Exchanging isn’t just for bad gifts

Exchanging isn’t just for bad gifts

We were 12 when we started exchanging gifts from distant relatives, you know, childish dolls sent for birthdays when we were clearly in dire need of Esprit bags, scrunchies and hoop earrings. And we [...]

Home offices are hot right now…

Home offices are hot right now…

One thing that we have learned by staying at home all spring is that our children will lie, cheat and hide to avoid cleaning up after themselves. And that we need a dedicated work space at home. We [...]

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

What the Seller’s Real Property Disclosures Are Really All About When buying your home, the disclosures are a key piece of information – a history of the home, all in one handy document that will [...]

It’s Hurricane Season!

It’s Hurricane Season!

Hurricane Season Predicted to be Slow to Normal – How to Get Your Home Ready The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says that this hurricane season, which typically runs June through November, [...]

Moving to Hawaii Neighborhood Focus: Wilhelmina Rise & Maunalani Heights

Moving to Hawaii Neighborhood Focus: Wilhelmina Rise & Maunalani Heights

Up above Kaimuki, Wilhelmina Rise and Maunalani Heights, a.k.a. Wilhelmina 90210, is popular for many reasons – it’s a 10-minute drive to the beach, Diamond Head, Waikiki, and town, is [...]

Moving to Hawaii #2: Oahu Neighborhoods

Moving to Hawaii #2: Oahu Neighborhoods

Oahu is known as the gathering place of the Hawaiian Islands. Home to over a million residents, Oahu is the location of the capitol and metropolitan center of the State. We’re not going to: [...]

Moving to Hawaii #1: An Overview

Moving to Hawaii #1: An Overview

Relocating can be as stressful as it is exciting. Whether you’re starting over or moving home, finding your new home is a big and sometimes scary challenge. While we are so “lucky we live Hawaii,”  [...]

Forebearance is not forgiveness

Forebearance is not forgiveness

As a result of COVID 19 closures and layoffs, mortgages may be hard or impossible for many to pay. The CARES Act calls for forbearance, a new word to many of us. Things to know before considering [...]

HNL Neighborhoods – Wailupe

HNL Neighborhoods – Wailupe

Wailupe is a small, quiet East Oahu neighborhood just a few miles from Kahala and a short drive to downtown Honolulu. It was once a 41-acre fishpond called Loko Nui o Wailupe with a 2,500 foot [...]

Homistic Wellness?

Homistic Wellness?

Wellness became a word in 2019. Just kidding, it’s been around since 1650, apparently, it just took off in 2019. The trend has expanded well beyond green smoothies and barre class to whole [...]

You get a trophy… and you get a trophy

You get a trophy… and you get a trophy

Berkshire Hathaway’s Luxury Report is out, and here’s the scoop: There are more $10,000,000+ “trophy properties” for sale than ever. Los Angeles has the most – [...]

March Musings

March Musings

Want to live at the lighthouse? Too bad. See who gets to live there in this month’s newsletter. Click here to sign up for our monthly email – you only get one, but it’s full of [...]

For First Time Home Buyers’ Eyes Only

For First Time Home Buyers’ Eyes Only

Had enough of the landlord, the stock market, the high rents in Honolulu? This event is for you. Yes, the cost of homes in Hawaii is high. However, there are programs for first-time buyers that can [...]

Don’t Call Me a Millenial

Don’t Call Me a Millenial

Dear friends who hate being called millenials, shall we call you friends in your mid-late 30s?  Eighties-babies? We called ourselves “mid-30s” till 39 and 364 days, for the record. We’re [...]

Short, Smart, Sassy…

Short, Smart, Sassy…

No, we’re not talking about our tweens, although they are all those things. Our monthly newsletter delivers a market update to your inbox that will keep you up to date on local Oahu real [...]

Leading Edge Award

Leading Edge Award

We are still very much affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – one might go so far as saying we’re married to it! We were recently awarded a 2019 Leading Edge Award recognizing sales [...]

A Strong Market for Opportunities

A Strong Market for Opportunities

January was another strong month in real estate. Interest rates that were lowered by the Federal Reserve three times in the back half of 2019 mean buyers are able to keep up with our consistently [...]

Rachel Bradley & Amanda McCann

Rachel Bradley & Amanda McCann

We are excited to change our relationship status: Rachel Bradley and Amanda McCann are combining forces, and will now be working as a team for our clients. We connected early in our careers as [...]