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Oahu Condos

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

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

Honolulu’s 8 Luxury & Ultra-Luxury Condos

The world of Honolulu condos has a number of properties in it that could be, and are, called ‘luxury’. They’re known for incredible views, for excellent amenities and for impressive floor plans. The reality is that they’re only ‘luxury’ in the general sense. What you’ll find here, though, is Luxury with a capital ‘L’, as well as a class even above that. Properties that are so extraordinary they achieve new …Read More

Top 10 Honolulu Condos Under $1M (2 bedroom)

With the consistently hot Honolulu real estate market, a constant topic of conversation is ‘What can you get for $1M today?’. We’ve considered a much more interesting question – ‘What can you get for under a $1M?’ Specifically, we want to highlight the best 2BR condos in Honolulu under $1M (buildings with one or more recent resale 2BR under $1M as of writing), a category that can still buy you property in …Read More