foreclosures: Kialua Kona Home sales up over 18% from last year, Waikoloa up 15% from June of 2008 - 07/01/09 06:25 PM
Second month in a row that homes sales met or exceeded last years numbers - is this the sign?  These numbers are reported by the Hawaii MLS and your favorite Realtors.
I dont know - do you ever know? Anyway - take a look at the numbers and decide for yourself - its your money - not mine :)
Its actually easier to download and read from my webpage - click on - Market Reports - on the left side of the page!
Aloha, and have a great day
Lance Owens (RS)
(808) 936-8383
Aloha Kona Realty Inc.

foreclosures: Hawaii Real Estate , Kailua Kona home sales tracking one shy of last year - 06/24/09 05:45 AM
Hawaii Real Estate Market - a spike or are we are on our way to recovery?
With less than a week left in the month, Kona is still tracking just one shy of last years home sales. I think that is pretty good - considering that we were off by <65%> in January. I pulled out my crystal ball and cleaned it up a bit - and it told me that we would match last years sales, if not beat it by one.
Is this a trend? or just a spike ?
Well - last months sales were dead even  with … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Hawaii Real Estate, Homes now at $199,000 - 06/15/09 02:24 PM
I know, your probably thinking it must be sitting on the edge of the current Lava flow, but NO - this is actually in the center of Kailua Kona, about  1,500 feet from the beach you see below.
Yes it is a handyman special, and yes it is a Short Sale - but - 1,500 feet from that beach - under $200,000?
I have one, 5 houses away from there - for $249,000 - and I bet the bank would accept $225,000 - So what are you waiting for. Interest Rates to go up?

Aloha, and have a great day

foreclosures: Kona Home Sales up - matching 2008 number's - 06/08/09 05:02 AM
Everybody said watch out - when it turns - its going to take off - Is this the turn? All I do is report the facts - you tell me if this is the turn.
So watching the numbers, this year has been pretty bad, started out in January down <65%> from 2008 - WOW.
Then February was off by <31%> - pretty bad - but twice as good as January.
March came a long with only <25%> decrease - slowly moving up.
April - back off by <30%> - Still far better than Januarys numbers!
May - now that's what … (1 comments)

foreclosures: Kailua Kona, Hawaii Foreclosure, short sale, REO bank owned properties, and market report - 06/02/09 08:04 PM
You never know how many people are watching what you  do - until you stop doing it ??? First of all thank you - you have brought me so many clients, that believe in, understand, and agree with me on the Kailua Kona market. you just know there is a moment in your career when you just know you - got it - you know all the stars are aligned, whats that Japanese saying for it - being one with your body???  - or something like that. Whatever it is - its working. 21 active contracts as we speak, not including some … (1 comments)

foreclosures: The Best 2 Free Items for your IPhone - 05/20/09 04:50 AM
I know I am way behind the curve here - I always swore I would never own an Apple/MAC product, but here I am - an IPhone owner - shoot me now would you. As much as I like this phone though - it does still have its problems. If I had it to do all over again I would wait a couple of months, for the new version - OS 3.0, rumor is it will come out in a 32gb storage also. Ok - the best 2 free apps I found are -
1: Zillow - How many times have … (1 comments)

foreclosures: February 2009 Market Report, Big Island of Hawaii - 03/06/09 07:32 AM
You want to talk about some staggering numbers.
Take a look at February's figures
I just pulled the report and looked at in depth, now usually I just report the Kona side, but today I decided to take a look at the entire island.
85 - Number of homes that sold for the Big Island. (Off 26 % from last year)
13 - The number of Condos that sold for the Big Island. (Off 37 % from last year)
68 - Number of Vacant Land that sold for the Big Island. (Off 50 % from last year)
1 - … (1 comments)

foreclosures: www KailuaKonaForeclosures com - Current Foreclosures, Short Sales and REO (bank owned properties) For Sale - 02/22/09 04:18 AM
Better than RealtyTrac, Yahoo Real Estate, AOL, Zillow, and the rest of all those Foreclosure . com sites.
Why? because this is - MLS - based, straight from the Realtors input - directly into your email box.
How Much ?  FREE
How do I get this free service? You need to go to www.KonaForeclosures.comand fill out the registration form. Hawaii MLS rules state that we cannot post this information publicly - but we can send it to someone who asks for it? By signing up on my web page and asking me for it - you qualify - and I will not … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Hawaii Foreclosures. short sales, and REO properties for sale - 02/12/09 03:00 AM
Finally and easy way to research foreclosures, short sales, and REO (bank owned properties)  on the Big Island of Hawaii. In the beginning I tried using RealtyTrac, and Yahoo real estate, but I found their numbers were so so far off track, and outdated,  I couldn't even use them. The scary thing was that whenever you saw a report on TV, they quoted one of these sources! My next attempt at keeping up on foreclosures and short sales, was to manually go through every listing - one by one - and write them all down, very time consuming! I mean I … (2 comments)

foreclosures: Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club - Ocean Front - Kona Country Club Golf Course to your back, Condo For Sale - 01/03/09 06:04 AM
Ocean Front Condo for sale in Kailua Kona Hawaii This is Your View
Where else can you get the best of both worlds - Ocean Front, backs up to the 10th Fairway at Kona Country Club! Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet club, boasts a gated community, with Tennis Courts, Swimming pool, BBQ & Gathering area, Cultural sites throughout, mature landscaping, located at the quiet end of Alii Drive, right below Keauhou Shopping center, with shopping, and dining. And this unit is priced $150,000 below its competition - to be fair, the other one has been upgraded, but for $150,000 - … (1 comments)

foreclosures: Kailua Kona, Real Estate, Short Sale - literally 2,200 feet from Banyans Surf spot - 12/12/08 02:14 PM
Can you imagine owning a home - in Hawaii - for under $300,000 - just 2,200 feet from Banyans Surf Break.
Its true - this 3bedroom 2 bath home is listed for $299,000 and it is ceentrally located in Kailua Kona, just a little off of Alii Drive
Dollar for Dollar I believe this is the best deal in Kona right now. Kamani trees subdivision is a secret little hideaway right in the middle of Kona. You have the luxury of sidewalks, underground utilities, twice weekly trash pick up, an active homeowners association, pride of ownership shows thru out this subdivision. … (2 comments)

foreclosures: Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Great deals on pre foreclsoures, short sales - 12/12/08 04:35 AM
We have some great deals going on in Hawaii right now
Over the last few months the VOG in Hawaii has become an issue, and this has created a great buyers market. Of course this depends on your outlook - glass half full - or glass half empty?
Some people have packed their bags and just left, others have seen this as an opportunity to pick up some great deals.
So just like predicting the market, predicting what Mother Nature brings next is just as big of a gamble. No one knows how long this latest volcanic activity will last … (1 comments)

foreclosures: Pualani Estates, Home for sale, Short sales and Foreclosures - 10/08/08 05:30 AM
Aloha, and have a great day Lance Owens (RS) (808) 936-8383 Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 78-6740 Alii Drive … (2 comments)

foreclosures: Hawaii housing market report, October 1, 2008, Kailua Kona, Real Estate, for sale - 10/01/08 08:40 AM
Median Home Price - September 2008 - < 17.73% > Drop in prices island wide. These numbers are skewed because of a large commercial sale last month, so if you look - I am pulling my numbers, from the year to date column. Give ma a call and we can go over the specific area you are interested in. 

Log onto my website for more reports, look under my tabs on the left side - click on my real estate blog.
Aloha, and have a great day
Lance Owens (RS)
(808) 936-8383
Aloha Kona Realty Inc.

foreclosures: Hawaii housing market report, October 1, 2008, Kailua Kona, Real Estate, for sale - 10/01/08 07:58 AM
 Number of Homes sold for September 2008, Take a look at South Kona! Were talking about Kealakekua, Captain Cook, to Kona Paradise - 1, let me spell it out, ONE, sale for the entire month. There are 237 active listings and only one sale? Kailua Kona did quite a bit better than that - but still running at less than 50% of last years sales. Take a look at Waikoloa - Exactly the same as last year for Homes and Condos. Good job Waikoloa
If your looking for a buyers agent, in the West Hawaii area, get a hold of me. We can … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Hawaii Foreclosures and Short Sales - updated Sept. 7 2008, More up to date than RealtyTrac - 09/07/08 07:17 AM
This is up to the minute, accurate, free, and better than RealtyTrac, Yahoo, or any of those - pay for - or register for - websites.
Here is a partial list of property for sale on the Big Island, that is either labeled - Foreclosure, Short Sale, Pre Foreclosure, REO, or just distressed. This is current as of 8:30am September 7, 2008 . You can click on the MLS number and it will pull up all the information - double check that it still is listed as - Active - . The status of these listings can change at any minute, but … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Short Sales in Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, as of 8/20/2008 - 08/20/08 02:16 PM

There is only one - the first one on the list here - priced at $270,000 !
Not bad for an Ocean front complex - this unit is NOT ocean front, but still a good price. Vacation Rentals approved, great location, great amenities - take a look for yourself - while your looking - mine is the one listed for $699,000 - and it is Ocean front - Golf Course Rear - great value.
Don't be afraid to contact me on any others - I will help you buy any of them!
Aloha, and have a great day
Lance Owens (RS)

foreclosures: Affordable Hawaii – you never used to be able to say that in the same sentence - 08/20/08 01:32 PM
We now have 19 homes active on the Hawaii MLS, in Kailua Kona, HI. Under $400,000. !Real Estate in Hawaii has always been expensive, But - its looking pretty affordable these days. Don't forget about that government backed loan - Rural Development (I forget the official name - help if you know it)  - it is up to 102%, its available for pretty much all of the big island. You have restrictions - but it is far easier than a lot of loans out there.
Shoot me an email and I can have my mortgage person talk to you about the … (1 comments)

foreclosures: Short Sale Approved - Finally !!! Foreclosure Buyers Agent, Kailua Kona, HI - 08/19/08 01:40 PM
3 Months - battling with IndyMac Federal Bank - finally get a price - and now my buyer is wobbling. Looking for investors.
This is a great deal - 4/3 home in Pualani Estates subdivision
$475,000 - I expect to have backups right away - There is no better deal in here - bar none!
If you have been waiting for the right time - HERE IT IS - Dont let this one hit you in the head, and fall to the ground, reach out and catch it !
* Premium View Lot* 1,680 square feet* Holualoa School District (according to DOE) … (1 comments)

foreclosures: Open House Dangers - Be Carefull !!! - 08/14/08 09:46 AM
As I sit here holding an open house, bored as can be. I thought to myself, living in Hawaii - doesn't really have any dangers, Some agents hold open houses without even being there - just go put up the signs, open the doors, and sit on the beach somewhere? Well they are probably doing something a little more creative than that - but you get my drift. Anyway as my mind wanders off to the dangers here, I really concentrated, dug deep in my memory banks and I could only come up with 2 - if I think of more … (10 comments)

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