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About Peter Kay

I’ve lived Hawaii since the mid ‘80s when I moved here at the age of 21. I arrived site-unseen in Honolulu with zero contacts and about $5k in savings. I worked from nearly zero and today Hawaii has given me the greatest gifts in the world in all aspects: spiritually, financially, romantically (married since early ‘90s w/ 2 children), and most important, peace. My goal with this site is to share the magic of this Land of Aloha and help others who are on a similar quest.

Oahu’s Rugged Kaiwi Coastline: Hawaii photo of the week

East Oahu’s last remaining wilderness and a treasure for all to enjoy The Kaiwi Coastline on Oahu's southeast shores has something for everyone - surfing a world-famous Sandy Beach, a great hike for the whole family at Makapuu Lighthouse, and a pristine sandy coastline that stretches for several miles.  It's a great place to enjoy

Oahu’s Rugged Kaiwi Coastline: Hawaii photo of the week2021-01-12T08:54:55-10:00

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 1/22

Experts from across the state of Hawaii answer your Real Estate questions. Real estate topics covered this week includes important news and a special segment all about renting in Hawii. All show topics are indexed on YouTube Watch now on YouTube Index of topics: In the YouTube description there are direct links to each of

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 1/222021-01-25T09:27:06-10:00

What’s cost of building on a lot vs. buying a home in Hawaii?

What's cost of building on a lot vs. buying a home in Hawaii? Matthew asked this on the live show: How does the cost of building on a lot compare to buying a house? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other Friday on our Hawaii

What’s cost of building on a lot vs. buying a home in Hawaii?2020-09-11T08:41:58-10:00

How can you be accepted in Hawaii?

Scott from Dallas, Texas asked: We love the Hawaiian culture, people, and history. What kind of advice can you give that would allow us to be accepted into the Hawaiian community as seamlessly as possible? Various volunteering activities in the community and through church come to mind. Are we on the right track? Mahalo Scott

How can you be accepted in Hawaii?2021-01-13T08:25:17-10:00

Can I get a rental with pool and view?

Can I get a rental with pool and view? Ralph and Carley from Washington, DC ask: We would like to rent a single family home (furnished) while we search for a home in either Oahu, Maui, or Kona HI. It would be great to have a month by month rental or a 6 month rental.

Can I get a rental with pool and view?2020-09-11T08:39:41-10:00

Heaven on Earth: Hawaii photo of the week

Is this what heaven looks like? Kauai's Kalalau Valley I have been to this valley both from the mountains (about where this view is) and from the ocean and while there are many beautiful places in Hawaii, I still think this one is above all others. Kauai is my 2nd favorite island and this stunning

Heaven on Earth: Hawaii photo of the week2021-01-11T07:03:46-10:00

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 1/8/21!

Experts from across the state of Hawaii answer your Real Estate questions. Real estate topics covered this week including a great discussion on whether you should keep or sell your existing home, the current vog situation on the Kona side, and what each of us thinks is the best town to live in Hawaii. The

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 1/8/21!2021-01-11T09:59:09-10:00

What is the permitting process like on Oahu?

What is the permitting process like on Oahu? Mike from San Francisco asks: What’s the permitting process for a home remodel in Oahu? How much time does it take to obtain a permit and are there any hoops to jump through? What is the range of cost per square foot for remodeling? This short clip

What is the permitting process like on Oahu?2020-09-11T08:38:54-10:00

Can you live in Hawaii on $5,000 a month?

One of the most frequent questions I get is about Hawaii's affordability.  This one came in from Andre in Maryland asking: Can I live on a retirement salary of $5000.00 monthly? Our team of experts from across the state discussed. Want to see some other video features? Let me know in this form below. Loading...

Can you live in Hawaii on $5,000 a month?2020-12-21T17:58:55-10:00

Facts on the Kilauea volcano eruption in 90 seconds

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has recently started erupting.  I put together a 90 second video with facts taken from the USGS (US Geological Survey) into a quick video.  Enjoy! Want to see some other video features? Let me know in this form below. Loading...

Facts on the Kilauea volcano eruption in 90 seconds2020-12-28T07:23:02-10:00

Kilauea volcano is erupting – what’s it like nearby?

We had a fabulous show last week and if you have any interest on this topic at all, you'll want to watch! Our Big Island expert Dylan Nonaka brought some very special guests that live only a mile away to discuss these topics and more: What's it like being so close to an active volcano

Kilauea volcano is erupting – what’s it like nearby?2020-12-28T07:14:35-10:00

Is insurance an issue with properties with volcano damage?

Is insurance an issue with properties with volcano damage George asked this on the live show: I've seen homes on the Big Island that looks very nice on the inside with nice landscaping but when they have a picture of the surrounding properties it is all black from volcano damage. Does the insurance become an

Is insurance an issue with properties with volcano damage?2020-09-11T08:35:52-10:00