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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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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.

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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.


Honolulu Real Estate | Vintage Gem with Rental Opportunity in Kaimuki

Honolulu Real Estate - 1009 2d Ave in Kaimuki
$1,298,000 FS

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.

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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

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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.


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


Honolulu Real Estate | Kapahulu Multi-Family Home, New Construction!

Honolulu Real Estate in Kapahulu - 3148 Hayden Street, Honolulu 96815
Listed at $1,850,000 FS

It’s difficult to find tastefully built, new construction Honolulu Real Estate in popular beachside areas such as Kapahulu. This Honolulu home for sale is quite unique, as it affords a great Oahu location in Kapahulu, Honolulu, near both Kapahulu and Monsarrat shopping/dining/business districts, as well as a just a short distance to Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell, Diamond Head State Park, the Zoo, the Aquarium, and Waikiki Beach.

It is also large enough to accomodate extended family or possibly tenants, for rental income. This home has a very flexible configuration.

This Kapahulu Oahu home has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, along with a family room and rumpus room with a wet bar. When all areas of this home have been rented, with long term rentals, income has approached $10,000 a month. This lovely Honolulu home can be configured to work with many living situations, and could even work as a care home. Check out the floor plan below.

 This Kapahulu home was built new, from the ground-up, in 2014, and has great features such as a 20-panel owned PV system, gas appliances, cement-fiber siding, and a low maintenance yard. The design of the house is non-obtrusive and fits with the older cottage style homes in the area. 

There is high quality, durable wood laminate flooring throughout. Upstairs portions of the home have city light and Diamond Head views. And did I mention, this is a fantastic location?

All living areas have ceiling fans and there is split air in the front portion of the home. Kitchen and bath counters are all quartz and these areas feature wood cabinetry and stainless steel finish/gas appliances. The area shown in these photos is the upstairs Rumpus Room.

All windows have plantation style blinds. This Kapahulu home also features recessed lighting and wide hallways. Bathrooms are spacious and use beautiful finishes, such as quartz counters and marble tile tub surrounds.

This is truly a home which must be seen to fully appreciate the value. All areas except the Rumpus Room areas, shown in these photos, are currently tenant occupied, so require 48 hours notice to show.

Please call Listing Broker, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn (PB), at 808-721-8088, with questions or for a private showing. 

~ Aloha

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


Ewa Beach Real Estate | Affordable Cottage in Ewa Villages


91-1668 Elemakule Place Ewa Beach  - FIRST OPEN Sunday October 16, 2016 2-5pm
2 BR - 2 BA - 919 sq ft, 3,569 sq ft lot. 

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This adorable and affordable Ewa Beach cottage is not to be missed! Located in historic Ewa Villages, this is a newer construction home (built in 1996) but follows the same charming design standards. This Ewa Beach home has a fenced yard with many flowering plants.

 This home is in a small cul-de-sac and is very near several large parks. Shopping, schools, and many golf courses are also nearby. Ewa Beach Park is a 5 mile drive.  Koolina beaches and resorts are 8 miles away. 

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Kailua Real Estate | Golf Course Frontage Enchanted Lake Gem




Kailua Real Estate | Golf Course Home in Kailua

SOLD - Kailua Real Estate! $1,413,000 FS - SEE VIDEO HERE

463 Iana Street, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii - Enchanted Lake Neighborhood

Some Kailua real estate locations are extra special, such as Iana Street in Kailua. In this Kailua area, most homes are on large, 10,000+ sq ft lots that front either the Mid Pacific Golf Course or the Kaelepulu Stream. Enchanted Lake’s Iana Street is a peaceful neighborhood, on a “no outlet” street, with sidewalks. It’s the type of place where people walk their dogs, jog down the block, and kids play in the streets. It seems that everyone here knows their neighbors.

This Kailua home for sale on Iana Street, has golf course frontage, and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a 2,221 square feet interior.

The multiple living areas in this Kailua golf course home for sale are spacious and feature beautiful engineered wood floors and vaulted ceilings. 

The living areas, along with the master bedroom, feature fantastic Mid Pacific Golf Course views approaching the 7th Green.  The entire back of the house has large casement windows which open wide to allow the tradewinds to cool this Kailua home.  The living spaces also have storage cabinetry and several built-in bookshelves.

This charming Kailua home features a newly remodeled kitchen, with a brand new gas stove, quartz countertops, solid wood cabinetry and glass tile backsplash. There is lots of counter space, for convenient meal prep, and great storage. A separate laundry room is attached to the kitchen.

This Kailua home also has a dining room and a multi-purpose room, which leads to the expansive backyard.

Unusual for Kailua real estate, this home has a spacious master bedroom suite. This area features a separate dressing area, with two mirrored closets, and a remodeled bathroom with a large, pebble-tiled walk-in shower.

This Kailua home has two more bedrooms that face the front of the house and there is also a small office/bedroom off of the kitchen. (See slideshow below for photos.)

This Kailua golf course home features many upgrades, such as: new windows, split AC units in two bedrooms, newer engineered wood flooring, new lighting, new paint, landscaping, a new rock wall and vinyl fencing, new concrete drive and garage door, a tankless gas water heater, and a quartzite lanai. There is also outdoor storage space for surfboards and kayaks.

This Kailua real estate in the much sought-after Enchanted Lake School District is a great value, as it offers both a large living space and a huge yard, perfect for many recreational purposes. This golf course frontage home on Iana Street is sure to sell quickly in this highly-coveted area of Kailua. Come see it soon! 



Photos and Video by Andy Landgraf. Staging by Home Shoppe Hawaii.

This home is listed by Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, Principal Broker, Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. RB-20262. Please call 808-721-8088 or email Yvonne@HomeShoppeHawaii.com for more information or private showings.

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