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House-Hunting 101: Finding the Right School

Today’s write-up is in response to another reader request: How do you find the right school while searching for the right home? Clearly, finding the best school is a crucial deciding factor in every family’s new-home search. There’s a lot of information to sift through, but, fortunately, a lot of what you need to know can be found online.
2010.09.22 02:10 PM

Defining Lines

2010.09.22 11:29 AM

Tour Kailua Real Estate by Bike

Start your house hunt off on the right foot with realtor John Stallings’ Pedal Buy Bike Tours of Kailua. The two-hour tours will have you searching for homes from the seat of a Schwinn, an economical, environmentally friendly and good-for-your-waistline approach to shopping for real estate. It’s also, quite simply, a lovely way to see one of the most beautiful corners of the island.
2010.09.21 04:38 PM

A-Muse Yourself

2010.09.21 11:36 AM

Home Buyer 101: Is Your Dream Neighborhood Safe?

We were recently asked for some tips on how to determine if the neighborhood where you’re thinking of purchasing a home is safe. There are a lot of different ways to go about this, but here are some suggestions to get you started.
2010.09.20 08:17 PM

Sponsored Edition: Make Honolulu Your PLAYground

2010.09.20 10:30 AM

Traffic Jams

2010.09.20 08:40 AM

The 25 Most Expensive Homes in Hawaii

Want to see what $61 million looks like? We've rounded up the 25 priciest properties in the state, from sprawling resort estates on the Kona Coast to imposing Kahala Avenue mansions.
2010.09.19 04:07 PM

Open House of the Week: Ocean-View Condo in Honolulu's Nauru Tower

It’s Aloha Friday, which means it’s time to talk open houses. This time, I’m honing in on metro Oahu, specifically Nauru Tower on Ala Moana Blvd. Everyone knows that the realtor mantra is “location, location, location,” and Nauru certainly qualifies. “I think, traditionally, this building has been really liked by Asian offshore buyers because of the location,” says Sachi Braden, the principal broker at Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties. “You can walk across the street to the park and beach, and then there’s the convenient shopping at Ward and Ala Moana Centers, and you’re also within walking distance of lots of restaurants. And the drive to the airport is 15 to 30 minutes. It’s very, very convenient.”
2010.09.17 04:47 PM

I Heart Hawaii: Andy South

2010.09.17 11:29 AM

Sponsored Edition: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Clothes

2010.09.17 09:51 AM

Honolulu’s Kaiser Estate Still Seeks Buyer

It’s been nearly two years since the remaining portion of the former Kaiser Estate was put on the market by its owners, Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Chan, and there’s hope that the estate may finally find a new owner, one with pockets deep enough to bring it back to its former glory. According to Mary Worrall Associates’ managing director Alden Yamane, since it was listed, a dozen or so potential buyers have seen the property, three of which were “serious.”
2010.09.16 05:18 PM