Hawaii MLS Real Estate News Blog

March 20, 2013

Luxury Living on the Big Island Now Available

The Big Island of Hawaii is somewhat of a world of its own, and that is a good thing. Right now one of the most beautiful luxury homes you will ever find is on the market and waiting for you to take a peek. Located at Mauna Kea Fairways South, this amazing listing offers a little of old Hawaii mixed with new Hawaii and it all comes together in a dazzling display.

MLS# 261524

The home is spacious with a very inviting solar heated pool, overlooking the ocean and the southern coast of the Big Island. This 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home offers a very desirable floor plan with three detached bedrooms that provide total privacy to you and your guests. The pool, unique courtyard entry area and lanais also afford extreme privacy from neighbors and other residents. Bottom line, this is the best luxury living that the Big Island has to offer, and it can be yours today!

Located right next to the Mauna Kea Resort and gold course, owners of this home will have the option of joining the golf club, which will give them access to other amazing amenities that they are sure to find pleasing.

The Big Island is a sprawling island and is considered on of the gems of Hawaii. There is so much to see and do that you really don’t know where to start. Therefor, start by purchasing a luxury Big Island home that will give you access to the best that the area has to offer.

If you are on the market for a luxury Big Island home that grants you amazing amenities, then don’t let this listing pass you up. Take a few minutes to view this listing and others like it now. 

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Oct. 11, 2012

Ko’olani is unique with Ocean and Mountain Views

The name “Ko’olani” in Hawaiian means the balance that upholds the heavens. Well put, as the Ko’olani luxury building is a great place to come home to after a long, hard workday. Located right at the meeting point of Ala Moana and Ward Centers, Ko’olani is unique in the fact that you will get magnificent ocean views on one side of the building and majestic mountain views on the other.

Minutes from downtown, Waikiki, the airport, and just about everything else on the island of Oahu, Ko’olani is also situated in an area that allows for great dining, fantastic shopping, tons of activities and shopping, and of course, the beach! 

Tons of features and amenities present themselves in this Honolulu luxury living building. An elegant lobby is a great place to start, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. Homeowner’s amenity level includes a Business center, boardroom and game room. The party room with adjacent kitchen, DVD viewing theater, and billiard room can also be found in this building. Wireless internet access available in common areas, which will make your guests happy.

Step outside and you will find that the amenities are just beginning, as there is an outdoor landscaped recreation deck with swimming pool and spa. Lighted tennis courts, putting green, barbeque areas, and walking/jogging path complete the ensemble of luxury at the Ko’olani.

The Ko’olani building is highly sought after, and if you are lucky you can be one of the people to close on an amazing unit in one of Oahu’s finest luxury living buildings. To give you a sample of what is available, here is a current unit available in the building. As you can see, nothing is spared when it comes to luxury living, as demonstrated with the listing below. 

MLS# 1207177

While all of the Ko’olani units offer something special, this particular unit is located on the highly sought after Diamond Head corner of the building. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Penthouse offers almost 2,500 square feet of living space all amazingly laid out through split-levels. The third level even leads out to a private 378 square foot rooftop lanai. Here you will find amazing views of both the ocean and the mountains.

Other Unit Information:

  • Monthly Fee: 1927
  • Maint Fee Includes: Cable TV, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Floor Number: 46
  • Parking Spaces: 2
  • Management Company: Certified
  • Views Include: City, Coastline, Diamond Head, Mountain, Ocean, Sunrise, Sunset
  • Unit Features: Bedroom on 1st Level, Central AC, Corner/End, Even# Unit, Full Bath on 1st Floor, Multi Level, Penthouse, Split Level
  • Amenities: BBQ, Exercise Room, Meeting Room, Pool, Putting Green, Recreation Area, Recreation Room, Resident Manager, Security Guard, Tennis Court, Trash Chute, Walking/Jogging Path, Whirlpool
  • Building Style: High-Rise 7+ Stories
  • Unit Includes: AC Central, Blinds, Ceiling Fan, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Range Hood, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Smoke Detector, Washer
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Security: Card, Keyed Elevator, Security Patrol, Video 

Luxury living awaits you at Ko’olani so take a few minutes to find out more about this listing and others Ko'olani condos today!

Oct. 6, 2012

Allure Waikiki Serene Living Style

The Allure Waikiki is a luxury condo unit located in the heart of the city. The best thing about this building (besides all the amenities imaginable) is the fact that you can maintain a peaceful and serene living style without having to give up the convenience of city life.

The excitement of Waikiki is right outside your door at the Allure Waikiki. World class shopping, dining and fun outdoor and indoor activities are at your disposal should you choose the luxury condo lifestyle that Allure Waikiki offers. So close in fact is all this that you can walk to just about all of it.

Amazing ocean and mountain views are available on almost every level, and with the panoramic style views, you are sure to see it all. Amenities in the luxury condo unit are bountiful, as nothing has been skimped on in preparation for possible tenants. Some of the luxury amenities you will find at Allure Waikiki include:

  • 35 floors of upscale residential living
  • Grand Lanai/Lobby – modern and sophisticated lobby with a spacious, welcoming feel
  • Over 30,000 square feet of lush landscaping
  • 24-hour private entry system
  • Controlled access to garage, common areas and elevators

There is also a near 20,000 square foot recreation terrace on the 6th floor that includes:

  • Exclusive resort-style pool, outdoor spa and deck areas with WiFi
  • State-of-the-art, 2,200-square-foot fitness center with views of the pool and garden
  • Gourmet kitchen with Viking® appliances
  • Multi-media center with plasma TV
  • Relaxing indoor/outdoor seating
  • Private outdoor dining area
  • 5 outdoor gas grills
  • Inviting community fire pit

Available units in this building go fast, especially considering all the amenities and convenience that comes with living in the Allure Waikiki. There are a few open right now as highlighted below. This is what you can expect should you view one of the available Allure Waikiki units.

MLS# 1113746

This beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath unit offers over 1,200 square feet of living space and also comes complete with a nice lanai space. Panoramic views, 10 foot ceilings and marble floors are just some of the luxury features of this high rise unit. The unit also features:

  • Monthly Taxes: $257
  • Monthly Fees: $794

Fee pays for: Cable TV, Internet Service, Other Common Expenses, Sewer, Water

  • Flooring: Hardwood, Marble/Granite
  • Unit Features: ADA Accessible, Central AC, Corner/End, Penthouse
  • Furnished: None
  • Disclosures: Non Resident Owner
  • Parking: 2 stalls, Assigned Stall, Stalls Covered: 2, Guest Stalls Available, Secured Entrance

If you want the convenience of town/Waikiki living with the luxury and peacefulness of a secure and quiet condo unit, the Allure Waikiki is waiting. View other Waikiki condos and Honolulu properties.

Aug. 21, 2012

Ocean View Condo at the Waikiki Banyan - Waikiki Condos for Sale

A great end unit with amazing views of the ocean, the marina, Diamond Head and the mountains has just become available in the highly sought after Waikiki Banyan building on Ohua Ave. This 1- bedroom, 1 bathroom unit offers over 500 square feet of living space and is perfect for a one the go professional who works in the Honolulu/Waikiki area of Oahu. With plenty of amenities and great views, this listing isn’t to be missed.

MLS# 1208843

Located in the Waikiki Banyan high-rise building, this unit is also on the 22nd floor, which will put you above everything in the city and allow you to enjoy the peace and quiet you deserve after a long day’s work.

There are some notes to take when thinking about viewing and/or purchasing this unit. There is new carpet and vinyl tiles in the unit, and new paint and furniture fixtures will be put in before the end of August. The unit is priced to sell. There is a Becker sandwich lease till 2035 and current amount is $22/month. This can be purchased for Approx. $10,000 (Please verify with Becker). 

The unit is a great unit for the working professional as is only one block away from great dining and shopping.  The building comes complete with plenty of amenities as well, as you are getting the entire package for a great price in a great building.

If you have been dreaming of living in a high-rise building in Honolulu then this is your chance. Affordably priced with all the amenities, the end unit in the Waikiki Banyan may be exactly what you are looking for.

Take a few minutes to view this listing and many others like it, you are only minutes away from exploring great condo opportunities in Honolulu.

View this listing and others Waikiki Condos now!

Posted in Waikiki
Aug. 16, 2012

Oahu Real Estate - Imperial Plaza Condo Now Available

A great new condo unit has just opened up in the Imperial Plaza building on Kapiolani Blvd. This unit is located on the 8th floor of the building and has 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms and 2 parking spaces. This is a great unit listed at a very fair price.

 MLS# 1208902

Living in town (Honolulu) is a dream for many. However, the hustle and bustle of the area keeps some people away, as parking is more often than not an issue many do not want to deal with. You also have the price factor (sometimes prices can be too much for buyers), but not this time. The huge unit on Kapiolani in the Imperial Plaza building has been renovated and is being presented at a very affordable price, with parking!

The condo is in a luxury building at the premium Kakaako location, PET friendly, VA approved & 2 parking stalls. Though it is on a low floor, surprisingly offers fairly good view of the city/ocean. When we say low floor, it is still high enough to see amazing views, as the 8th floor still has plenty to offer.

The unit is also very nicely sized for a condo, offering over 1,100 square feet of living space. If you have been looking for a larger condo unit in town that comes with a very affordable price, then this unit is exactly what you are looking for.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a fantastic condo unit in a premier building. A great location, a great price and plenty of amenities allow you to enjoy town living at its best. Take a few minutes to view this listing and more if you are on the market for a great condo unit in Honolulu.

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Aug. 13, 2012

High Rise Unit Available in Mt. Terrace Building Hawaii Kai

Thousands of people choose to live in unique and amazing condos in and around Oahu, Hawaii. There are two statements that come to mind when you think about condos in Hawaii. There is condo living, and then there is high-rise condo living. If you are a fan of the latter, then this high-rise condo unit available in the Mt. Terrace building in West Marina is something that can’t be missed, as this is simply condo living at its very best.

MLS# 1208892

This condo unit is located in a high-rise building that offers just about every amenity you can think of. If you want to be spoiled and pampered, then this is something to check out. With a BBQ area, clubhouse, doorman, exercise room, pool, resident manager, sauna, storage, trash chute and whirlpool, there is simply everything located right at your fingertips. It doesn’t get more convenient than that.

The unit itself is also pretty amazing, and also comes with 2 parking stalls, which is quite a steal in Hawaii. This huge corner unit with expansive valley, mountain and ocean views is well kept, bright and breezy. It also has a great open floor plan that you can do a lot with and make it your own. This truly is condo living at its best.

Don’t wait long, a 2 bedroom; 2-bathroom unit like this will not last long. If you are on the market for a great condo living lifestyle in a fabulous high-rise building, then you will definitely want to check this listing out. 

Take a few minutes to view this listing and many more in the area. The condo of your choice is right around the corner so don’t wait, start your search now. View other Hawaii Kai properties

Posted in Oahu Real Estate
July 14, 2012

Hawaii Real Estate Trends July 14th 2012

Real estate trends all over the nation have been a bit bumpy since the housing market crisis in late 2008. However, Hawaii, like many other places continues to see jumps in home sales and home prices. Hawaii was also one of the only – if not the only, Real estate markets that were able to push through the housing crisis in better shape than many other markets around the nation. With 2012 and beyond looking up, there has really never been a better time to buy a single family-home, townhouse or condo.

One of the best things that Hawaii has going for it right now (besides the lowest interest rates in history) is the fact that there are several new developments either already selling places, or about to start the building and selling process. Even the long awaited Koa Ridge project seems to have gotten the final green light. This will be one of the more popular developments as things start to move along.

Other key developments that have allowed Hawaii to remain fairly decent in the housing market include Pacifica, Waihonua and Waikiki Cove. All of these developments offer different amenities and prices, but all also offer one of the same things; a beautiful new place to live for those who are in the market. There is also an Ala Moana project being put together as well as a project headed by Kamehameha schools. All in all, Oahu real estate looks very promising for 2012 and beyond in Hawaii.

Hawaii trends seem to hinge less on interest rates than other markets around the nation do. That being said, the current interest rates that we are seeing are the lowest on record, and it has afforded an opportunity for many buyers to get into a single-family home, townhouse or condo at an unbelievable fixed rate. We are talking low 3’s, while a high end would be in the low 4’s. It wasn’t too long ago that a 6.5 percent rate would have been considered a steal. Not anymore, as rates continue to drop and help buyers purchase homes.

There is of course an aspect or two of Hawaii property trends that have become less popular since the 2008 crisis. It seems as though so called “fixer uppers” are not quite as popular as they once were in the Hawaii market. More often than not homebuyers today are looking to get into something that they don’t have to put a lot of work in. That trend may spike back up, but right now new homes that are coming from new developments and homes that are well-maintained are definitely at the top of most buyer’s lists.

Real estate in Hawaii is only going to continue to thrive. While other markets around the nation are still struggling (Hawaii has its share of problems), the market in Hawaii is actually way above the national curve. Low interest rates and great new properties will continue to attract prospective buyers to purchase real estate in Hawaii.

June 19, 2012

Upcountry Maui: The Cowboy Towns of the Pacific

Many have come to upcountry Maui, some buy single-family homes, townhouses and condos, some don’t. The fact of the matter is this. Upcountry Maui has arguably the best weather on not only Maui, but in the entire state of Hawaii. The area is also filled with space and lots of wonder, as upcountry Maui lends itself to a cowboy feel. Maybe this is why many consider upcountry Maui; “the cowboy towns of the Pacific.”

Full of busy and lazy days and many romantic nights, south Maui is where you want to be if you are looking to enjoy a coveted cowboy, ranch style lifestyle. However, just because this is cowboy land doesn’t mean that there are not plenty of single-family homes, townhouses and condos available in the upcountry Maui area. In reality, the Real Estate market in upcountry Maui does pretty well, as there is always something available for those who want to live a more secluded and laid-back cowboy country life.

Upcountry Maui is actually made up of three separate towns, all of which bring their own unique upcountry Maui flavor to the mix. Makawao, Pukalani and Kula are all waiting for you to come and take a look at.

Makawao is known as Maui's "Paniolo" or cowboy town. While the “cowboy” theme resonates throughout the area, Makawao is definitely the starting point. In the past it was a focal point for Maui's cattle industry. While it is not the ranching industry it once was, plenty of cowboys still descend on the town once a year for a famous rodeo.

There are small, quaint single-family homes available in the area, as this is what makes up most of upcountry Maui. You will probably be able to get a great deal on any number of single-family homes, townhouses or condos in the area. That being said, it just all depends on what you are looking for.

A calm, serene, country lifestyle can be yours in upcountry Maui. If you are a cowboy at heart, or are simply looking for something off the beaten path a little, then take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Real Estate layout and opportunity available to you in upcountry Maui.

Cowboys old and new are here waiting, so why not let loose your inner cowboy today? Upcountry Maui; the cowboy towns of the Pacific.

Posted in Maui Real Estate
June 18, 2012

North Shore Maui is a Prized Location

Those who are looking to purchase single-family homes, townhouses or condos on North Shore Maui are in for quite a treat. North Shore Maui is actually a prize for its Real Estate. The area is made up of the surrounding pockets of Paia, Haiku, Kuau and Spreckelsville and is one of the premiere wave sport destinations in the world.

This means that if you are a water sports enthusiast you will have access to one of the best spots in the world to hone your craft. Not only that, but you will also be able to witness some of the best, as this area is home to many of the great water sportsman around.

There is, of course, much more to North Shore Maui than just water sports. The towns in the area provide tons of charm and even if you are just visiting you will not be able to forget some of the available single-family homes, townhouses and condos in the area.

The area brings with it cool trade winds, and is one of the premiere spots for local artists to not only work, but also live. The North Shore area of Maui is serene and very laid-back. Most of Maui does offer a gentle and laid-back type of lifestyle for its residents, and the same can be said of North Shore Maui.

The area offers amazing beach access, but is also home to rolling pineapple fields that allow you a glimpse of some of the agricultural aspects of North Shore Maui.

Take some time to dip into the Real Estate market on North Shore Maui and it won’t take you long to understand why this market is one of the hottest – if not the hottest, Real Estate market on all of Maui. Single-family homes, townhouses and condos all await you in the area.

North Shore Maui offers gentle trade winds, amazing water sports, gorgeous scenery and outstanding family style living. It is easy to see why people visit the area and end up staying and buying a single-family home, townhouse or condo in the area.

If you are in the market for a different lifestyle and are looking for something unique on the island of Maui, then take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Real Estate market in North Shore Maui in the state of Hawaii.

North Shore Maui is a prized location and your are only a few steps away from being a part of it.

Posted in Maui Real Estate
June 16, 2012

Makakilo Single-Family Home Offers Amazing Ocean Views

Amazing unobstructed ocean views, Diamond Head views and Ewa hilltop views await you in this perfectly priced Makakilo single-family home. Most of us think owning a home with an ocean view will cost millions. While some homes will cost you, right now you can take advantage of this amazing single-family home with ocean views and Diamond Head views for a great low price.

MLS# 1204626

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is located on Iliohe Street and offers plenty of living space and a decent sized lot. With over 1,700 feet of living space, you and your family will have plenty of room to maneuver around the house without bumping into one another all the time. Wake up to unobstructed ocean views and start you day off right in this perfectly priced single-family home in Makakilo.

Enjoy sunrise and sunset views in your fenced in back yard, perfect for kids and animals to run and play until their hearts are content. Located in the neighborhood of West Hills, this perfectly priced single-family home is close to most any of the shopping, restaurants and parks you need. The community is great for families, as there is plenty for the kids to do in the area.

With ceramic tile and wall-to-wall carpet covering the home, it is ready to move into as soon as possible. An amazing single family home in Makakilo can be yours today. Perfectly priced, especially when you consider the views, the home size and the amenities, this amazing single-family home in Makakilo can be yours if you are interested.

Take this opportunity to view this listing, as well as many other amazing single-family home listings in the Makakilo area now. A fantastic opportunity at a low price is there waiting, just make a call.

View more Makakilo properties today!

Posted in Leeward Oahu