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What You Should Know Before Buying A Beach House

What You Should Know Before Buying A Beach House

Has your dream been to own a beach house? Is Hawaii the perfect place for your beach house to be?

As you begin refining your dreams and finding the perfect spot for your family, you’ll find lots of opportunity on the Big Island. I live in North Kona, and one of the reasons I chose the community was because of its beautiful beaches.

Of course North Kona is an amazing place to live; but there are many options here on the west side of the island. No matter if you choose to invest in one of the beautiful Kona communities, or move further north to North or South Kohala, the beaches here are unparalleled in their splendor.

If a beach house in Hawaii is your goal, keep in mind that all beaches here are public up to the vegetation line. Which means having beach front property doesn’t give you exclusive rights; you might have to share the view with a visitor or two.

A small price to pay for a year round beach view, right?

While one of the top reasons for buying a beach house is for the view of the beach, you also have to take a moment and turn around and look at the view of the homes. Undoubtedly whether you choose condo living or invest in a multi-million dollar home, the homes you’ll find along the beach are a little more breath taking, and have more glass and outside living opportunities than any other home. If you buy a beach house, you’ll want every view and every activity within your home to have a focus on the beach. Contractors know that, which is why you’ll find unique living opportunities that promise views and fun living from every room of your home.

And when your thoughts turn to fun in the ocean, there will always be a wide array of opportunity as well. Whether you prefer to lounge by a pool and simply view the ocean, or pull out your favorite kayak, surf board or sailboat and take advantage of the waves, beach house living makes the process that much easier. (And you’ll find lots of houses have extra storage for your “toys” as well.)

If you’re looking for a house on the beach, what goals do you have in mind? Will you be moving permanently, making this your home 365 days of the year? Or is this an investment, knowing you’ll want to share your time with a few lucky tourists as well? Different communities have different regulations; its important to know up front what plans you have in mind.

Have even more questions about buying a beach house here on the Big Island, and investing in North Kona real estate? I’d be happy to answer any questions you have. I live in North Kona and know this community well; I’m ready to share all the reasons I chose Kona as my home, and help you fall in love with it too.

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