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Old 06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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Of course, one cannot walk to this in Hawaii Kai (taken, 3:05 pm, 6/8). Note how cloudy it is.
Word.

Wow, didn't know that Kailua actually had a sky. Thought it was just mountains and permanent clouds like in the Matrix.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Wow, didn't know that Kailua actually had a sky. Thought it was just mountains and permanent clouds like in the Matrix.
I had heard this too about Kailua. However when I was there I saw all this blue stuff up in the air and a really bright orb shinning down on me!
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You can see me in this pic looking all confused wondering where the clouds are.
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Oh, and these pics were taken in December!
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:05 AM
 
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Of course, one cannot walk to this in Hawaii Kai (taken, 3:05 pm, 6/8). Note how cloudy it is.
A 45 minute walk from where you live in Keolu Hills? Sorry, that's not a "walk"... that's a journey by foot. I can actually walk from my place in town to Ala Moana beach in just 30 minutes... but I'd never tell anyone my home is walking distance from the beach. Any home within "walking" distance to the beach in Kailua is way outside of the OP's price range. Anyone living in Kalama Valley, Laulima, Queen's Gate and the new development on the fringe of Koko Head Stable can walk to Sandy Beach in 5-20 minutes.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Kahala
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Any home within "walking" distance to the beach in Kailua is way outside of the OP's price range.
Now you are being silly - Op has a budget of $1.3 million, plenty of homes literally blocks from the beach in that price range.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:09 AM
 
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Now you are being silly - Op has a budget of $1.3 million, plenty of homes literally blocks from the beach in that price range.
OP said happy with $800-$1M. I'm pretty sure anything in that price range within walking distance to Kailua Beach would be uninhabitable.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Kahala
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OP said happy with $800-$1M. I'm pretty sure anything in that price range within walking distance to Kailua Beach would be uninhabitable.
This seems habitable for under $1,000,000 - blocks from the beach. Gogle maps, your favorite, indicates it is a 11 minute walk to Kalama Beach Park.

131 Ainoni Street Kailua HI 96734 - Home listed on 04-22-2014
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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This seems habitable for under $1,000,000 - blocks from the beach. Gogle maps, your favorite, indicates it is a 11 minute walk to Kalama Beach Park.

131 Ainoni Street Kailua HI 96734 - Home listed on 04-22-2014
OP specifically stated they live in a 750 sf home now and want a larger place for the 5 of them. I'm pretty sure an extra 230 sf is not going to cut it. I was thinking more along the lines of a 1500 sf house and up. Also, $1,000/sf for a 58-year old single wall constructed home is mighty pricey even if the lot is large. I doubt at that small of an interior the house will appraise.

2/3 mile is a bit far to be considered walking distance. Many people would just jump in their cars at that distance. Of course to realtors, 2/3 mile is definitely walking distance
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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If you're going to be driving to UH Manoa from Kailua, it can take awhile. Especially in the morning rush hour because it bottle necks onto the h-1 merge.

I did the commute for 10 years. Average time would be about 40 min to an hour in peak times if you're going to University Ave.

If you leave work at 4 pm or so, it will take around an hour. I used to stay at school if I didn't leave UH by 3 pm.

You can find plenty of nice houses in Kailua for 800k to 1000k. You might even find a few for less than 800k.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the help everyone.

We've ended up with a home in Manoa. Far and away our favourite neighborhood of all those we visited (Nuuanu, Aina Haina, Hahaione/Hawaii Kai, Kapahulu). Never did get over to Kailua as our offer was accepted before we went there.

Thanks again.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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We've ended up with a home in Manoa. Far and away our favourite neighborhood of all those we visited
Congratulations, and thanks for closing the loop. Let us know how things go!
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