August 12th, 2017 by Darcy

Summer is here and the waves on the North Shore have diminished. Waimea Bay is now like a lake with sailboats moored out by the point. Lots of activity in Haleiwa Harbor. Beachfront sales have been remarkable for the past 5 months from Turtle Bay to Mokuleia. Please feel free to ask for the statistics. […]

June 20th, 2017 by Darcy
June 16th, 2017 by Darcy

Lots of paperwork, but after done, home sweet, home! video by Realtor.com  

June 13th, 2017 by Darcy

You found the perfect home This is when you and your Realtor craft an offer on the home selected. Being prepared with your pre- qualification from the lender and a good letter to woo the sellers along with your offer and off to the races! video from Realtor.com

June 9th, 2017 by Darcy

Now that you are prepared to move forward with purchasing a home This is where it gets fun! Looking at homes  in the communities that fit your lifestyle and budget. Sundays are a great day to cruise the properties on the market, many are open to the public for viewing. Video by Realtor.com

February 28th, 2017 by Darcy

Listen up! Two of my favorite spots are in Kaimuki, an eclectic neighborhood located just a hop, skip, and jump away from Waikiki. It’s a world apart in terms of character and charm! 8 Half Desserts has incredible sorbet and ice cream. Named for it’s location between 8th and 9th Ave on Waialae Ave. They are famous […]

February 22nd, 2017 by Darcy

An architect will help you determine whether a specific site will work for your dream home. If the lot you found won’t work for your individual priorities, or if that parcel won’t allow your project to come in on budget, your architect will be the first to know. Part 4 of 4 Site analysis is a crucial first […]

January 25th, 2017 by Darcy

Wow, a spectacular condominium, front and center to the Pacific ocean and the swaying palm trees! What a choice: a swim in the pool or in the ocean? (Click images to enlarge.) If your wish is for lavish interiors, look at these:  Email me for specifics about the finest Honolulu properties on the market today!

January 19th, 2017 by Darcy

Totally off the grid homes do not need to look like hobbit houses. The home featured below is what we call luxury living off the grid. (More info below the photograph.) This home is not connected to the power grid. The PV system with batteries provides for 100% of the power needs all year long. The house […]

January 11th, 2017 by Darcy

Don’t underestimate or undervalue what can be done with minor and major renovations to the existing housing stock. Buying a home in a great neighborhood that may need some work may be the best investment and decision. It is certainly good for the planet. Everything that has already been constructed or manufactured has what is […]