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How to Move to the Big Island with a Pet

How to move to the big island with a pet

The Big Island is a GREAT place for pets!   Say goodbye to sleepily struggling into snow boots and a winter coat at 3 a.m. to take the dog out…and hello to long walks on the beach, large yards, and contented kitties with a whole new display of tropical birds to monitor from the window!

Another plus: the Big Island is completely rabies-free, so you can relax knowing your much-loved pet will likely never be infected. (More on this in a minute.)

But before you prepare your pet family for the big move to the Big Island, there are a few… Read More

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What to Look for in a Big Island Real Estate Expert

There is no shortage of Big Island real estate expertsbig island real estate expert. After all, the Big Island is an exciting place to practice real estate.

It has breathtaking properties not found anywhere else in the world, an ever-changing real estate landscape, and motivated potential homebuyers looking to completely change their lives and realize their dreams by moving to the Big Island.


But not all Big Island real estate experts are created equal

Check out these five key characteristics to look for as… Read More

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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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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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