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 […]

Best Places To Live In Hawaii Ep #1 Hawaii Kai Marina

Hawaii Kai Marina

Shortly after joining a real estate brokerage company in East Oahu, I was blessed to receive an invitation from a fellow real estate agent, to join him and one of our brokers for an afternoon surf session. Instructions were simple: Show up at his residence on Spinnaker Isle at the appointed time with board and […]

Mākaha – A Gem Worth The Drive

Makaha Beach Oahu Hawaii

A hard-to-answer question I’m occasionally asked is, “What is my favorite part of O’ahu?” Hmm… I have very fond feelings for the North Shore where I first learned to surf. And since I’m a little lazy when it comes to shopping and have spent many more hours in vehicles and traffic than the average person, […]

Your Offer To Buy A Hawai’i Home Is Accepted… What’s Next?

Sale Pending Real Estate Sign

Congratulations – your offer has been accepted! If you are a first time home buyer, or buying a property in Hawaii for the first time, you may be wondering, “What’s next?” Well, this is where your real estate agent can really prove his/her value to you. If you are working with me, I’ll provide you a timeline of […]

Buying Your First Home On O’ahu? Here’s What You Need To Know

Front entrance of luxury home kahala oahu

I genuinely enjoy working with people who want to invest in a new home on O’ahu. And as a Realtor dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals, it’s always a pleasure to see you excited and happy when moving into a home that you’re thrilled to own. For this reason, I’ve been inspired […]

Best O’ahu Neighborhoods Pt 2: Black Point

Shangri La Museum Oahu Hawaii

A short walk from the eastern shield of majestic Diamond Head Crater (Le’Ahi), lies the exclusive and tranquil neighborhood of Black Point — truly one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in O’ahu. History of Black Point Millions of years ago, this elevated knoll of black lava was formed from a volcanic eruption. Due to […]

Buying a Home in Hawai’i with VA Financing

American flag in grassy field at sunset

Tired of living on base in Hawai’i? Honorably discharged, or perhaps a reservist with over six years of service and want to buy a home in Hawai’i but prefer not to make a large down payment? You’re in luck as the Veteran Affairs (VA) Home Loan program is a wonderful opportunity for active duty members of the military […]

Video Tour of Popular Waikiki Vacation Rental Condos

Waikiki oahu hawaii

Vacation rental units are a common real estate investment on O’ahu, particularly in Waikiki. They can be a great investment as a 100% nightly rental property, but they also offer some people a wonderful opportunity to own a vacation home in Hawaii for themselves, and also make some money from it. Below is a video I […]

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