hawaii: NAR Existing Home Sales, Kona and National Numbers - 03/27/15 09:38 AM
 
 
 
 
 
March 27 2015
 
  Some Highlights of the Report: Existing National Home Sales are up 4.7% from sales last year, and up 1.2% month-over-month Kailua Kona Home Sales are actually down -7.2% (no inventory)  Island Wide Home Sales are up 10.1% Percentage of First-Time Homebuyers increased for the first time since November when it climbed to 29% National median Home Price is up 7.5% over last year marking the 36th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Kailua Kona Median Home Price is up 7.2% from last year to  date. Interesting numbers when I ran than report for active listings here in … (2 comments)

hawaii: Kailua Kona Home With Views - Just Listed - 03/22/15 01:47 PM
For Sale $537,600 75-312 Malulani Dr Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Single Family Home, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1343 sq. ft., 0.1054 acres, MLS# 282320
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hawaii: Are VIEWS at the Top of Your List ? 75-312 MALULANI DR Kailua-Kona - 03/17/15 03:58 PM
75-312 MALULANI DR Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740 

Does your “MUST HAVE” list start out like this…
* Ocean Views
* Sunset Views
* Coastline Views 
* Kailua Bay Views
* Cruise Ship Views
* Gated Community 
* Newer Quality Construction.
* Manageable landscaping
* Minimum 2 car Garage to store vehicles.
 
Only to look at the properties that become available, and end up like this  ….
“WHAT were they thinking”?
Who would choose a counter-top like this?
Why would someone put “that” flooring in here, ugh, those cabinets have got to go!
Appliances, seriously, those are so early 2000s.
 
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hawaii: Don’t Let Your “Luck” Run Out - 03/17/15 10:48 AM

I had to do something Irish today
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we are just bring you KCM updates. I cant say I always agree with them, so hopefully you take it with a grain of salt, but Its always good to look at what the experts say, then make up your own mind. 
The 30-year fixed mortgage interest rate is currently still below 4%. Many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year, believing they still have time to lock … (4 comments)

hawaii: Pualani Estates Foreclosures Continue - here is the DEAL of the Day - 03/05/15 12:25 AM
Pualani Estates still has a few foreclosures to sell off, allthought this is not my listing, Fannie Mae supplies me with this list and  I can represent you as a buyer if you are interested. 
Here are some more details from the listing agent. 

 
3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,385 sq. ft. | Single-Family REO ID: L140656 MLS ID: 279942 Lowest-priced Home in Pualani Estates! Single-level, 3-bedroom Lokelani Model with Central Air-conditioning and fully-insulated walls. Vaulted Ceilings, Spacious Open Floorplan, Ocean Views from every room. Livingroom opens onto Lanai and Backyard. Kitchen has Breakfast Bar, Stainless Steel Appliances, and Glass Top Stove. … (0 comments)

hawaii: Kealakekua Bay Bed and Breakfast - Hawaii's best kept secret - 03/03/15 07:05 PM
 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate and we have one of Hawaii's best kept secrets, for sale. Please contact listing agents for more on the list price and details. 
Exquisite private estate in historic Kealakekua Bay. This stunning property situated on 5 acres of pristine land, includes 2 separate homes sited for maximum privacy and breath taking views of Kealakekua Bay. As you approach this estate, you notice the lush manicured landscaping, patina copper roof and high canopied Royal Poinciana. The property epitomizes Hawaii beach living at its best 
Big shout out to Emily from KKBB and Karen … (2 comments)

hawaii: Buying property in Kailua Kona on the Big Island - 03/02/15 10:30 AM
Are you thinking about buying property in Kailua Kona on the Big Island?  First, do some research with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).
Hawaii Statute, Chapter 13-275 HAR October 31, 2002 was enacted to "preserve the heritage and aesthetics of the land." So, if you are looking at property over 1 acre, applying for a permit (grubbing, grading, special management area, right of way), or zoning change - you may be required to hire an archaeologist.
My husband and I recently bought 3 fully fenced acres of vacant land in a 25 year old, gated subdivision within Kaloko-Mauka.  There are at least … (0 comments)

hawaii: Where are interest rates headed in 2015? - 03/01/15 12:11 PM
March 1, 2015: Where are interest rates headed, if you look at national reports, they claim up↑
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS), here with LUVA Real Estate, we subscribe to KCM and value their research and time they put into getting us the latest on industry news, hope you enjoy the input below.
Side note: I recently did my blog on the where the housing numbers were for 2015 vs 2014, (Before I read their report) and was amazed at how closely they mirrored each other, almost exactly! 
February 26 2015

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has … (3 comments)

hawaii: West Hawaii Real Estate News, February 2015 - 02/15/15 09:38 AM
 
West Hawaii Real Estate News for February 15, 2015. We are now halfway through  February and the January numbers are all in. 
First I want to share my sunset photo from Thursday night 

 
North Kona Home prices, for Single Family Homes in Kona went up 4.85% over last January, and looking at what actually sold.......
Homes under $500,000. 14 sold, and only 2 of those were for cash. 
Homes from $501,000 - $999,999. had 13 sales with only 2 of those being cash. 
Homes over a Million, 8 sold, and 6 of those were for cash, pretty big percentage of cash … (1 comments)

hawaii: SOLD - Fixer in Hawaii brings in $410,000.00 - 01/14/15 09:01 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here from LUVA llc, bringing you our first "Deal of the Day" for 2015.
If I had a dollar for every time I told a client that Foreclosures are not always the best deals,  well, I would have a lot of dollars. 
Take a look at this fixer, we actually received a call from HGTV right after it came out and they asked to use it in an upcoming episode - which my seller quickly agreed to, good news is just the hype of it being filmed brought in multiple offers, with a selling price close to the asking … (4 comments)

hawaii: 5 Crucial Home Selling Decisions if you plan to sell in 2015 - 12/30/14 08:40 AM
If you’re planning on selling your home in 2015 there are five crucial decisions that can help you maximize your sale price, get your home sold quickly and do it all without the mountain of stress that often comes with the sale of your home.
Decision #1 – Decide to prepare sooner than later. Home sellers who wait until spring to get their home “ready” are already behind the curve. The real estate year is in full swing by March 1st and homes that sell quickly and for top dollar during the “selling season” are the homes where the owner had a … (1 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii in the Winter - Think you cant afford it - think again. - 12/01/14 10:46 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens here with LUVA Real Estate,  I  find it amazing how afordable Hawaii really is and how few people realize it. 
What would  you say if I showed you 1 bedroom. 1 bath condo, located on Alii Drive (desirable area). The complex sits on both sides of the street, Ocean front, and almost ocean front (across the street). You have access to all the amenities in the ocean front complex, but this unit is across the street. 
Priced at $169,900. Photo below is not from unit, it is from the ocean front (Makai) part of the complex. 

Below: Outside … (2 comments)

hawaii: Winters in Hawaii - easier than you think - 12/01/14 11:32 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens here with LUVA Real Estate,  as I drove to the office this morning I was compelled to pull over and take this photo: Magic's, Alii Drive, Kailua Kona, HI Dec 1, 2014, 8:00am , air temp 75, water temp 80 . (sorry Bodyglove - no wetsuits needed) 

So - how harsh are the winters in Hawaii ?  Daytime temperatures will hover in the low 80s, night times will dip into the low 70s and water temp will drop down into the lower 70s also. 
Don't forget, with these huge mountains on the Big Island, it can go from Sea level … (9 comments)

hawaii: Winter in Hawaii - Buy this 2/2 home near Lymans Surf - 11/26/14 12:18 PM
AS you sit there, watching the snow out your front window, wondering, should I let my wife back in, no I am sorry, that is something else, if you are wondering what to do for the next 6 months, look no further.  Call up your surfing buddies, get some cash together and you could own this one by Christmas day! 
In case you are interested in what Christmas in Hawaii is like - here is a photo, Christmas Day, a few years back. Location is Lyman's Bay, Kailua Kona, HI - about 2,000 feet from your front door.  I don't think I see … (1 comments)

hawaii: See you in Maui, Worthshop 4 December 11 - 11/19/14 09:07 AM
Looking for an excuse to come to Hawaii, already tired of the cold, make a work related vacation now. 
Here is some information from my #1 Marketing Guru  Julie Ziemelis:
Are you serious about real estate and your career? Like at the cellular level? A luxury real estate conference-Worthshop 4 | Stand is being held December 11th-12th on
Maui at the Andaz Wailea Resort. This is the kind of conference that goes beyond your career. Matt Beall, founder of Hawaii Life Real Estate, has put together something absolutely unique in this conference. There is no recruiting. Just learning, networking and thinking, … (1 comments)

hawaii: Happy Aloha Friday - this week in photos - 11/14/14 10:36 AM
In Hawaii Fridays are known as,  Aloha Friday, everybody is happy, in shorts and aloha shirts, its 81 degrees, beautiful, warm day, and our weekend is about to begin. 
I have kind of become a photo junkie with my smart phone and decided to try a new Friday post, maybe it will catch on? Maybe it will be a one time thing, maybe we can start a group called "This week in Photos" 
Anyway, here we go, hope everyone has a great Aloha Friday .  
All photos are taken with my iPhone 6 plus, some photos were edited in Snapseed - free app. HDR … (3 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii Bed and Breakfast or Corporate Retreat for sale - 10/23/14 08:55 AM
Hawaii Bed and Breakfast for sale, Kealakekua, Hawaii
Aloha
Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate 
We are very excited about co-listing it with Julie Edens (RS) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - first time as a joint venture between 2 great brokerage firms.    
Offered @: $2,500,000.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exquisite private estate in historic Kealakekua Bay. This stunning property situated on 5 acres of pristine land, includes 2 separate … (4 comments)

hawaii: Licensed B&B or Large Family Compound, 2 homes, 6 bed/7.5 bath 5 acres - 10/21/14 02:31 PM
 
Aloha
Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we are very excited about a NEW listing, we are also very excited about co-listing it with Julie Edens (RS) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - first time as a joint venture between 2 great brokerage firms.    
Offered @: $2,500,000.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exquisite private estate in historic Kealakekua Bay. This stunning property situated on 5 acres of pristine land, includes 2 separate … (4 comments)

hawaii: Lance Owens (RS) LUVA Real Estate - 07/27/14 05:55 PM
Aloha,
Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate. 
I have done many listing presentations, and at times it can be difficult to explain, in words how an online presence is and what it means to you.  
So if I am going to talk to you about being online, I need to have you online! 
Research also shows that your mind will process "visuals" 60,000 times faster than a "text".
So I think I will just stop typing and invite you to come on in, take a look at the "visuals" below, they are all snapshots to live links, please … (2 comments)

hawaii: Just Sold - over asking price, come on inside and take a look - 05/30/14 03:10 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate
We all wonder " Whats my home Worth" ? Well lets start by taking a look at what just sold today.
Listed at $699,999 - SOLD at $700,000. I wanted to thank all the team members on this one, it was a long, hard escrow and if it wasn't for all the parties involved, this one never would have closed.  Thank you Mr Seller, Thank you Mr Buyer, Thank you Mr Buyers agent and a big thank you to my partner on a lot of these sales - Joreen Knox, you guys … (3 comments)

 
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