foot

This is a guide to the price per square foot & maintenance fees (HOA) per square foot of condos in Kakaako (includes 2 luxury condos in neighboring Ala Moana – Park Lane and One Ala Moana). Our approach: 1) Review sales prices of the lowest priced to most expensive stacks on the 20th floor of a given building and use those data points to quote price per square foot ranges. …Read More

Aloha Kai – New Ala Moana Condo Project

Update May 10, 2016:  Michael Blumenthal, President of MB Property Acquisitions LLC, says he can foresee two scenarios, as to timing pre-sales may start on Aloha Kai: In 5 months or 9 months. We hope to have further updates within the next couple of months. Good to Know About Aloha Kai 39 stories in 350ft tower. 128 units – all facing ocean. 4 units per floor with lanai (configurations not …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