Hawaii Real Estate Blog

You’ll find my Hawaii real estate blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local real estate market statistics and home values to schools, dining, and other activities. That’s because I care about the community and I want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 24, 2019

Golf Courses in Oahu, Hawaii

Are you interested in golfing in Oahu, Hawaii? Below is the list of all popular golf courses with golf course descriptions, addresses and contact numbers. 

Ala Wai Golf Course – one of the most popular golf courses on Oahu. Golfers who want to fit in a quick round of 9 or 18 holes can count on the Ala Wai to offer one of the fastest rounds in the state, and it’s conveniently located just on the edge of Waikiki. Noted as the first municipal course on the island, this golf course offers sweeping views of Diamond Head and the Koolau Mountain Range from all 18 holes, and recent renovations have greatly enhanced all areas of play.

Address: 404 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 733-7387
Price range: $40 – $50

Bay View Golf Course – small executive golf course located in Kaneohe (the windward side of the island) This golf course was reopened in early 1997 after a much needed expansion. The golf course is predominantly flat, but there are some mounds that will cause uneven lies. There are two ponds and a stream that come into play on three holes. Both the course and driving range are lit for night play.

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Posted in Golfing
Feb. 24, 2019

Discover the Best Restaurants in Honolulu Hawaii

Honolulu fine diningLooking for the best fine dining experience in Honolulu, Hawaii? Your search is over! Below is my list of the best Honolulu restaurants that provide a unique ambiance, great menu selections and fine customer service.

Vintage Cave Honolulu – is the epitome of fine dining in Honolulu.  At the Vintage Cave Honolulu, one can enjoy exceptional food and wine at the hands of gifted masters of the culinary arts. ‘Chef’s recommendation’ commands a gravitas guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning palate. Seasoned sommeliers conduct the process of pairing wine and food with true finesse and style. Vintage Cave Honolulu brings the secret longing to life. Its walls and ceilings are masoned with 150,000 antique style bricks. Its flooring is of granite quarried in the mountains of India. Furniture and fixtures were all custom crafted to create unique and comfortable cavern echoing the underground architecture of ancient Rome.

Vintage Cave Honolulu

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Posted in Fine Dining
Feb. 24, 2019

How To Buy Real Estate in Hawaii

Hawaii real estateUndeniably, Hawaii real estate is in demand all year round. The reason for this is not hard to find. Premium houses and condos for sale in Hawaii offer the most breathtaking scenery that promotes nothing, but relaxation. Its subtropical climate, golden beaches, lush greenery and balmy breezes will never be enough words to describe this paradise on Earth. If you are planning to acquire Hawaii real estate, there are some things that you have to consider.

Decide On Which Hawaiian Island You Will Buy the Property

Hawaii has four major islands considered as the best destinations and you have to choose which one you would want to call a home. Each of these islands is very inviting and is a paradise on its own. Each, however, offers different lifestyle and cost of living.

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Posted in Buying
Dec. 26, 2018

How To Avoid 10 Costly Mistakes When Buying a Home in Hawaii

Hawaii home buyersThere are many reasons why buying a home in Hawaii is an excellent investment in the current market. This is a booming place  that has always been extremely appealing and that value continues to rise day by day. With that said, there are some mistakes that are being made by home buyers all the time. Those mistakes could translate to thousands of dollars in loss and missed opportunities to get the best property for your budget.

Today, we are going to be talking about 10 costly mistakes that people are making when they are buying a home in Hawaii and how you can easily avoid them.

Mistake #1 - Not Getting Pre-Approved For a Mortgage

This is often an issue with home buyers who seem to be confident that they will get a loan, but things don’t end up working as they expected. The main issue with looking for homes without being pre-approved for a mortgage is that it might end up being a waste of your time if you don’t know what you can afford and what kind of loan options are available. 

Also, most sellers and their agents require a pre-approval letter to be attached with the offer. If you don’t have one they will most likely assume that you are not a serious buyer and will give a priority to other home buyers.

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Posted in Buying
Dec. 23, 2018

Moving to Hawaii? How To Buy Hawaii Real Estate

HawaiiThere is no question that the process of purchasing real estate in Hawaii is not something easy at all. There is a lot of planning that goes into this and you have to consider the importance and the value of proper planning when you are purchasing a property in Hawaii. This is not a process that should be taken lightly. The longer you take to look for a home, the more chance you have of finding an optimal deal that is going to save you a substantial amount of money. 

Today, we are going to focus on some of the best tips that you need to keep in mind if you are planning to move to Hawaii and purchase your dream home.

Find a Good Buyers Agent

Finding a good Realtor who is going to assist you to find your dream home and negotiate an optimal deal for your property of choice is going to be essential. There are some people who hire first real estate agent they meet, but this is not the best approach. You might find yourself working with an agent who is not going to put as much effort on this as you expect. 

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Posted in Moving to Hawaii
July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates