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Four Kona Real Estate Fixer-Uppers for Project Buyers

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While it might sound nice to buy a home that is move-in ready and equipped with all the amenities needed and decor desired, such properties rarely come cheap. Many homes that are fully decked out were done so for a fraction of the price that you will pay to buy them in their new and updated state. Instead, look for a home you can buy for less that will sparkle like new after a few investments and a little elbow grease. There are many lovely pieces of Kona real estate that have been used as vacation rentals or second homes… Read More

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4 Tips to Sell Your Big Island Home

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Whether you’re moving back to the mainland, upgrading to a larger space on the Big Island, or downscaling into something smaller, you’ll have to go through process of selling your current home. It isn’t always easy to make the quick sale that so many of us expect. Sellers often become frustrated when they don’t see attractive offers right out of the gate. If you’re Big Island home isn’t selling, here are four things you might want to consider.

1) Make a few key updates

Are there a few cheap fixes or upgrades you could do that would make your home… Read More

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5 Reasons to Love This Kailua-Kona Residence

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If you’ve dreamed of finding a little piece of paradise and settling on the Big Island but haven’t been able to find an affordable home that checks off everything on your list, look no further than this residence. This four bedroom, three bath dream home offers all the amenities you’ll need in to enjoy Big Island living in style. Here are four things we absolutely love about this home.

1) It’s eco-friendly

Environmentally friendly homeowners will love the fully paid for, 36 panel Grid Linked Photovoltaic 8.2 KW system. There is also a Solarhart hot water unit on the… Read More

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5 Big Island Dream Homes That Will Have You Packing Your Bags

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We’d all love to pack our bags, leave the mainland, and enjoy living in the lap of luxury on the Big Island. While we probably aren’t going to win the lottery anytime soon, there’s no harm in dreaming right? Here are the most expensive homes on the market today.

1) Ala Kohanaiki, Shores At Kohanaiki Resort Subdivision

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This 5 bedroom 5.5 bath mansion built on the coast of Pahuili Bay is truly a… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Stats: February 2016

There are an increasing number of homes for sale on the Big Island, HI.

Making the decision to live on the Big Island requires careful planning and research to determine which areas you can afford and where you will get the best deal. Every month, the latest Big Island real estate statistics are released, comparing the current month to the same month of the previous year. This information can help you decide whether it’s a good time to buy, as well as focus on which areas will best meet your budget and help you get the right home for the right price.

Closed Sales

On the west side of the Big Island, you will find a… Read More

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Men’s Warehouse Executive is Selling His Beautiful Big Island Home

Explore the beautiful Big Island homes for sale.

George Zimmer, perhaps best known for his role as spokesperson and CEO of Men’s Warehouse, previously resided on 7.45 acres of land along the Koahla Coast. However, if you look at Big Island homes for sale, you will now find this home listed. This massive oceanside estate would be a great place to live on the Big Island for those who can afford the $35-million price tag. The reason the property is now for sale is due to Zimmer’s recent purchase of Neil Young’s former home, also located along the west side of the Big Island.

One of the Biggest… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spotlight: Keauhou

A small community located on the west side of the Big Island, Keauhou is an unincorporated town that offers a variety of Big Island homes for sale. Before you make the decision to talk to your Big Island realtor about this area, it’s important to learn as much as possible so you can make the best choice to meet your needs.

Location Is Everything

One of the most attractive elements of homes for sale in Keauhou is the location of this resort-style community. The town is located just south of the Kahaluu Bay. While the area is better known for its large resorts, including… Read More

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October 2015 Big Island Real Estate Buzz

While there are plenty of housing options in Big Island real estate, many individuals and families are opting for single family homes when searching for homes for sale. Before you start working with a Big Island real estate agent to find the home of your dreams and your piece of paradise, it’s critical to make sure you understand the latest trends surrounding this type of home. The following statistics from October 2015 will provide valuable insight that can help make the buying process easier.

An Increase in Home Sales

Overall, there have been more homes for sale on the Big Island, particularly… Read More

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Neil Young’s Gorgeous Big Island Home Can Be Yours!

In recent years, there has been an influx in the number of massive estates listed for sale in Hawaii. For people who want to live on the Big Island, this real estate may seem out of reach, but that isn’t stopping these Big Island homes for sale from hitting the market. The latest to reach out to a Big Island realtor is Neil Young, who is selling his Waialea Bay property for a listing price of $24.5 million.

More than Just a Hawaiian Home

If you’ve spent time looking at Big Island homes for sale, you may realize you don’t always… Read More

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Hurricanes and Hawaii: What to Know About Hurricane Insurance

The risk of hurricanes is there for Big Island real estate.

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

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