sales: October 2013 Hawaii MLS Sales Report - mixed results. - 11/11/13 10:33 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate , I know we all wonder "whats my home worth" ? Well, keeping up on the market trends, keeps you up on market values, so we are bringing you October 2013 MLS reports for the Kailua Kona area. 
Home Sales: Down <40%> , but don't let that kid you. INVENTORY, Inventory, inventory! Currently we have 209 homes for sale in Kona, and of those 209, only one of them, (Fee Simple), is listed under $300,000, 11 more are priced between $300-$400,000. and the other 198, well 82 of them are priced from $1,000,000 to $12,900,000.
Sales … (2 comments)

sales: Hawaii Home Sales, September 2013 - OFF THE CHARTS - 10/18/13 01:06 PM
Aloha, Lance here with LUVA Real Estate, sorry my Market Report is so late this month, but we are busy! I finally forced myself to sit down and take a look at how busy Kona real estate really is. 

September 2013 home sales, better than 2012 (almost double) better than 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, I had to go all the way back to 2005 to find a better September than the one we just had. 
According to the Hawaii MLS, we were up 75% over last year, and remember when your looking at my numbers, they are all … (1 comments)

sales: I am going to go out on a limb here, and make a few predictions - 12/28/12 02:40 PM
Hawaii Real Estate, specifically the Kailua Kona area of the Big Island, I will predict what the home sales and median price will have done for the year 2012. 
Looking into my Crystal Ball, I see a bright a future, very BRIGHT, so BRIGHT, you have wear shades! 
Predicting that the Median Home Price, again Kailua Kona area, will be up - approximately in the 7% range - remind you, this only a prediction, but I am feeling pretty good about it. I will even go one step further and Predict December 2012 increase over December 2011, to be in the … (2 comments)

sales: Black Friday - Hawaii Special - Bank approved my Black Friday pricing - 11/23/12 09:03 AM
You know, when you love your job, it makes it so much easier.  I just contacted one of my short sale lenders this morning - told him I wanted to drop my price, put it out there as a "Black Friday" special - his response? BY ANY MEANS NECCESARY !!! - exact quote. 
If you cant have fun at your job - why are you working? ( I always wanted to have the power to do a "black friday" special) 
Here it is:
Black Friday special - price dropped to $249,900 - the last 2 sales in here for this same … (2 comments)

sales: Big Island home prices up 7.9% in August - Pacific Business News. - 09/06/12 03:32 PM
 
According to "Pacific Business News", and the "Hawaii Information Service" - Big Island Home sales are up almost 8 % for August. I always like to use YTD (Year To Date) numbers, but hey, anytime we get some positive news in the headlines, I will take it any way I can get it. No need for me to reinvent a great article, just follow this link over to the article itself.  Big Island Home Sales Up 7.9% 
A quick note before you go - Year to Date Numbers - Big Island Sales 
Entire Island: Homes - UP .22% YTD 
North … (0 comments)

sales: Hawaii Real Estate Market Report in - April 2012 Condo Sales UP 94% - 05/19/12 12:51 PM
Do you know - we have to go back to the year 2006, to find a better month in Sales for April? Can you believe we beat, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 for the number of Condos sold in West Hawaii. 
Real Quick, Lance Owens(RS) here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc (website www.KonaHomeTeam.com) , bringing you your monthly MLS reports. You can follow us on -  ActiveRain, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up to date with the Hawaii Market - read below for the rest of Aprils Report 
 

It gets better, according to the Hawaii MLS - Sales … (4 comments)

sales: Kailua Kona Real Estate Update for February 2012 - 02/24/12 08:33 AM
Aloha, Lance here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc ( www.KonaHomeTeam.com ) . With Home Sales UP $21,000,000.00 in January, it has made for some slim pickings. 
GOOD news though - I just added 2 new listings below, take a look at the updates and give us a call 
 
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sales: January Home Sales are In - 23% Increase in Numbers - 134% increase in Dollars $ - 02/16/12 09:54 PM

January Home Sales are in:
Aloha, Lance Owens here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc. bringing you the monthly sales report.     According to the Hawaii MLS, North Kona home sales increased by 23% over 2011
And if that’s not enough good news for you – January 2012 also beat out January, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008. If you want to find a January with more home sales in it - you have to rewind all the way back to 2007.
A couple of more interesting facts about 2012 sales
134% - that’s how much the $ amount (sales volume- … (2 comments)

sales: Kona Home Sales Show Uptick as Year Ends With Positive Outlook for 2012 - 01/18/12 01:33 PM
Note: I worked with Julie Ziemelis on this, and with her permission I posted this directly from her blog - 365Kona 
Note from Julie Z: I am helping the West Hawaii Association of Realtors with information about the housing market in West Hawaii. I wrote this story for the Association and wanted to share it here for my readers. I think part of living in Hawaii is understanding the local housing market. I hope you find it useful!
The Kailua-Kona housing market showed another year of gains in 2011. After the dismal losses from 2007-2009, the market gained in 2010 and … (4 comments)

sales: Who is Buying What? Kailua Kona Condo Sales 2011 - Posted January 2012 - 01/04/12 12:34 AM
January 3, 2012 - Interview with Kailua Kona Realtor Lance Owens (RS) Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 
Ok we all know 2011 was a good year for Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii, but every now and then I like to break it down and see who is buying - what? And it always surprises me, along with many of my readers. 
So I took November 2011 Condo sales, 17 sales,  to see who is paying the taxes on it - basically the new owner. (December wouldn't be updated yet) 
Sales Ranged from - 
$53,500 for a 372 sqft studio - leasehold property 
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sales: Who is Buying What? An in depth look at Kailua Kona Home sales for November 2011 - 12/30/11 04:40 PM
If you have been following my blog, you already know that November was a good month, but what I havent done for awhile, is actually dissect the sales and see who is buying what? Every-time I do - I surprise myself, along with many readers. 
Ok - 32 Home Sales for November 2011 
So what would be you first guess on who bought?
Foreigners ? 
Mainlanders? 
Locals? 
Well if you guessed Forienger's - you just WON - LAST PLACE- not a single sale shows a foreign address when it comes to the tax records - this surprised me actually (I'll bet … (1 comments)

sales: Kailua Kona Real Estate Market Recovery - well on the way. October 2011 - BEST OCTOBER since 2005! - 11/18/11 06:47 PM

What a recovery, 33% Increase in Home sale's - October 2011,  
Year to Date sales are up a strong 12% .
Kailua Kona, Hawaii is in its 3rd straight year of increased sales - in fact, I had to go all the way back to October 2005 to find a better "October" for the  "number of homes sold". 
Remember, I dont use any hokus-pokus, market adjustment, tweaked, ......... These are straight, black and white numbers - the real deal!  It is, what it is,  I miss the days when your newscaster just gave you the news, now all you … (0 comments)

sales: Kailua Kona MLS Market Report: Condo Sales September 2013 - 09/13/11 10:33 AM
Aloha, Lance here with LUVA Real Estate, sorry my Market Report is so late this month, but we are busy! I finally forced myself to sit down and take a look at how busy Kona real estate really is. 

 
Condo sales - up 27% and I bet it would have been much higher if the inventory was there. Median price shows an increase of only 2% , but that number doesn't tell the real story. This is where Zillow and Trulia get left in the dust - call an expert in the area for the real story.
Quick example, Alii Lani Condos, nice … (2 comments)

sales: Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii, August 2011 Home Sales UP 10% - following a 3 year trend - 09/07/11 02:57 PM
Kailua Kona home sales are staying true, Up 10% from 2010 (number of homes sold) , which, by the way was up 40% over 2009 sales number. Just in case your were wondering - like I was, 2009 - you got it - up 66% over 2008. so needless to say we are well on our way to recovery. Regardless of what the papers, the news reporters, the politicians tell you - 3 years of increasing sales - KONA YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY!
Do yourself a favor, cruise over to my website below, take a look at the … (1 comments)

sales: Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii, July 2011: Let's talk Condos with Kailua Kona Specialist Lance Owens - 08/04/11 03:01 PM
Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii with your favorite Realtor, Lance Owens.    

Aloha, Lance here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc. Better known for my website wwwWestHawaiiCondos.com. Lets talk about the 30% increase in Condo sales for the month of July - You read it correctly - The number of Condos sold in Kailua Kona has increased by a little over 30%. I Know, my first rule is to not pay a lot of attention to the monthly reports, but rely more on the "Year to Date: (YTD) numbers.   Ok Lance?  what are the YTD numbers? We will get … (2 comments)

sales: Contrary to what "They" want you to believe - Kailua Kona Home Sales are UP - Updated 7/27/11 - 07/28/11 02:52 AM

Update 7/31/11 
Lance Owens, Kailua Kona, HI Realtor, gives a run down on the Hawaii Real Estate Market

Although the month is not officially over yet, Home sales do not take place on weekends, so we can safely report these numbers (Note: MLS rules state you can take as long as 5 days to report a sale – so the numbers may go up slightly)
Let’s take a look at the July 2011 sales report, Number of Homes Sold: UP by 43% over the same 31 days last year.
Year To Date (YTD): I prefer this method over the … (2 comments)

sales: Contrary to what "they" want you to believe - Kailua Kona Home Sales are UP - 07/21/11 06:12 PM
Update 7/31/11 
Lance Owens, Kailua Kona, HI Realtor, gives a run down on the Hawaii Real Estate Market

Although the month is not officially over yet, Home sales do not take place on weekends, so we can safely report these numbers (Note: MLS rules state you can take as long as 5 days to report a sale – so the numbers may go up slightly)
Let’s take a look at the July 2011 sales report, Number of Homes Sold: UP by 43% over the same 31 days last year.
Year To Date (YTD): I prefer this method over the “knee … (2 comments)

sales: Kailua Kona Home Sales - hit a little bump in the road: June 2011 Hawaii MLS Report - 07/06/11 03:27 AM
Hawaii MLS report, market activity, statistics, for Kailua Kona, HI. Home sales, real estate
 
OK – You got me, last month I bragged about “Kailua Kona shattering national real estate trends” I know – you never count your cards while you’re sitting at the table, but hey – I call it like it is, we were kicking butt last month, and this month, well its Down – and, it is, what it is.
North Kona home sales: June 2010 to June 2011 – off by  <11%>  Year to Date (YTD) up 5.94%
North Kona Condo sales: June 2010 … (2 comments)

sales: Big Island of Hawaii - Condo Sales Shatter National Trend, May 2011 vs May 2010 - 06/02/11 02:40 PM
The Big Island of Hawaii keeps shattering the national trend when it comes to number of sales. We had a little stumble in April, but as suspected, I think it had to do with the Japan Earthquake, The Tsunami that closed business's on the Big Island (over $30,000,000.00 in damages) , and the new Lava flow that grabbed national attention (I guess they didn'trealize the Lava has been flowing for 30 years now) Anyway, lets take a look at the numbers. 
Big Island Condo Sales: May 11, May 10 - Up 10.91%    Year to Date (YTD) up 26.27% 
Kailua Kona … (0 comments)

sales: Hawaii Island Home Sales - Shatter National Trends - May 2011 SFH Sales per Hawaii MLS - 06/01/11 02:19 PM
The Big Island of Hawaii continues to ignore what the media keeps telling us - double dip, decreasing sales, fewer contracts being signed, the world is coming to an end? The numbers below are reported by Realtors, to the Hawaii MLS,  as of June 1, 2011, these numbers may go up a few, in the next couple of days.
Looking at the numbers - 
Overall Home Sales: UP 13.8% over May 2010 - up 8.4% Year to Date (FYI - May 2010 over 2009 - UP 25.4%) 
North Kona - Kailua Kona Sales: UP 5.8% over May 2010 - up 10.8% … (3 comments)

 
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