Sold, But Did You Get The Best Price For Your Home?

Loose Lips Cost You Money? Loose lips may not only sink ships – it can also potentially prevent a seller from getting the best price for their home.  I’m occasionally surprised by the responses I get to some of my questions from a seller’s agent.  It is possible that the seller has approved of these […]

New Listing: Beautiful Top Floor Unit at Makaha Valley Plantation

Wow – LOWEST priced top floor unit currently on the market at Makaha Valley Plantation. Great value and love of ownership is clearly evident in this 2 bedrooom, 1 bathroom end unit that is beautifully maintained. Click here for video tour of unit #105C at Makaha Valley Plantation As you enter the home, you’ll find […]

Easily Search For Short Term Vacation Rentals O’ahu, Hawai’i

At Halepuna Real Estate Hawai’i, we are frequently contacted by people searching for quality short term vacation rentals on O’ahu, Hawai’i. For this reason, we created this page where you can easily search for all legal short term vacation rentals on O’ahu, Hawai’i. For a quick turtorial on how to navigate the short term vacation […]

Just Listed – Nicest Unit In Summer Palace?

WOW – Turnkey ready, and perhaps the best unit in The Summer Palace. Fully remodeled, this corner unit has SPLIT A/C and “Love of Ownership” is clearly evident. Meticulously maintained, it has an abundance of natural light and breezy when the trades blow. You’ll love the open floor plan. Click here for video tour of […]

Beautiful Remodel of A Waikiki Vacation Rental Unit

Waikiki Banyan Condo with Diamond Head in background

Late last year, a BiggerPockets member contacted me asking for assistance in buying an investment property on O’ahu. He and his wife had been to O’ahu before and were planning to return in early 2023 as his wife (who works as a traveling nurse) had accepted a 3 month assignment here. I was quickly impressed […]

Hawaii Short Term Vacation Rental Lenders

Magic Island Oahu Hawaii

When it comes to financing a short term vacation rental unit in Hawaii, things can get a bit tricky. So tricky, that it is not uncommon for mainland lenders to initially say they can finance a Hawaii short term vacation rental unit, but later realize they cannot. For this reason, although you are welcome to […]

Best Oahu Neighborhoods Pt 3: Portlock, Triangle, and Koko Kai

Portlock Koko Kai neighborhood

Located in East O’ahu, just across Kalaniana’ole Hwy from Hawaii Kai Marina and on the western slope of Koko Head, you’ll find one of the most desirable areas to live on O’ahu. This quiet area, with wide, aesthetically pleasing and gentle sloping streets, consists of three small neighborhoods: Portlock, Triangle and Koko Kai. Often located on very sizable lots, homes […]

Best Oahu Neighborhoods Pt 4: Kailua & Lanikai

Kailua and Lanika

Kailua (in Hawaiian means “two seas” or “two currents”). . . is a laid-back, beach town considered one of the most desirable places to live on O’ahu by us locals and definitely a favorite for tourists. It is located about 12 miles northeast of Honolulu on the Windward side of O’ahu. Adjacent to it, you have […]

Client’s First Fix and Flip Sells at Record Price

Ewa Villa Townhomes Estates

I love success stories. And I particularly love this success story of my client, Travis; he is one of the most thoughtful and honorable people I know. And that is a big reason why I want to share his success story with you. A military veteran who served in the Middle East, I first met […]

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