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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

New Listing: Penthouse Level Residence At Beautiful, Marina Front Kalele Kai

Kalele Kai Hawaii Kai Marina Oahu

Live in one of the best condominiums in Hawaii Kai. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,426 sq. ft. unit is located in the desirable waterfront community of Kalele Kai and has been lovingly maintained by the original owners. It offers vaulted ceilings, ambient lighting and vast views of Hawaii Kai Marina, mountains, ocean, and the lush Kalele Kai […]

Get To Know O’ahu Businesses Ep #1: Jim Franklin of Sunshine Arts

Lobby of Sunshine Art Gallery

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Franklin, the owner of Sunshine Arts, soon after moving to O’ahu. For over 20 years, he has owned, Sunshine Arts, a beautiful art gallery and framing shop in Kaneohe. Just last month, he opened a new gallery, Sunshine Arts Hawaii, in the retail area of the Waikiki Marriott. Representing over […]

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