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.
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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
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Beaches of literally every color, including the famed black sand beaches that sparkle like diamonds in the surf and sun, create a magic unlike anywhere on earth. The highest waterfalls on the windward side cascade hundreds of feet. Hawaii’s highest, Hi’ilawe Falls are a staggering 1600 feet of free falling fresh water. From Volcanos to isolated “cowboy” paniolo enclaves to rugged cliffs falling into the world’s bluest waters, Hawaii offers endless adventures that only a local can truly begin to experience. Making Hawaii… Read More