Detached or attached home in Hawaii? That is the real estate question.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with (831) 626-4000 CA #01772851 HI #RB-21268

Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, many buyers who do not plan to live in their home full time, usually end up buying a condominium where the Home Owners Association takes care of all property on the outside. 

Not only that, but many developments have a Management Company that will rent out the condominium which helps the homeowner to recoup some of the expenses.

Choosing in which condominium development to purchase a unit is a very individual choice. Live in or near a town such as Kailua-Kona where you can walk to restaurants, shops and the beach. The pace is quite hectic here and many buyers like that activity.

Others like the relative quiet and isolation of a condominium in one of the beautiful oceanfront developments that line the Kohala Coast a little further north. Here, the pace is much more relaxed and vacation-like. Since many of these owners use their unit sporadically during the year and are treating the unit as a getaway, this sounds like the ideal solution in wanting to invest in a condominium.


There are many buyers who purchase a second or third home in Hawaii, planning to spend a large amount of time on their property. Mostly, these buyers are looking for privacy. They like the idea of being surrounded by a tropical gardens, the use of their private swimming pool, and everything else that goes with a luxury property.

These buyers will arrange for gardeners, pool and housekeeping services to keep the home in good condition throughout the year. It is worth it to them to have the home ready anytime they are in the mood or position to spend time in their home on the Big Island of Hawaii.

What is most important for these home owners are the amenities provided by the development in which the home is situated. For example, at the home for sale at the Mauna Kea Resort (see information below), owners have use of the beautiful beach and access to the championship golf course as well as resort amenities at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel located in this luxury golf and beach community.

If you are looking for a condominium or a home on the Big Island of Hawaii, please call me and I will help you find the home that will fit your lifestyle. 

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


Let me be your independent real estate broker for oceanfront and oceanview property in California and Hawaii.  If you are a seller/owner, I will travel to your property to help get it ready for sale, then list and market it. If you are a buyer and we have a Buyers Representation Agreement in place, I will preview property on your behalf anywhere in California and Hawaii.  Please call me to discuss how I can help you.

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Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

I wish I had a second or third home on Hawai'i

Jan 21, 2014 08:50 AM #1
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Brad: You can do it, I know you can! But if not, there are some beautiful places to stay for a few nights. 

Jan 21, 2014 08:57 AM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Hella. If ever I interact with anyone that will want a second home in Hawaii, I will immediately refer them to you, so that they can live their dream.

Jan 21, 2014 06:28 PM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

If you are looking for a condominium or a home on the Big Island of Hawaii, call Hella Mitschke Rothwell, (808) 226-1095,  to find the home that will fit your lifestyle.

Jan 22, 2014 01:32 AM #4
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Joe: I totally appreciate your vote of confidance.

Rebecca: It is important to take their lifestyle into consideration when buying a home in Hawaii. Areas and developments are so varied here on the Big Island that it must be taken into consideration, not just the home or unit itself.

Jan 22, 2014 05:36 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I hope all is going well for you with the Hawaii Brokerage. I would have a hard time keeping it straight in my head but I have complete confidence that you will be very successful in both markets.

Jan 24, 2014 11:38 AM #6
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Debbie: They are totally separate and work independently from each other. 

Jan 24, 2014 09:45 PM #7
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