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Kaimuki Neighborhood Spotlight

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Kaimuki, which is nestled between well known neighborhoods of Kahala and Diamond Head, means “tea root oven” was known to have ovens which baked Ti roots into a food similar to candy. The neighborhood was once King Kalakaua’s Ostrich farm in the 1800s with rolling hills that later became the State’s farm for carnations and flowers. In 1925, Kaimuki had …

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A’ALI’I: “Smart Living” in Kaka’ako

Bobby Kargula Buyers , Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homesellers , Investors , Kakaako Leave a Comment

Oahu has seen many new condominiums built in the past few years. From Kapolei, to Honolulu to Kailua, property development is widespread throughout the island. Amid the housing shortages on the island, the Howard Hughes Corporation has played an active role in developing many new properties in the Kaka’ako district of Oahu. So far, the Howard Hughes Corporation has completed …

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Ko'olina Neighborhood Spotlight

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Ko’Olina (“place of joy”) is located on the leeward coast of Oahu, approximately 17 miles northwest of Honolulu International Airport.   Long ago in the history of the islands, this area was a sacred place used for rest and relaxation by Hawaiian chiefs and royalty.  Kamehameha the Great and Queen Ka’ahumanu enjoyed the protected waters of the shoreline coves for …

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Ko'olina Neighborhood Spotlight

Ko’Olina (“place of joy”) is located on the leeward coast of Oahu, approximately 17 miles northwest of Honolulu International Airport.   Long ago in the history of the islands, this area was a sacred place used for rest and relaxation by Hawaiian chiefs and royalty.  Kamehameha the Great and Queen Ka’ahumanu enjoyed the protected waters of the shoreline coves for …

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Kailua Neighborhood Spotlight

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Kailua of Windward Oahu has had settlement of Hawaiian families as far as 1,500 years ago and eventually became home to ali’i in the 1600s.  This gave birth to the legends of menehune working in Kawainui Marsh and other historical references to this part of Oahu.  When Kamehameha united the islands in 1795 the King granted the area around Kawainui …

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4 Reasons To Use a Real Estate Agent in Hawaii

Bobby Kargula Buyers , Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homesellers , Sellers Leave a Comment

As you know, in the past ten to twenty years, we have seen significant technological advancements, specifically in computers and communications. The convergence of various technologies has made life more convenient which has changed the way many businesses operate. It should not come as a surprise that technology has facilitated the way we purchase and sell real estate. In this …

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2017 Oahu Real Estate Advice

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2016 marked the sixth consecutive year of price appreciation for residential real estate, with Oahu reaching record levels for median sales prices. Commercial real estate has also seen improvements with higher rental rates and lower vacancies overall. Residential In 2016 the median sales price for single family homes increased from $700,000 to $735,000 and for condominiums increased from $360,000 to …

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Mililani Neighborhood Spotlight

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  The city of Mililani is known by many names, Hawaii’s first All-American City, the state’s third richest zip code, home of the Trojans or even as locals like to call it Millville. What ever name you want to call it, there’s a reason why this city is so high in demand when it comes to living.   Located in central …

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Kāne'ohe Spotlight

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     Kaneohe is one of the largest cities located on the Windward side of Oahu. In the Hawaiian language, kāne ʻohe means, “Bamboo Man” which was named after the legend of the man who discovered the sounds of the ohe hano ihu, bamboo nose flute.  In the late 1940’s King Kamehameha redistributed the land to commoners which became farming …

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Kahala Spotlight

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Among the treasures of Oahu’s rich history is the neighborhood of Kahala which is where Kamehameha the Great first landed on the island and began his most successful military campaign in in Old Hawaii.  The area was later used more for pig and cattle farms in the 1800s due to the favorable terrain as one of the few flat areas …