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Why Condo Living Is The Perfect Way To Retire On The Big Island

Why Condo Living Is The Perfect Way To Retire On The Big Island

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

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Living on the Big Island Hawaii Is a Coffee Lover’s Paradise

Coffee is a consideration in Big Island real estate for many.

Coffee is a staple in many American homes and businesses. While coffee can come from many places around the world, Hawaii has made its way near the top of the list. In fact, Kona coffee is a rare commodity found only along the Kona coast of Hawaii. This makes Big Island real estate an attractive option for those who love coffee and want to be located close to the source.

Coffee Tours Are Open to the Public

 

While you’re looking for homes for sale on the Big Island, you will find there are hundreds of coffee plantations scattered among the mountains… Read More

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Great Kailua Kona Neighborhoods To Buy In For A Walkable Lifestyle

Great Kailua Kona Neighborhoods To Buy In For A Walkable Lifestyle

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

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Big Island Real Estate Spot Light: Mauna Lani

Find out what Big Island real estate in Mauna Lani can offer.

While some people dream of owning a house along the Hawaiian coast, others prefer to look for condos when searching for Big Island homes for sale. If you’re looking for a resort-style community, talk to your Big Island realtor about Mauna Lani. This area offers plenty of scenic condos, along with a large variety of activities that will keep you busy. Mauna Lani is located along the coast of the Big Island on an ancient land section previously known as Kalahuipua’a. Here, residents will find a community they can become immersed within.

A Resort Atmosphere

 

As a well-known hotel, Mauna Lani… Read More

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Real Estate Update: Is Now The Perfect Time To Buy On The Big Island?

Real Estate Update: Is Now The Perfect Time To Buy On The Big Island?

Your home is one the biggest investment decisions you’ll ever make. Whether you’ve decided to move the family to Hawaii for new job opportunities, are ready to retire here on the Big Island permanently, or are simply looking for a vacation home you can use throughout the year, you’ve probably struggled with the decision of when to buy.

We all would love to sell at the very top, and buy at the lowest point possible. Yet that isn’t reality. Real estate prices are fluid; they swing up and down all the time. Sure, you can try and time it to… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spot Light: Holualoa

Holualoa has plenty of Big Island real estate.

Located in the heart of coffee country, Holualoa is a java lover’s dream. In addition to serving those who have an affinity for great coffee, this area of the Kona coast is well known for its art and history as well. If you’re looking for Big Island homes for sale, Holualoa has plenty to offer. Explore the many reasons to put this location at the top of the list for your Big Island real estate agent.

A Coffee Lover’s Paradise

 

Many people who enjoy coffee have heard of Kona coffee. The great news is it’s grown throughout the North and… Read More

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What to Look for in a Big Island Realtor

Learn what to look for in a Big Island realtor.

Buying Big Island real estate is a major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, this is a choice you will have to live with, maybe for the rest of your life. When it comes to finding a Big Island realtor, you need to make sure you select one who can provide the guidance you need to find your perfect piece of paradise. These tips will help you find a realtor to help you evaluate the Big Island homes for sale so you don’t experience buyer’s remorse.

Check Licensing and Credentials

 

You want a realtor who is dedicated to… Read More

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Can Purchasing Rental Property Make Your Dreams Of Living In Hawaii Come True?

Luxury home with swimming pool

For many people, the dream of living in Hawaii starts with a visit. One week of vacation turns into two, and before you know it you’re planning as much time as possible to enjoy the beautiful year-round weather and sunsets that are simply like no other.

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, around 3.5 million Americans visit Hawaii each year, with closer to 8 million visiting from around the world.

And for every person that visits Hawaii, they all need a place to stay. Hotels can only accommodate so many; the rest turn to private rentals.

If you have a… Read More

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Is Hawaii The Dream Retirement Location You’ve Been Searching For?

Is Hawaii The Dream Retirement Location You’ve Been Searching For?

Retiring in Hawaii is a dream many people have. And why not? Whether you’ve been to Hawaii or not, the concept of slower paced island living, coupled with beautiful tropical breezes all year through can excite just about anyone.

On the surface, to question retiring and living in paradise seems to be a no-brainer. Yet in reality it can be a very complicated – and personal – question.

If you’re nearing retirement, life can be filled with all sorts of thoughts and dreams. After all, you’ve worked hard to get where you are today, why not enjoy it in the… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spot Light: Puako

Make the most of your life in Hawaii with Puako homes for sale.

Retiring to Hawaii doesn’t have to be fantasy, but before you start looking at Big Island real estate, you’ll have to decide which areas appeal to you and what you want from your retirement years. When you first start working with a Big Island realtor, he or she will ask you what you like to do and what you envision for your ideal home. On the northwest side of the island, Puako is an area known as an affluent retirement community with plenty to offer residents.

A Pleasant Atmosphere

 

If you’ve been thinking about retiring in paradise, Big Island homes… Read More

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