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Real Estate Agent - Clark Realty Corp. Orchid Isle Office
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This lot is located on 25th Ave. near the top of the subdivision between Shower and Kaloli Dr. Fairly level lot with dense under growth; mostly strawberry guava and ohia.  Location makes the drive to Hilo a bit shorter than areas located lower in the subdivision.  Owner may consider financing wit...
04/16/2010
This 5 acre parcel is located at the top of Souza Rd. Offers 180 degree ocean views. The rear of the property is bordered by a stream. Mostly level with a gently slope near the back of the property. There are several possible building sites to maximize the great views. On clear days you may have ...
04/16/2010
I spent a good portion of last Saturday morning watching the news and revisions of the tsunami warning. The wave that reached Hilo was about 3 ft. high. It was interesting watching the tidal surges on TV.  It was about half of the predicted size.   Unlike earthquakes and hurricanes, tsunamis impa...
03/02/2010
The Big Island Association of Nurserymen will be having their spring plant sale on March 5th and 6th at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium in Hilo, Hawaii. The stadium is located at the corner of Pi'ilani St. and Kalanikoa St. This is a great opportunity to pick up both rare and common plants for...
02/11/2010
It appears that we may be hitting the bottom for home sales in Hilo and Puna districts.  After large drops in sale prices in late 2008 and early 2009, the decrease moderated in the 2nd half of 2009. Recent contracts over the past couple of months seem to indicate that we are at or near the bottom...
01/13/2010
Although I'm primarily working on the east side of the island, I keep my eyes open for good deals near the resort areas in Kona and Kohala.   The median condo sale price in Kailua-Kona and surrounding areas dropped from $335,000 in 2008 to $250,000 in 2009.  Lowest sale price in Kona in 2009 was ...
01/05/2010
This is both a delicious fruit and a nice tree for the landscape.  Clusters of bright red fruits ripen in the summer. The flesh is white, juicy and sweet.  A tree loaded with ripe fruit is quite pretty; the red stands out against the deep green foliage.  Generally, trees form a rounded crown and ...
12/19/2009
Residential Sales (year to date):  Number of Sales- 10  Median Sale Price- $92,500  Average Sale Price- $107,660  Average Sale Price/List Price- 81.1%  Average Days on the Market- 146 days  At the market peak in 2005/2006 the median home sale prices was $222,500 Land Sales (year to date): Number ...
12/09/2009
Hawaii County allows a real property tax exemption for land that is used for agriculture. To take advantage of this exemption, you must have crops planted or farm animals on the property.  For example if 50% of a lot is planted, your tax bill will go down substantially. If it is 100% cultivated, ...
12/04/2009
Nice house lot located just off of Ainaloa Blvd. Conveniently located about 25 minutes out of Hilo. Close to shopping in Pahoa and Orchidland.Seller will not pay for staking or survey.Driving directions from Hilo: Hwy. 11 toward Volcano. Turn left on Hwy 130. Turn right on Ainaloa Blvd. Turn righ...
11/20/2009
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