There are 3 blog entries for February 2011.
Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 12:37pm. 1182 Views, 0 Comments.
If you own a home on Oahu, you may have noticed that the water bills are on an upward trend. And if you've been reading the newspapers, you might also realize that they will continue going up for years.
The primary reason for these increases is that our City and County of Honolulu settled with the Federal Government - the EPA to be exact. In recent years there were times when two sewer treatment plants - Sand Island and Honoululi discharged raw sewage into streams and the ocean because they were pushed beyond capacity or just broke down.
The City and County is required to upgrade the two sewer treatment plants and storm water discharge systems over the next 28 years or so. And it's going to be expensive.
So what does this have to do with…
Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at 11:19am. 905 Views, 0 Comments.
There's a new listing at La Pietra. It's a distress sale and priced accordingly for $1,295,000, significantly lower than comparables. The owners of this property paid $1,700,000 when they purchased it in 2007.
Interior size is 2,622 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Association fees are $1,400 and real property taxes are $475 per month.
I had an opportunity to look at the townhome this week. It's in mostly original condition - in other words, ready for a complete remodel. Parking is immediately to the left of the townhome. Walking in the front door, there's a hallway leading to the dining room and the kitchen. On the left is the living room with its high ceiling and stairs to the bedrooms upstairs. The third bedroom is…
Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 9:09pm. 1099 Views, 4 Comments.
Last week I was walking from the Ilikai to my office and noticed a sign in a store that said "Ashley's Collection". I thought about it for a few seconds and realized I know the owner, Kim. Her store used to be at Aloha Tower Marketplace. So I walked upstairs and said "Hi Kim!"
Ashley's Collection is located above an ABC store on Ala Moana Boulevard, next to the new Fat Greek restaurant that recently opened. If you don't know where the Fat Greek is, well it's a few steps away from Kobe Steak House. Now you've got an idea, right?
Kim displays some of her handiwork
Ashley's Collection (named after Kim's daughter) primarily markets women's aloha wear. Kim buys the fabric and sews the clothing herself. This is a hard working…