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Waikiki Condo – Remodel Journal

– Waikiki Condo – Remodel Journal  As some of you know, I have been an advocate for building wealth with rental properties since the early 1990s. Recently I purchased another rental property at the Ilikai Apartment Building, one of my favorite condo of all Waikiki condotel buildings, allowing short term vacation renting . This unit was in original condition and needed a complete remodel. It has been several years since I did …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

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

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

Waikiki’s Condotel Reality – Cash Flow vs Lifestyle

Condotels are hot!  They offer a unique combination of maximum rental income potential with maximum rental flexibility.  Because you are allowed to do short term (less than 30 days per tenant) vacation renting, your condotel investment property could serve a clever dual purpose: A.) Generate maximum short-term vacation rental income, and B.) Enjoy it as your personal vacation getaway. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. At least with some properties, up …Read More

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. News Feb 18, 2017: Some reserved housing units are still left and 77 additional units will soon be released – mix of affordable housing (different from reserved housing) and market priced units. The affordable units will start in the mid $200,000’s. The sales office …Read More

New Honolulu Condo Building Boom?

Recently we have been asked to comment about:  “..the explosion of condos going up in the Kapiolani/Ala Moana area. Will they get built? Why or why not? Is there still an appetite for these projects? Why or why not?” Contrary to the what some might think, the recent Honolulu condo building boom is barely a drop in the bucket to satisfy Honolulu’s strong housing demand. The real issue is affordability for …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