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Hawaii Kai Sailing Lessons

Who says sailing lessons can’t be done in January? That is exactly what my 7-year old daughter did during her winter break, January 2 to January 6, 2017 in Hawaii Kai. This has been the second time we signed her up for one week outdoor fun in the sun offered by the Hawaii Kai Boat Club. And, she is requesting to do it again! We can’t blame her. In a …Read More

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

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

Koa Ridge: 3,500 New Homes in Central Oahu

News Koa Ridge is expected to break ground in the 2nd half of 2017 with the first round of homes being completed and ready for move in late 2019. For more information please call Michelle Johnson at (808) 352-2469 or email Michelle@honoluluhi5.com. Koa Ridge in Brief Koa Ridge is a master-planned community, which, when build out (estimated 10 to 12 years)  will include ~3,500 properties within a walkable community, and include …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

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

Honolulu’s 11 Most Expensive Single-Family Homes Neighborhoods

What is the Most Expensive Neighborhood in Honolulu? Real estate watchers will give you different answers, yet each one will be absolutely certain they’ve got the answer. You’re guaranteed to her names like Kahala, Black Point, Diamond Head. They can’t all be right, can they? The problem is that the world of Honolulu homes is a much more complex place than that of the average Mainland city. Here, you’ll find …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

Diversity of Oahu’s Real Estate in 10 Stunning Neighborhoods

For those outside Hawaii, our real estate, and the lifestyle that goes with it, is often a narrow picture. This isn’t an issue unique to the Islands. When considering a move to Las Vegas you may just assume that your future home will be near the Strip, when you actually may be in a suburb that feels more small town America. Honolulu’s homes and neighborhoods inhabit a rich, diverse reality, …Read More

10 Amazing Streets In Diamond Head & Kahala

One of our well-to-do Beverly Hills client is accustomed to a certain way a neighborhood should look. Occasionally he would go sightseeing in Honolulu and report when he discovered what he referred to as a more normal looking street. Inspired by his keen observations we compiled the following list of fine Diamond Head and Kahala streets. This list is subjective and each street made the list for a variety of …Read More