market reports: 2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers - 02/19/19 10:49 AM
  Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming!
NerdWallet’s 2018 Home Buyer Report revealed that:
“Approximately one-third (32%) of Americans plan to purchase a home in the next five years. Millennials are most likely to have such a purchase in their five-year plan (49%), versus 35% of Generation X and 17% of baby boomers.”
As we can see, buyers are optimistic! According to the report, here … (1 comments)

market reports: Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer - 07/22/15 07:33 AM
Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer  July 22, 2015  For Buyers, For Sellers People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot.
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) and Kimi Nagatoshi (RS)  here with KonaHomeTeam searching the internet for the latest Real Estate News. 
The most recent Foot Traffic Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are more buyers out looking at homes right now than at any other time in the last two years including the past two … (0 comments)

market reports: Buyer Demand Exceeds Housing Supply - 05/29/15 03:04 AM
Buyer Demand Exceeds Housing Supply, this is an easy one to talk about. 
I woke up this morning knowing I should write a blog before I head out the door, but what was it going to be on? So I decided to make some Kona Coffee, and read my email ------  Like angels coming down from the clouds, there it was, this info-graphic on how housing supply is low, and demand is high - great topic. Well to make my job even easier, a few emails down, was a comment on an a 6 year old blog of mine. So curiosity got the … (3 comments)

market reports: ASK AN AMBASSADOR: Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! - 03/25/15 03:06 AM
You can lead a horse to water, but you cant make them drink. Thanks for writing a great reminder on the importance of blogging and knowing your market. I'm going to share this with the fantastic agents we have in our office - maybe they will start to drink the water :) 
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter!
Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against … (0 comments)

market reports: West Hawaii Real Estate News, February 2015 - 02/15/15 01:38 AM
West Hawaii Real Estate News for February 15, 2015. We are now halfway through  February and the January numbers are all in. 
First I want to share my sunset photo from Thursday night 

North Kona Home prices, for Single Family Homes in Kona went up 4.85% over last January, and looking at what actually sold.......
Homes under $500,000. 14 sold, and only 2 of those were for cash. 
Homes from $501,000 - $999,999. had 13 sales with only 2 of those being cash. 
Homes over a Million, 8 sold, and 6 of those were for cash, pretty big percentage of cash … (1 comments)

market reports: Kailua Kona Real Estate Report for January 2015 - 02/10/15 03:37 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate, bringing you the Kailua Kona Real Estate Report for 2015. 
According to the Hawaii Information Service (MLS), North Kona home sales, January 2015, increased by 28% over 2014

If you were to read reports by Zillow, Trulia, Yahoo and others, you might think that 2015 numbers will make 2007 look like 2013. Did that make any sense? Probably not, because I am still scratching my head. (Dennis Hopper – Flashback)
I prefer to give you “black and white” numbers, let you form your own opinion. Better yet, look these numbers over, call … (1 comments)

market reports: Kailua Kona Real Estate Report: November 2013, number sold: UP 72% - 12/13/13 04:42 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens here with LUVA Real Estate and the November MLS reports are complete.

  To no surprise November numbers are up
 Homes Sold: Up by 72% over last year. If you follow my report you  know that October was a strange month, numbers were down, but the  market was busy - this kind of explains it, we had a few carry overs  that posted for November. Taking a look at Year To Date (YTD)  numbers we are up 18%, which suggests that we are in a good,  strong, upward market. 
Any guess on what year … (3 comments)

market reports: Craigslist Change causes Mass Hysteria. Internet Marketers Must Adapt - 11/12/13 11:09 AM
Thank you for some great information, (see below my  comment)
This  is  my favorite part  of ActiveRain , Members helping members for no good reason at all - just random acts of kindness. 
I have said for years that something needs to be done, I always thought maybe a $1.00 per add, just to keep the spammers/scammers out, and legit information in. It would also help in tracking down the bad people through credit card charges. 
Lets just  hope its nowhere near the $25.00 you talk about. 
Aloha and Mahalo, from an old Vegas Boy, Western High School 1978 :) 
Craigslist Change causes Mass … (0 comments)

market reports: West Hawaii Today Real Estate News - Front Page ! - 04/30/13 06:21 AM
Update 5/8/13  New Listing at Keauhuo Resort - click this link Todays West Hawaii Today Front Page News 12:20 am - April 30, 2013 — Updated: 12:20 am - April 30, 2013 Hot, Hot, Hot!   A real estate sign points buyers to a home in Holualoa in this March photo. (Special to West Hawaii Today/Anna Pacheco)
A home in Kona is available for sale in this March photo. (Special to West Hawaii Today/Anna Pacheco)
An advertised home in Waimea is sold in this March photo. (Special to West Hawaii Today/Anna Pacheco)
A Holualoa home is listed for sale in this March photo. (Special to West … (0 comments)

market reports: Still waiting for home prices to Drop? Too late my friend! Kailua Kona - 09/01/12 06:24 AM

Do you ever feel like - you wish you would of, could of, should of, you saw the writing on the wall, but you just didnt read it? Well, I am in the business, I see the writing, and I am reading it now. 
When I talk about these numbers, I am reffering to West Hawaii, Kona area. 
My Friends - Median price - YTD (year to date) Kailua Kona - West Hawaii 
Homes - UP 5.77%
Condos - UP 8.43% 
Vacant Land - up 9.79% 
These are not just numbers compiled from 1 good month, like I said above, this … (4 comments)

market reports: Hawaii Real Estate Market Report in - April 2012 Condo Sales UP 94% - 05/19/12 05:51 AM
Do you know - we have to go back to the year 2006, to find a better month in Sales for April? Can you believe we beat, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 for the number of Condos sold in West Hawaii. 
Real Quick, Lance Owens(RS) here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc (website , bringing you your monthly MLS reports. You can follow us on -  ActiveRain, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up to date with the Hawaii Market - read below for the rest of Aprils Report 

It gets better, according to the Hawaii MLS - Sales … (4 comments)

market reports: Sneak preview of an upcoming listing - Lokahi Makai - Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 02/09/12 06:04 AM
In the process of listing a home in Lokahi Makai subdivision in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. I don't know how familiar you are with these "Cooperative Short Sales" and Bank of America, but they are a pretty good deal. We've done a few of these and what happens is, the bank sends an appraiser over. they do a full on Appraisal - not a BPO (if your not familiar with these terms, please give me a call and I can bring you up to speed). Then they determine a fair market value on the property - and "wham" we got a great … (0 comments)

market reports: Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (H.O.V.E.) Home sales UP 100% . NO, that's not a typo - UP 100% - 07/27/11 09:26 AM
Updated: July 27, 2011 4:43pm Hawaii Standard time
Amazing numbers - I love looking at the raw data from our MLS - no opinions, no twisting of the numbers, no "Market Adjustments". Just pure, black and white, FACTS
Year to Date: up 58% 
July 2010 vs July 2011: up 100% and the month is not over yet! 
Visit my website below for the raw numbers. 
Which brings me to a new listing I have
1,744sqft Home
1 Acre of Land 
Brand New Home, Granite counters, Tile and Pergo style flooring, high ceilings, 2 car garage and much more!
$249,000 - You … (0 comments)

market reports: Big Island of Hawaii - Condo Sales Shatter National Trend, May 2011 vs May 2010 - 06/02/11 07:40 AM
The Big Island of Hawaii keeps shattering the national trend when it comes to number of sales. We had a little stumble in April, but as suspected, I think it had to do with the Japan Earthquake, The Tsunami that closed business's on the Big Island (over $30,000,000.00 in damages) , and the new Lava flow that grabbed national attention (I guess they didn'trealize the Lava has been flowing for 30 years now) Anyway, lets take a look at the numbers. 
Big Island Condo Sales: May 11, May 10 - Up 10.91%    Year to Date (YTD) up 26.27% 
Kailua Kona … (0 comments)

market reports: Kailua Kona Condo Sales Tracking a 35% Increase over August 2009 Sales! WHAT ? - 08/25/10 07:39 PM
If you read the West Hawaii Today newspaper today - You're probably wondering what kind of DRUGS I am on - right? If you're me - I am wondering what they are on ? I just got home from my Brokers class and read today's paper - Unbelievable!!! FRONT page today - Real Estate Market Remains sluggish in West Hawaii What do you do when the Press distort the numbers like this - I mean - yes, we are sluggish from 2005 numbers - OK - I will give you that, but I think every living person on the planet - … (2 comments)

market reports: Hawaii Home sales off for July - first time in 15 months there has been a dip in sales - Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 08/04/10 09:17 AM
Hawaii MLS market reports
Kailua Kona Real Estate has been on the recovery for over a year now and this is the first time in 15 months that I have not seen the number of homes sold, not surpass last years sales. In fact most of the last 15 months seen increases that surpassed, 2009, 2008, and 2007. Don't panic just yet though, June had a huge increase - stealing some of the closings that would have happened in July. I attribute this to the rush of last minute buyers that wanted the tax credit. You would think the government would have … (0 comments)

market reports: Steal this fixer upper in Hawaii - 2/2 condo with ocean views - located in Captain Cook / Kealakekua Area - 06/06/10 06:51 AM

View more photos of this property at: – Click on Featured Listings to the left and they are sorted by price. – Click here to sign up for instant updates on the Hawaii MLS system

Aloha and have a great day!
Lance Owens (RS)
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78-6740 Alii Dr. – … (4 comments)

market reports: April marks the 12th month in a row that MLS sales showed a huge increase in Sales - in fact up 105% over last April - 05/04/10 08:32 PM
 OK - sales up - but whats selling ? Well lets take a look at the single family home sales, in Kailua Kona on the big island of Hawaii
$200,000 and under - 1 sale
$200,000 - $299,000 - 7 sales
$300,000 - $399,000 - 12 sales
$400,000 - $499,000 - 6 sales
$500,000 - $599,000 - 3 sales
$600,000 - $699,000 - 3 sales
$700,000 - $999,000 - 5 sales
$1,000,000 plus - 3 sales (including a $6.1 million dollar sale)
 So roughly speaking, half of the sales were for under $400,000, and the other half of the sales were … (2 comments)

market reports: Kailua Kona Market Report - February continues the 10 month trend of rising sales - in fact Condo sales jumped a drastic 200% over last year - 03/06/10 07:15 AM
If you have been following my blog you already know that Kailua Kona sales have been steadily increasing for 10 months straight now - in fact many of these months, home sales have actually been better than 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006. And from a personal standpoint - only 1 of the 16 sales I have closed in the past 12 months took advantage of the Tax Credit, so don't believe the hype that- this was the fuel for the fire.  I believe we have actually turned around, as far as the numbers of sales go. Now as far as … (0 comments)

market reports: Kailua Kona Real Estate Market Report - February 2010 headed for another record breaker - 02/24/10 05:13 AM
Its not even the end of the month yet,  and we have already surpassed last years numbers - in fact Condo Sales are off the chart - over 162% from last years sales. In fact we are already ahead of 2008 and 2007. We even stand a chance of catching up to 2006 numbers !  Kona is doing great. Stay tuned for the entire report at the begining of March and for all the previous reports log onto my website and click on the - Market Reports - tab you see on the left.
In the meantime take a look … (0 comments)

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