hawaii: President Obama's winter vacation on the Windward Side of Oahu, Hawaii - 12/30/13 11:51 AM
President Obama vacations every year with his family in a vacation rental on the Windward Side of Oahu on Kailua Beach which is located next to the Kaneohe Marine Corps base. Today, in case you are interested, he was playing golf on the Klipper Club on the base.
Needless to say, this is a beautiful area across the steep Koolau Mountain Range that bisects the island of Oahu. The Windward Side is also the "rainy" side which has resulted in steep vertical ridges that produce beautiful waterfalls much of the year.

How do you get there from Honolulu, you ask?  I have some … (10 comments)

hawaii: Last weekend of Pumpkin Festival in Kapolei, Oahu Hawaii - 10/24/13 02:10 AM
 This is the last weekend of the annual Pumpkin Festival. It's a fun time for the whole family.
My little grandsons absolutely love to go to the Aloun Farms in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii for the annual Pumpkin Festival.
The events include free tractor pulled hay rides which is their absolute favorite.
Mom and dad also make them pick corn and sunflowers to take home, something different to do for these city kids.
And, the big deal, is to each pick out their own pumpkin which they then take home and carve - with a little help from mom and dad, of course.
The … (2 comments)

hawaii: Video View from the Aloha Tower towards downtown Honolulu, Hawaii - 09/03/13 04:48 PM
Have you recently gone up to the top of the Aloha Tower while you were in Honolulu? It's really a terrific view over Honolulu Harbor, the downtown skyline, over Kakaako, Sand Island, and out to the Pacific Ocean. Often you might catch an oceanliner docked at the Aloha Tower for a day, but not today. It was all quiet around the waterfront on this absolutely beautiful afternoon.
And, yes, the skyline has changed dramatically with a lot of new apartment and commercial highrises with fabulous views out over the ocean. So today, I thought I would turn the tables, and look back at … (11 comments)

hawaii: Golf Course Properties Days on Market on Oahu, Hawaii - Part 2. - 08/25/13 09:37 AM
This is a follow-up blog to my earlier one about Golf Course properties on Oahu, in Honolulu County, Hawaii. Click here for Part 1.
With our new Matrix system through the Honolulu Board of Realtors, there is now so much historical information available that will help the agents value a property through doing CMAs, plus a host of other statistics. But you have to set your parameters for the question(s) you would like to have answered. One such is:
DAYS ON MARKET or DOM.
Below are a couple of very telling graphs between how long it takes to sell a single family home fronting on … (0 comments)

hawaii: Golf Course Real Estate For Sale on Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii -Part 1. - 08/25/13 07:53 AM
There are a great number of golf courses here on Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii which are listed below.
Golf enthusiasts who want to buy or sell homes at these golf courses, might like to see the market trends. Below are some statistics that I have put together, and for "Days on Market" (DOM), which real estate professionals like to see, please click here for next blog, Part 2.
HISTORIC SALES INFORMATION:
CONDOMINIUMS AND TOWNHOUSES

ABOVE, GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE: As you can see, condos and townhouses are selling at a higher price, about $50,000 to $100,000 when it is right on the golf course.
BELOW, … (4 comments)

hawaii: Kahala Beach Condominiums selling at affordable prices but Leasehold - 07/29/13 07:26 AM
CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE IN KAHALA CAN BE AFFORDABLE, BUT YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF LEASEHOLD.
Kahala, known for its beautiful multi million dollar homes both on and off the beach, can be tricky when you look at affordable condominiums.
KAHALA BEACH CONDOMINIUM (LEASEHOLD):
4999 Kahala Avenue, right on the ocean, adjacent to the Kahala Hotel and Resort (see photos below). A luxury condominium with views of the Waialae Country Club. I absolutely love this building, but buyers need to consider that all condos for sale are leasehold with Bishop Estate as the Lessor. Price range right now on ACTIVES (not those … (0 comments)

hawaii: Ala Moana Beach Park, a wonderful swimming beach in Honolulu, Hawaii - 07/28/13 04:46 PM
Sometimes the waves do kick up a bit here in Hawaii, even on the Waikiki side, so where to go on a hot summer's day?
ALA MOANA BEACH PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII
Those who live in Honolulu tend to stay out of Waikiki when it comes to going to the beach. Mostly, because parking is tough and it's quite a hike to the beach.
Not so at Ala Moana Beach Park.
There is lots of FREE parking, and it's just across the street from the Ala Moana Shopping Center in case you want to load up on picnic items at the last … (5 comments)

hawaii: Condominiums for sale at Diamond Head, Honolulu, Hawaii - 07/27/13 04:49 PM
Have you ever dreamed of living at Diamond Head on the ocean?
There are some very attractive condominium prices in the Diamond Head neighborhood of Honolulu. For example, I checked the MLS just now, and there are 59 listings on the market from as low as $79,900. Six listings were between $100,000 and $200,000 with 4 of them at 2947 Kalakaua Avenue, an oceanfront building.
However, these are all leasehold and it is important to find out when the lease runs out and how much it would be to purchase it in fee simple. This could become a real problem down the … (9 comments)

hawaii: Executive Centre Condominiums For Sale at 1088 Bishop, Honolulu Hawaii - 07/19/13 11:52 AM
Executive Centre at 1088 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
This week I previewed ten (10) of the large condominium complexes that are located right around the downtown Honolulu business district and close to government buildings and Queens Medical Center. Just think, no driving to work, no parking expenses or hassles. Yes, once again, I walked all over downtown and saw it change from daytime when everyone is at work, to evening when the city mostly empties out. However, there are lots of things to do in the evenings within a few blocks.
The 40 story EXECUTIVE CENTRE condominium in the heart of the business district, is a mixed use building that can be used for business … (5 comments)

hawaii: Hokua Condominiums for sale at 1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu Hawaii - 07/14/13 06:09 AM
The Hokua Condominium at 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii
This week I previewed five (5) of the large condominium complexes that are located at the Piikoi Street side of the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Yes, I walked the whole way to check distances and look at surroundings, nearby restaurants and services.
The 41 story HOKUA consists of 248 units and was built in 2004.
RESIDENTIAL UNITS:  From time to time, I will preview specific listings. For now, please click here for ACTIVE listings in the building.
FACILITIES/AMENITIES: Infinity pool, row of Jaccuzzis, 5 enclosed BBQ cabanas. tennis/basketball area, playground, state of the art fitness center with locker … (0 comments)

hawaii: 1350 Ala Moana Condominiums at 1350 Ala Moana, Honolulu, Hawaii - 07/12/13 11:36 AM
1350 Ala Moana Condominiums, 1350 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
This week I previewed five (5) of the large condominium complexes that are located at the Piikoi Street side of the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Yes, I walked the whole way to check distances and look at surroundings, nearby restaurants and services.
The 33 story 1350 Ala Moana Condominium Complex consists of 354 units and was built in 1968.
RESIDENTIAL UNITS:  From time to time, I will preview specific listings. For now, please click here for ACTIVE listings in the building.
FACILITIES/AMENITIES: Whirlpool, swimming pool, barbecue grill, exercise equipment and recreation room
NEARBY:
Ala Moana Shopping Center: Across the street from … (0 comments)

hawaii: Condominiums For Sale in Kakaako along Kapiolani Blvd Honolulu Hawaii - 07/07/13 04:57 PM
This past week I previewed six condominium buildings along Kapiolani Boulevard from the old Honolulu Star Bulletin/Advertiser Building to the Ala Moana Shopping Center. These six buildings alone have about 2,000 units in them. 
I wrote a blog on each of the six complexes with basic information, and personal notes that might be of interest.
Plus see the SEARCH LINK  FOR AVAILABLE CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE.
 
And if you are interested in buying or selling a unit in any of these condominium developments, please give me a call. The market is very brisk right now, and prices and availability changes quickly.
 
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hawaii: The Royal Capitol Plaza, 876 Curtis St, Honolulu, Hawaii - 07/06/13 06:13 AM
The Royal Capitol Plaza at 876 Curtis Street,  Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
This week I previewed several of the newer, large condominium complexes that are located on Kapiolani Boulevard between downtown Honolulu and the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Yes, I walked the whole way to check distances and look at surroundings, nearby restaurants and services. 
The Royal Capitol Plaza at 876 Curtis Street, the corner of Kapiolani Blvd., is a 39 story apartment complex with 299 units and was built in 1987. 
RESIDENTIAL UNITS:  From time to time, I will preview specific listings. For now, please click here for ACTIVE listings in the building.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: There is a Mini Mart with sundries, groceries and liquor on the ground level. 
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hawaii: One Waterfront Tower - 415 & 425 South Street, Honolulu, Hawaii - 06/17/13 01:10 PM
A few days ago, I previewed several luxury condominiums at One Waterfront Tower. There are actually TWO TWIN TOWERS that sit on 2.45 acres in the area called Kakaako considered part of downtown Honolulu. Bruce Stark was the developer, known for his prestigious luxury condominiums. It was completed in 1989.
RESIDENTIAL UNITS: 306 residential units- 126 1-bedroom units, 160 2- bedroom units, 16 2-bedroom penthouses, and Four 3 level penthouses. (155 Makai Tower, 151 Mauka Tower)
COMMERCIAL SPACE: Over 40,000 square feet of commercial space located at 419 South street, owned and managed by the World of Life organization.
FACILITIES: Include a recently renovated recreation deck that includes … (2 comments)

 
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