Custom List

14 Oct

In addition to the Daily UPdate broadcast email, I can also generate a one time Custom List of properties specific to your own personal set of parameters (criteria). The Daily UPdate just goes back 24 hours to catalog the most … Read More »

The Origin of the Shaka

9 Feb

This is the traditional “Hang Loose” sign you flash on appropriate occasions; generally with a flip of the wrist or shaking back & forth motion. I can mean “right on brah!”, “no worries”, “that’s cool”, “be cool”, “relax, brah” and … Read More »


19 Nov

Many people, including real estate agents, get the terms HOA and AOAO mixed up.  In fact, most aren’t even familiar with the term AOAO. HOA stands for Home Owner’s Association. In real estate this is strictly used for single family … Read More »

Do Condominiums Need to be Surveyed?

29 Sep

Recently I received this question: “Do Residential condominiums require a survey like gated community homes?”  The question actually requires answers on a couple of levels.  First of all, I have to assume the question is referring to the time when … Read More »

Condominium Reserves in Hawaii

27 Oct

The State of Hawaii requires condo projects to have a certain percentage of the fees they take in held as reserves.  This is basically a bank account that the Association Of Apartment Owners (AOAO) can use to pay for unexpected … Read More »

Zoning, Tax Key Zones and Lava Hazard Zones

4 Aug

There has been some confusion expressed over the difference between the various items labeled as “zones”. On the MLS Data Sheet, under “Zoning”, this is the County of Hawaii Land use zone.  It looks like this: RS-7.5.  The letters stand … Read More »