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Neighborhood Profile: Makakilo

When I talk about heading out to Makakilo, it’s akin to plotting a long-distance road trip: Pack some snacks, a few drinks and sunscreen, kids, ’cause we’re heading to Makakilo! OK, I exaggerate, but the hour-long (or so) commute from downtown to the west-side community is a hike, which makes the neighborhood’s rapid growth all the more astonishing in my mind. But I think I’ve finally figured out the keys to Makakilo’s success: affordability, cooler-than-Ewa weather, and space to spread out.
2010.10.19 03:55 PM

Don't Try This Without a Lawyer

The next time you find yourself wondering whether or not you need a lawyer, take a moment to consider this old legal adage: He who represents himself has a fool for a client.
2010.10.19 02:00 PM

Cat and the Phat

2010.10.19 07:15 AM

The Cat and the Phat

2010.10.19 06:00 AM

What You Need to Know: HOA Fees

According to the Community Associations Institute, there are nearly 310,000 association-governed communities (this includes homeowners’ associations, condominiums, cooperatives and other planned communities) in the United States, representing approximately 25-million individual housing units. The general role of a homeowners’ association is to maintain a community’s common areas—roads, parks, landscaping, recreation centers, swimming pools, clubhouses—and homeowners are required to pay association dues to fund the upkeep and contribute to the association’s reserve. On Oahu, homeowners’ association (HOA) fees can cost anywhere from $9 to $3,000 per month, depending on the services and amenities covered by the association.
2010.10.18 07:03 PM

The Cat And The Phat

2010.10.18 05:06 PM

Baby Got Mac

2010.10.18 10:30 AM

The Cat and the Phat

2010.10.18 06:50 AM

This Week’s Open House Pick: Ewa Beach

I wrote about the Ka Makana at Hoakalei resort community a few weeks back. If you’ll recall, I mentioned that the community’s most affordable housing options, the Lehua Series town houses, were temporarily sold out. Well, lo and behold, the first town home resale has hit the market, and it will be open this Sunday.
2010.10.15 03:01 PM

Soy Wonder

2010.10.15 10:03 AM

Leather Handbags Go Eco-Friendly

A new line of leather clutches, made from eco-friendly leather remnants, has arrived in Honolulu.
2010.10.14 08:53 PM

"Get a Job!" at HIFF

Here we've listed all of the locally-made films showing at the Hawaii International Film Festival, and interviewed Brian Kohne, director of Get a Job.
2010.10.14 05:32 PM