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Kailua House Flip Sold for $730K

A couple of investors picked up a run-down property in Kailua for $491,000, spent three months completing a top-to-bottom rehab and, last week, sold the property for $730,000.
2010.12.20 01:31 PM

A Presidential Kailua Estate

The famous-person-stayed-here sales strategy is always tricky because, as any high-school teen could tell you, popularity is a fickle thing. For instance, I highly doubt that “house once rented by actor Charlie Sheen” would be a strong selling point. Whether “President Obama vacationed here” is an enticing enough tagline depends, these days, on where you fall in the red-and-blue divide.
2010.12.06 08:00 PM

Flipping Houses in This Economy? You Bet.

Many local real estate experts would say that you’d have to be flippin’ crazy to flip a house in this economy, but that’s just what two investors did with this Coconut Grove home.
2010.11.05 06:28 PM

Lanikai House Reduced, Listed for Under $1.6 Million

“I’ve had eight sales in Lanikai in the past year, all good properties,” says realtor Annie Kwock, as she gestures toward a new-ish, 4,000-sq.-ft. residence down the road that sold, without ever coming on the market, for $3,350,000. Another nearby listing, this one also a private sale, went for $1,665,000. So, a house in this neighborhood priced at $1,580,000 is something of a good deal? “It’s a phenomenal deal,” says Kwock of this Koohoo Pl. listing.
2010.10.13 07:16 PM

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

Kailua Beachfront Estate Reduced by $1.8 Million

Perhaps the third time is the charm for this Kailua beachfront estate, which recently had its third price drop. The nearly 8,000-plus-sq.-ft., Kailua residence designed by architect Peter Vincent was originally listed at $21 million, reduced to $14.8 million and has now settled in at a little less than $13 million.
2010.09.13 04:58 PM

An Oceanfront Classic in Kailua for $2.8 Million

It’s Friday, which means the weekend’s open houses are upon us. Of the 384 opens listed on www.hicentral.com, this oceanfront six-bedroom, five-bath Kaimalino-neighborhood residence caught my eye. I guess you could say I’m a sucker for an ocean view, and this house has that in spades, as well as views of Kailua Beach, the Mokulua Islands and the Koolau Mountain range.
2010.09.03 02:01 PM

Kailua Sunrise

Forget the sun umbrellas and coolers--the best time of the day to enjoy the beach, this Kailua-based writer suggests, is before dawn.
2006.04.01 12:00 AM

Kailua on the Water

The heart of Kailua may not be on land at all, but in the ocean, where generations of Kailuans have found adventure, recreation, even comfort.
2006.04.01 12:00 AM