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If you are still looking for a deal at oceanfront Halii Kai at Waikoloa Beach Resort, here's a rather sobering report. Whale watching from the Halii Kai Ocean Club is popular with owners and rental guests. All Halii Kai Short Sales Currently Have Offers For the first time in several years, there ...
One of the only two remaining foreclosures in the pipeline at the luxury Kolea condos at Waikoloa Beach Resort came on market a few moments ago.  The 2 bedroom groundfloor condo Kolea 15G is priced at $429,900 (MLS 251456). Even a foreclosure at Kolea still has the pocket doors and summer kitchen...
For the first time in several years, as 2012 begins there is not a single 3-bedroom Halii Kai condo for sale that is a distressed property (short sale or bank-owned "REO" post-foreclosure).   As reported in my October Halii Kai update, the developer is nearly sold out.  They actually released the...
In 2010, there were 12 condos sold at beachfront Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort--seven of them distressed properties (bank-owned REOs or short sales). As of this morning, 13 Kolea villas have closed in 2011--nine of them distressed. There are also two short sales still in escrow, and two non-shor...
To date, there have been only three resales (non-developer sales) at Halii Kai that were not short sale or foreclosures.  My partner Pam and I just listed and sold Halii Kai 15E for $1,050,000, and although the sellers brought money to closing, it did not go through the short sale process. In oth...
This is probably a good thing in the end, but will create more work for everyone until including the info appraisers need becomes part of our work habitsPass this along to every Realtor you know. Re-blog this post, whatever you can do to get the word out!   As of September 1, 2011 appraisals will...
As summer 2011 arrived, homes in Maliu Ridge, the upscale community above Hawi, North Kohala, began to find buyers.  In May I reported that the Maliu Ridge home under contract was the first to sell since January.  Since in a typical year, two homes in this area, that did not bode well for the oth...
The start of a real estate purchase in my neighborhoods near Hawi often begins like this. You are a visitor to the Big Island staying at one of the luxury resorts of the Kohala Coast, and eventually drive the 30 minutes to North Kohala. Wow! You fall in love with the old Hawai'i charm of Hawi and...
The Villages at Mauna Lani has two new foreclosure (REO) listings on the market in the past few days. Inventory had dwindled down to nothing in the the Lehua and Maile 3-bedroom floorplans at the Villages at Mauna Lani, with Villages 313 (the larger Maile) closing last week for $895,000 and Villa...
Friday's broker caravan at the tiny beachfront community of Puako ran the gamut of properties for sale, from tiny classic beach shacks on the mauka side of the street, to large estate-size homes on the oceanfront side of the street. This cottage for sale across the street from the beach is the le...

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