Kailua-Kona, HI Real Estate News

By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Hard to believe 16 Blue Marlins caught in one day? and go figure the one that caught the 973lb one Tuesday, pulled even farther into the lead Wednesday with a 295 pound Blue Marlin - I think they probably have this one locked in! So the total for the week so far is THREE-DAY CUMULATIVE CATCH RECORD36 Pacific blue marlin tagged & released2 Pacific blue marlin boated4 Short nose spearfish tagged & released1 Ahi boated My links page - go to the bottom and there is a direct link to the HIBT website http://www.konahometeam.com/bin/web/real_estate/AR153261/LOCAL_INFO/KAILUA+KONA/1217263858.html I missed the start of the tournament today - but I had an old file photo of 2006 - from my home office - hope you enjoy Aloha, and have a great day Lance Owens (RS) (808) 936-8383 Lance@KonaHomeTeam.co...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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973 pounds !!! This is the second largest fish caught in the 49 year old tournament, amazingly it was the same team, back in 1986 that reeled in the largest - 1,062.5 pounds - what are the odds? Kona is world famous for its fishing - mostly because of its Deep Blue waters, Aloha Spirit, Warm tropical weather, and the ability to pull in a fish of this size - 5 minutes out of the harbor. The waters drop off so fast here in Kona, you can be a few hundred yards off shore and be thousands of feet deep - even a mile deep in some areas. Stay tuned because this tournament goes on until Friday - any more big ones and you will be the first to know. Let me know if you need a home that has enough space for your boat - being a boat owner and fisherman myself - I can help you find that perfect home -...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Another reason - lucky you live Hawaii It's so nice to call up some friends and get thier - Private Estate Kona Coffee! It almost feels illegal, going over to their house, exchanging money for a baggy full of something! Brings back memories. :) Good thing its just 100% Kona Coffee though.  There is just something cool about getting it fresh from the farm, in a freezer bag - they should have tours where you could pick your own cherry's, and have them roasted and sent to you. I have to give it those cherry pickers though - my buddy had picked the last of his 5 acre farm and told me I could go and pick any left over's. He had a nice late bloom - but man - it takes a long time to pick those cherry's, and it takes about 7 pounds of cherry, to produce 1 pound of roasted coffee, I think I will...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Kanaloa at Keauhou is probably the nicest resort community in the Keauhou, Kailua Kona area. With such ammenities as - Complex Amenities include* 17 Acre -Ocean Front & Golf Course Frontage - Resort Community, Park Like setting with well manicured, tropical, mature landscaping * Gated - 24hr security guards * Ocean Front Restaurant and Bar on grounds * Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby, swimming pool area, and at many points throughout the property * Outdoor gas BBQ grills are located throughout the complex * 3 swimming Pools * 3 Jacuzzi's * 2 lighted Tennis Courts * Reservations desk for excursions and activities (Fishing/Diving/Snorkeling/Golfing/Horseback Riding/Hiking) * Located at the end of a Residential Cul-de-sac (Quiet - no Traffic - Great for Wal...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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MLS Sales Statistics Number of Sales     1247 787 <460> <36.89%>   2303 1511 <792> <34.39%>     Apr-Jun # %   YEAR # % Big   2nd Quarter Increase / Increase /   TO DATE Increase / Increase / Island   2007 2008   2007 2008   NORTH KONA Residential 101 80 <21> <20.79%>   225 149 <76> <33.78%> Vacant Land 17 18 1 5.88%   39 33 <6> <15.38%> Commercial 4 0 <4> <100.00%>   4 3 <1> <25.00%> Condominium 77 59 <18> <23.38%>   142 106 <36> <25.35%> Business 6 0 <6> <100.00%>   7 1 <6> <85.71%>  Here is a copy of the MLS report for North Kona, number of homes sold. If you would like the entire report for the Big Island - please send me an email with - market reports - in the subject line. If you would like to sit down and discuss what this means to you ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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You have probably all heard about the volcano that is going off on the big island, and many of you have heard about the VOG. All kinds of rumors going around - so I wanted to give you some straight facts.I took an exploratory vacation to Oahu this week - just thinking about a change - read below and see what I came up with.The VOG is a concern and we all want it to go away - but how bad is it really, and how long will it last?1: How bad is it? BAD! I am not going to sugar coat anything here, the VOG is thick, it's here most of the time, and on some days it makes Kona feel a little like Seattle? You don't see the true blue skies, the crisp horizon, and some of those breathtaking sunsets that we all became accustomed too! The ocean is just a big mirror, and reflects what is above it - so ...
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By Ken Anderson
(Century 21 All Islands)
Amazing & Outrageous Tree Goats I was driving down picturesque Alii Drive yesterday afternoon and just wished I had my camera! Yes it's true, Hawaii too has the famed Tree Goats. Now this photo is of Goats In Morocco, but these goats must have called the goats here in Kailua Kona on their Goat Phones! We have plenty of wild goats in the open spaces and undeveloped lands of the Big Island of Hawaii. I see them frequently in little wild herds often right near the road. However, yesterday was the first time I have seen them in the trees! I nearly laughed until I peed my pants. It was just a ridiculous sight. Well, the variety of amazing flora, fauna and yes now "Goatness" of Hawaii never cease to amaze me. I am thankful Hawaii is my home. A warm ocean breeze, the swaying of a coconut palm...
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By Ken Anderson
(Century 21 All Islands)
Ken Anderson'sExclusive West Side Real Estate Market DigestPublished Monthly Data From Hawaii Information Service The Big Picture Market Snapshot displays the market data in North and South Kona by property type. The three categories of data are Units Sold, Sales Volume and Median Sales Price. These statistics provide a year over year snapshot of current market conditions in comparison to the data at exactly the same time last year. It would be my pleasure to discuss the market conditions or indicators in more detail by phone or email. Contact me anytime. Mahalo Nui Loa, Ken Anderson, Broker REALTOR® PDF Version Click Here: June 30 West Side Market Digest - North Kona & South Kona Districts Units Sold as of June 30, 2008           Type 2007 2008 Difference Percent Indicator North Reside...
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In Sleepy Kona You Gotta Go to the Big Events! FYI - The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Building & Design Expo is this Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20 It will be held at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa Convention Center. It's Open to the general public on Friday from 5 - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm. I have attended in years past and it was well worth the time and trouble. This year they have thought ahead and are offerring free shuttle service from the Keauhou Shopping center to the resort. Parking at the resort is limited and it can become a mess. If you don't go early on Saturday, I suggest you consider the free shuttle. Here is what the Chamber posted about the event on their website... http://www.kona-kohala.com/building-design-expo.asp FREE to t...
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By Patrick Lambert, Hawaii Real Estate Expert
(ALLY Real Estate)
Patrick J. Lambert Realtor / Salesperson   Century 21 All Islands 808-937-1188 www.patrickjlambert.com The Big Island of Hawaii is broken down into several areas. Being the Big Island, that's a good thing. The part of the island along the West Coast, offering some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world, is known as Kona. There is North Kona and South Kona. South Kona includes Miloli'i, Papa Bay, Kona Paradise, Honomalino and many others. All offering affordability and a way of life incomparable to any other place in our 50 states... in my humble opinion. Having moved 6,000 miles to get to this island and change the way I live my life was not an easy task. I would love to help others looking to do the same and offer advice and information that I wish was offered to me to help my tr...
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By Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging
(Certified Staging Professional)
Have you visited the mirrormates.com website.  Well here's my version. Always keeping the budget in mind I have done this in several bathrooms.  This is our Hawaii condo, master bath.  I know that the before photo doesn't look BAD, but honestly it was awful.  You can't see the rust, the edge of the mirror in bad shape, mismatched hardware and more.  The framing is easy.  NO miter cuts, just straight cuts and rosettes on the corners.  On this one I used my favorite espresso color spray paint with fluted wood trim.  The only secret is using a good mirror adhesive and don't put on the top piece until the sides are dried and can help support the top.  Wa la...a new bath for little $$.  UPDATE...don't use just any mirror adhesive.  Some are better than others and set up faster.  I used a Loc...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii with your favorite Realtor, Lance Owens.     Aloha, Lance here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc. Better known for my website wwwWestHawaiiCondos.com. Lets talk about the 30% increase in Condo sales for the month of July - You read it correctly - The number of Condos sold in Kailua Kona has increased by a little over 30%. I Know, my first rule is to not pay a lot of attention to the monthly reports, but rely more on the "Year to Date: (YTD) numbers.   Ok Lance?  what are the YTD numbers? We will get to that number in a minute, I just wanted to bring up one thing about July 2011 sales. Do you know I went back and looked, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and finally when I got to 2005 - I found a July that had more sales than we did for 2011. I think that speaks VOLUM...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
            Hualalai Colony - Private Gated ComunityOcean Views, great elevation overlooking Kailua Kona Bay $599,0003 Bed 2 Bath 2,002 Sq Ft       click image to zoom in   75-5608 HIENALOLI-KAHULUI RD   Type Single Family Home   Lot Size 0.39 Acre(s)   Status Active   Interior Features Cable TV avail., Carpet   Exterior Features Private water supply, Public water supply, Septic sewer system, Waterview, Fee Simple   Subdivision Hualalai Colony   County Hawaii   Additional Information This home was designed by renowned architect - Lucky Bennett - with special attention paid to the Panoramic - Coastline and Ocean Views. All you need to do, is push open the wall of glass doors and extend your living area onto the Lanai. With Custom Cabinets and Granite matching throughout this home, there ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Here is the latest at Kanaloa at Keauhou, First I wanted to let everybody know about the house I am listing today - it borders Kanaloa, is golf course frontage, and is a steal at the new price = $849,000 - Subject to Bank approvals ! Here is the old listing (don't pay attention to the price  - but everything else should be correct ) Below that will be the Kanaloa update! Aloha, and have a great day   Lance Owens (RS) (808) 936-8383 Lance@KonaHomeTeam.com http://www.konahometeam.com/ Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 78-6740 Alii Drive     The restaurant is now for sale, a couple of new listings, but something you may or may not find interesting. I am signing up a new listing, it is  not a condo - but it is a home that borders Kanaloa, and is Golf Course Frontage! This home is in foreclosure, and t...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Many of you call up and want to know how short the escrow has to be in a Short Sale! I forget sometimes, not everybody knows what a short sale is.So I will do a short version, of what a Short Sale is.Short Sale means - You are asking the bank to take a payoff for less than (Short)of what is owed. In most cases, the owner is usually close to foreclosure, and needs to sell the house immediately, the problem is - they owe more than the house is valued at in today's market. In the case I am talking about here - I had sold this house 2 years ago for $885,000, the buyers had 100% financing, and to top it off they chose an Adjustable Rate Mortgage, so not only do they owe more for the home than it is worth - their interest rate is now sky high. They are unable to refinance - who in there right...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Things are looking up in the Condo Market - as of today 3/20/2008, we are at 14 condo sales for the month. That puts us on track for a total of 21 - compared to a total of 9 last month. That is over double the sales!I went ahead and just double checked the sales - just to make sure there wasn't some influx of a certain project - and the answer is no - they are all organic sales. I will post all the sales at the end of the month Aloha, and have a great day Lance Owens (RS)(808) 936-8383Lance@KonaHomeTeam.comhttp://www.konahometeam.com/Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 78-6740 Alii Drive
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Great Home - Great Location - center of town, minutes from the Beach, Shopping, Dining, yet located on a very quiet street. This would work great for Vacation Rentals, Corporate Getaway, or for a large family getaway!Located above Sunset on Marlin RD. This casually elegant, tropical home is ready to enjoy from the very first day you move in with virtually everything recently upgraded from roof to floors. Large lovely expanses of easy care tile with soft plush carpet in the bedrooms, new lighting and ceiling fans. The walls are the latest "smooth wall" designer finish professionally painted in coordinating tones. All baths redone with new fixtures, tile or granite, the master bath with large walk-in tiled shower. The kitchen is a gourmet delight with lacquer cabinets, granite counters, B...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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This is the short list on Kailua Kona Foreclosures, Short Sales, REO, Bank Owned Properties, If you are interested in a particular area, subdivision, or complex - please email me directly. It seems as though other agents were using the full list - So I will be just posting partial lists at this time and deal with clients on a one to one basis. Just email me below with your interest and I will get back to you. (The List is at the Bottom) Thank you for your support Aloha, and have a great day  Lance Owens (RS) (808) 936-8383 Lance@KonaHomeTeam.com www.KonaHomeTeam.com Copyright 8/6/2008 by Hawaii Information Service  MLS DATA   MLS # Tp St DOM    Taxkey Tnr Price Location Land area Details     202833 T A 285    3-6-8-3-25-49 FS  $319,900 Waikoloa Fairways #C219   1,277 #C219 2/2.5      21...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Its tough taking the weekend off - especially 2 in row ! Lots of missed phone calls and emails, But you know what - its worth it ! Sometime you just need it - anyway I have a lot of clients that follow my real estate blogs, I just thought I would let them know - I like to have fun also , so here are a few photos from camping this weekend - Makalawena Beach - I will be following up after this with my - Kanalao at Keauhou - update, and Market updates. Aloha and enjoy your work week         Aloha, and have a great day   Lance Owens (RS) (808) 936-8383 Lance@KonaHomeTeam.com http://www.konahometeam.com/ Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 78-6740 Alii Drive            
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
Below is a chart that shows the number of Home Sales in the N Kona 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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