Record prices…again!

November 7, 2014|

The latest Honolulu Board of Realtor’s monthly statistic study just revealed that this past October’s medium price for Single Family Home was $670,000.

October 2013 $650,000     October 2012 $620,000    October 2011 $575,000

High [...]

Congratulations Leanne!

August 5, 2014|

Congratulations to Leanne Yamane for winning a Las Vegas trip for two!

Leanne is the grand prize winner of Shirokiya’s inaugural store survey drawing. Many thanks to Vacations Hawaii for sponsoring the drawing. They made [...]

Another Advantage of Owning Your Own Home

October 17, 2013|

We all heard the term “cash poor and house rich,” here in Honolulu, this is a statement that a lot of us can relate to.

But if you think about it, being house rich may [...]

Double Rainbow

October 13, 2013|

Hawaii’s weather is unique in that it’s dominated by multiple microclimates. The weather can vary greatly over short distances.

But that’s what adds to the beauty of living in Hawaii.

When you turn toward the ocean, [...]

Honolulu is the Go-To Place for Family Vacations

October 7, 2013|

Honolulu was voted the 6th among the “10 Best Cities for Family Vacations” in the U.S. according to the Family Vacation Critic site.

The top five cities are:

1.    New York

2.    Washington DC

3.    San Francisco

4.    Chicago

5.    New Orleans

I have either visited [...]

A Touching Story

October 3, 2013|

It’s extremely rare to work with someone in this business who isn’t motivated by money, and shows kindness and generosity to a complete stranger.

I was fortunate to work with such a person.

First, a little [...]

Construction, Ready Set Go!

September 30, 2013|

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach held their ground-breaking ceremony on August 28th. The completion of this project is expected to be sometime in 2016. This is yet another condominium development in Honolulu’s building boom. [...]

Mega Sale on Kahala’s Oceanfront

September 16, 2013|

Pacific Business News confirmed rumors of Kahala’s recent mega sale. Japanese billionaire, Genshiro Kawamoto, who owned most of ocean front parcels on Kahala Avenue, in Oahu’s most prestigious neighborhood, decided to sell off a [...]

It’s not just the interest rates

September 3, 2013|

Interest rates are not the only reason people are rushing to buy real estate now.  All cash buyers are increasing in numbers. July marked second highest since March, 2012 (53% of all transactions were [...]

Locks of Love

June 28, 2013|

After years of growing out my hair, I decided to finally get it cut.

My hair was long, the longest I’ve ever grown it… I don’t even remember the last time I stepped foot in [...]