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Are You Ready To Buy A Retirement Home On The Big Island?

Are You Ready To Buy A Retirement Home On The Big Island?

Ahhh, retirement. You’ve been dreaming about it for years. But now that its finally here, its time to make a few decisions that will impact your day to day life.

Retirement doesn’t have to mean slowing down. In fact, a great number of retirees are busier than ever.

What retirement does mean is changing up your environment to allow you to life the lifestyle you truly desire. And if shoveling snow or… Read More

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Buying Vacation Rental Property On The Big Island Of Hawaii

Buying Vacation Rental Property On The Big Island Of Hawaii

Does your story start like this?

A number of years ago, you started planning the vacation of your dreams. Hawaii was the perfect place to relax, enjoy amazing views, and spend quality time with your family in a way you just couldn’t find on the Mainland.

You fell in love with Hawaii, and its become your favorite place to visit. Again and again.

After your third (or fourth, or fifth) time, you’ve decided… Read More

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Ready To Buy A Home On The Big Island? Here’s What’s Happening In The Marketplace

Ready To Buy A Home On The Big Island? Here’s What’s Happening In The Marketplace

Have you been contemplating buying a retirement home, a second home, or even a vacation rental home here on the Big Island? Have you been waiting for the market to come back up, making it beneficial to move forward with your plans?

That wait may officially be over. The outlook on the housing market is the brightest its looked since the 2008 downturn. And with the economy recovering, job… Read More

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Shipping A Car To Hawaii

Shipping A Car To Hawaii

So you’ve decided to make your home on the Big Island. Let the planning begin!

Chances are you probably have a lot more questions than answers at the moment, but rest assured that everything will come together in the end. As a relocation expert, one of the most common questions I hear is about what is easy to move over from the mainland … and what isn’t.

When it comes to shipping a car to Hawaii, there are many… Read More

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Buying A Luxury Home In Kona

Buying A Luxury Home In Kona

Your dream house. Even if you aren’t in the market for it right now, chances are you have a few things in mind that would be required for it to qualify.

Dream homes aren’t your average, run of the mill houses. Dream homes have luxury abound. They have the little things you’ve waited for your whole life. They are the details that make you say “wow” every single day.

And if part of the dream means you’ll be living in Hawaii, buying a luxury home in… Read More

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Tips For Moving To Hawaii

Tips For Moving To Hawaii

When you first start telling people you’re moving to Hawaii, you tend to get those little looks that say, “really”?

Yes, it’s paradise.

Yes, temperatures always hover in the 80 degree range.

Yes, your most difficult decision in the mornings may be to decide what beach to walk on.

But all that comes into play after you arrive and settle into your new home. The process in between can be stressful at best. If you aren’t prepared for what… Read More

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Retiring In Hawaii – An Insiders Guide On How To Do It

Retiring In Hawaii – An Insiders Guide On How To Do ItRetirement. 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

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North Kona Real Estate is on the Rise!

north kona real estateNorth 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

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Get Instant Access to Big Island Real Estate with My Mobile Site!

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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

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Fall Tips for Big Island Homeowners

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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

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