west hawaii: WHERE IS THE HOUSING MARKET HEADED IN 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC] - 12/20/19 11:14 AM
 Aloha, Lance Owens (RS) with LUVA Real Estate bringing you the latest in real estate news.
Below are what the experts are predicting, but what does Lance Predict? You will have to watch our video for that prediction. 
Sign up below, no spam, no sales, just a link to the video. - in the notes, just put "Video",  and if you want a list of homes in Hawaii, you can fill in the rest 
https://www.konahometeam.com/search-hawaii-mls-homes-land-condos 
For past monthly written reports follow this link 
https://www.konahometeam.com/housing-statistics-for-hawaii-island
 
SOME HIGHLIGHTS: Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020! … (0 comments)

west hawaii: 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)

west hawaii: 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)

west hawaii: 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)

west hawaii: 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)

west hawaii: 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)

west hawaii: Kamani Trees Home For Sale. Kailua Kona, HI Priced at $389,000 - 06/16/15 07:01 AM
  $389,000SALE PENDING 76-667 Ahu St
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home 
1,001 sq ft, 0.14 acre lot , MLS# 275168 1/10   10 -- 10
 
        DESCRIPTION One of the largest 2 bedroom 2 bath homes in Kamani Trees. 
Kamani trees subdivision is a secret little hideaway right in the heart of Kona. You have the luxury of sidewalks, underground utilities, weekly trash pick up, an active homeowners association. Pride of ownership shows through out this subdivision. Great shortcut down to Banyans surf break, and there is only one way in/out of this 5 street subdivision.
2 bedrooms with extensions, use your imagination
2 baths
2 car garage
low maintenance … (3 comments)

west hawaii: Pending Sales Surge: Great Sign for the Housing Market, Hawaii Incl. - 04/08/15 04:56 AM
 
The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed that homes going into contract in February increased to their highest level since June 2013.
The Pending Home Sales Index is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.
The Index is now 12.0 percent above February 2014. The index is at its highest level since June 2013, has increased year-over-year for six consecutive … (0 comments)

west hawaii: Being a REALTOR® , You guys get all the deals! - 03/01/15 05:40 AM
As a REALTOR®  I can't tell you how many times I hear that remark at a party, at the beach, at my kid's soccer game, even  waiting in line at the grocery store. 
It gets even worse when I share the deal my wife and I got on our 3 acres in Kaloko. 
Sure, I search all the MLS, I look at expired listings, listings that are taken off the market for one reason or another, but I am going to let you in on my secret, and its not a really a secret, it sets there, right in front of your face … (10 comments)

west hawaii: Where are interest rates headed in 2015? - 03/01/15 04:11 AM
March 1, 2015: Where are interest rates headed, if you look at national reports, they claim up↑
Aloha, Lance Owens (RS), here with LUVA Real Estate, we subscribe to KCM and value their research and time they put into getting us the latest on industry news, hope you enjoy the input below.
Side note: I recently did my blog on the where the housing numbers were for 2015 vs 2014, (Before I read their report) and was amazed at how closely they mirrored each other, almost exactly! 
February 26 2015

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has … (3 comments)

west hawaii: Lance Owens (RS) LUVA Real Estate - 07/27/14 10:55 AM
Aloha,
Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate. 
I have done many listing presentations, and at times it can be difficult to explain, in words how an online presence is and what it means to you.  
So if I am going to talk to you about being online, I need to have you online! 
Research also shows that your mind will process "visuals" 60,000 times faster than a "text".
So I think I will just stop typing and invite you to come on in, take a look at the "visuals" below, they are all snapshots to live links, please … (2 comments)

west hawaii: 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 http://actvra.in/Vw5 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)

west hawaii: 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 www.KonaHomeTeam.com) , 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)

west hawaii: Act 48 Hawaii and Short Sales - its time to get off the fence! - 04/20/12 09:48 AM
All-though Act 48 had its good intentions, like many other government programs, it was ill planned and executed even worse! 
What it did do though:  - was create - The - Absolute - Best time in history -  to Short Sale your home! 
That's right, with the backlog and nightmares it created - the banks are actually PAYING delinquent home owners to Short Sale their home, EVEN if it is a second home, investment property, or whatever - I am actually getting "moving assistance" money and deficiencies waived for 'investors" and let alone "owner occupied" homes. 
Bad news is - the … (1 comments)

west hawaii: Cooperative Short Sales - West Hawaii, I want to help you get into this program. - 02/16/12 03:43 AM
Lance Owens (RS), Aloha Kona Realty INC.   www.KonaHomeTeam.com  
Straight from the mouth of the Investor's
Tips for Selling Your Property in a Short Sale
To help you successfully complete a short sale:
1. Work with a licensed Real Estate Agent
2. Consider choosing an agent with experience in Short Sales
3. Work closely with your agent—keep them informed about any changes to the property
4. With your agent, decide on the list price, taking into consideration the suggested list price
provided by your Bank, that is fair after considering the market in your area and the sale
prices of … (0 comments)

west hawaii: Real Estate Recovery in Kailua Kona, HI :Home sales for July 2011 up 43% - reviewed with Lance Owens - 07/31/11 09:34 AM
Real Estate Recovery in Hawaii 
Lance Owens, Kailua Kona, HI Realtor, gives a run down on the Hawaii Real Estate Market

Although the month is not officially over yet, Home sales do not take place on weekends, so we can safely report these numbers (Note: MLS rules state you can take as long as 5 days to report a sale – so the numbers may go up slightly)
Let’s take a look at the July 2011 sales report, Number of Homes Sold: UP by 43% over the same 31 days last year.
Year To Date (YTD): I prefer … (9 comments)

west hawaii: HomePath® Deal of the Day for Kailua Kona, Hawaii - 04/28/11 09:11 AM
New on the MLS today: HomePath® has a great new program, which I Will post below the Deal of the Day. Todays deal is a 1/1 in Kailua Bay Resort - listed at $86,700 - great deal, walking distance to everything, including the start/finish line of the Ford Ironman Triathalon, Kailua Pier, Shopping, Dining - its a steal ! These units were selling for $225,000 back in the day.
This is not my listing, but I can represent you in writing an offer on this property 
 


 
HomePath® Buyer Incentive
Here are the basic guidlines from fannie mae, … (0 comments)

west hawaii: www.WestHawaiiCondos.com - Update for April 6, 2011 - 04/06/11 09:59 AM
West Hawaii Condos just bringing you an update for Real Estate listings in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. 

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west hawaii: Home on 5 Acres in Captain Cook Hawaii - Papa Bay Subdivision - Pool - Views. - 03/25/11 02:49 PM
KonaHomeTeam, your one stop for all your real estate needs in West Hawaii, Kailua Kona, Keauhou area

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west hawaii: Kanaloa at Kona - Ocean Front Condo in Resort Community - 03/22/11 12:22 PM
Kanaloa at Kona, one of the best private, gated ocean front Condominium complexes on the Big Island of Hawaii, Keauhou Area. 
 

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