hawaii: What Is The Meaning Of 808? - 05/26/15 10:18 AM
Living in Hawaii for the last 30 years,  when someone says "808" it instantly brings happiness, warmth and most of all "Aloha".  808 is actually the area code for the State of Hawaii,  also called the "808 State" there are several business's with "808" in the name. But its more than just a number, it brings a smile to someones face if you mention it. I have been at the tables in Vegas (its easy to spot someone from Hawaii), and if you were to look over at them and make simple statement that included "808" in it - you would … (3 comments)

hawaii: New Construction: Hear Those Hammers In The Background - 05/21/15 11:23 AM
Kailua Kona, Hawaii: New Construction here in Kona is a little limited, not because of supply and demand, but more because of our shear size, and the "Bureaucratic Red Tape" developers have to deal with here. I will tell you that on our recent REALTOR Open House (or Caravan as we refer to it here), we had have had several new construction homes last week. 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate, as you know by now we subscribe to several different real estate related websites and blogs and try to bring you Real Estate News that Matters. Today we bring … (0 comments)

hawaii: Open House Thursday May 7 9:30-12:00 - Single Floor Keauhou Resort - 05/06/15 11:22 PM
Open House Thursday 9:30-12:00
Offered @ Sale $324,695.
Keauhou Resort, Open House today,  just about one block from Keauhou Bay and Vacation Rental Approved. 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) with LUVA Real Estate,  bringing you our newest listing. All the details are below, feel free to call Kimi or myself with any questions. 
These first 2 photos are taken from Keauhou Bay, about 1,500 feet from your front door.
 
 78-7039 Kamehameha Iii Rd #76 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Condo, 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 752 sq. ft., MLS# 283654
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    DESCRIPTION Are you looking … (8 comments)

hawaii: FHA, VA, and Conventional Loans ... The Waiting Periods - 04/30/15 06:40 PM
Clients are always asking me, how long do I have to wait before I can buy a home, if I had a short sale or foreclosure? Even works with a bankruptcy, take a minute to read the article below, then let me help you find the home the works for you.  
 
FHA, VA, and Conventional Loans ... The Waiting Periods          There is a phenomenon at play in the American Home Buying marketplace currently.  Former homeowners that suffered financial catastrophe during the housing crisis (often referred to as "Boomerang Buyers") are asking ...         
    … (5 comments)

hawaii: Keauhou Resort #76 Just feet away from Keauhou Bay - 04/23/15 04:03 PM
Keauhou Resort, just about one block from Keauhou Bay and Vacation Rental Approved. 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) with LUVA Real Estate,  bringing you our newest listing. All the details are below, feel free to call Kimi or myself with any questions. 
These first 2 photos are taken from Keauhou Bay, about 1,500 feet from your front door.
 
 
For Sale $324,695.78-7039 Kamehameha Iii Rd #76 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Condo, 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 752 sq. ft., MLS# 283654
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Keauhou Resort unit 76 Just … (6 comments)

hawaii: We Need Your House ! - 04/22/15 11:06 AM
 
 
Aloha Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) here from LUVA Real Estate bringing you up to date with Current Matters, Real Estate News for April 22, 2015
Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramatically. At the same time, housing inventory is decreasing especially at the lower price points.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed that there is a pent-up seller demand caused by the uncertainty created by the housing crisis of the last decade.
What does that mean to you?Houses listed today sell quickly. … (1 comments)

hawaii: Vacation Rental For Sale in Hawaii $199,000. - 04/11/15 01:36 PM
 
 
 
 
$199,000For Sale75-5766 Kuakini Hwy #404 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Condo, 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 639 sq. ft., MLS# 282661
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    DESCRIPTION Great breezes from this 4th floor unit, along with some ocean views.
Building is secured with keyed elevator.
Pets allowed with board approval (see photo) 
Vacation Rentals allowed (see photo taken a 1, 000 feet from the complex, 2000 feet if you drive) Distance is approximate. 
Great central Kona location. 
Coin operated laundry on the first floor 
Parking is near elevator 
Maintenance fees include basic cable, water, trash, sewer.
FEATURES Appliances: Disposal, … (6 comments)

hawaii: 8 Acres Fenced Pasture Land with Home: Mountain View, Hawaii - 04/11/15 01:24 PM
$499,000For Sale18-7965 N Kulani Rd Mountain View, HI 96771 
Single Family Home, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Bath, 1356 sq. ft., 8.107 acres, MLS# 281378
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    DESCRIPTION Gentleman farmer, equestrian enthusiast or just wanting your own private get away on over 8 acres of fully fenced green pasture surrounded by native forest – this is for you. Located just twenty minutes (13 miles) from downtown Hilo, this picturesque property is framed by rolling hills and tranquil views. A single story, ranch style, 3 … (0 comments)

hawaii: Malulani Gardens Subdivision - House with the VIEWS! - 04/09/15 02:43 PM
For Sale75-312 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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    DESCRIPTION Does your “MUST HAVE” list start off like this…
* Ocean Views 
* Sunset Views 
* Coastline Views 
* Kailua Bay Views 
* Cruise Ship Views 
* Central Air Conditioning 
* Gated Community
* Vacation Rental Approved
* Newer Quality Construction. 
* Manageable landscaping 
* Minimum 2 car Garage to store vehicles.
Only to look at those properties that become available, and say …. 
“WHAT were they thinking”? 
Who would choose a countertop like this? 
Why … (0 comments)

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 … (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 … (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 … (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)

 
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