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 […]

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 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 […]

Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Hawaii Home and Save Money

2 men install solar panel on roof

As I write this article, the digital thermostat I have at home in the shade reads 91 degrees. And alas, only a hint of a breeze today. For hours I’ve contemplated turning on the A/C, but with the jalousie windows and overall “leakiness” of the house I rent, it takes a long time to cool […]

List with a Realtor or Sell Directly to an Investor?

For Sale sign in front of house at sunset

As a multi-family investor for the past 20 years, I’ve learned that it makes sense to sometimes sell an apartment building without listing it on the market. However, for many years, I could not understand why people would accept an unsolicited offer to sell a home directly to a buyer. I thought it was always […]

Beware of “We Buy Houses” Scams

Man behind desk with money

Need or want to sell your house fast? Have those signs displaying “We Buy Houses Fast” caught your eye and made you curious if it is legit or a scam? With a strong real estate market in many parts of the country, an abundance of “house flipping” shows on television, as well as the proliferation of […]

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 […]

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