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Honolulu ホノルル, Hawaii ハワイ, United States
ALOHA! I am a full-time real estate agent at List Sotheby's International Realty in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born and raised in Japan, Hawaii resident since 1990. Background in insurance, banking and tourism for Japanese market. Focus on condos (luxury apartments) in Waikiki, Ala Moana and Kaka'ako area. With this blog, I will share upcoming development and real estate topics unique to Hawaii. Feel free to contact me! こんにちわ。 リストサザビーズインターナショナルリアルティに所属、ハワイの不動産売買をお手伝いしていますミサです。1990年よりハワイ在住。好奇心・興味旺盛な性格から、日本と違う仕組みを知りたいと、保険(生保と損保)の資格取得、その後ネット銀行では全米からの電話問い合わせに英語対応を経験(汗)。度胸がついてハワイ法廷通訳者にも登録。不動産免許は2007年に取得。不動産に限らずご質問はいつでもお気軽にどうぞ。

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Future of Ko Olina

"In October 2007, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced the purchase of 21 acres of oceanfront property at Ko Olina Resort & Marina to develop the hotel in Ko Olina.

Disney paid $144 million, planning to develop an expansive resort that will open in 2011 with 800 units of mixed use resorts, hotel rooms and villas for the Disney's time-share brand..." (excerpt from Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 4, 2007)

Wow, will this happen in 4 years? Controvertial mass-transit plan is still miles to go, and congestion of leeward community has not reach any solution yet... "The second city of Kapolei" has its expansion plan, and Kapolei~Ko Olina region will be transforming agricultural land to wonder land.

Contact me if you want to know more about the current project or available units in this luxury resort in the making.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Kaka'ako Neighborhood

Developer of the newest high-rise condo in Kaka'ako revealed its new project's crescent-shaped tower. Shown above is the preliminary rendering of 404 Piikoi expected to begin construction at the end of 2008, with delivery in 2011.
This is the last phase of the project permitted by HCDA (Hawaii Community Development Authority), and completed project are Nauru Tower, Hawaiki Tower, 1133 Waimanu and Koolani.
Honolulu Advertiser has another article ..."Population of Kaka'ako district is expected to jump to 30,000 by 2030, from just 6,000 in 2000, according to Census and state estimates. The number of housing units is expected to grow to 20,000, from 4,200..."
Read more from Honolulu Advertiser:
Most recent public hearing information can be found at this link:
To learn more about this neighborhood, here's the HCDA website:
Check also my website http://www.gothawaiihome.com/ and
Japanese Blog http://misakataoka.blogspot.com/ and feel free to leave me a feed back.