In general, the real estate market on the Big Island has shown a great deal of improvement in 2010 over 2009, which was a very challenging year. Overall, the number of property sales are up over 25% through the 3rd quarter on the Island.  The dollar volume has also increased dramatically, showing...
   One of the most common conversations I have with people who are considering an investment on the Big Island of Hawaii are about a rather mystifying phenomenon they refer to as "Island Fever." I have seen it so many times. These individuals are viewing beautiful properties in this awesome sett...
    Luxury shopping along the Kohala Coast is split between three great fashion centers.  When you visit both the Queens' MarketPlace & Kings' Shops you'll find some of the most fabulous brand names (located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort and an easy walk from Kolea and The Fairways Resorts). A...
Hapuna Beach - a quick 5 minute drive just north of Waikoloa Beach Resort (and next door to the Hapuna Print Hotel) and often on numerous international Top Ten beaches.  Lots of parking - which is great because this is a very popular beach.  In fact, it's the largest beach on the Big Island.  The...
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! This past weekend was the annual Great Waikoloa Canoe Race.  For those of us who live along the Kohala Coast, this fun family event brings together friends from all over the island.  Great beach day with friends, exciting long distance racing and food.  It's spectacular...
Luxury at Sunset One of the things I like a lot about living right on the beach in Waikoloa is the incredible access to some of the best resources for enjoyment available on the Big Island.  Should my wife and I decide at the last minute to head out in the ocean for a beautiful sunset view of th...
Wind down your weekend with a Hawaiian Elegance Fashion Show & Brunch. Held Sunday September 5th, 2010 @ 11:00 am at Hilton Waikoloa Village in the Monarchy Ballroom. Featuring fashions by Nalani Kanakaole for Sig Zane Designs.  Come experience Hawaii's rich cultural heritage and enjoy a brunch, ...
On Sunday, August 29, 2010 starting at 7:00 am it's the first annual Lavaman Keauhou Triathlon. Come out and enjoy! The triathlon is open to elite and age group athletes of all levels, including relay teams. Place: Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona. There will be an Awards Banquet and Beach Party a...
Date: August 22, 2010Time: 4pmPlace: Kailua Kona Enjoy "Kokua Kailua" Hulihe'e Palace's monthly event with free Hawaiian music (Merrie Monarchs men's glee club), hula by the halau of Etua Lopez on the Palace's South Lawn at 4:00 in the afternoon presented by the Daughters of Hawaii. It's recommen...

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Luxury condominium and home sales on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.