There are 1000’s of condos in Honolulu, and new condo listings come on the market daily. There are numerous options. How do you select one?
Assuming that you have your cash or pre-qualification letter in hand, the best place is make a list of your needs and wants for your new condo. A need would be a certain number of bedrooms that you have to have. A want would be something like a view. You may not be able to live without an extra bedroom, but you may be able to live with an ocean view, versus being ocean front. Knowing what you must have and would like but can live without, will really help.
Selecting the location is going to be one of the most important decisions in selecting your new Honolulu condo. Your location will determine the proximity to your favorite activities, work, the beach, friends and family. While some locations may be perfect, they may be out of reach due to pricing. It will take a little time and research to find that perfect condo that will fit the price, needs, wants, and location criteria.
So let’s select 4 Waikiki condos and take a look at the units, location, views, and amenities.
Lanikea at Waikiki
The Lanikea is a newer high rise condo building in Waikiki with a secure gate to enter the beautiful grounds, and round the clock security. The lobby is very welcoming, spacious, and bright with seating available for your guests, or just to relax while waiting for your ride. The Lanikea was built in 2005, and is a pet friendly building with, with a heated pool, whirlpool, and a bbq area. Many units offer stunning views of Ft DeRussy, Koolaus, and the Ocean. Current prices of Lanikea at Waikiki condos for sale range approximately from $700,000-$2,250,000 the Lanikea penthouse.
The Royal Garden at Waikiki
The Royal Garden is boutique Condotel with a luxurious lobby upon entering the building. Built in 1977, the buildings and the units have been restored, to make this a very unique and beautiful gem in Waikiki. This condo building offers Waikiki, Koolau, and Ala Wai Canal views and also offers a pool for residents and hotel guests alike. Prices at the Royal Garden range from the mid $200,000’s for studio apartments, to mid $600,000’s for 1 bedroom units.
The Kealani is only two block from Waikiki Beach and located along Ala Wai Blvd. Built in 1970, it is an older building that offers a pool, and nice Waikiki views from one side and Ala Wai Canal and mountain views from other units. Current pricing is in the $500,000 range for 2 bedroom residences. The lanai are a really nice size in this building, and anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors, will enjoy having a nice area to sit outside and enjoy the Waikiki views.
The Diamond Head Vista
The Diamond Head Vista is located on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki. As the last building on the east side of Waikiki, many of the condos offer amazing views of Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki, and the Ocean. This 1975 building offers a pool, a quiet location, and open and enclosed lanais depending on the available condo. Views are by far some of the nicest in Waikiki from this building. The mix of green and the blue, offers a spectacular combination to enjoy from your windows on a daily basis. Prices range from approximately $600,000 for 1 bedroom condos, to mid $800,000 for 2 bedrooms.
For information on Waikiki condos, and the BUYING or SELLING process, please call Kinga Mills, RA RS-75728 at 808-597-5572 or contact us with your questions today. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties