Real Estate in Hawaii

New Hawaii cesspool proposal could hurt home sales, real estate leaders say

The leaders of the Honolulu and Kauai Board of Realtors said that a proposal to eliminate residential cesspools in Hawaii may have good intentions, but it would have unintended consequences.

Both Jack Legal, president-elect of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, and Karen Ono, executive director of the Kauai Board of Realtors, said that while they are not opposed to the Clean Water Act, the Hawaii…

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The IBM building at Ward Center, now the main sales center for Howard Hughes Crop Hawaii and Ward Center #kakaakorealestate #kakaako

The IBM building at Ward Center, now the main sales center for Howard Hughes Crop Hawaii and Ward Center #kakaakorealestate #kakaako

$75M Senior-living high-rise near Hawaii Convention Center creating 460 jobs
Construction for the 17-story Kalakaua Gardens senior-living project at 1723 Kalakaua Ave. officially begins next week.

Construction for the 17-story Kalakaua Gardens senior-living project at 1723 Kalakaua Ave. officially begins next week.

A $75 million, 17-story senior-living facility on Kalakaua Avenue near the Hawaii Convention Center that will officially begin construction next week, is expected to create a total of 460 jobs, including 160 permanent full-time jobs when the project is completed in early 2016.

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Hawaii architect Vernon Inoshita offers his take on Kakaako

Hawaii architect Vernon Inoshita offers his take on Kakaako

Vernon Inoshita, the head of Honolulu-based Design Partners Inc., one of Hawaii’s largest architecture firms, feels that the growing Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako is fairly well planned.

After all, he’s well qualified to know this after living in one of the existing condominium high-rises in the area, and being involved in planned housing projects there, including Alexander & Baldwin’s The…

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Maui home prices soar in September with double-digit increases

Home prices in Maui County soared last month, increasing by double digits compared to September 2013, while sales of single-family homes saw a modest uptick and sales of condominiums fell, according to statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui.

The median price of a single-family home in Maui County in September was $570,000, a 21 percent increase from $470,000 in the same month a year…

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Makaha Hotel and Resort to be demolished, Pacific Links says new hotel possible

Makaha Hotel and Resort to be demolished, Pacific Links says new hotel possible

The Makaha Hotel and Resort in Leeward Oahu will be demolished soon. Owner Pacific Links says it may build a new hotel on the site.

The Makaha Hotel and Resort in Leeward Oahu will be demolished soon. Owner Pacific Links says it may build a new hotel on the site.

The Makaha Hotel and Resort in West Oahu, which has been closed for about three years, will be demolished as soon as possible to make way for future redevelopment of the property that may include the rebuilding of a new hotel, the owner of the 40-year-old resort told…

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Hawaii agency moves ahead with affordable housing project in Kakaako

Hawaii agency moves ahead with affordable housing project in Kakaako

This vacant lot at 630 Cooke St. in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako could be developed into affordable housing.

This vacant lot at 630 Cooke St. in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako could be developed into affordable housing.

The Hawaii Community Development Authority, the state agency overseeing the redevelopment of the growing Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako, has given its executive director unanimous approved to send out a request for proposals to developers wanting to build an affordable housing…

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely buying more Hawaii beachfront property

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely buying more Hawaii beachfront property

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, talks on the phone while arriving for a morning session his wife Priscilla Chan at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, in this July file photo from Bloomberg.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, talks on the phone while arriving for a morning session his wife Priscilla Chan at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, in this July file photo from Bloomberg.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently is buying even more beachfront property on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, adding to his collection of hundreds of acres on…

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Alexander & Baldwin buys land at its planned The Collection condominium in Kakaako
This rendering shows The Collection, A&B Properties' planned 466-unit mixed-use condominium project it plans to build on the former CompUSA site in Honolulu's Kakaako neighborhood.

This rendering shows The Collection, A&B Properties’ planned 466-unit mixed-use condominium project it plans to build on the former CompUSA site in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood.

Alexander & Baldwin Inc.’s subsidiary has acquired the three acre former CompUSA lot in Kakaako from Kamehameha Schools that it will use to develop its 466-unit mixed-use The Collection condominium project.…

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$140M West Oahu apartment rental complex starting construction soon
Forest City Hawaii's Kapolei Lofts project should start construction soon.

Forest City Hawaii’s Kapolei Lofts project should start construction soon.

Forest City Hawaii’s planned 499-unit Kapolei Lofts mixed-use apartment rental complex in West Oahu is expected to start construction soon, a contractor for the $140 million project told PBN.

Peter Kwan, vice president of Operations for Kapolei-based Delta Construction Corp., said that it should be starting soon on site…

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