Thursday, October 6, 2011

Recent Blog Posts

Recently I've been spending time writing some valuable content for our English website, sachihawaii.com. So you don't miss those posts, here are the links and summaries:

Hawaii's Green Energy Movement: Summarizing the current and future outlooks for Hawaii's dependency on fossil fuels, this article discusses what' being done around the islands to meet the state goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030. Discussing wind power, solar energy, hybrid consumer and commercial solutions, find out how Hawaii is progressing in contrast to its goals.

Honolulu Hot Area Guide: Shopping for a home but not sure where to start? This helpful guide gives you insights into where buyers are actively seeking and where sellers are often selling their homes above market value. Areas include Kaimuki, Hawaii Kai, and Aina Haina.

While we're busy writing new content for our English site, be sure to check back for updates!

- Sachi Hawaii Team

Friday, September 9, 2011

Waikiki Beach Tower Penthouse

Every so often, a rare opportunity comes along to own a truly unique piece of Waikiki real estate. With many mega-dollar newer hotels & condominiums coming up in Waikiki such as Trump Tower & The Watermark, often the older but totally renovated units get overlooked. Now's a great time to compare and contrast exactly what you can get from Waikiki Beach Tower's Penthouse #3704, dollar for dollar, against the newer competition throughout Waikiki.

With this 37th floor penthouse unit totally renovated by Kerr Michael Designs, you're treated to a fully functional and ergonomic kitchen, high-end kitchen appliances and furniture, high definition audio, central air conditioning and your own private Jacuzzi-style tub. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, this spacious 1,263 sq.ft. estate also includes a massive lanai accessible through pocket sliding glass doors, opening to expansive views of Waikiki, sunsets, and moonsets. You can get all of this for $2,500,000.

What can you get at Trump Tower for $2.5M? #2701 in Trump is currently an active listing for ~2.7M. Ten floors below the Waikiki Beach Tower listing, this unit provides similar features and amenities when compared to WBT's #3704, but doesn't hold Penthouse status and is a Trump cookie-cutter build - all of your furnishings and appointments will be the same as every other room in the building. You'll find that the overall living area in Trump is larger than Waikiki Beach Tower, but you'll suffer in terms of view and Lanai functionality, where it's more of a vantage point of the ocean from a distance, instead of a large outside living area directly overlooking Waikiki beach.

In The Watermark, you can step up to a very large 3 bedroom, ~2,200 sq.ft. high floor unit for about 3 million. Sounds great, but your view is limited to the ocean from a distance, and in The Watermark, you are minutes away from the beach and ocean, whereas Waikiki Beach Tower is seconds away - one cross-walk, in fact. Ultimately, it comes down to exactly what you're looking for. Each building will attract a different buyer. If you're looking for prestige in Waikiki and want to be near the beach and ocean, Waikiki Beach Tower has always been a favorite among locals and international owners. Take one look at this stunning penthouse unit and you'll understand its value is a cut above the rest.

For more information, contact Sachi Hawaii at 808-596-8801 or info@sachihawaii.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hawaii's Booming Tourism Industry























It's no secret that tourism in Hawaii is booming; despite initial projections of a slowing tourism in 2011 due to economic uncertainty, political unrest, and the tragedy in Japan, new arrivals in O'ahu are up 2% and visitor spending is up 15%. The contrast in growth between new arrivals and visitor spending indicates that marketing efforts across Hawaii have helped influence visitors spend their foreign currency, which is benefiting from powerful exchange rates.

To read more about the tourism industry in Hawaii, Click Here

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ultimate Family Retreat in Waialae Iki

Sachi Hawaii introduces Panoramic Ocean Views from this Contemporary Family Retreat. Step inside this 2008-remodeled Ihiloa Loop estate in Waialae Iki and you’ll instantly become captivated by the architectural beauty. Designed to be the perfect home for a family and entertaining guests, luxurious appointments are met with ample seating and recreational space, inside and out. Oversized skylights provide natural lighting throughout the living areas, kitchen, and guest bedroom, providing a soothing ambiance. Masterfully crafted, this 4 bed, 3.5 bath of 3,838 sq.ft. features two master bedrooms and is perched atop 8,470 sq.ft. of land located in a prestigious, private, and quiet neighborhood. Separated guest bedroom makes for a perfect opportunity to host overnight guests.

Panoramic ocean views are complemented by a separate breakfast nook and dining area overlooking the blue seas. The extra large gourmet kitchen also benefits from views of the Pacific, as does the spacious master bedroom. The spacious family room opens to a garden spectacular which overlooks the ocean, perfect for hosting family and guests to a barbecue.

Property sits at 1521 Ihiloa Loop and is offered at $1,750,000 Fee Simple. Listed by Sachi Hawaii