hawaii: 3.3 Acre Holualoa Estate - Panoramic Kailua Bay Views! - 10/08/13 06:01 PM
3.3 Acre Holualoa Estate - Panoramic Kailua Bay Views!

Newly Listed-Holualoa beauty, overlooking the Kona coastline and Kailua Bay with 3.3 park like acres and a spacious 3,379 square foot cedar home with soaring open beamed ceilings. Custom built iron gates open to a circular driveway and oversized garage with space to park a boat. Inside the home there are ocean views from just about every room. The updated kitchen features koa wood cabinets, granite counters a Sub Zero Refrigerator and upscale appliances. The main level of this home has three bedrooms, including the master with remodeled bathroom containing a … (2 comments)

hawaii: Ocean View Land for Sale Above Kailua-Kona, HI - 05/16/13 05:30 PM
Ocean View Land For Sale Above Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
This is an excellent opportunity to purchase one of four ocean view lots above Kailua-Kona Hawaii, ranging in size from 2.42 to 3.31 acres. This property is currently not listed on the MLS, but when it is, these prime ocean view lots will sell fast. Well priced, between $250,000 and $350,000 on agricultural land without CC&R's. Build your dream home in Kona and get as creative as you like, provided that it conforms to Hawaii County building codes. Located just a few minutes to downtown Kailua-Kona and even closer to the artists town of … (1 comments)

hawaii: Ultimate Ocean View Vacation Rental Condo in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - 01/04/13 08:28 PM
Ultimate Ocean View Vacation Rental Condo in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Looking for a nice ocean view 1 bedroom vacation condo in Kona?  This beautiful and spacious townhome end unit
condo is located in the keauhou Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, just a short stroll to Keauhou Bay, a hub of ocean activities on the Kona Coast. Offering tropical ocean views, wonderful privacy and upscale furnishings, unit #113 of the Keauhou Resort is the perfect place to stay for those that want all of the modern conveniences in a lush tropical, sunny setting. 

Outfitted with conveniences that you will not find in 99% … (0 comments)

hawaii: Kona Real Estate Market Update as of October 2012 - 10/23/12 01:05 PM
Kona Real Estate Market Update as of October 2012


The real estate market in Kona on the leeward side of the Big Island of Hawaii continues on it's path to recovery in 2012. The most recent statistics show median year over year, 2011 through 2012 sales prices for homes and condos increasing. Home prices are  up 5.87% while condominuims jumped 9.88% during the same period. Inventory is low right now and that may explain the drop in number of homes and condominiums sold in comparason to 2011. The number of homes sold is down 2.87% and condominium sales numbers are … (3 comments)

hawaii: Get a Free Kahakai Estates Home Valuation - 08/10/12 06:27 PM
Get a Free Kahakai Estates Home Valuation

The Kahakai Estates Subdivision is a popular gated neighborhood in Kailua-Kona. Originally built in 2003 by Stanford Carr LLC. the Kahakai Estates offered 4 models of homes to choose from on lots that range from 1/2 to 1.75 acres. The upper portion of the neighborhood consists of 1 acre lots, some with custom built homes. Homes were sold pre-construction in phases and they sold out quickly. Although, the Kahakai Estates was developed and initially sold in a rising real estate market, this neighborhood has maintained values during the market correction that began in 2007, … (0 comments)

hawaii: Keauhou Estates -Great Luxury Vacation Rental, Second Home Opportunity - 07/13/12 05:42 PM
Keauhou Estates - Great Luxury Vacation Rental, Second Home Opportunity

This beautiful 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home in Keauhou Estates with ocean views and 3,771 square feet of living space would make a very successful vacation rental, amazing second home or primary residence in one of Konas' finest neighborhoods. Currently priced at $921,500 in the luxury, gated Keauhou Estates in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The pool area has Kona coastline views, a pool and spa and incredible outdoor covered bar and entertaining area. The interior of this home has soaring ceilings, wood, marble and carpeted floors, a gourmet kitchen with top … (1 comments)

hawaii: Kona Heights - Great Kona Investment Property - 06/18/12 04:08 PM
Kona Heights - Great Kona Investment Property
 
This 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home in Kona Heights is a great opportunity for an investor looking for a property with good cash flow, in a popular neighborhood right in town. This Kona Heights beauty is also a perfect fit for an owner that would like to live in the 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2,000 square foot upstairs portion of the home while collecting over $1,600 in monthly rents for the two downstairs units, each with separate entrance. 
Upstairs, this home has soaring open beamed ceilings throughout and an open floor plan. The … (2 comments)

hawaii: Keauhou Estates, Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Video Tour - 05/15/12 09:02 PM
Keauhou Estates, Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Video Tour
The Keauhou Estates is a gated, luxury subdivision in the Keauhou Resort area of Kailua-Kona. Many of the homes in the Keauhou Estates are situated on the mauka golf course of the Kona Country Club, with spectacular ocean views.  These custom built homes are close to restaurants, shopping and beaches yet just a few miles to all of the conveniences of downtown Kailua-Kona. 
Building height restrictions and view plane corridors ensure, homeowners the preservation of their ocean views. Lot sizes in the Keauhou Estates range from 1/3 to 1/2 acre. All of the roads in … (1 comments)

hawaii: Lavaman Keauhou Triathlon 2012 - 04/12/12 02:26 PM
Lavaman Keauhou Triathlon Scheduled for November 18, 2012

After competing in a hand full of sprint triathlons, I decided to sign up for the Keauhou Lavaman 2012. It's an olympic distance race consisting of a 1.5K swim followed my a 40K bike ride and a 10K run. The Lavaman Keauhou starts and finishes at beautiful Keauhou Bay and much of the race winds through the Keauhou resort area of Kailua-Kona, which is one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii. The race is sponsored by the Keauhou Bay Sheraton and there will be an after party with music on the beautiful … (2 comments)

hawaii: Kailua-Kona Hawaii Real Estate Market Update as of April 2012 - 04/03/12 03:51 PM
Kailua-Kona Hawaii Real Estate Market Update as of April 2012

The latest real estate statistics for Kona Hawaii have just been released and it shows continued signs of stability.  Year to date, as of April 1, 2012, there have been 97 Single family homes sold in the North Kona District of the Big Island. This is 3% fewer home sales than the first three months of 2011. The median sales price of homes sold in North Kona over the first quarter was $384,981 compared to $407,500 in first quarter 2011. This is a 5.53% decrease in the median sales price … (0 comments)

hawaii: Canadians Buying Real Estate In Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - Helpful Tips - 03/29/12 05:36 PM
Canadians Buying Real Estate In Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - Helpful Tips

Canadians have known for a long time now that Kona, Hawaii is the place to go to take a break from their cold Winter weather. The Kona Coast is the only part of the Hawaiian Islands that has it's dry season during Winter. I can't tell you how many times i've turned on the news during Winter months to see flash floods in Oahu and Kauai while we are enjoying sunny dry weather in Kona. Often, Canadians choose to buy a home or condominium in Kona as an investment that … (0 comments)

hawaii: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Vacation Home Rental in Kona, Hawaii - 02/08/12 06:25 PM
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Vacation Home Rental in Kona, Hawaii
Are you considering buying a vacation home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii? First, let me say that owning a vacation rental is currently one of the best investments you can make. You get a home that will most likely appreciate in the years to come, after a drastic, 30 plus percent market drop. In Kailua-Kona Hawaii, successful vacation rentals can maintain average occupancy rates of 80% year round, generating cash flow that far exceeds a long term rental. I do not know of any other place in the United … (0 comments)

hawaii: Beaches of Kona Video Tour - Mahaiula Beach - 11/17/11 06:54 PM
Beaches of Kona video tour - Mahaiula  Beach

Mahaiula Beach is located within the Keha Kai State Park about 8 miles North of Kailua-Kona. The access road off of Hwy 11 is between mile markers 88 and 89. The 1.5 mile road is unpaved and full bumps and potholes; but it doesn't seem to deter the tourists from taking their rental cars across the desolate looking lava field. Just a short walk from the parking area is a picture perfect tropical cove with plenty of shade and deep sand.  The stunning contrast between the desert lava fields and the lush … (2 comments)

hawaii: Bank Owned Homes Aren't Always The Best Deal - 11/16/11 09:22 PM
Bank Owned Homes Aren't Always The Best Deal

Everyone wants the best buying opportunity when looking for a home. Are bank owned homes in Kailua-Kona always the best buy? It's important to point out that any home offered for sale must compete with the bank owned and short sale properties. If a home is not priced competitively, it will not sell. 
Bank owned homes are sold "as is" and most have been neglected. It's not uncommon to see bank owned properties without appliances and in need of costly repairs. When you compare that $400,000 bank owned home to a competing, … (4 comments)

hawaii: Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update October 2011 - 11/08/11 06:41 PM
Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update October 2011

The Hawaii Island real estate market statistics are in and the numbers continue to show signs of stability. The first indication I would like to point out is the trend of increasing home sales.  October of 2010  saw 113 homes sold on the Island of Hawaii. In October of 2011, 127 homes sold island wide, an increase of 12.39%. This is a continuation of the trend that shows 8.5% more homes sold on the Island year to date in comparison to 2010. 
Another trend in Hawaii Island real estate sales is the slowing … (0 comments)

hawaii: Buying Bargain Kona Hawaii Vacation Homes - 11/02/11 11:44 PM
Buying Bargain Kona Hawaii Vacation Homes

Home prices in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, like many other places have seen substantial decreases since the market peak in late 2007. Recent market data in Kailua-Kona, HI has shown prices remaining flat but the number of homes and condominiums sold, increasing. Rather than going into the old "there's never been a better time to buy" pitch, I am going to point to a real estate market niche that is performing extremely well through these difficult times.  I am referring to the vacation home rental market in Kailua-Kona , Hawaii.  
Vacation home rentals have become … (4 comments)

hawaii: Beaches Of Kona Video Tour - Kua Bay - 10/25/11 06:42 PM
Beaches Of Kona Video Tour - Kua Bay

Kua Bay is one of my favorite Kona Beaches. Located in the Kehaka  Kai State Park, in a spectacular setting, Kua Bay is about 10 miles North of Kailua-Kona off of Hwy 11 between mile markers 88 and 89 and surrounded by lava fields. The powdery white sand is soft on the feet and the water is warm, clear and perfect for a refreshing swim.  Weekends can be a little crowded but during the week you can almost have the place all to yourself.  Bring your mask and fins to snorkel around the … (2 comments)

hawaii: Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Video Tour - Na Hale O Keauhou - 10/07/11 08:55 PM
Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Video Tour - Na Hale O Keauhou

The Na Hale O Keauhou is a gated, upscale, low density townhome development located in the Keauhou Resort area of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 84 townhomes, each with an attached garage, were completed in 2006.  The floorplan sizes range from 1,450 to just over 1,800 square feet with 2 or three bedrooms. Each unit has two private lanais and most have ocean views. 
The Na Hale O Keauhou interiors feature vaulted ceilings, granite counters, glass showers, soaking tubs, walk in closets and many quality finishes. The development has a beautiful pool,spa, kiddie … (0 comments)

hawaii: Explore Keauhou Bay - Kailua-Kona, HI - 09/19/11 07:49 PM
Explore Keauhou Bay - Kailua-Kona, HI
One of my favorite places in Kailua-Kona is Keauhou Bay. This picturesque little bay is always both peaceful and yet bustling with activity. Every morning Keauhou Bay awakens to fishermen and scuba divers launching their boats for the days adventure, kayakers gathering for their morning tour and walkers pacing past.  The Fairwind catamaran snorkel tour departs from Keauhou Bay twice a day taking snorkelers to the Capt. Cook monument in historic Kealakekua Bay where the reef is a national underwater preserve. Keauhou Bay is also home to the Keauhou outrigger Canoe Club, which competes in … (3 comments)

hawaii: Is It A Good Time To Buy A Vacation Home Rental In Kailua-Kona, HI? - 09/05/11 11:43 PM
Is It A Good Time To Buy A Vacation Home Rental In Kailua-Kona, HI?
As a real estate agent and current owner of vacation home rentals in Kailua-Kona, HI., the short answer is yes, I believe it is. A vacation home rental is a house or condominium that is rented turn key to people on vacation for just a few days to a month or more. A vacation rental has the added benefit of personal enjoyment when the owner chooses to occupy the home or condo. There are many reasons a traveler might choose a private residence or condominium over a … (1 comments)