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Voting is still open: will this architecturally distinctive home on an oceanfront parcel in North Kohala, Hawai'i win WSJ House of the Week? The word "ohana" means extended family in Hawai'ian, and an "ohana" is a cottage or wing of a house that on the mainland would probably be referred to as a...
It is rare that I would blog about Wai'ula'ula condos for sale twice in one week, but for the third time in three years we are suddenly seeing a feeding frenzy of activity at this Mauna Kea Resort complex. To recap, on Monday I reported trying to show a Wai'ula'ula new REO (bank-owned after forec...
Cinco de Mayo -Hawaiian Style???  Does that sound like a plate of mahi mahi tacos to you?  You might be surprised to know that in the diverse mix of ethnicities and nationalities that is modern Hawai'i, Mexico plays a role, especially here on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The first link between what...
I've been saying for some time that the best buys at Kolea are in the oceanfront single family homes, several of which are listed at less than the cost of construction, and not much more than what the previous owner paid for the land!  If you missed the widely publicized Kolea auction, don't desp...
  In my previous reports this year on Halii Kai condos for sale, the market has been completely dominated by short sale, foreclosure and developer sales.   There is currently one REO (foreclosure) - Halii Kai 4B - still in escrow with at least two more in the pipeline. There are currently five sh...
A new condo REO (foreclosure) at Wai'ula'ula at Mauna Kea Resort came on the market last Friday at $869,900. That is exactly the same price the last foreclosure in the luxury complex sold for in February.  Perhaps it therefore should not be surprising that when I tried to show it yesterday I was ...
As predicted in my January post, the REO (foreclosure) at the Wai'ula'ula condos at the Mauna Kea Resort went quickly into escrow...and the other unit I mentioned as the top pick, A202, is also under contract.  New to the market since then is N201, tied for the lowest priced Wai'ula'ula villa cur...
May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i.  For all of you who thought that a lei greeting is only something that happens to tourists at the airport, hotel or hotel luau, here is a list of events at which you might expect to give or receive a lei once you buy your home in Hawai'i: House blessing (one of my f...
Yesterday's West Hawaii Today had a notice of foreclosure sale for a Halii Kai condo at Waikoloa Beach Resort. The ActiveRain blog post that has brought me more prospective buyers than any other was the announcement of the listing of Halii Kai 16C as a foreclosure--and this notice is for the mirr...
This year we have Earth Day falling the same week as Easter, which has made for a busy time in our little rural community of Kohala on the Big Island.  A newer tradition is to celebrate Earth Day with the Trash Bash in downtown Hawi.  Usually it includes both a Saturday night Art Show (where all ...

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