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 building projects going … (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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Concierge Auctions Sells Ocean Front Estate:"Hale Kai" @ $4.4 million - 11/13/13 09:03 AM

Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate, 
Sorry, I didn’t have the winning bid, I even lost the side bet, but it was still a great event. The setting, Ocean front at Keauhou Bay, the catering (Amy Ota), the Mimosa’s, the Kona brew, the coffee, the crowd, the weather, all fantastic! 

Press Release: November 12th Auction Without Reserve Of The Stunning, Historic 2.95-acre Oceanfront "Hale Kai" Estate On The Big Island Of Hawaii
Built in the 1950s by famed architect Vladimir Ossipoff, this secluded tropical retreat with 400 feet of ocean and bay frontage on the shores … (2 comments)

real estate: Whats my Condo worth? In Hawaii, its worth a lot more now! - 10/19/13 10:42 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and I wanted to take a minute to go over some of the black and white numbers with you. More so, why it is important to get a local REALTOR, someone that knows your area. 
According to the Hawaii Information Service (HIS) the median price for a condo in West Hawaii, (actually the MLS will break it down as North Kona), Condo prices have increased a measly 2.51% over September 2012, and while the MLS just breaks it down from the REALTOR input, it does not represent whats happening on the ground. 
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real estate: I forgot what it was like, sitting on the other side of the table! - 09/21/13 11:40 AM
If I could recommend one thing to all Realtor's, go put an offer in on a property that you really like! What a refreshing exprience it was.
Hi,  Lance Owens (RS) here, with LUVA Real Estate, and I wanted to share my personal real estate experience. 
My wife and I have been looking for acreage here on the Big Island now for about a year, and as we watch prices climb, and inventory decline, we have had to lower our expectations some, with the fear of possibly being priced out of the market in the near future. Its funny because when … (35 comments)

real estate: Ocean Front Vacation Rental for sale - Hawaii $389,000 - 09/15/13 01:14 PM
Absolute Ocean Front Condo – 2 bedrooms / 2 baths, in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, more specifically, at the Keauhou end of Alii Drive 

Sought after Townhouse 
• Absolute Ocean Front
• Ground Floor Unit (get out, walk around, cast your fishing pole)
• Sold furnished 
• Vacation Rentals allowed 
• Google the complex and look at Vacation Rentals yourself 
Complex amenities include
• Gated Community
• 3 Tennis Courts 
• Swimming Pool
• Gathering area 
• Mature Landscaping
• Archaeological Sites on property – and property adjoining complex 
• Walking paths along Ocean
• Sandy Beach at North End
• On a Walking meter of 1- 10, I would give this one a - 9.5 … (1 comments)

real estate: West Hawaii Today Real Estate News - Front Page ! - 04/30/13 01:21 PM
Update 5/8/13  New Listing at Keauhuo Resort - click this link http://actvra.in/Vw5 Todays West Hawaii Today Front Page News 12:20 am - April 30, 2013 — Updated: 12:20 am - April 30, 2013 Hot, Hot, Hot!   A real estate sign points buyers to a home in Holualoa in this March photo. (Special to West Hawaii Today/Anna Pacheco)
A home in Kona is available for sale in this March photo. (Special to West Hawaii Today/Anna Pacheco)
An advertised home in Waimea is sold in this March photo. (Special to West Hawaii Today/Anna Pacheco)
A Holualoa home is listed for sale in this March photo. (Special to West … (0 comments)

real estate: Luxury Home in Hawaii with Infinity Pool - 04/12/13 12:43 AM
Luxury Homes in Hawaii, 
 

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real estate: Smoking Deal ! Back on the Market TODAY , Only $360,000 - 04/05/13 03:37 PM
 
Update 5/8/13 New Listing at Keauhou Resort - click here for more info http://actvra.in/Vw5
Luva llc Luxury Homes Hawaii 
For Sale73-1323 NAWAHIE LP Kailua Kona, HI 96740 
Residential ,3 Beds , 2 Baths , 1698 sq. ft. ,  , MLS# Short Sale 
Tools & Resources: Request More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 1/8     Description Bank Approved Pricing !!! Luva LLC - Luxury Homes for sale in Hawaii 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home, 9 FT + vaulted ceilings , tile, granite, ceiling fans, master bath with separate tub, shower. bull nose edges on walls. Ocean and coastal views, all from a large … (1 comments)

real estate: Estates at Holualoa - 5 acres in the premier luxury community of Kona - 03/21/13 08:33 PM
Gated community with 5 acres of manicured Kona coffee - Estates at Holualoa - arguably the best kept secret in Luxury Gated Communities on the Kona Coast. 
Back to Featured Listings
Listing 1 out of 7Next Listing $859,900For Sale77-6239 KAUMALUMALU DR Kailua Kona , HI 96740 
Lots and Land , 5.0000 acres , MLS# Coffee Farm
Tools & Resources: Request More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 4/12     Description 5 Acres of Kona Coffee in a Gated Community Arguably one of the best gated communities in Kona, surrounded by homes with sales well into the millions. This 5 acre parcel sits … (2 comments)

real estate: Looking back at Luxury Homes sold in Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 03/18/13 10:14 AM
Taking a look back at some of the Luxury homes we have sold in Kona - this is one of favorites in its in price range -  Luxury home that once sold for $905,000, most recently sold at $550,000 
LUVA LLC, Luxury homes in gated communities, for sale, sold, contingent, under contract - Please call Lance Owens (RS) 808-936-8383 
 
Back to Closed Listings
Previous ListingListing 40 out of 78Next Listing $910,00075-5608 HIENALOLI-KAHULUI RD KAILUA KONA, HI 96740 
Residential ,3 Beds , 2 Baths , 1874 sq. ft. , MLS# Kona Homes For Sale 
Call Lance Owens (RS) LUVA LLC for more details  Sold Price: $905,000.00
Notes:  
2/11     Description Hualalai … (0 comments)

 
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