real estate: 5 Questions Seniors Should Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent - 05/01/15 12:01 PM
 
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 May 1, 2015. As you know we subscribe to several different real estate related web sites to help keep you up to date, today we are sharing our post from Current Matters. 
We are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger for today’s post. Nikki has extensive experience working with seniors and is the Founder & CEO of the Senior Real Estate Institute. Enjoy! 
If you have not bought or sold a home in a few years (or maybe decades) it … (2 comments)

real estate: Kailua Village #404 1 bed 1 bath, Pets and Vacation Rentals OK - 04/22/15 04:07 PM
For Sale75-5766 Kuakini Hwy #404 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Condo, 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 639 sq. ft., MLS# 282661
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 6/10      
    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, … (0 comments)

real estate: 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
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 2/10      
    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)

real estate: NOT My Listing - But I Sure Do Love It - 04/02/15 11:08 PM

How's that , Not My Listing, But I Love It, seriously you guys. 
I know the market, I know the area.  This is one of the best deals in the Kailua Kona area (Lako Street area). 
 It is listed with a respected long time Kona Agent and I would love to represent a well qualified buyer.  I expect this will get a full price offer, and if it sits out there for too long, it will sell over listing price. 
OK, here is all the REALTOR lingo below:
Offered at: $639,900. 
 Fabulous single level 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath single … (7 comments)

real estate: Baby Boomers: Home Is Where The Heart Is - West Hawaii Real Estate - 03/28/15 11:21 AM
 
Baby Boomers: Home Is Where The Heart Is - West Hawaii Real Estate  March 25 2015

Aloha Mr and Mrs Baby Boomer, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate, Its amazing how this study relates directly to  the Kailua Kona Buyer, give me a call after you read  this and we can discuss your options. 
Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why…
In Merrill Lynch’s … (4 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 3/10    
(0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Is the Housing Market Back? Just try and find a used truck! - 03/10/15 10:05 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here from LUVA Real Estate and wanted to bring you up to date on the Market.
Is the Housing Market Back?, Why would I compare it to a used truck? Here in Kailua Kona we have a lot of secondary homes, secondary homes seem to trend the car market very closely. The same people that put off buying a new car, put off  buying a second home.  I fit the category pretty good, business is rising, things are good, we just bought some land and we are getting ready to build. Our 10 year old truck has seen … (0 comments)

real estate: Corporate Retreat? Bed and Breakfast? Family Compound? - 02/27/15 09:49 AM
 
For Sale in Kealakekua Bay area, here is a licensed Bed and Breakfast, could be used as a corporate retreat, or even a family compound. 
First home has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and several 2 living rooms, and a couple of office areas. 
Give us a call and lets get you in to see this one. 
82-6002 NAPOOPOO RD Captain Cook, HI 96704 
Multi Family Home, 6 Beds, 6 Baths, 5418 sq. ft., 5 acres, 2 units
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 2/7     … (0 comments)

real estate: Up to the Date MLS feeds for Kailua Kona Real Estate - 02/26/15 12:13 PM
Are you looking for an easier way to get up to the date MLS feed information, in the Kailua Kona area. Do you want a specific home, or condo, in a specific subdivision or complex?
Look no further because it doesn't get any easier than this:
Go over to our website, look for "MLS Hotsheet"  and fill out the form. Sound to easy to be true? 
Here is my cell# 808-936-8383, if its not as easy as I say, or you are concerned about spam or endless emails, feel free to call me direct, we don't hide behind big corporate names or try … (1 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Corporate Retreat, Family Compound, Licensed B&B - 01/06/15 12:29 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 … (2 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Is Bigger - Better? iPhone 6 or 6+ my personal take on it. - 09/30/14 11:58 AM
 
OK, so I was one of those idiots that camped out overnight for the new iPhone 6+ 128gb. And probably not for the reasons you think, I had actually pre-ordered mine, so I wasn't in that much of a hurry, it was the fact that a good friend of mine does this every year, and he brings his son along for a little "urban camping" - fancy word for sleeping on the sidewalk with 60 other dummies. 
It was actually a fun bonding time with my 13 year old son, we stayed up all (most of) night, he skateboarded the entire parking lot, … (56 comments)

real estate: New Building Construction Boost Economy in West Hawaii - 08/21/14 07:55 PM
 
New Building Construction Boosts Economy In West Hawaii  by Julie Ziemelis on August 21, 2014 in Kona News Kokua Roofing replacing roofs at the Keauhou Resort
Good news-the economy in West Hawaii is improving. New construction, a leading indicator of an economic recovery, is picking up and looking strong for the foreseeable future.
With the opening of the new nine-acre Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office on Honokohau Street in July and the flurry of building going on right now at the new Kohanaiki resort and Palamanui Community College, the sound of new construction is music to the local building industry’s ears.
Other new … (6 comments)

real estate: 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)

 
Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land (LUVA Real Estate ) Rainmaker large

Lance Owens (RS)

LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land

Kailua-Kona, HI

More about me…

LUVA Real Estate

Address: 75-240 Nani Kailua Dr #8, Kailua Kona, HI, 96740

Mobile: 808-936-8383

Office: 808-936-8383

Email Me

Luxury Real Estate Sales, MLS Hot sheet, News, Market Reports, for the Kailua Kona area, West Hawaii, Mauna Lani, and Waikoloa Beach Resort areas.


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog