Honolulu Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Aug. 18, 2022

Waialae Iki - Neighborhood Review

Moving To Hawaii and want to know everything about Waialae Iki?

Posted in Moving to Hawaii
Aug. 18, 2022

Black Point Kahala - An Exclusive Neighborhood Elevated On An Oceanside Black Lava Rock - 4121 Black Point Road - For Sale

4121 Black Point Road, Honolulu, HI 96816

  Nestled in the lava rocks of the highly desired, gated community of Black Point, this one-of-a-kind 1920s home, known as “Hale Pohaku” or “House of Stone”, reflects classic English Tudor-style architecture. Uniquely built to incorporate the natural surrounding lava rock into this concrete and stone, an oceanside fortress. With separate entrances and a large addition above the garage, this home comes with multigenerational potential. Quiet and peaceful, with only 31 homes behind the private gated entry, this home is a perfect representation of the charming, iconic Black Point neighborhood. Enjoy pure bliss while you watch endless waves rolling in from the home's plentiful, unobstructed coastline views. Let the fresh ocean breezes entice your senses while soaking in the built-in spa or take a short stroll down to the world-famous community saltwater infinity pool. Don’t delay, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods on Oahu.


Posted in Honolulu Listings
May 25, 2022

City & County of Honolulu, Ordinance 22-7 (Bill 41) STR Rental Disclosure Form required by Sellers

The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) had released this form on March 28th, they did not publish it until April 7th.

Bill 41 (Ordinance 22-7) passed and was signed into law on April 26, 2022.
The law has many changes but the biggest impact to housing is that the STR (short term rental) period was amended from 30 days to 90 days. This means that any property that does not have a NUC (non-conforming use certificate) or is located in the hotel/resort district*, cannot rent to another party for less than 90 days.
*If the AOAO or HOA allows this. Note that Kakaako is under State jurisdiction and State law for STR is 180 days.
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Posted in Real Estate News
March 18, 2022

What Is A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is a separate legal entity created as a trust under Delaware statutory law, which allows investors to 1031 exchange into, as it qualifies as a “like kind” replacement property. Investors in a DST are beneficial interest owners of quality institutional grade commercial properties, which is treated as a direct interest in real estate, in which they enjoy the same tax benefits and monthly income, but without the management responsibilities and headaches.

DST - Delaware Statutory Trust

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1031 Exchange - What Is A DST - Delaware Statutory Trust


March 14, 2022

988 Halekauwila - Ke Kilohana

In this episode we show you a Hawaii Condo For Sale. The like-new condo was built in 2019 in the heart of Honolulu Hawaii as a part of the Ward Village Master Planned Community. The pet-friendly, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, 1 parking, ocean view unit in Kakaako was completed in 2019 and it features modern amenities, such as a BBQ area, an expensive sky-lanai, kids playground, fitness center, yoga room, a karaoke room and much more. The condo is a great oppornity to live in Kakaako and on top of that more affordable as this building offered 88% reserved housing units. The building was developed by Howard Hughes and design by award-winning architects AC Martin based out of California. . It is located a Ward Village, offers Diamond Head and Ocean Views as well as Makai and there is a Longs Drugstore located on the street-level of the building. We want to say Mahalo to the listing agent Isaiah Block for the opportunity to tour this great home in Kakaako.



Posted in Kakaako condos
March 9, 2022

The Central Ala Moana

Today we would like to introduce you to The Central Ala Moana. A 43 story high-rise structure located at 1391 Kapiolani Blvd. The building features 512 residences with 310 affordably units reserved for individuals that qualify under the HHDFC rules.

The central offers an urban living experience, paired with modern amenities directly in the heart of Honolulu. Enjoy the areas culinary scene, Ala Moana Beach Park and explore local nightlife.

Check Out Our Property Video here:



The Hawaii condo is a spacious 979 sqft, brand-new, corner-end unit on the 33rd floor with mauka and makai views. The gorgeous residence was built in 2021 and is located in Ala Moana. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo offers 2 parking spaces, is pet-friendly and is right in front of Ala Moana Shopping Center. The perfect location for a condo in Honolulu Hawaii that offers close-by fine dining, shopping, entertainment and fun in the sun. If you are looking for real estate in Hawaii this condo is certainly worth to view. The contemporary lobby with reception, a deck wtih two swimming pools, a hot tub, grilling cabanas, children's play area and a dog park are just a few of the great lifestyle features and amemities that the condo, the building and the area have to offer. The condo in Honolulu has a 150 sqft lanai, appliances by Samsung, LED light fixtures, split-AC, washer/dryer in the unit, and a double vanity in the master bathroom.


We want to say mahalo to the listing agent Joy Nakashima, Samuel Pastore-Braden, and Aileen L. Fong for letting us tour this beautiful home in Ala Moana.

Ben Eger MBA RCC EPRO AHWD RS-82544 Realtor Associate Diamond International EXP Hawaii RB-21841 (808) 594-3511 info@beneger.com

Property Address: 1391 Kapiolani Blvd. Unit 3301, Honolulu Hawaii Specs: 2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - 2 Parking Interior 979 sqft Lanai 150 sqft



Posted in Honolulu Listings
March 3, 2022

Top 5 Reasons For Moving To Hawaii In 2022

I am going over my TOP 5 REASONS FOR MOVING TO HAWAII IN 2022. Leaving Germany and moving to Honolulu, Hawaii was a decision I made after graduating at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) with my masters degree in 2011. Looking at the statistics people moving to Hawaii after the pandemic even more with remote work options, different lifestyles and being able to work from home even in management positions. Looking at different sources an average 75,000 people moving to Hawaii per year with 75% from the US mainland and 25% from abroad. This video is very personal, as I will share my own testimony, experiences and TOP 5 reasons for moving to Hawaii.

Dec. 27, 2021

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Curious about Honolulu real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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Posted in Market Updates