Blog, Oahu Hikes, Paradise Life

Makiki Valley Loop Trail

Makiki Valley Loop Trail Three Words! Misleading, Long, Misquotes First of all, I had a hard time finding the beginning of this trail! Everywhere online it’s posted “Hawaiʻi Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive”.  GPS wasn’t very helpful. Eventually, after driving back and forth, I turned left into a small driveway off Makiki Heights Drive… Continue reading Makiki Valley Loop Trail

Blog, Oahu Hikes, Paradise Life

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail March of 2018, My kids and I hiked the lighthouse trail. I’ve done it before without the kids, so I knew what to expect. It’s an easy kid-friendly paved trail. My eldest kid did this hike without any problems. Amazingly enough, he didn’t even complain! However, my little one was all… Continue reading Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Blog, Real Estate Services

Property Management Services

Steps to Renting 1. Take Pictures 2. Advertising (AHRN, Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Youtube, Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Page, Instagram, Pinterest, Craigslist) 3. Show Property 4. Run Rental Application 5. Sign Lease, Receive Security Deposit 6. Check-In Tenant 7. Collect Rent by the 1st 8. Disperse Rent and Statement to Owners by the 10th 9. Property Repairs… Continue reading Property Management Services

Blog, Oahu Hikes, Paradise Life

Manoa Falls Trail

  Manoa Falls! This fall takes me back to my high school years! I remember hiking this waterfall with an old high school friend. I would also take my mainland friends visiting me to this spot. Surprised I was! Back then, it didn’t have a snack shop, paid parking, or the restaurant. Personally, I love… Continue reading Manoa Falls Trail

Blog, Moving to Hawaii, Paradise Life, Paradise with Kids

Kids Eat Free!

I LOVE a free meal, but that’s hard to find. Kids, however, always get FREE stuff! I remember my 2-year-old Ethan would always get a free popsicle or a bag of chips from this nice Korean lady who owned a Korean market in Florida. It was a small market but the only Korean market nearby.… Continue reading Kids Eat Free!

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Buyers Program

Today was Royal Realty's monthly meeting. This time an agent from NetLending was there telling us about a new buyers program, which made my day! I finally have hope! Hope for me, to become a homeowner myself! The loan is a 5% gift funds loan, 3% going towards down payment, 2% going towards closing cost. Up to… Continue reading Buyers Program

Blog, Moving to Hawaii, Paradise Life

Hawaii’s Financial Assistance

Moving to Hawaii is a big step. Why is it a significant change? Because It’s a different lifestyle. Sure, Hawaii is part of the United States but life overall it is different compared to the mainland. For one, the cost of living is high. The cost of living here on the island is expensive! How… Continue reading Hawaii’s Financial Assistance