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.
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.
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.
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.
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Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Kāhala. Jaymes is in the top 2 percent of Better Homes agents nationwide. He was voted “Best in Real Estate 2014” by HONOLULU Magazine readers. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job as a dad to two curious kids.