hawaii: A Latte A Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC] - 08/26/19 02:28 PM
A Latte A Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC]Posted on August 26, 2019 - 11:50 AM by Lance Owens Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate her to talk about some basic real estate 101 - Down Payment. 
SOME HIGHLIGHTS: The pumpkin spice latte is launching soon, so you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast! Saving for a down payment takes a little discipline, so limiting your extra purchases (like a latte a day from your favorite coffee shop) will help you get there … (0 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii's New Short Term Rental Ordinance - News and Updates July, 2019 - 07/11/19 02:32 PM
I wanted to share a few takeaways from yesterday's meeting with the planning department. First, a Bill becomes an ordinance once it goes into law - prior to, they are always bills - that’s the reason for the change from Bill 108 to the Ordinance 18-114 .
Big Mahalos to the West Hawaii Association of Realtors (WHAR) for being at the forefront of this, and the Planning Department (PD) for their participation, Thank you WHAR members, Mike Drutar, Marissa Ashley, Brian McCourt, Karin Shaw, Linda Swanson and from the planning department, thank you Libby Gillis and Michael Yee.
Disclaimer, this is NOT A LEGAL Opinion, do not base … (0 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii Short Term Vacation Rentals in Jeopardy of Being Shut Down - 02/21/19 10:39 AM

Real Estate News for February 21, 2019 Bill 108 and Rule 23 Updates:
      As the 2018 President of West Hawaii Association of Realtors (WHAR) , I watched, and worked closely with our Government Affairs Committee when they met with local officials and assisted them in understanding some of the unintended consequences that will happen as this Bill 108 became law.  They had success in some areas, and are working with officials on other areas. (they have 100s of hours and countless meetings gathering information and distributing them ) 
I have to give a huge shout out and Mahalo to the West Hawaii Association of Realtors Government … (0 comments)

hawaii: Is Student Loan Debt A Threat To Homeownership? No! - 01/29/19 01:30 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here, bringing you the real estate minute. Every few days we scan the news, the MLS, attend community meetings, look at sales, and refer to our partners, and try to bring you what we feel is important in today's ever changing market. Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parent’s or grandparent’s generations.
Due to this, student loan debt has soared to $1.5 trillion and represents the largest category of debt, … (0 comments)

hawaii: Alii Heights Home For Sale 77-203 Hoowaiwai Place, Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 01/08/19 03:19 PM
Alii Heights Home For Sale 77-203 Hoowaiwai Place, Kailua Kona, HawaiiPosted on January 8, 2019 - 12:58 PM by Lance Owens 77-203 Hoowaiwai Pl
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
LUVA Real Estate 
$859,000
NEW FOR SALE
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home | 3 car garage
1,741 sq ft; lot: 15494 sq ft - MLS# 624000
         
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Description Pride of ownership shows throughout this home, you can feel it the moment you walk in the front door.
Lightly lived in since new, by the original owners, never rented, and many upgrades inside and out: 
* Ocean Views - quiet … (1 comments)

hawaii: Buyers: Don't Be Surprised by Closing Cost! - 11/26/18 11:25 AM

Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate here, just bringing you our "Real Estate Minute"
Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage?
By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive a closing disclosure 3 days before the scheduled closing on their home. The closing disclosure includes final details about the loan and the closing costs.
But what are closing costs anyway?According to Trulia:
“Closing costs are lender and third-party fees … (0 comments)

hawaii: Economic Recovery from Volcano, Slower for West Hawaii - 10/22/18 01:39 PM
Aloha and good morning Kona.  (photo above from this morning) 
As I sit here putting together my (WHAR) Presidents report for the State board “Hawaii Association of Realtors” (HAR) I surprised myself with some of the numbers, so much so I thought I would share them with you.
As Puna was taking the physical brunt of the damage from the worst lava flow in recent history, there was a silent devastation happening on the west side of the island, so silent most of us missed it as we helped our neighbors on the east side.
I am going to point to 2 of … (1 comments)

hawaii: Big Island of Hawaii - Is NOT Being Evacuated - Please See Events - 05/21/18 02:43 PM
I was lucky enough to attend the National Association of Realtors convention in Washington DC this past week and was so saddened by what the mainland thinks is happening here on the Big Island.
Time after time, people seen my badge, and thought I had been evacuated off the island, and that is so far from reality!!!      STOP WATCHING THE MEDIA - PLEASE 
I just want to tell all..... , actually before that, I do want to say it is a tragic event for the residents that have lost thier homes or who were evacuated in the lava flow area, … (4 comments)

hawaii: Kona is NOT Being Covered By Lava - Despite National News Reports - 05/08/18 03:55 PM
Written by my good friend Julie Ziemelis and shared with full permissions. 
 
 Julie Ziemelis on May 8, 2018 in Kona, Unexpected stuff that just happens
 I wanted to post an update from West Hawaii to assure you that we are in no danger from the lava, despite the sensationalism you may be seeing in the national news reports coming from the East Side. (in fact, Fox News reported that the lava flow was on Oahu- and I can report that Diamond Head is not menancing Waikiki right now.)
As you may know, Kailua Kona and the Kohala Coast are 100 miles from the lava eruption site.Yes, I felt that 6.9 … (2 comments)

hawaii: Commercial Property Oppurtunity in Hawaii - $249,000 - 04/30/18 07:25 PM

Entire Bottom Floor of Building 
81-6587 Mamalahoa Hwy B101, Kealakekua, HI 96750 
MLS No: 617009
Condo/Commercail/Business  $249,000 
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half 
Year Built: 1990 
Sq Footage: 1125 
County: Hawaii County DESCRIPTION
The layout of this paticular unit and the current zoning of the complex, offer many different uses.
Entire ground floor of a 2-story Village Commercial building. Six rooms, kitchen/bar area, 2 bathrooms (one with shower).
One would think with its close proximity to the Kona Hospital, it may be good for a visiting physician, you could see patients out of one side of the unit, and live in the other side during your weekly visits? 
You could just live in it as a condo.
Current, and or previous … (0 comments)

hawaii: It's Here.... Hawaii's 2018 Spring Buyers Guide - 03/25/18 12:41 PM
 
Aloha and Mahalo for checking out our new e-guide to buying real estate in Hawaii. Kimi and Lance represent buyers and sellers here in West Hawaii and have a great knowledge in Homes, Condos, Vacation Rentals, and Vacant Land.


The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone. 
You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home… or if you should continue renting. The free eGuide below will answer many of your questions and likely bring up a few things you didn’t even know you should … (3 comments)

hawaii: 5 Land Deals In Hawaii That Deserve A Second Look $22k - $650k - 03/02/18 11:05 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate.
We are sitting on some fantastic land deals, and all listings are "Fee Simple (FS)" 
Real Quick, FS means you own the land outright. LH (LeaseHold) you only lease the land for a pre-set amount of time. So in most cases FS is the best option (not always though.). 
Pick your price point, and click on the photo to take you to the details page. Feel free to contact us with any questions or offers
 
 
$650,000FOR SALE
77-6239 Kaumalumalu Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
5.044 acres | Residential Lots & Land
#611069
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$349,000FOR SALE
Kainaliu, HI 96750
2.1 acres | Residential Lots & Land
#613817
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$175,000NEW FOR SALE
Kailua-Kona, HI96740
1.123 acres | Residential Lots & Land
#614647
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$135,500NEW FOR SALE  (In Escrow … (1 comments)

hawaii: The LONGEST 38 Minutes of my Life - Hawaii Missile Threat - 01/13/18 04:57 PM
******* THIS IS NOT A DRILL ********* 
How do I even express how frustrated,  and mad I am right now! 
For people that did not experience the moment, I could never explain it in a way that you could understand, but I will try. 
At about 8::00 this morning my phone went off with an emergency alert...
 
How do you process this?  Imagine, you haven’t even made your coffee yet, and you get a message like this one!  
KEY WORDS:         THIS IS NOT A DRILL 
Remember, just a few months ago we started a new "Emergency Alert" siren to deal with "ballistic missile … (4 comments)

hawaii: Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide - 01/04/18 11:06 AM
 Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference GuidePosted on January 4, 2018 - 07:51 AM by Lance Owens
Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide Aloha, Lance Owens (RS)  here with LUVA Real Estate, if you are like most of us, you wonder what the hell all this tax reform means to me? Well, this is why I pay all my marketing people so much money, so they can tell us in "plain language" what it means, so please read below.
Disclaimer: This guide is not meant to be a resource for tax advice but instead a resource for basic information concerning only certain aspects of the new tax code … (1 comments)

hawaii: 51 Acres of Prime, Fee Simple Ranch Land in Hawaii - 09/08/17 03:00 PM
 
I am one happy Realtor on days like this, going to work in my jeans and showing property in my Honda SXS! 
Lance Owens | 808-936-8383
95-1178 Kaalualu Rd, Naalehu, HI 96772 
MLS No: 606279
Residential Lots & Land $434,000
Bedrooms: N/A
Bathrooms: N/A 
Lot Size: 51.1 acres 
County: Hawaii CountyDESCRIPTION
51 Prime Acres.... Pasture Land, Farm Land, Ranch Land, Coffee Land, Tea Land, it’s all happening in the area. 
Just a few highlights… 
*No CCRs 
*Private Estate, Ranch, Pasture, Coffee, Tea……… ALL POSSIBLE HERE. 
*VIEWS: Mountain, Ocean, Mauna Loa, Coastline, Volcano 
*Water Agreements 
*Paved Access 
*Location: Upper road between Na’alehu and Pahala 
*Horses, Cattle, Livestock
*Elevation approx. 1, 500 to 1, 800 ft 
*Rainfall average 60 inches a year. 
This Fee Simple land is currently leased out on … (2 comments)

hawaii: OPEN HOUSE Saturday from 9-1 (9/2/17) - 09/01/17 03:10 PM
Lance Owens | 808-936-8383
77-6460 Sea View Cir, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 MLS No: 608745
Single Family Home $468,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
Year Built: 1975
Sq Footage: 1080
Lot Size: 0.1906 acres
County: Hawaii County DESCRIPTION
One of the best priced homes in Kona, with ocean views, fenced, level and ready to move into!
Note the front and backyard are fenced with extensive rock walls and decorative wood (great for the pets and/or little ones)
Recent remodel with open air kitchen. Large living room that opens into enclosed lanai with ocean and sunset views.
Open beam … (0 comments)

hawaii: 2nd Quarter Housing Statistics, Big Island, Hawaii [INFOGRAPHIC] - 07/17/17 01:16 PM
2ND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS FOR NORTH KONA: Homes: Mixed, up, then down, then back up Condos: Steadily increasing    Land: Steadily decreasing  Below is a look at all the Big Island of Hawaii 2nd quarter sales 

SOME HIGHLIGHTS: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. 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 less than a month in 24 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
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hawaii: Buying A Home? Do You Know The Lingo? - 05/03/17 09:52 AM
 
Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the most common terms used when buying a home.
Freddie Mac has compiled a more exhaustive glossary of terms in their “My Home” section of their website.
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) – This is a broader measure of your cost for borrowing money. The APR includes the interest rate, points, broker fees and certain other credit charges a borrower is required to pay. Because these costs are rolled in, the APR … (0 comments)

hawaii: Kona HI Home Prices Up 6.7% VS National Sales Up 6.1% [INFOGRAPHIC] - 03/31/17 07:59 AM
February 2017 Housing Statistics show North Kona up 6.77% YTD, and 10% over last  February,  surpassing mainland numbers.
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate,  and I have to be honest, the FHFA numbers state "1st Quarter" and we still have several days of reporting left?  (typically sales take 2-4 days to get reported or I would have used 1st Quarter results also). 
You be the judge, here are the black and white numbers below. 
 
 
 
 
 
SOME HIGHLIGHTS: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if … (0 comments)

hawaii: Kailua Kona, Hawaii Real Estate Market Report - Highest Level Since 06 - 02/24/17 02:52 PM
Friday February 25, 2017, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics 
Kailua Kona, Hawaii:  Median Price Is At Its Highest Level, YTD, On Existing Home Sales Since 2006!  
Mainland Sales Also Reach Their Highest Mark Since 2007 [INFOGRAPHIC]
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing you the latest in Hawaii Real Estate, from market conditions to sales reports and some of our best picks for Single Family Homes on the Big Island of Hawaii, West Hawaii area. 
Let’s take a look back on some previous years, actually let’s look at our best year - 2006, this was Kailua Kona's  highest point with median home prices at $635,000.  
Looking at today's numbers I … (1 comments)

 
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