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Ho'opili Update 2017

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In September 2016, D.R. Horton Inc-Schuler Homes LLC (DRHI) broke ground on its long anticipated 12,000-home Ho’opili master-planned community in West Oahu. In 2006, the Texas-based developer acquired 1,600 acres of former sugarcane land from the James Campbell Estate. Ho’opili presents a vision for a transit-oriented community in the quickly urbanizing Ewa district of West Oahu. The plan calls for …

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Condo Market Trends on Oahu in 2017

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The overall market continues to improve as we move into the Summer of 2017. We are seeing a steadily growing number of sales and record-high prices along with a very low supply of inventory. In the first quarter of 2017, there was an increase of 12.5% for condominium sales and a higher median price of $398,000. What might be driving …

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Salt Lake Neighborhood Spotlight

Bobby Kargula Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Also known as Aliamanu, the Salt Lake area of Honolulu is a community which was developed in the 1960’s in response to a real estate boom. Centrally located within Honolulu, the Salt Lake District is between the Pearlridge, Downtown and the Airport District. Historically, the Salt Lake area was known for its kilometer and a half, shallow lake which was …

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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

Crystal Montrone Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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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Aiea Neighborhood Spotlight

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Fun Fact: Aiea is the only city in the world that is spelled using only vowels. Aiea is a town on the southern coast of Oahu Island. Situated on the eastern edge of Pearl Harbor, Aiea lies on the major highway from Honolulu to Wahiawa and Kapolei. In the mid-1900s, Aiea was the home to one of the largest sugar …

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How the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Works

Nancy Katayama Homebuyers , Homesellers , Investors Leave a Comment

While we wait for details on President Trump’s new tax plan, the important thing to note is that there has been no change to the home mortgage interest deduction…yet and it is still available for your 2016 individual income tax filings. The mortgage interest deduction, in general, allows homeowners to deduct the amount of interest expense paid on secured loans …

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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

Nancy Katayama Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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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Kailua Neighborhood Spotlight

Brandon Lau Hawaii Real Estate Update Leave a Comment

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 …