Saturday, December 13, 2014
Retirement. Its something you’ve looked forward to for so long.
Funny thing is now that its here, all of your old plans just don’t seem to fit any more.
Maybe you envisioned doing a few little fix up projects around the house. Having lunch with a few friends once a week. Take a class or two.
Now all you can focus on is the weather. And the cold. And the fact that your… Read More
Friday, November 28, 2014
North Kona is one of the Big Island’s best-loved destinations for new Hawai’i homeowners, and for good reason: with over 300 days of sunshine annually, a drier climate than much of the rest of the island, and gorgeous views of the cerulean ocean, North Kona sparkles with serenity, natural beauty, and a relaxed pace of life. The morning sun bathes golden sand beaches in light, and orange-streaked sunsets falling against a backdrop of the majestic Mauna Loa make its beauty otherworldly…. Read More
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Imagine driving around the Big Island and setting eyes upon your dream home. Maybe it’s a stunning property among the manicured greens of Waikola Village. Or perhaps it’s a tropical hideaway in North Kona. Your interest is piqued. You want to know more. But the flyer box is empty—or maybe it’s not even there at all.
Don’t worry—help is here! With my mobile site, you’ll be able to instantly view listings for hundreds of gorgeous Big Island homes for sale, all from your smartphone or tablet. Don’t wait until you get home to learn more about that house with… Read More
Friday, November 14, 2014
November is here! Lucky locals know that ho`oilo in beautiful Hawaii doesn’t mean blizzards or black ice—but the possibility of cooler weather and rainy days still makes autumn a perfect time to perform a few annual checks on your property to ensure you’re keeping your beautiful Big Island home in tip-top condition. Whether you’re a current Hawaii homeowner or looking to dive into the clear blue waters of Kona with your real estate agent for the Kona Coast, check out the following fall tips for Big Island homeowners.
1. Stay energy efficient.
Locals know that energy bills in Hawaii… Read More
Monday, November 10, 2014
Video: Top 12 Tips to Turn Your Dream Move Into a Reality.
Big Island real estate is a completely unique experience, different than anywhere else in the world. As a broker and real estate agent, I’m excited to use my expertise and passion for the Big Island to put together rich, informative resources for people who want to make the leap into Hawaii real estate.
Today I invite you to watch my video, Top 12 Tips to Turn Your Dream Move Into a Reality.
The video explains how to request my beautifully illustrated, fully… Read More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
As is the case in many places, potential homeowners looking to purchasing Big Island properties have to be vigilant about protecting themselves, their homes, and their possessions from flood damage.
Hawaii records an average of 8 flash flood events per year, with the peak flood season occurring in October through April. Rainfall, hurricanes, tsunamis, tropical storm surges and surface runoff all contribute.
Hawaii’s eight yearly flood events seem insignificant compared to larger states, like Texas, which records an average of over 500 flood events a year. But that doesn’t mean you can go without flood insurance, as every part of… Read More
Saturday, September 6, 2014
A bit of honesty for those considering buying Big Island real estate: there are a thousand reasons to buy on the Big Island, but there’s also one negative.
Importing energy to Hawaii is costly. Which means, of course, residents take the hit on their monthly energy bill—often paying between three and four times more than on the mainland.
But Hawaii and the Big Island are resourceful places.
Hawaii has more rooftop solar panels per capita than any other place in the country. On the Big Island, unlike other locations in the US, solar panels aren’t just for diehard environmentalists.
… Read More
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Along the Kona Coast on the Big Island, the sea sparkles, the sun beams bright most days, the world’s best coffee sprouts from acres and acres of rich soil, and year-to-date condo sales have increased by 6.28% in 2014!
The last item in that list of Kona perks may not seem as enthralling as the others—but it is! As Big Island real estate professionals know, it’s an exciting time for Big Island real estate, and Kona condominium sales are part of the very promising big picture.
By the numbers
Not only have sales gone up over 6%… Read More