I am moving to Oahu and want to find a home that is near a good elementary school based on schooldigger.com ratings (which are based on DOE test

Asked by Movingtohi, 96825 Sun Sep 20, 2009

scores). What is the best way to isolate the houses available to a particular school district?

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Keahi Pelayo, Agent, Honolulu, HI
Mon Sep 21, 2009
The best thing to do is engage the services of a real estate agent. Oahu school districts are difficult to define since their shape and size can be very irregular. Also, many parts of our land parcel tracking system are unique to Hawaii and can be difficult to use. A quick discussion concerning where you will work, the schools that interest you and your pricing budget should clarify which schools to target. Email me a note and I can call you, or you can call me on my cell at 808-398-3220 or toll free at 877-737-2093. Thanks, Keahi
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Frank Diaz, Agent, Honolulu, HI
Mon Sep 21, 2009

I can set up a search for you based on any schools you specify. I have one set up now for someone that wants to lives in the central Oahu area (near Pearl Harbor) but works in the North Shore area. It's straightforward to do that for any location. If you want to search yourself (I don't recommend it, because it is time consuming), you want to search by TMK (tax map key) number. Each TMK corresponds to the geographic area. Use that to start, then look at the MLS number and see if it matches your schools(s). Much, much easier is to have an agent set it up for you as a customized, automated.

Send an email or call if you would like this set up for you.

Frank DIaz, MBA (RA)
East Oahu Realty
Web Reference:  http://www.hawaiihome.biz/
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Tom Presler, Agent, Honolulu, HI
Wed Nov 26, 2014
Aloha and Congratulations on the upcoming move! Once you determine the school that best meets your needs, you can go to our website to do a proximity search by school - https://www.prudentiallocations.com/real-estate-search-by-sc… If that link doesn't work, just go to http://www.prudentiallocations.com, go to the Find A Home tab, and then select School Search from the drop down menu. You can also use our GPS enabled mobile app to help with your search. Just go to the app store and search for Prudential Locations. It is a free app.

As Keahi shared below, the school districts are irregular and you should work with an agent to help you make sure you are looking in the right area. If you're not already working with one of the other agents who responded, please feel free to call me at (808-222-4054) or email me at tom.presler@pruhawaii.com. I'll be happy to help any way that I can.
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Craig0357, , Mililani, HI
Sun Oct 11, 2009
NOT a realtor--Mililani is a 5 of 5 on schooldigger.com,
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Hillary Sibl…, Agent, Kailua, HI
Sun Sep 20, 2009

I'm unsure which websites you are currently using to look for a home, however if you are already working with an agent in Hawaii they have the ability to set you up on an automated real estate search (through Oahu's Multiple Listing Service website). Your agent can then narrow your search by school names. You would just have to provide the names of the schools located in the districts you prefer.
The website is a user-friendly system that has worked for many of my clients, whether here on the Island or somewhere else. If you are not currently working with an agent I'd be happy to help with your real estate needs.
Hope this helped!

Hillary Sibley, (R), ABR, CRS, GRI
Century 21 All Islands (Hawaii Kai)
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