kona: 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 … (0 comments)

kona: 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)

kona: 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)

kona: 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)

kona: 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)

kona: 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)

kona: Aug 2017 Kailua Kona, Hawaii Real Estate Market Report [Infographic] - 09/22/17 04:22 PM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate, bringing you today's "Real Estate" minute. We just received the August numbers, actually we just recieved the "corrected" August numbers.
The Big Island Housing Market is still very hot, take a look for yourself. Feel free to set up an appointment with us and we can look and see what these numbers mean to you, whether you are selling or buying. 
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kona: 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)

kona: 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)

kona: Are Foreclosures Increasing Or Decreasing? - 05/18/16 04:39 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing you the latest updates on what is happening with Foreclosures and Short Sales here in Hawaii.
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket. Today, we want to reveal what is actually taking place in this segment of the housing market.
CoreLogic, in their most recent National Foreclosure Report, reported that foreclosure inventory has decreased by 23.2% since this time last year. The report also showed that foreclosure inventory has decreased in 49 of the 50 states … (2 comments)

kona: USDA Loans Popular in West Hawaii-You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW - 04/26/16 03:42 AM
A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 
1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to the report, 36% think a 20% down payment is always required. In actuality, there are many loans written with a down payment of 3% or less.
USDA Loans are a favorite here in West Hawaii, we have helped several clients … (1 comments)

kona: Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up - 04/18/16 05:02 AM
Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up
The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Today, we want to concentrate on the vacation real estate market.
The survey found that vacation-home sales last year declined to an estimated 920,000, down 18.5% from their most recent peak level of 1.13 million in 2014. However, this is still the second highest number of vacation sales since 2006.

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist explained:
"The expanding pool of buyers amidst a dwindling number of bargain-priced properties … (0 comments)

kona: Timing Is Everything, Should I List My Home Now? - 02/26/16 05:51 AM
Posted on February 27, 2016 - 11:52 AM by Lance Owens Without Someone Navigating You Through The Process You Could Quickly End Up On The Rocks
  Low Inventory Causes Home Prices To Accelerate  Thursday February 25th, 2016  For Buyers, For Sellers, Pricing
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices are not only continuing to rise but that the increases are accelerating. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact of low inventory on buyers in the report:
"Without a significant ramp-up in new home construction and more homeowners listing their homes for sale, … (2 comments)

kona: Happy Aloha Friday From Magic Sands Beach, Kona, HI - 02/12/16 04:04 AM

Good morning America, and beyond. I was just headed into the office today and was compelled to pull over for 5 minutes and "smell the roses" as you might say on the mainland.  We call it - oh boss, I'm not feeling good today, I need to stay home! 
You probably can not hear me in the video,  due to the surf, but I was just commenting on the bodyboarders being taken out by the waves.
FYI, the modern bodyboard or "BoogieBoard"  was invented here in Kona, about 3 miles from this beach at another surf spot called Honl"s , but  I am sure they were tested … (0 comments)

kona: Great News, Our 2016 Buyers Guide Is Ready in Both Digital and Print - 02/01/16 04:37 AM
UPDATED:  March 17, 2016 - 12:05 PM by Lance Owens Great News For Buyers, Our Spring 2016 Buyers Guide Is Ready For Downloading Great news for buyers, our Spring 2016 Buyers Guide is up and online! 
Here at LUVA Real Estate, we know 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 interest rates are projected to rise or fall. The free eGuide below will answer many of your questions and likely bring up a few things you didn’t … (0 comments)

kona: Is The Sun About To Set On Low Interest Rates? - 01/26/16 04:15 AM
Posted on January 26, 2016 - 07:47 AM by Lance Owens
According to the Big Four, Where Are The  
Interest Rates Headed This Year?  
 Tuesday January 26th, 2016  For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates​
 
With interest rates still below 4%, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year.
If you look at what the four major reporting agencies are predicting for 2016, it may make the decision for you. The chart below averages the predictions by quarter.  FYI, hope you enjoyed last nights sunset (above) I just … (0 comments)

kona: Kona Coffee Farm Reduced, 2 Acres Old Growth $379,000 - 01/19/16 10:13 AM

 
Kona Coffee Land for sale79-7419 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704$379,500KEY FEATURES
Lot Size: 2 Acres
Property Type: Fee Simple Land 
DESCRIPTION
When just 1  cup of coffee wont do it, maybe its time to purchase the entire coffee farm!
For the person that has it all, this may be something that they just don't have. Think of all the benefits, your very own label? your own personal roast? Need a write off for your trips to Hawaii? Want to sell or highlight - Made In America - products?
Q: Where else are you going to find 2 acres, Fee Simple (you own the land) with old growth Kona Coffee … (1 comments)

kona: Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home? - 01/19/16 12:56 AM

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home?  Tuesday January 19th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials   There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage.
 
We want to share what the typical first time homebuyer actually looks like based … (2 comments)

kona: Hawaii: Kona Country Club Golf Course to Re-Open Feb 2016 - 12/13/15 08:05 AM
 News for Kona Country Club re-opening dates
 
As rumors have it, the Kona Country Club is reopening its Ocean Course on February 1, 2016! I looked up tee times and the cost is posted at $165.00 each, and the first Tee time available is at 7:04 am.  Its been a long time in the making and it almost didn’t happen.
I even had it on very reliable sources that the Mauka (mountain) course was actually slated to become pasture land for a local rancher – could you imagine cattle running through the front yards of the Million dollar homes at Keauhou Estates? The … (1 comments)

kona: Investors Please: Kailua Village for $145,000 Kona Hawaii - 10/24/15 09:00 AM
Investor Real Estate:
Last sale in here, over $200,000, this is a bank priced short sale and If I didnt just buy land, I would be all over this! Needs updating, but you could live here while you did it ! 
DESCRIPTION Great breezes from this 4th floor unit, along with some ocean views.
Building is secured with keyed elevator.
Pets allowed with board approval (see photo) 
Vacation Rentals allowed (see photo taken a 1, 000 feet from the complex, 2000 feet if you drive) Distance is approximate. 
Great central Kona location. 
Coin operated laundry on the first floor 
Parking is near elevator 
Maintenance fees include basic cable, water, … (6 comments)

 
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