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.

Do you need a Hawaii driver’s license to get Kamaaina discounts

Hawaii driver's license needed for local discounts? Megan asks: Do you need a Hawaii driver's license for a kamaaina ("local resident") discount if you own a home in Hawaii? 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

Do you need a Hawaii driver’s license to get Kamaaina discounts2021-03-23T08:44:46-10:00

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Pali Panorama

The most breathtaking view on Oahu: The Pali Lookout Whenever I have first-time friends and family visiting, this is our first stop and though I've seen this view countless times since the mid-80s, I'm just as awe-inspired today as I was from the first time I saw it.   Pali Panorama by Scott Smithson

Hawaii Photo of the Week: Pali Panorama2021-03-24T07:21:31-10:00

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 4/2/21

Experts from across the state of Hawaii answer your Real Estate questions This week we reviewed the shopping districts across the state and went into detail on shipping cars to Hawaii. Here's what we covered at this show - click any link and go directly to that segment Pre-show starts 04/02Hawaii News Roundup as of

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 4/2/212021-04-05T06:55:26-10:00

What is Maui’s Condo Market Like?

What is Maui's Condo Market Like? Kevin via Facebook asks: What are you seeing as far as Condos selling on Maui now? My mom just bought a house there and I know houses are crazy, but I"m not sure if the condos have caught up with that yet. This short clip came from our Aloha

What is Maui’s Condo Market Like?2021-03-23T09:05:17-10:00

How Hawaii families play in the snow

How Hawaii families play in the snow We are talking about how Hawaii was so "cold" and our Big Island partner Dylan Nonaka gave an impromptu story about how Big Island families go up Mauna Kea with their pickup trucks, load them up with snow, and then truck it back down to their front yards

How Hawaii families play in the snow2021-03-22T07:14:24-10:00

Is a Hawaii real estate market bubble coming?

Are we in a real estate market bubble? Mark via Facebook asks: Is there concern about a bubble similar to 2008 developing through this hot market? 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

Is a Hawaii real estate market bubble coming?2021-03-23T09:07:48-10:00

Can vaxxers skip quarantine to Hawaii?

Can you skip quarantine if you're vaccinated? Our long-time view Jim via Facebook asked: Will being fully vaccinated allow me not to have to quarantine?   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

Can vaxxers skip quarantine to Hawaii?2021-03-24T05:59:15-10:00

Visit this Dramatic Waterfall: Hawaii Photo of the Week

Akaka Falls, a short drive from Hilo The windward sides of the islands are packed with lush greenery and abundant waterfalls.  Akaka falls on the Big Island is a can't-miss sight that's easy to get to.  Today, you can put it on your desktop! Akaka Falls (2) by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner is licensed under

Visit this Dramatic Waterfall: Hawaii Photo of the Week2021-03-24T06:04:29-10:00

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 3/19/2021

Experts from across the state of Hawaii answer your Real Estate questions.  The big topic for this show was all about owning rentals in Hawaii. Get expert advice on this topic from across the state. Here's what we covered at this show - click any link and go directly to that segment   Pre-show starts

Hawaii Real Estate Q&A on-demand 3/19/20212021-03-23T07:09:32-10:00

Can I rent out part of my Hawaii home as a short-term rental?

What's the law on renting out part of my home as vacation rental? Aaron asks: On Big Island, can I rent out an in-law suite in my primary residence as a short term vacation rental? This short clip came from our Aloha Friday Hawaii Real Estate Show which goes live every other Friday on our

Can I rent out part of my Hawaii home as a short-term rental?2021-03-16T07:00:23-10:00

All about Tiny Houses in Hawaii

Can you save money by building a tiny house in Hawaii? We get several questions on this topic and we rounded them all up in this video. Justin from Culpeper, Virginia asked: Are there affordable plots of land and can you live tiny house style? My wife grew up there(military brat) and now that most

All about Tiny Houses in Hawaii2021-02-25T08:40:30-10:00

Why is Hawaii Real Estate “crazy overpriced” ?

Why is Hawaii Real Estate "crazy overpriced" ? Val from Rocklin CA asked us that really short question and our panel turned it into a discussion.  Hawaii real estate is some of the most expensive in the country.  Does that mean it's overpriced?  How does one determine if in fact real estate in Hawaii is

Why is Hawaii Real Estate “crazy overpriced” ?2021-03-17T07:01:58-10:00