hawaii island real estate: Hawaii Life #6 on the Big Island! - 07/08/10 02:46 PM
Hawaii Life once again holds a spot in the top 10 selling offices on the Big Island—coming in on June 30th, 2010 at #8 out of 191 offices, and the 6th highest company in dollar volume. That’s quite an achievement for a company that’s been on island just over a year! More importantly, it represents an enormous number of satisfied clients and customers—people—who (we believe) are raving fans of Hawaii Life’s innovative business model.
Out of the $28,000,00 of real estate sold by Big Island Hawaii Life in the first six months of 2010, we represented 34 buyers and 19 sellers, … (0 comments)

hawaii island real estate: Hualalai Resort (Four Seasons Big Island Hawaii) Auction #3... - 05/27/10 01:42 PM
Hold onto your hats, there is going to be yet ANOTHER auction held at the Four Seasons Hualalai resort on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii's Kohala "Gold Coast" July 1st 2010. With an original list price of $13M and a reserve of $5.9M, this seems like a deal too good to be true. But is it??
Buy this view – with a reserve way below original listing price
It's hard to say how great of a "deal" this property will wind up being. First of all, Cher's home - located just a few doors down - sold for just … (1 comments)

hawaii island real estate: Is It 2001 or 2010 in Puako Beach, Big Island, Hawaii? - 04/19/10 01:22 PM
"This is like Old Hawaii!" is often the response when someone “discovers” Puako Beach on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii for the first time. Don your pareo, we’re going back in time with recently sold property prices as well.
New Oceanfront Listing in Puako—coming soon!
While 2010 first quarter volume shows improvement over 2009 for Puako Beach sales (no sales in Q1 2009), prices have continued to decline. Two second floor condo units sold for $275k and $225k. These would have traded for $400k-$500k in 2005/2006.
There haven’t yet been any mauka (mountain) side properties sold in Q1, but … (1 comments)

hawaii island real estate: Is It 2001 or 2010 in Puako Beach, Big Island, Hawaii? - 04/19/10 01:15 PM
"This feels like 'Old Hawaii'" is a statement we often hear when someone “discovers” Puako Beach on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii for the first time. Don your pareo, we’re going back in time with recently sold property prices as well.

New Oceanfront Listing in Puako—coming soon!
While the first quarter volume of 2010 shows improvement over 2009 for Puako Beach sales (no sales in Q1 2009), prices have continued to decline. Two second floor condo units sold for $275k and $225k. At the market high, these units would have traded from $400-500k.
There haven’t yet been any mauka … (0 comments)

hawaii island real estate: Living in Hawaii is good for your Health!! - 03/16/10 12:13 PM
Hawaii had the highest well-being index in the nation in 2009! No wonder we love living here!!! The Gallup Well-Being Index is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100, where a score of 100 would represent ideal well-being, across six sub-indexes:
Life evaluation, Emotional health, Work environment, Physical health, Healthy behaviors, Access to basic necessities. The 2009 Well-Being Index score for the country (65.9) is unchanged from 2008.
For detailed information on this poll, Well-Being: Hawaii Tops Utah for Nation’s Best →
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measures the daily pulse of U.S. well-being and provides best-in-class solutions for a healthier world. … (1 comments)

hawaii island real estate: Pelosi at the Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island, Hawaii?? - 01/05/10 12:13 PM
It's the economy, silly! The country was apparently all "aflutter" over the government dignitaries visiting Hawaii this winter season. President Obama vacationed on Kailua’s gorgeous beaches for the holidays, and Oahu LOVES the “Obama bump” economy. Proving this phenomenon exists, I received a President Obama bobble head for my car as a gift this year. (Yes, he’s wearing an aloha shirt, lei, slippahs and giving the double shaka.)
President Obama bobblehead
Last week, Nancy Pelosi made a run for the Big Island’s Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. Besides the obvious, “who can blame her, it’s one of the best hotels in the … (0 comments)

hawaii island real estate: 2009 Puako Beach sales recap - 12/29/09 12:44 PM
2009 year-end results for Puako Beach, show that neighborhood sales are looking positive! Out of the six properties sold in 2009, 4 were mauka side and 2 on the makai (oceanfront) side of the road. Compared to 2008’s two properties sold - 1 mauka, 1 makai, and 2007's  8 properties  - 2 mauka and 6 makai, I would say it looks as if Puako beach has come through the economic crisis intact, and is on the upswing again.
It appears possible we’ve hit the “bottom” of pricing in Puako, at least on the mauka side of the street.  The lowest-priced mauka … (0 comments)

 
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