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Yen Buys More Than Before

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The value of the Japanese yen has been up in this past week.  That means the yen can buy more than before in the U.S.  It’s a great [...]

Affordable Housing Application Deadline Soon

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The application deadline for the newest and the most affordable housing for its kind in Hawaii, is August 31, 2016.  The paperwork may seem uncomplicated, but it will involve [...]

Another Advantage of Owning Your Own Home

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 [...]

Construction, Ready Set Go!

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

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 [...]

One Ala Moana Construction Begins

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A few weeks ago, I started hearing loud construction noises near my office.  It’s an unavoidable part of urban life, and with all the road construction in this area, I didn’t really pay attention to [...]

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    Ritz and Glitz in Waikiki リッツカールトン ワイキキ

Ritz and Glitz in Waikiki リッツカールトン ワイキキ

Luxury travelers and homeowners will have more choices of where to stay in Waikiki in 2016. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is set to make a splash with their first property on Oahu with what [...]

VIP-only sale VIP対象販売

It doesn’t surprise me that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg invested some spare change to hold several units in Oahu’s next ultra-luxury condo. Dubbed “the next Hokua,” ONE Ala Moana offered 103 units to owner-occupant [...]

2012 in Review

What was the state of Oahu real estate in 2012?  Here is a quick review.

The chart below shows how Oahu’s real estate market performed in 2012 compared to the previous year.

Unbelievably, the number of [...]

Oahu’s Home Values Will Increase by $200,000 or More in Three Years オアフ島の住宅価格3年には20万ドルアップ

The experts are now more confident in their predictions. According to the Star Advertiser, Oahu’s housing medium price is predicted to be at $800,000 or more by 2015. This is not an average price of [...]