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Friday, March 22, 2013

Open house pick of the week: Hawaii Kai

Photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

I appreciate when a listing discloses everything on the total cost to own, so you aren’t surprised by additional costs after you close. Even with those costs, this property is still a good value—more so because it’s in Hawaii Kai. (Click here for more details.)

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in the Peninsula at Hawaii Kai is in West Marina, so there's a marina fee of $400 a year, plus the water is sub-metered, which will cost about $80 per month. Not bad. The place was built in 2003, and this unit was last sold in 2006 for $550,000 (listed for$549,500)—more than what it’s listed for now.

The unit, which is spotless and in great condition, is 960 square feet with a one-car garage. It’s got granite counters in the kitchen, laminate flooring in the living area and marble in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The listing is so new, realtor Joan Graham is still verifying that pets are allowed, but you’ll probably know by open house this Sunday.

The Peninsula at Hawaii Kai itself is a nice place to live: It’s a community of 630 single and multifamily homes, townhouses, and condominiums, built on 43 acres in two parcels near Koko Head. The Peninsula has nearly one mile of waterfront with views of the marina at every turn, and is the last waterfront community to be built in East Honolulu.

This unit will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday. Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $549,000 fee simple
Contact: Joan Graham, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-228-8444, joang@cbpacific.com

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 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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