Island Living

Oct. 20, 2020

Kapolei: The Next Honolulu

Imagine living in Hawaii in the 1970’s, housing prices are at an all time high: $100,000. In the 1970’s, you would have had a chance to own real estate in Honolulu, the prices are only going to go up! One day in the future it may even be worth ...

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Oct. 8, 2020

Best Sunrise Hikes To Do On Oahu

You are PCSing to Oahu, or maybe you just got here! CONGRATULATIONS! There is a lot to explore. After all the stress that comes with a PCS to Hawaii, it will all be worth it when you can spend your weekends exploring the island and having fun! In fact, we ...

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Oct. 6, 2020

The Best Middle Schools in Oahu | 2020 Edition

In looking for a new neighbourhood to settle down in, education remains an important factor. Parents want to ensure that they enroll their children in schools that provide quality education and cultivate a safe and nurturing environment for their students. In Oahu, you can guarantee just that.

Throughout the island ...

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Posted in Island Living
June 5, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Oahu | 2020 Edition

The Best Elementary Schools in Oahu, HI

When moving to a new city or area, education options can play a significant role for parents to school aged children. Ensuring your child receives excellent education and is in a safe and caring school is generally on the top of the most have list.

Oahu, Hawaii is full of ...

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Posted in Island Living
April 5, 2019

Tiger Woods to Help Design Makaha Golf Course

 

Pacific Links International has enlisted the help of Tiger Woods and his company TGR Design to design one of two gold courses at the Makaha Valley Resort on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. Woods and TGR Design will be the lead architects for the Makaha North Course, while Gil ...

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April 5, 2019

Your Preapproval Does NOT Equal Your Budget

 

Pre-approvals are the best tool to understand your buying power. However in most cases, your pre-approval limit will not reflect how much of a mortgage you can actually afford when you consider your overall budget. If you max out your home buying budget you could end up house poor ...

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April 5, 2019

What is the Kama'aina Discount?

 

Pretty much anywhere you get stationed on the Mainland, you will not get any perks for becoming a resident of that area. On Oahu, because of the huge amount of tourists and visitors we get to the island, residents often receive discounts at stores, restaurants, and especially on recreational ...

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April 1, 2019

Don't Let FEAR Keep You from Home Ownership!

March 29, 2019

Hawai'i's Sunscreen Ban: Everything You Need to Know

 

In July 2018, Hawai'i lawmakers passed a bill that will prohibit the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals have been found to contribute to the destruction of coral reefs and other ocean life. And if you know anything about Hawai'i ocean ...

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March 29, 2019

How to Buy a Condo Using Your VA Loan Benefit

 

On the island of Oahu, condominiums come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. On Oahu, the median condo price in February was $415,000, as opposed to a median price of $789,000 for a single-family home. Just because a home is a condo, does not mean ...

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