There’s no doubt that 2016 has been an eventful and busy year for many.

Here on Hawaii Home, we published over 153 posts this year. From providing insight on local real estate markets to taking you inside some of the state’s most luxurious homes and offering fun event, recipe and décor ideas, we have brought you an array of real estate and lifestyle content to make it through this memorable year.

With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, we’re reviewing the posts that garnered the most attention this year.

In case you missed any, or just want to take a second look, here are the most read Hawaii Home blog posts from 2016:

Indicators Reveal Buyers Feel It Is an Excellent Time to Buy on Oahu
A discussion of the factors that contribute to the buying power of Oahu home seekers.

Extraordinary Hawaii Home: Sophisticated Island Retreat on Niu Beach
We tour Hale Ho’ola’l, a home that stays true to its island feel and is perfect for those who are looking to live it big in tropical paradise.

New Homeowners Can Build Equity from Year One
A discussion on why home owners can expect to see equity gains on their Oahu properties.

We Did It Again: Number One Real Estate Brand on Oahu    
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties ranked as the number-one real estate brand on Oahu’s housing market for total sales volumes in 2015, according to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.

Tips for Homebuyers in a Hot Seller’s Market
Tips on how to “survive” the house-hunting wars and help increase your chances of getting a home of your own.

2016 AREAA Global and Luxury Summit Comes to Waikiki
A look at the topics discussed at the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Global and Luxury Summit, and the impact international transactions have played into the island’s luxury real estate market.

Marketing Your Luxury Listing: A Conversation with Anne Oliver
A conversation with Anne Oliver, a Coldwell Banker Previews International® Sales Associate who provided tips and shared her knowledge of marketing in Hawaii’s luxury market at AREAA’s Global + Luxury Summit.

Smart Home Technology Catching on with Consumers
A look at the some of today’s most popular smart home devices as determined by the Coldwell Banker® Smart Home Marketplace Survey.

A Day to Celebrate a King: Where to Go, What to Do on Oahu for King Kamehameha Day
A list of the numerous celebrations held on Oahu for the 100th anniversary of the King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade.

Condos Gain Popularity
A look at some of the reasons why condos are growing in popularity on Oahu.


Bonus: Some of Our Favorite Posts from the Past Year

Kitchen Envy: Where to Cook Up Your Thanksgiving Feast
Three stylish kitchens that offer the ultimate spaces for preparing an epic Thanksgiving meal.

Where to Find Home-Grown Chocolate this National Chocolate Day
Our picks for the best chocolate shops on the island that give you access to Oahu-grown cacao from bean to bar.

Surfer’s Paradise: Three Oahu Beach Homes for Surfers
A glimpse into three Oahu properties that are designed for catching waves while also providing the comfort of home.

Extraordinary Hawaii Home: A Fresh Twist on Honolulu Island Living
A tour of a dazzling West Indies modern estate that breaks the mold for island-style living.

Five Hidden Outdoor Escapes on Oahu
A list of our personal favorite outdoor destinations.


A special thank you to everyone for visiting our Hawaii Home blog this year. The site continues to grow each month thanks to the support of readers like you. If there are any topics you’d like us to explore in 2017, please let us know in the comments!