What do you think of monster homes? At first, you might envision a monster home as one that is 8 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a couple of guest bathrooms on each floor, approximately 10,000 sq.ft. complete with family room, theater, craft and hobby room, winery, photography studio, dining room, breakfast room, large kitchen, game room, […]
The Marco Polo building fire made worse due to no sprinkler systems
As many of you may have read in global news, last Friday on July 14, 2017, Honolulu had its worst fire in history. The fire occurred on the 26th floor at the graceful Marco Polo building across from Waikiki along the Ala Wai canal. The fire started on the mauka (mountain) side of the building […]
June 2017 Hawaii Market Statistics
Here is a snapshot of June 2017 Market Statistics for Hawaii. You can also see neighborhood values comparing 2016 and 2017. The single family home price continues to climb. I usually see clients choosing a home over a condominium when they have more than four people or a large pet in their household as there are […]
I received orders to PCS. Now What?
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 […]
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 […]
I would know how to get there if Siri could pronounce the street names correctly…
If you’re thinking of buying a home here in Hawaii, the first thing to saving time is finding a good Realtor (that’s pronounced REAL-tor and not real-a-tor). A good Realtor knows the different neighborhoods and can direct you where to look quicker than figuring out what your smartphone is trying to pronounce. I’ve had many clients remark […]
Wondering where to Live on Oahu? How far is it from Work?
We all have something in mind when we’re figuring out where to live on Oahu. Whether our dream place includes a big yard, across from the beach, a room with an ocean view, or something that allows four cars or three pets, 15 minutes from work, 10 minutes near your parents who babysit your kids, […]