If you received orders to PCS, planning and preparation will ease the stress. We should be uploading a PCS guide for Hawaii moves, so keep a look out for it. We can also help you with identifying some neighborhoods that fit your needs. In the meantime, here’s a chart so you can visualize how you […]
Hawaii’s Inflation Rate reaches a High
With housing prices increasing, Hawaii’s Inflation rate outpaced the Nation’s It is sometimes difficult to gauge the day to day direction of pricing, but long term or overall, historically Hawaii’s real estate prices continue to climb. It is not unusual to see properties double every ten years. Location, condition and ocean views determine individual property pricing. […]
Who’s buying real estate in Hawaii?
As a active board member with our Aloha Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, a realtor with friends and colleagues in major cities across the U.S., I was not surprised to see this headline in the news today Foreign Buyers buying U.S. real estate. Because Hawaii is a visitor, resort destination, we […]
Where is the Century 21 All Islands Waikiki office?
“Where do you work?” Where’s your office?” “Are you a real person?” Where Do I work? I actually work all around our relatively small island, Oahu, driving to different properties, helping search for real estate for a client. Or I might be checking out a school, gymnasium, class or architect. I work in every […]
We sold a Waialae Iki 4 Bedroom home over 4300 sq.ft. with pool and ocean view!
ASK AND WE SHALL FIND IT! Yay! We sold another wonderful home representing a fun client who asked for an ocean view, a pool, and space for a trampoline! That’s a tall order since most ocean view homes are on a hill and if there’s a pool, deck, and BBQ area, there may not be […]
I want to be near and see the water!
If you’re searching for a water view or waterfront home, be close to work and stay within your budget, you’ll want to look at the ocean front, beachfront, marina/canal front, or waterfront homes. If you’re from California or Florida, you’ll most likely want to look Hawaii Kai which has its own marina. The Kuapa Isle […]
Ok, we have a lot of stuff…Any advice on how to live in a smaller space?
Tonight I viewed a photo collection of Dwell magazine editor, Amanda Dameron at Ward Village tonight. Amanda, who lives in Brooklyn, New York has personal experience living in a small space and asked her readers to submit real examples of small space or “smart living”. Amanda shared her thoughts on some of the small […]
What is staging??
I often forget that if you’re selling a home for the first time or if you haven’t worked with a Realtor who offers professional staging services, you may not know what I mean by “staging”. A good realtor will certainly know some basic steps in decluttering, cleaning, and lighting. A great stager helps decorate your […]
How do you buy a home?
Occasionally, a person might ask me “how do you buy a home?”. That is a great question! In the following weeks, I’ll be posting short steps on what to do. You can share with your friends or children to help them get started. One of the first things to do is to start saving. […]
I just arrived and want to look at homes! Where can I live where my cat sees the sunset?
“Where should I live so my cat can see the sunset?” This was a real question and concern posed to me once. A buyer moving from the West Coast had a cat who would consistently sit by the Bay Window and watch the sun set every day. What a fortunate cat! The easy answer is […]