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Wilhelmina Rise is situated on the hillside above Kaimuki.  The view is the greatest attraction of this house we sold recently.  Straight ahead is Hawaii's most recognizeable landmark, Diamond Head. With a view like this, a sloped lot is part of the deal.  The ocean view side of the home is about...
07/04/2016
 One of my favorite lunch stops in Kaimuki, Leahi Health is located near the corner of 9th Avenue and Waialae Avenue.  It's next to the Kaimuki Jade condo.   The building is being prepped for a paint job.  As I waited for my food order I also heard the sound of jackhammers and noticed the workers...
06/23/2016
In the past couple of months I've had several incidences where people were sending super-sized purchase contracts, condo documents and sellers disclosures.  Sometimes I was expecting documents, other times people were sending purchase contracts and then following up with phone calls.When an e-mai...
05/06/2016
I've been enjoying my Samsung color printer for a year and a half now and wrote about it in an earlier blog about color laser printing here.  Affordable color, it's great!  Laser printers are the way to go, toner is less costly than ink and the pages don't smudge if they get wet.  Toner cartridge...
03/05/2016
Regency Park condo is located at 3138 Waialae Avenue, adjacent to the Saint Louis School and Chaminade University campuses. Always in demand, it's a great place to live for those of us working in town and for students.  Spread over seven acres in low-rise buildings (with elevators!) Regency Park ...
03/03/2016
What's new with Hawaii vacation rentals?  More specifically, what's up with Hawaii's vacation rental laws and enforcement?Act 326This act expired at the end of 2015.  Act 326 was interesting and threatening to some homeowners associations because the associations (condominium and homeowners assoc...
02/15/2016
Have you ever seen a cat on a surfboard?  A few weeks ago I saw Nanakuli and it was hard to believe.Checkout this link to Honolulu TV station KITV's news report.  The guy being interviewed towards the end of the video is yours truly!Was the cat enjoying himself?  I can't say for sure, but he stay...
02/05/2016
FIRPTA - what is it?  It's a Federal withholding for foreign persons - that is, persons who are not U.S. Citizens.  Here's what it stands for:F - ForeignI - Investment inR - RealP - PropertyA - ActThe FIRPTA law was enacted in 1980.  In a nutshell, foreign persons selling real property in the U.S...
01/08/2016
With the islands' economy doing well and real estate values increasing steadily, the City and County of Honolulu is thinking of ways to bring in more taxes.  And we can use the money - public facilities are run down, we have a significant homeless population, roads and water pipes need repair and...
12/27/2015
We have three computers in the house.  My main workhorse is a desktop model running Windows 7 Home.  My laptop, a newer model runs Windows 8.1.  And my wife's laptop has Windows 7 Home.When Microsoft offered the Windows 10 upgrade for free it seemed like the ultimate deal!  In the summer of 2015,...
12/17/2015
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