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Welome to Home Shoppe Hawaii’s Blog on Oahu Real Estate. Besides featuring great Oahu Homes for Sale, Kailua Real Estate and homes in Honolulu, Kaneohe, Hawaii Kai and the North Shore, and Oahu Luxury Homes, Home Shoppe Hawaii’s Blog reflects our passion for Hawaii Architecture and Hawaii Interior Design.

We are fortunate here, on Oahu, to have many beautifully designed and Historically Significant Homes, for sale and otherwise. We hope to show you some of these fine Oahu homes, spotlight Hawaii Architects and Interior Designers, from time-to-time, and keep you abreast of what is happening in Oahu real estate, Kailua Real Estate, Honolulu Real EstateKaneohe Real Estate and Hawaii Kai Real Estate, and North Shore Real Estate, as well as showcasing the Hawaii Lifestyle and some of the fun Activities, Places and Events on Oahu.

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Friday
Mar312017

Kaneohe Real Estate | Charming Waikalua Cottage - Video!

Thursday
Mar302017

Kaneohe Real Estate | Well-Kept Waikalua Cottage, Steps to the Ocean

Home Shoppe Hawaii’s newest listing is this charming 3/2 Oahu beach cottage, just a few houses from Kaneohe Bay! Priced at $750,000 FS, this a is great value and on the affordable side of Windward Oahu real estate! This Kaneohe home for sale is in central Kaneohe, in the Waikalua area, near Kaneohe Beach Park. It is conveniently located, near shopping, schools, and major freeways.

This Kaneohe home is truly special. Not only do you have an ocean view from your dining area, but you have stunning mountain views from the back sunroom, all on a good sized lot of 5,575 sq ft. This home features maple laminate flooring throughout, and new paint inside and out. 

 Lush greenery surrounds the home, but the yard is still a blank canvas, for your special touches.

The living room, dining area and kitchen are spacious and well-laid out. All rooms have newer vinyl windows, which let in lots of natural light and capture the gentle ocean breezes. Many of the windows also have blinds.

The kitchen features solid surface countertops and lots charming original cabinetry, a cooktop, and wall oven.

There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, not counting the huge sunroom.

The hall bath is still in original condition, but is good-sized, with a tiled stall shower, and has fresh paint.

Enclosed lanai/sunroom is off the back two bedrooms, shown below. Each bedroom has a slider to the sunroom.

The second bathroom is spacious and fully tiled. There’s plenty of room to add a bathtub or other amenities, if you wish.

The sunroom and second bathrom were later additions to this 1959 Kaneohe home. I am told that the sunroom was originally built to be a lanai, but was instead enclosed. There are no permits found for the sunroom and large second bathroom. 

The sunroom has a separate entrance and small patio to the back yard. There are many interesting possibiities with this space and layout.

Behind the carport and adjacent to the kitchen area is a large covered laundry and work area. The 1-car carport also has a lockable storage shed.

To schedule a private viewing of this adorable Kaneohe home for sale, please call listor, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn (B) at 808-721-8088 or come to our Open House on Sunday 4/2/17 from 2-5pm.

~ Aloha

Wednesday
Jan112017

Ka Malanai - New Condos in Kailua - Buildings 7 and 8

Today, I visited Ka Malanai with a client who put down a deposit for a new condomimum home in Kailua. Yay! Home Shoppe Hawaii is proud to say we have assisted many buyers with their purchase in this new Kailua condominium development. Ka Malanai is the first new condo building in Kailua in over 20 years. Ka Malanai is also on the VA list (VA financing is approved). The floor plans of these new Kailua condominiums are great and there are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom models from which to choose. The prices for 1 BR at Ka Malanai start in the low 600’s. 3 BR are in the upper 800 and 900’s, which is less than the median price of a single-family home in Kailua.

All Ka Malanai units feature beautiful finishes and upgrades, central air conditioning, and are single-level, with elevators in each building. No other Kailua condominium offers these features. 2 and 3 BR units also offer two deeded parking spaces. Kitchens and bathrooms are spacious and beautiful. The hallways are wide. These new Kailua condos feel more like a single-family home than a condominium. The Kailua location also cannot be beat, just a short distance from Kailua Beach and in the center of Kailua Town. They are over 75% owner-occupied, but also make a great investment.

3 BR - Living Room, Floor Plan B

Buildings 1-6 have completely sold out. There are very occasional resales in these buildings. Building 7 was released in November 2016 and Building 8 was released early this month. They are currently under construction, to be finished in July or August 2017. There is still some time to choose your own finishes. With sales of only a few months, out of these 60 new Ka Malanai units (buildings 7 and 8), only 20 remain. Hurry and act quickly, if you are interested in Ka Malanai, because these are going fast. There are still a few of each floor plan available, as of this writing.

Home Shoppe Hawaii represents BUYERS of Ka Malanai condominiums in Kailua, which is still being sold by DR Horton, the developer. The developer has on-site sales people to help you, but you will not be represented, as a client, if you go there without an agent. If you would like exclusive agent representation for this important transaction, please call Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, Prinicipal Broker, Yvonne Ahearn at 808-721-8088. We can give you more information about which units are available, the prices, and take you on a tour of the property. ~ Aloha

Enjoy Kailua Beach, less than a mile away.

Sunday
Oct302016

Honolulu Real Estate | Vintage Gem with Rental Opportunity in Kaimuki

Honolulu Real Estate - 1009 2d Ave in Kaimuki
$1,298,000 FS
FIRST PUBLIC OPEN: SUNDAY 11/6, 2-5pm


With Honolulu real estate at such high prices, who wouldn’t love to have help paying the mortgage? With this remodeled 5BR/5BA Kaimuki home, you have a great opportunity for either multi-generational living or tenant income.

This Honolulu home for sale can stand as one large single-family residence, or may be used in two or three different areas, as needed, offering flexibility. Current rent for the upstairs 2/2 with wet bar is $2875 (incl. utilities - one electric meter), though this is no guarantee of future rent. The entire downstairs is currently vacant and ready to move-in.

This original, vintage Honolulu home for sale has been renovated top to bottom with new electrical, plumbing, bathrooms, flooring, and roof and in 2014. And at this time, a new addition was completed with more than 1600 additional square feet. Designed in a tasteful manner, the home retains its original Kaimuki charm, but provides ample multi-generational living space. All 5 bedrooms in this home have ceiling fans and split AC units for comfort. There are 5 off-street parking spots.

Click Here for the Complete Floor Plan

The front of the home features a charming front porch, high ceilings and 1934 cottage detail, such a beadboard celings, crown molding, and wainscoting/chair rail detail. The original double-hung windows are still functional too, and add to the charm! Existing wood laminate flooring is over original wood floor, which could be refurbished.

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This vintage Kaimuki home in Honolulu has a full kitchen here, in front, with gas stove and original, vintage stainless steel counter. Some of the original vintage cabinetry is also intact with beautiful glass knobs.

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At the end of the kitchen area is a small storage area that leads to the laundry and lanai.

The vintage portion of this Kaimuki cottage for sale also has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, in addition to the living area and full kitchen, shown above. 

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Bedroom 1 has en-suite bathroom and door to front porch.

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honolulu real estate kaimukiBedroom 1 has its own Bath.

The above bedroom suite may also be accessed from the front porch by a separate entrance.

There is also a second bedroom and second full bathroom off the same hall area.

Bedroom #2

Hall Bath


The NEW Addition! The back portion of the home, including the upstairs, was newly constructed in 2014 and is over 1600 square feet of living space. The downstairs - connected from the kitchen area - features a giant family room with a snack area, and a bedroom and full bathroom. The family room also accesses the large lanai by sliding door.


There is also an interior staircase, in the family room, leading to the top floor which has a 2BR/2BA with wet bar area. This upstairs area also has an outdoor entrance from the front side of the house, is currently tenant-occupied, and is not shown in these photos. It has its own separate laundry area and small zen yard space, also not shown. Finishes on the upstairs unit include carbonized stranded bamboo hardwood floors and granite and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Bedrooms have AC and there is a view deck from the living space.

A back lanai from the family room provides a great space for eating or relaxation. The trex-style decking provides durability and easy care. The entire property is also fenced and has privacy gates between front and back. Shown above is the lanai for the upstairs area.

Lanai off the family room


More lanai and downstairs laundry area below.

This property is located on the border of Kaimuki and Kapahulu and is close to both shopping and dining areas, such as Kapahulu Safeway and Leonard’s Bakery for malasadas! There is also easy access to the freeway and beaches. If you have questions about this great property, please call Listing Broker, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn (PB) at 808-721-8088.

~Aloha 

Staging by Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, Photos by Tron Van Tran, Hawaii Real Estate Photography.