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, … (3 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 … (1 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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 10
$135,500NEW FOR SALE  (In Escrow … (0 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 … (0 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)

hawaii: $9,000 an Acre for Prime Hawaii Land - Fee Simple - 01/25/17 10:53 AM

$1,251,000 is the price for 5 parcels, totaling of 141.14 acres with water agreements, paved access, pasture/farm land - See TMKs below.
$ 434,000 is price for this lot of 51 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 a month to month basis for cattle grazing and … (8 comments)

hawaii: Winter Storms Bring Snow to the Big Island of Hawaii - 12/02/16 09:31 AM
Lucky we live Hawaii, the only place I know of where you can snowboard in the morning, and bodyboard in the afternoon !
First Snow has hit the Big Island, and the Ski Lifts are OPEN.... Ok, im kidding about the ski lifts, but the snow is real, it is  here, and the best part about it, the beach is only  an hour and half away !  
Manua Kea and Mauna Loa get snow every year, some years are better than others,  but I am betting on a nice White Christmas this year. 
Take a look at these guys/girls making the best of it … (3 comments)

hawaii: Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait To Buy? - 11/29/16 09:14 AM
Posted on November 29, 2016 - 07:03 AM by Lance Owens
Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait To Buy?  Tuesday November 29th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers
Aloha, Lance and Kimi here from LUVA Real Estate bringing you your real estate minute. 
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks.Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters.
This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact they may no longer be able to get a rate … (1 comments)

hawaii: Golf Course Living in Keauhou, Hawaii - 11/18/16 06:49 AM
A Golfer's Dream...... You are in Hawaii..... you enter through the front door - you see the golf course, you sit down to watch the golf channel, you see the golf course, you realize you're hungry, head for the kitchen - you see the golf course, cocktail time or maybe time to grill something up on your full size BBQ (real BBQ grill) again.... it's on the golf course.... 
Wake up in the morning, thinking its all a dream - nope, just turn your head to the right a little, there it its, from your bed, you see the golf course!
Recent remodel, … (8 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii Investor Special - Luxury Home on 5 Acres in Distress - 08/14/16 05:58 AM

Not long ago this was a spectacular property, Ocean views into Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook Monument, 5 acres that were mowable, (previous MLS states there were Tangerines, lilikoi, lime, star fruit ruby grapefruit, white pineapple,yellow pineapple, coconuts, cherry, dragon fruit, mango, papaya, poha berries, chocolate (cocoa), coffee, several kukui nut trees, macadamia nut trees, and banana) NOTE: Property is overgrown and buyer to verify if any crop still exist. OK, the Good, the Bad, and the UglyGood: Interior of Home: Design is open, large, modern, and appears to be in good condition (less appliances). 16 foot "Fleetwood" pocket doors (slide very good) … (1 comments)

hawaii: USDA and VA Approved Subdivision in Hawaii - 08/14/16 05:08 AM

Kamani Trees is one of the best kept secrets in Kona for Homes under $450,000! Ocean views, underground utilities, sidewalks, street lights and trash pick up, low association fees and reasonable CC&Rs. Centrally located above Alii Drive, between Keauhou and Kailua Village area, Kahakai Elementary School is nearby (3,4, & 5th graders can walk to school). Shopping, dining, movies, beaches, surfing, kayaking, diving, swimming, fishing, boat harbor, entertainment, all within a few miles in either directionNow lets talk about one of the nicest remodeled homes in the subdivision, almost everything that was upgraded in this home is either oversized, overdone, overbuilt, over quality, … (0 comments)

hawaii: Hawaii Golf Course Frontage Condo $384,900 Open House 6/2/2016 - 06/01/16 06:29 AM
78-7070 ALII DR #E107 KEAUHOU, HI 96740 - $384,900
2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | 1197 sqft.
Listing No. SEE THE VIRTUAL TOUR!
Visit www.tfv.co/1562755 to see additional photos and information about this property. 
DESCRIPTION
OPEN HOUSE : Thursday 6/2 9:30-12:00 We often see remarks like "updated kitchen or remodeled kitchen" but the difference here is the owners have taken the extra step and "reconfigured" the kitchen to actually put things where you would expect to find them in 2016! Another overused description is "great location." What does that actually mean? Well you decide. This unit is tucked away at the southern end of the complex - away from … (0 comments)

 
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