26. July 2017 · Comments Off on 91-1032 Kaianae Street, Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Bright, beautiful four bedroom, three bath home on quiet street in Ocean Pointe. One bedroom and full bath on main level is perfect for guests or in-laws. Spacious master bedroom, walk-in closet, tub, and separate shower in master bath. Well maintained with wood laminate downstairs, new carpet upstairs, central AC, and high ceilings. Granite counters, stainless appliances, water filtration system in a large open kitchen that flows into dining area and family room. Landscaped yard, two car garage, and 18 photovoltaic panels that are all paid for.

91-1032 Kaianae Street Ewa Beach Hawaii 96706
Neighborhood: Ocean Pointe
4 bedrooms, 3 baths

To learn more about this property, contact:

Mavis Nellas
HI License RS-61485
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
19. July 2017 · Comments Off on Record Breaking Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, International Real Estate, News & Events, Oahu Luxury Real Estate

Foreign investment in U.S. real estate has surged to a new high, with property expenditures skyrocketing 49 percent over the past year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate.

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Nationally, China buyers continued to hold the highest sales dollar volume for the fourth straight year. However, Canadian buyers’ investments in U.S. properties saw a significant uptick. Transactions from Canadians totaled $19 billion, which is a new high for Canadian buyers in the U.S.

Looking at the luxury real estate market here on Oahu, Japan continues to dominate the foreign investment field, accounting for 81% of foreign investment in the $1 Million to $2 Million price range and 65% percent of the $2 million plus purchases through 5/30/17.

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National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says he believes the expanding U.S. and global economies will keep foreign demand high for American properties. The main challenges, however, will remain the shortage of homes for sale in the U.S. and economic and political headwinds that could curb sales activity to foreign buyers in the U.S.

With nine (9) offices in Japan and a full time Japanese sales force dedicated to Hawaii sales, List Sotheby’s International Realty is uniquely positioned to provide extensive reach into the Japanese market. Newer offices in Singapore, The Phillipines and Hong Kong later this year continue to expand our reach in the Asia Pacific.

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14. July 2017 · Comments Off on 1388 Ala Moana Blvd #1603, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Enjoy the beautiful ocean, park and city view from your lanai. This spacious one bedroom residence is stylishly furnished with upscale, brand new furniture and ready for you to move in. The unit comes with a Sub-Zero wine cooler, Wolf and Asko appliances, and a storage locker. Park Lane offers ultra-luxurious resort-style living unlike any other with five-star amenities, tropical landscaping, lush island flora, open-air ocean view lobby, a wine cellar, exceptional residential services, and private elevator. It’s coveted location fronting Ala Moana Beach Park and connecting to Ala Moana Center gives you quick access to all that Hawaii has to offer.

1388 Ala Moana Blvd #1603 Honolulu Hawaii 96814
Neighborhood: Ala Moana
1 bedroom, 1 bath

To learn more about this property, contact:

Hiromi Farmer
HI License RS-64612
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
13. July 2017 · Comments Off on The Sotheby’s International Realty® Interactive Experience · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, News & Events, Technology & Real Estate

Brand Content and Communications Specialist Erik Weinbrecht recently reviewed the Sotheby’s International Realty® interactive marketing experience, with a review of our strategic digital marketing tools.

 

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The landscape of how we interact with the world around us is in constant flux; every day, the connections we make with people, the tools we rely on, and even our homes find us utilizing more technology. Our digital touchpoints, the mobile devices, computers, and smart tech that surrounds us, helps us to navigate the world within our lifestyles. Whether it’s setting an important reminder, listening to music, or searching for your next home, it’s impossible to ignore the internet of things.

Read the full blog post HERE.

12. July 2017 · Comments Off on 46-058 Ipuka Street, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

What a lifestyle! Relax on your first or second-floor deck while enjoying the beautiful Kaneohe Bay view and the swaying palm trees. This home has a freshly painted exterior, wonderful, spacious floor plan, two large decks looking towards the ocean, a French door entrance, open kitchen, living room, and private dining area – all with ocean views. If you love to entertain, this is the perfect home. French doors open to the second-floor deck from the Master suite and there is a separate guest room and bath on the first floor for guests. Beautiful wood, marble, and tile floors complete this home’s elegance and charm.

46-058 Ipuka Street Kaneohe Hawaii 96744
Neighborhood: Alii Bluffs
4 bedrooms, 3 baths

To learn more about this property, contact:

Hai Cha Lambert
HI License RB-13951
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
12. July 2017 · Comments Off on 2491 Halekoa Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

A unique and wonderful opportunity! A rare combination of a coveted rim lot with a large level backyard that boasts privacy and grand views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Located on the loop of Halekoa Drive in a quiet location, the home is nestled on the Waialae Nui hillside backing up to preservation land and banked by a row of mature bamboo and eureka palms for a tranquil and serene country feel, while perfectly perched overlooking Diamond Head, the city, and the ocean. Elegant touches of marble and glass, high-end finishes, and clean Architectural lines compliment the lot position, creating a gem of an opportunity. Situated at 1,000 feet in elevation, the home is masterfully designed to take advantage of the cool breezes off the mountain side and is equipped with a fireplace for those cool winter evenings. A large great room and family room is complimented by a 560 square foot lanai with a built in jacuzzi, perfect for entertaining while mesmerizing your guests with the views. Your arrival to 2491 Halekoa Drive is accentuated by the fantastic curb appeal of the property. A colorful iron fence sits atop a low lava rock wall that gives privacy, yet allows the blossoming orchid trees, anthuriums, and New Zealand impatiens to present themselves in full view while being complimented by the earth tones of the meandering flagstone walkway and driveway. Several neighbors and guests have commented that the home should be in “House Beautiful” or “Sunset Magazine”. The grand entryway leads down to the split-level entertaining area where vaulted wood beam ceilings and dormer windows add to the unique architecture and bring in additional light and enhance the views while accentuating the design. The large living and dining room perfectly frames in the magnificent view that captivates you. The downstairs family room with fireplace is a perfect place to have guests over to entertain as you can carry the party out to the large lanai, jacuzzi, barbecue area, and down to the yard. The third bedroom with full en-suite bathroom is tucked away off of the family room, perfect for your visiting guests or for that child that wants privacy.

2491 Halekoa Drive Honolulu Hawaii 96821
Neighborhood: Waialae Nui Ridge
3 bedrooms, 3 baths

To learn more about this property, contact:

Scott K Startsman
HI License RS-62384
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
11. July 2017 · Comments Off on Oahu Real Estate Update · Categories: Art & Lifestyle, Hawaii Real Estate, International Real Estate, Luxury Living, News & Events

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08. July 2017 · Comments Off on 84-931 Farrington Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

White, sandy, beach-front lot in Makaha with 15,000+ SF. This special location is unique for Makaha. Walk for miles on the sandy beach, swim in calm water, watch spectacular sunsets, and sleep to sounds of waves washing ashore – a slice of heaven! Best beachfront value!

84-931 Farrington Hwy Honolulu Hawaii 96792
-1 bedroom, -1 bath

To learn more about this property, contact:

Esther H Park
HI License RB-21002
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
06. July 2017 · Comments Off on Oahu Luxury Real Estate: What To Know Before You Buy · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, Oahu Luxury Real Estate · Tags:

Buying/Selling Oahu Luxury Real Estate

Oahu luxury real estate doesn’t only offer a lifestyle to owners, it also serves as a major investment opportunity for buyers. As a supply and demand market, the Oahu luxury real estate vertical often offers a limited number of available homes at any given time, making them a highly sought after. When beginning to research the Oahu real estate market, it’s important to arm yourself with a few critical facts to ensure you get the best property to suit your specific needs from both a lifestyle and investment perspective.

Three key factors to consider in the process include:

#1 – Finding An Experienced Real Estate Agent: The brings with it its own unique set of distinctions and processes. For example, many sellers have privacy concerns and limit access to their homes. It’s critical to partner with a qualified real estate agency that specializes in the luxury marketplace. An experienced agent will have inside information on listings that meet your requirements, oftentimes before the homes actually hit the market. Additionally, your professional partner will know how to determine the true market value of any properties you bid on. It’s often challenging to valuate Oahu luxury real estate because it may be difficult to pinpoint “similar” properties. However, a realtor who specializes in high-end homes will have the insight needed to estimate overall property value quickly.

#2 – Securing Financing: If financing an Oahu luxury home is part of your acquisition plan, we can guide you to local sources of sophisticated financing options, loans of any size, private banking options and sounds advice for primary, secondary and investment properties. Begin the financing process as soon as possible so you are ready to move forward quickly when you find the right property.

#3 – Specialized Inspection: Oftentimes, Oahu luxury real estate touts upscale features and amenities. Custom Pools and spas, lawn irrigation, fountains and even ponds are just some of the many creature comforts you may enjoy with your new property. It’s important to remember that these  perks of island living may require specialized assessments that go beyond the services standard home inspectors offer. Work with your realtor to determine if you’ll need to find a specialist to appraise different accommodations in your new home.

For more information about buying and/or selling a luxury home in Oahu, contact List Sotheby’s International Realty today and discuss your needs with one of our associates.

 

06. July 2017 · Comments Off on 3027 Pualei Cir #107, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Uniquely and beautifully designed ground floor, two bedroom unit with 720 SF of wrap-around peaceful, private lanai/garden located at the foot of Diamond Head! Live and enjoy easy, laid-back Hawaiian lifestyle in this tropical indoor and outdoor setting, that feels more like a home than a condo, with cool breezes and a beautiful Diamond Head view! Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, marble flooring, and Cherrywood cabinets. Other special features include Cherrywood closet system, elegant French door entry, Jacuzzi bathtub, full size washer and dryer, split A/C, and much more. Assigned parking stall is right in front of the unit. Minutes to community pool and BBQ, Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head, and Waikiki Beach. You need to see this unit to appreciate this special place!

3027 Pualei Cir #107 Honolulu Hawaii 96815
Neighborhood: Diamond Head
2 bedrooms, 1 bath

To learn more about this property, contact:

Seiko Ono
HI License RB-21440
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816