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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, February 26, 2008

The Watermark

New luxury condo in prime location is about to complete - The Watermark Waikiki.

Intracorp focused on this Hawaii project to incorporate tropical lifestyle, with North American interpretation. ("perfect blend of contemporary and traditional island living" by sales material)

Private tropical gardens, infinity pool, fitness pavillion, barbeque alcoves, grand open-air lobby... Most welcomed feature out of all, in my opinion, is Storage space for bicycles, kayaks & surfboards! Imagine how many condos go without, and they have to live with self-storage facility (or good friend's garage or backyard).

Real estate and interior trends are most likely cyclical. Remember Avocado-green appliances?
Last few years, dark cabinets ("wenge wood") were "in", and many kitchen designer and HGTV shows featured many, many episodes. Recent trend I hear now is "White is back"! Oh well, we just need to live another decade that one day it goes back.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nanala at Mehana Lottery

1st release of Nanala at Mehana by D.R. Horton-Schuler had been received strong demand, and this is the second release by lottery.

For those projecting your future lifestyle in second city of Kapolei to Live-and-Work, be sure to submit application by the deadline - Thursday, February 21 by 4:00pm. Lottery packet can be downloaded or pick up at the sales office (1001 Kaimokila Blvd, #133 by Fort Barrett Road & Kapolei Pkwy) Lottery Date: Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 10:00 am.

Nanala has 6 floorplans (ranging from 1,040 sq ft. to 1,814 sq ft. of living area) and this is the one of 8 communities planned for the master development of Mehana at Kapolei. You will see its transformation in the next 8~13 years.