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(Koa Realty Inc.)
Buying a Vacation Home or Condominium in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii The vacation rental/ second home market in Kona Hawaii has really grown over the past decade. But recently, the rules have changed. The County of Hawaii is now requiring all vacation rental owners to register for a STVR Use Permit. Shor...
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
While a large part of the island has seen double digit increases in the median price for vacant land sales, North Kona has seen a significant drop in price and the number of sales for 2019 over 2018. Some are blaming the high cost to build here now, others on the lack of availability of good, lic...
Wondering about the differences between Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines in first class? Well, yesterday, I experienced my first Alaska Airlines flight from Sacramento to Kona in Hawaii, and chose First Class. Until recently, no airlines from Sacramento flew directly to Kona. We used to have to fly H...
When we bought our house in Hawaii, the former sellers rented back from us for 18 months. So, I got to know them fairly well. They also moved temporarily across the street one December just so I could stay in our house. Super nice people from Canada. The only people I know who are missionaries, r...
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Lock Watch for the Week of 3/18/2019 Volatility-O-Meter:All eyes on the Fed this week. Economicalendar (all times are Pacific):Mon, 3/18: Housing Market Index (7am).Tues, 3/19: Factory Orders (7am).Weds, 3/20: FOMC Meeting (11am).Thurs, 3/21: Jobless Claims and Philadelphia Fed Bu...
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Lock Watch for the Week of 3/4/2019 Volatility-O-Meter:A healthy slate of reports this week but I'm not sure any of it will break the 15bps range we've held since early January. Employment situation on Friday warrants the most attention. Economicalendar (all times are Pacific):Mon, 3/4: Cons...
Almost every morning at Kona Haven, we watch dolphins jumping and can spot whales near the horizon. At the beaches up north, there are even more whales. As I dug my toes into the sand Thursday at Makalawena Beach, I started to count the number of blowholes on the water, and there were at least a ...
I've always thought a praying mantis reminds me of the lead singer in Midnight Oil. You gotta admit there is a strong resemblance. However, I did not realize that a praying mantis is supposed to bring good luck. I had heard that dragonflies and hummingbirds can bring good luck or supposedly messa...
One of the nice things about being in an environment where tourists go is there are a lot of hotel activities everybody can attend. The Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce sponsored an event at the Sheraton this weekend called the Hawaii Island Living and Design Expo. It was held both Saturday and Su...
Thirteen years doesn't seem like a long time, but I guess it does to a 13-year-old girl. And speaking of that, what a horrible age to be, 13. I would not wish that on any girl much less her parents. That's about the age when we should lock them up and not let them out until they turn 18. However,...
Every day that I am on vacation in Hawaii, I am grateful that I am not in the miserably cold weather in Sacramento. Especially more so when my sister sends me a photo of the back-breaking job she just went through in Minneapolis to shovel her front sidewalk. I thought of that yesterday when I met...
I had planned originally to post this as a Wordless Wednesday post but then I figured out that even though it happened yesterday, posting it today doesn't count toward a Wordless Wednesday post. Not to mention, talking about the photograph is not exactly wordless, now, is it? I say no. Perhaps a ...
Have you ever tasted a fruit so deliciously satisfying that you could feel compelled to get out of bed and drive to the grocery store at 2 AM to take care of that craving? Say hello the Hawai'i Sharwil avocado! Up until last month, these types of avocados were not allowed by the USDA to be shippe...
Even though I have been in Hawaii since November, I have yet to perfect the art of grocery shopping for myself. I have a really good excuse for it because I haven't had to grocery shop for myself for 20 years at least. Much has changed in grocery stores.Who knew how many selections we needed for ...
Yesterday morning my gaze fell upon the newly refinished kitchen -- before I realized I could not open the dishwasher so the contractor had to come back -- and I noticed how butt ugly the ceiling light is. Well, I knew that all along but figured I could ignore that small voice. Besides, I had sea...
Yes, I get asked how is that kitchen remodel with Lowes coming along almost every week from friends . . . and strangers to boot. Problem is there has been no activity since the first week in December. Lowes had to come to a screeching halt with crown molding hanging midair because some of the Sh...
At first blush, I wasn't sure the Apple store in Kona was really an Apple store. I'm still not certain. I stopped by the store last year to pick up a couple of cables. The place was packed and it took a long time to get somebody to ring up my purchase, but I don't recall anything unusual about it...
Photography inspires me in cookbooks and magazines. I do not often get a chance to cook or bake anything but every so often I do tend to find inspiration in a photograph. Can I make this object, I wonder to myself. And then I set out to do it. Not to necessarily consume the end result, but it's n...
We spotted a couple of guys running along the Maka'eo Walking Path in Kona but at the time of day we were there (mid-afternoon), it was pretty quiet. Not a soul gardening. Not a soul relaxing under the Australian Fire Tree to read a book. Nobody but mongooses darting about.This walking path prov...
It may surprise you to learn that vanilla beans come from vanilla orchids. I know, right? If you're like me, you can hardly wrap your head around the fact a vanilla bean needs to go through a process to become vanilla extract. On top of which, you might not know that you can make your own vanilla...
Finding secluded, out-of-the-way beaches in West Hawaii is one of the great joys in life. And while we did not make it to the beach billed as the most beautiful in all of Hawaii, we will do it, even if I have to do it myself. We had already walked to the closest beach to the first parking lot, fo...