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Big Island Real Estate: Market Predictions in 2017

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We’re well on our way into 2017 and many people are hoping to make this the year that they make one of the most important and significant investments in their future—buying a home. It’s no surprise that so many buyers come to the Big Island in search of their dream home given that Hawaii was ranked the healthiest state in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. Whether you’re considering homeownership for the first time, you’re looking to sell and upgrade to a new place, or you’re simply wondering how your home’s value might change in the next year, here… Read More

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2017 Hawaii Cultural Calendar

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Happy 2017! We’re excited to dive into the new year. Whether you’re looking for something extra-special to do or see on your vacation or you’re a local looking for a fun afternoon, these are this year’s can’t-miss activities in Hawaii. They draw thousands of spectators of every nationality so be sure to plan ahead and get your tickets! Check out our Hawaii 2017 Cultural Calendar:

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
Jan 17 – 21  

The Mitsubishi Championship will bring together golf’s top competitors to compete on one of the most famous courses in the world in the final… Read More

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Five Best Places to Propose on the Big Island

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There are few better places to propose than on the Big Island. Whether you’re on the beach, on a scenic hike, or even—if you’re really brave—under water, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to pop the question. Here are a few of the best places to propose on the Big Island:

On a romantic hike

If you and your partner are the outdoorsy type, what better way to propose than after a hike through a beautiful Hawaiian valley? The scenic views over lush tropical forests are sure to provide the perfect romantic setting you’re looking for. If… Read More

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Best Brunch Locations on the Big Island

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If you’re like us, you love nothing more than enjoying a delicious brunch with friends. We’ve lived in Hawaii for years and have spent many weekends tracking down our favorite brunch hotspots on the island. Whether you’re looking for a bottomless-boozy breakfast to enjoy with your significant other or a family-friendly breakfast spot right on the beach, you’ll find the perfect destination in our list of best brunch locations on the Big Island.

Island Lava Java, Kailua-Kona

Lava Java serves up a delicious breakfast spread. It’s become a popular spot in recent years due to the incredible, 100% Kona… Read More

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Christmas in Hawaii: Holiday Events on the Big Island

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Hawaii is the perfect place to spend a Christmas holiday. Palm trees wrapped in Christmas lights can feel just as festive as fir trees—and instead of freezing outside in the snow you’ll spend your days soaking in the sun with your toes in the sand. If you and yours are spending the holidays on the Big Island this year, there are plenty of holiday-related activities you can do that will help you feel the Christmas cheer. Here’s a list of holiday events on the Big Island to make the season bright.

Kailua Kona Boat Parade

December 11, 6:00pm… Read More

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Celebrity Homes in Hawaii

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Hawaii offers a special peace and tranquility seldom found on the mainland, making it the perfect getaway destination for the rich and famous. The incredible ocean vistas, beautiful mountainscapes, and tropical breezes draw many celebrities to the Hawaiian Islands year after year, and the properties they purchase and rent are some of the most luxurious in the world. Here we take a look at a few celebrity homes in Hawaii that we wouldn’t mind using for our next vacation.

Obama’s Winter White House

This property on Kailua Bay Beach is frequented by the first family, thus it has recently be… Read More

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Market Watch: Big Island Real Estate Q4 2016

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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

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Families… Read More

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Enjoy Whale Watching from Your Big Island Home!

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Living on the Big Island has many positives, not least of which is the annual humpback whale migration from Alaska, which takes place from November to May every year. The season peaks during the dead of winter on the mainland, from January to March.

While boat tours and whale watching cruises have become increasingly popular, owning a piece of Big Island Real Estate may provide you with the opportunity to view these majestic creatures from your own seaside property.

Imagine the potential joy available to you of being able to sit on the deck of your home in Kona or… 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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An Insider’s Guide to the 2016 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

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This Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 15, you have the opportunity to experience a piece of Hawaiian heritage during the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Since the festival’s foundation in 1970, it has brought together coffee artisans and enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate the Big Island’s rich coffee culture. Coffee has been a staple crop on the islands for over 200 years and the festival marks celebration of the annual harvest. This year, you can enjoy 10 days of cultural fun and over 40 different events. We attend the festival every year and have put together our… Read More

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