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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。

Friday, April 18, 2008

Brand New Model Open - Ka Makana at Hoakalei

Haseko's master planned community Ocean Pointe models are now closed, and brand-new project "Ka Makana" sales office will open tomorrow with 15 models.

Ka Makana means "the gift" in Hawaiian, and this is the first village of Hoakalei Haseko envisioned to create a major international resort destination.

Hoakalei Marina (largest marina in the State), Hoakalei Country Club Golf Course (Ernie Els signature design), Hoakalei Beach/Canoe Club, Ka Makana Swim Club, tennis court and fitness center are the features you see in their conceptual plan.

HALA series - The 20s (4 models) From mid $500,000s
MILO series - The 40s (4 models) From high $600,000s
BANYAN series - The 50s (3 models) From mid $800,000s
KOA seris - The 60s (4 models) From mid $900,000s* ($1,000,000 for homesites w/golf course view)

I previewed those models April 16 and my favorite are:
HALA 20.10 (3bed/2bath 1,212 sq ft living area) only 2 single level floor plan (other is MILO 40.10), vaulted ceiling in master bedroom, 2 tiny fixed windows in kitchen, small porch/lanai area doesn't require much maintenance/gardening for those who opt out, separation of master and 2 bedrooms, bedroom 2 facing frontage can be used for study/den/office, and another still away from street. This is small bungalow cottage feel, small and cozy.

KOA 60.30 (5bed/3.5bath 3,552 sq ft living area) Maybe the color scheme attract me (nautical theme in teal blue green shades), but I do love the airy open spaciousness with little bit of extra, such as kitchen nook and master bedroom retreat area. Check to see his and her walk-in closet, appropriately proportioned! Balcony/Lanai space is larger and square than other models. If I vote for Parade of Homes, this gets my vote.

For more information about this project or buyer's representation, please contact:
Misa Kataoka (RA)
Cel: 808-927-2000


Anonymous said...

I'm surprised anyone would buy in this softening market. The houses are cheap affordable houses they call it luxury in Ewa Beach?

Misa Kataoka 片岡ミサ said...

Neither developer nor home sellers are immune to the soft market.
For resale, current supply far exceed the demand to absorb all inventory.

Developer will work with the given market condition, while retain some control to the inventory for the demand. For this reason, I don't think this project and Ocean Pointe resale may not follow the identical path.

For the launch of Ka Makana at Hoakalei, Haseko must have worked on market research. "Hoakalei Master Plan" and "Marina Resort" is calling for this community's primary buyers - babyboomers.

The book I recently read suggest many characteristics of this market trend.
*Real Estate for Boomers and Beyond by Tom Kelly (ISBN 1-4195-2679-0)

more information about Ka Makana at Hoakalei website (http://hoakaleiresidences.com)