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June 26th, 2015

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Diamond Head, Hawaii

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Diamond Head homes represent some of the finest, most sought after real estate in Honolulu and where Royalty spent their days of leisure. The area is south of beautiful Waikiki and past the Honolulu Zoo. Diamond Head circles Diamond Head Crater and includes the Gold Coast along Kalakaua Ave, Kapiolani Park, Monsarrat Ave and Diamond Head Rd, as well as Fort Ruger Park – aka Triangle Park.

Diamond Head homes for sale are expensive and range between $2M to $15M with lot sizes from 3,500 sq ft to over 1 acre. About 60 of the approximate 650 homes in Diamond Head are on the ocean, along a 2 mile stretch of the most beautiful white sandy beaches you’re sure to ever find. Rarely do these beachfront homes come on the market. One of the more notable homes in Diamond Head is Doris Duke’s opulent Shangri La Cliffside estate on Kaikuono Pl with a handful of spectacular estates nearby.

Diamond Head real estate is an exceptional place to live, with its smaller yet charming historic homes close to Kapiolani Park. Many of these were built in the early 1920’s and retain all their original charm to the finest estates on streets like Noela Dr, Noela Pl and Diamond Head Cir. If you have a chance to visit the area, it’s well worth the time to see these properties and their breathtaking views of the Waikiki skyline, as well as Koolau mountain views.

You’re simply not going to find a finer ambiance than at Diamond Head anywhere in Hawaii. The area showcases the most amazing beaches of Honolulu with Diamond Head Crater as the backdrop. The top of the Crater, at 760 ft, accessed by a popular hiking trail, offers dramatic 360 degree views.

Located along the Gold Coast is the Outrigger Canoe Club and a popular social spot, Next door is Kaimana Beach, which I considered the finest beaches to swim and drink in the sun anywhere in Honolulu.

Across the street is Kapiolani Park. It’s a 500 acre grassy level park with playgrounds for all kinds of year-round outdoor sports activities and the finish line for the annual Honolulu Marathon. Within the park you’ll find public tennis courts, an archery range and the Waikiki Shell, a unique outdoor concert venue, which has created many magical sunset memories.

As I mentioned, homes don’t come on the market often in Diamond Head, but you can find equally desirable homes in nearby neighborhoods like Kahala, Hawaii Loa Ridge & Portlock.

Diamond Head Homes for Sale Listings

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HOME OWNERSHIP TOOLS

FHA 203K

Your Home Purchasing or Refinancing & Renovation Tool

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Here are just a few of the home improvements

you might consider with any Home Renovation loan

Repair or replace a roof

Install, replace or repair gutters and downspouts

Replace, repair or upgrade your HVAC system

Repair or replace plumbing

Install, repair or replace electrical systems

Kitchen remodeling (including the purchase and installation of appliances)

Bathroom remodeling, Full interior painting, Total exterior painting

Repair or replace a septic system and/or well

Disability access (wheelchair ramp, elevator, widen doorways)

Build, repair or replace deck, patio or porch

Basement waterproofing and finishing

Abatement/Stabilization of lead-based paint hazards

Replace old windows, Room additions, Finish an attic

Add a second story to your home

Replace a termite damaged sill plate (a water-damaged sill plate also)

Possible landscaping items such as correction of grading & drainage problems,

tree removal, repair a driveway and sidewalks

FANNIE MAE HOMESTYLE

The Conventional Alternative to FHA 203K

Great for Real Estate Investors and Second Home Renovations

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are ready to assist you with your home purchase

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Up to $10K for Home Improvements, Renovations or a Simple Remodel

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A SIMPLE HOME SHOPPING INSPECTION TOOL

Organizing your home shopping experience affords a wise decision-making process.

This simple home inspection tool makes your ultimate buying decision a smart one.

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