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Rental Stats: Oahu’s Most Expensive & Most Affordable Neighborhoods

Here's a breakdown of the most expensive and least expensive Oahu neighborhoods for apartment and single-family home rentals.
2011.01.06 01:45 PM

Kahala’s Best-Kept Secret?

Waialae Gardens, a townhouse complex in Waialae Nui Valley, might just be Kahala's best-kept secret.
2011.01.05 04:41 PM

Thinking Pink in Kahala

One of Kahala Avenue's most colorful homes is on the market for just under $1.4 million.
2011.01.04 01:27 PM

North Shore Home Under $600K

Located across the street from the beach, this North Shore home was purchased in 2005 for $900,000, but is now on the market for $599,000.
2011.01.03 01:32 PM

Oahu Foreclosure Resources

Here's a list of helpful online resources for learning more about foreclosures on Oahu.
2010.12.30 06:26 PM

Honolulu Rentals From Hell

In any city, you’ll find less-than-desirable rentals, and Honolulu is no exception.
2010.12.29 08:02 PM

Sold: Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki

The Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki, a 451-room property located on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki at the intersection of Paoakalani and Kuhio Avenues, was acquired last week for an undisclosed sum by Chartres Lodging Group, a San Francisco-based hotel investment and advisory firm.
2010.12.28 03:44 PM

Mililani’s Newest Townhomes

Sixty Parkside, Mililani’s newest gated townhome community, is ideal for those looking to buy new in the low- to mid-$300,000 range.
2010.12.27 04:57 PM

Affordable Condos in Ala Moana

Ala Moana Tower is a former apartment building that was recently converted into 105 fee-simple condominiums listed for less than $365,000.
2010.12.23 03:45 PM

Affordable Condos in Honolulu

The Pensacola Chelsea, located near the intersection of Pensacola and Kinau Streets, is a budget-friendly condominium building with 46 one-bedroom, one-bath units listed for less than $315,000.
2010.12.22 03:35 PM

Neighborhood Profile: Manoa

Manoa has it all--location, amenities and stately, historic homes. Unfortunately, those perks come with a hefty price tag: Last month, the median sales price of a single-family home in Manoa was $986,000.
2010.12.21 02:30 PM

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

Making the Most of Open Houses

It helps to think of open houses as learning experiences, not shopping expeditions, where you’ll zero in on the type of house you want and which neighborhood you want to live in. Here, some additional guidelines for making the most of an open house.
2010.12.17 12:49 PM

Mililani Real Estate Moving Fast

Homes in Mililani are selling at a steady pace. Case in point: This REO property sold in just 10 days.
2010.12.16 01:31 PM

Home Staging for a Quick Sale

A lot of factors—home values, location, inventory, etc.—contribute to whether or not a home sells. But staging a house prior to putting it on the market can lead to faster closing times and more money.
2010.12.15 02:46 PM

At Home on Diamond Head

This Hart Wood-designed residence is located on an exclusive street of multi-million-dollar homes tucked away on the lower makai slopes of Diamond Head, with views of the Pacific Ocean and, if you look up, tourists snapping pictures from the top of the trail. The current owner, who resides on the Mainland and has recently had the home rented out, also owns the neighboring property, a low-slung Ossipoff design that I wrote about a few weeks ago.
2010.12.14 05:51 PM

What $300K Gets You in Mililani

Mililani is a popular market, thanks to the town's built-in amenities and highly rated public schools. And with the median sales price of condominiums hovering around $285,000, Mililani is an affordable option for house hunters.
2010.12.10 04:06 PM

Bargain Hunting: Kapolei Short Sale

Short sales can be challenging buys, but bargains can be had if you’re up to the task. This Kapolei Knolls short sale has been on the market for a week and was reduced by $20,000. Similarly sized homes in the community are listed for $654,000 to $739,000, so this house is priced to move.
2010.12.09 04:42 PM

Number Crunching: Oahu’s November Real Estate Stats

November is traditionally a pretty quiet month for home resales, so last month’s unimpressive numbers come as little surprise. Overall, the numbers for single-family home resales stayed the course while condo sales fell flat.
2010.12.08 06:27 PM

The Deal: REOs

According to RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure listings, as of October this year, Hawaii had nearly 3,600 REO (real estate owned), or foreclosed, properties. “Any time you hear the word REO, a lender has foreclosed on the property and is putting it on the market for sale,” says Century 21 All Islands realtor and REO specialist Mathew Ngo, who says that the greatest concentration of foreclosures on Oahu is on the island’s leeward side.
2010.12.07 06:21 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

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