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Monday, July 18, 2011

Makaha lot of opportunity

The late Rell Sunn, Queen of Makaha, lived on Widemann St. until she passed away in 1998. It’s easy to see why: It’s just across the street from access to a secluded little beach, like having your own private surf paradise.

This 10,000-square-foot lot on the same street is now available, perfect for people wanting a surfer’s lifestyle with lots of beach time in a quiet neighborhood. It’s an older, well-established area, the middle of three “beach loop” neighborhoods in Makaha. (Click here for a video that illustrates its location.)

The catch? The 896-square foot home on the lot is almost 70 years old, barely salvageable. Since it’s so old, realtor Isabella Forster has it listed both as a single family home and as vacant land.

“Many of the lots in these beach loops have been rebuilt with beautiful, million-dollar-plus properties,” Forster explains. “Given that ocean front property is a commodity in Hawaii, this is one of the last areas where you can buy ‘affordable’ properties close to the ocean.”

Despite the distance to town, the area is definitely shifting, with developments like Mauna Olu and other high-end properties popping up. Forster says it’s more of an opportunity than a property, and at the moment is an idyllic spot that is rarely found in other parts of Oahu.

“It’s a bit like being on another island,” Forster says.

Money talk: $395,000 fee simple
Contact: Isabella Forster, Valcore Realty Group, 808-389-3999,  Isabella@Isabellaforster.com

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 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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