Hawaii Real Estate & Community News

Dec. 5, 2020

Now Selling: The South Residences at Kohina

THE SOUTH RESIDENCES AT KOHINA

 

The only condo residences in Ewa Beach is now for sale! The project is called The South Residences @ Kohina and it will be in the developing Hoopili neighborhood. 

 

This building will be a lookalike building as the newly built The North Residences at Kohina, and both serve as Hoopili's future entrance gateway. It will also be Hoopili's first transit-oriented development with close proximity to various transportation options (rail, bus) and lifestyle opportunities right outside your home.

 

Residences will have various floorplan options ranging from 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms. Homes are estimated to be completed in mid 2021. All homes will have 2 parking.

 

1 bed,1 bath starting at $422,135 FS

2 bed, 2 bath starting at $476,525 FS

3 bed, 2 bath starting at $546,180 FS

 

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 10, 2020, by 5:00 pm

Lottery: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

 

 

 

Contact us if interested. Deadline is this coming Thursday!

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Ho’opili sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

Fill out my online form.

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Nov. 13, 2020

O‘ahu Single-Family Home and Condo Market Sales Steady in October

Condo market marks first year-over-year sales increase since January, while single-family homes sales are nearly flat

According to resales figures released by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, O‘ahu single-family home sales dropped by 0.6%, while condo sales marked a 1.7% increase compared to the same period last year. The modest jump in sales activity is the first year-overyear sales increase for the condo market since January.

 

“The O‘ahu real estate market has remained competitive even amid the pandemic as the lack of inventory paired with low interest rates continue to drive demand,” said the Presiden of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “While virtual home tours, scheduled showings and enhanced health and safety protocols have allowed us to continue serving buyers and sellers, the stats clearly indicate the ongoing need for more housing inventory.” 

 

The median sales price for single-family homes was up 10.9% at $865,000 compared to last year, slightly less than last month’s record-setting median of $880,000. Single-family homes that sold last month spent a median of 10 days on market. New listings were down 17.6% compared to October 2019, but marginally higher than September 2020 at 3.3%.

 

The greatest shift in single-family home sales occurred in the $600,000 to $699,999 price range, with a 56.8% decrease in sales and a 52.3% drop in new listings compared to last October. The most sales increases occurred in the $800,000 to $1,199,999 range, with sales up 39.2%. Over 50% of the sales that occurred above asking price were in the $700,000 to $899,999 price range.

 

In addition to seeing year-over-year growth in sales, new condo listings also saw a small increase of 1.7% compared to last year. The largest increase in new listings, at 18.5%, occurred in the $500,000 to $599,999 price range. Condo sales in the $400,000 to $499,999

price range increased by 30.2% with 112 closed sales compared to 86 last year, while 63% of condos sold above asking price were in the $400,000 to $599,999 range. Condos spent a median of 18 days on market.

 

Yet another sign of the competitive market, the number of single-family homes sold above asking price more than doubled from last year, while the number of condos sold above asking price increased by 63.9%. Properties are spending a median of fewer than 20 days on market. 

To view the full market report, click here.

Source: Honolulu Board of REALTORS®

Posted in Real Estate News
Sept. 26, 2020

Liko at Hoopili Homes Lottery 3rd Release 10/2/20

The newest community of Hoopili, Liko, has announced their third release! These will be single family homes with a contemporary design similar to Olena. Liko has six floorplans of 3 and 4 bedroom layouts with a two-car attached garage that are PV and EV ready. Each home includes split air conditions, stainless steel appliances, edible landscaping, and a smart home system.

There are 8 homes for this current release estimated to be completed early 2021. 

 

 

Liko at Hoopili 3rd Release

Ehiku
Alley Loaded - Liko + Cool Finish Package
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1,108 SF
$743,510 fee simple

Elua
Liko + Warm Finish Package
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1,279 SF
$765,390 fee simple

Eha
Liko + Cool Finish Package
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1,579 SF
$817,585 fee simple

Eha
Liko + Warm Finish Package
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1,579 SF
$822,585 fee simple

Elima
Liko + Warm Finish Package
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,777 SF
$836,775 fee simple

Elima
Liko + Warm Finish Package
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,777 SF
$836,775 fee simple

Eono
Alley Loaded - Liko + Warm Finish Package
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,832 SF
$859,720 fee simple

Eono
Liko + Warm Finish Package
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,832 SF
$861,835 fee simple



Lottery Applications Due: Friday, October 2, 2020 by 5:00pm

Lottery: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 10:00am

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Ho’opili sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

Fill out my online form.

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Sept. 21, 2020

Featured on PBN, Joe Castaneda

Recently, Joe Castaneda has been featured on Pacific Business News in the People On The Move section. This feature is Joe's promotion to being a Broker-In-Charge at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty West this year. While we have changed offices on paper to our West office in Ka Makana Alii, we still work all over the island. Joe is always seen traveling between the Kahala Mall office and the Ka Makana Alii office regularly during the week for his clients. 

Joe Castaneda Pacific Business News PBN

 

View Joe on PBN here.

Sept. 19, 2020

Hinahina Townhomes Lottery Release Due 9/25/20

D.R. Horton has announced their second release of Hinahina at Hoopili! Hinahina will be a multi-family neighborhood of townhomes similar to Kohina. It will be transit-ready with its close proximity to the rail station and urban setting. This community will have one- to three-bedroom homes with smart home features. All homes will include parking, with some of them having two or three car garages. Hinahina will also feature FLEX homes which will allow the homeowner to run a business downstairs of the home and live upstairs. 

 

Hinahina at hoopili Second Release

 

This second release will feature 12 homes, 1-3 bedroom layouts, that will be estimated to be complete in spring 2021. 

 

Hinahina at Hoopili Second Release

1 Bed, 1 Bath
652 SF
$390,000

2 Bed, 2 Bath
931 SF
$461,000

2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1316 SF
$511,000

3 Bed, 2 Bath
1009 SF
$496,000

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1320 SF
$523,000

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1315 SF
$526,000


Lottery Applications Due: Friday, September 25, 2020 by 5:00pm

Lottery: Sunday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00am

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Ho’opili sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

Fill out my online form.

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Sept. 12, 2020

1st Release of Hinahina at Hoopili 9/18/20

D.R. Horton has announced their first release of Hinahina at Hoopili! Hinahina will be a multi-family neighborhood of townhomes similar to Kohina. It will be transit-ready with its close proximity to the rail station and urban setting. This community will have one- to three-bedroom homes with smart home features. All homes will include parking, with some of them having two or three car garages. Hinahina will also feature FLEX homes which will allow the homeowner to run a business downstairs of the home and live upstairs. 

 

This first release will feature 7 homes, 3-bedrooms only, that will be estimated to be complete in Winter 2021. 

 

Hinahina at Hoopili Release 9/11/20

 

Hinahina at Hoopili First Release

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1528 SF
$626,960

3 Bed, 3 Bath
1744 - 1805 SF
$716,530 - $715,265

 

Lottery Applications Due: Friday, September 18, 2020 by 5:00pm

Lottery: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10:00am

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Ho’opili sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

Fill out my online form.

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Sept. 12, 2020

Liko at Hoopili Homes Lottery Release 9/18/20

The newest community of Hoopili, Liko, has announced their second release! These will be single family homes with a contemporary design similar to Olena. Liko has six floorplans of 3 and 4 bedroom layouts with a two-car attached garage that are PV and EV ready. Each home includes split air conditions, stainless steel appliances, edible landscaping, and a smart home system.

There are 8 homes for this current release estimated to be completed in Winter 2021. 

 

 

Liko at Hoopili 2nd Release

Ehiku
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1,108 SF
$736,510 fee simple

Eha
3 bedroom, 2 bath
1,579 SF
$821,085 fee simple

Ekolu
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,373 SF
$780,020 fee simple

Elima
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,777
$831,755 / $838,025 fee simple

Eono
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
1,832 SF
$849,835 / $854,720 fee simple

Eono w/ ADU
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
2,109 SF
$905,005


Lottery Applications Due: Friday, September 18, 2020 by 5:00pm

Lottery: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10:00am

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Ho’opili sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

Fill out my online form.

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Sept. 4, 2020

Additional Affordable Ililani Units Release

Ililani

 

Ililani has announced that they are releasing an additional 32 units for sale to the public. Ililani will be located in Kakaako, on the corner of Keawe Street and Halekauwila Street. This upcoming condo will be 42 stories high with 8 units per floor, lobby and reception desk, 24-hour security, private Ililani-owned exclusive fleet of car-share vehicles, pet-friendly, bike/surfboard storage, and with ground-level retail and restaurant space. 

Affordable housing applicants must fall within eligible requirements including earning 140% and below of Area Median Income. There is also a Buyback Program (10-year owner occupancy) and Shared Appreciation Program. 

 

Pricing:

1 Bedroom | $333,000 FS

2 Bedrooms | $578,100 - $649,000 FS

 

Application Deadline: October 3, 2020, 5PM

 

Navigating the affordable housing process can be challenging. We've helped several people into affordable housing and we'd be happy to help you if you're interested. 

 

View Ililani Affordable Application, Eligibility, Restrictions and Process Here: https://liveililani.com/affordable-housing/

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Koa Ridge sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Aug. 28, 2020

Luana at Koa Ridge Sales Release Today!

Luana at Koa Ridge Application Release

The next homes for sale at Koa Ridge, Luana, has been announced today (8/28/20) on their website. Luana will be 3 & 4-bedroom paired homes from 1,286-1,489 living square feet starting in the low $700,000s fee simple.

Koa Ridge is the new development in Central Oahu between Waipio and Mililani with roughly 3,500 homes to be built in the upcoming 10 years. There are a large variety of homes to come: Single family, townhomes, condos, multifamily, senior living residences, and affordable housing. 

Contact us if you're interested in Luana or Koa Ridge in general. 

 

DATES
FRIDAY, 8/28/20  |  APPLICATION AVAILABLE
SUNDAY, 8/30/20 10AM - 5PM  |  BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
WEDNESDAY, 9/9/20 5PM  |  APPLICATION DEADLINE
FRIDAY, 9/11/20 10AM  |  VIRTUAL PUBLIC LOTTERY
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9/12-9/13/20  | UNIT SELECTION

 

Contact us for more information and application. 

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Koa Ridge sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com

Aug. 15, 2020

Contemporary Liko at Hoopili Homes Lottery Release 8/20/20

The newest community of Hoopili, Liko, has been released! These will be single family homes with a contemporary design similar to Olena. Liko has six floorplans of 3 and 4 bedroom layouts with a two-car attached garage that are PV and EV ready. Each home includes split air conditions, stainless steel appliances, edible landscaping, and a smart home system.

There are 6 homes for this current release estimated to be completed in Winter 2020/2021. 

 

Liko at Hoopili Lottery Release

 

Liko at Hoopili Release 8/20/2020

Elua, Ehiku, Eha
3 Bed, 2 bath
1,279 SF
$727,835 - $815,025 fee simple

Ekolu
3 Bed, 2.5 bath
1,373 SF
$777,020

Elima
4 Bed, 2.5 bath
1,777 - 1,832 SF
$827,025 fee simple

Eono
4 Bed, 3.5 bath
2,109 SF
$897,220 fee simple


Lottery Applications Due: Friday, August 20, 2020 by 5:00pm

Lottery: Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 10:00am

 

For more information and to give yourself the best chance at securing a home please contact me at (808) 351-8394 | JoeC@BetterHawaii.com and let me help you register with the Ho’opili sales office, get pre-qualified with a lender, and to receive updated notices on new releases.

 

Make sure you have a Buyers Agent!

 

* I do not represent the developer nor am I part of the sales team. I make no representations on their behalf. If you want information directly from the sales office I urge you to contact them directly. If you would like me to help represent you as your real estate professional I would be happy to meet with you. 

 

Fill out my online form.

 

HAWAII STARTS HERE | JOE CASTANEDA (R)

Real Satisfied Joe Castaneda Reviews Zillow Joe Castaneda Reviews

Joe is realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. He majored in finance and has experience as a former mortgage loan originator. He has helped buyers both with new project loans and going through the process of applying and obtaining units in new projects. He uses his finance, mortgage, and real estate knowledge to help home buyers find the right properties to fit their needs. Contact Joe by phone or email at (808) 351-8394 or JoeC@BetterHawaii.com