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Makaha Beach CabanasIf you imagine about living in a condo on a sandy beach, take a look at Makaha Beach Cabanas.  Spending time on a sandy beach like this is wonderful and relaxing for most people - more so when you live next to it.  The images are like those you might see in a movie!Makaha Beac...
08/20/2023
Condo associations budget their expenses annually. Generally, condo and townhome owners can expect an increase in maintenance fees each year. Such is the case for Makaha Valley Towers.For 2023, Makaha Valley Towers maintenance fees are increasing by 8.7%.  One  reason for the larger than normal i...
10/29/2022
The City and County of Honolulu offers a special tax credit to homeowner occupants on Oahu. The credit is available to homeowners in certain situations.Eligibility Criteria: Real Property Tax home exemption must be in effect when the credit is applied for. If your property doesn't already have th...
09/07/2022
Makaha Valley Towers are a large condo with approximately 592 individual residences. The property is also known for being affordable, compared to other parts of Oahu.Buyers have been scooping up the available listings lately! Often times there are 10-20 condos for sale at Makaha Valley Towers. As...
08/23/2022
While zooming in using Google Maps I saw something out of the ordinary, take a look.  The neighborhood, Moanalua Gardens, is near the Honolulu Airport.The airplane seems abnormally close to the ground, however it's hard to say for sure. Years ago I was a private pilot and routinely flew in and ou...
05/26/2022
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed Bill 41 into law on April 26, 2022 and it will take effect on October 23, 2022. The bill takes effect six months from now presumably to provide time to short term rental owners to make adjustments to their rental activities.Earlier this year (January 11, to b...
05/03/2022
Does Your Property have an Exemption?Are you an owner occupant on Oahu with a property tax exemption?  If you're not sure, here's how to check: If you have your real property tax assessment, it will include your home exemption amount.  If you don't have the exemption, the amount will be $0 (zero)...
09/27/2021
The City and County of Honolulu offers a special tax credit to homeowner occupants on Oahu. The credit is available to homeowners in certain situations.Eligibility Criteria: Real Property Tax home exemption must be in effect when the credit is applied for. If your property doesn't already have th...
07/12/2020
City and County of Honolulu illegal vacation rentals law effective August 1, 2019Bill 89 was adopted by the City Council on June 17 and signed into law as Ordinance 19-18 by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on June 25, 2019.The new ordinance: Allows a limited number of new Bed and Breakfast Homes (B&B) in non...
08/01/2019
Iconic Diamond Head is a wonderful place to live.  In terms of affordability, Pualei Circle is an excellent choice for Diamond Head properties. Here's a comparative market report for active listings, in escrow and recently sold (mid-June to mid-August, 2018).The lowest priced active listing is at...
08/13/2018
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