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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.

150 Results Days on Site (new to old)
$839,000 New For Sale
3836 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
5 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,307 sq ft; lot: 5001 sq ft lot
Open House Sunday Jun 23, 2pm–5pm
$749,000 New For Sale
45-786 Nanihoku Way
Kaneohe, HI 96744
6 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
2,637 sq ft; lot: 3798 sq ft lot
$125,000 New For Sale
1 bed, 1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
412 sq ft
$510,000 New For Sale
47-669 Melekula Road #3
Kaneohe, HI 96744
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
836 sq ft; lot: 3184 sq ft lot
$675,000 New For Sale
2420 Gardenia Street
Honolulu, HI 96816
2 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
960 sq ft; lot: 5131 sq ft lot
$638,000 New For Sale
94-256 Hanawai Circle
Waipahu, HI 96797
5 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,652 sq ft; lot: 5118 sq ft lot
$780,000 New For Sale
561a Kawainui Street
Kailua, HI 96734
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,112 sq ft; lot: 5001 sq ft lot
$1,300,000 New For Sale
2709 Kaaipu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,867 sq ft; lot: 10481 sq ft lot
$605,000 New For Sale
469 Ena Road #201
Honolulu, HI 96815
3 beds, 3 baths | Condo/Townhouse
1,451 sq ft; lot: 2.598 acres
$1,500,000 New For Sale
430b Manono Street
Kailua, HI 96734
3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,744 sq ft; lot: 7196 sq ft lot
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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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