O’ahu Real Estate

Sept. 14, 2021

Fee Simple VS Leasehold Properties On O'ahu

Did you know that on Hawaii you can buy a house but not actually own the land it sits on? In this episode of Aloha O’ahu, I’m going to explain the difference between leasehold and fee simple properties here on Hawaii. I’ll show you some of the unique concepts of ...

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April 12, 2021

What is an Appraisal Clause?

With a seller's market like it is right now in the Spring of 2021, many of my clients have used appraisal clauses on their offers in order to help them get their offer accepted in a multiple offer situation.  For that reason, I get asked all of the ...

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April 11, 2021

What is an Acceleration Clause?

Right now in the Spring of 2021 the real estate market on Oahu is a crazy seller's market. Most homes are having anywhere from 10-30 offers depending on the part of the island and the price point.  For that reason, many of my clients have been asking about ...

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April 6, 2021

Best Parts of Living In Oahu Hawaii


As a local real estate agent here in Oahu, I feel it's my job to give the uncensored truth about all things Oahu, yes, that includes the bad with the good! So, this is the kick off video to my show, and will give you the lowdown on ...

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Feb. 1, 2021

Fun Vintage Home Features

There is just something about older, vintage homes.  They often have unique features that set them apart from their neighbors and definitely from the newer homes being built across the island today.  On Oahu, the majority of unique, vintage homes can be found in the Manoa area. This ...

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Jan. 9, 2021

Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring

If you are looking at older homes you may run into knob and tube electrical wiring that is still in use from the original installation of the home.  Knob and tube wiring was the standard in the U.S. from about 1880 through the early 1950s.  I have ...

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Nov. 14, 2020

Selling a Property if you are not a Hawaii Resident - HARPTA & FIRPTA

If you have or are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Hawaii, you may have heard of the confusing terms HARPTA and FIRPTA and wondering, what are these and how may they affect me?  In this post, I will explain some of the basics and direct you ...

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Oct. 31, 2020

Should I Sell a Property With Tenants?


If you are thinking of selling an investment property you are probably wondering; Should I keep attempt to sell the property while still having my tenants there? In most cases the answer to that question is no and in this post I will discuss a couple of the primary ...

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Aug. 29, 2020

What is a CPR?

I have had a number of clients who are looking at properties in Hawaii and see the property listed as a CPR and ask "What is a CPR?" A CPR stands for Condominium Property Regime that is a mechanism sometimes used to subdivide a larger property into multiple separate homes ...

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Aug. 1, 2020

Why you should use a local lender in Hawaii


When a client asked me why I insist on using a local lender, it made me think that person is probably not the only one who has this question. So why do I insist that you use a local lender? There are four reasons I insist on a local ...

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