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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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5 Reasons to Love This Kailua-Kona Residence

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If you’ve dreamed of finding a little piece of paradise and settling on the Big Island but haven’t been able to find an affordable home that checks off everything on your list, look no further than this residence. This four bedroom, three bath dream home offers all the amenities you’ll need in to enjoy Big Island living in style. Here are four things we absolutely love about this home.

1) It’s eco-friendly

Environmentally friendly homeowners will love the fully paid for, 36 panel Grid Linked Photovoltaic 8.2 KW system. There is also a Solarhart hot water unit on the… Read More

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5 Big Island Dream Homes That Will Have You Packing Your Bags

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We’d all love to pack our bags, leave the mainland, and enjoy living in the lap of luxury on the Big Island. While we probably aren’t going to win the lottery anytime soon, there’s no harm in dreaming right? Here are the most expensive homes on the market today.

1) Ala Kohanaiki, Shores At Kohanaiki Resort Subdivision

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This 5 bedroom 5.5 bath mansion built on the coast of Pahuili Bay is truly a… Read More

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Hawaii Offers Some of the Best Places to Live on the Planet

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Are you considering moving to Hawaii? It is an amazing place to live. When you look at the best places to live in Hawaii, you need to think about your lifestyle and ask yourself the following questions:

Do you prefer rural or urban areas? Are you more of a mountain or beach person? How much time do you spend at home? Do you drive? Do you need public transportation access? Do you entertain a lot? What do you do with your free time?

Best places to live in Hawaii

You cannot find the right spot in Hawaii to live until… Read More

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How to Retire on the Big Island in Five Easy Steps

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You’ve worked hard, spent years saving for retirement, and you’re ready to relax in paradise. Hawaii attracts many people in your shoes who have earned the right to sit on the beach every evening with their toes in the sand and their eyes on the horizon, waiting for the green flash. If you’re considering retiring in Hawaii, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition and make sure you’re fully prepared for the new adventure that awaits. Check out or quick list of tips that will help you retire on the Big Island and… Read More

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Market Watch: Big Island Real Estate August 2016

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Year-to-date: Compares Jan 1, 2015, thru July 31,2015 with Jan 1, 2016, thru July 31, 2015

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Hawaii has a unique real estate climate that homebuyers need to be aware of. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on the Big Island, you’ll want to have your finger on the pulse of current conditions at all times. Sometimes, buying or selling in one season over another could vastly impact your price. Luckily, we’re here to help. Every month… Read More

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Four Reasons Millennial Families are Moving to the Big Island

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In the last 16 years, over 94,000 people have moved to the Big Island. Hawaii is now home to a population that is comprised of 20% people aged 20-34, and that number is ever-increasing as millennials continue to move off the mainland in search of greener pastures. Why is this generation flocking to our beautiful island? It’s more than just the black sand beaches, year-round summer temperatures, and eclectic tropical bars. Here are four reasons millennial families are moving to the Big Island more than ever before:

Millennials Find a Better Quality of Life on the Big Island

Many millennials… Read More

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Where to live in Hawaii

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First, Some Things to Know

So, you’ve decided to make the big move and become a full time, or part time big island resident. Perhaps the first thing you should consider doing is contacting professional Realtor® Annette Mejia here at Live On the Big Island . COM, let her help you find the right property to fit you and your specific needs. Contact Annette today at 808•217•8500 and let her do all the leg work involved in finding the right home for your active, modern lifestyle.

While you have her doing that for you, some things you may need to… Read More

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Home Buyer Tips: What to Know About Big Island Climate Zones

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If you’re planning on moving to—or even just visiting—the Big Island, there are a few things you’ll want to know before you settle on a location. While you may expect that you can enjoy a sunny, tropical climate no matter where you are, you’d be surprised to know that weather can vary significantly from one city to another. There are eight different climate zones on the island so depending on where you are, you could experience the humid air and warm sunshine you expected, or you could be under cloud-covered skies enduring heavy showers almost every… Read More

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Ocean Front Homes for Sale on the Kona Coast

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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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