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Beer Lovers, Don’t Miss the Kona Brewer’s Festival!

Don't miss the Kona Brew Festival if you live on the Big Island.

Enjoy ice cold craft beer, gourmet food, some good tunes and all for a good cause! Whether you’re a local, a visitor or looking for Big Island real estate, Kona Brewer’s Festival is a must-attend event.

The Kona Brewer’s Festival

Held at the oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, the festival’s main events are Saturday, March 12. Tickets are $70 per person online and available in advance. Session one starts at 11 am, session two begins at four. Both are three hours long. Each ticket includes:

A Kona Brewer’s Festival commemorative glass Seven 4 oz. brew tasting tickets Unlimited gourmet… Read More

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Where to Snorkel in Kona

When you live on the Big Island, there are great places to snorkel.

There are many reasons to visit the beautiful island nation of Hawaii, such as the sun and surf, the delicious foods and the welcoming and relaxing culture, just to name a few. However, there’s much more you can do should you choose to live on the Big Island. Snorkeling is a major pastime in Hawaii, thanks to the ample amount of ocean and the aquatic life residing under its depths. Does the idea of going snorkeling appeal to you? Keep reading to discover the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island.

Honaunau Bay

Also called Hawaii’s “City of Refuge,” Honaunau Bay is… Read More

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Whale Watching on the Big Island

When you live on the Big Island, consider whale watching.

We often imagine life in Hawaii to be grandiose, but relaxing, filled with beautiful ocean scenery, great food and a welcoming atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else. These ideas are what influence many people to move and live on the Big Island. However, there’s more to be found in Hawaii than just the food and surf. Hawaii is also a hot spot for watching whales, which usually appear diving in and out of the waters from November to May. Kauai, Maui and the Big Island itself are the some of the best places in Hawaii for watching majestic whales in their… Read More

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Kona Brewing to Open New Brewery

Live on the Big Island and enjoy a great brew.

Kona Brewing, Hawaii’s favorite craft brewer, is set to open a 100, 000 barrel high-efficiency brewery. A year-long search for the new property ended with a deal to open the 30,000 square foot brewery and canning facility just down the street from the original location. It will sit on a 2.6-acre site in Kailua-Kona. After two decades of business, Kona Brewing Company is excited to offer its customers and the community new and cutting-edge products and technologies. This business truly represents why anyone would want to live on the Big Island.

The History of Kona Brewing

Cameron Healy and his son,… Read More

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December 2015 Big Island Real Estate Buzz

Make the right choice with the help of a real estate agent on the Big Island.

Winter is a time when many people, especially those who may be retired, start thinking about spending time in a warmer climate. If you’ve always wanted to live on the Big Island, the winter months can often be one of the best times to do it. Before you start talking to a real estate agent on the Big Island, check out these real estate trends to determine if it’s a good time for you to be thinking about making this major move.

Overall Sales Are Down

One of the most attractive areas of Big Island real estate is single family homes. These homes… Read More

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Men’s Warehouse Executive is Selling His Beautiful Big Island Home

Explore the beautiful Big Island homes for sale.

George Zimmer, perhaps best known for his role as spokesperson and CEO of Men’s Warehouse, previously resided on 7.45 acres of land along the Koahla Coast. However, if you look at Big Island homes for sale, you will now find this home listed. This massive oceanside estate would be a great place to live on the Big Island for those who can afford the $35-million price tag. The reason the property is now for sale is due to Zimmer’s recent purchase of Neil Young’s former home, also located along the west side of the Big Island.

One of the Biggest… Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Around on the Big Island

There are many ways to get around when you live on the Big Island.

While most people think Hawaii is small and though it is in comparison to many other states, when you live on the Big Island, you will find you need an effective method of getting around. As you consider Big Island real estate, you need to be thinking about how you will get from one place to another. Using a taxi is often too expensive for regular use, so there are other options you should take into consideration.

Buy Your Own Car

When you first start looking at homes for sale on the Big Island, you may think it’s best to sell… Read More

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Neil Young’s Gorgeous Big Island Home Can Be Yours!

In recent years, there has been an influx in the number of massive estates listed for sale in Hawaii. For people who want to live on the Big Island, this real estate may seem out of reach, but that isn’t stopping these Big Island homes for sale from hitting the market. The latest to reach out to a Big Island realtor is Neil Young, who is selling his Waialea Bay property for a listing price of $24.5 million.

More than Just a Hawaiian Home

If you’ve spent time looking at Big Island homes for sale, you may realize you don’t always… Read More

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Celebrate the Kona Coffee Festival!

It’s that time of year again when those who live on the Big Island celebrate Kona coffee. Located in the heart of the Holualoa Village, visitors and residents can enjoy a combination of great coffee and an art stroll where you can take in all of the beautiful creations by local artists. This festival is one of the reasons people are eager to look at homes for sale in Kona.

Sample Delicious Kona Coffee

One of the attractions of Holualoa real estate is the delicious Kona coffee. In fact, many coffee connoisseurs find Kona coffee to be among the best in the world. When you attend… Read More

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What to Consider Before Buying a Big Island Condo

Much of Big Island real estate consists of condos.

Buying a house in Hawaii may be a dream, but many people who live on the Big Island choose a condo instead. You will find many of the Big Island homes for sale are actually condos, but they offer an excellent, sometimes more affordable option to moving to this area, providing a beautiful home with less maintenance. However, before you start working with an agent to find the perfect condo, consider these factors.

Location, Location, Location


Just like other Big Island real estate, location is one of the most important factors in buying your new home. For instance, if you want to be within… Read More

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