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Check out our latest Moving to Hawaii, Living in Hawaii and Hawaii real estate videos on our YouTube Channel. We post new videos weekly and have over 350 videos on a broad number of topics to help you out. Peruse our videos below, or visit our YouTube Channel to see them all - and drop a like and subscribe while you're there!

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New Development Videos

The Park at Ward Village | New Condos Selling Now!
Aloha! Check out this new condo tower being developed in the Kakaako area of Honolulu! This new tower is being built to fill the 'town square' niche of the neighborhood, with indoor-outdoor transition areas into Victoria Ward Park and a pedestrian promenade. It has studio to 3-bed units for sale. Click below to learn more and see condos for sale at The Park at Ward Village! https://www.hiestates.com/new-developments/the-park-on-ward/
A'ali'i At Ward Village | Condos For Sale In Honolulu | $799,900
Aloha! Aalii is a new condo tower that only recently finished construction in Ward Village. The Ward Village neighborhood is located in the Kakaako area, between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. These new urban core condos are in the perfect place for foodies, set in the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Ward Village. Aalii 987 Queen Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Check out the links below to learn more about Aalii and Ward Village in Honolulu! https://www.hiestates.com/new-developments/aalii/ https://www.h
Koula Ward Village Information & Overview | Kakaako Tower Development
Aloha! The Koula residential condo tower is being developed in Ward Village. Estimated to complete in 2022, Koula is a luxury residential condo tower being developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation in Ward Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Click the link below for more information on Koula in Ward Village https://www.hiestates.com/new-developments/koula/ Click the link below for more information on Ward Village, a master-planned community in the Kakaako area of Honolulu, Hawaii https://www.hiestates.com/war
The Collection At Our Kaka'ako | Condo Complex in Honolulu, HI
Aloha! The Collection is a condo complex that was completed in 2016, located in the Our Kakaako neighborhood at 600 Ala Moana. Almost like a town in miniature, The Collection is composed of multiple buildings - a 43-story residential condo tower, a 4-story mid-rise apartment building, 16 urban townhomes, and a parking structure. Residents of the condo tower get exclusive access to the tower amenities, which are inaccessible to townhome and apartment residents. Click the link below for more information on
Aalii Ward Village Information & Overview | Kakaako Tower Development
Aloha! Check out this quick overview of the Aali'i residential tower in Ward Village! Estimated to complete in late 2021, Aali'i condos are right in urban core in the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Ward Village. Click the link below for more information on Aali'i Ward Village https://www.hiestates.com/new-developments/aalii/ Click the link below for more information on Ward Village, a master-planned community in the Kakaako area of Honolulu, Hawaii https://www.hiestates.com/ward-village/
Victoria Place Ward Village Information & Overview | Kakaako Tower Development
Aloha! Victoria Place is a luxury condo tower being developed in Ward Village. Estimated to finish in 2023, Victoria Place is a luxury residential condo tower being developed in a front row location on Ala Moana Blvd by the Howard Hughes Corporation in Ward Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Click the link below for more information on Victoria Place and its surrounding neighborhood https://www.hiestates.com/new-developments/victoria-place/ Click the link below for more information on Ward Village, a master-p
NorthPark By Gentry Development Tour | Ewa Beach, Oahu
Aloha! Check out this home tour and aerial view! NorthPark by Gentry is a residential housing development located in Ewa Beach, Oahu that will see a total of 174 new homes constructed over its planned 2-year duration. It is being constructed by Gentry Homes. Click below to learn more about NorthPark by Gentry and other Oahu real estate! https://www.hiestates.com/northpark-by-gentry/

Moving To Hawaii Videos

Moving to Hawaii With Pets? Your Questions Answered
Aloha! Because minimizing the stress your furry family members go through is important. If you do your research and start preparing well ahead of your move date, you can actually skip pet quarantine entirely. Hawaii is a rabies free state, so we take a lot of precautions - sorry folks, no snakes allowed. Five Day Or Less Program: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs/faq-for-five-day-or-less-program/ For more information on moving to Hawaii with pets, check out my blog post! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/guide
Will Remote Workers Change The Economic Landscape Of Hawaii?
Aloha! As the pandemic continues onward, we've gotten questions about remote workers moving to Hawaii. It could be interesting, since remote workers would be bringing in outside money - but the businesses themselves would still be out of state. I don't think it will overall change the landscape of the economics, or that it will cause the production of new housing developments purely for remote worker populations.
Things You Should Know About Renting A House When Moving To Hawaii
Aloha! Are you excited to move to Hawaii? Here's a few things you should know first. First - don't be too picky when seeking out a rental. There's a lot of competition. Second - looking to rent with pets? Depending on the length of your rental, you could have a hard time. It's difficult finding short-term rentals that allow pets. While not a guarantee, longer lease terms tend to be more lenient on the matter. As a bonus, if you're not sure where in Hawaii you want to buy your home yet a long-term rental g
Shipping A Car When Moving To Hawaii - How Does It Work?
Aloha! Whether shipping cars overseas to Hawaii is worth the hassle depends on your needs and the vehicle in question. Some things you should know first: Before you ship your car, you are required to empty it of gas to no more than a quarter of a tank. The vehicle must be in proper operating condition, and empty of all items except the following: infant car seats, a spare tire, a jack, floor mats, and a set of jumper cables. Learn more about shipping your car and moving to Hawaii in my blog post below! h
What Island is best for someone to live on who is disabled or is in a wheelchair?
Scott Startsman answers a viewers question about which island is best to live on when needing wheelchair access to a home. There is more to this question than just needing a home that will accommodate a wheelchair. Listen to Scott's response for more info.
Advice on moving to Hawaii and deciding where to buy
Aloha! This is a question that comes up fairly often - the basic answer is that it's one of those things you need to do yourself. Nearly every person enters into this with preconceived notions. Most of the time, once they actually arrive and are more personally involved what's important shifts. There are a lot of moving parts involved with every situation, so be sure to consult with professionals before making a big decision.
What to bring when moving to Oahu?
Whether you’ve just decided to move to Oahu or have planning for years, you need to know how to go about getting your things here — or if it’s even worth it. There are a few different viewpoints on this, and it really comes down to a few different factors. Dylan, Peter and Scott Startsman discuss what you should consider shipping or bringing with you when moving to Oahu. For more information on what you can get rid of before moving, check out my blog post! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/what-can-you-get-ri
How Do You Decide Where To Live When You're Unfamiliar With Hawaii?
Aloha! Hawaii is a culturally diverse place, with tons of micro-communities that can vary widely. Take this fun interactive quiz to learn more about what neighborhoods might fit you best! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-oahu-neighborhood-best-suits-you/ For more information on the easiest states to move from, check out my blog post! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/what-states-are-easier-to-move-from-to-hawaii/
Are There Moving Services For Mainland Home Buyers?
Aloha! This is on that Scott has personal experience with - he helped corporations move employees to Hawaii. If you're ready to make the move, Scott has the experience to provide the best service around. Click the link below to see our blog posts all about moving to Hawaii: https://www.hiestates.com/blog/category/moving-to-hawaii/
What Kind Of Lifestyle In Hawaii Does 100k Salary Get Including Private Schooling?
#Aloha! This is a question we get from often from viewers, so we asked members to tune in and give us some answers as well. Check out our blog post on Cost of Living in Hawaii! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/cost-of-living-in-hawaii/ Click the link below for information on popular Oahu neighborhoods! https://www.hiestates.com/communities/
Safe And Affordable Communities In Hawaii
Aloha! East Oahu, from Diamond Head to Hawaii Kai is going to be the absolutely safest area. The urban area is always going to be a slightly mixed bag, though areas like Ward Village stand out. Check out neighborhoods in the Diamond Head region! https://www.hiestates.com/diamond-head/ Check out the neighborhoods in the Hawaii Kai region! https://www.hiestates.com/hawaii-kai-neighborhoods/ Check out Kailua neighborhoods below! https://www.hiestates.com/kailua-neighborhoods/ Check out Metro Honolulu comm
Loan Considerations For Retirees Moving To Hawaii
#Aloha! If you're on the verge of retiring, it can affect home loans. Click the link below for information on popular Oahu neighborhoods! https://www.hiestates.com/communities/
Retiring In Hawaii - Viewer Questions Answered
Aloha! Thinking about #retirement in #Hawaii ? We field questions from viewers on the topic. Take our fun interactive quizzes! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/
What are the safest places to live on each of the islands in Hawaii?
Aloha! East Oahu, from Diamond Head to Hawaii Kai is going to be the absolutely safest area. The urban area is always going to be a slightly mixed bag, though areas like Ward Village stand out.
When Should You Get Your Financing Lined Up When Moving To Hawaii?
Aloha! This audience member was wondering - start looking for condo financing now in current job or wait until I they find a local job? Ultimately you need to talk to a mortgage broker to be sure, because every situation is different. Generally if you're looking for a job in the same industry it should be fine, but you could run into problems if you have a break in employment or a change in industry. The safest thing to do would be to not leave your job until you have closed on the property.
Where Can I Buy Essential Furniture Once I Move?
Aloha! Curious about bringing furniture? There are a few options to get new furniture once you arrive. Facebook Marketplace and Costco are popular options, as well as getting it shipped in. Be aware though, there could be or a backlog due to the pandemic - double check before you plan for it!
What Percentage Of Buyers Moving To Hawaii Are Remote Workers?
Aloha! We examine how common this trend is throughout the islands. With an increase in the amount of people working from home, this has been a popular question. We don't have the hard data but it hasn't been a huge number - less than 20% for sure. The bigger trend I've seen though is that more people are moving here just to live here, not necessarily related to work.
Moving To Hawaii | Is $30k In Savings Enough?
Aloha! This is a very specific question with specific circumstances - but it can give you an idea. It really comes down to your lifestyle and expenses. I'd say you should have at least 6 months worth of savings to make sure that you have a cushion - and even longer is better. You really need to dig into the nitty gritty though to personalize it to your needs. Are you moving alone, or are you supporting others? If you have kids, have you researched their future schools? Do you have your savings planned ou
Advice for a Single Income Person Moving to Hawaii
Aloha! Moving alone? We've been there and done that. I moved here like that, 20 years ago now. It really depends on your financial situation - and being willing to give up some things can't hurt. For example - if you're not too attached to your car, it may be better to sell it before you move and use public transportation until you can get a cheap beater. Check out my blog post on what careers thrive in Hawaii! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/what-careers-thrive-in-hawaii/
Moving To Hawaii | When Is The Best Time To Move?
Aloha! In this video, Scott Startsman and company take a crack at these tough questions from fans: When is the right time in life to move to Hawaii? This is more of a philosophical discussion about how we want to live our life. We also answer the direct question, Should I Move to Hawaii now and get a rental, or save up a down payment before making plans? Got a question you want me to answer on our next live show? Fill out this form to send me a message! As with many things in life, the questions posed to
Is Hawaii A Remote Workers Paradise?
Aloha! Today we talk about a topic that’s been popping up since the start of the Pandemic: Is Hawaii A Remote Workers Paradise? The start of the pandemic sped up the modern workspace transitioning fully digital, with many people now permanently work from home. Even those that have to return to the office once or twice a month - the cost of a flight to the mainland might be worth the tradeoff. And if you’re working from home - why not live in Hawaii and work from paradise every day? The February 2021 ice
When Visiting, How Long To Stay To Get The Hawaii vibe?
Aloha! Today, Scott Startsman & Company discuss visiting the islands before deciding to make the move to Hawaii. You definitely want to get a feel for the culture before you move to Hawaii. The islands are a diverse cultural melting pot, with people from all over the world - each community can have its own feel. You can’t expect to move to a small neighborhood with no previous island experience and fit right in. If you have been to Hawaii many times before and know where you’re moving, you should have f
How Do I Find A Rental When Moving To Hawaii?
Aloha! Today I answer the often asked question: when moving to Hawaii how do I find a short term rental to stay in while looking for a home? It really comes down to how familiar you already are with the island and the area where you want to be. Short term rentals may work for you if you don’t have pets and don’t mind moving between units every month until you find a home, or if you know the exact area you want to settle down. Otherwise, a longer term rental may be better suited to you - 6 months and up, so
Avoiding Pet Quarantine When Moving To Hawaii
Aloha! Today I have a little advice on how to move your pets to the islands with the least amount of stress. Hawaii is a completely rabies free state - animals coming in must go through special testing and quarantines to make sure it stays that way. The pet quarantine can take a long time to release your beloved pet - unless you prepare ahead of time. I have never had a client that had to go through the pet quarantine. Instead, they took part in Hawaii’s Five-Day or Less program and got everything done u
Can I Rent In Hawaii With Pets?
Aloha! I’ve had a few fans asking if there are many pet friendly rentals on Oahu. The answer is - not really, no. If you’re coming to rent to buy, my advice is to leave your pet with family on the mainland until you get into your home. Otherwise the situation could get complicated real quick trying to find pet friendly temporary housing. It’s possible - but it’s already difficult to find regular rentals. I don’t recommend trying this route unless there is no other option.
How hard is it to rent a place on Oahu with pets?
In this video we discuss what it is like to try and rent a place with pets on Oahu and some of the things to consider.
Are Low Down Payments Acceptable In The Hawaii Real Estate Market?
Aloha! Today Scott Startsman & Company tackle the question: Are low down payments acceptable in the current Hawaii Real Estate Market? There are a few tips I can offer to help, even with a down payment of 5%. First, work with a local lender because guidelines are different here. Second, even with a low down payment, depending on your income and how long it would take to save another 5%, it can be better to jump in now rather than waiting. Third, be patient and be prepared - offers with a low down payment w
How are Oahu public schools compared to mainland public schools?
See this round table discussion about Hawaii's public schools vs mainland public schools. Hear the insights on what the challenges area with Hawaii public schools and how to make your public school experience better for your child.
Are you allowed to bring fire arms to Hawaii?
Moving to Oahu or moving to Hawaii in general? We discuss Hawaii's fire arms rules in detail. Does Hawaii have concealed carry laws? Are gun laws strict in Hawaii? What is the process for registration of guns? Can you have long guns and are those laws different than having a hand gun?
Is bullying a concern for caucasian kids in Oahu schools?
In this video we talk about is there a concern for Caucasian kids to be bullied in schools on Oahu, what neighborhoods to consider for housing and the general school environment in Hawaii.
Finding a rental to stay in when you arrive on Oahu while searching for a home to buy?
Scott Startsman and Peter Kay discuss some examples of affordable, middle ranged and higher end range shorter term (1-6 months) rental options when moving to Oahu and needing temporary housing before finding the Hawaii home you will purchase to live in.

Real Estate Investing Videos

Things To Consider Before Buying Investment Property In Hawaii
Aloha! Before you spend your hard earned money on investment properties in Hawaii, there are some things you should think about. First - how much work do you want to do on maintaining this property as a rental? If you outsource the management, you sacrifice some of the profit for freedom from doing the work - and sometimes creating a mostly passive source of income. The downside is that the tighter that profit margin, the less cushioning you have if there are disruptions similar to COVID. Second - how ar
Regulations For Owning Rental Properties On Oahu?
Aloha! Looking at investing in rental properties on Oahu? In Hawaii, each island has different regulations surrounding owning rental properties. Before you start looking to buy one on Oahu, there are some things you should know. Oahu does not allow you to simply purchase a single-family home and turn it into a short-term rental. These homes can only be rented out for periods of 30 days or more. If your home is part of a HOA, the minimum amount of days can be even higher or other restrictions could come
Where Can You Buy Vacation Rentals On Oahu?
Aloha! A quick word on short-term vacation rentals on Oahu There are three resort zone areas where you can find short-term vacation rentals on Oahu. They are Waikiki, Turtle Bay, and Ko'Olina. Check out more information on Waikiki below! https://www.hiestates.com/waikiki Ready to reach out to an Oahu-Based Real Estate Professional you can trust? Contact Me Today!
Why Is There No Vacation Rental Inventory On The North Shore?
Aloha! We know what's going on on the North Shore. There are two things. First - Bill 89 stopped all (or nearly all) short-term vacation rentals on the North Shore. Secondly, the resort zone in Turtle Bay is very limited in size and available units. Ready to reach out to an Oahu-Based Real Estate Professional you can trust? Contact Me Today!
Getting The Best Return On Your Hawaii Investment Property
Aloha! What should you think about to get the best possible investment? If you're planning to invest in Hawaii real estate, there are a few things you should think about to make sure you're getting the best return possible. Especially if you're planning on using the property yourself.
Lowering your mortgage payment in today's inflationary market
Aloha! It's not very common to see someone pay the same rate for the entirety of their 30-year loan. Many people choose to refinance their home loan when better interest rates come along. This allows them to cash out some of their equity while lowering their monthly payments. Whether it is worth it in the end is highly dependent on your personal situation, however. Make sure to speak to a financial professional before making your final decision. Wondering what area of Oahu suits you best? Take our fun qui
What Types Of Rentals Can Be Found In Waikiki?
Aloha! In this video we’re talking about vacation rentals in Waikiki. Waikiki has both short-term and longer-term rentals available. There are rental regulations on Oahu that restrict short-term rentals (less than 30 days, usually nightly) to certain areas, known as “resort zones.” In Waikiki, this zone is mostly from Kuhio Avenue to the ocean. Honolulu county has a web page dedicated to information on short-term rentals, which includes this map showing the resort zone. http://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/d
What Is It Like Buying Empty Land Vs A Fixer-Upper On Oahu?
Aloha! Typically, it's much more difficult and complicated to purchase empty land and build new structures on Oahu. At times, it can even be easier to buy an older fixer-upper property. At that point you can either renovate the property for use with the option to destroy and rebuild down the line. I actually did a home renovation on a two building property myself recently. I ended up demolishing one of the buildings and rebuilding it from scratch. Click the link below to learn more! https://www.hiestates.
Interest Rates & Their Effect On Loan Options
Aloha! As the saying goes - marry the house, date the rate. As interest rates continue to climb, they will continue to eat into affordability and causing significant increases in monthly payment costs. A common trend at this point is for many people to pull back, hoping to wait until the after interest rates start coming back down. That comes with its own issues, however. Wondering what area of Oahu suits you best? Take our fun quiz to find out! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-area-of-oahu-best-su
How Is The Fixer Upper Home Market in Hawaii?
Aloha! An audience member was wondering - is there a market for fixer-uppers in Hawaii? Oahu is an oasis of older homes in need of fixing - but tread cautiously with fixer uppers. In the current market you need to be really careful about trying to get in on a fixer upper - you're essentially betting on tomorrow's market. There's significant risk. 00:50 Oahu Fixer Upper Market 04:11 Big Island Fixer Upper Market 09:26 Hawaii's Capital Gains On Real Estate Check out this recent home renovation and new
What's a realistic price for land and home construction In Hawaii?
Aloha! The answer to this question really depends on not only the island, but also the neighborhood. While the viewer that asked this question might be able to get a decent home on Big Island for their asking price, Oahu is another beast.
How does Hawaii's high land use regulations affect home prices?
Aloha! High regulation seems to have some correlation with land scarcity and high housing prices in Hawaii. A lot more housing opportunities are out there, but are limited by tight regulations. One example of this is that most of Hawaii is zoned for single-family homes, leaving little room for duplexes through low-rise apartments.
Will New Home Construction in Hawaii affect the housing market?
Aloha! Hawaii very rarely adds new homes, which tends to keep housing prices high even when other markets are going down. Even as other housing markets on the mainland are going down, it doesn't feel like Hawaii will follow suit. There may be a pullback as it plateaus, but the fact is that Hawaii simply doesn't build new homes often - meaning the supply is often lower than the demand. A recession does not always equal a housing crisis.
How are loan forebearances affecting the Hawaii Real Estate Market?
Aloha! Forbearance is a policy that allowed mortgage owners to delay payment on their loans as a response to the pandemic. It's important to note that loan forbearance did not cancel the payments or decrease the loan, simply delayed it for a limited time period. The number of loans in active forbearance have been actively dropping - from nearly 5 million in mid 2020 to under a million in April 2022. There are a lot of moving parts involved with every situation, so be sure to consult with professionals bef
How To Prep A Home For Sale In Hawaii
Aloha! What kind of renovations should be done to prep a home for sale? Often when buyers are first looking through a home, they’re looking for excuses NOT to buy - fix any underlying issues before worrying about the cosmetic side. Once that’s established, buyers often need to make an emotional connection to a home to make the purchase. 00:00 Intro 00:18 Renovating To Sell 00:50 Scott’s Take 02:05 Dylan’s Take Click the link below to learn about what area best suits your lifestyle! https://www.hiestates
Why and when will Hawaii's home inventory increase?
Aloha! Hawaii is unique in terms of livable land mass. While it has plenty of green areas, the amount zoned for residential development is small. Until more land is zoned for residential use, inventory will rise and fall with the market demand - which shows people are willing to pay at current prices. Click the link below to learn about what area best suits your lifestyle! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-area-of-oahu-best-suits-you/ Ready to reach out to an Oahu-Based Real Estate Professional you c
At what price point does buyer competition decrease?
Aloha! As with many other topics, this depends on your island. On Oahu and Maui, that price point was at around $4.5 million and up when this video was published in May 2022. The higher you go in terms of price, the less competition you're likely to see. On Big Island the price point was a bit lower - around $3.5 million. Click the link below to learn about what area best suits your lifestyle! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-area-of-oahu-best-suits-you/
How Difficult Is It To Get Zoning Changed In Hawaii?
Aloha! Depending on what you're attempting, rezoning in Hawaii can be akin to asking for an act of Act Of God. It's really all case-by-case, with some rezoning efforts being easier than others. One way to find out is to find a good attorney and planning consultant - this is what they do on a daily basis, so they're able to give you the best idea of what's possible due to their connections. Ready to reach out to an Oahu-Based Real Estate Professional you can trust? Contact Me Today!
Best configuration for condo that will be rented when not in use?
Aloha! A viewer who is seeking a condo for personal use plus renting it out asked us this. It all comes down to usage. The price difference between a 2-Bedroom and a 1-Bedroom can be vast - $500,000 or more. 02:05 How often will you have guests? 03:45 Price Vs Comfort 05:45 Don't overestimate 07:40 Family Visit Experience Click the link below to learn about what area best suits your lifestyle! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-area-of-oahu-best-suits-you/
Do Hawaii Homes and Condos Appreciate In Price The Same?
Aloha! This is a complicated topic. It all comes down to the island you choose and the neighborhood you choose. Overall, they tend to trend in the same direction - but it really comes down to the area. Click the link below to learn about what area best suits your lifestyle! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-area-of-oahu-best-suits-you/
Honolulu County (Oahu) Property Tax Rates Explained
Aloha! Property taxes in Hawaii are paid in August and February, and vary both by island and based on what the property is used for. On Oahu, residential properties are taxed starting at around $0.035 for owner occupants. It starts going up from there, with hotel and resort taxes being some of the highest taxed properties. Check out our fun interactive quiz to learn which area of Oahu suits you best! https://www.hiestates.com/learn/what-area-of-oahu-best-suits-you/ Or check out my blog post on Cost of Li
How Will Upcoming Long-Term Rental Bills Affect The Market?
Aloha! There are changes coming to vacation rentals throughout Hawaii, including Oahu. Bill 41 is a change coming to short-term rental regulations on Oahu that will make it harder to get short-term rentals outside of resort zones. There are only a few resort zoned areas that allow rentals of less than 30 days on Oahu. Three of the most popular areas are Waikiki in Honolulu, Ko'olina near Kapolei, and Turtle Bay on North Shore. In any other zone, you were previously allowed to rent for up to 30 days at
Was Waikiki a good buy during the pandemic?
#Aloha! Video from January 2022 Click the link below for more information on popular Oahu neighborhoods! https://www.hiestates.com/communities/ Click the link below for more about Waikiki! https://www.hiestates.com/waikiki/
Things To Consider When Buying Real Estate With Family
#Aloha! This is an interesting question - and the answer has to be tailored to your situation. Check out my recent construction project! https://www.hiestates.com/blog/kapahulu-new-home-construction-renovation-project/

Living In Hawaii Videos

Living In Oahu Vs Mainland | Tips For Grocery Shopping In Hawaii
Aloha! Oahu living is more than just 24/7 paradise - here are some of my grocery shopping tips to help keep within budget. Hawaii is a beautiful island state famous for being paradise. Unfortunately, many forget one of the downsides of island living is the increased grocery costs. As home to the state capital, Living in Oahu tends to lean even pricier than the other islands - making it even harder when you're grocery shopping on a budget. Still, it's possible.
Will Remote Workers Change The Economic Landscape Of Hawaii?
Aloha! As the pandemic continues onward, we've gotten questions about remote workers moving to Hawaii. It could be interesting, since remote workers would be bringing in outside money - but the businesses themselves would still be out of state. I don't think it will overall change the landscape of the economics, or that it will cause the production of new housing developments purely for remote worker populations.
Surfing Massive Waves Waimea Bay (Jan 22, 2023)
What occurred on January 22, 2023, at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu is nothing short of historical. We're simply doing our best to document Hawaiian Surf History here. Hands down, the most epic surf event in recent memory and other surf photographers, some of whom have been filming these events for a long time, agreed and said similar things. What a coincidence that exactly one year after 2022's (Jan 22, 2022) biggest and most epic Waimea Bay Surf day, we have another epic day, just bigger, sunn

Oahu Real Estate Market Updates

January 2023 Oahu Real Estate Market Stats
Aloha! It appears the FED is starting to get inflation under control as it eases downward. Historically, mortgage interest rates have followed interest rates. So far, we've seen them descend from their highs of over 7%, to their current mid or low 6% range. Some are anticipating rates settling around 5% by the summer, which would increase affordability. That said - the impact of the previous inflation numbers is still in full effect. Despite slowing sales, competition is still fairly strong for buyers fo
December 2022 Oahu Real Estate Market Stats
Aloha! The housing market is feeling the full impact of the FED rate hikes, contributing to slowing sales. Competition is still strong in some segments of the condo and single-family home markets, even as the market overall continues to slow. The closed sales rapidly decreased compared to the prior year, but 2021 was a crazy year. We expect 2023 to continue to see slower sales, leading to less competition and more ability for buyers to negotiate. Check out the latest market stats on Oahu below! https://w
Hawaii Luxury Real Estate | 3rd Quarter Oahu Luxury Market Stats
Aloha! The market stats have been released for luxury homes sales. Check out the latest market stats on Oahu below!
Oahu Real Estate | September 2022 Housing Market Stats
Aloha! Interest rates have risen considerably - come check out how that's affecting the Oahu Real Estate market. The market is showing a clear deceleration for sure, but it's still up from pre-pandemic levels. Median days on the market is at around 18 days for single family homes, with a lot of buyers being priced out of the market as interest rates go up. Things are looking similar on the condo side of things, seeing a median of 14 days on the market.
March 2023 Oahu Real Estate Market Stats
Aloha! Increased sales activity and a new record high in condo median sales price - what is going on in the Oahu real estate market? There's been an increase in buyer activity the last few months, and we're seeing it in the market numbers now. It seems like a lot of people that would be buying single-family homes are now purchasing condos, due to their more affordable nature. Values are there to be had if you're willing to roll up your sleeves and put it in the work on a property - because otherwise, you
April 2023 Oahu Real Estate Market Stats
Aloha! What I'm experiencing is a much softer market than 2 years ago. There are far fewer buyers and sellers, meaning that numbers can be more inconsistent from one month to the next. As with other markets, Hawaii real estate is likely to fluctuate with negative economic news, such as the recent bank issues, or positive economic news, such as inflation or interest rate changes. Overall, I am still seeing plenty of buyers. There are still many good opportunities to be had here for those willing to put i
Q1 2023 | Oahu Luxury Real Estate Market Stats
Aloha! The Oahu luxury real estate market is showing signs of shifting compared to last year. Current numbers, while down in some sectors, are robuts for the current market. 00:00 00:15 Intro 00:33 Start 00:45 Price Segments 00:54 Single-Family Home Slide 1 01:33 Single-Family Home Slide 2 01:51 Luxury Listings 02:07 Single-Family Home Slide 3 02:24 Single-Family Home Slide 4 02:53 Condo Market Slide 1 03:05 Condo Market Slide 2 03:20 Top Sales of Q1 04:15 Outro Check out the latest luxury market stats

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Best Neighborhoods For Families With School Aged Children On Oahu?
Aloha! In this video, I answer a viewer question on the best neighborhoods & schools on Oahu in the $1.5 to $3 Million range. That price range gives you pretty much pick of the litter. The obvious choices are Diamond Head and Kahala, minutes outside the urban core of Honolulu. The wide open streets and vibrant green landscape give off a feeling of relaxation that will keep your family happy. Kapiolani Park and other nearby parks & beaches keep your family healthy, while boutique shops and restaurants sprin
Important Factors To Know When Considering A Tiny House In Hawaii
Aloha! Tiny houses are a popular topic with our audience. In this video, we go into some of the factors and hidden costs that may affect this lifestyle. What many people refer to as 'tiny homes' are not technically homes - they're classified as Recreational Vehicles (RVs). This comes into play when its time to install them on land - hooking them up to water or electrical systems might not be possible or take an extended permitting process, depending on the island. 00:00 Intro 00:24 Overview 03:15 General
Diamonds & Deals | 3-Bed 3.5-Bath Luxury Kakaako Condo In Waiea | $5M
3-Bed 3.5 Bath Luxury Condo - a dream oasis in a premier community with sprawling entertainment spaces, 2 parking spots, and access to resort level amenities right at your front door. Located in the Ward Village community in the Kaka'ako area of Honolulu.
What are Leasehold Properties in Hawaii?
Curious about leasehold properties? ?? Join us as we explore what leasehold properties are and how they work! Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, understanding the ins and outs of leasehold properties is important. Don't miss out on this essential guide to making informed decisions in real estate!