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December 8, 2012

Lizzie asks…

The best place to rent a house in Hawaii?

The best place to rent a house in Hawaii?

My question is two fold:

A ) We are thinking of moving to Hawaii.. Does anyone know the best location to rent a home for 2-3 years? We are looking for the following:

1) Doesn’t matter what Island
2) Not directly in the city
3) Preferably near North Shore ( but not necessarily !! )
4) Price range per month: $1500-3000

B) What Island offers the best value-to-features ratio? As features I mean the beauty of the place, cleanness, good neighborhood, easy access to food stores ( Costco ?? ), very preferably a hospital close by.

Administrator answers:

Not sure if this will help, but here’s a link to Oahu’s rental properties.

Http://www.rentalsillustrated.com/index.php

It may list for other islands as well. It should give an idea of what kind of place you can get for your money in different areas of the island. Of course Honolulu will be more expensive. My favorite area is Hawaii Kai, which is just outside of Honolulu. It’s very clean and a very beautiful area, though it is pricier than other areas of the island because it’s a suburb of Honolulu. There is plenty of shopping in the area – Costco, Ross, Safeway, Blockbuster, etc. Loads of good restaurants. It’s close to Hanauma Bay – great snorkeling and Sandy Beach.

If you are looking at moving to the North Shore, you should be able to get more for your money. It’s a pretty good drive from Honolulu, but may be worth it if you’re looking for a kick back kind of place. However, it is a pretty remote part of the island. You may want to check out Kailua, which is on the windward side of Oahu. It’s very tropical and green on that side. It’ has a remote feel, but is fairly close to Honolulu if you want action. There are lots of places to shop in the area, as well as a hospital. Everything you need.

Good luck!

Chris asks…

Can anyone help our family find a house with a pool to rent in Mililani,Hawaii?

OUR FAMILY IS ASKING FOR HELP & INFORMATION WITH HOUSES FOR RENT, IN HAWAII-CITY OF MILILANI-
CAN ANYONE HELP US?
THE HOUSE MUST HAVE A POOL!
WE NEED A HOUSE THAT HAS 3 OR MORE BEDROOMS/ 2 OR MORE BATHROOMS-GARAGE/CARPORT.
WE WOULD LOVE A YARD OF ANY SIZE FENCED-POOL FENCED AS WELL.
LIVING/FAMILY ROOM-DINING ROOM/LANDRY ROOM. LOOKING TO PAY $1,800.00 UP TO $3,000.00 A MONTH.
WE WANT LONG TERM 1YR.LEASE MIN.
WE HAVE BEEN RENTING THE SAME HOUSE FOR 10 YEARS WE HAVE AWESOME REF’S-PERSONAL & PROF. WE HAVE GOVERMENT JOBS FOR 7 YRS+
WE ALSO OWN A HOME INSPECTION-REPAIR-REMODEL COMPANY FOR OVER 12 YEARS. OUR YEARLY INCOME IS OVER $100,000.00
WE HAVE A FAMILY OF 4-HUSBAND/WIFE/OUR SONS-TWIN BOYS.
WE ARE ASKING IF ANY ONE CAN HELP US, WITH FINDING US A HOUSE TO CALL HOME WITH ALL OUR NEEDS/WANTS ? OUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS-
snjeremiah@hotmail.com
PHONE #’S (808) 627-8415 OR (808) 630-6882
ASK FOR: BRYAN OR STEFANI
THANKS FOR ANY & ALL HELP-ALOHA FROM HAWAII

Administrator answers:

Have you tried http://www.rentalsillustrated.com/ ? They do have a lot of apartment/townhome listings, but I noticed a couple listings for single-family homes in Mililani.

It’ll probably be really difficult to find a rental with a pool…prudent real estate investors steer clear from them for liability reasons.

Best of luck!

P.S. Are you new to the internet? If so, a couple tips:
- Don’t write in all CAPS…it’s hard to read and is considered “yelling” in the internet world
- You should avoid posting your personal contact information on message boards…there are rude individuals on the internet thinks its funny to prank call. I’d had for you to have to change phone numbers!

Ken asks…

I am looking to rent a villa or house in Maui hawaii, very close to or on the beach. Looking for 8-10 people.?

I am looking to rent a villa or house in Maui Hawaii, very close to or on the beach. We would like to obviously be nice and clean but does not need to be top of the line. On or close to the beach would be nice, any websites or recommendations from personal experience would be great!

Administrator answers:

Check with these friends of mine in Maui…

Http://www.mauihawaiiproperty.net/content.aspx

Jerry or Steve will be happy to help you find a vacation rental that meets your needs. They do real estate sales in Maui, but they also have some very nice homes and condos that are rentals as well.

Homes, condos, rentals, etc in Hawai’i are built fairly small. You might have a tough time finding an affordable place to fit all 8-10 people, but you may be able to split that up to 2 places to stay that each can house 4-5 people.

Daniel asks…

In Kauai, Hawaii, is it better to stay at a hotel or rent a house/condo, to stay?

I’m planning a nice romantic getaway to Kauai in May. Want to get opinions on whether it is better to stay at a hotel or look into renting a condo/house in Kauai?

Administrator answers:

There are two kinds of renting, and the people who have answered so far are talking about renting a place like a local would. The other kind (which is much better than a hotel, and often cheaper) is renting a time share interest (this would usually be a condo, but can be a free-standing house) as if it were a hotel room. A condo normally has a separate bedroom, a kitchen, and a laundry room, so it is much more convenient than a hotel room. You can shop at the grocery store, fix your own meals if you want to (something we really like for breakfast), and wash your laundry. To me, having a separate bedroom rather than just a hotel room is a big deal.

We have some time share units on Kauai we really like with Wyndham (see http://www.extraholidays.com/?lid=ggl&se=g&gclid=cn6ykjnnta4cfrn3hwodeymsow for rentals), and one of our favorites is Kauai Beach. But there are many other options. Personally, I feel cramped every time I stay in a hotel, because condos are so much more roomy and full of amenities.

Edit: Just because you stay in a time share condo does not mean you HAVE TO shop for and cook your own food. I have actually never cooked in a time share condo, just brought in ready-made food (which is not usually allowed in a hotel room), and sometimes heated up a pizza or micro-smashed something frozen. One option you get at classy time shares (like Westin Princeville) is to buy really good meat in the local store and reserve a barbecue on the grounds. You can grill your meat and maybe bake a potato, and buy a salad to go with it. To me, renting a condo gives you more options, it does not force you to do anything you could not do in a hotel. Many time share properties have restaurants on site or next door, just like a hotel, and some share hotel pools.

Susan asks…

Is it better to to rent an apartment or buy a house in Hawaii?

Is the housing market better on Hawaii or Oahu?
Thanks!

Administrator answers:

Hey, welcome to Hawaii, if you new, and thank you for staying if you from hea, ok? You know, depend on you, if you gonna live hea rest of you life, then mobetta to buy, if you can afford, ok? Cause instead of pay rent, you pay mortgage, mobetta for taxes, cause can still take deduction for interest on mortgage, can’t do that for rent, but you take risk if you pay too much for house, that value go down and you maybe owe more onna house than you can get if you sell it, ok? Can buy mobetta house for same money onna BI, but if that not where you wanna live, then that not gonna work, yeah? Onna otha hand, if you got choice and price the same, and house the same, then I like Oahu mobetta cause got more services, and mobetta stores, yeah? But that just me, lotta otha people like BI mobetta, so up to you, ok? Peace and aloha to you!

Mandy asks…

Should I rent or sell old house in Maryland, buy or rent new home in Hawaii?

In the next six months, I will be relocating from MD (where I own a home worth approx $350,000) to HA (where homes are much more expensive. Given today’s economy, should I rent the old place and rent a new place in Hawaii? Sell and buy? Some other combination? I make a good income, but would need the equity in my current home for a down payment on a new one. Help!

Administrator answers:

This would be your best option at this time. Rent out your current home in MD. And hire a reputable property manager/Century21 etc. Put a security down of repairs of $1000. To them this will keep the small phone calls from coming in. Then rent in Hawaii until things look better to you regarding the purchase and this will give you plenty of time to look around the area.
Best of luck you lucky devil…lol

Lisa asks…

Can someone help with understanding why housing in Hawaii dint help Hawaiians?

I live in Hawaii and I’ve been here all my life but why is it that I am applying for housing assistance and I cant get anything but all the other people that come from a forigen country can get assistance like nothing. I mean they come to america, get checks, housing, food, and clothing from the goverment and me who really pay taxes and can afford to rent a house cant get any help at all. Can someon please explain why America wont help their own but yet help a complete stranger. I go to wirk 40 housr a week I have a 13 month daughter. They told me that I should spend some nights on the beach being homeless or go to a homeless shelter. I will not put my daughter throught that just to get help that stupid. I just want someone to explain why things like this happend. And for all the people that come from a forigen counrty if you dont want to have any birth defects the tell your family to stop breeding with each other, dont blame a freakin nuclear bomb.

Administrator answers:

There was an interesting story on the news about this very topic, about how folks arrive at Honolulu International Airport and call the Hawai’i State Dept of Human Services and literally ask them to pick them up from the airport and provide them with housing, food stamps, etc. It absolute disgusts me that these pathetic people can just get off of a plane and suddenly reap the benefits of us Hawai’i State tax payers, esp. When Native Hawaiians are being forced out of Hawai’i due to the exorbitant cost of living. It is sickening and completely WRONG. HEWA NUI….

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