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Big Island Real Estate Spot Light: North Kohala

Big Island real estate in North Kohala is the place to be.

If you’re planning a move to the Big Island, finding Big Island homes for sale is about more than just finding your dream home. Even if you’ve settled on the west side of the island, you still need to work with an experienced Big Island real estate agent to determine which area of the island is best for you. North Kohala stands in stark contrast to South Kohala, with its lush grasslands.

A Change from the Lava Landscapes to the South

 

Located at the northern tip of the Big Island, North Kohala offers bright green fields that are largely uninterrupted. Instead… 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: Where you should settle?

Big Island Luxury Ranches

White beaches, rich local culture, amazing watersports, stunning scenery, wonderful walking, laid back living – there are so many things that draw very different people to life on our diverse and beautiful Big Island. To help you find the best places to live in Hawaii to make your island dreams a reality, we’ve shared a few prime locations for Big Island Hawaii real estate, based on a range of lifestyles…

If you love…city living

HILO
1. Hilo

Set on the… Read More

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Where are the best places to live on the Big Island, Hawaii?

Get great ocean views from houses for sale in Kona.

Have you fallen in love with The Big Island of Hawaii? As one of the best Hawaiian islands to retire to and make a life on, who can blame you? The Big Island boasts some of the most beautiful and varied scenery, the finest snorkeling, vibrant communities and, with a community of just 142,000, it enjoys the smallest population per area of any Hawaiian island, leaving you to enjoy one of the best places to live in Hawaii in peace and tranquility.

From rainforests and 14,000ft mountains, to volcanoes and waterfalls, this is the most diverse island in Hawaii, which… Read More

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Things to do in Kohala: The Kohala County Fair!

“Why Should I Live on The Big Island?” Reason #1: Community Festivals Like the Kohala Country Fair

Who doesn’t love a good fall festival?

After all, they’re a great way for communities to gather together to chat, eat, dance, and celebrate their unique corner of the world—before the clutches of winter close in.

When it comes to this cozy tradition, the Big Island may not have the harsh winter weather to worry about, but there’s still plenty to celebrate in October!

On October 4, 2014, the Kohala Country Fair marks its 30th year of entertaining visitors and residents on the… Read More

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What Do 2014 Big Island Real Estate Statistics Mean For You?

Like most of the country, the Big Island’s real estate industry took a hit during and after the housing market crash of 2008.

Buyer confidence plummeted, real estate transactions slowed, and many felt unable to realize their dream of living on the Big Island, while those who had made the leap prior to 2008 wondered if they’d made a mistake.

Thankfully, Big Island real estate statistics for June 2014 show promising, continued growth from last year in the same quarter.

 

The number of sales of single family homes increased 2.2%, and median home prices rose by a healthy 4.46%…. Read More

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North Kohala vs. South Kohala: Where to Buy Your Big Island Home

They may be neighbors with similar names, but North and South Kohala present two very different versions of life on the Big Island—with contrasting vibes, climates, attractions, and real estate options to consider.  

In the midst of a search of Big Island homes and wondering which area is right for you? Here are a few key differences between North Kohala and South Kohala (a.k.a the Kohala Coast) to help you decide.

Climate and Geography

Both North and South Kohala are found on the west coast of the Big Island.

In North Kohala, the thumb… Read More

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