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Park Lane: Island Luxury At Its Finest

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From the moment that I first walked into the lobby of the ultra-luxurious Park Lane, I was blown away! There are few properties that leave me mesmerised. Park Lane is one such property! Park Lane is a low-rise, high-end luxury condominium with 217 units.    Far away from the congested streets of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Park Lane is ideally located …

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Waikele and Waipio Gentry Neighborhood Spotlight

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Looking for a neighborhood with a great community, good schools, the best shopping you could ask for and a regional park that hosts almost any type of sporting or community event? Then living in Waipio Gentry or Waikele is where you want to be. Located in Central Oahu in the city of Waipahu, Waipio Gentry and Waikele were among the …

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Koa Ridge Launches All New Website

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Koa Ridge has launched their new and improved website that is also mobile friendly, featuring an interactive master plan map and new renderings that illustrates living in Koa Ridge. From the new website, you can also sign up for the Web Advantage Program that will provide you with unlimited access to restricted areas of the website only available to members that …

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The Importance of Referrals

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A referral is quite simple: it can be as easy as telling a friend about your positive experience or possibly telling your real estate professional about a co-worker who is getting married and soon to be looking for a new home. A referral, simple…like a “shaka” (“hang loose” sign) – this informal and friendly greeting in the local culture can …

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How to Keep Resolutions

Brandon Lau Uncategorized Leave a Comment

A good friend of mine recently ran the Honolulu Marathon and started cramping about half way through this 26 mile run.  The pain became almost unbearable at mile 20.  Rather than calling it quits however, he adjusted his run and finished the race in under four hours.  That’s what I call resolve!  We can’t control the challenges that come our …

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Kakaako's Newest Affordable Project: The BLOCK 803

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If you’re thinking about home ownership, The BLOCK 803 Waimanu may be for you! With units under HCDA, Reserved Housing rules, starting in the $300,000s, don’t miss the opportunity to own in this new, boutique project. Currently offering 66 units for sale. January 28, 10:00am is when we begin accepting applications, first-come first-served! Completed Applications include the following: 1)    PRE-QUALIFICATION …

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Latest Oahu Housing Developments in 2016

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2016 has been a year of new developments with hundreds of new homes, townhomes and condominiums being built in Ewa, Kaka’ako, and Kapolei.  The following is a brief summary of each development and their current status as of the end of 2016. Recently Completed Developments: Kaka’ako The Collection Honolulu– This new development by Alexander and Baldwin was completed in December …

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New Developments in Kapolei: Ha'akea at Ho'opili Now Selling!

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Ha’akea at Ho’opili FIRST RELEASE NOW SELLING! For more information contact us at our website Choicehi.com or call us at 808.739.4174. Offsite Ho’opili Sales Center 458 Manawai St. #806 Kapolei, HI 96707 In October 2016, Oahu’s median price of a single-family home has climbed to $742,000 while the median price for condominiums has increased to $396,000.  As Oahu’s real estate market continues to …

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Nuuanu Neighborhood Spotlight

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Nuuanu Valley is located on the island of Oahu from the Koolau Mountains to downtown Honolulu. It is the connecting point for the  windward and leeward coasts of Oahu.  Nuuanu Valley attracted many settlers who formed villages in the area. In an effort to unite the Hawaiian islands, Kamehameha I sailed from Hawaii Island and brought the island of Oahu …

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Using The $500,000 Homeowner Exclusion and 1031 Exchange to Decrease Your Capital Gains Tax

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Many homeowners are familiar with the personal residence gain exclusion [Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 121] which allows taxpayers filing a federal income tax return to exclude from gross income certain realized capital gains when selling their primary residence. Under this tax provision, $500,000 of capital gains can be excluded every two years for taxpayers married filing a joint return …