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Market Watch: Big Island Real Estate Q4 2016

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The weather may be cooling down (as much as it ever does here in Hawaii), but the real estate market on the Big Island is not. While you might expect to see a dip in home sales in the fall, that certainly hasn’t been the case this year. If you’re considering purchasing a home on the Big Island, here is what you need to know about current market conditions.

 

Sales of single-family homes continues to increase

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How to Retire on the Big Island in Five Easy Steps

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You’ve worked hard, spent years saving for retirement, and you’re ready to relax in paradise. Hawaii attracts many people in your shoes who have earned the right to sit on the beach every evening with their toes in the sand and their eyes on the horizon, waiting for the green flash. If you’re considering retiring in Hawaii, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition and make sure you’re fully prepared for the new adventure that awaits. Check out or quick list of tips that will help you retire on the Big Island and… Read More

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Four Reasons Millennial Families are Moving to the Big Island

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In the last 16 years, over 94,000 people have moved to the Big Island. Hawaii is now home to a population that is comprised of 20% people aged 20-34, and that number is ever-increasing as millennials continue to move off the mainland in search of greener pastures. Why is this generation flocking to our beautiful island? It’s more than just the black sand beaches, year-round summer temperatures, and eclectic tropical bars. Here are four reasons millennial families are moving to the Big Island more than ever before:

Millennials Find a Better Quality of Life on the Big Island

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Where to live in Hawaii

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First, Some Things to Know

So, you’ve decided to make the big move and become a full time, or part time big island resident. Perhaps the first thing you should consider doing is contacting professional Realtor® Annette Mejia here at Live On the Big Island . COM, let her help you find the right property to fit you and your specific needs. Contact Annette today at 808•217•8500 and let her do all the leg work involved in finding the right home for your active, modern lifestyle.

While you have her doing that for you, some things you may need to… Read More

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Home Buyer Tips: What to Know About Big Island Climate Zones

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If you’re planning on moving to—or even just visiting—the Big Island, there are a few things you’ll want to know before you settle on a location. While you may expect that you can enjoy a sunny, tropical climate no matter where you are, you’d be surprised to know that weather can vary significantly from one city to another. There are eight different climate zones on the island so depending on where you are, you could experience the humid air and warm sunshine you expected, or you could be under cloud-covered skies enduring heavy showers almost every… Read More

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Houses for Sale in Kona Hawaii

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Houses for Sale in Kona Hawaii

What Hawaiians and others refer to as “the Big Island” is appropriately named Hawaii. It is the epicenter of a Hawaiian lifestyle and offers so much for tourists and residents alike. The houses for sale in Kona on Hawaii are among some of the standout homes for sale featured on the Big Island. Among these luxury homes for sale are both oceanfront and inland homes so you have the freedom to decide whether you want to live directly on the water, or just near the water. Either way, the professional realtors at Live On… Read More

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Kona royal and red-letter – The Big Island’s historic west coast offers more than just scenery

Over the past 600+ years West Hawaii has been a focal point for many touchstone events in the history of the archipelago State.

Famous for much more than just coffee, the Kona-Kohala Coast is the birthplace of many history-making icons and celebrities alike.  Among them, Hawaii’s first astronaut, Ellison Onizuka, actress Layla Roberts (Beowulf, Armageddon), actor Micah Sherman (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, My Best Friend’s Girl), and the late pro-wrestler Brian “Crush” Adams.

Over the years it has also become the adopted home of… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Stats: February 2016

There are an increasing number of homes for sale on the Big Island, HI.

Making the decision to live on the Big Island requires careful planning and research to determine which areas you can afford and where you will get the best deal. Every month, the latest Big Island real estate statistics are released, comparing the current month to the same month of the previous year. This information can help you decide whether it’s a good time to buy, as well as focus on which areas will best meet your budget and help you get the right home for the right price.

Closed Sales

On the west side of the Big Island, you will find a… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spotlight: Mauna Lani

Consider Big Island homes for sale in Mauna Lani.

When you’re thinking about homes for sale on the Big Island, HI, it isn’t just homes and condos you should consider. Some of the resort areas, such as Mauna Lani, can be the perfect place to live for those who are looking to experience everything the Big Island has to offer, all within close proximity. While this area is designed with tourists in mind, it can be an ideal choice for new residents who want to be in the middle of it all.

Luxurious Accommodations

You don’t have to be a visitor to enjoy the luxurious accommodations that can be found… Read More

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Men’s Warehouse Executive is Selling His Beautiful Big Island Home

Explore the beautiful Big Island homes for sale.

George Zimmer, perhaps best known for his role as spokesperson and CEO of Men’s Warehouse, previously resided on 7.45 acres of land along the Koahla Coast. However, if you look at Big Island homes for sale, you will now find this home listed. This massive oceanside estate would be a great place to live on the Big Island for those who can afford the $35-million price tag. The reason the property is now for sale is due to Zimmer’s recent purchase of Neil Young’s former home, also located along the west side of the Big Island.

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