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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)
$780,000 For Sale
94-522 Halemoe Place
Waipahu, HI 96797
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,033 sq ft; lot: 4421 sq ft
$294,900 For Sale
2415 Ala Wai Boulevard #1905
Honolulu, HI 96815
2 beds, 1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
845 sq ft; lot: 20691 sq ft
$530,000 For Sale
98-001 Kaluamoi Place
Pearl City, HI 96782
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,252 sq ft; lot: 5022 sq ft
$3,500,000 For Sale
4738 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
8 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
4,116 sq ft; lot: 17102 sq ft
$510,000 For Sale
86-246 Kawili Street
Waianae, HI 96792
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,344 sq ft; lot: 5602 sq ft
$850,000 For Sale
520 Magellan Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96813
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,000 sq ft; lot: 3798 sq ft
$78,800 For Sale
423 Kaiolu Street #205
Honolulu, HI 96815
1 bed, 1 bath | Condo/Townhouse
420 sq ft; lot: 9322 sq ft
$1,550,000 For Sale
59-121 Paumalu Place
Haleiwa, HI 96712
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,656 sq ft; lot: 1.139 acres
$1,020,000 For Sale
3030 Kahaloa Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
6 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,592 sq ft; lot: 10001 sq ft
$1,098,000 For Sale
41-029 Puuone Street
Waimanalo, HI 96795
7 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,400 sq ft; lot: 15002 sq ft
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Mike Bates
Realtor Associate
Century 21 iProperties Hawaii

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


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
I was nervous as a first time home buyer, but Mike handled it really well. He was willing to work with our budget and what we need in our first investment property. I would highly recommend him. Jenny C.
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