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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A different way to see a home: Sunset open house

This is old hat to realtors, but a lot of consumers don't know that there are events called sunset open houses that show what a home looks like in the evening. These are primarily for realtors, but, like the Wednesday "brokers' opens," home shoppers are welcome to take a peek.

One reason to go to a sunset open, if a realtor holds one, is that most people work during the day-the way you'll see the house after work is the way you'll probably see it most of the time.

Realtors may also hold a sunset open if the house and/or the view looks exceptionally spectacular at night. And, because these events are not as common, realtors who have listings in the same neighborhood may plan to have it on the same night so brokers and shoppers can caravan.

Here are four sunset opens happening tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., which seem interesting. Note to readers, if you aren't going with a realtor, make plans to be on time. These events shut down promptly at 7:30 without exception.

774 Elepaio St.
Remodeled four bedroom, three bathroom home with an open floor plan and custom finishes and designer features. Home is 2,101 square feet; lot is 11,639 square feet.
Money Talk: $1,895,000 fee simple
Contact: Artie Wilson, Artie Wilson & Associates, 808-375-4600, awilson@artiewilson.com

4816 Aukai Ave.
This is one of the largest single lots in Kahala at 15,812 square feet. the 4,187-square foot home has five bathrooms and five bedrooms, of which two are master suites.
Money talk: $3,788,000 fee simple
Contact: Tracy P. Allen, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-593-6415, tracy@cbpacific.com

725 Onaha St.
This is a newer home, just six years old, designed by renowned architect Jeff Long. There are four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in this 4,877-square-foot residence, which is on a 12,027 square-foot lot.
Money talk: $4,200,000 fee simple
Contact: Dolores Bediones, Prudential Locations, 808-732-5037, dolores.bediones@pruhawaii.com

4649 Aukai Ave.
This estate is on a double lot totaling 22,710 square feet The 5,605-square-foot single-level home has five bedroom suites with expansive living spaces and custom detailing.
Money talk: $5,500,000 fee simple
Contact: Tracy P. Allen, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-593-6415, tracy@cbpacific.com

Happy house hunting!

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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