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Thinking About a Second Home in Hawaii? Jon Anderson Says You Should Rent First.

By Jon Anderson | December 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Thinking About a Second Home in Hawaii? Jon Anderson Says You Should Rent First.

Paradises the world over are littered with stories of people who packed up their hum-drum lives and moved to paradise only to discover it was quite different from the post cards.  Certainly a good rule of thumb for any move — “Rent first” — is doubly important when moving to costly locales you’ve not spent […]

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Live Like a Local: Regency at Kahala Offers a Slice of Old Hawaii

By Jon Anderson | December 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Live Like a Local: Regency at Kahala Offers a Slice of Old Hawaii

When I say “old Hawaii,” I mean places where locals have lived for decades.  These are not the new flashy high-rises in Kaka’ako, but rather buildings like this one that rose from the ground in 1969.  The Regency at Kahala is a tall, 20-plus-story slice of Hawaii. There are four units per floor … a […]

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Why Not a Tiny Home in Waianae? The Affordable Side of Oahu

By Jon Anderson | November 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Why Not a Tiny Home in Waianae? The Affordable Side of Oahu

Hawaii conjures up images of sun, sand, surf, and sky-high real estate prices.  All are pretty true.  But if you’re willing to get off the beaten path, there are, dare I say, reasonably priced options.  Take the Makaha Surfside condos located on the Waianae (why-a-nigh) coast. The west side of Oahu is more rural, away […]

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Aloha Again: Honolulu Real Estate Climbs, But Not Scarily

By Jon Anderson | November 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Aloha Again: Honolulu Real Estate Climbs, But Not Scarily

While the views above are truly million dollar, they’re not wildly more expensive than during last year’s Hawaii special edition.  Once again, I’m taking one for the team to scope out a favorite place for Texas second home buyers.  In 2015, the state reported that 2.3 percent of all Hawaiian real estate was purchased by […]

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Sometimes it’s Not All Leis and Mai Tais at the Beach

By Jon Anderson | July 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

With Darby in the rear-view mirror, it seemed an appropriate time to remind readers that second homes aren’t all worry-free fabulousness.  If you can’t bear the thought of seeing this picture aimed at your vacation paradise, renting may be the way to go. Second home living is almost always wonderful, but you have to understand […]

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Time to Say Aloha to Hawai’i Month 2015

By Jon Anderson | December 31, 2015 | Comments Off on Time to Say Aloha to Hawai’i Month 2015

I’m hours away from my flight home to Dallas and figured it was time for a Hawai’ian roundup (and share some odd pictures with no meaning beyond amusement value).  This year I chronicled my real estate travails in Hawaii for SecondShelters.com. It started innocently enough with an interview with the local Berkshire Hathaway Home Services […]

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