hawaii: Coastal Living In Keauhou Hawaii - 02/04/24 11:44 AM
This luxury oceanfront condo is as close to the beautiful blue ocean waters as one can get. This private, rare 3 bedroom (2 bedroom plus loft) gem is nestled in the gated, tropical resort property of Kanaloa at Kona. We've seen Spinner Dolphins and Whales breaching just today 02/02/24. Meticulously maintained and thoughtfully updated with a contemporary island theme, this upper floor unit features vaulted ceilings for added elegance. Enjoy morning coffee and evening refreshments on its private lanai with expansive 180 degree ocean views. Relax to the mesmerizing ocean waves, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Must see to appreciate! This … (4 comments)

hawaii: Luxury Hawaii Estate, Energy Independent, 5,400sqft Main Home, 40 Acres - 02/01/24 05:37 PM
E Komo Mai...Welcome to your exclusive upcountry retreat. Step into 40 acres of pure privacy, where the tranquility of your estate meets the vibrant pulse of Kamuela town just minutes away. Embrace the freedom of living without an HOA, allowing you to curate your lifestyle.
Your custom-built haven awaits, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship with 18-foot cathedral ceilings, three inviting fireplaces, and a harmonious blend of Hardwood Maple, Travertine, and Quartz flooring. The kitchen is a culinary masterpiece, featuring custom Maple cabinets, Granite countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. Large custom windows seamlessly connect the interior with the breathtaking outdoor landscape.
Entertain in style with a 50,000-gallon … (2 comments)

hawaii: Why Buying a Vacation Home Beats Renting One This Summer - 05/23/23 11:55 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate, along with our partners at KCM, bringing you the latest in real estate news and events.
For many of us, visiting the same vacation spot every year has become a summer tradition that is fun, relaxing, and restful. If this sounds like you, now is the time to consider your plans and determine whether buying a vacation home this year makes more sense than renting one again. According to Forbes, "if the idea of vacationing at the same place every year makes you feel instantly relaxed, buying a vacation home might be a wise … (3 comments)

hawaii: A Recession Doesn’t Equal A Housing Crisis - 05/02/23 11:21 AM
Everywhere you look, people are talking about a potential recession. And if you’re planning to buy or sell a house, this may leave you wondering if your plans are still a wise move. To help ease your mind, experts are saying that if we do officially enter a recession, it’ll be mild and short. As the Federal Reserve explained in their March meeting:
“. . . the staff’s projection at the time of the March meeting included a mild recession starting later this year, with a recovery over the subsequent two years.” While a recession may be on the horizon, it won’t be one for the … (2 comments)

hawaii: Still Waiting For the Bottom To Hit? Look in Your Rear View Mirror - 04/25/23 12:56 PM
Aloha and welcome to the latest in real estate news and trends. I'm Lance Owens (RS) of LUVA Real Estate, and I'm excited to share insights from our partners at KCM. We're dedicated to keeping you informed about the ever-changing real estate market so that you can make informed decisions. Let's dive into the latest updates. (the chart above is local numbers)
The current state of the housing market is uncertain and constantly evolving. As we head into the spring months, you may have questions about what to expect in terms of inventory, pricing, and mortgage rates. Here’s what industry experts have … (1 comments)

hawaii: Why You May Want an Energy-Efficient Home [INFOGRAPHIC] - 04/21/23 11:54 AM

Some Highlights Since inflation is increasing the cost of goods and services, it may make sense to look for an energy-efficient home. Energy prices have increased over the last year, so look for energy-efficient features in your home search. If you’re looking to buy a home this year, let’s connect so you have a partner to help you consider which features are most important to you. … (3 comments)

hawaii: Casa De Emdeko Condo Complex - Part 4 of our Kailua Kona Condo Series - 04/03/23 12:48 PM
Casa De Emdeko has that charming, old Hawaii feel - oceanfront complex located in Kailua Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Welcome to another complex in our series of Condos' on the Big Island of Hawaii that make for a great second home/vacation rental. This complex features two beautiful swimming pools, one of which is a saltwater pool situated right next to the ocean, offering guests a truly unique swimming experience.
Ocean Front pool Casa De Emdeko 
One of the best things about Casa De Emdeko is that they allow short-term vacation rentals, making it the perfect place for those looking … (2 comments)

hawaii: Cesspool Conversion Law Update In Hawaii - 03/31/23 02:01 PM
Nobody wants to be swimming in an ocean of full of wastewater, so let's take a look at what to expect in 2023 with several of the cesspool bills bouncing around still. here is an update on a couple that will have the greatest effect on homeowners:
SB428: Requires each county to develop a comprehensive integrated wastewater management plan and financial strategy. Requires each county to submit its respective plan and financial strategy to the Legislature. This bill was deferred but it will be introduced as a "resolution" which will achieve the same end results
SB426: Requires priority level 1 cesspools to be upgraded, converted, … (2 comments)

hawaii: Excited To Be Featured In "12 Home Renovations That Don't Add Value" - 03/28/23 11:22 PM
If you’ve been considering selling your home, you may be wondering which home improvements you should tackle to increase your home’s value before it goes on the market. While there are many home renovations that can add appeal to your home, it’s important to know which projects will increase your property value and which won’t.
That’s why Redfin has reached out to real estate professionals like me to help you determine which home improvement projects are worth your investment. Check out my insight on 12 Home Renovations That Don’t Add Value (and What to Do Instead).

hawaii: Hawaii STVR (TAR): "Vacation Node"​, What Is It? News for Hawaii Vacation Rentals - 03/22/23 11:57 AM
Hey, forget about picturing yourself lounging on a Hawaiian beach - we're talking "Vacation NODE" here (not MODE). You know, that thing that nobody seems to be able to explain. Well, it's the latest proposal from the Hawaii County Council Members and honestly, it's got me shaking in my slippahs (flip-flops) .
I mean, have you ever been to a parade and seen the clowns throwing candy to the kids? That's basically what's happening as this draft gets added to the new TAR bill (which, by the way, is on its 4th draft and hasn't been released yet). They're saying not to … (0 comments)

hawaii: Selective Enforcement With Hawaii County TAR Bill On Short Term Rentals - 03/21/23 12:42 PM
Selective enforcement refers to the practice of enforcing rules or laws selectively, rather than consistently applying them to everyone in a fair and equal manner. In the context of the County of Hawaii enforcing permitting rules to certain homeowners (TAR or STVR) and not others, it means that the county is choosing to enforce the rules only against certain homeowners while ignoring others who are similarly situated.
This selective enforcement can be problematic because it can lead to unfair treatment of individuals or groups, depending on who is being targeted and who is being ignored. It can also create a sense of … (0 comments)

hawaii: An Open Letter To The Hawaii County Council - 03/20/23 12:53 PM

I wish we did write write this one, but we didn't.
With full permission from Joshua Montgomery I am reposting his letter - here: 
Chairwoman Heather Kimball and Council Member Ashley Kierkiewicz have published the third draft of their proposal to heavily regulate homestays and farmstays here on Hawaii.
These regulations are separate from Bill 108 which passed in 2018 and addressed the issue of absentee owned vacation rentals.  Since 2018 absentee owners have been tightly regulated and remain regulated today.
Their proposal is targeted at local families and farmers who rent a room or an ohana to visitors.  They are targeting Kupuna who rely on visitor … (0 comments)

hawaii: Experience Island Living At Na Hale O Keauhou In Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 03/03/23 05:08 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate with our latest condo review.
Nestled in the charming town of Kailua Kona, Na Hale O Keauhou is a beautiful condo complex that offers residents an unparalleled island living experience. With its luxurious amenities, serene environment, and convenient location, it's no wonder why this gated community is highly sought-after.
Location and Amenities
Located in the heart of Kona, Na Hale O Keauhou is just minutes away from the Keauhou Shopping Center, where residents can find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and services. For outdoor enthusiasts, the complex is surrounded by stunning beaches, hiking trails, and … (2 comments)

hawaii: 2023 Housing Prediction..West Hawaii - 12/30/22 02:37 PM
Do you think the turtle has any foresight on what to expect.... 
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing you the latest in real estate news and now today - predictions also?
I am going to start out with past performance and dismiss all the bait/click headlines out there that tell us the sky is falling, yet by the end of the article they have provided little or no proof as to what the headlines claim, just this morning I seen one that screamed it is the worst since 1990... and at the end of the article it said house prices … (1 comments)

hawaii: June Market Report - North Kona, Hawaii - 07/08/21 10:24 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate bringing you our monthly sales report. Talk about some crazy numbers, let's start with......
"Absorption Rate": The term absorption rate refers to a metric used in the real estate market to evaluate the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific market during a given time period. It is calculated by dividing the number of homes sold in the allotted time period by the total number of available homes
With that said, it is generally understood that anything under 15% is a buyers market, anything above 20% is a sellers market. Lets roll back a few years, and we … (2 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii Closes Its Borders Amongst Coronavirus Scare - 03/21/20 08:24 PM

 Hawaii Closes its Borders! Locals, U.S. Citizens and Foreigners all required "14 day Quarantine"​ Upon Entering!For all intents and purposes, Hawaii just became the first State in the Nation to close its borders to all. Doesn't matter if you live here, if you are a US Citizen or a foreigner visiting, Anyone wanting to come in, will be required to do a 14 day Quarantine, and since most visitors only stay for 10-14 days, Hawaii has effectively closed our borders. Details are unfolding as I type this, but it scheduled to begin this coming Thursday at 12:01am. Locals are taking this virus … (5 comments)

hawaii: Winter - Herb And Lettuce Gardens - For "Dummies"​ - 02/10/20 08:05 PM
Like the title states, this is for someone that loves fresh garden vegetables but doesn't necessarily have a really good "green thumb". I personally go for the easy stuff, mostly lettuce, basil, green onions, cilantro, oregano, tomatoes, and rosemary. As easy as the others may be, they are more work than I choose, I find it easier to buy my radishes, carrots, red onions, white onions and peppers at the store.
Just FYI - all the photos are from today 2/10/2020 and were taken from my iPhone Xs.
Different varieties , the one above is actually the "organic live lettuce" sold by Costco … (1 comments)

 Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing you the latest in real estate news.
Below are what the experts are predicting, but what does Lance Predict? You will have to watch our video for that prediction. 
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For past monthly written reports follow this link 
SOME HIGHLIGHTS: Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020! … (0 comments)

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)

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