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Hawaii Kai or Kailua: Which Offers The Better Lifestyle?

One debate that commonly arises for Oahu home shoppers is choosing between Hawaii Kai and Kailua. They sit at comparable distances from Downtown Honolulu, where most make their way each weekday morning and have their own waterfront real estate possibilities to offer. It can be difficult to come down on a favorite between the two, especially if you assume that they aren’t all that different. Maybe we can help. As …Read More

Oahu’s 7 Most Expensive Single-Family Home Neighborhoods (ex Honolulu)

Oahu is much more than Honolulu and that applies to real estate as well. It makes sense that the economic and political center of not only the Island, but the entire State looms large in every aspect of life here. That dominance overlooks the fact that there are a number of luxury neighborhoods outside that city’s limits, each with their own charms and natural marvels that put their residences at …Read More

Ko Olina vs Waikiki: Slow Suburban vs Fast Urban Resort

Ko Olina and Waikiki both present the possibilities and potential of the resort lifestyle. You live where the rest of the world plays. Great beaches, recreation choices you can’t get elsewhere on Oahu and a feeling of being outside the routine daily life. With all of that said, the truth is that these 2 Oahu neighborhoods are very different experiences. It all begins with their histories. That starts on common …Read More

Best Value Newer Oahu Homes Under $800,000

Everyone wants ‘Value’ in their home purchase, especially a new home. The way the Oahu real estate market has consistently moved upward for decades, taking prices with it, you’d think that was an easy thing to measure. There’s another, maybe even more important side to that word, though. It can mean not just the price you pay, it also takes in all the other aspects of real estate, or, more …Read More

Guide to The History of Honolulu’s Real Estate (Past to Present)

Telling the story of development in Honolulu can be reduced down to one thing – Housing was needed, and needed badly. As true as that it is, it’s a much more interesting and much more complex tale. We can’t cover the creation of every neighborhood, but we can tell you the major sea changes that propelled us forward and created an astonishing place in the middle of the Pacific. This …Read More

Honolulu’s Top 10 Neighborhoods with Large Interior Homes

Roominess is a preoccupation with Honolulu real estate. With the always increasing cost of land, huge demand and the finite Island limits to build on, that’s unsurprising. Residence sizes here are often below Mainland comparable properties, leaving you to wonder where the big home are found. What is a big home? For our purposes, we’ve set the standard at 3500sq ft interiors at up, a measurement that easily qualifies as …Read More

Pristine White Sandy Beach Neighborhoods on Oahu

There’s one fact you need to know if you’re a lover of surf & sand – Oahu is the King of Hawaii’s Sandy Beaches, with 50.3 miles of it, more than any other Hawaiian Island. The State of Hawaii Data Book says so. Now that that’s cleared up, if you’re an Oahu home buyer, this leads to something more. That something is wanting to know what neighborhoods are not only …Read More

Guide to Honolulu’s Historic Homes With Map

Honolulu’s historical homes have had a rough road to reach that designation. They’ve had to last in an often tough climate for buildings, a very active termite population and the seismic spread of development in the last half a century. Fortunately a good number of notable residences are still with us, their uniqueness resting on both architectural and historical factors. Certain neighborhoods in Honolulu have more of these than others …Read More

9 Most Expensive Luxury Homes Sold in Honolulu

Everyone knows that Honolulu real estate is some of the priciest in the US. That fact makes you wonder what is the ceiling in a market like this – and what do you get for it? Wonder no more. We’ve assembled the 9 most expensive home sales in Honolulu over the past 5 years, collecting the kinds of properties that even the super-rich would find enticing. If you’ve ever wondered …Read More

8 Stunning (Unknown) Oahu Neighborhoods

Discussions of the most exciting, most expensive or the ‘Best’ neighborhoods in Oahu real estate will inevitably turn to the current mainstays like Kakaako, Kahala or Ko Olina. For those who know the Island intimately, though, those marquee names are just the start, not the entirety, of that conversation. The fact is that there are communities across Oahu that possess something wonderfully special, something stunning, that has escaped notice somehow. …Read More