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Why Flood Insurance Is Not Optional for Big Island Properties

As is the case in many places, potential homeowners looking to purchasing Big Island properties have to be vigilant about protecting themselves, their homes, and their possessions from flood damage.

Hawaii records an average of 8 flash flood events per year, with the peak flood season occurring in October through April. Rainfall, hurricanes, tsunamis, tropical storm surges and surface runoff all contribute.

Hawaii’s eight yearly flood events seem insignificant compared to larger states, like Texas, which records an average of over 500 flood events a year. But that doesn’t mean you can go without flood insurance, as every part of… Read More

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5 Unique Benefits of Big Island Luxury Real Estate

Here on the Big Island, luxury real estate is truly exceptional.

Not only do Big Island luxury homes feature all of the top-of-the-line amenities you’d expect…like spa-quality bathrooms, infinity swimming pools and gleaming gourmet kitchens. They are also provide exclusive perks that are difficult to find anywhere else, thanks to the benefits afforded to us by our year-round mild climate, rich cultural heritage, and spectacular natural surroundings.

Thinking of making a big move to the Big Island?

Here are five unique bonuses of high-end Hawaii living that just might just encourage you to make the leap!

Unprecedented Views

 

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What to Look for in Big Island Real Estate

Ready to dive into a search of breathtaking Big Island real estate?

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At any given time, there are thousands of homes for sale on the Big Island. To avoid real estate burnout, I recommend you begin the home-buying process with a sense of the features that are most important to you. This helps whittle down your options to a more manageable list of potential winners.

Here are several aspects of Big Island real estate I always… Read More

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North Kohala vs. South Kohala: Where to Buy Your Big Island Home

They may be neighbors with similar names, but North and South Kohala present two very different versions of life on the Big Island—with contrasting vibes, climates, attractions, and real estate options to consider.  

In the midst of a search of Big Island homes and wondering which area is right for you? Here are a few key differences between North Kohala and South Kohala (a.k.a the Kohala Coast) to help you decide.

Climate and Geography

Both North and South Kohala are found on the west coast of the Big Island.

In North Kohala, the thumb… Read More

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