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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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Big Island Real Estate Saves the Planet: Residential Solar Energy

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.

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