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By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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  In my previous reports this year on Halii Kai condos for sale, the market has been completely dominated by short sale, foreclosure and developer sales.   There is currently one REO (foreclosure) - Halii Kai 4B - still in escrow with at least two more in the pipeline. There are currently five sh...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Yesterday's West Hawaii Today had a notice of foreclosure sale for a Halii Kai condo at Waikoloa Beach Resort. The ActiveRain blog post that has brought me more prospective buyers than any other was the announcement of the listing of Halii Kai 16C as a foreclosure--and this notice is for the mirr...

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 was like "old home week" at the Kolea Waikoloa Beach Resort property auctions yesterday.  Surprisingly, rather than generate a lot of interest from Concierge Auctions huge database, it seemed that most of the bidders on both the home and condo for sale were people already "sold" on the Kolea ...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Late last night I got an email from the Concierge Auction manager regarding the auction today of the Kolea Beachfront Penthouse Condo Villla at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  This is not a foreclosure auction, but a professionally managed auction designed to move a property at premium pricing in 30 days...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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March 15, 2011 I am putting the date at the top of this post, because a Kolea penthouse showing up as an REO (bank-owned property for sale after foreclosure) for only $1,390,000 is the kind of blog post that will attract continued attention! This is the view from Kolea 10F of the beach at Waikolo...

By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
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Hawaii experienced its second tsunami warning in about a year. It was interesting to see how google reported the information this year as opposed to last year. Last year when the tsunami warning came about I searched terms such as hawaii tsunami warning to see what was going on.  The first result...

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 sale, foreclosure or auction: which is currently the best buy in Big Island real estate?" was the question I client posed to me yesterday after receiving a mailing about the beachfront home and penthouse villas being auctioned at Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort on March 21st. The only answ...

By Johnny McElree
(Live Your Dreams!)
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Coming up on March 21st will be the first Concierge Auction at Kolea Resort for the extraordinary property at 69-1065 Kolea Kai Circle, and unparalleled home with stunning architecture, location and style. Also check out Kolea 2C that will be up for auction. Click here to read entire article, ph...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Even the buyer of foreclosure Halii Kai 24C (MLS 242791) can walk down to the Ocean Club for sunset At the beginning of January I wrote a review of Halii Kai condo short sale and foreclosure activity and although this is titled February update, I have to confess that 7 weeks have passed. Since m...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Kolea 2C in the upper left corner is set for auction on March 21st (MLS 235065) List Price: $2,295,000. Earlier this week I blogged on the Hawaii Life website about the planned auction of one of the oceanfront homes at Kolea on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. This morning I got a call from anothe...

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 week (February 22, 2011) a buyer client who first called me after reading my blog posts closed on one of the last remaining short sale deals at beachfront Kolea on the Kohala Coast.  The smaller 2bedroom condos in the 12-plex buildings originally (and in early resales) sold for over $1 mill...

By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
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I just recently had a photographer come out to do some shoots of properties I manage at Kolea at Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. I knew what he could do as far as stills of the interiors go, but he also did videos. He shot a video of the pool and surrounding areas with his camera (not a vid...

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 Waikoloa Beach Villas developer townhouse-style unit for sale (MLS 241983) has a built-in grill like this With the developer of Waikoloa Beach Villas having moved most of their remaining inventory in 2010, and the short sales and foreclosures having been snapped up at attractive prices, the ...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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  View from Halii Kai 12H, now listed as a short sale at $999,000. In the past month since my most recent market update, two REO (foreclosure) listings and two new short sales have appeared at Halii Kai in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  That means there are currently 18 Halii Kai condos for sale exc...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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Back in September I got a call from a couple who were renting at Waikoloa Colony Villas. They were loving it and wanted to see condos for sale there.  We spent a productive day viewing the ample attractively priced options, and they left for home armed with information about how to submit an offe...

By Johnny McElree
(Live Your Dreams!)
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   Where on the planet can you watch someone swim for 6.2 miles, bike for more than 241 miles and then run for 52 miles inside of 3 days?  On the Big Island in Hawaii you can -  aka "tri-island."   This is the destination spot for tri-athletes and Ultraman is the finale of all triathlons for the ...

By Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B) SFR - Hawaii Island Luxury Resort Real Estate
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Big Island)
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As I am still getting emails and calls from my July 2009 blog post about the first sweet deal in an REO (foreclosure) at Halii Kai at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, it is clearly time for an update. With this view from oceanfront condos at Halii Kai, it is only a matter of time till they sell, with w...

By Johnny McElree
(Live Your Dreams!)
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     Aloha All, My listing at Kolea #11D is facing imminent foreclosure. Please let me know if you or your client has any interest. We recently reduced the price from $689,000 to $460,000. This Garden Villa is ideal for a family who wants to be able to have their kids play on the grassy lawn in f...

By Johnny McElree
(Live Your Dreams!)
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In general, the real estate market on the Big Island has shown a great deal of improvement in 2010 over 2009, which was a very challenging year. Overall, the number of property sales are up over 25% through the 3rd quarter on the Island.  The dollar volume has also increased dramatically, showing...

By Johnny McElree
(Live Your Dreams!)
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   One of the most common conversations I have with people who are considering an investment on the Big Island of Hawaii are about a rather mystifying phenomenon they refer to as "Island Fever." I have seen it so many times. These individuals are viewing beautiful properties in this awesome sett...

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