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Bali-Inspired Luxury Home in Waialua

No expense was spared to make this luxury home in Waialua the most prized residence that comes with modern luxury. This Bali-inspired 2-acre private estate is owned by a developer and craftsman and has been featured in Honolulu Magazine.

68-390 Olohio Street Waialua - front entrance

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DIY Home Improvement: Better Bedroom

DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few HoursTaking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways to do this that require a lot less energy and just a little bit of money. Whether you’re looking for an instant home revamp or are readying your home to sell, here are some DIY home improvement ideas for how you can boost your bedroom in no time.

Make It Clutter Free

It might sound too simple, but just clearing away the extraneous stuff that can accrue in your bedroom will instantly improve the look of your space. Instead of doing it over time, set aside an afternoon to go through the excess and clean up extra receipts, junk left in the corner and any unpacked boxes. Cleaning up the stuff that’s been lingering may seem like a small step, but it will give way for what comes next.

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Waikiki Condo with Breathtaking Views

Beautifully remodeled unit features quartz countertops, gorgeous laminate flooring throughout the living areas and a completely renovated bathroom. This Waikiki condo has breathtaking mountain, sunrise, and golf course views overlooking the Ala Wai Canal. This secure building has numerous amenities including a pool, barbecue area, sauna, recreation and exercise rooms. Don’t miss your chance to own a part of Waikiki.

2211 Ala Wai Boulevard #2006 Honolulu - view

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Spring Is Real Estate’s ‘Rush Hour’ — Here’s How to Tell If You’re Prepared

Spring Is Real Estate's 'Rush Hour' -- Here's How to Tell If You're PreparedThe most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you’re preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you’re wondering if you’ll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advantage of the season, here are few things you’ll want to think about. Continue reading

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High-end Condo in the Beautiful Hanalei Bay Resort

Don’t miss this very special 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury condo in the beautiful Hanalei Bay Resort. This unit sits in a unique private location with breathtaking views of Hanalei Bay, mountains, waterfalls, and Bali Hai.

5380 HONOIKI RD #6101-02 PRINCEVILLE - lanai

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Beautiful Home in Hoakalei at Ka Makana

This charming corner lot home in Hoakalei at Ka Makana has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a welcoming 2-story living area and a gorgeous hardwood laminate flooring.

91-1049 Kaiuliuli Street Ewa Beach - front exterior

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Hosting an Open House? Try These 3 Mood-boosting Aromatherapy Scents

Hosting an Open House? Try These 3 Mood-boosting Aromatherapy ScentsFrom making sure the exterior looks impeccable to touching up the paint, there are a lot of things that go into the kind of open house that will draw in potential buyers. You may not know, though, that the senses can have a significant impact on how people will perceive your home, and scent can be highly powerful. Instead of leaving your home sale up to a clutter free space and an elegant exterior, try out the following aromatherapy scents to make an even better impression. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 20, 2017

Last week’s economic readings included reports on inflation and core inflation, the National Association of Home Builders Association Housing Market Index and Federal Reserve FOMC statement and press conference by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The Commerce Department released reports on housing starts and building permits issued. Continue reading

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Equity-boosting Inexpensive Home Upgrades

Renovating on a Budget? Check Out These Equity-boosting Inexpensive Home UpgradesThe idea of embarking on home renovations may strike many homeowners as an expensive one, but there are plenty of ways that you can easily upgrade your home without spending a lot of money. If you’re looking for improvements that will truly (and frugally) improve the value of your home, here are a few do-it-yourself options you may want to consider.

Change The Lighting

There are few small fixes that will improve the look of your home like lighting, so one of the best things you can do for the overall look of your house is change out some of your bulbs. Instead of going for a light that will look dingy or orange, choose a tone that’s not too bright but will still illuminate your rooms and highlight their best features naturally. Much like a coat of paint, the right light can change everything about the way a visitor will view your home.

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Housing Market: Home Builder Confidence Highest in 12 Years

According to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index for March, builder confidence in housing market conditions reached its highest level in 12 years and was six points higher than February’s index reading of 65.

Housing market index readings are based on three components. Builder confidence in current market conditions for new single family homes rose seven points to 78; builder confidence in market conditions for the next six months increased five points to an index reading of 78. Most surprising was the reading for buyer traffic in new housing developments, which eight points to 54 in March. Buyer traffic readings typically don’t exceed the benchmark reading of 50, which indicates neutral builder sentiment. Builder confidence in buyer traffic for March surpassed 50 only twice since the housing bubble era.

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