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The Pros & Cons Of Hawaii Condo Living

The Pros & Cons Of Hawaii Condo Living

Whether you consider yourself an advocate or a skeptic, condo living in Hawaii presents a home buying option that cannot be ignored.  Contrary to many other states, Hawaii condominiums provide added perks and advantages oftentimes lacking in ...

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Oahu's Most Family Friendly Neighborhoods

Oahu's Most Family Friendly Neighborhoods

Buying a home for your family raises the stakes of a home purchase significantly — not only do you have your own happiness and contentment to consider, but that of your partners, children, and whomever else will reside in your new home....

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5 Lunch Spots In Kaka'ako That Deserve A Visit

5 Lunch Spots In Kaka'ako That Deserve A Visit

Whether you prefer a tonkatsu sandwich or a camarones taco to get you from one side of Hump Day to the other, lunch is pivotal.  It marks completion of a successful first half of your day and commences the latter half filled with finishing up ...

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What is the cost of living in Hawaii in 2020?

What is the cost of living in Hawaii in 2020?

Hawaii is so much more than the tourist dream of island breezes, white sandy beaches leading to blue waves dotted with surfers. Of course everyone loves to watch hula dancers swaying to the sounds of ukuleles, and who can forget the green mountains ...

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Traffic on Oahu

Traffic on Oahu

Six ways you can beat Honolulu’s traffic Here’s the truth of it: traffic in Hawaii can be horrible. In the newest report from INRIX, a transportation analytics firm, Honolulu was ranked 18th most congested city in the U.S. The good ...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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Honolulu Affordable Housing in 2020

Honolulu Affordable Housing in 2020

Will the Affordable Housing Rules Change in 2020? This is a common question I get from buyers that frequent Kakaako.com and we're going to fill you in on everything you need to know for 2020. First off we need to familiarize ourselves with some of ...

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10 Things To Know Before Moving to Hawaii

10 Things To Know Before Moving to Hawaii

People dream of moving to Hawaii – after all, it’s paradise. With promise of serene tropical weather all year round and living near a pristine beach, Hawaii seems like an ideal location. But while our islands are beautiful, it’s ...

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New Poke Bar, Redfish, by Foodland Opens at SALT

New Poke Bar, Redfish, by Foodland Opens at SALT

Kakaako is slowly becoming a food mecca in urban Honolulu. Everything from high-end restaurants like Nobu to mom and pop hole-in-the-wall eateries like Insomnia Cafe can be found in this blossoming mini city. New on the scene is Redfish Poke Bar ...

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Kakaako Kitchen Closing its Doors

Kakaako Kitchen Closing its Doors

We live in Paradise and as the seasons change we are so blessed that the weather doesn't. Though, a different kind of change is taking place in Kakaako right now, specifically Ward Village where the Texas based developer is developing one of the ...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Kaka‘ako

Your Ultimate Guide to Kaka‘ako

Welcome to Honolulu’s new “it” place: Kaka‘ako. This is a rapidly growing urban neighborhood with a rich history that’s deeply rooted in industry, entrepreneurship and Hawaiian culture. Back in the day, this was a ...

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A Guide to Kaka‘ako’s Best Restaurants in 2020

A Guide to Kaka‘ako’s Best Restaurants in 2020

It's official:The Kakaako restaurant scene is growing and it's quickly becoming one of Honolulu's best destinations for enthusiastic foodies. Whether it's a quick snack, a relaxing brunch or casual dinner, this approachable, friendly neighborhood ...

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Raising Building Height Limits in Kakaako

Raising Building Height Limits in Kakaako

How High is too High? Should we extend the building height limit in Kakaako from 400 feet to 768 feet? Building heights in Honolulu have always been a polarizing topic among locals and developers. For many years, the topic has been brought to the ...

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Our 2019 Guide to Kakaako

Our 2019 Guide to Kakaako

Our 2019 Guide to Kakaako starts here. Located in the heart of Honolulu between the business district of downtown Honolulu and the tourist mecca of Waikiki, Kakaako has the perfect mix of gritty industrial vibe and swanky luxury beach town. Our ...

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Sandbox Coworking to Open in Kakaako in July 2019

Sandbox Coworking to Open in Kakaako in July 2019

The Sandbox is the latest co-working space to provide a home for entrepreneurs in the rapidly growing Kakaako neighborhood. The Sandbox is just a small piece of what will eventually become the Kakaako Innovation Block. The two-story Sandbox will ...

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Is Midtown Ala Moana the New Kakaako?

Is Midtown Ala Moana the New Kakaako?

Welcome to Midtown Ala Moana  Over the last five years, Kakaako's skyline has undergone a dramatic transformation. The landscape has been changed by seven new completed residential towers bringing more than 2,000 units into the neighborhood ...

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