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Leeward Options – Makaha

Located in Makaha Valley at the foot of the Waianae Mountains is the Leeward Coast’s newest residential subdivision, the Cottages at Mauna Olu. The 26-acre development is a singlefamily condominium community located within the 170-acre gated community of Maunaolu Estates. Unlike Maunaolu Estates, which was initially marketed as country-zoned vacant lots in the 1980s, the […]

Moving to A Senior Living Community? What to DO with Your Home.

When moving to a senior living community, many people contemplate what to do with their home. Should you rent or sell? There are several factors to consider when you are making this decision. RENT: Shari S. Motooka- Higa, is an instructor for the National Association of REALTORS® Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation credit courses. According […]

Condo buyers urged to look behind-the-scenes

BY LISA SCONTRAS With no maintenance worries or lawns to mow, condo living offers an unfettered lifestyle that is tough to pass up. And when you add upscale amenities and other cool perks, like a clubhouse or concierge service, what’s not to like? But while you’re falling in love with that super-convenient exercise room, or […]

A slow start, but a strong finish

Overall, sales volume in the luxury estate segment — properties selling for $1.5 million or more — on Oahu dropped 6 percent in 2019. According to Patti Nakagawa, Global Luxury® director for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, single-family home sales in 2019 decreased 5 percent — from 381 sales in 2018 to 362 sales last year. […]

A Fresh Start with APFCU’s Home Equity Line of Credit

It’s the financing solution you’ve been looking for Happy New Year! It’s a great time to take stock of what you accomplished in 2019 and set goals for 2020. Renovations? Landscaping? Photovoltaic panels? That long-wished-for exotic getaway? Or maybe you need to consolidate the debts of the holiday season. Look to Aloha Pacific FCU’s popular […]

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