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Day Trips from Kona

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While Hawaii may be relatively small in area compared to some mainland states, there is so much to do and see that it would take months to fully explore all the sites, experiences, and adventures that our islands have to offer. From Kona, many enjoyable day trips are only a car ride or a short flight away. Whether you’re visiting the islands for a short period of time or you live here and are looking to get better acquainted with Hawaii, here are a few wonderful day trips from Kona that will have you falling in love with our islands…. Read More

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Four Kona Real Estate Fixer-Uppers for Project Buyers

Cans of colorful paint Kona Real Estate fixer uppers

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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The Ultimate Big Island Vacation Checklist

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So little vacation time, so much to see and do. The Big Island draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year to our black sand beaches, picturesque coves, and tropical sunshine. Many people come for the umbrella drinks and end up staying for the laid-back, active lifestyle our island can provide. But if you’re on vacation and only have a few days to pack in lots of fun, here are the activities you really can’t miss.

1) Kayak and snorkel in  Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay boasts some of the most… Read More

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Ocean Front Homes for Sale on the Kona Coast

Millennial families moving to the big island family on a beach

Just imagine, a stunning panoramic view of the ocean right through your window! There are plenty of Oceanfront homes for sale on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and the professional Realtors® at Live On the Big Island . COM are waiting to help you find the right one for you. Just call them today at 880•217•8500, they have all the Kona area listings available for your immediate perusal.

When you purchase one of the many luxury, ocean front homes for sale in Kona you will find you have made a sound decision of economic value and… Read More

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Luxury Homes for Sale in Kona


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So, the time has finally come. You are ready to retire! Excellent! But, with so many looming questions that need to be answered in a relatively short period of time; where you will spend your retirement is one of the biggest, and perhaps one of the easiest to answer. Why not live on the big island? With so many luxury homes for sale in Kona, both North Kona and South Kona, finding your dream home on the big island is far easier than you may think. And, Annette Mejia at LiveOnTheBigIsland.COM is here to help… 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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Kailua-Kona’s Best Restaurants

Great restaurants can be found near Kona, Hawaii, real estate.

When you’re getting ready to make the move to a new area, you want to know all the local hang outs and best places to eat. An experienced Kailua-Kona realtor can be an excellent source of this information. However, when it comes to restaurants, personal preference often plays a major role in recommendations. Instead of focusing all of your attention on Kailua-Kona homes for sale, consider trying out these restaurants while you’re in the area to help you pick your new favorite.

Kona Brewing Company


Beer lovers are always looking for great-tasting new brews to wet their palette. At the Kona… 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

1. Hilo

Set on the… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spotlight: Living in Kailua Kona


When it comes to Big Island real estate, there are many amazing areas, each location offering a unique atmosphere. This can make finding the ideal home on the Big Island challenging. If you are looking for a lively place with deep historic roots, Kailua Kona real estate may be your best choice.

Supreme Location


When you’re looking at Kailua Kona real estate, rest assured you are choosing a home that puts you in close proximity to everything Kona has to offer. Located right in the center of the Big Island’s west coast, you will be within easy driving distance of many of… 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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