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Affordable Housing On Oahu

Brandon Lau Buyers , Homebuyers Leave a Comment

One of the most popular questions I receive is, “how do I find affordable housing on Oahu?”  Affordable housing is not easy to come by on Oahu because of the high demand and low supply. According to the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, the median household income in Hawaii was $74,511 or 29.3% higher than the U.S. average …

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July 2018 Oahu Real Estate Market Update

Brandon Lau Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homebuyers , Homesellers , Investors , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

  Oahu Housing Sales and Prices Steady in July Oahu’s housing market remained relatively flat in July according to resales figures released today by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. The analysis conducted by the Board using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system show the following statistics: Single-Family Home Resales Number of Sales Median Sales Price July 2018 330  -1.5% …

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Hale Ka Lae in Hawaii Kai

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Recently, Avalon Group, the developer for Hale Ka Lae announced its plans to convert over 200 rental units to condominiums. The 269-unit complex located at 7000 Hawaii Kai Drive was built in 2016 to help fill demand for more rental housing with 54 units pegged as affordable rentals. The condo conversion will consist of two, three, and four room units …

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June 2018 Oahu Real Estate Market Update

Brandon Lau Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homebuyers , Homesellers , Investors , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Oahu Housing Market Holds Steady in June Sales and median prices for Oahu single-family homes dipped slightly, while condominiums showed modest gains in June according to resales figures released today by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. The analysis conducted by the Board using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system show the following statistics: Single-Family Home Resales …

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May 2018 Oahu Real Estate Market Update

Brandon Lau Buyers , Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homebuyers , Homesellers , Investors Leave a Comment

OAHU SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AND CONDOMINIUM SALES DIP IN MAY HONOLULU (June 6, 2018) — Sales for Oahu single-family homes and condominiums dropped while median prices rose modestly in May according to resales figures released today by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. The analysis conducted by the Board using data collected from its computerized Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system show the …

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Best Homes and Condominiums for Active Seniors In Ko Olina

Nancy Katayama Buyers , Investors , Koolina Leave a Comment

In this article we are reviewing the best homes and condominiums for active seniors in Ko Olina.  In Hawaiian Ko Olina translates to the Place of Joy.  Ko Olina Resort is a master-planned, oceanfront community located on 642 acres along the leeward coast of Oahu within the city boundaries of Kapolei.  Currently, it is the only community on Oahu where residents …

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Condo-Hotels: A Beginner’s Guide

Bobby Kargula Condo-Hotels , Investors , Real Estate Investments , Waikiki Leave a Comment

  Like many real estate investors, we want to invest our hard-earned money into a property which we can rent out in order to take advantage of appreciation and rental income.  However, if you are an offshore investor, you may wish to enjoy your property and occupy it from time-to-time. After all, it is your piece of paradise! Condo-hotels are …

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Chinatown

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The rich history of Chinatown has its roots in the area once known as the village of Kou, which consisted of mud flats and raised coral that allowed vegetation to thrive with various indigenous plants. At the end of the Nuuanu Stream, Mamala Bay provided Hawaiians with the perfect conditions to build a fishpond, which archaeologists date back to 890 …