sales: National Association Of Realtors Releases August Housing Report - 08/30/19 02:41 PM
Real Estate News for August 30, 2019
NAR just released its latest "Housing Minute" report. 
We here at KonaHomeTeam believe it is important to keep an eye on all real estate related news and this is always a great 60 seconds 
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sales: 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)

sales: 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. 

sales: What Happened to Condo Sales this Summer? - 11/21/15 01:28 AM
For buyers and sellers, Hawaii Real Estate Report, November 2015
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS), LUVA Real Estate,  here with your 3rd quarter report on condo sales for Hawaii County. 
Something that Zillow or Trulia just cant convey, is what is actually happening, feet on the ground, down in the trenches, agents that actually live, breath, play, and enjoy their life in your local market. One of the big things I love about "Caravan Thursdays" is all the networking that agents do on this day. I know, we all actually go for Steve's homemade waffles, but seriously, we get a lot more done than you … (0 comments)

sales: Kailua Kona, HI Condo Report Here - July 2015 Numbers - 08/05/15 07:58 AM
Kailua Kona Condominium Report for July 2015 
News for both Buyers and Sellers: August 5, 2015 
MLS sales report shows an increase in the number of condos sold, 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.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. To make sure you don't overpay, you'll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis … (0 comments)

sales: Hawaii Homes Sold in 45 Days or Less - National - 60 Days Or Less - 07/17/15 09:14 AM
Some Highlights:Real Estate News and Market Reports 
The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index and according to the numbers above, Hawaii rated at 31-45 day average. I have taken a snapshot of our local market here in Kailua Kona - see screen capture below  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 60 days or less in 35 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. Only … (3 comments)

sales: Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range. Hawaii Numbers Also - 06/15/15 03:01 AM
Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range  June 15, 2015  For Sellers, Pricing The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure.
Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-10.1%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and speaks to the strength of the market.
Every other category showed a minimum increase of at least 9%, with sales in the $250,000- $500,000 range up 21.2%!
Here is the breakdown:  


sales: NOT My Listing - But I Sure Do Love It - 04/02/15 04:08 PM

How's that , Not My Listing, But I Love It, seriously you guys. 
I know the market, I know the area.  This is one of the best deals in the Kailua Kona area (Lako Street area). 
 It is listed with a respected long time Kona Agent and I would love to represent a well qualified buyer.  I expect this will get a full price offer, and if it sits out there for too long, it will sell over listing price. 
OK, here is all the REALTOR lingo below:
Offered at: $639,900. 
 Fabulous single level 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath single … (7 comments)

sales: October 2013 Hawaii MLS Sales Report - mixed results. - 11/11/13 02:33 AM
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate , I know we all wonder "whats my home worth" ? Well, keeping up on the market trends, keeps you up on market values, so we are bringing you October 2013 MLS reports for the Kailua Kona area. 
Home Sales: Down <40%> , but don't let that kid you. INVENTORY, Inventory, inventory! Currently we have 209 homes for sale in Kona, and of those 209, only one of them, (Fee Simple), is listed under $300,000, 11 more are priced between $300-$400,000. and the other 198, well 82 of them are priced from $1,000,000 to $12,900,000.
Sales … (2 comments)

sales: Hawaii Home Sales, September 2013 - OFF THE CHARTS - 10/18/13 06:06 AM
Aloha, Lance here with LUVA Real Estate, sorry my Market Report is so late this month, but we are busy! I finally forced myself to sit down and take a look at how busy Kona real estate really is. 

September 2013 home sales, better than 2012 (almost double) better than 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, I had to go all the way back to 2005 to find a better September than the one we just had. 
According to the Hawaii MLS, we were up 75% over last year, and remember when your looking at my numbers, they are all … (1 comments)

sales: I am going to go out on a limb here, and make a few predictions - 12/28/12 06:40 AM
Hawaii Real Estate, specifically the Kailua Kona area of the Big Island, I will predict what the home sales and median price will have done for the year 2012. 
Looking into my Crystal Ball, I see a bright a future, very BRIGHT, so BRIGHT, you have wear shades! 
Predicting that the Median Home Price, again Kailua Kona area, will be up - approximately in the 7% range - remind you, this only a prediction, but I am feeling pretty good about it. I will even go one step further and Predict December 2012 increase over December 2011, to be in the … (2 comments)

sales: Black Friday - Hawaii Special - Bank approved my Black Friday pricing - 11/23/12 01:03 AM
You know, when you love your job, it makes it so much easier.  I just contacted one of my short sale lenders this morning - told him I wanted to drop my price, put it out there as a "Black Friday" special - his response? BY ANY MEANS NECCESARY !!! - exact quote. 
If you cant have fun at your job - why are you working? ( I always wanted to have the power to do a "black friday" special) 
Here it is:
Black Friday special - price dropped to $249,900 - the last 2 sales in here for this same … (2 comments)

sales: Big Island home prices up 7.9% in August - Pacific Business News. - 09/06/12 08:32 AM
According to "Pacific Business News", and the "Hawaii Information Service" - Big Island Home sales are up almost 8 % for August. I always like to use YTD (Year To Date) numbers, but hey, anytime we get some positive news in the headlines, I will take it any way I can get it. No need for me to reinvent a great article, just follow this link over to the article itself.  Big Island Home Sales Up 7.9% 
A quick note before you go - Year to Date Numbers - Big Island Sales 
Entire Island: Homes - UP .22% YTD 
North … (0 comments)

sales: 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)

sales: Kailua Kona Real Estate Update for February 2012 - 02/24/12 12:33 AM
Aloha, Lance here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc ( ) . With Home Sales UP $21,000,000.00 in January, it has made for some slim pickings. 
GOOD news though - I just added 2 new listings below, take a look at the updates and give us a call 

sales: January Home Sales are In - 23% Increase in Numbers - 134% increase in Dollars $ - 02/16/12 01:54 PM

January Home Sales are in:
Aloha, Lance Owens here with Aloha Kona Realty Inc. bringing you the monthly sales report.     According to the Hawaii MLS, North Kona home sales increased by 23% over 2011
And if that’s not enough good news for you – January 2012 also beat out January, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008. If you want to find a January with more home sales in it - you have to rewind all the way back to 2007.
A couple of more interesting facts about 2012 sales
134% - that’s how much the $ amount (sales volume- … (2 comments)

sales: Kona Home Sales Show Uptick as Year Ends With Positive Outlook for 2012 - 01/18/12 05:33 AM
Note: I worked with Julie Ziemelis on this, and with her permission I posted this directly from her blog - 365Kona 
Note from Julie Z: I am helping the West Hawaii Association of Realtors with information about the housing market in West Hawaii. I wrote this story for the Association and wanted to share it here for my readers. I think part of living in Hawaii is understanding the local housing market. I hope you find it useful!
The Kailua-Kona housing market showed another year of gains in 2011. After the dismal losses from 2007-2009, the market gained in 2010 and … (4 comments)

sales: Who is Buying What? Kailua Kona Condo Sales 2011 - Posted January 2012 - 01/03/12 04:34 PM
January 3, 2012 - Interview with Kailua Kona Realtor Lance Owens (RS) Aloha Kona Realty Inc. 
Ok we all know 2011 was a good year for Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii, but every now and then I like to break it down and see who is buying - what? And it always surprises me, along with many of my readers. 
So I took November 2011 Condo sales, 17 sales,  to see who is paying the taxes on it - basically the new owner. (December wouldn't be updated yet) 
Sales Ranged from - 
$53,500 for a 372 sqft studio - leasehold property 

sales: Who is Buying What? An in depth look at Kailua Kona Home sales for November 2011 - 12/30/11 08:40 AM
If you have been following my blog, you already know that November was a good month, but what I havent done for awhile, is actually dissect the sales and see who is buying what? Every-time I do - I surprise myself, along with many readers. 
Ok - 32 Home Sales for November 2011 
So what would be you first guess on who bought?
Foreigners ? 
Well if you guessed Forienger's - you just WON - LAST PLACE- not a single sale shows a foreign address when it comes to the tax records - this surprised me actually (I'll bet … (1 comments)

sales: Kailua Kona Real Estate Market Recovery - well on the way. October 2011 - BEST OCTOBER since 2005! - 11/18/11 10:47 AM

What a recovery, 33% Increase in Home sale's - October 2011,  
Year to Date sales are up a strong 12% .
Kailua Kona, Hawaii is in its 3rd straight year of increased sales - in fact, I had to go all the way back to October 2005 to find a better "October" for the  "number of homes sold". 
Remember, I dont use any hokus-pokus, market adjustment, tweaked, ......... These are straight, black and white numbers - the real deal!  It is, what it is,  I miss the days when your newscaster just gave you the news, now all you … (0 comments)

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