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JUST LISTED: 5366 Manauwea St. MLS: 201413580

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 3:30pm. 97 Views, 0 Comments.

We are excited to list this beautifully remodeled, ocean-view home in Aina Haina, East Honolulu. Aina Haina is one of the most coveted areas on the island for its proximity to both downtown Honolulu and South Shore beach living. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath corner lot offers 2,414 sf living space and was completely renovated this year. Some newly renovated houses can feel too fancy to be lived in comfortably, but that's not the case with this gorgeous Aina Haina property. The sophistication of this house is impossible to miss, while the choices in aesthetics make it warm enough to feel like home.

The wood tones of the cabinets compliment the flooring help to create an open and inviting kitchen. Other new features include granite countertops and brand new…

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JUST LISTED: 92-281 Hoalii Pl, Kumulani MLS 201413690

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 5:27pm. 3689 Views, 0 Comments.

We've got a new listing in breezy Kumulani, a gated community atop Makakilo. Although situated above the hustle and bustle of Kapolei, it's just an eight-minute car ride down the hill to Farrington Highway. Nearby areas on the west side can get pretty hot, but Kumulani keeps cool, even in the summer! Part of the Makakilo Ridge Association, Kumulani is a peaceful getaway with quiet streets, vibrant flora, and beautiful homes. 

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Fantastic curb appeal from Hoalii Place. This 5 bedroom/4 bath also has a 3-car garage. 

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Expansive views of the ocean, Diamond Head, and Pearl Harbor. 

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 You can even enjoy the views from the kitchen! Granite countertops display the the attention to detail put into this home.

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Here's a shot of the backyard,…

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Sold for $799,000 in Coconut Grove, Kailua.

Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 8:46am. 184 Views, 0 Comments.

A newer home in Coconut Grove is a rare find. Remodeled in 2007, this 2100+ sf Kailua property is just a short bike ride to the beach (a huge selling point for the buyer). Duplexes can share a lot of wall space with the neighboring unit, but this home is only minimally attached at a storage shed between garages. 

This was a great deal for our clients considering the amount of interior living space in Kailua's Coconut Grove. The property also has a covered two-car garage and a lush, spacious backyard with tropical foliage. We're happy to have helped our clients find and purchase their new Kailua home.

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A variety of tropical palms on both sides of the property greet you upon arrival. The common wall is on the storage shed to the right of…

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Honolulu Magazine's Best In Real Estate 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 8:25pm. 1249 Views, 0 Comments.

Thanks to Honolulu Magazine and the Ward research team for naming me as one of 2014's Best in Real Estate. bestrealestate2014   The selection process was purely editorial; no one was able to buy his or her way onto the list. Ward Research surveyed more than 10,000 real estate professionals and HONOLULU Magazine readers.   The survey was based on customer satisfaction: Each person was asked to list a real estate agent, and a mortgage and an insurance professional they would recommend to a friend, and then rank him or her on customer service and satisfaction.   Professionals surveyed were asked to recommend one colleague as well as two people outside of their company.
  The list represent the top 6 percent of professionals licensed in Hawaii.

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Why Buy In Kaimuki?

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 5:56am. 468 Views, 0 Comments.

While there are several great neighborhoods on Oahu, some are simply more well-known than others. What that means to buyers and sellers is that certain prime locations go virtually unnoticed. 

One of these such neighborhoods is Kaimuki. Situated near two luxury areas, Diamond Head and Kahala, Kaimuki is just a ten-minute drive to Waikiki and fifteen minutes from downtown Honolulu. 

Recent data suggests that sellers have been recognizing value in Kaimuki that many buyers have not. Those who do buy in Kaimuki end up with an overlooked, high-value gem. 

The average listing price in Kaimuki as of April 2014 is the highest it's been in 3 years at $1,087,714. The average sale price, however has DROPPED since the beginning of the year…

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In Escrow after 2 days - $1,295,000 Renovated Hawaii Kai home with pool MLS 201408933

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 6:36am. 11968 Views, 0 Comments.

We just opened escrow on this beautiful $1.295m pool home in Hawaii Kai. Located in Kealaula Kai, a neighborhood that many are not familiar with, that is just behind Anchorage.  It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a huge covered lanai, on an 8793 square foot lot.    With a beautiful tile pool, hot tub, sauna, and this amazing outdoor living space, this home is a great example of the great properties Hawaii Kai has to offer.    2_400 Notice the photovoltaic panels on the roof?  This home has 40 of them, which allows the owner to live nearly off the grid. Year round sun here means solar power is the way to go!
   Outdoor living is just as important in Hawaii as indoor space, since the average temperature is above 70 degrees all year. Check out this…

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8 ways Hawaii real estate is different from the mainland

Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 7:38pm. 1034 Views, 0 Comments.

As I begin this, I would like to remind my readers that I'm referring mainly to the island of Oahu. 
-Insulation/HVAC    The first difference would be that homes are not made to withstand low temperatures like on the mainland. The lowest temperature I've heard about happening here was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest temperature that I've actually felt while living here in my nearly 3 years, is about 70, and let me tell you, that's cold when you're used to 78-83 degrees everyday. With that being said, there is no reason to insulate a home here. There are also very few homes with central HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. You would only see this in a newer home/subdivision and/or a condominium complex with limited air…

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SOLD! Kalele Kai #1611, $740k Hawaii Kai marina front condo

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 3:59pm. 812 Views, 0 Comments.

Just SOLD!  $740k condo at Kalele Kai. My very happy client has been waiting for a good unit in this building for quite some time.  

It's 2 bedrooms,  2 baths, 1427 square feet with a huge lanai and some marina view. 

Check out the great open kitchen with modern cabinets and counters.

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 The building sits over the marina, and owners get to have a dock for their boats.  What a great location!

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The complex has a beautiful resort like setting, and this luxurious pool featuring palm trees as part of the lush landscape.

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Congratulations and thanks to my client on her great new condo!  

 

 

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Pocket listing in Hawaii Kai - 3 bed marina front town home

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 9:21am. 47704 Views, 0 Comments.

A client of mine is going to be listing this beautiful 3 bedroom marina front town home in Mawaena Kai. It should be ready in a couple weeks.  Here is a preview.  It is an end unit with a large extended lanai and a huge loft inside. Probably the best location in the complex.

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15 Ridiculous Photos by Oahu Real Estate Agents

Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 2:55pm. 2205 Views, 0 Comments.

Oahu has beautiful eye popping luxury homes all around.  With panoramic ocean views, sandy beaches, and gorgeous sunsets, it's easy for us real estate agents to get amazing photos of the properties we sell on this beautiful island. 

But every now and then as I'm browsing new listings, I come across a picture that is so bad that I save it in a folder I have labeled, "ridiculous."  Now that I have enough to share, I thought my readers might find these funny.  All of these photos are from actual MLS listings that appeared on the web.

 

1. This one was pretty recent, and is actually taken by someone I know.  I guess this is a picture of a blurry pool, but all I see is the free camera strap that apparently comes with the condo.   No time to take…

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