Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Extraordinary Growth or Underwhelming Progress?
From its dynamic vistas, to the unique culture, there’s much to love about living on the Big Island of Hawaii and it’s easy lifestyle quickly becomes ingrained in the minds of locals and visitors alike. Our tropical paradise was hit hard by the Great Recession of 2008 and, in the years following this catastrophic event, the Hawaii housing sector underwent unparalleled transition.
Hawaii Island 2017 vs. 2016 Stats
Although the roll-out of new housing developments remains relatively constrained, real estate prices reached record heights in 2014 and, while we are seeing promising signs, the actual… Read More
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Making Sure You Get a Return On Investment From Your Remodel
How Much Should I Invest?
If you are thinking about remodeling, the first thing you need to consider is how much of that investment will you really see when you sell your home on the Big Island. Most experts agree, that you’re much less likely to recoup your investment for a major kitchen or bathroom remodel than you would if you spent the same amount on basic home maintenance such as new siding. According to a recent study done by Remodeling Magazine, replacing your siding… Read More
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Color is everywhere in Hawaii and whether it is the inviting blue of a clear summer sky on the Big Island or the cold impersonal gray of a waiting room colors have a psychological and physical impact on us.
We all react to colors, however, there are a number of factors influence that reaction. Although researchers have tried for years to pin down a universal classification system that predicts how people interpret and respond to the colors around them, none have accomplished it.
What they have discovered is that as much as colors and hues… Read More
Monday, November 28, 2016
The weather may be cooling down (as much as it ever does here in Hawaii), but the real estate market on the Big Island is not. While you might expect to see a dip in home sales in the fall, that certainly hasn’t been the case this year. If you’re considering purchasing a home on the Big Island, here is what you need to know about current market conditions.
Sales of single-family homes continues to increase
Families… Read More
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Winter is a time when many people, especially those who may be retired, start thinking about spending time in a warmer climate. If you’ve always wanted to live on the Big Island, the winter months can often be one of the best times to do it. Before you start talking to a real estate agent on the Big Island, check out these real estate trends to determine if it’s a good time for you to be thinking about making this major move.
Overall Sales Are Down
One of the most attractive areas of Big Island real estate is single family homes. These homes… Read More
Sunday, December 28, 2014
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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
There is no shortage of Big Island real estate experts. After all, the Big Island is an exciting place to practice real estate.
It has breathtaking properties not found anywhere else in the world, an ever-changing real estate landscape, and motivated potential homebuyers looking to completely change their lives and realize their dreams by moving to the Big Island.
But not all Big Island real estate experts are created equal.
Check out these five key characteristics to look for as… 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.
… Read More