Friday, September 18, 2015
We hear it often.
Families choose to move to the Big Island to improve their lifestyle. They want to live life at a slower pace. They want to enjoy good times with the kids while they are young; not stay overly busy and overly engaged like is commonplace in many parts of the world.
And truth is life is a little slower in Hawaii. You can take the time to enjoy a walk on the beach every day. You can linger over dinner every night, talking about your day.
Yet moving to Hawaii means saying goodbye to your current home…. Read More
Thursday, September 17, 2015
The weather in Hawaii is known to be beautiful throughout much of the year, but the threat of hurricanes can be quite real when living on the Big Island. For this reason, it’s critical to talk to your Big Island realtor about what to expect, especially when it comes to buying hurricane insurance. Although few hurricanes do serious damage to the island, being prepared ensures you are covered in the event a hurricane strikes.
Hurricane Insurance Is Extra
Many people make the mistake of thinking their homes are covered from flooding and other damage due to hurricanes. However, most standard homeowner’s policies… Read More
Saturday, September 12, 2015
If you are in the market to buy a second home here in Kona, one you’ll rent out when you aren’t here, there are a few things to learn about the tourist season that may impact your decision making process.
Like many tourist areas, Hawaii has a high season and low season timeframe.
The peak tourism season usually starts around the middle of December – just in time for the holidays – and continues on through the middle of April, which covers spring break schedules for just about everyone on the mainland. The busiest time period is the last two… Read More
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Thinking of making Hawaii home? Whether your plans include a few months of the year, or a full time basis, investing in a condo may be the perfect lifestyle for you. However, condo living in Hawaii may be a bit different than anything you’ve experienced on the mainland. Here on the Big Island, Kona is always in demand as a vacation paradise. And with many great options available, it may be the perfect place to turn to when making your final decision. Yet before you settle, keep these things in mind:
Here in Hawaii, every condominium development must… Read More
Thursday, August 20, 2015
What do people look for in a home when they are ready to retire?
That concept has changed significantly over the last few decades. Today, people look at retirement as simply the next stage of life. And as a part of that life, living the best way possible becomes front and center of making a final selection for a place to call home.
That’s why Hawaii has been growing in popularity over the last few years, with the Big Island increasingly becoming the island of choice. We have warm, tropical climates for year round living, plus as many activities as… Read More
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ready to buy a house on the Big Island? If you’ve narrowed down your search area to Kailua Kona, you’ve already made a great choice. The neighborhoods here offer you a little bit of the best of everything. I like this area because it offers you a convenient lifestyle. No matter where you purchase a home, you can quickly walk or drive to everything you need, like the beach, the grocery store, or even your favorite neighborhood restaurant.
I makes every day life very convenient. Sounds great, right? So which Kailua Kona neighborhoods should you look at buying a home… Read More