real estate: What You Do Not Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent!
- 08/25/15 06:06 PM
What You Do Not Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent! Monday August 25th, 2015 For Sellers You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:
Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of
real estate: Kamani Trees Subdivision New Listing, Kailua Kona, HI $439,999.
- 08/12/15 07:28 PM
For Buyers: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
$439,999 3 Beds, 2 Baths
Kiipohaku St, Kailua Kona, HI
Immaculate, recently upgraded 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, located in a subdivision with sidewalks, street lights and underground utilities - so there are no power lines obstructing your panoramic ocean views. Recent kitchen upgrades, easy to clean laminate/ceramic flooring and new paint has this home ready to move into! Enjoy Kona life and sunsets from one of two covered lanais or the sunny deck. Enclosed double car garage with extra parking alongside home for a boat or extra vehicle. Tropical landscape and sprinkler system
real estate: Land Sales Report, West Hawaii and Big Island : July 2015
- 08/07/15 01:12 PM
Kailua Kona Land Sales Report for July 2015
News for both Buyers and Sellers: August 7, 2015
North Kona Land Sales, show an increase in the median price of just over 29%.
There was a slight decrease in the number of vacant land sales of .
It goes to show, supply and demand play a huge role in the numbers above.
I went ahead and took that median price of $380,000, then did a search from $350,000 to $400,000 and I come up with 20 listings of vacant land, currently active in our MLS.
I did check, and they are all Fee Simple properties (no leaseholds
real estate: Kamani Trees Subdivision Drive Thru With Realtor Lance Owens (RS)
- 07/23/15 03:34 PM
Lance Owens (RS) here with your Real Estate minute, actually 3 minutes today. We are bringing you these short clips to get you familiar with different subdivisions here in Kailua Kona.
Today takes us to Kamani Trees, located in Kailua Kona, about 3 miles from the Kailua Pier, for you Ironman participants you would know that as the Start/Finish line for the World Class Event.
Enough already, sit back watch the quick little 3 minute drive through and let me know if we can help you with any real estate needs on the Big Island of Hawaii. Be sure to catch our other videos
real estate: Hawaii Homes Sold in 45 Days or Less - National - 60 Days Or Less
- 07/17/15 04:14 PM
Some Highlights:Real Estate News and Market Reports
The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index and according to the numbers above, Hawaii rated at 31-45 day average. I have taken a snapshot of our local market here in Kailua Kona - see screen capture below The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. Homes sold in 60 days or less in 35 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. Only
real estate: First Time Home Buyers Crashing The Real Estate Market
- 07/08/15 09:34 AM
1st Time Buyers Finally Crashing the Real Estate Party July 8, 2015 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that they are now entering the market in increasing numbers.
The most recent Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that:
“The percent share of first-time buyers rose to 32 percent in May, up from 30 percent in April and matching the highest share since September 2012. A year ago, first-time buyers represented 27 percent of all
real estate: Keauhou Resort Condo For Sale - HAWAII
- 07/07/15 09:25 AM
8-7039 Kamehameha Iii Rd #76
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 1 bed, 1 bath | Condo
752 sq ft , MLS# 283654 4/21 TOOLS & RESOURCES: Map Save Listing Request More Info Schedule a Showing DESCRIPTION Are you looking for a rental condo or a home near the beach? Keauhou Resort, a well-known Vacation Destination, where vacation rentals are approved, may be the place! The resort is located approximately 1 block from Keauhou Bay along the fairways of Kona Country Club (scheduled to re-open later this year). The bay itself has activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, diving, and more. If you like swimming and lounging, the resort has two pools
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
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:
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
real estate: KONA IRONMAN TRIATHLETES NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!
- 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
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
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
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
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 6/10
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,
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
TOOLS & RESOURCES: Save ListingRequest More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 2/10
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?
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
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
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
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
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