real estate: Hows Your Market? West Hawaii Home Sales UP 41% - 11/05/19 09:37 AM
West Hawaii SFH sales show an increase of 41% over October 2018. Here is a surprise though, Condo sales are off by <11%> . WoW, that surprised me. Hold on, let me go look at 2017 numbers.......
Im back, when comparing to 2017 numbers, we are down 2% , the reason I go back to 2017 is that 2018 had an "event" that brought property sales to screeching standstill, so I typically go back to 2017 for the second half of 2019 . Note though, with our "2108 event" dropping the number of sales, it had little effect on prices, so let's … (1 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: REALTORS,® “That’s Who We R® Handyman Exemption Passes - 07/14/19 03:18 PM
Exciting news, after years of going to Washington DC and our State Capitol to advocate for homeowners rights, we have another victory under our belt, oh, it's nothing as big as our wins for, Fair Housing, National Flood Insurance Policy, Mortgage Tax Deductions, in fact it's a rather small victory, a local win, but is a good one and long overdue!
Handyman Exemption : (Senate Bill 767, CD1 - Act 283 07/10/19)
Raises the handyman exemption from $1,000 to $1,500. The handyman exemption enables persons other than licensed contractors to perform tasks for which the aggregate contract price is less than $1,500. However this … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 1938 Charmer, Plantation Home In Hawaii - 03/12/19 06:27 PM
Lance Owens (RS) | 808-936-8383
52-175 Makapala Rd Parcel 1, Kapaau, HI 96755
MLS No: 623727
Single Family Home $795,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
Year Built: 1938
Sq Footage: 1542
Lot Size: 2.69 acres
County: Hawaii CountyDESCRIPTION
Kapa’au, Upcountry setting in the North Kohala –
Sale includes 2 CPR parcels totaling 2.69 acres, Plantation Home, Ag shed, exotic blend of fruit and nut trees: ulu/bread, avocado, star, orange, tangerine, banana, mac-nut, coconut, lemon, lime, lilikoi, papaya, noni, mango), all in a park like setting with gentle, rolling terrain.
Parcel 1 (TMK 3-5-2-11-5-1) includes the 1938 Plantation home … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Buying A Home? Do You Know The Lingo? - 10/12/18 10:07 AM

Some Highlights: 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. The best way to ensure that your home-buying process is a confident one is to find a real estate professional who not only puts your family’s needs first, but will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with ‘the heart of a teacher.’   … (0 comments)

real estate: Hawaii Finally Has a Client Portal For Our MLS! - 06/19/18 12:00 PM
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real estate: 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)

real estate: 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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real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Lower the Price - After the Election My Client Said.... - 11/07/16 03:12 AM
My first thought was to laugh :) , but after thinking about it for a minute I started wondering ???  
This election has America split just about down the middle so what will the difference be. Either way, half of America will be pissed off, and half will be very happy, lets just lower the price today! Client said things may be different after the election and still wants to wait. 
So I went to look at the demographics on Clinton VS Trump 
WOW, we had White People, we had Black people, we had Hispanic people, (where are the Asian people) we had … (0 comments)

real estate: The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing - 05/19/16 04:51 AM
The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing  Thursday May 19th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate. If you are like me, you probably question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained:
“A growing body of research shows that during presidential election years — particularly ones like this when there is such uncertainty about the nation’s future — industry becomes almost paralyzed. A look at the last several dozen … (0 comments)

real estate: Are The Kids Finally Moving Out? - 02/20/16 09:01 AM
Are The Kids Finally Moving Out?
 Thursday February 18th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates,Millennials​
During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the long term average of 1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around.
According to the Urban Land Institute’s report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, household formations will increase dramatically. They project that 3.68 million additional households will be formed in the next three years. This brings household formations back to pre-recession numbers … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Oops, We Did It Again - Hawaii Claims #1 Spot As Happiest State - 02/02/16 09:36 AM
Hawaii reclaims its number one spot as the “happiest” state in the country – bumping out last year’s winner Alaska. The state has held the happiness title five times since 2008, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
“Well-being in the U.S. exhibits regional patterns, with the northern plains and mountain west reporting higher levels of well-being, along with some western states and pockets in the northeast and Atlantic states,” according to the report.The index measures the well-being of states across five elements: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. In 2015, financial well-being increased as well as physical fitness while there were … (4 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Climate Change Is Not Always A FOUR Letter Word - 01/15/16 03:05 AM
There are times when Climate Change can be a good thing!
Say, like today, its January, you've just "closed" on your new condo in Hawaii,  and you are from Wisconsin (my phone says its a balmy 30 degrees right now)? Go ahead and try and win this argument - lol.  
A new Poll (Harrison Poll)  just came out and it rates "climate change" as the biggest reason people move, in fact at 52%, it outranks better jobs, closer to family and even Health reasons.  (see numbers below). Not your typical definition of "climate change" these days, but one of the best uses of … (0 comments)

 
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