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Waikiki’s Condotel Reality – Cash Flow vs Lifestyle

Condotels are hot! Condotels offer a unique combination of maximum rental income potential with maximum rental flexibility, because condotels allow short-term (less than 30-days per tenant) vacation renting, Your condotel investment property could have 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

Mililani Mauka History: From Farmland to Modern Real Estate

Central Oahu’s place in the history of Pre-Contact Hawaii, showed that its literal role as the center of Oahu often paralleled its significance in other ways. The lands of today’s Mililani Mauka was a part of this, though what is recorded doesn’t tell us much about specific areas except for truly noteworthy instances. The fertility of these lands, combined with the cooler temperatures made them exceedingly attractive. This resulted in …Read More

Claim Your Honolulu Home Exemption & Save Big

If you live in your home or condo as your primary residence in Honolulu County, that is the island of Oahu, you need to claim your Home Exemption.  This is a tax break that will save you thousands of dollars in property taxes. You need to file by September 30, the annual filing due date. Your tax break will take effect next fiscal year, starting July 1st after the Sept filing deadline. …Read More

How To Lower Your Honolulu Property Tax

Here are two tips how to lower your Honolulu property tax: 1.) How to lower your Honolulu property tax – Declaration Regarding Condominium Use.  You might own a Honolulu condo in a building that is zoned for hotel use and allows short term vacation rentals. We call them ‘condotels’ because the condo could also function as a hotel room.  That is if the building allows short term rental terms of less than 30 days.  Some of …Read More

Peninsula At Hawaii Kai – Floor Plans

‘Peninsula at Hawaii Kai’  is Hawaii Kai’s newest marina front residential community.  This popular neighborhood is gated and is surrounded on three sides by the Hawaii Kai Marina.  Check our Peninsula At Hawaii Kai video. Learn about this exciting newer neighborhood and search all Peninsula At Hawaii Kai condos and townhomes for sale. The Peninsula at Hawaii Kai consists of five different types of housing products:  1.) Executive Residences,   2.) Carriage Ways,   3.) The Cottages,   4.) The Villas,   5.) The …Read More

‘Koko Villas’ Floor Plans – Hawaii Kai

‘Koko Villas’ is a newer (2005) residential subdivision of 70 homes just below Koko Crater next to the Hawaii Kai Golf Course. Check our Koko Villas video.  Learn all about this exciting newer neighborhood and search all Koko Villas for sale in Hawaii Kai. Here you will find all five Koko Villa floor plans:  

‘Leolani’ Floor Plans – Hawaii Kai’s Kamilo Nui neighborhood

‘Leolani’ is one of Hawaii Kai’s popular newer residential subdivisions in the Kamilo Nui neighborhood. Check our Kamilo Nui – Leolani aerial video.  Learn all about this exciting newer neighborhood and search all Kamilo Nui / Leolani homes for sale in Hawaii Kai. Here you will find all Leolani floor plans with Leolani subdivision map:   1.) The Rhapsody:  5 BR, 2.5 BA, with 2,193 sq ft interior living space.  ground floor:   1.) The Rhapsody:  5 BR, 2.5 …Read More

Amazing Hawaii Kai: A Lifestyle Like Nowhere Else

“Hawaii Kai has a marina”. Outside of possibly Costco, that tends to be what most on Oahu will come up with to describe this community. That marina is so unique you understand why it gets all the attention. The problem is that it masks the real depth of this neighborhood and why it just might be the perfect home for you. You just don’t know it yet. Let’s change that. …Read More

Ewa Beach: Great Shopping & Awesome Dining

Dining, and especially shopping, have a profound influence on your daily experience in a home. There’s a big difference in being able to run out at a moment’s notice for that one item you need and having to wait to do errands on your way home from work. Convenience is an integral part of real estate satisfaction. We’re happy to tell you that the homes in Ewa Beach give you …Read More

Ewa Beach Facilities: Schools, Health, Parks & Beaches

When you’re looking at an Ewa Beach home, you’re not just considering the residence alone. You’re also considering the community as a whole. Is this a place where not only you, but your entire family can live and have access to both the essentials as well as recreation options, which, for many are also essential. We’re talking about the schools, the health care options, the parks and other aspects that …Read More