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December 2017 Oahu Real Estate Market Update

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Our December 2017 Oahu Real Estate Market Update shows Oahu single-family home sales were up, while condominium sales decreased according to resales figures provided by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®.  Although there was a decline year over year in condominium sales this is due to the higher than normal 24% increase in December 2016 when compared this this past December. …

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Gifting Property

Bobby Kargula Buyers , Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homebuyers Leave a Comment

Planning to gift money to a family member for a real estate purchase and want to know the tax implications it may have? Keep reading to get the facts: 1)What is a gift? According to the IRS website (see https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses- self- employed/frequently-asked- questions-on- gift-taxes#2), a gift is “any transfer to an individual, either directly or indirectly, where full consideration (measured …

Sunset Beach is on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii and known for big wave surfing during the winter season. In summer, the sea of Sunset Beach is calm and suitable for snorkeling in the coral reef.

North Shore Neighborhood Spotlight

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

The North Shore of Oahu is renown for it’s legendary surf, historic sites and friendly neighbors who embrace this community’s timeless appeal.  When you think of the North Shore the first thing that comes to mind are the big waves and Winter swells which draws thousands of people who gather to watch events such as the Vans Triple Crown of …

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Is Building A Home A Good Option For You?

Andrew Leong Buyers , Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homebuyers Leave a Comment

With rising home prices and growing competition for homes on Oahu, one might ask: Is building a home a better alternative? The answer is complicated. There are many factors to building a home. The three main factors are location, size, and budget. The challenge with finding vacant land to build on Oahu is the availability. The availability of buildable land …

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Makakilo Neighborhood Spotlight

Nancy Katayama Buyers , Hawaii Real Estate Update , Homebuyers , Homesellers , Investors , Makakilo , Sellers Leave a Comment

Makakilo is one of the eleven neighborhoods within the city of Kapolei – Oahu’s “second city” located on the Westside. In the Hawaiian language, maka kilo means “observing eyes”.  Perched on the southern slopes of the Waianae mountain range, many Makakilo residents enjoy the hilltop breeze and spectacular blue water ocean views looking towards Diamond Head, overlooking the town center …

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Smarter Living

Brandon Lau Buyers , Homebuyers , New Developments , Sellers Leave a Comment

Smarter living is a move to harness your potential through designing a simple and less stressful lifestyle.  Capitalizing on the idea that quality is better than quantity, there is a way that editing your living arrangement can really make you happier.  Though it may be difficult to imagine downsizing from 4-bedrooms to 2, it all comes down to understanding what’s …

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パークレーン:この島の最高級のラグジェリー

Bobby Kargula ハワイ不動産市場情報 Leave a Comment

ロビーに一足踏み入れた瞬間からその素晴らしい見事な豪華さに驚かされました。これほどまでに魅了する不動産は少ないです。 パークレーはまさにその一つです。 パークレーンは217ユニットの低層階高級コンデイミニアムです。混み合ったホノルルダウンタウンから離れワイキキパークレーンは理想的なアラモアナ大通に面しアラモアナショッピングセンターの前に建設されております。