Kaimuki (Honolulu, HI)
By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
It's taken two years to repave Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki.  Mayor Caldwell explained on tv that crews found "soft spots" in the road where trash was buried, which took additional work to excavate, fill and repave.  Now the paving is done and this bumpy avenue is smooth.  Temporary lane lines are in place and we await the permanent lines. A good portion of the road apparently will have dedicated lanes as shown above.  There are some sections where the road is narrower and "sharrows" (indicating that cars need to share with bicyclists) will be painted there.  Not perfect but still a big improvement over the old, bumpy Waialae Avenue. Bicycles just make sense for Honolulu.  Traffic isn't getting any better and nearly all of us could use more exercise.  We have bike lanes here and there, mos...
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By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
Kaimuki is one of those Honolulu neighborhoods that so many people wish to be a part of.  It's right in town, adjacent to and less expensive than Kahala.   Buyers are always looking for good deals and I check the listings of various neighborhoods everyday.  Today I noticed that everything for sale in Kaimuki is in escrow - there are NO Active listings! Here's a comparative market analysis run today. What happens when there are no homes for sale in a popular neighborhood?  Prices go up. Kaimuki homeowners, if you are thinking about selling, now is a good time!  Want to talk about it?  Call me at (808) 548-1220. Aloha, Mike Michael Bates (RA) Shirokiya Residential Estates 1585 Kapiolani Blvd #1533 Honolulu, HI 96814
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By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
Have you seen these cones on Waialae Avenue lately?  This week the City and County of Honolulu is conducting a study to see how a bike lane would affect traffic. A long section of Waialae Avenue in the town-bound direction has three lanes.  Within this area, a lane is blocked off, leaving two lanes for drivers. Some people are grumbling about the traffic disruption.  I believe we should look at the bigger picture and see how bike lanes will benefit Kaimuki and the surrounding neighborhoods. In Palolo Valley there are a lot of people who are (choose one or more): Being green Getting exercise Saving money  - by riding their bikes regularly.   Here's a photo of a rider heading down Palolo Avenue.  There's less motor vehicle traffic here and bicyclists can get into and out of the valley wi...
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By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
With Hawaii's school budget cuts these days, students, teachers and parents are doing what they can to save their schools' programs.  On September 5, 2009 the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center held a benefit concert.  Various musicians and comedians volunteered their time to help out.  We were lucky enough to hear about the concert and spent the evening enjoying the food and entertainment. The concert started at 3 p.m. in the afternoon.  We showed up for a late dinner, around 7 p.m.  In the Kaimuki High School cafeteria, we enjoyed a salad, spaghetti with garlic bread and dessert.  Next, on the the Performing Arts Center to watch the show. We arrived just in time to see Mel Cabang, a well known Hawaii comedian.  It's been about 20 years since I last saw him performing live at a...
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