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Hawaii Fixer Upper homes and condos

Hawaii fixer upper homes

Are you looking for a fixer upper house, condo or townhome?  These properties either need of major repair or are tear downs.  It's a challenge to buy one and turn it into a dream home.  However, money saved and the satisfaction of "doing it yourself" can make some fixer uppers a bargain.

Hawaii fixer upper homes, condos and townhomes

The majority of fixer uppers are single family homes.  Condos and townhomes are less likely to be "tear downs" because the structures are owned by home-owner associations - not a single owner, as is often the case with homes.  Homeowners associations will be more responsive to making repairs and less likely to neglect a condo or townhome.  Sometimes condos and townhomes are listed as "needing major repair" because the interiors kitchens, bathrooms, flooring etc. need to be replaced.

These property listings are throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  You'll find homes in Waimanalo, Makaha and Pupukea on Oahu.  Big Island homes in Hilo, Kamuela and Kona are sometimes listed as well.

What to watch for with Hawaii fixer upper homes

With older homes made of wood, termite damage is a primary consideration.  Homes that have not been treated and repaired can sometimes be ready to tear down after 50 years or maybe less.  Redwood homes are termite resistant (termites don't like the taste of redwood).

Ground settlement is another problem in some neighborhoods.  Areas with homes built on hillsides or on loose soil sometimes have settlement and the homes need to periodically be adjusted to keep the floors level.  If left unattended, a house will go out of shape and get crooked floors, cracked walls and maybe even broken plumbing lines.

These are a sample of the fixer uppers available.  For a more detailed list by price range or neighborhood, contact us with the form below.

If you primarily need a low price, try searching Ewa Beach, West Loch and Waianae.  These are some of our most affordable neighborhoods on Oahu.  If you simply must have an affordable house in town, take a look at Palolo homes.

147 Results Days on Site (new to old)
$119,000 New For Sale
1750 Kalakaua Avenue #709
Honolulu, HI 96826
1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
330 sq ft; lot: 1.301 acres
$179,900 New For Sale
2724 Kahoaloha Lane #1106
Honolulu, HI 96826
2 beds, 2 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,049 sq ft; lot: 0.754 acres
$795,000 New For Sale
3480 Alohea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
1 bed, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,420 sq ft; lot: 2283 sq ft
$550,000 New For Sale
1084 Kinau Street #F
Honolulu, HI 96814
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
656 sq ft; lot: 2413 sq ft
Open House Wednesday May 22, 9:30am–11:30am
$1,125,000 New For Sale
4140 Pahoa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,728 sq ft; lot: 5053 sq ft
$247,900 New For Sale
84-964 Hana Street
Waianae, HI 96792
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
800 sq ft; lot: 5001 sq ft
$1,180,000 New For Sale
610 Hunalewa Street
Honolulu, HI 96816
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
818 sq ft; lot: 5001 sq ft
$1,200,000 New For Sale
562 Hunalewa Street
Honolulu, HI 96816
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,460 sq ft; lot: 5092 sq ft
$415,000 New For Sale
87-405 Kulahanai Street
Waianae, HI 96792
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,092 sq ft; lot: 3751 sq ft
$318,000 New For Sale
2440 Kuhio Avenue #1103
Honolulu, HI 96815
1 bed, 1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
548 sq ft; lot: 0.776 acres
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Mike Bates
Realtor Associate
Century 21 iProperties Hawaii

1585 Kapiolani Blvd #1533
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808-548-1220


I have been selling and buying properties in Canada, Hawaii and Japan for nearly 40 homes and found out Mr. Mike Bates is one of the best and I call him the king of real estate in Hawaii. I will keep asking him to buy and sell properties in the future for sure!

Thank you very much Mike for your great services and hard working manner for me in the past, present and future.
Yuji - April 2019
Mike was awesome. He was very patient and understanding with us. There were times where we just wanted to put things on hold due to the frustration however Mike stuck in with us. We truly appreciate all that he has done for us and will definitely recommend hom to any family or friends that are looking to buy a home. Alton and Janeen K. - August 2018
Excellent customer service! We bought and sold our home with Mike, he is the best realtor in Hawaii. Jerry and Candace G. - July 2018
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