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

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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 […]

February 8th, 2017 by Darcy

There are a lot of good house plans out there, and there are houses that are almost right for you, but an architect can develop a plan specifically for you and your family’s needs: a truly custom home. Part 2 of 4 Your lifestyle and daily habits can be drastically affected by your surroundings, and an […]

January 31st, 2017 by Darcy

Your home in Hawaii will be far more valuable when you have an architect on your side … both for intrinsic reasons (like fitting your lifestyle) and for extrinsic reasons (getting more bang for your housing budget). Part 1 of 4 First and foremost, your architect is your advocate. An architect has a fiduciary duty to […]

December 26th, 2016 by Darcy

Property taxes had always been very palatable on Oahu until the city council put a higher real property tax rate on homes valued above 1 million dollars that are not owner occupied. The current rate is $6 per 1000 of assessed value. Good news: The rate for owner occupants is $3.50 per 1000 of assessed value. […]

November 9th, 2016 by Darcy

The Gold Coast is a beachfront/oceanfront enclave is across from Kapiolani Park and the foot of iconic Diamondhead, highly sought after for direct oceanfront and unobstructed views. The neighborhood consists of 20 buildings, each one has its own personality and community. With a mix of full time residents and second home owners, this is a preferred location for beach […]

November 3rd, 2016 by Darcy

Many buyers ponder when deciding to invest in a Hawaii second home or vacation rental: Beach Villas at Ko Olina or Ocean Villas at Turtle Bay? Turtle Bay is way more laid back, swimming, surfing the more outdoor lifestyle or the lay around the pool with a book. Just steps from the beach, the Ocean Villas at […]

October 26th, 2016 by Darcy

Hawaii Kai is the only community on Oahu that has a large private inland body of water on which residents can live and have ocean access by boat. There are single family homes, condominiums and townhouses on the marina. Hop in your boat or stand up paddle to restaurants and shopping on the marina right from […]