On SecondShelters.com: How Natural Disasters Affect Second Homeownership

By Jon Anderson / May 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

The world is captivated by the images coming out of the big island of Hawai’i this week as Kilauea erupted into the Leilani Estates subdivision. Thus far there are 10 fissures opened along the Eastern Rift Zone that runs along a historic volcanic path, marked by ancient volcanic ridges to the south. Next week, I’ll […]

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On SecondShelters.com: At Honolulu’s Colony Surf, Views Are King

By Jon Anderson / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last month I wrote an Oahu market update detailing the prior year’s slight price appreciation.  I also pointed out that it takes hard work to lose money in Hawaii if you have time. In other words, don’t buy high and sell low as the Dallas Police and Fire pension funds did. But all those number-y […]

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In Honolulu Sometimes Shangri-La is Literally Two Doors Away

By Jon Anderson / January 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Talk about location, location, location — 202 Kaikuono Place in Honolulu is two doors away from what’s arguably the most famous piece of residential property in Hawaii, Doris Duke’s Shangri-La estate.  Both are located on the ancient lava flow “toe” that juts out into the Pacific called Black Point.  It’s one thing to say you […]

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On SecondShelters: Deidre Woollard Profiles Amazing Hawaiian Getaway

By Joanna England / December 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

We are beyond thrilled to say that one of the top real estate writers in the country, Deidre Woollard, is now blogging for SecondShelters.com. Woollard, who has written for realtor.com and founded Luxist.com, profiled the luxurious Hawaiian getaway, Hale Ali’i: Winter months have just about everyone dreaming of Hawaii and the luxury of warm weather and […]

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Memorial Day: Thank You, Dear Veterans, For The Sound Sleep We Have in Our Homes

By Candy Evans / May 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

Last October, we had the privilege of visiting Pearl Harbor while in Hawaii. It was a life-changing experience for me, a visit I think every American should make. My parents told me repeatedly how the attack on December 7, 1941 changed their lives forever. Fortunately, my father and father-in-law made it back from the war in good health. But […]

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Ray Nagin Indicted on 21 Corruption Charges, Still Viva in Frisco

By Candy Evans / January 21, 2013 / 0 Comments

That’s the Casa Bella condo of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin in Frisco — north of Lebanon Parkway, built by D.R. Horton, which he once referred to as a “modest second hurricane home”. He and his wife bought the home May 31, 2007 when it was valued at $181,968, saying they had family in […]

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