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THis blog covers anything to do with Oahu Real Estate, Homes on Oahu, Beachfront Homes on Oahu, Kailua Real Estate, Honolulu Real Estate, Buying a Home on Oahu, and local topic interest. It is published by a Realtor on Oahu, with one of Oahu's top boutique real estate brokerages.



In fairness and with respect to the public school teachers on Oahu, let me start by saying how much I appreciate their hard work and my sincere belief that teachers on Oahu are sorely undervalued and underpaid.  I sound like a broken record, though, and am constantly shocked at budget cut after b...
BEACHSIDE, KAILUA NEIGHBORHOOD LUXURY & BEACHFRONT HOME FOR SALE IN KAILUA, OAHU 9/28/2009 [2009 SALES DATA] [PAST SALES DATA] ABOUT BEACHSIDE, KAILUA, OAHUThe Beachside Neighborhood in Kailua is one of Kailua's and Oahu's most prolific luxury home and beachfront home neighborhoods. All of the ho...
Yesterday, at Broker's Open House in Kailua, Oahu, I had the opportunity to view an exquisite beachfront home at Castle Point. Interestingly, it also happened to be part of the group of homes that was used by President Obama and his family for their December 2008 vacation in Kailua. Kailua is a l...
You've decided to buy a home in Hawaii and maybe this is your first home purchase, or at least first time buying a home on Oahu, so you are unfamiliar with the process. What can you expect? What steps will occur? If you work with me, the buying a home in Hawaii process will go something like this...
Of course it makes sense to be well-prepared to take your buyers out. You search for properties, make appointments, print out the MLS reports, gather other relevant information about schools, etc., and then, prepare the schedule for the day. But there are other things besides the listing informat...
Since I last wrote regarding foreclosure statistics on Oahu, things have changed a bit and the rate of foreclosures on Oahu has increased. Overall, though, this island is still in pretty good shape. In August, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that the rate of filing in the entire state of Haw...
Wow, the condo market is picking up. As with single family homes, we are seeing more and more condos selling for at or above the asking price. This is to a lesser extent in some areas of Honolulu and Leeward, and more so in very desirable areas like Mililani. Expect to see more with the last minu...
UPDATE: Under Contract, effective 10/3/2009. Location, location, location! This beautiful Mililani Townhome is just what you or your buyer is looking for. In the lush, wooded Launani Valley, this condominium home is close to Wheeler Air Force Station, Schofield Barracks, Mililani Technical Park a...
FLOOD ZONES & NATURAL DISASTER INFORMATION IN HAWAII When purchasing a home in Hawaii, it is important to know what Hawaii flood zone the home is in and the implications of the flood zone designation. What are the risks of flooding and how can you mitigate those risks? Is mandatory flood insuranc...

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