News & Events

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– (“What Lies Within,” 1940)

Hawaii is an amazing place to live and it is not just because of our amazing weather, beautiful ocean views and delicious cuisine.  It is the people, the cultures and the lifestyle of being on an island chain. Let us share with you local events, lifestyle updates, cultural education experiences and what it means to be a part of our community.

Mandarin Oriental Residences Available Soon

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel & Residences will soon be announcing sales of this incredible new project. It will be built directly across from the convention center, at the corner of Atkinson and Kapiolani. The project will be 37 stories and include 99 residences...

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Vacation Rental Bill Update and Outlook

As most of us should have already heard, the City Council approved two new bills regulating short-term vacation rentals. Bill 89 allows for the permitting of up to 1,715 owner-occupied bed-and-breakfast rentals where the owner must live in the home and may only rent...

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New Condo Announcements

There have been many new condominium projects completed and those slated for construction in Honolulu over the past couple years. We wanted to give you a quick rundown on all the newer buildings that have opened, and those that have just been announced in the Honolulu...

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New Tax Law Seminar presented by Portfolio

On February 16th, Carl and Portfolio hosted a free seminar led by a leading local tax expert, and good friend of many years, Harold Berman. Harold flew in from Maui to speak and has over 40 years of experience in tax law and tax preparation in Hawaii. He is a Realtor,...

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Carl Sells Oceanfront Diamond Head Home

Good news! In January, Carl closed on this incredible oceanfront property for $5.3M. Even better news, Carl represented the buyer and it was listed for $5.9M; so Carl saved his client over half a million dollars! Way to go. It is one of four units on the property and...

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Our History

Talking Story Origin Story Our History begins with his-story. Our story began in 1971 when Carl was working as an estimator for a contractor in Chicago and was fortunate that his boss had a friend in Hawaii that flew him out to Honolulu to work for his company. While...

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Upcoming Events

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