Hawaii Real Estate & Community News

July 12, 2021

Kohina at Hoopili Phase 2 Release

Kohina at Hoopili Phases 2 Now Available! 

Phase 2 of Kohina at Hoopili has been released for sale! These new townhomes will be part of the transit oriented development with transportation and lifestyle opportunities just a walk away. This phase has 2 bedrooms, 3-bedroom FLEX and 4-bedroom FLEX homes for sale. FLEX homes allow homeowners to run a business in their home if they wish. This phase of Kohina is estimated to be completed in Winter 2021/2022. 

Phase 2 has 16 homes for sale. Homes are done through a virtual public lottery. These are market-priced owner occupant homes. Owner-occupant homes requires buyers to serve as the owner's principal residence for a period of not less than 365 consecutive days. 

Kohina Phase 2

Kohina Phase 2

 

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5PM

Virtual Public Lottery: Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00AM

 

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

April 12, 2021

Luana at Koa Ridge Phase III & V Release

Luana Phases III & V Now Available! 

 

Luana at Koa Ridge Phase 3 and 5

 

Luana is Koa Ridge's 3-4 bedroom paired condominium homes ranging in size from 1,110 to 1,396 square ft and starting from the mid $700,000s (FS). Each of these homes includes covered entry and covered lanai, open living areas, 9' high ceilings, split ac, garage, and more.

 

Phase III has 14 homes for sale and Phase V has 5 homes for sale. Homes are done through a virtual public lottery. 

 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5AM

Virtual Public Lottery: Friday, April 23, 2021 10:00AM

 

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

March 13, 2021

New Waialae Iki Listing for $1,500,000

NEW LISTING

1404 LAAMIA PLACE

Honolulu, HI 96821

 

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,396 Living SF | 7,522 Land SF

$1,500,000 FS

MLS# 202106872

 

Listed by Jaymes Song (RA) and Joe Castaneda (R) of BHGRE Advantage Realty/West

 

NEW LISTING! 3 bedroom / 2 bath executive residence with stunning ocean, golf course, Diamond Head views in beautiful Waialae Iki! Perched in a prime, peaceful cul-de-sac, this gem features wide-open living/kitchen, soaring vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, laminate wood floors. Unwind or entertain on the expansive wrap-around lanai while soaking in the sweeping, breathtaking views. Grassy yard space and covered back patio are great for kids and pets. Newer roof. Garage was converted to enclosed basement area with lots of storage. Conveniently located lower on the hill near parks, schools, restaurants, Kahala Mall. Great potential and value as this is one of the best priced home in this highly desired neighborhood. Don’t miss this one!

 

View Listing

 

 

 

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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

Feb. 28, 2021

Kaikoi Affordable Townhomes Lottery Release Due 3/4/21

Hoopili has announced the new and first release of Kaikoi at Hoopili! This release includes Hoopili's Reserved Condominium Homes for prospective owner occupants who qualify within the 120% median income range (Reserved Condominium Homes).

There are 18 homes for sale in this first release with 8 different floor plans to choose from. These will be 2 bedrooms townhomes with some homes having an additional bonus room. All come with 2 parking stalls. Prices are ranging from $399,000 to $448,000 fee simple. 

Included in the home are smart home features, split a/c, Whirlpool appliance package, wall-to-wall carpeting & vinyl flooring. Kaikoi will also feature Kaikoi exclusive recreation rooms and gas bbq areas.

Reserved Condominium Homes Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, including those regarding household income, of the Affordable Housing Rules of the City and County Department of Planning and Permitting. All residences are subject to a buy-back restriction in favor of the City & County. 

Lottery and affordable applications are due Thursday, March 4, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Lottery will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00 am.

 

Kaikoi Home Price List (First Release 3/6/21) - Est. Completion Fall 2021

Home 401- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan F204 | 917 SF | 2bd/2ba
$448,000 FS

Home 402- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan F104 | 922 SF | 2bd/2ba
$448,000 FS

Home 403- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan F304 | 917 SF | 2bd/2ba
$448,000 FS

Home 404- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan C204 | 940 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$438,000 FS

Home 405- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan D104 | 798 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$402,000 FS

Home 406- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan C104 | 940 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$438,000 FS

Home 407- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan D104 | 798 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$402,000 FS

Home 408- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan D104 | 798 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$402,000 FS

Home 409- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan C204 | 940 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$438,000 FS

Home 501- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan F204 | 917 SF | 2bd/2ba
$445,000 FS

Home 502- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan F104 | 922 SF | 2bd/2ba
$445,000 FS

Home 503- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan F304 | 917 SF | 2bd/2ba
$445,000 FS

Home 504- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan C204 | 940 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$435,000 FS

Home 505- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan D104 | 798 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$399,000 FS

Home 506- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan C104 | 940 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$435,000 FS

Home 507- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan D104 | 798 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$399,000 FS

Home 508- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan D104 | 798 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$399,000 FS

Home 509- Reserved 120% Income Cap
Plan C204 | 940 SF | 2bd/1.5ba
$435,000 FS

Contact us to get the brochure and application information.

 

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

Feb. 7, 2021

Hinahina Townhomes Lottery Release Due 2/12/21

D.R. Horton has announced their last 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 second release will feature 20 homes, 1-3 bedroom layouts, that will be estimated to be complete in summer 2021. 

 

Hinahina at Hoopili Second Release

1 Bed, 1 Bath
652 SF
$420,000

2 Bed, 2 Bath
931 SF
$491,000-$494,000

2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1316 SF
$541,000

3 Bed, 2 Bath
1009 SF
$526,000

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1320 SF
$553,000

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1315 SF
$560,000

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1528 SF
$646,000

3 Bed, 3 Bath FLEX
1744-1805 SF
$731,000-$735,000



Lottery Applications Due: Friday, February 12, 2021 by 5:00pm

Lottery: Sunday, February 14, 2021 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

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