real estate news: Kona Home Sales Buck Statewide Trend - Several Areas See Increases - 07/10/19 01:02 PM

I was calling this out at the beginning of the year.
The Kona real estate market could go 1 of 2 ways with the recent volcanic activity, or better yet, lack of volcanic activity.
1: Buyers would realize what a bargain the Big Island really is, when compared to the other islands.
2: Lingering effects from last years volcano could put us into an extended slump and precede what seems to be happening across the islands, and the country.
My pick was #1, and looking at the numbers it appears to be trending that way
June Home Sales. Although the “number of sold” … (0 comments)

real estate news: 3 Things To Know In The Housing Market Today - 06/12/19 11:36 AM
A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet.
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing the latest news in Real Estate.
The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, and the outlook for an economic slowdown.
1. Interest RatesOne of the most important things to consider when buying a home is the interest rate you will be charged to borrow the money. In … (2 comments)

real estate news: Vacant Land Sales Dip - A Lot - For North Kona - 04/25/19 02:29 PM
While a large part of the island has seen double digit increases in the median price for vacant land sales, North Kona has seen a significant drop in price and the number of sales for 2019 over 2018. Some are blaming the high cost to build here now, others on the lack of availability of good, licensed contractors, and of course we have the aftermath of last years Volcano! Lets start out real quick with a reminder from last year, that West Hawaii real estate sales were the hardest hit when the the volcano was active, over 30% worse than the … (2 comments)

real estate news: March 2018 Hawaii Housing and Real Estate Report - 04/12/18 12:07 PM
Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing you our monthly housing report from the Big Island of Hawaii. My reports are more focused in the West Hawaii Market, including, but not limited to Kailua Kona, Kealakekua, Waikioloa, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, and Kohala areas. 
I will let the infographic speak for itself, but I would caution you to speak to an expert about the market conditions, these black and white numbers do not always tell the true tale.  Sometimes a big sale in Kohanaiki or Four Seasons Hualalai areas can totally skew the numbers, another factor can be the dreaded "I" word ..... INVENTORY.  We are … (4 comments)

real estate news: Kanaloa at Kona Short Sales and Foreclosures 2016 - 01/27/16 02:30 PM
Real Estate News, Kanaloa at Kona Foreclosures and short sales 2016. 
Just when we thought it was over, here comes one out of the closet. I'm not going to use all the "Realtor" terms... "wont last" "must see" ...... But I am going to say if you always wanted to get into Kanaloa, but just weren't ready to spend $700,000, $800,000, then this is worth looking at. Over the past 10 years we have seen several people get into these "gateway" units and see if Kanaloa is a "fit" for them,  many will upgrade to the ocean front, or bay front units after a few … (0 comments)

real estate news: 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)

real estate news: When Just One Cup is Not Enough, Buy the Entire Farm. - 10/19/15 07:08 AM
Real Estate News for Buyers, October 19, 2015 
Kona Coffee Land for sale79-7419 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704$399,500KEY FEATURES
Lot Size: 2 Acres
Property Type: Fee Simple Land 
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 … (4 comments)

real estate news: Kailua Kona, HI Condo Report In: September 2015 Sales - 10/07/15 10:32 AM
Kailua Kona Condominium Report for September 2015 
News for both Buyers and Sellers: October 7, 2015 
MLS sales report shows an increase in the number of condos sold by 4.55% , and a slight decrease in condominium prices YTD .
If you are considering buying a condominium you can still find deals, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  If you price it right, it sells right away, sometimes with multiple offers, but if you overprice it, the market is not there,  where buyers are willing to overpay.  To make sure you don't overpay or overprice it, you'll … (1 comments)

real estate news: Latest Home Equity Report Shows 94% Of Homeowners Have Equity - 06/26/15 05:19 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate, bringing you the latgest in Real Estate News. 
Corelogic just released the latest numbers on Home Equity and it states " that 94% of homeowners with a home value over $200,000 now have equity in their home! 
Its funny because some news agencys are reporting that "Over 5 Million Properties Remain In Negative Equity"  
That number is actually down by over a 1.2 million or 19.4% - thats the news! 
Glass half full/ half empty - the 94% people who now have equity is where I stay focused, not just because I am that glass half … (1 comments)

real estate news: Home Values Compared to the Peak… Is Another Bubble Forming? - 06/11/15 05:02 AM
Home Values Compared to the Peak… Is Another Bubble Forming?
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate,  bringing you the latest Real Estate News,  June 11, 2015  For Buyers, For Sellers, Pricing  . We subscribe to several real estate related news sites and try to bring you the most relevant to you, todays is from Current Matters.   Take a look at Hawaii in the light blue.  After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas of the country.
The quickest and easiest … (5 comments)

real estate news: Desire to Own a Vacation Home in Hawaii Tops Priority List - 04/14/15 01:42 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate bringing you your real estate minute. We subscribe to several different real estate related news sites and this article really hit home. Our specialty is not only selling Luxury Vacation rentals here in Hawaii, but we manage them after the sale also. Nothing like finding the perfect match with our Concierge Service to walk you through the process.
Now for the report:
The National Association of Realtors just released their 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey which revealed that vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006.
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun … (11 comments)

real estate news: 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)

real estate news: Kona Real Estate, Kailua Kona Home Sales, Median Home Prices, July 2007, Kona Realtor - 08/06/07 12:12 PM
Last week we went over the current MLS sales statistics - NUMBER OF SALES, and also SALES VOLUME in DOLLARS. Today we are going to take a look at the Median Sales price, for North Kona, which includes sales from Hualalai, Kailua Kona, Keauhou, and Honalo. I don't know if you remember, but June 2007 numbers were at $601,000. that was down by <7.54%> over last year, well July 2007 numbers show the Median Sales Price @ $604,040, a slight increase over last months totals, not really a significant increase, but enough to say we are only off now by <7.07%> year … (3 comments)

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