Hawaii Real Estate News
Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and a popular tourist destination. It’s also a great place to live. With a population of almost 400,000, Honolulu itself is fairly large. When it’s combined with the consolidated area surrounding it, that population reaches almost one million people. Naturally, with a state that legalized same-sex marriage in 2013 and has offered same-sex benefits since 1997, it’s no surprise that many LGBT people live in Hawaii. Many pread more..
Wailea, Hawaii, is a small census-designated place (not a city or town) located on the island of Maui. It has a population of around 6,000 people and is home to the 1,500 acre Wailea Resort. While tourists may flock to the area, the residents of Wailea don’t feel overtaken. The area is ranked highly as one of the best residential private communities in the U.S., and many of the housing editions and condo complexes feature gated entries and extra security. The Mauiread more..
Kailua is a census-designated place in Honolulu County that lies on the windward coast at Kailua Bay. It is located twelve miles northeast of Honolulu (less than a thirty minute drive) and is a beautiful, mainly residential area. It got its name because two separate ocean currents run through Kailua Bay and it is known for its spectacular sunsets. It used to be a sleepy fishing village but now it is a booming cultural center that is home to the Kona Coffee Festival, the Ironmanread more..
The Ewa Plain and Waikiki led the way with the most single-family home and condominium sales on Oahu in September, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors. But both submarkets saw decreases in sales when compared to the same month last year. For instance, there were 41 single-family homes sold in the Ewa Plain, which includes Ewa Beach and Kapolei, last month, a drop of 15 percent from September 2011. Meantime, 63 condos were sold in Waikiki last month, a decrease of 5 percent from the samread more..
Although Honolulu does not have the large gay communities of San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York City, it is a gay friendly city according to gay realtor Honolulu. Up until the turn of this century, the Kuhio District was known for its lively street scene and gay-owned businesses. In the last ten years or so, the gay neighborhoods have shifted. According to gay realtor Honolulu, Honolulu’s top gay neighborhoods include the Diamond Head area of Waikiki. Other gay-friendly neighborhoods iread more..
Whether you rent or own, gay realtor Honolulu warns that all homes are susceptible to damages. You need to protect your personal belongings and your being with the homeowner’s tenant’s insurance package that you can most afford. Home owners and property investors must by insurance or they are unable to buy a home. Gay realtor Honolulu also advises that renters get insurance as well. This is because it is unlikely that your landlord covers your losses if there is a hurricane orread more..