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Things To Start Your Life on The Big Island of Hawaii

New To The Big Island?

New to the Big Island?



Living on the Big Island makes you feel like you are in a perpetual paradise and those who call the Big Island home on average tend to live a happier and healthier lifestyle than their mainland counterparts. With its astonishing views, stunning beaches and enticing charm, it is no wonder that people consider selling their homes, quitting their strenuous jobs and grabbing their one-way ticket to the Big Island of Hawaii.

With so many things to see and do you may get overwhelmed when you first move to the island but, once… Read More

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Reasons To Live on the Big Island

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Enjoying Life on The Big Island of Hawaii

Living on the Big Island and Enjoying Life for one and All


Living on an Island has its perks for all native residents and new arrivals. From great weather to plenty of aquatic and nautical activities, Hawaii truly offers something for everyone. Whether residing in Maui, Honolulu, Oahu or even Diamondhead – the Big Island is a haven for nature lovers and enthusiasts from across the world. In fact, Hawaii is home to a diverse and growing population – including mainlanders, native islanders, and even new arrivals, moving to the Big… Read More

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Move To The Big Island of Hawaii

Move To The Big Island

Thinking of moving to the Big Island?

There Many Reasons to Live on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii is truly paradise on earth for both tourists and residents but, living on the Big Island of Hawaii is an experience like none other. You are literally living in paradise.

The Big Island is the largest in the chain that make up the Pacific state and, from retirees and millennials to military personnel, people from all walks of life coming to live the island life. Living on the Big Island offers scenic imagery, immaculate weather and so many… Read More

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Dining on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Dining on the Big Island 


Enjoy the Many Fine Restaurants on the Big Island


There are many choices for fine restaurants on the Big Island from native Hawaiian to international and continental cuisine all offering mouth-watering appetizers and entrees served to perfection. Enjoy native favorites like sizzling beef, and chicken and poultry platters or make it simple with a good, juicy cheeseburger – local restaurants and eateries are sure to dazzle your taste buds with culinary delights.

In fact, one of the draws of living on the Big Island is the many lavish and elegant restaurants and… Read More

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What Are HOA Fees?

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HOA Fees

Buying a new home in Hawaii may mean that you’ll need to pay HOA (Home Owner’s Association) or association fees. Although Hawaii is not exclusive in that regard, it does seem that there are more properties in the state of Hawaii that have some sort of additional fee charged for these home owner groups. The fees are usually an additional charge on top of your mortgage payment and other bills. On the mainland, it is a pretty common practice to have this expense if you are buying a condo, or living in a gated community but that is… Read More

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Preparing to Sell Your Big Island Home

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Preparing to Sell your Home on the Big Island


Once you’ve decided to sell your home on the Big Island and you will want to do whatever you can do to help sell it fast. Selling a home is not always as easy as it sounds and sometimes homeowners have to wait for months before they can find the right buyer for their home. However, there are a few tips to help you sell that will help move things along a bit faster:


DeClutter Every Room


Get rid of the clutter – it is unattractive. Go from room to room… Read More

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Getting a Return on Your Remodeling Investment

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Making Sure You Get a Return On Investment From Your Remodel


How Much Should I Invest?


If you are thinking about remodeling, the first thing you need to consider is how much of that investment will you really see when you sell your home on the Big Island. Most experts agree, that you’re much less likely to recoup your investment for a major kitchen or bathroom remodel than you would if you spent the same amount on basic home maintenance such as new siding. According to a recent study done by Remodeling Magazine, replacing your siding… Read More

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Why is Everyone Moving to the Big Island?

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Who is Moving to Hawaii and Why Are They Choosing the Big Island?

Warm-weather climates have always inspired healthier living, and this may be a key incentive for people who are thinking of moving to Hawaii. From Boomers to Millennials healthy living close to water has become the new lifestyle for many and living in a healthy environment is a top priority for those looking to buy a new home on the Big Island in Hawaii.

Have you ever dreamed of moving to Hawaii?

According to the latest census, many of the people moving to Hawaii are over the age… Read More

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Hawaii Waterfront Homes

Aerial Panorama of Hawaii Oahu

Something for Everyone

Beachfront properties on the Big Island continue to soar in popularity.  In fact, these lavish abodes feature a range of elegant amenities for investors. This includes Wi-Fi access, built-in LED TVs, entertainment centers and spacious roomBuying A Luxury Home In Konas and closets. The Big Island offers beachfront living that is perfect for those that love aquatic and nautical activities. In fact, most homes are literally seconds from the water – where you can enjoy boating, fishing, sailing and picturesque backdrops and scenic… Read More

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How to Find the True Value of Your Home

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If you are in the market to sell your home one of the things that you have to do is figure out how much it is worth. This can seem like a very complicated task – there is wear and tear, you may have made additions and improved other things in and around your home that have affected its original value. There are certain steps that you can take to ensure that you get your home valuation correct.

The other end of that spectrum are people that think that valuing a property is easy.  Whether they look at what another… Read More

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