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How Living In Hawaii Can Extend Your Life and Improve Your Quality of Living

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Hawaii News Now says that Americans live longer when they reside in the Aloha State. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that Hawaiians live the longest of any resident in the U.S. at an average of 81 years old in a 2016 study.

Many factors could be helping locals remain healthy and live fulfilling existences. The spirit of the island affects people in different ways, but being happy and having fewer depression symptoms are ways that beach life is beneficial. Living in a culture where companionship, friendliness, and outdoor recreation is part of… Read More

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The Pros and Cons Having an Open House

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Pros and Cons of Open Houses


Did you know that there are drawbacks to holding an open house? Do you know that you do not have to let your agent have a public showing to sell your home? Many individuals do not realize that there are good and bad reasons to show off your home when you are selling it. For most sellers, the open house is an incredible way to drum up interest and get your home sold. So, how do you decide whether to have the open house or to go strictly with private showings to sell… Read More

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You’re Moving to the Big Island, But How Do You Find the Right Home?

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Moving to the Big Island and Finding the Right Home to Buy

The idea of moving to the Big Island of Hawaii is a thrilling time for those lucky enough to be in that position. The thought of the beautiful weather year-round, endless outdoor activities, and incredible history, enough to make anyone excited about the chance to move to paradise. The only downside, this is something many people doing every day, so the available properties are moving fast.
Here are some tips for moving to the Big Island of Hawaii and finding the house of your dreams.


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Buying a Home on the Big Island?

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Buying a Home is a Big Decision and Sometimes Things Can Go Wrong


Everyone envisions that living on the Big Island of Hawaii is simply paradise, and they are right. The trouble is that the properties are limited and the potential buyers are not, so unless you are working closely with a Realtor who has experience locating the right houses and getting the perfect offer presented to the seller, you will be frustrated when your dream home slips away.


Here are a few things that can go wrong when you are trying to buy a home on… Read More

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Investment Property in Hawaii

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Benefits of Owning Investment Property on the Big Island


Investing in an income property in Hawaii can be a very lucrative business opportunity. There are countless benefits for investing in real estate property and when it’s in Hawaii, you reap the benefits of owning a property on the beautiful Big Island. There are risk factors to consider when purchasing any property whether it will be for your own personal use or for a rental opportunity.


Here we’ll look at why an investment property on the Big Island can be a lucrative:


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What Type of Home are YOU Looking For?

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The Big Island Has it All

Big Island real estate continues to attract investors from all over Hawaii. From luxury condos and penthouses to bay-front properties, there are several types of homes available on the market.

Big Island architecture is synonymous with modern and contemporary décor as well as homes that feature traditional décor, along with easy access to sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. If living on the Big Island, you are probably aware of the latest residential and commercial developments. In fact, real estate on the Big Island is among the fastest growing markets in Hawaii – with… Read More

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Big Island Home Buyers are Shopping Online

Big Island Home Buyers are Shopping Online

Searching For Real Estate Online

More than ever before, technology is in the forefront of the home buying and selling market. It impacts every part of our lives, and consumers now expect faster and faster service, not only in service industries and real estate sales but in the sale of products as well.

If you are selling or buying property in the 48 contiguous states or searching Big Island real estate for main residences or romantic hideaways, you can browse homes, condos, or quaint refuges. You specify the desired parameters, and only properties that meet those strictures will pop up…. Read More

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Move To The Big Island of Hawaii

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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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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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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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