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Koa Cassady

Koa Cassady

RS 76047

8 Years Experience | 200+ Career Sales | $156M+ Sold

Koa was born in raised in Jefferson City, Missouri -- moving to Hawaii in 2006 for a source of new beginnings and inspiration. He cites his passion for Real Estate as being rooted in a wish to "bridge the educational gap that often separates his clients from home ownership or investing in Hawaii real estate." He takes joy in the challenge that his business presents and is grateful for the opportunity to stave off monotony by working with new people and new circumstances every day. His knack for website development, blogging, and Youtube content about Hawaii Real Estate and Lifestyle see him attract clientele from all over the world and help to promote a deep understanding of:

  • Oahu neighborhoods, Lifestyle, & Moving to Hawaii Insights
  • Oahu New Homes & Development
  • Long & Short Term Rentals on Oahu
  • Oahu Luxury Homes
  • Hawaii VA Buyers

Aside from living in almost every Oahu zip code, Koa is an avid real estate investor and his skin in the game promotes a vested interest in keeping a "pulse" on the Oahu Real Estate market, as well as providing accurate and real-time advice to his prospective buyers and sellers. Constant anticipation of his customer's needs is instinctual, and is reflected in his early success and tremendous year over year growth in the business. 

Koa lives in Honolulu with his wife Arielle; a Flight Attendant, and his 13 year old daughter, Lia  He's staunch advocate of the continual pursuit of personal and financial growth among his family, friends, clients and peers.


Curious about what it's like to live in Hawaii? It depends! Each island has its own personality and culture, while each side of every island has it's own personality, culture, climate, topography, and lifestyle. Moving to Hawaii is a huge decision and your experience here will largely depend on you arriving with the right expectations of Oahu neighborhoods, homes, and most importantly, our culture.

look to our Lifestyle Guides and Youtube Channel below to gain a comprehensive understanding of not only what it means to live in Hawaii, but what type of lifestyle each unique neighborhood will offer you. From the urban epicenters of Kakaako & Ala Moana to the cozy beach towns of Kailua and Haleiwa, we've got you covered. Our goal is to do as much of the informational "heavy lifting" as you research you new Hawaii home, to answer the questions you might not even know to ask yet, and to help curate the most positive experience in your new island home!

Living in Hawaii Youtube Series

Living in Kaimuki
Kaimuki Trending! This hip Honolulu neighborhood has caught it's stride over the last decade and it's well deserved. If you've been living in Honolulu over the last 10 years you've watched the the city's urban core completely transform. Industrial districts have been revitalized to host nearly a dozen new luxury condo projects and with that comes a new level of congestion. While many have flocked to "New" Honolulu, Hawaii living, the pandemic has undoubtedly created an appetite for a quieter, less congested
Living in Hawaii Kai
Join us as we journey through one of Oahu's premier lifestyle neighborhoods and where Maila Gibson calls home; Hawaii Kai in Honolulu, HI. From boating, stand-up paddling, to the infamous Koko Head hike, Hawaii Kai is the dream neighborhood for water sport enthusiasts and outdoorsman. Located just 20 minutes from Waikiki & Metro Honolulu, Hawaii Kai boasts ocean-urban vibes without sacrificing the benefits and convenience of living in Honolulu.
Entry Level Honolulu Condos
Since COVID sounded the "all aboard" to the Moving to Hawaii train back in 2020, the Hawaii real estate market has soared. Buyers flocked from similarly high priced real estate markets on the west coast, namely Los Angeles and Bay Area, in hopes to carve out their own piece of Hawaii. Hawaii condos for sale saw a brief downturn in velocity during the lockdown period as many condo dwellers had to face the stark reality of living near hundreds of people in a building that shares elevators, amenities, and oth
Ewa Beach & Waipio New Construction Update
While the Kakaako and Ala Moana neighborhoods transform the Honolulu skyline through new condos in urban Honolulu, developers DR Horton Hawaii, Castle, and Gentry Homes are redefining suburban living with Oahu New Homes projects of their own. With so much new construction happening in the Oahu Real Estate market it's hard to keep up with what's sold out, what's currently selling, and what's coming soon, and where each project is located. So with that said, join us for a tour and detailed 2022 update of the
10 Things To Know About Living in Hawaii
Join us as we discuss local insights on living in Hawaii! If you're thinking about moving to Hawaii then you should know that it isn't always sunshine and rainbows; especially depending on which island you live on. In this video, we'll touch on the differences between the Hawaiian islands, the differences between EACH side of the island of Oahu, an update on the Hawaii cost of living, critters, Hawaii real estate insights, jobs, and more!
Hawaii Cost of Living in 2020
Depending on where you're from, the cost of living in Hawaii might shock you. Hawaii is a trophy destination, a never-in-a-lifetime or once-in-a-lifetime experience for too many. Some calculations suggest that the average Hawaii trip cost per person is roughly $1,899 a week for fun in the sun. Idyllic white sand beaches, mountainous backdrops, and the crystal blue Pacific Ocean are things of post cards and hard for some to imagine as every day lifestyles. Trust me when I say I wouldn't trade it for the worl
Living in Ko Olina
Ko Olina is a lavish resort community in Kapolei, HI and arguably one of the best places to live in Oahu. Situated on the breathtaking leeward coastline of Oahu, providing an incredible island lifestyle with copious sunny days, and some of the most stunning sunsets on Oahu. In this video, we'll reveal the diverse elements that make Ko Olina a popular choice for both residents and travelers.
Things to do in Hawaii Kai
Visiting Hawaii and moving here are two totally different experiences. Instead of detailing the touristy experiences you would find in any brochure or travel website, we figured it best to highlight the Top 10 things to do if you were a RESIDENT of Hawaii Kai! This is more or less a day in life of living in this Southeast Honolulu marina community and we hope you enjoy!
Living in Kailua
If you're looking for the best places to live in Hawaii then this is Windward Oahu Beach Town should be at the top of your list! Join us on a tour of Kailua, Hawaii (not to be confused with Kailua-Kona on the big island) Dwell Hawaii's top pick for the best lifestyle community on the island of Oahu. From the sleepy hillsides communities of Maunawili, Hillcrest, Keolu Hills, and Olomana Heights to the flat beachfront and beach adjacent streets of Kailua Beachside, Lanikai, Kalama Tract, Coconut Grove, Enc
The NEW Cost of Living in Hawaii | Finding Hope & Home in 2023
There's no way to sugar coat the high cost of living in Hawaii, and the impact it's had on our families and friends over the last few years. Join us as we discuss the new heights of Hawaii's cost of living as well as pointing you to various loan products, concepts, and mindsets that many of our clients use to secure homeownership in Hawaii, despite the mounting obstacles.
Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Join us as we explore the lifestyle and Homes For Sale in Ewa Beach; West Oahu's ever expanding Second City. We'll dive into the diverse range of homes and neighborhoods available in Ewa Beach, From affordable starter homes to luxurious resort style & beachfront properties, we'll help you navigate the Ewa Beach real estate market with ease. Be sure to also check out our various blogs about the Ewa Beach lifestyle including but not limited to the various beaches in Ewa Beach, things to do, best restaurants,
How to Blend and Live in Hawaii
Hawaii is undoubtedly the least familiar place you can choose to live in the United States. The Aloha State has an incredibly diverse culture, climate, and way of life -- the norms you're used to in the upper 48 may not apply here! With that, here's some of our best tips and insights on how to live, blend, and enjoy Hawaii life.
Living in Mililani
Welcome to our in-depth video tour of Mililani, a thriving community nestled in the heart of Oahu, Hawaii. From its lush landscapes to family-friendly neighborhoods, Mililani offers a unique blend of tranquility, comfort, and convenience. In this video, we'll explore the exceptional lifestyle that Mililani offers to its residents. Get ready to discover the array of amenities, from recreational parks and top-rated schools to modern shopping centers and diverse dining options. We'll also take you through th
Best Places to Live in Oahu, Hawaii
So where are the best places to live in Oahu? It depends on your lifestyle! Join us as we explore the absolute best places to live in Oahu, Hawaii. Whether you're a sunrise chaser, a surfer, a night owl, a foodie, or about to PCS to Hawaii, Oahu's diverse neighborhoods have something in store for everyone.
Living in Waikiki
For more about Waikiki condos for sale and/or to connect with Maila and Koa visit: https://www.dwellhawaii.com/blog/why-waikiki-and-why-not/ or email us at info@dwellhawaii.com. #waikiki #livinginwaikiki #waikikicondosforsale Waikiki -- worth the hype? Join us as we explore this bustling beachfront neighborhood located on the South Shore of Honolulu. Known worldwide for iconic Waikiki beach and vibrant city life, Waikiki offers a unique fusion of local Hawaiian culture and global influences. In this vide
Living in Ho'opili
In this video, we delve into the heart of Ewa Beach, Hawaii to explore the Ho'opili Master Plan. This innovative, integrated, and eco-friendly neighborhood has transformed suburban living in Hawaii, offering a model for sustainable, community-focused development. We'll take you on tour of the neighborhood, the model homes, providing an in-depth look at the meticulously planned Ho'opili community that includes a blend of residential, commercial retail, agricultural spaces and the Honolulu Rail. We'll explai
Living in Kaneohe
In this episode, we explore the serene town of Kaneohe, located on the beautiful windward side of Oahu, Hawaii. This isn't just a travel vlog, it's a deep dive into what it's really like to live in this lush tropical paradise. From its stunning natural beauty, community spirit, to the gentle pace of life, Kaneohe is more than just a postcard scene. Our journey begins with a mesmerizing sunrise over the iconic Koolau Mountains. Watch as the sun peeks through the jagged peaks, casting a magical light over K
Living in Honolulu Pt 2 | Diamond Head Region
Part 2 of our Living in Honolulu series features the Diamond Head region with homes and neighborhood insights into the St. Louis Heights, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, Aina Haina and Kahala communities.
Living in Honolulu Pt. 1 | "Metro" Region
Join us for Part 1 of a tour and breakdown of the "Metro Honolulu" region bounded by Moanalua to the west, Waikiki to the East, and every neighborhood between. We'll spin by local favorite eatery, Liliha Bakery in Kalihi, show you the incredible views atop Makiki Heights and Tantalus, and help you gain a better understanding of what it really means to live in Honolulu, Hawaii. Stick around for Part 2 and 3 where we'll continue on to the Diamond and Hawaii Kai regions along Honolulu's southeast coastline.
Hawaii Kai | Living in Honolulu Pt. 3
Aloha everyone! Dive into the stunning neighborhood of Hawaii Kai in our third installment of the 'Living in Honolulu' series. Nestled between lush green mountains and azure seas, Hawaii Kai offers a vibrant lifestyle that's uniquely its own. Here's what we'll unveil: ?? Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Insights: Discover the hidden gems and popular spots that locals cherish. ????? Things to Do: From water adventures to tranquil nature walks, explore a plethora of activities that'll make every day feel like a vacat
Kailua, Hawaii Kai, & Waimanalo Compared
Oahu's Kailua, Waimanalo, and Hawaii Kai are undoubtedly some of the most picturesque places to live in Hawaii and with only a few miles between them, many may be shocked to know just how different they are. Join us as we navigate these captivating Oahu locales, highlighting their individual appeals: ?? Local Glimpses: Wander the serene avenues of Kailua, uncover Waimanalo's secret corners, and experience the marina-urban vibes of Hawaii Kai. ?? Beach Chronicles: Which beach beckons you? Delve into the con
Moving to Hawaii | 21 Things to Know Before You go
hinking of making the big move to Hawaii? Before you pack your bags and embrace the island life, there are some essential things you need to know. In this video, we dive deep into 21 misconceptions you may or may not have about Living in Hawaii; elements that will help you transition seamlessly to life in paradise. From understanding the unique Hawaiian culture and customs to getting a grip on some of the intangibles of island life- we've got you covered! #movingtohawaii #livinginhawaii #hawaiilife
Living in Haleiwa
Iconic Haleiwa Town will GRAB you but just be sure to really evaluate your lifestyle needs before choosing to live in one of Oahu's most remote towns. Join us as we explore the real estate and living of Haleiwa, Hawaii; highlighting the differences between living and just visiting the notorious North Shore of Oahu. Key points include: - Real Estate Insights: We give you a straightforward overview of Haleiwa's housing market, from pricing to home types. - Discover famous North Shore beaches and the surf
Living in Waialua, Hawaii
Join us on a tour of historic Waialua town; the sleepier, rural side of Oahu's famed North Shore. This video gives you an insider's view of what it's like to live in one of Hawaii's most serene locations. Whether you're a local resident, planning a move to Hawaii, exploring new places, we're happy you're here! ??? Exploring Waialua - Oahu's Tranquil Retreat: Dive into the heart of Waialua to explore the stunning landscapes, local community, and the unique aspects that make Waialua a paradise away from the
Living in Kapolei
Join us in our latest video where we explore the vibrant life in Kapolei, Hawaii; Oahu's second city, known for its unique blend of island charm and modern conveniences. We delve deep into the heart of Kapolei and Makakilo to give you an insider's view of the lifestyle, home types and prices, the emerging Ka'ulu by Gentry community in the Kalaeloa master plan, the dining and shopping scene, who should live here and who shouldn't!
Living in Waianae
Join us as we explore Oahu's most revered region; the Waianae coastline that emcompasses the Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, and Makaha communities. We'll tour a few homes, talk the culture and lifestyle of the neighborhoods, and hit on some of the stark realities of living in Waianae; a few that are a little too close to home.
Living in Wahiawa
Join us as we explore the Central Oahu community of Wahiawa; where Maila grew up and went to school as a child. We'll hit on neighborhood insights, local eateries, the vibe and culture, and key points of interest surrounding the Wahiawa lifestyle known for its: - Cool, elevated climate, - convenience to Schofield Barracks Army Base Hawaii - Vintage, plantation style Wahiawa homes for sale - Proximity to iconic Haleiwa Town and world-class beaches.
Pacifica Honolulu Tour + 2024 Ward Village Update
In this video will highlight our latest listing at Pacifica Honolulu in Kakaako, hear from Maila's own experience living and owning in the building, plus a few emerging new developments to keep on your radar in Ward Village; Melia and Ilima.

BUYING BRAND NEW | Every New Home, Island Wide

The Oahu real estate market is teeming with new construction homes; from the new luxury condos in the Ward VillageKakaako & Ala Moana neighborhoods in Honolulu to the suburban developments of Hoopili, Koa Ridge, and Gentry Hawaii. Our comprehensive guide to Oahu New Homes details every new construction opportunity on island and by joining our New Projects List, you'll be alerted on developer news including but not limited to Official Sales Launch Dates, Prices, Lottery Releases, Model Home Tours, Floor Plans, and more.  Our Team has helped hundreds of homebuyers purchase new developments and we pride ourselves in our broad understanding each project's unique purchase process. 


Featuring real time New development releases, Neighborhood & Lifestyle Guides, and Market Updates. Watch & Learn with us on Youtube! Tour every Oahu neighborhood with us and learn key insights into the lifestyle, location, and real estate from intuitive local perspectives.

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