Kailua-Kona, HI Real Estate News

By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
And yes, they are correct (don’t ask me why I sound surprised)...  Our market is on FIRE !  Hi, Lance Owens (RS) here with LUVA Real Estate, Kailua Kona, HI. Let's talk about Hawaii Real Estate (Kailua Kona), with someone who knows, lives, breaths, and is a part of those numbers. And when we do, we will use Hawaii Information Service - Market Reports (not some mainland "super cruncher - Zillow - did I just say that?) (Trulia - I didnt just say that too?) Ok, enough poking fun.  Last month, April 2013 was a few sales short of 2012, (-8.7%) but don't let that fool you . 2012 we had a little over 300 homes actively for sale in Kailua Kona, as of right now; we have a grand total of 188 active listings, almost a 50% decrease in active listings. 2013 had 42 home sales, 2012 saw 46 home sales,...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Finding Great Deals in Kona's Rising Real Estate Market-Rich Bosselmann R(S) Koa Realty Inc.  Well priced homes in Kona are selling in just days, wth multiple offers. Real estate professionals are having a hard time finding properties for their clients because of the recent trend of low inventory and cash buyers looking for homes. This can't sound good to the current buyer interested in Kona real estate. But don't dispair!  You can get a great deal on Kona real estate right now.This is how you get a great deal on Kona real estate today in two steps.A. Pre-quals are powerless against cash: Many of todays buyers in the Kona real estate market have cash. Don't worry, you can compete with these guys, just fine. If you are going to need financing, you need to be pre-approved. A prequalificat...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
That is, as long as its not on fire or something terrible.  Hi, Lance Owens here with LUVA Real Estate, I woke up this morning, grabbed my newspaper, and and right there on the  front page, my new listing!  I had to take a moment to read it, make sure everything was ok - and it was. The paper actually had a decent article about Kona Real Estate - Take a look, its an incredible listing, and for the most part, a good article.  West Hawaii Today: Hot, Hot, Hot        Description Ok, I am going to say it - LOCATION, Location, location. I just don’t know how it can get any better, I'olani subdivision, 800ft elevation, 5 minutes from just about everything in Kailua-Kona.
Unique custom built home (2005), designed with a multi-generation family in mind.
You have 2 master suites, one at ea...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Amazing new development now for sale on the Kona Coast. Similar to Kukio, or Hualalai, but close to town, close to airport, you know what they say: LOCATION, Loacation, location!  Please give me a call for personal representaion for your purchase, and rest assured it does not stop at the sale, we have, arguably the highest end Luxury Vacation Rental division in Hawaii, with world wide connections. We would love to manage your 8 million dollar home while you are away.  Call Lance Owens (RS) LUVA Real Estate  808-936-8383  See developer notes below:          The Private Club The Kohanaiki Club is an exclusive private club offering its members and their families a unique opportunity to enjoy a diverse array of exceptional recreational facilities and amenities located throughout the communi...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Just released for sale, please see a description from the developer below. Please give us a call for personal representation in your transaction here.  Lance Owens (RS) 808-936-8383  Developer notes below:    Private Residence Club The Hale Club is a non-equity private residence club offering its members the use of luxurious Shay Zak-designed residences located within the Kohanaiki community. While in residence, Hale Club members will enjoy membership in the Kohanaiki Club allowing them use of all amenities, including a Rees Jones-designed 18-hole golf course and practice facilities, exclusive beach club, restaurant and bar, pools, tennis courts and clubhouse, which includes dining, spa, fitness and swim facilities. Membership in the Hale Club is by invitation only.  
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
I wonder how many people know what it is? It's NOT the snow we have on top of Mauna Kea during the winter, it's NOT the white sand beaches? Do you give up? Here is a hint (photo)  Any idea yet?  OK - Hint 2 - what is Kona famous for? And if you don't get this one, well I just don't know what to do with you.    World Famous Kona Coffee, this is the time of the year, that the coffee trees start blooming, you see these beautiful little white flowers all over the trees this time if year, and you guessed it, each one will become a "cherry". After the cherry is bright red it will be ready to pick, sent to the roasters, and before you know it - your drinking it. Actually there are quite few more steps along the way, but that can be an entire new blog, for now I just wanted to share the beauty ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Kailua Kona Luxury Homes for sale  For Sale75-343 Melelina Wy North Kona, HI 96740 Single Family Home ,3 Beds , 3 Baths , 2907 sq. ft. , MLS# 260172 Tools & Resources: Request More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 7/9     Description Bank Approved Price (Cooperative Short Sale) Meilani View Estates - Perched on the slopes of Hualalai, located 3 minutes from town. This luxury home was designed to take full advantage of the elevation and views, both inside and out. The main living area has pocket sliders that disappear into the walls, enhancing the incredible ocean view beyond. Just to drop a few names in the Kitchen WolfSubZero BoschGroheKitchen AidAn Outdoor kitchen that most of us only dream of - let the ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Hawaii Luxury Homes for sale, Kailua Kona, HI - Presented by LUVA llc Real Estate. Call Lance Owens (RS) for more details.  SOLD !    Luxury Home, built under the Monkey Pod Trees – make's you feel like your almost living in the trees. Not only do you have many recent upgrades in the master bath and kitchen – but you have a built in pool with its own Pool House (Ohana) This is pre listing presentation – wish me luck on the listing        
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Living the Hawaii Life Style on Alii Drive - Ocean front cottage for sale by LUVA LLC    Island of Hawaii, District of North Kona 1 Bed, 1.00 Bath Residential Detached Fee Simple Property Located in Kahaluu Beach Lots click here to display other 9 photos       PROPERTY DETAILS Price: $949,000 Ownership: Full Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Full,0 Half,0 Qtr,0 ¾ Living Area: 864 Land Area: 6,569 sqft Listing Date: 7/30/2012 Built: 1963 Tax Year: 2011 Remarks Honeymoon cottage feel. Absolute ocean front. Steps away from the Big Islands best snorkeling beach, Kahaluu State Park.   Private Remarks Cottage is in Prince Properties rental program. Can be shown only when vacant.   UTILITIES / FEATURES Appliances: Disposal, Dishwasher, Gas Grill, Microwave, Refrigerator, Range/Oven, Parking: None, Floor Cover:...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Living large in Hawaii, Gated Communties, Ocean Views, Living the Hawaii Life Style !   Back to Featured Listings Listing 1 out of 1 $500,00075-6167 Nakukui Dr KAILUA KONA, HI 96740 Residential , MLS# ? Sold Date: Apr 21, 2010 Sold Price: $435,000 Notes:   1/3     Description Kahakai Estates 3/2 with Ocean Views Short Sale - Buyers agent Features List Date: 05/04/2009 Type: Lot Size: Garage: Maintenance Fees: Unit #: Year Built: Lanai: View: Heating/Cooling: Floor/Covering: Landscaping: School District: Apliances :
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Living the Hawaii Life, gated communities for sale, under contract, and Sold  Back to Closed Listings Previous ListingListing 32 out of 78Next Listing $797,00073-4617 KUKUKI ST Kailua Kona, HI 96740 Residential ,4 Beds , 3 Baths , 2534 sq. ft. Sold Date: Apr 6, 2010 Sold Price: $750,000 Notes:   1/19     Description Built for Entertaining - 900sqft Tiki Bar 1 acre , 2,500sqft Home, 4 bed, 3 bath, 800sqft of Lanai, 900sqft of Tiki Bar with Dance Floor This beautiful home was built with entertaining in mind. Comment after comment, from the open house was pretty much the same every time - this house has such a warm feeling to it - you just feel the "Aloha" as you first enter the doors. That's not hard to do, when you take a look at the African Mahogany wood floors, gas grills in the kitche...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Luxury Home Listings in Kailua Kona, Hawaii  Back to Featured Listings Previous ListingListing 2 out of 4Next Listing $759,900Sale Pending75-343 Melelina Wy North Kona, HI 96740 Single Family Home ,3 Beds , 3 Baths , 2907 sq. ft. , MLS# 260172 Tools & Resources: Request More InfoSchedule a ShowingMap to PropertyPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 1/9     Description Bank Approved Price (Cooperative Short Sale) Meilani View Estates - Perched on the slopes of Hualalai, located 3 minutes from town. This luxury home was designed to take full advantage of the elevation and views, both inside and out. The main living area has pocket sliders that disappear into the walls, enhancing the incredible ocean view beyond. Just to drop a few names in the Kitch...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kona Hawaii - Ultra Luxury Home Auction in Hualalai Resort - No Reserve!I was recently invited to preview a spectacular home in the exclusive Hualalai Resort that is being sold at auction on March 18th 2013, with no minimum bid. Driving through the gates of this 1.3 acre estate surrounded on three sides by Hualalai's award winning Ke'olu Golf Course, It quickly becomes apparent that this is an exceptional home among exceptional homes. With just over 10,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths , multiple ponds, an infinity edged pool/spa and built with natural stone and exotic tropical hardwoods, it is a treat for the senses. Pocket doors facing the ocean in almost every room slide out of sight filling the home with warm tropical ocean breezes. This home is the ultimate example of Hawaii...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
I know there are lots of "Infinity and Beyond" quotes out there , but I always think of Buzz Light Year at Disneyland - and anything with "Disneyland" in it - is a good memory.  Now being offered - Turn Key Furnished - Just come live the Hawaii Lifestyle - but bring a toothbrush.  Offered at $1,497,000.         
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Luxury Homes in Hawaii with Pre Approved Pricing, We specialize in Bank of America cooperative short sales, and many leads every week on new homes - here is a peak at a new one coming out this week. Dont forget to sign up for our foreclosure hotsheet.  Sneak PreviewKailua Kona, HI 96740 Residential ,3 Beds , 3 Baths , 2900 sq. ft. , 20.0000 acres Tools & Resources: Request More InfoSchedule a ShowingPrintable VersionMortgage CalculatorsGet Pre-Approved for a LoanTell a Friend 1/3     Description Sneak Preview - call for details 808-936-8383
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Ultimate Ocean View Vacation Rental Condo in Kailua-Kona, HawaiiLooking for a nice ocean view 1 bedroom vacation condo in Kona?  This beautiful and spacious townhome end unitcondo is located in the Keauhou Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, just a short stroll to Keauhou Bay, a hub of ocean activities on the Kona Coast. Offering tropical ocean views, wonderful privacy and upscale furnishings, unit #113 of the Keauhou Resort is the perfect place to stay for those that want all of the modern conveniences in a lush tropical, sunny setting. Outfitted with conveniences that you will not find in 99% of the vacation rental condominiums in Kona or anywhere else, to make your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, including; Harmon Kardon stereo system with wall mounted Bose speakers and ...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Keauhou Resort Large 1 Bedroom, Ocean View Luxury Condo - Kona's Best! This beautiful, recently remodeled townhome vacation condominium in the lush Keauhou Resort is the perfect place to enjoy your vacation on the Big Islands spectacular Kona Coast.  Enjoy ocean views and tropical scenery from both of the private lanais, one off of the master bedroom and the other adjacent to the living/dining room upstairs. The retro 70's Hawaiiana architecture with soaring open beam ceilings and a 2 story atrium with lava rock garden will put you in a relaxed state of mind. Surrounded by the Kona Country Clubs Ocean Golf Course, 5 acres of lush tropical botanical gardens and the singing of tropical birds, you will not want to leave this Hawaiian oasis. Take a dip in the spectacular and relaxing swimmi...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
I always considered being a REALTOR, especially in Hawaii, a pretty safe bet, and you would think, the day after Christmas, everybody is all fat and happy, in a good mood, and that your day would just roll off, not like any other day, but actually BETTER than most days. I know I was all Happy, the family and I, all had a wonderful Christmas, it was a warm, sunny,  81 degrees outside, I am standing a few inches taller with my new Christmas shirt I am wearing...... You know the feeling.  Well, someone forgot to tell that mean old dog, what day it was. I do a lot of work for Bank of America in their Coop Short Sale Department, so when I approach a homeowner in trouble, I have some very good options for them, in some cases, up to $30,000 in moving assistance - just to cooperate in a short s...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Buying a Luxury Home in the Keauhou Resort Area of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Many of the luxury homes sold in Kona are used as second homes and sit empty for much of the year. I was visiting a friend in the upscale, gated Keauhou Estates recently and was surprised to see about 90% of the homes empty with the lights out. I suppose if you aren't able to use your home for much of the year, it's a good idea to buy in a neighborhood like Keauhou Estates that has gates and a 24 hour security guard.Some of the homes in the Keauhou Estates are used as Luxury vacation rentals when the owners are not using them and they are in high demand. Nightly rates for Keauhou Estates vacation homes range from the mid $400 range to over $1,000 for a fully furnished home with private swimming pool and ocean views.J...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Buying a Vacation Condominium in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Lately, I have been getting a lot of inquiries about purchasing vacation condominiums here in Kona, Hawaii so I thought I'd put together some helpful information about the subject and post it here on my Kona Connection blog. Owning a vacation condo in Kona can be a very good investment and a special place to enjoy paradise with family and friends.  Ideally, it is both, but not always. There are beautiful condos for sale in Kona that are perfectly located, with ocean views, well maintained grounds and tropical furnishings that may not make the best investment property. When looking for a condominium to purchase in Kona, it is important to measure the individual condos potential against your objectives for buying.Here is an example: If ...
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