kailua real estate: KA MALANAI LOTTERY IS IN EFFECT!!!!! - 01/12/14 11:06 AM
I WILL BE ABLE TO REPRESENT YOU ON THIS PURCHASE IF YOU WISH. PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST. ALOHA LILA
Ka Malanai's first homes will be released for sale by lottery. To obtain information on how to apply for the lottery, visit the Ka Malanai website where you can view and download complete lottery instructions and a lottery application.

1 Bedrooms starting from         $477,755 (fs)
2 Bedrooms starting from          $750,755 (fs)
3 Bedrooms starting from         $847,700 (fs)

Lottery applications will be accepted at the Ka Malanai Sales Center from
10:00am January 12th - 12:00pm January 24th, 2014  
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kailua real estate: Oahu Real Estate Market Update 2013 Issue 8 - 08/12/13 05:04 PM
 
Condo prices punched up another 8 percent in July, to an all-time high of $345,500 — the previous high MSP for condos was $325,000, set during the boom years in 2007. The vigor in this more-affordable multi-family segment of the market seems to keep gaining strength as single-family home prices also continue to rise —up 2 percent in July, from $635,000 to $647,500. 

For prospective buyers or sellers, this is no time to be on the sidelines. Don’t just watch this time. Get in and play.

 
 
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kailua real estate: Aikahi Living at its Finest! 223 Aiokoa St-SOLD OVER ASKING IN 7 DAYS - 06/27/13 11:22 AM
This is a follow up to my article when this awesome property was first listed. There was one broker's open, and one open house and then 7 offers were presented to the Seller's. This was one of those transactions that was pleasurable. The Seller's were agreeable to all of my suggestions from start to finish. We met a month or so before and set our game plan. The seller decluttered, did some finishing touches on fixtures in the house, gave it a good cleaning inside and out, and finally staged it to sell.
The Buyer's were pleasent, and the Buyer's … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: Why Being a For Sale by Owner May Not Be in Your Best Interest - 06/17/13 04:18 PM
 
 Why Being a For Sale by Owner May Not be in Your Best Interest
1. Over Pricing Your Home to Save Commission. Cutting your nose to spite your face! Often, homeowners want to sell on their own, is that they can want to save commission costs. Experience proves this is not usually the case. Buyers today feel, whether it is true in particular instances or not, that owners overprice their homes and what the owner expects to get for their home is inflated by the amount of the commission in order to cover the cost of advertising and other expenses … (2 comments)

kailua real estate: Oahu Real Estate Market Update for May 2013 - 06/17/13 01:20 PM
 
Sales volume continues to outpace previous year growth rates. In May, 266 homes closed on Oahu, compared to 243 in May of 2012 — a 9.5 percent increase. The volume of condo sales jumped 21.8 percent, from 371 sales in May 2012 to 452 last month. 

A look at pending sales is encouraging — especially in the single-family home categories under $550,000. Pending sales in the condominium segment are up 18.8 percent, indicating there are transactions in escrow waiting to close.
 
Despite the fact that many of the market indicators are positive, and the fact that the housing industry … (2 comments)

kailua real estate: Coconut Grove Property SOLD With a Challenging Appraiser! - 06/14/13 12:46 PM
Coconut Grove is located in Kailua on the island of Oahu. It is in the heart of Kailua just blocks away from the beach which is the attraction for this community. It is also one of the most affordable areas in Kailua. The general median price range for Kailua is in the mid $800,000's and Coconut Grove's current median price range is $698,600. The homes are older, built in the 50's and 60's, and the lots are small as well. There are also some lots CPR'd which means that there may be two or more houses on one lot.
This property … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: Oahu Market Update for April 2013 - 05/17/13 12:26 PM
Aloha,
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties agents share this monthly market update with their clients. Here is an update for Oahu.
A dramatic increase in the number of sales closing in April on Oahu along with shrinking inventory has the attention of both buyers and sellers. 

No question about it, 2013 is a great time to buy real estate — buyers are out in record numbers. But available inventory remains depleted, which also means it’s a great time to sell real estate. Indeed sales volume saw double-digit increases in April — in both the single-family and condominium segments — confirming to sellers … (2 comments)

kailua real estate: GET A HOME INSPECTION!! - 05/06/13 01:05 PM
GET A HOME INSPECTION!
 
For the Seller too:
 
You may think that this is an article directed only towards you as a Buyer, but no it is not. When you have intentions of listing your property, it may be wise to have a home inspection on your property to reveal any hidden dangers that may bite you when you are in escrow.  Just think of this as a possible money saver in the end. If you are selling your property for lets say $1,000,000. Is it worth your while to invest in a home inspection that may cost around … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: The Highly Anticipated Ka Malanai Condos in Kailua - 05/01/13 09:09 PM
The highly anticipated Ka Malanai condos in Kailua are coming soon! Here is the latest announcement.....Estimated sales will begin this summer. I also took a picture last week from Kailua Road. Not the greatest pic, but it shows the construction site of the first of 6 buildings being built. The project has posted 4 floor plans so far. There are 2 bedroom floor plans, one 1287 sf and the other 1270 sf interior. Then there are 3 bedroom floor plans, one 1515 sf, and the other 1529 sf interior. Compared to the other condos in the area, these tend to be … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: Why Rent When You Can Own Your Own Home? - 05/01/13 05:30 PM

 
Why rent, when you may be able to purchase your own home….
For only a bit more than you are paying each month in rent. Just take a pencil and paper and figure this out. Whatever your monthly rent is, times it by 12 months, then times that by 10 years.  See how much money you could be directing toward a growing investment, which you can use to turn even more dreams into a reality in the future. It is crazy to think that in 10 years of renting a property for $3000, that you have spent $360,000 cash with … (2 comments)

kailua real estate: 223 Aiokoa Street Open House Feedback - 04/29/13 12:10 PM
This is a follow up blog about this new listing that entered the market last week Monday. Broker's open had over 70 brokers and public groups that came through this past Thursday. This Sunday there were 40-50 groups. I was fortunate enough to get featured on the Honolulu Star Advertiser, and a BONUS ARTICLE below from the Honolulu Magazine which was a pleasant surprise! The writer was nice enough to email me the link to her article.
The interesting thing that I experienced on this Sunday open house, was that people lingered at the house. By 5:00pm there were still people … (4 comments)

kailua real estate: Aikahi Living at its Finest! 223 Aiokoa St - 04/25/13 12:43 AM
Just listed! There is a new listing that is creating buzz around town. Aikahi living at its finest!! The Aikahi area is close to Kailua beach and has a highly rated elementary school which makes it one of the more desirable places in Kailua to live.
Its an immaculate property that has been cared for with fine materials and quality workmanship. Listed by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties for $995,000. It is a 4 bedroom 3 bath home with two master suites. One of which has a separate entrance with a wet bar. It is 1818 square feet of interior space, and … (5 comments)

kailua real estate: Oahu Real Estate Market Update for March 2013 - 04/15/13 06:19 PM
 
 
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kailua real estate: Oahu Real Estate Market Update for February 2013 - 03/17/13 01:24 PM
Aloha,
Coldwell Banker provides this monthly market report for its agents to share with their clients. Here is the latest!

Oahu’s condo market continued its surge in February with an increase in sales prices and sales volume, while the single-family market eased off slightly.

The Median Sales Price of a condo on Oahu marched to its highest level in two years — to $340,000. With inventory in this segment down nearly 27 percent, and affordability high, the condo market’s slow but steady monthly increases are a sign of market strength.

Median Days on the Market for condos were also down significantly in February … (2 comments)

kailua real estate: UPDATE: IMAGINE HAVING ACCESS TO YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH IN LANIKAI - 03/12/13 05:36 PM
I like to give you an update on this below article I wrote last year. The price was reduced to $8,950,000 awhile ago. It just closed for $8,000,000. Wouldn't it be nice to be the happy owner! For the majority of us.......we can at least DREAM :) Imagine having access to your own secluded beach in Lanikai?  Lanikai beach is recognized to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a small community located in Kailua on Oahu. A long strip of sparkling white sand, endless sunshine and the deep turquoise water make Lanikai simply irresistable.
It … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: Enchanting Hawaiian Home in Keolu Hills, Kailua - 03/12/13 10:56 AM
This enchanting Hawaiian home has been maintained well and ready to move in! Listed by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties for $789,000. A spacious 4 bedroom 3 bath home with 2010 square feet of interior and 7915 square feet of exterior. Expanded and renovated in 2004 with new cabinetry, electrical, plumbing and more! Completely fenced in and surrounded by tropical plants and mango, tangerine, mountain apples, lemon fruit trees. This lovely house is just waiting for you and your family!! Hurry!!
For more information call Lila or visit my website www.KailuaRealEstateOahu.com



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kailua real estate: You Are Moving!! - 03/06/13 02:34 PM
          You Are Moving!!
There is a lot to remember in this transition. Here is a basic guideline to help you. Depending on your situation, you may need to add other to do’s, however this is a good start to your priority list in your move. The more organized you are, the better.
 
6 Weeks before:
·       You’ve either gone into contract with selling, buying, or renting. ·       Now is the time to organize your self.  Purchase or gather boxes. Start weeding out what you will be keeping vs. what you will be getting rid of. ·       When … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: Ka Malanai IN KAILUA (NEW CONDOS) UPDATE: 3 BEDROOM FLOOR PLAN - 03/04/13 10:28 PM
HERE IS THE THIRD FLOOR PLAN TO KA MALANAI IN KAILUA! SEE BELOW FOR PREVIOUS INFORMATION ON THIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COMPLEX BEING BUILT HERE! PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO PROVIDE UPDATES AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE LOTTERY.

UPDATE: HERE ARE THE CURRENT FLOOR PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR THIS COMPLEX BY DR HORTON. I CAN TELL YOU THAT FROM WHAT I SEE, GROUND HAS BEEN BROKEN AND THE FRAMING OF THE STRUCTURE HAS BEGUN. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, AND I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS TO THE PROGRESS OF THIS … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: HONEY, LETS GO TO ACROSS THE STREET TO KALAMA BEACH!!! - 02/25/13 06:58 PM
This is what I call LOCATION LOCATION!!! This property is literally across the street to the beach at 259 North Kalaheo. Noted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Just listed by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties for $1,400,000. A lovely 3 bedroom 4 bath home with 2470 total sf interior and 10,001 exterior.
This classic and charming Hawaiian beach home is yours for the taking. Privately enclosed by high hedges with a large grassy front yard & a sweet back yard-fenced in. There is also a studio with a separate entrance currently being rented month to month. Open … (0 comments)

kailua real estate: Kailua's Kaha St. Listing-Receiving 16 Offers..CRAZY MARKET RIGHT NOW! - 02/22/13 10:14 AM
Kailua has established international notoriety with its fabulous beaches and views. It is also a favorite location and been visited by many celebrities as well as President Obama and his family. I would say last year and now this year, the market has taken off big time on Oahu in general. Kailua is crazy right now!!! Our inventory is probably historically low along with the interest rates. There are agents/buyers just swarming over new listings and this one is a prime example.
This quaint and lovely property entered the market last week by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. I visited the brokers … (0 comments)

 


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