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
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
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
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)

hawaii: Back on the Market, with a bank approved price - Holualoa, Hawaii - 05/06/14 01:47 PM
Bank gave us a number, a very good number, and the buyer walked. 7 out 10 times its always the 2nd buyer that gets the deal of the day! You just dont find newer homes, in Holualoa, priced like this. 
Hi, Lance Owens (RS) here, with LUVA Real Estate and I wanted to let you in on a fantastic deal. 2,042 sqft of living area, awesome ocean views, including Kailua bay, the point and beyond. Bank said SELL IT @ $559,000.00 
There are 2 more homes for sale on this street, both smaller sqft, that is verifiable, the view is subject to … (2 comments)

hawaii: Looking for that perfect vacation rental to buy in Hawaii - here it is - 04/30/14 09:51 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we have a new listing coming out May 1 2014 - here is your sneak preview. Kona Pacific #B-410 . You can see more on our Facebook page or at www.KonaHomeTeam.com (starting May 2) 
This unit was completely remodeled in 2010. With the intention of making it a great place for a romantic getaway and provide all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation. Location is outstanding. Turn right (on Walua rd.) as you leave the complex and a huge selection of restaurants and shops begin at just a short distance of a … (6 comments)

hawaii: What do you do when you see a property considerably underpriced ? - 04/11/14 10:56 AM
You write a blog about it and hope to get a buyer! 

Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and I was scanning today's hotsheet and came across a property that is considerably under-priced ($245,000) . This is a bank owned foreclosure, 3 acres of land only, in a gated community, 1800 foot elevation, and great coastline views! Property is zoned for agriculture - meaning horses are welcome. CC&Rs state you have must build 4,000 sqft under roof, but this can include your barn, garage, and lanai. I just purchased 3 acres in here myself, this is an awesome deal, wish … (2 comments)

hawaii: 16 bedroom, 16 bath, 2 - Duplexes on Alii Drive, Kona HI - Investors - 03/12/14 05:41 PM
You are not going to find anything like this for sale here on the Big Island (at time of writing this blog)
Condo, townhouse, apartment, multi family, none of them come in looking as good as this one, at this price.
Listed at: $1,897,000  
You hear it all the time, LOCATION, Location, location........ but take a look at this one. We are offering 2 duplexes, with a total of 16 bedroom, 16 baths, with plenty of parking, right in the heart of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Located on Alii Drive (start/finish line of the world famous Ironman Triathalon) and just a … (3 comments)

hawaii: Pāhoehoe - How many of you are familiar with this word? - 02/26/14 02:32 PM
Unless you live on the Big Island of Hawaii, or visited here lately, you probably have no idea what I am talking about. None of the other islands have active volcano's, so it's a word that is used mainly here on the Big Island. 
Here is Wikipedia's defenition, (Funny, "Wiki" (pronounced [ˈwiti] or [ˈviti]) is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick") 
Pāhoehoe:  (/pəˈhoʊ.iːˈhoʊ.iː/; from Hawaiian [paːˈhoweˈhowe],[8] meaning "smooth, unbroken lava"), also spelled pahoehoe, is basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface. These surface features are due to the movement of very fluid lava under a congealing surface crust. The Hawaiian word was introduced as a technical … (3 comments)

hawaii: January 2014 Hawaii Real Estate Report - Getting better every day! - 02/26/14 01:08 PM
January 2014 West Hawaii Real Estate Report-Residential Prices Jump 42% by Julie Ziemelis & Lance Owens on February 21, 2014 in Market Report The Kona housing market is heating up as we head into 2014 with the the price of homes in North Kona jumping 42% year over year from January 2013 to January 2014 according to statistics from the Hawaii Information Service, Kona’s regional multiple listing service. While prices have jumped, inventory remains tight with sales dropping slightly from this time last year.
Median home prices increased 42% from $362,500 to $514,764 in North Kona year over year and increased from $338,500 in South Kona to … (0 comments)

hawaii: Kona Sea Ridge with Ocean Views - 3/2 @ $329,000 - 01/25/14 11:45 AM
Aloha, Lance here with LUVA Real Estate and we have a brand new listing at Kona Sea Ridge. Speaking of brand new, this unit is owner occupied and it feels, and looks, brand new! Pride of ownership shows throughout this condo. 
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1086sqft, with ocean views from master bedroom, living room, and lanai. The complex itself also shows pride of ownership, its gated and has resort type pool and spa. Centrally located in Alii Drive, close to everything. 
Please call for an appointment: Lance Owens 808-936-8383
Now the important stuff - Photos: 


hawaii: Lucky we live Hawaii, sharing a moment from this mornings drive. - 12/18/13 12:04 PM

Some-days you just have to stop and smell the roses, in this case the roses were the Pacific Ocean, and today is somehow better than yesterday, even after 30 years here. I just had to share it with all. 
Photos taken about 20 minutes ago, along Alii Drive, at "Magics Beach" in Kailua Kona, HI
You ever been to Disneyland "California Theme Park" and went on the ride, Soaring over California, do you remember all the wonderful smells, and how they changed as the theme changed? Well I wish I could do that for you here.
Have a wonderful day, enjoy the photos, … (1 comments)

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