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Hawaii Waterfront Homes

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Something for Everyone

Beachfront properties on the Big Island continue to soar in popularity.  In fact, these lavish abodes feature a range of elegant amenities for investors. This includes Wi-Fi access, built-in LED TVs, entertainment centers and spacious roomBuying A Luxury Home In Konas and closets. The Big Island offers beachfront living that is perfect for those that love aquatic and nautical activities. In fact, most homes are literally seconds from the water – where you can enjoy boating, fishing, sailing and picturesque backdrops and scenic… Read More

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How to Find the True Value of Your Home

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If you are in the market to sell your home one of the things that you have to do is figure out how much it is worth. This can seem like a very complicated task – there is wear and tear, you may have made additions and improved other things in and around your home that have affected its original value. There are certain steps that you can take to ensure that you get your home valuation correct.

The other end of that spectrum are people that think that valuing a property is easy.  Whether they look at what another… Read More

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9 Tips to Sell Your Home on the Big Island

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9 Tips to Sell Your Home in Hawaii

It seems that there is always someone in the market for a new home in Hawaii. Real estate sales volume for the 2017 is on a healthy trend over 2016 and sales for single family homes is up from the previous year so sellers are feeling good. However, those who are looking to sell their homes by the end of this year or in 2018 should not become complacent.

Buyers are being particular and when they move to Hawaii they are looking for a particular lifestyle. So you want to make sure… Read More

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Things to Consider When Moving to The Big Island – Hawaii

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Things to Consider When Moving To the Big Island

 

You may be thinking of moving to Hawaii, and it is indeed a beautiful place to live. A paradise  with a charming culture. Nevertheless, there are a few things you do need to take into consideration before you pack up and head to the Big Island. It is often said that people who live on the Island are often healthier, happier and livelier than people who stay in other areas.

And, although this might be true, you need to know that life’s challenges and stress can still come… Read More

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Hawaii’s Conveyance Tax

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Unique to Hawaii – The Conveyance Tax

 

Living in Hawaii is a wonderful experience.  Having a home on the Big Island is very unique – the differences are not only the beautiful scenery and luxury properties – but the way property taxes work in Hawaii are a little different too.  Hawaii’s Conveyance Tax is a price example.

Hawaii, at the state level, collects a conveyance tax on every sold property.  Every real estate transaction has a Conveyance Tax.  The tax itself, is paid out of closing and is deducted from any proceeds the seller will receive.  In real estate… Read More

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Big Island Cultural Calendar: Summer 2017

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Happy summer! There is so much to see and do during the hot summer months on the Big Island, sometimes the question is only… how much do you have time for? Whether you’re interested in taking part in traditional Hawaiian celebrations, running marathons with some of the top athletes in the world, or enjoying some relaxing, tropical music at your favorite beachside bar, there is something for every type happening this month.

Kona Marathon
June 25

While the Kona Marathon may not draw the super-elite runners that the Iron Man does, athletes from all over the world still… Read More

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A Peek Inside the Most Expensive Home on the Big Island

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When it comes to luxury real estate, the Big Island has some of the most impressive properties in the world. Billionaires like Paul Allen, NFL football player Frank Loyd, and Michael Dell (like the computers) have built some truly incredible residences that are nothing short of spectacular. This particular home, located in Kamuela near several world-class beaches, is on the market for a cool $23,000,000 making it the most expensive home currently up for sale on the Big Island. Sitting on 1.16 acres of land with 450 feet of prime oceanfront, this property is truly its own slice of paradise—maybe… Read More

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Family Friendly Activities on the Big Island

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A trip to the Big Island is the perfect family vacation and one that your kids will cherish for years to come. While relaxing on the beach may be first on your to-do list, parents should be sure to plan a few activities that are kid-centric and fun for the entire family. Here is a list of our favorite family activities on the Big Island.

Go on an Underwater Adventure

Just below the surface of the Pacific, an entire ecosystem is just waiting to be explored. While you probably plan to take your kids snorkeling during your… Read More

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Incredible Island Style Interior Design

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The Big Island certainly has a look and ambiance that is all it’s own. The colorful flowers, towering palms, and intricately laced jungle leaves have inspired interior designers to incorporate Pacific Polynesia into the decor of beach properties not only in Hawaii, but up and down the California coast and in tropical areas all over the world. Here on the Big Island, the best homes seamlessly integrate the natural environment with interior design concepts. Whether you’re looking for ideas on how to style your place or simply want to see some truly incredible design work, here are a few of… Read More

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The Best Farmer’s Markets on the Big Island

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With its year-round sunshine, ample rain, and long growing season, Hawaii is the perfect location for tasty fruits and vegetables to flourish (there is a reason people like Oprah build farms here). So a trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without without a visit to one of the many local farmers markets where Hawaiian growers convene and bring their perfectly ripe produce to the masses. If you live on Hawaii, you probably already know that purchasing your groceries here is as cheap if not less expensive than at the local stores. But if you’re new to the island or just visiting… Read More

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