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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.

Get your questions in and join this Aloha Friday Hawaii Show, LIVE

Get your questions in and join us LIVE on 9/4/2020,  9am Hawaii time: The Aloha Friday Show Every other Friday at 9am Hawaii time, our expert team answers your questions about Hawaii real estate. Get your questions in and join us live. Every show features a quick Covid19 status update and Real Estate market updates

Get your questions in and join this Aloha Friday Hawaii Show, LIVE2020-08-31T07:23:15-10:00

Cost of Electricity in Hawaii?

Cost of Electricity in Hawaii? Lisa of El Cerrito asked: Oahu has alot of older homes . If I purchase one, is the cost of renovation construction similar to mainland or significantly more. Single wall vs double wall. Termites? Insurance? The important stuff to be sure to know before buying that's specific to the island.

Cost of Electricity in Hawaii?2020-08-17T07:25:18-10:00

How to Make New Friends in Hawaii Part 1 of 6

One of the first things you’ll need to do is make new friends in Hawaii.  Now of course there are common human social norms to follow in making new friends regardless of where you move so I won’t be covering that in this article, but rather I’ll talk about what is different about Hawaii’s cultural

How to Make New Friends in Hawaii Part 1 of 62020-09-14T07:25:00-10:00

ICYMI: 8/21/20 Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show

I)n C)ase Y)ou M)issed I)t: The Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate show is archived on YouTube and Facebook. Every other Friday at 9am Hawaii time, our expert team answers your questions about Hawaii real estate. Some of the topics we covered at the last show: 00:00 Start 8/21 Show04:49 Covid update 8/2107:33 Cancel my trip

ICYMI: 8/21/20 Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show2020-08-24T07:19:47-10:00

Can I buy and live in a short term rental?

Can I buy and live in a short term rental? Joanne from Maine asked: What are some best practices or tips for working with a third party service or company for help maintaining and renting out a property as a short-term rental when it is not occupied by the owners? Would it be reasonable to

Can I buy and live in a short term rental?2020-08-26T09:54:55-10:00

Places near hikes with dogs on leash?

We answered this video from Melissa of Thornton, CO: Are there many places to hike where I can bring my dog on leash? By hiking, I mean with a decent decline/incline for a good workout of probably 4+ miles, and not just "walking" on mostly level ground--I consider that trail walking, not hiking LOL! My

Places near hikes with dogs on leash?2020-07-14T07:24:29-10:00

Join us LIVE 8/21 with your questions: Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate

Get your questions in and join us LIVE on this Friday, August 21st 9am Hawaii time: The Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show Every other Friday at 9am Hawaii time, our expert team answers your questions about Hawaii real estate. Get your questions in and join us live. Every show features a quick Covid19 status

Join us LIVE 8/21 with your questions: Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate2020-08-21T10:35:51-10:00

How much to rent a condo for one month on Oahu?

How much to rent a condo for one month on Oahu? Jim asks: What's the approximate cost of renting a condo for one month on Oahu? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other Friday on our Hawaii Real Estate YouTube channel or our Living in

How much to rent a condo for one month on Oahu?2020-08-17T07:25:47-10:00

Hawaii photo of the week: Lava oozing

An amazing spectacle of power I vividly remember seeing a lava flow for the first time.  I was staying with some friends on the Big Island and we drove to a spot in the middle of the night. I looked out and saw a long finger of the most captivating deep-orange red color I've ever

Hawaii photo of the week: Lava oozing2020-07-14T07:31:19-10:00

We answered your Hawaii real estate questions – send more!

I)n C)ase Y)ou M)issed I)t: The Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate show is archived on YouTube and Facebook. Every other Friday at 9am Hawaii time, our expert team answers your questions about Hawaii real estate. Some of the topics we covered at the last show: 06:02 Corona Virus Update09:54 Real Estate Market Update14:32 COVID impact

We answered your Hawaii real estate questions – send more!2020-08-10T11:41:49-10:00

Average cost per sq ft in Kona?

Average cost per sq ft in Kona? I'm considering buying some land on Kona, and would like to know what is the average cost per square feet for building a new house between 1700 and 2000 sf on Kona? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every

Average cost per sq ft in Kona?2020-08-17T07:26:06-10:00

August weather in Hawaii – with hurricanes

August means hurricane season is in Hawaii and we had our first very close call with hurricane Douglas. I talk about August weather in general, what it's like when hurricanes are coming, and a little bit of what happened with hurricane Douglas Questions about Hawaii's weather are one of the most popular searches so each

August weather in Hawaii – with hurricanes2020-08-05T10:35:00-10:00