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June 13, 2013

Communities on oahu

Some of the popular Oahu communities in the Ewa Plain region include the exclusive Ko Olina, Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Ewa Villages.

The Kailua region offers a wide range of home styles, locations and prices. Single-family homes start at a bit under $500,000. The high end of the Kailua real estate market is $36 million. Best neighborhoods for the first time buyer on budget include Waimanalo and Enchanted Lake. The most popular luxury home area in this region is Lanikai.

The Kaneohe area is another ideal region for the first time buyer, with prices under $300,000 in Kaawa and a bit over that in Halekauwila and Ahuimanu. Luxury residences in the Kaneohe region are located primarily in Nohanani Tract. 

Makaha, Nanakuli and Waianae are three popular communities in what the local Multiple Listing Service calls the Leeward region. Of the three, Nanakule and Waianae are the most affordable for first time buyers. While there are plenty of lower-end properties from which to choose in Makaha, there are luxury homes as well.

The big waves and laid-back lifestyle of Oahu’s North Shore area beckon many. Luxury homebuyers may want to visit the Mokuleia area while first-time buyers or those with a smaller budget will find their new home in the Laie and Kahuku communities. 

Some other communities to consider for the first time buyer include Waipahu and Pearl City.

The best part of purchasing Oahu real estate is that no matter which community you choose, you’ll find friendly folks and an amazing Hawaiian lifestyle. Search our site for Oahu, and other area's in on the Island.

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April 27, 2013

Luxury Kailua Single Family Home Now Available

Kailua, Hawaii is one of the nicest places on all of Oahu to live. That being said, oftentimes there is not much available in the way of luxury. However, that has now changed, as one of the most beautiful single-family homes you will ever see is now available at a great price in Kailua.

MLS# 1303664

This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom single-family home includes over 2,500 square feet of living space and is located on 0.3 acres of land. This home screams luxury and it is easy to see why. This fully fenced private estate with a land area of 13,799 square feet has tropical paradise written all over it. With lush landscaping, blue tiled pool, a jacuzzi, spa, flagstone decking, putting green, travertine floors, granite counters, central air conditioning, plus magnificent views of Koolau Mountain Range, this amazing place can be yours today for a very affordable price.

Listings like this don’t come along very often, especially in this area of Oahu, so if you are interested then make a move fast. The home is just minutes from the beach and includes great mountain views along with a number of other amenities and inclusions. Some of these include cable, cesspool, Internet cable, public water, telephone, underground electricity, AC central, blinds, book shelves, cable TV, dishwasher, disposal, drapes, dryer, home warranty, microwave, range/oven, refrigerator, and a fantastic security system. 

If you are on the market for a luxury single-family home in Kailua, then don’t pass up the chance to give this listing a peek. You can see this one and others like it now.

View This Listing and other Kailua luxury homes Now! 

Flood Zone Information

X - Zones B, C, and X are the flood insurance rate zones that correspond to areas outside the 1% annual chance floodplain, areas of 1% annual chance sheet flow flooding where average depths are less than one foot, areas of 1% annual chance stream flooding where the contributing drainage area is less than 1 square mile, or areas protected from the 1% annual chance flood by levees. No Base Flood Elevations or depths are shown within this zone. Insurance purchase is not required in these zones.

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March 17, 2013

Luxury Living at its Best in Majestic Lanikai

One of the most luxurious and majestic single-family home listings you will find on Oahu is now available. This single0-family home located on the Windward side of Oahu in secluded and private Lanikai is one of the more beautiful settings and homes you will ever see. While the price is a bit higher than other places, you have to see what all you are getting, including view and amenities.

MLS# 1302164

Offering over 3,500 square feet of living space and including over 10 acres of amazing land located right next to the beach, this stunning Lanikai beach home offers just about everything you can imagine. If you are on the market for luxury, then it doesn’t get better than this.

Amenities include entry, landscaped lawn and property, lawn sprinkler, maids/guest quarters, patio/deck, storage, wall/fence; basically everything you could want in a home is offered.

As if that wasn’t enough, the home comes with a ton of inclusions as well including auto garage door opener, blinds, book shelves, cable TV, ceiling fan, dishwasher, disposal, dryer, intercom, microwave, range hood, range/oven, refrigerator, security system, smoke detector and a washer.

This luxury home is loaded with amenities and beauty and is also located right on the beach in Lanikai. A private double-gated Balinese retreat overlooking turquoise Pacific & Na Mokulua Islands. Access world-renowned secret beaches in paradise! Immaculate property consists of 3 parcels featuring two detached cottages. Overall there really isn’t anything not to like about the place.

If you are on the market for not only a luxury home, but arguably the very best luxury home in the area, then check out this listing and others like it now. Well priced for the area, this piece of heaven will not last long.

View this listing and other Lanikai properties now!

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Oct. 7, 2012

The Pinnacle Honolulu - Fantastic Luxury Living

The Pinnacle in Honolulu on the island if Oahu is special for a number of reasons. It offers fantastic luxury living in the heart of Honolulu, and it also offers prospective buyers the chance to get in on some of the best floor plans of any luxury building in Hawaii.

The Pinnacle is a 36-story condo building that offers fee simple units. Located at 1199 Bishop Street, the building features no more than two private residences per floor and the entire building will contain a maximum of 50 residences. This is an interestingly layout for Hawaii, especially when you consider how valuable space and land are in the islands. To top this all off, the Pinnacle also offers two very spacious, elegant two-story penthouses at the top of the building.

The units range in size, from a little over 1,500 square feet of living space for the two unit floors, to over 3,000 square feet of living space for the single unit/floor penthouses. Other amenities you will enjoy in each and every unit include ten-foot-high ceilings, gourmet kitchens, black granite and stainless steel countertops, expansive insulated glass window walls, and up to 224 square-foot lanais.

The Pinnacle also offers a couple more interesting amenities within the building, something no one else offers (or at least not many). You can enjoy panoramic views even from the first floor units, as the first floor units are still located 88-feet above the ground. Finally, the elevators is what sale these units for many. That’s right, you read right. Here is why. Elevators are located in the center of the building, with two elevators opening into a private foyer in each half-floor residence. This private entrance, lacking a vestibule or hallway, enhances the ambience of each residence. In other words, it creates the best privacy possible in a condo. 

Sometimes these units are hard to come by, but there are a few available right now, highlighted by the unit listing below.

MLS# 1114485

This unit is one of the two furnished luxury penthouses available in the Pinnacle building. As expected, amenities abound and luxury living in Honolulu is at its best in this unit. High ceilings and panoramic views are just two of the amazing amenities available. Here is more:

Unit Features:

  • Interior Living Area    : 2,857 ft2
  • Total Area: 3,065 ft2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2/1
  • Furnished: Yes
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Parking: Assigned
  • Security: Keyed Elevator , Video
  • View: City Coastline Diamond Head Mountain Ocean Sunrise Sunset
  • Inclusions: AC Split , Auto Garage Door Opener , Book Shelves , Cable TV , Ceiling Fan , Chandelier , Convection Oven , Dishwasher , Disposal , Drapes , Dryer , Fireplace , Intercom , Kitchenware , Linens , Microwave , Microwave Oven Hood , Range Hood , Range/Oven , Refrigerator , Security System , Smoke Detector , Washer
  • Building Style: High-Rise 7+ Stories
  • Unit Features: ADA Compliant
  • Amenities: BBQ , Exercise Room , Heated Pool , Meeting Room , Other , Patio/Deck , Recreation Area , Recreation Room , Storage , Trash Chute , Whirlpool
  • Additional Rooms: Family Room
  • Floor Covering: Marble/Granite W/W Carpet

Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy Honolulu luxury living at its best. View this Pinnacle listing and others Hawaii Condos now!

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Sept. 5, 2012

Waipahu: Hawaii’s Paradise On The West

Somewhere on the west side part of Hawaii lie Waipahu, one of today’s busy communities that offer commercial convenience to residents and tourists. Two decades ago, Waipahu used to be a quiet community but real estate developers saw the potential that it had to offer so many went ahead to develop this part of Oahu and turned it into one of Hawaii’s busting communities today.

Today, it is home to a wide range of recreational activities, with golf being one of the most popular. Shopaholics and foodies are also sure to enjoy from a range of shopping malls, boutiques and restaurants located at Waikele, which is a mere 10-minute drive from Waipahu. Such convenience has turned Waikele into a family-friendly community. Now, it’s so easy to take the family to dinner, go to the mall or to the beach. The unique balance of nature and commercial convenience is what consistently drives a lot of people to come to this part of Oahu. Another biggest advantage of living in Waipahu is that it’s only a few minutes away to the H1 exit, gateway to beautiful beaches in the Western part of Oahu and to Hawaii’s capital paradise, Honolulu.

Because of what Waipahu has to offer, real estate investors have flocked into this area to invest in properties. They believe in the potential that this part of Oahu has to offer. And with the consistent spike in tourism rate, we know that more and more people will be interested to invest in Waipahu real estate.

Today, the average sale price in Waipahu homes falls at around $418,500 – it’s a .5% decrease from last year’s median price and a whopping savings of $2,092. Imagine the huge savings that you can make if you buy a property today? And if budget is a problem, worry no more! There’s a property that’s sure to fit every budget. For instance, those who wish to keep their investment at a minimum can always pick smaller properties like condominiums or single-family homes. These properties may be small but they are ideal for young families and tourists who are simply looking for place in Waipahu that they could call they home. On the other hand, investors who are willing to shell out a little more cash can always delight in a wide range of townhouses, commercial lots, luxury homes, and the like.

See? There’s a wide range of real estate properties for you to choose from. So why wait? Invest in Waipahu real estate today!

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Sept. 5, 2012

Waikele, Every Shopaholic’s Dream

If your kind of “perfect place” is one that boats of beautiful beaches and a wide range of malls at the same time, Waikele would be the perfect town for you. There’s no denying how this part of Hawaii becomes an instant favorite to most travelers. You see, some people want the perfect tropical experience but they’re not ready to leave the convenience of malls and shops behind. If you’re one of these people, head to Waikele if you come to visit Hawaii.

In the past 10 years, real estate developers came to Waikele to develop a lovely city with a family-friendly community. The lifestyle here is not as fast-paced as Honolulu and is in fact, even a little more laidback compared to the rest of Hawaii. But Waikele is where a beautiful paradise meets modern convenience. Here, you will find not only shops but also amusement parks, resorts, schools, golf courses, restaurants, and so much more. This place definitely has something to offer to all sorts of people – singles, kids, families, seniors, etc. That’s why real estate has consistently boomed in this area in the past decade.

Waikele is located along the border of Waipahu, another fast-growing city. Here, you will find a wide range of real estate properties like single-family homes, condo units, resorts, lots, etc., sold at really great deals. There’s a property that’s sure to fit every budget. For instance, those who wish to spend minimally can always invest in a smaller property like a condo unit or a single-family home. These properties are ideal especially for those who have small and young families. They are also a good option for tourists who are simply looking for a place to come home to every time they visit Hawaii. On the other hand, people who are willing to shell out more for their investment can invest in bigger properties like townhouses, commercial lots, and the like.

Today is the best time to invest in Waikele real estate. The median sales prices in Waikele is approximately around $418,500, that’s a .5% decrease from the prices last year and huge savings of $2,092. Whether you’re a first-time or a real estate veteran, Waikele is one of the best places for real estate investment. Everyone can attest how the Waikele continues to grow year on year.

So why not check out Waikele real estate today? Choose from a range of properties sold at great deals such as single-family homes, condominium, lots, and so much more. 

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Aug. 29, 2012

Lanikai – Your Luxurious and Quiet Getaway

Lanikai is a small town located on the windward side of Kailua. Some say that Lanikai is one of the best places in Oahu because of its strategic location, where picturesque mountain ranges meet the long stretch of beautiful beaches. Lanikai is made up of a 3-mile loop, making it highly exclusive for members and residents only. There’s no doubt why it’s been one of the most favorite getaways by celebrities who are looking for a quiet place for relaxation.

Today, Lanikai Homes took a huge spike. And it’s simply because more and more tourists as well as families, are seeing the living advantages that Lanikai has to offer. It’s a given that nature and surroundings is at its best, which is why tourists keep flocking into this part of Oahu. But more than just that, it’s also an ideal place to raise a family.

Through the years, families from Hawaii as well as other parts of the world have been migrating to Lanikai because of the beautiful surroundings, the laidback vibe, and the convenience that it offers. Parents are seeing the benefits of raising their kids in a place that’s close to nature but convenient to great schools at the same time. Those who are looking for a food treat can just walk or drive for a few minutes to Kailua Town, where a wide range of great restaurants and shopping malls are located. There’s no need to worry about security because Lanikai takes pride of a safe and friendly neighborhood. Residents also get to access some of the world’s most sought-after golf courses as well as amusement parks.

When it comes to budget, investors have a variation of properties to choose from. Those who are looking to keep their investment at a minimal can always invest in a single-family home. These properties are ideal for young and small families. They are also perfect for those who are simply looking for an investment that they can rent out to tourists in the future. Condominiums are perfect to rent out as well. On the other hand, those who plan to relocate and bring the entire family to Lanikai can always invest on a townhouse. Townhouse rates vary as well. There are great deals, especially properties that could be found along the streets. But if you’re looking for a high-end home, you can always check out beachfront properties that come at a higher price range.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in Lanikai real estate today!

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Aug. 26, 2012

Kapolei – Where Nature Meets Convenience

In the past 10 years, Kapolei, also fondly called as “the second city,” has experienced so much growth in terms of local development. From resorts, real estate properties, commercial establishments, it has now become as one of the most sought-after locations in Oahu to live in. Kapolei is nestled on the west part of Oahu, just a few minutes away from Makaha, Ko’olina, Waianae, and Nanakuli. A lot of people choose to stay here because of its laidback vibe. It’s also less crowded than Honolulu and other bigger cities so you’re sure to make the most out of the beautiful nature around you.

Real estate took a huge spike in the past decade following the high tourism rate in the area. Interested investors can choose from single-family homes, condominiums, as well as townhouses if they want to migrate to Kapolei for good or even if they’re just looking for a property to invest in.

Families who wish to migrate to this part of Oahu are sure to enjoy the convenience that the place has to offer. Shopping malls, amusement parks, restaurants, and commercial establishments are being developed in the area. On top of these, residents are sure to enjoy living every day of their life in beautiful surroundings that offer the view of pristine beaches, green mountain ranges, and sunny weather throughout the year. Schools are also present in the area so parents do not have to worry about not being able to enroll their kids in a competent educational system.

On the other hand, those who are simply looking for a real estate property to invest are sure to enjoy profitable returns in Kapolei. Backed up by a good tourism rate, resorts and hotels are always in demand. Properties can be developed into hotels, vacation homes, and resorts. They can be rented out or even sold in the future when the market is favorable.

For interested investors, the average price range of real estate properties in Kapolei is around $420,000 – this value is $5,000 higher than last year’s median sales price around this time of the year. This only proves that real estate in this part of Oahu is stable – perfect for those who are looking for the right investment that would reap them profitable returns.

So what’s keeping you? Stop delaying your investment plans. Choose from properties like single-family homes, vacant lots, commercial establishments, townhouses, and condominiums; and invest in Kapolei homes today!

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Aug. 24, 2012

Luxury Living at Hawaii Loa Ridge

Ever dream of owning a home next to your favorite superstar? Or maybe enjoying a good swim with some of the world’s wealthiest? Hawaii Loa Ridge is one of the most luxurious communities not just in Hawaii but also in the world. It offers highly exclusive homes and subdivisions that offer world-class service, security, and beautiful surroundings with pristine beaches and spectacular mountain ranges to boast for.

Hawaii Loa Ridge is perfectly nestled on the easy of Oahu. It is exclusive to members and owners so gates are all around the community. It is the perfect destination for people who are looking for privacy and break from the hustle bustle of the media and daily routines. The community offers luxurious properties – from single-family homes, condominiums, resort homes – that are sure to give its residents the fancy lifestyle that they’ve long-been dreaming of. Communities in Hawaii Loa Ridge offer lots of world-class amenities for its residents and vacationers. Here, you can find everything that you need so you don’t have to bother leaving the place. But if you wish to take a breather and wander around Hawaii, you can always enjoy a quick a drive to Honolulu. Hawaii Loa Ridge is also just minutes away from malls like the Kahala Mall and the Koko Marina Shopping Center. Shoppers and foodies are sure to feast on the wide range of restaurants and shops that these malls have to offer.

Love the outdoors? Take a few steps away from your front door and voila – you’ll find yourself standing in a stretch of powdery white sands with a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You’re sure to enjoy a wide range of water activities like swimming, jet skiing, kayaking, and of course, lots of sun-tanning.

Hawaii Loa Ridge is definitely the place to be not just for relaxation but also for people who are looking for the perfect place to raise a family. Communities in Hawaii Loa Ridge take pride of its topnotch security. The place is also just a few minutes drive from commercial establishments as well as schools, amusement parks, and hospitals. Plus, don’t you dream of raising your kids in an environment with beautiful beaches and mountain trails?

The kind of luxurious, safe, and wonderful lifestyle that you’re looking for, you’ll find at Hawaii Loa Ridge. So invest now in single-homes, condos, resort homes, and even commercial lots and establishments! You deserve a reward as beautiful as paradise for all your hard work. 

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Aug. 17, 2012

Honolulu Real Estate - Diamond Head: Everyone’s Pacific Paradise

When you think of Oahu, one of the beautiful sights that pop into mind is the spectacular beauty of the Diamond Head Crater. Through the years, tourists from all around the world flocked this part of Hawaii to witness nature’s works at its best. But that’s not the only reason why tourism is slowly taking a boom in Oahu. More that just its beauty, it is also a great place to start a family.

Real estate may have taken the backseat for a while but now, everything is back to normal – even a lot better. Interested investors can find a wide range of great deals on townhouses, condominiums, and single-family homes. Regardless of location, all these properties offer a great view of the Pacific Ocean and nice beach weather all throughout the year.

And if you’re worried about budget, property prices in Oahu are very reasonable as of the moment – which is why, if you’ve long-been planning to buy a property in this area, now is the right time to buy one. At the moment, the average sales price of homes in Diamond Head falls at approximately $284,000. The figure is a 9.1% lower compared to last year’s. That’s a huge savings for a great property in a one-of-a-kind location!

If you’re planning to invest in properties for business, take advantage of the tourism industry in Diamond Head. A short drive from Honolulu, you’re guaranteed to have an influx of tourists all-year-round. Diamond Head would be the perfect destination for tourists who are looking for a more laidback getaway. Tourists are sure to enjoy the variety of water sports activities available like surfing, diving, and of course, swimming. Those who love hiking are sure to have the time of their lives by hiking up the Diamond Head Crater.

And for those who are planning to relocate to this part of Hawaii, a perfect family life awaits you. Diamond Head is boosting with a wide range of family activities that you are sure to love. The Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Zoo, for instance, are just two of the most sought-after nearby tourist spots for families. Ala Moana Shopping Center, one of world’s biggest outdoor malls, is also located in the area.

So what’s holding you back? It’s time to own a real estate property in the Diamond Head area. Choose from a wide range of great property deals like family homes, townhouses, or condominiums. 

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