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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
Hawaii Five-O's trucks are easy to spot.  For one thing there are so many of them!  Today at Diamond Head a caravan of big trucks was parked with electrical cables running along the ground, pop-up gazebos and crew members walking around.  At the lookout overlooking Diamond Head cliffs these two c...
07/28/2015
Hawaii's Best Neighborhoods - Kahala comes to mindLocated east of Diamond Head and extending to Waialae Country Club, Kahala is one of the most pleasant neighborhoods on Oahu.  Great weather, wide streets with paved sidewalks and proximity to the beach are some of the reasons.This listing, MLS 20...
06/27/2015
Pua Leahi Apartments is a building at the "top-center" of Pualei Circle.  This is a desireable neighborhood with condos built mostly in the 1960's.  Pua Leahi Apartments were built in 1971 making it a relative youngster on the block!This building's main amenity is the elevator. Pua Leahi Apartmen...
05/27/2015
Recently there have been some issues with buyers in obtaining mortgage loans for Makaha Valley Towers purchases.  Known issues:- A Slip and Fall insurance claim against the Makaha Valley Towers homeowners association (AOAO).  The claim settlement is pending.  In addition, a lawsuit was been filed...
04/08/2015
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