Hilo, HI Real Estate News

By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below is a chart that shows the number of Home Sales in the South Hilo District on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The data are over the last 5 years, starting with June 2003 and ending in June 2008.(Source:  Big Island MLS)   John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Broker/Owner Direct: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.com Local Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment 159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720 REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the June 2008 Home Sales for Hilo Town.  You can view and download the past 12 months of Home Sales for Hilo at: HiloTownRealEstate.com(Source:  Big Island MLS)   John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal Broker Direct: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.com Local Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment 159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720 REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the June 2008 Land Sales for Hilo Town.  You can view and download the past 12 months of Land Sales for Hilo at: HiloTownRealEstate.com(Source:  Big Island MLS)   John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal Broker Direct: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.com Local Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment 159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720 REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona
(Leolinda Realty)
The Forth of July was a special day for most people my age since we could burn fireworks.  Sparkers.......that was a hot item in those days (50 years ago)...........the good old days!  The day would begin by driving to downtown Hilo to watch the forth of July parade.  We had an old car with "suicide doors".  It was a small parade with military bands and lots of Army, Navy and National Guardsmen marching.  There were always Pau' Riders dressed according to the colors representative of each of the different Hawaiian island.  Any parade in Hawaii is not complete without the Hawaiian court riding horseback - side saddle mostly. After the parade, most families would walk to the bandstand, spread out a blanket and eat a meal while listening to the Hawaii County Band.  The band played patrioti...
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By Larkin (Hathaway) Correia, REALTOR Salesperson, ABR, SRS, GRI, AHWD
(Keller Williams Honolulu)
Below is a link to a topo map we created for the Big Island of Hawaii ===> http://www.localhawaiirealestate.com/maps/BigIslandTopoMap.pdf You can view and download the past 12 months of Home Sales and Land Sales for Hilo Town at:  HiloTownRealEstate.com   Larkin HathawayREALTOR® Salesperson Direct: 808.937.6434Larkin@LarkinHawaii.com Local Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment 159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720   REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the May 2008 Home Sales for Hilo Town.  You can view the past 12 months of Home Sales for Hilo Town at:  HiloTownRealEstate.com(Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal Broker Direct: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.com Local Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment 159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720 REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the May 2008 Land Sales for Hilo.  You can view the past 12 months of Land Sales for Hilo at:  HiloTownRealEstate.com  (Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal Broker Direct: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.com Local Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment 159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720 REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.  
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By John Dirgo, R, BIC, e-PRO, ABR, EcoBroker, GRI, CRB
(Aloha Coast Realty)
The Vice President of Administration for KTA Super Stores issues the following statement yesterday: "It is our intention to make improvements to the property.  We evaluated many different options and concluded that additional parking for our store would be in our best interest.  Currently, we are in the preliminary planning phase.  Our consultants are working with the appropriate county departments (i.e. building, planning, fire, etc.) to ensure we comply with current codes and unique restrictions of the downtown area." This has been rumored for a long time and its very true that the KTA store in downtown is desperately in need of more parking.  While it is sad to see an older building come down, right across the street a very old (and previously somewhat derelict) building is getting a...
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By Larkin (Hathaway) Correia, REALTOR Salesperson, ABR, SRS, GRI, AHWD
(Keller Williams Honolulu)
It's that time of year again!!  It's the 56th Annual Hilo Orchid Society's orchid show & sale happening  August 8 through 10. Tickets are available from any member of the Hilo Orchid Society at the pre show donation price of $2.  Donation price at the door will be $4.  Here is a link to see the winners from last year's Orchid Show  http://www.hiloorchidsociety.org/2007%20Show%20and%20Sale.pdf  The pictures are beautiful but if you are able, I recommend going to the show to see all the beautiful blooms in person.  They will stun you with their uniqueness! See you at Edith Kanakaole Stadium!! :) More info can be found at  http://www.hiloorchidsociety.org/
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By Larkin (Hathaway) Correia, REALTOR Salesperson, ABR, SRS, GRI, AHWD
(Keller Williams Honolulu)
Local Hawaii Real Estate is now an official drop off site for Recycle Hawaii.  We are accepting used ink jets, toner cartridges & old cell phones.  Local Hawaii Real Estates is located at 159 Keawe Street in downtown Hilo.  We are on the second floor of the Chock Building on the right side of Keawe.  Look for our bright yellow sign.  If you need help or more directions call us at 935.4633. Recycle Hawaii receives a donation from each appropriate cartridge recycled.  Let's help Recycle Hawaii keep the Big Island clean.   http://www.recyclehawaii.org/images/stories/documents/Recycle_Guide_2008.pdf
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By Michael Yesk
(Rock, Roll and Real Estate)
Today started 5am, too exited to sleep.  Looking forward to hearing responses to Option Proposals.  Another Option request pending, this time for Hawaii Leasehold interest.  This particular property's leasehold is set to expire in 7 years, so the property is only $28,000.  Great opportunity for someone who wants to have some rental income, and get to use the condominium near the beach in Hilo whenever they want. 
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By John Dirgo, R, BIC, e-PRO, ABR, EcoBroker, GRI, CRB
(Aloha Coast Realty)
Today's Merrie Monarch Parade was great fun.  The weather cooperated (a little rain before to cool things down).  You gotta love a town where the parade has the mayor walking down the street in a pair of jeans and waving to everyone.        See a lot more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/johndirgo/There were Pa'u riders representing each of the islands (including Ni'ihau) in their ceremonial colors.  Even the horses were adorned for the event.  A number of high schools bands, various county departments and office, the police, firefighters, etc.  Of course, several halau were there dancing on their floats and musicians playing.  It took over 2 hours to finish -- but like so many things that was just because it was running on "Hawaiian time" -- no rush, no worries, it'll be done whe...
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By John Dirgo, R, BIC, e-PRO, ABR, EcoBroker, GRI, CRB
(Aloha Coast Realty)
The Polynesians arrived in the Hawai'i sometime after about 1100 A.C. They are believed to have encountered and settled first on the Big Island. They eventually inhabited the area now known as Hilo where they farmed and fished. Oral histories show that there was trading of goods as well. Some reports put the native “pre-contact” (prior to discovery of Hawai'i by the western world) population as larger than the current population.   In those times, Hilo was known for its rich land and thriving waterways which supported the population of native Hawaiians. The rivers rivers, streams, lands and coastline are well recorded in ancient meles. Contemporary musicians often sing of these same parts of Hilo's history. While much of the history, culture and dance of old Hawaii was lost with the ar...
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the February 2008 Land Sales for Hilo.  You can view the past 12 months of Land Sales for Hilo at:  HiloTownRealEstate.com(Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal BrokerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the February 2008 Home Sales for Hilo.  You can view the past 12 months of Home Sales for Hilo at:  HiloTownRealEstate.com(Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal BrokerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below is a chart that shows the number of Home Sales in the S Hilo District of the Big Island of Hawaii.  The data are over the last 5 years, starting with December 2002 and ending with December 2007.(Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Broker/OwnerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below is a chart that shows the number of parcels that sold in the S Hilo District on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The data are over the last 5 years, starting with December 2002 and ending with December 2007.  (Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Broker/OwnerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the December 2007 Home Sales for Hilo.  You can view the past 12 months of Home Sales for Hilo at:  HiloTownRealEstate.comJohn Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal BrokerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below are the December 2007 Land Sales for Hilo.  You can view the past 12 months of Land Sales for Hilo at:  HiloTownRealEstate.comJohn Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal BrokerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI  96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below is a graph that shows the number of homes that sold in the South Hilo District on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The data are over the last 5 years, starting with November 2002 and ending with November 2007.  (Source:  Big Island MLS) John Petrella, REALTOR®ABR®, GRI, Principal BrokerDirect: 808.640.3953Local@LocalHawaiiRealEstate.comLocal Hawaii Real EstateHonesty • Integrity • Commitment159 Keawe St., Suite 1Hilo, HI 96720REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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