real estate: 5 Demands You Should Make on Your Listing Agent - 06/16/15 01:23 PM
 
5 Demands You Should Make on Your Listing Agent  June 16, 2015  For Sellers Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate,  bringing you the latest Real Estate News,  June 11, 2015  For Buyers, For Sellers, Pricing  . We subscribe to several real estate related news sites and try to bring you the most relevant to you, todays is from Current Matters.
Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A greatagent is always worth more than the commission they charge; just like a great doctor or great accountant.
You want to deal with one of the best agents in … (7 comments)

real estate: Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range. Hawaii Numbers Also - 06/15/15 10:01 AM
 
Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range  June 15, 2015  For Sellers, Pricing The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure.
Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-10.1%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and speaks to the strength of the market.
Every other category showed a minimum increase of at least 9%, with sales in the $250,000- $500,000 range up 21.2%!
Here is the breakdown:  

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real estate: Thinking About Selling Your Home? Here Are 5 Reasons To Do It Now - 06/11/15 03:00 PM
Are you thinking about selling your home? 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and 
We have put together this guide to help you with your decision 
5 Reasons to Sell Now:
 
Thinking About Selling Your Home - Spring 2015 from Lance Owens  
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real estate: KONA IRONMAN TRIATHLETES - CONSIDER YOURSELF ON NOTICE - 06/06/15 11:47 AM

 
Kona Ironman World Championship Race,  held right here in Kona, Hawaii every year since 1981 and along with the 2,000 plus triathletes, comes an entire entourage of support crews, family, sponsors and more. You want to talk about excitement, energy, mantra, awesomeness, amazing determination, incredible athletes....... 
Quote from the offical Ironam page: 
IRONMAN challenge. Prior to racing, each received three sheets of paper with a few rules and a course description. The last page read: "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!"
 
Now from the lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Along the … (0 comments)

real estate: National Homeownership Month Is Here - 06/01/15 11:15 AM
Aloha Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) here from LUVA Real Estate bringing you up to date with Current Matters, Real Estate News for June 1, 2015 
 
National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation:
“Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where families can prosper and children can thrive. For many Americans, their home is an important financial investment, and it can be a source of great personal pride and … (1 comments)

real estate: 5 Questions Seniors Should Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent - 05/01/15 12:01 PM
 
Aloha Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) here from LUVA Real Estate bringing you up to date with Current Matters, Real Estate News for May 1, 2015. As you know we subscribe to several different real estate related web sites to help keep you up to date, today we are sharing our post from Current Matters. 
We are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger for today’s post. Nikki has extensive experience working with seniors and is the Founder & CEO of the Senior Real Estate Institute. Enjoy! 
If you have not bought or sold a home in a few years (or maybe decades) it … (2 comments)

real estate: Kailua Village #404 1 bed 1 bath, Pets and Vacation Rentals OK - 04/22/15 04:07 PM
For Sale75-5766 Kuakini Hwy #404 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Condo, 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 639 sq. ft., MLS# 282661
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    DESCRIPTION Great breezes from this 4th floor unit, along with some ocean views.
Building is secured with keyed elevator.
Pets allowed with board approval (see photo) 
Vacation Rentals allowed (see photo taken a 1, 000 feet from the complex, 2000 feet if you drive) Distance is approximate. 
Great central Kona location. 
Coin operated laundry on the first floor 
Parking is near elevator 
Maintenance fees include basic cable, water, trash, sewer.
FEATURES Appliances: Disposal, … (0 comments)

real estate: Malulani Gardens Subdivision - House with the VIEWS! - 04/09/15 02:43 PM
For Sale75-312 Malulani Dr Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Single Family Home, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1343 sq. ft., 0.1054 acres, MLS# 282320
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    DESCRIPTION Does your “MUST HAVE” list start off like this…
* Ocean Views 
* Sunset Views 
* Coastline Views 
* Kailua Bay Views 
* Cruise Ship Views 
* Central Air Conditioning 
* Gated Community
* Vacation Rental Approved
* Newer Quality Construction. 
* Manageable landscaping 
* Minimum 2 car Garage to store vehicles.
Only to look at those properties that become available, and say …. 
“WHAT were they thinking”? 
Who would choose a countertop like this? 
Why … (0 comments)

real estate: NOT My Listing - But I Sure Do Love It - 04/02/15 11:08 PM

How's that , Not My Listing, But I Love It, seriously you guys. 
I know the market, I know the area.  This is one of the best deals in the Kailua Kona area (Lako Street area). 
 It is listed with a respected long time Kona Agent and I would love to represent a well qualified buyer.  I expect this will get a full price offer, and if it sits out there for too long, it will sell over listing price. 
OK, here is all the REALTOR lingo below:
Offered at: $639,900. 
 Fabulous single level 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath single … (7 comments)

real estate: Baby Boomers: Home Is Where The Heart Is - West Hawaii Real Estate - 03/28/15 11:21 AM
 
Baby Boomers: Home Is Where The Heart Is - West Hawaii Real Estate  March 25 2015

Aloha Mr and Mrs Baby Boomer, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate, Its amazing how this study relates directly to  the Kailua Kona Buyer, give me a call after you read  this and we can discuss your options. 
Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why…
In Merrill Lynch’s … (4 comments)

real estate: NAR Existing Home Sales, Kona and National Numbers - 03/27/15 09:38 AM
 
 
 
 
 
March 27 2015
 
  Some Highlights of the Report: Existing National Home Sales are up 4.7% from sales last year, and up 1.2% month-over-month Kailua Kona Home Sales are actually down -7.2% (no inventory)  Island Wide Home Sales are up 10.1% Percentage of First-Time Homebuyers increased for the first time since November when it climbed to 29% National median Home Price is up 7.5% over last year marking the 36th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Kailua Kona Median Home Price is up 7.2% from last year to  date. Interesting numbers when I ran than report … (2 comments)

real estate: Kailua Kona Home With Views - Just Listed - 03/22/15 01:47 PM
For Sale $537,600 75-312 Malulani Dr Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Single Family Home, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1343 sq. ft., 0.1054 acres, MLS# 282320
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 3/10    
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real estate: Don’t Let Your “Luck” Run Out - 03/17/15 10:48 AM

I had to do something Irish today
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we are just bring you KCM updates. I cant say I always agree with them, so hopefully you take it with a grain of salt, but Its always good to look at what the experts say, then make up your own mind. 
The 30-year fixed mortgage interest rate is currently still below 4%. Many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year, believing they still have time to lock … (4 comments)

real estate: Is the Housing Market Back? Just try and find a used truck! - 03/10/15 10:05 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here from LUVA Real Estate and wanted to bring you up to date on the Market.
Is the Housing Market Back?, Why would I compare it to a used truck? Here in Kailua Kona we have a lot of secondary homes, secondary homes seem to trend the car market very closely. The same people that put off buying a new car, put off  buying a second home.  I fit the category pretty good, business is rising, things are good, we just bought some land and we are getting ready to build. Our 10 year old truck has seen … (0 comments)

real estate: Corporate Retreat? Bed and Breakfast? Family Compound? - 02/27/15 09:49 AM
 
For Sale in Kealakekua Bay area, here is a licensed Bed and Breakfast, could be used as a corporate retreat, or even a family compound. 
First home has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and several 2 living rooms, and a couple of office areas. 
Give us a call and lets get you in to see this one. 
82-6002 NAPOOPOO RD Captain Cook, HI 96704 
Multi Family Home, 6 Beds, 6 Baths, 5418 sq. ft., 5 acres, 2 units
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 2/7     … (0 comments)

real estate: Up to the Date MLS feeds for Kailua Kona Real Estate - 02/26/15 12:13 PM
Are you looking for an easier way to get up to the date MLS feed information, in the Kailua Kona area. Do you want a specific home, or condo, in a specific subdivision or complex?
Look no further because it doesn't get any easier than this:
Go over to our website, look for "MLS Hotsheet"  and fill out the form. Sound to easy to be true? 
Here is my cell# 808-936-8383, if its not as easy as I say, or you are concerned about spam or endless emails, feel free to call me direct, we don't hide behind big corporate names or try … (1 comments)

real estate: SOLD - Fixer in Hawaii brings in $410,000.00 - 01/14/15 09:01 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here from LUVA llc, bringing you our first "Deal of the Day" for 2015.
If I had a dollar for every time I told a client that Foreclosures are not always the best deals,  well, I would have a lot of dollars. 
Take a look at this fixer, we actually received a call from HGTV right after it came out and they asked to use it in an upcoming episode - which my seller quickly agreed to, good news is just the hype of it being filmed brought in multiple offers, with a selling price close to the asking … (4 comments)

real estate: Corporate Retreat, Family Compound, Licensed B&B - 01/06/15 12:29 PM
Aloha
Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate and we are very excited about a NEW listing, we are also very excited about co-listing it with Julie Edens (RS) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - first time as a joint venture between 2 great brokerage firms.    
Offered @: $2,500,000.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exquisite private estate in historic Kealakekua Bay. This stunning property situated on 5 acres of pristine land, includes 2 separate … (2 comments)

real estate: Hawaii in the Winter - Think you cant afford it - think again. - 12/01/14 10:46 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens here with LUVA Real Estate,  I  find it amazing how afordable Hawaii really is and how few people realize it. 
What would  you say if I showed you 1 bedroom. 1 bath condo, located on Alii Drive (desirable area). The complex sits on both sides of the street, Ocean front, and almost ocean front (across the street). You have access to all the amenities in the ocean front complex, but this unit is across the street. 
Priced at $169,900. Photo below is not from unit, it is from the ocean front (Makai) part of the complex. 

Below: Outside … (2 comments)

real estate: Winters in Hawaii - easier than you think - 12/01/14 11:32 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens here with LUVA Real Estate,  as I drove to the office this morning I was compelled to pull over and take this photo: Magic's, Alii Drive, Kailua Kona, HI Dec 1, 2014, 8:00am , air temp 75, water temp 80 . (sorry Bodyglove - no wetsuits needed) 

So - how harsh are the winters in Hawaii ?  Daytime temperatures will hover in the low 80s, night times will dip into the low 70s and water temp will drop down into the lower 70s also. 
Don't forget, with these huge mountains on the Big Island, it can go from Sea level … (9 comments)

 
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