Real Estate

Property Tax Home Exemption Deadline is September 30

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If you are a home owner and haven’t filed tax exemption, deadline is the end of this month.

Your property tax amount will be reduced if you [...]

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 [...]

Kewalo Is…

On Memorial Day, strolled around Ward Village.  Realized there were many new restaurants and shops.

Found this board on Consolidated Theatres Ward 16 level in Ward Entertainment Center.

Kewalo is…  Changing in so many ways…

Single Family Home Under $700,000 20 to 30 minutes to town

Aren’t you so caught up with a “must be living in town” idea?

Let’s face it.  There is no decent sized, move-in ready single family house available under $700,000 in town when Oahu’s medium price [...]

Perfect Scored House in Manoa

Couldn’t believe this house existed in today’s market!

This lovely charming house hit on the market a few days ago and I had to check out myself today.  It was a perfect house in a preferred [...]

Fun Discovery at Aulani Disney Resort & Spa

Look what I found on the ground!

Mariner’s Ridge…style

Mariner’s Ridge residential community is located in Hawaii Kai.  The entire ridge is for residential and its entrance is on your left right after you pass Hawaii Kai postal office.


Record prices…again!

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 [...]

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 [...]