Real Estate

Two-bedrooms: $1,500 and under

Aside from student housing and low-income rentals, there's one three-bedroom for $1,500.

What's a KumuKit?

I’ve been noticing lawn signs for KumuKit lately, but couldn’t figure out just what a KumuKit was as I passed by.

The Pinnacle Honolulu's 24th floor

Jacob Coash of Sachi Hawaii alerted me to a new listing at the Pinnacle, which they’re calling, “Manhattan-style Opulence in Paradise.”

Open house of the week: University

University of Hawaii classes resume in just over a month, so this week’s open house is an apartment on University Avenue.

Briefing on Kakaako set for July 30

On July 30, the Hawaii Community Development Authority will present all Kakaako plans to area lawmakers.

Getting the best deal on rent

In a rental market where even studios go for more than $1,000 a month, “cheap” is a subjective term.

CNBC: Hawaii has best quality of life, most expensive cost of living

Report says, “Hawaii’s top-ranked quality of life for a second straight year makes it easy to forget about the state’s overall ranking."

Should vacation rentals have a higher tax rate?

A proposal by Mayor Kirk Caldwell could result in higher property taxes for Oahu vacation rental owners.

Open house of the week: Mililani Mauka

A ground-floor condo in the Mililani Mauka gated town-home complex was just listed on Monday

Hurdles cleared for Hoopili, Koa Ridge

Two development proposals in Ewa Beach and Central Oahu cleared hurdles yesterday, while continuing the debate over whether agricultural land should be used for residential projects.

Who can afford to buy a home?

UHERO calculations find that at the current interest rate, a single family home buyers need a $126,000 down payment and an income just over $96,000. That would make monthly payments about $2,400.

Number crunching: June 2013

Oahu's housing market continued to heat up in June, according to the latest statistics from the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

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