Fee Simple vs. Leasehold: Real Estate Ownership In Hawaii

If you’re shopping around for a home in Hawaii, there are two real estate terms you’ll constantly encounter that you might never have heard of before: fee simple and leasehold. Fee Simple Fee simple (also known as freehold) ownership is a concept most people are already familiar with, because in most U.S. states it’s the … Read more Fee Simple vs. Leasehold: Real Estate Ownership In Hawaii

Oahu’s New Residential And Commercial Developments

I just discovered this free special feature in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser called “Growing Hawaii,” which should interest those of you who are planning to move to Oahu or who already live there. It’s a roundup of all the newest housing developments, retail centers, and hotels that are currently being planned or built around the island. … Read more Oahu’s New Residential And Commercial Developments

Affordable Housing On Waianae Coast

Affordable Housing On Waianae Coast

The Waianae Coast on leeward Oahu has a bad reputation, and it isn’t entirely undeserved. Waianae High School has the highest student dropout rate in the state. Drive through certain neighborhoods and you’ll see unkempt properties, shuttered businesses, and a proliferation of convenience and liquor stores. News reports of drunken brawls and “tent cities” on … Read more Affordable Housing On Waianae Coast

New Home Developments In Hawaii: Big Island, Maui & Kauai

New Home Developments In Hawaii. Big Island, Maui & Kauai

If you’re looking for a new-construction condo, townhouse, or single family home on the Big Island, Maui, or Kauai, you’ll find them in all sorts of price ranges — from “affordable” to “the sky is the limit.” Looking for new home construction on Oahu? Read my previous article, New Home Developments In Hawaii: Oahu. Unfortunately, … Read more New Home Developments In Hawaii: Big Island, Maui & Kauai