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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Nicoleinea asked:
I signed into Zillow to get the process started, but don't know how to navigate any of this and never saw a chance to add description or photos.
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Celine Sanderson answered:
Whom got shutters where, Csuzuki?! Well, I'd definitely try to find shutters that match the color scheme of your house and style whether it's a brick house or a more modern house. The color can really make a big difference when you choose your shutters too. Do you want them to be functional to be able to open and close them, or do you want them to be fixed in place for design purposes only? Definitely consider whether you want them to have hinges or not!
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
pipeline4 asked:
i can forward you my cell number if this helps
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Ernie Behrle answered:
You have to be licensed in the state you work in. There is no national type license in the US although supposedly we are working towards that. I would suggest you contact the Board of Realtors for the state of Hawaii. Good Luck!! If this answer helps any, I certainly would appreciate a thumbs up! ... more
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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Doriann asked:
I am looking for a rental that accepts section 8. Is there anyone that takes section 8 I am looking for a rental in the Pearl City area a one bedroom.
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Sun Sep 7, 2014
ksabol answered:
I was just in contact with 'Claude Burton'. I found his rental vacancy on another search site and he moved the communication on well, but never answered anything directly. I asked detailed questions that were never answered and he never wanted to meet before I gave hime my deposit and first months rent. I showed up at Kings Gate Apartment where he 'owned' the property, but they never heard of him. In his advertisement he stated 'I am the Landlord'.

I can't say it's a scam or that this guy is a slimy, low life peice of haha lepo..... but he also has rentals in other states that seem to be a hoax as well.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Quynh Nguyen answered:
Hello, do you know any apartments that have 1 bedroom and bathroom under $1000 rent/month include all utilities that near Hawaii Pacific University?
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Carlyle Handley answered:
Hi Anthony,

This portion of the Honolulu Police Department website is really intuitive and I use it for comparing different districts.

The site can be reached via the menu at or by using the direct link below.

Being a state site, it may not always be available, it is functional as of today. 4/01/2014.
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Heidi M. Ho answered:

Yes, Safeway is the closest grocery store and Costco is for bulk purchases.
If you need any further information let me know.

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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Cathy Pierce answered:
There are 2 gas stations within 2 miles (Chevron and Tesoro) and about 9 banks or atms in the same distance (including Bank of Hawaii, American Savings Bank, Central Pacific Bank, Territorial Savings Bank and Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union).

This location is very close to the Koko Marina Center. This Center is full of great shops and dining (including one of my favorite spots for a nice lunch, Kona Brewing Company). If I can be of any more assistance please let me know. If I answered everything you needed please vote for me =)

Catherine Pierce
A House-SOLD Name!
Bob Vieira Realty, LLC
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Rain Magyar answered:
Aloha Tim,
The building you are referring to has lots of homeless roaming due to the bus stop in front of the building. Also, is loud due to the bus stop. If you are looking for a safe and quite building you might want to try another building. Thank you and have a great day. ... more
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Heidi M. Ho answered:
As in any community I would say stick with the crowds and avoid dark alleys at night. There is a lot of night life in Waikiki and people are walking around all hours. As other people have stated, it's best to check out an area in the daytime. On the whole I believe Honolulu is considered fairly "safe" compared to other major cities.

The web address below is for a crime map from the Honolulu Police Department website which will provide you with some current statistics on different areas of the island. I hope this helps.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
This is a scam. A 4 bedroom in this neighborhood will rent for $3000+. You may be able to get one room for $900.
The postlet link is also broken, no phone #, etc.

Frank Diaz
East Oahu Realty
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
John Gephart answered:
Yes, Hawaii Kai is a great community to live in. I have many friends that live there and they all love it! It consists of middle to upper-middle class families and there are many different types of properties to fit any budget. From town houses, to condos, to single family homes, to luxury homes, Hawaii Kai has it all. ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Akiko Morishita answered:
There is a world largest open air shopping mall called Ala Moana Center.
Bath & Body Works is in the mall, too.
Here is the link:

For everyday shopping, we also have Targets, Costco, Walmart, Kmart, etc.

If that's not enough, how about Waikele Premium Outlet?
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
Aloha Sandra,

Contact your insurance provider for the names of authorized dialysis clinic providers. Different care plans authorize different providers/clinics. They will need to preauthorize you or the patient for care.
There are several on the island now.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
I would try the studios in Makiki Jeff. Email if you need a list of management companies for the area.
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
alvinwhyee answered:
The earliest house I know of was built around 1903 by architect Dickey at the corner of Pensacola and Lunalilo, owned by Edward Tenney, whom I believe was the President of Alexander and Baldwin. His wife planted the banyan tree that is still there on the grounds of the Barclay condo. His neighbor on the mauka side was Abigail Kawananakoa (aka "Princess") which is now the campus of Hawaiian Mission Academy. His neighbor on the Ewa side across Ernest St was a sea captain who had Tenney's little girl plant a tree (Wilhelmina Tenney tree) in his front yard.

What else do you want to know?
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Bill Parecki answered:
Lease holds are an option but may not be the best option. I am a little concern about something that is worth less the longer I own it. Depending on the property when the lease expires it may or may not be renegotiated. You can almost count on the lease going up if they do decide to renew. If I were looking at a long term investment I personally would not be looking at a lease hold property. The upside is you might be able to get in much cheaper but it is still a lease hold property. Understand I am not an investment broker but if it were me I would be looking at fee simple if I had sufficient funds to buy. If you have any additional questions feel free to give me a call.

Bil Parecki, RS, ABR, E-Pro, SFR, CFRA, RDCPro
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