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June 2017

Buy or Build: How to Save Money Building a New Home

Is building a new home cheaper than buying and renovating an older residence? Yes and no. In all honesty, there’s no definitive answer regarding the cost of building a new home versus updated an existing residence. Factors such as location, house size, local real-estate markets, and architectural design all complicate the economics of choosing to buy or build. But when done correctly, building a home can save you money, and Read More

Building a New Home? Three Things Homeowners Wish They’d Done Differently

Building a new home involves careful planning and the ability to make several long-term choices in a relatively short amount of time. But with so many decisions regarding design, construction, and budget, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! So before you build, take time to talk with people who’ve experienced the home-building process and ask them what they love about their new home and what they’d do differently next time. Until Read More

Building an ADU? Three Things You Need to Know

It’s been almost a year since our first post on the difference between Ohana and Accessory Dwelling Units.  Given that ADU construction remains one of the most common residential construction projects in Hawaii, we thought it was time to follow-up with more information for homeowners considering the ADU process.  Here are three things you should know about building an ADU: There are very specific regulations regarding ADU construction in Hawaii. Read More