real estate: The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing - 05/19/16 11:51 AM
The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing  Thursday May 19th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate. If you are like me, you probably question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained:
“A growing body of research shows that during presidential election years — particularly ones like this when there is such uncertainty about the nation’s future — industry becomes almost paralyzed. A look at the last several dozen … (0 comments)

real estate: Are The Kids Finally Moving Out? - 02/20/16 05:01 PM
Are The Kids Finally Moving Out?
 Thursday February 18th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates,Millennials​
During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the long term average of 1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around.
According to the Urban Land Institute’s report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, household formations will increase dramatically. They project that 3.68 million additional households will be formed in the next three years. This brings household formations back to pre-recession numbers … (0 comments)

real estate: Happy Aloha Friday From Magic Sands Beach, Kona, HI - 02/12/16 12:04 PM

Good morning America, and beyond. I was just headed into the office today and was compelled to pull over for 5 minutes and "smell the roses" as you might say on the mainland.  We call it - oh boss, I'm not feeling good today, I need to stay home! 
You probably can not hear me in the video,  due to the surf, but I was just commenting on the bodyboarders being taken out by the waves.
FYI, the modern bodyboard or "BoogieBoard"  was invented here in Kona, about 3 miles from this beach at another surf spot called Honl"s , but  I am sure they were tested … (0 comments)

real estate: Oops, We Did It Again - Hawaii Claims #1 Spot As Happiest State - 02/02/16 05:36 PM
Hawaii reclaims its number one spot as the “happiest” state in the country – bumping out last year’s winner Alaska. The state has held the happiness title five times since 2008, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
“Well-being in the U.S. exhibits regional patterns, with the northern plains and mountain west reporting higher levels of well-being, along with some western states and pockets in the northeast and Atlantic states,” according to the report.The index measures the well-being of states across five elements: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. In 2015, financial well-being increased as well as physical fitness while there were … (4 comments)

real estate: Kona Coffee Farm Reduced, 2 Acres Old Growth $379,000 - 01/19/16 06:13 PM

Kona Coffee Land for sale79-7419 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704$379,500KEY FEATURES
Lot Size: 2 Acres
Property Type: Fee Simple Land 
When just 1  cup of coffee wont do it, maybe its time to purchase the entire coffee farm!
For the person that has it all, this may be something that they just don't have. Think of all the benefits, your very own label? your own personal roast? Need a write off for your trips to Hawaii? Want to sell or highlight - Made In America - products?
Q: Where else are you going to find 2 acres, Fee Simple (you own the land) with old growth Kona Coffee … (1 comments)

real estate: Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home? - 01/19/16 08:56 AM

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home?  Tuesday January 19th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials   There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage.
We want to share what the typical first time homebuyer actually looks like based … (2 comments)

real estate: Climate Change Is Not Always A FOUR Letter Word - 01/15/16 11:05 AM
There are times when Climate Change can be a good thing!
Say, like today, its January, you've just "closed" on your new condo in Hawaii,  and you are from Wisconsin (my phone says its a balmy 30 degrees right now)? Go ahead and try and win this argument - lol.  
A new Poll (Harrison Poll)  just came out and it rates "climate change" as the biggest reason people move, in fact at 52%, it outranks better jobs, closer to family and even Health reasons.  (see numbers below). Not your typical definition of "climate change" these days, but one of the best uses of … (0 comments)

real estate: For a Brief Moment Buyers Have the Upper Hand in a Sellers Market - 11/21/15 11:36 AM
"And if that holds true, right now is brief moment in a seller's market, that a buyer may have the upper hand" 
A quote from my market report for West Hawaii Condo Sales, it made me think for a minute. Clients always ask you what you think of the market, where is it headed, whats it doing, when is a good time to buy??? No one knows the perfect answer, but take a look at National Sales vs Hawaii Sales, then read my  REPORT , I think you may agree, today may be the day that a buyer has an advantage in … (3 comments)

real estate: What Happened to Condo Sales this Summer? - 11/21/15 09:28 AM
For buyers and sellers, Hawaii Real Estate Report, November 2015
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS), LUVA Real Estate,  here with your 3rd quarter report on condo sales for Hawaii County. 
Something that Zillow or Trulia just cant convey, is what is actually happening, feet on the ground, down in the trenches, agents that actually live, breath, play, and enjoy their life in your local market. One of the big things I love about "Caravan Thursdays" is all the networking that agents do on this day. I know, we all actually go for Steve's homemade waffles, but seriously, we get a lot more done than you … (0 comments)

real estate: Who Owns Your Property Photos? - 11/21/15 09:01 AM
Hawaii Information Service just came out with a reminder on, who owns your photos.
Agents in a hurry to enter a listing or build a website can sometimes grab a photo off the internet to illustrate the neighborhood or a nearby attraction. Perhaps it's a scenic aerial shot of the coastline, or a beautiful sunset on a golf course. But that photo is owned by someone. There is a whole industry built around acquiring and selling the rights to use images... and threatening legal action and demanding settlements from anyone who uses them without permission.
Photo licensing firms have sophisticated tools that … (1 comments)

real estate: Keauhou Punahele Sneak Preview E107 : Golf Course Frontage - 11/11/15 08:58 AM
For buyers and sellers : Golf Course Properties 
Keauhou Punahele unit E107 is soon to be released and we wanted to give you a sneak preview while the sellers finish the final details.
We often see remarks like, updated kitchen, or remodeled kitchen, and of course this has all that, but the difference here is, the owners took the extra step and "reconfigured" the kitchen and actually put things where you would expect to find them in the year 2015! 
Another overused description is "Location" ,what does that actually mean? Well you decide, this unit is at the southern end of the complex away … (3 comments)

real estate: Sold Today: 3/2 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 10/30/15 03:00 PM
For Buyers and sellers: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
SOLD TODAY  $427,000 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 … (0 comments)

real estate: Hawaii Real Estate 101 - Our Week in Photos - 10/23/15 02:31 PM
As I drove into the office today, I was compelled to pull over for 5 minutes and just appreciate the fact that I live in Hawaii, and how lucky I am. 
Here I sat, at Magic Sands Beach on Alii Drive, appreciating god, family, mother nature, and life itself, so why not share it?
Magic Sands Beach, on my drive to work this moring from Lance Owens (RS) on Vimeo.
Thursday wasnt half bad either, we spent the day showing this incredible listing in Kohala Ranch, indoor arena and all. 

I really cant complain about Wednesday either - just enjoying a quiet evening at home in … (3 comments)

real estate: Hawaii Vacation Rental For Sale - Keauhou Bay - 10/03/15 08:46 PM
Kona Ironman News and Deals October 3, 2015 
Offered at $329,000.
Keauhou Resort,  just about one block from Keauhou Bay and Vacation Rental Approved. 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) with LUVA Real Estate,  bringing you our newest listing. All the details are below, feel free to call Kimi or myself with any questions. 
Ironmen, Ironwomen, this would great if you plan on coming back next year! 
These first 2 photos are taken from Keauhou Bay, about 1,500 feet from your front door.
DESCRIPTION Are you looking for a desirable vacation condo or a well appointed home near the beach? Keauhou Resort, a well-known vacation destination, where vacation rentals are approved, may … (1 comments)

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 … (0 comments)

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 … (8 comments)

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 … (4 comments)

real estate: Kamani Trees Subdivision Drive Thru With Realtor Lance Owens (RS) - 07/23/15 03:34 PM
Aloha all, 
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 … (3 comments)

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 … (3 comments)

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 … (4 comments)

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