Explore Hawi, HI

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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It's time for an update on the real estate market in Maliu Ridge, the desirable subdivision of homes on small acreages near Hawi in North Kohala.  Almost two months have passed since the lastest Maliu Ridge luxury foreclosure (REO) was listed for sale.   I thought the foreclosure was a best buy a...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Update March 11,2011: Guess it was a no-brainer, listing agent reports 6 cash offers in. Price reduced $119,000 yesteray, bank-owned 20-acre lot is now only $ 380,000 (MLS 230887) When the bank foreclosed on this 20-acre lot at Puuepa Ranch, a small gated community of 20-acre ocean view parcels ...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Maliu Ridge, Hawi, luxury foreclosure has this incredible view and horse-ready pasture (MLS 243003) In 2008, well past what most observers feel was the peak of the Hawaii (Big Island) real estate market, a lovely ocean view home at Maliu Ridge, the upscale subdivision above Hawi in North Kohala,...

By Forrest Arnold, Hawaiinulls Green EcoBroker
(Hawaii Green Realty)
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"The Case of the Dirty Deed" with Real Estate Investigator Forrest Arnold (RB) --- Case solved! see the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/lesforrest#p/u/1/BTn26UqqeKw (This fictional "investigator" helps clients navigate the mysteries of real estate transactions here in Hawaii... Enjoy!)

By Forrest Arnold, Hawaiinulls Green EcoBroker
(Hawaii Green Realty)
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During the listing discussions with a friend-becoming-a-client, the tone of the conversation had suddenly shifted from "Hey, help me sell my property!" to "I'm the Seller---you listen to me, I don't listen to you..." As my frustration grew, I finally burst out with "Listen, Mike, I'm your friend...

By Forrest Arnold, Hawaiinulls Green EcoBroker
(Hawaii Green Realty)
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This is only a slightly re-touched photo of our daily life here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Is "paradise" a dream worth having?   Do you and your clients deserve to live somewhere that shows the spirit of Aloha shown in this photo? As relocation specialists, we help people find the right fit --...

By Forrest Arnold, Hawaiinulls Green EcoBroker
(Hawaii Green Realty)
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Hey --- Here's part 2 of the home auction drama--- As I watched the on-line "auction action" with 7 minutes until bid-closing, my clients Peggy & Leo were right in there slugging with a bid of $430,000. Just to be safe, I gave Peggy a call in those last few moments to be sure she knew about the 1...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Although much of the activity in North Kohala (Hawi - Kapaau) in the past month was in the lower end of the market, the two residential sales were at the upper end.  Interestingly enough, each of these properties sold for $50,000 above their last listed price!  The Puakea Bay Ranch property had a...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Short sales and foreclosure properties are still only a small part of the real estate market in Hawi and Kapaau, the place locals call just "Kohala".  And some of them are sitting on the market without offers, which seems a little strange given the level of current activity. All of the agents wor...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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We're half way through the Twelve Days of Christmas!  Having grown up with a grandmother who was Ukrainian Orthodox, I know that the Christmas season actually begins with Christmas Day and leads up to the Feast of the Epiphany.  One of the great things about living in Hawaii, especially in areas ...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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This might be the biggest holiday of the year for residents of Kohala.  Each year on June 11th, Big Island residents and visitors converge on the birthplace of Kamehameha the Great to watch the placing of hundreds of lei on the statue in Kapa'au and the parade between Hawi and the statue that fea...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Earth Day has grown into Earth month here on the Big Island.  When you live on an island thousands of miles away from the nearest continent, the impact of human decisions on the environment is perhaps more obvious than someplace where land is plentiful. In the district of North Kohala on the thum...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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We've been blessed to have a volunteer create and maintain an email list for the past few years so that notices of community events, volunteer opportunities, educational offerings, legislative updates and other news of interest to residents of North Kohala (Hawi area).  Now they've passed the bat...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Do you know what a locavore is?  Ever try making your meals only with products grown or raised within 100 miles of your home?  The Big Island may be the most ideal place on the planet for a locavore to live.  Here in North Kohala, I do most of my shopping at Takata Store, which is conveniently lo...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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The National Association of Realtors chose an interesting theme for their Rose Parade float: NAR's float celebrates the Dream of Homeownership for 100 Years, taking its inspiration from the Johann David Wyss novel Swiss Family Robinson. In the story, the family is shipwrecked on a deserted island...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Or maybe not! We've been advertising in local real estate magazines "come up to vog-free North Kohala" and so of course it had to happen.  Earlier this week the trade winds disappeared and for a few days we found our views masked with the dreaded "vog"...the volcanic smog generated by the ongoing...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Constant Contact email newsletter software has finally made BIG inroads on the BIG Island, and each day I receive multiple emails from other real estate agents, most of them about properties that aren’t in my geographical focus and aren’t in my the geographical focus of my prospects and clients e...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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It is an overcast day in Hawi, with temperatures a few degrees cooler than they have been lately. If tomorrow's weather is like today's, the competitors in the Ironman Triathlon should appreciate Mother Nature's assistance. For the past couple of weeks, looking out the window from my office I hav...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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"Community" is more than just developer-speak for a subdivision or project when it comes to North Kohala. We actually do have a new...or revised...subdivision coming soon, but mostly we are a small town/rural area with only a few developer-sponsored "communities".  There are several annual events...

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(guiderick)
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