Kailua-Kona, HI Real Estate News

By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Beaches Video Tour - White Sands Beach A couple hours at White Sands Beach is always a good time. White Sands is located right in town so it's easy to drop in and go for a swim or body surf a few waves.  This is Kona's community beach, it's not big but there's always room for everyone.   White Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is always an entertaining place to sit and people watch. If you want a quiet, secluded beach to relax on, Kona has plenty to choose from. If you are looking for a vibrant, fun beach to play, where you can meet people from Kona and all over the world, White Sands is the place. This beach is also known as Magic Sands because when a big Winter swell hits the Kona Coast, most of the sand gets pulled off shore and deposited on a sand bar. When the conditio...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update October 2011 The Hawaii Island real estate market statistics are in and the numbers continue to show signs of stability. The first indication I would like to point out is the trend of increasing home sales.  October of 2010  saw 113 homes sold on the Island of Hawaii. In October of 2011, 127 homes sold island wide, an increase of 12.39%. This is a continuation of the trend that shows 8.5% more homes sold on the Island year to date in comparison to 2010.  Another trend in Hawaii Island real estate sales is the slowing decline in single family home prices. Year to date home prices are down 5.95% Island wide and 8.86% in North Kona. October of 2011 saw single family home prices increase 6.33% versus October 2010 adding to a similar increase seen last m...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Buying Bargain Kona Hawaii Vacation HomesHome prices in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, like many other places have seen substantial decreases since the market peak in late 2007. Recent market data in Kailua-Kona, HI has shown prices remaining flat but the number of homes and condominiums sold, increasing. Rather than going into the old "there's never been a better time to buy" pitch, I am going to point to a real estate market niche that is performing extremely well through these difficult times.  I am referring to the vacation home rental market in Kailua-Kona , Hawaii.  Vacation home rentals have become very popular across the country. Web sites like VRBO.com, and Homeaway.com which provide an advertising platform for vacation home rental owners, have exploded in popularity in recent years. As v...
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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))
Updates for Halloween - 10.31.2011  www.KonaHomeTeam.com    Featured Listings click to view Multi Unit Duplex on Alii Drive 76-6175 ALII DRKAILUA KONA, HI $1,590,000 16 Bed16 Bath 8,000 sq ft Kanaloa at Kona Condos for sale # 2601 78-261 MANUKAI STKAILUA KONA, HI $749,000 2 Bed2 Bath 1486 sq ft Hualalai Colony - Very Clean - GREAT PRICE 75-5608 HIENALOLI-KAHULUI RDKailua Kona, HI $618,000 3 Bed2 Bath 1,862 sq ft Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, 4202 78-6800 ALII DRKailua Kona, HI $579,000 2 Bed2 Bath 1170 sq ft Preview - Kona Coffee Farm, 5 acres plus home 82-1090 KILOACaptain Cook, HI $475,000 3 Bed3 Bath 2,100 sq ft Pool, Ocean Views, 5 Acres - Private 88-1651 Moana DrCaptain Cook, HI $399,000. 3 Bed2 Bath 1,612 sq ft
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Beaches Of Kona Video Tour - Kua Bay Kua Bay is one of my favorite Kona Beaches. Located in the Kehaka  Kai State Park, in a spectacular setting, Kua Bay is about 10 miles North of Kailua-Kona off of Hwy 11 between mile markers 88 and 89 and surrounded by lava fields. The powdery white sand is soft on the feet and the water is warm, clear and perfect for a refreshing swim.  Weekends can be a little crowded but during the week you can almost have the place all to yourself.  Bring your mask and fins to snorkel around the reef and rocks at both ends of the bay, where there are tropical fish and sea turtles.   Kua Bay is a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle, you won't see any hotels or condos out here. Just make sure that you bring an umbrella and sunscreen because...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
It's fall in Kona and the town was bustling with triathletes and visitors here for the 2011 Ironman World Triathlon Championships October 8th. Chrissie Wellington was the female champion with an inspiring effort. She crashed her bike training in Kona just four days prior to the race and suffered torn pectoralis muscles, road rash and severe bruising. The womens most dominating triathlete suffered, trying to overcome the pain during the 2.1 mile swim and 100 mile bike ride, starting the 26.2 mile run 21 minutes behind the leaders. "I had to dig to the deepest depths that i've ever known" said Wellington after her victory by just over 2 minutes. "I couldn't have given any more". Three time champion and legend Craig Alexander won the mens race with a new course record. "In fairness to the...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Real Estate Market Update Sept 2011 The Kona and South Kohala real estate market is seeing some signs of stability in the most recent statistics. North Kona, which consists primarily of Kailua-Kona saw residential home sales decrease slightly from 34 to 32 home sales when comparing September 2011 with September of 2010. This is a 5.88% decrease in number of homes sold. The median price however, increased 9.11% from $342,500 to $373,694 in Sept 2011.  North Kona saw 20 condos sold in September 2011, 3 fewer than Sept. 2010, a 13.04% decrease.  The median price increased from $190,400 to 208,250 or 9.38%. Very similar to the increase in North Kona home sales. Year to date North Kona has recorded 314 home sales, 27 more than YTD 2010, a 29.37% increase. Year to date 249 condos ...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Neighborhood - Pualani EstatesThe Pualani Estates subdivision in Kailua-Kona is one of the newest neighborhoods in the area. Built by developer D.R. Horton in phases going up the hillside above the Kuakini Highway; these homes are considered modestly priced for the area.The Pualani Estates offers 8 floor plans from 1,141 to 2,500 square feet with lot sizes ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. The neighborhood features a park with baseball diamond, soccer field and play stations for the kids.  This family friendly neighborhood has sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities. Many of the homes have beautiful ocean views.These attractive homes are built in the plantation style with hardiplank cement siding and hipped roofs. Interiors feature cathedral ceilings, ceram...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Video Tour - IolaniThe Iolani subdivision in Kailua-Kona is known for its upscale homes and panoramic ocean and Kailua Bay Views. Kailua-Kona developer Maryl, built out a portion of the neighborhood with single family homes called The Courtyards at Iolani in the early to mid 2000's. These popular single level, luxury homes have courtyards with pergolas at the entrances, tile roofs, open floorplans, cathedral ceilings and pocket doors opening to covered lanais on 1/2 acre lots. The Iolani subdivision has a substantial number of custom homes and some vacant lots that are yet to be developed. This scenic neighborhood has underground utilities to maximize the expansive vistas. Iolani is located at an average elevation of about 750 feet above sea level and directly a...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Adventure Video Tour - Kailua Bay Join me, Rich Bosselmann for a Kailua-Kona video tour of Kailua Bay, Hawaii on my stand up paddle board. You will see beautiful vistas of Mount Hualalai which stands 8,271 feet above the scenic town of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, clear tropical water with reef fish , an ancient Hawaiian temple and even a good place to have a cup of Kona coffee. If your planning to visit Kailua-Kona in the future, consider staying at a luxury vacation home with private swimming pool, right in town and close to beaches, or stay by beautiful Keauhou Bay in a tropical home with pool.  If you fall in love with Kailua-Kona like I did, and want to stay, contact Rich Bosselmann at (808) 345-5085, "Your Kona real estate connection" for information about Kailua-Kona real est...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Video Tour - Na Hale O KeauhouThe Na Hale O Keauhou is a gated, upscale, low density townhome development located in the Keauhou Resort area of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 84 townhomes, each with an attached garage, were completed in 2006.  The floorplan sizes range from 1,450 to just over 1,800 square feet with 2 or three bedrooms. Each unit has two private lanais and most have ocean views. The Na Hale O Keauhou interiors feature vaulted ceilings, granite counters, glass showers, soaking tubs, walk in closets and many quality finishes. The development has a beautiful pool,spa, kiddie pool and exercise room. The landscaping is resort quality and incorporates the lava flow that existed pre-development, giving the grounds an appealing contrast. Located a short walk t...
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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))
Here is our weekly update for Kona Home Team, Kailua Kona Hawaii Real Estate sales, specializing in traditional sales, short sales, and bank owned foreclosures.    Featured Listings click to view Multi Unit Duplex on Alii Drive 76-6175 ALII DRKAILUA KONA, HI $1,490,000 16 Bed16 Bath 8,000 sq ft 4/4, over 3000sqft livable, on 26,000sqft lot 76-831 Kueni PlaceKAILUA KONA, HI $843,500 4 Bed4 (3 full - 1 3/4 ) Bath 3000+ sq ft Kanaloa at Kona Condos for sale # 2601 78-261 MANUKAI STKAILUA KONA, HI $749,000 2 Bed2 Bath 1486 sq ft Hualalai Colony - Very Clean - GREAT PRICE 75-5608 HIENALOLI-KAHULUI RDKailua Kona, HI $618,000 3 Bed2 Bath 1,862 sq ft Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, 4202 78-6800 ALII DRKailua Kona, HI $579,000 2 Bed2 Bath 1170 sq ft Preview - Kona Coffee Farm, 5 acres plus h...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Tour - Alii Heights and Alii Heights MaukaThe Alii Heights and Alii Heights Mauka are two of Kailua-Kona's newest subdivisions. Built adjacent to each other by Towne LLC on a picturesque hillside overlooking the Kona Coast, the Alii Heights and Alii Heights Mauka are among Kailua-Kona's most popular neighborhoods. Home sizes range from around 1,600 to over 2,200 square feet and feature vaulted ceilings, stucco exteriors, covered lanais and guys,......3 car garages! Lot sizes are a spacious 1/3rd to 1/2 acre with a few exceptions being larger. Many of Alii Heights and Alii Heights Mauka home sites have spectacular ocean views and most have resort quality landscaping. The Alii Heights and Alii Heights Mauka neighborhood was built with streetlights and underground ...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Tour (Current Listings)- Kahakai Estates The Kahakai Estates gated subdivision in Kailua-Kona is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods on the Big Island. This master planned, award winning community was developed by Stanford Carr LLC in a spectacular hillside setting over looking the Kona Coast. Driving through the gates you are greeted by 180 degree ocean views, tree lined streets with art deco street lamps and meandering sidewalks.  This truly is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Kailua-Kona.The upper area of the Kahakai Estates has 1 acre lots with custom built homes, many with amazing panoramic ocean views.  The lower portion of the subdivision consists of developer built homes with four different floorplans from 1500 to 2200 square feet and 1/2 acre min...
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
Stunning Kona Hawaii Timeshare --FULL MONTH! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $30,000 Condominium Main Features 1 Bedroom1 Bathroom65 Units Location 75-5841 Alii DriveF1AKailua-Kona, HI 96740USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Thom Abbott, GRI, CHME Thomas Ramon Realty(770) 713-1505Thom@MyMidtownMojo.comhttp://MyMidtownMojo.com Listed by: Thomas Ramon Realty Our recent listings Mayfair Awesome with Double BalconiesBrookside Commons. Inviting Craftsman-style Townhomes in NorcrossCornerstone Village EXTRA Large 1 Bedroom FOR RENTStunning Kona Hawaii Timeshare --FULL MONTH!One Of A Kind Tri Level Loft in Historic Castleberry Hill Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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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))
Indymac Federal Bank, OneWest Bank, series on the life a short sale Realtor - Lance Owens OK, you guys know how many short sales I do, and how lucky I was - (kidding) - to be in the middle of one, when the Feds came in and took over Indymac, and if you remember my blogs from the mid 2009, and the nightmare it was dealing with them. You would think that after 2 and half years, you would be "called" on your business practices - but it seems not.  2 months now - faxing, re faxing, re re faxing, documents, the same old story - we don't have them, were missing pages, we cant read it - COME ON GUYS - REALLY?   So I finally make enough noise to get someone assigned to the file, and they have the ....... to tell me I am missing all these documents, no problem, I email them all the documents alo...
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By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
                                                 Kailua-Kona Neighborhood Tour - Keauhou View EstatesThe Keauhou View Estates Subdivision in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii was built from 1999 to 2002. The developer, Towne Development, offered four floor plans from 1,100 to just over 1,500 square feet. Lot sizes range from about 7,000 to 9,000 square feet. There are sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities including sewer which is not very common in Kailua-Kona due to the rocky ground. The lack of telephone poles and wires gives this well designed Kona neighborhood a neat look.All of the homes in the Keauhou View Estates have cathedral ceilings and two car garages, many enjoy ocean views. One of the best features of this neighborhood is the location, only a couple blocks to Magic Sands Bea...
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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'm not new at this, 36 short sale transactions closed, 11 in escrow right now, 6 more listed, including this one? The sister home to this - 2 lots away, is listed at $709,000 - all comps suggest I can get this closed at the $599,000 - so why is this one sitting here?            Hualalai Colony - Private Gated ComunityOcean Views, great elevation overlooking Kailua Kona Bay $599,0003 Bed 2 Bath 2,002 Sq Ft       click image to zoom in   75-5608 HIENALOLI-KAHULUI RD   Type Single Family Home   Lot Size 0.39 Acre(s)   Status Active   Interior Features Cable TV avail., Carpet   Exterior Features Private water supply, Public water supply, Septic sewer system, Waterview, Fee Simple   Subdivision Hualalai Colony   County Hawaii   Additional Information This home was designed by renowned arc...
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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, and KonaHomeTeam present 76-831 Kueni Place - a spectacular new listing. Priced at $843,500. Open House on Thursday went extremely well, approximately 45 agents came through, and not one, NOT 1 - bad remark. Most comments were - WOW - I never expected all this from the street view, what a great listing, this one shouldn't last long - the long stares as agents scanned their memory banks for that buyer. This wasn't an easy listing either - owner has an inactive real estate license, we all know how that goes - actually in fairness, he is a well respected real estate developer, but I went in with my guns drawn - ready for the battle, he and I sat down,, and examined about 20 comps, from sold, to contingent, to active - amazingly enough, he came down $200k from his last 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))
Kailua Kona home sales are staying true, Up 10% from 2010 (number of homes sold) , which, by the way was up 40% over 2009 sales number. Just in case your were wondering - like I was, 2009 - you got it - up 66% over 2008. so needless to say we are well on our way to recovery. Regardless of what the papers, the news reporters, the politicians tell you - 3 years of increasing sales - KONA YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY! Do yourself a favor, cruise over to my website below, take a look at the raw data - MLS sales reports - in black and white numbers - there is no "market adjustments" - "no opinions" just FACTS - I know you don't get to do this very often in this world anymore - but FORM YOUR OWN OPINION - forget about what "They" tell you - Do you think you can remember how to form your ow...
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