Kailua-Kona, HI Real Estate News

By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Not surprisingly Kailua Kona Home sales have increased for 2 years now, December was no let down, with an increase of almost 13% - that's pretty good - considering that Dec 2009 was up 121% - that's not a typo - 121% - over Dec 2008. According to the local newspaper retailers have reported a 15% - 20%  increase in December 2010 sales over 2009 (don't put a lot of weight into that report - this is the same newspaper reporting home sales are in a slump- and they interviewed the only Realtor in Kona - that hadn't sold a home here - period) Anyways - great news Kona Sellers: Be happy, Buyers are here buying Buyers: Unprecedented deals - interest rates that Ive never seen in my lifetime, and pricing that is nearing 2001 levels - or better in some cases - dont know if you seen my blog about a...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Hard to believe - but its true. I went back into the public records and looked at previous sales. Here take a look for yourself 12/30/2010: Sells for $64,900 3/25/2010: Wells Fargo forecloses on it at $210,000 6/28/2006: Sells for $235,000 7/17/1979: Sells for $65,000 3/30/1979: Sells for $54,500 Incredible - the story some of these foreclosures tell. This unit was dated - but it wasnt a mess, concrete building in great shape, close to everything - incredible bargain This is what explains the 2010 sales increase of 84% on Condos in Kona! If your looking for someone that knows the market, really knows the market, someone that closed over 20 transactions on the Big Island in 2010, someone that is a full time Realtor - please give me a call Aloha and Mahalo    
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Were not talking about a 1 month bump, or a little bubble along the way, this is 2010s track record for the year! Just about every single month in 2010,  exceeded the previous year  - looking at December 2010 sales - it was up 61% over Dec. 2009 - which by the way itself, was up 75% from Dec 2008 I think things are looking good for both sides - Sellers:    Buyers are here buying Buyers:    We are still back at an average of 2001 - 2002 pricing - great deals to be had. And interest rates - you don't need me telling you about interest rates - they are incredible right now! For the full report please visit my website and look for the - Market Reports - tab to the left. Here, I will make it easier - just click on the link below http://www.konahometeam.com/bin/web/real_estate/AR153261/DOCUME...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Kailua Kona Real Estate is well into its recovery period! Take a look at the December sales statistics. December 2010 outsold Dec 2009 by an astounding 61% ! And don't think 2009 must have been a bad year, because 2009 outsold 2008 by 75% - ok your probably thinking what I am thinking - well 2008 must have been a bad year - hold on - let me go back and check ................  Ok I am back - 2008 was down, from 2007, by 20% - not really that bad - bottom line is you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see the writing on the wall, 75% increase, 61% increase - were moving, and its a trend, not a bubble For all your condo needs please give me a call 1-808-936-8383 Lance Owens BTW - AIR Temp today 82, water temp 79, sunny, light breeze  
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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No I'm not pulling your leg - I Woke up to a beautiful site this morning, Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii, covered in snow! A lot of people don't realize that Mauna Kea is the Tallest mountain in the world, and it sits right next to the Largest mountain in the world - Mauna Loa. (don't confuse those with the highest - Mt Everest) Needles to say, we have our fair share of snow each year. We typically head up at least once during the snow season, bring the kids, the boogey boards, and slide down the mountain - its a blast. The cool thing its only about an hour drive from the sunny beaches of Waikoloa and Kailua Kona, where you go thaw out and wash all that funny white stuff off of your boogie boards. There has even been a few years that we have loaded up the truck with snow, brough...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Kind of exciting, I am sitting here in a tropical rain storm, under a flash flood watch, and decided to check the Mauna Kea Webcams - its starting to SNOW. A lot of people do not realize how much snow the big island gets - but we get a decent amount. The cool thing about it - its about an hour drive, and we can turn right back around and head to the beach - another reason - Lucky We Live Hawaii - (famous Hawaii phraze) So everytime you get that goofy feeling that you miss a White Christmas, or snow, or cold - just drive up to Mauna Kea and get a reality check - I usually last about an Hour - then I realize why I dont like the cold, Deal of the Day - Ocean Front Townhouse $299,000 Here is a link to the cams http://www.konahometeam.com/bin/web/real_estate?acnt=AR153261&ZKEY=&action=ACTIVA...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Realtor Lance Owens , your Kailua Kona, Condo Specialist, whether it is your retirement home, second home or vacation rental investment - I'm your guy So taking a look at the stats, Hawaii MLS reported Kailua Kona Condo sales were up 21.43% over November of last year - what is really impressive - Year To Date - sales show up 88% . The good news for Buyers is that the price's are still down - the good news for Sellers - there are Buyers out there - BUYING. I remember last year when prices were down, and no one was buying - that was scary! Obviously this is the driving the force and I dont see any huge red flags that it will end anytime soon. Please visit my website below for the entire Big Island Report - just click on the tab to the left - Markert Report - and download the one that inte...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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I like to form my own opinion on what the market is doing, and I have found it to be a far better barometer of what is - REALLY - happening in the market, VS. all the "Official Reports", that are either "Market adjusted" or "Twisted" in some manor to to draw a conclusion that favors the person writing it. So this highly Scientific method of mine, I think tells the true story Of the 17 Condo sales for November - I pulled all the previous sales information on them, and found only 4 had sales around the year 2000-1 . SO -Theres no Market Adjustment, or allowance for View's- Noise - these are the exact units themselves, not something near them, similar to them, it IS THEM.  Here they are! Kona Bali Kai    2010 = $75,000   2001: $110,000 Kona Makai      2010: $87,000      2000: $129,000  Ali...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Kailua Kona, Keauhou, Hawaii, HI Realtor specializing in short sales, Bank Owned Properties, foreclosure's, homes and condos. 75-5919 South ALII DR, #Z1 KAILUA KONA, HI, HI Executive Style Condo - Gated, Pool, Private courtyard, garage 3BR/3BA Condo $379,000 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 1,815 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $680 per month DescriptionAlii Cove a short stroll to all the shops in Kailua Kona, across the street from the street from Honl's Beach. White water views. Great complex with pool & spa area. This unit offers lots of space, privacy & views! Large spacious floor plan with lots of storage, enough room for you and all your guests! Yard area (irrigation system) with lanai off master bedroom, lots of windows...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Lance Owens Kailua Kona expert on short sales, foreclosure, and bank owned property on the Big Island of Hawaii Lance Owens | Aloha Kona Realty Inc | (808) 936-8383 75-5919 ALII DR, #CC1, Kailua Kona, Hi, HI Luxury style Executive Condo with Ocean Views 3BR/3BA Condo offered at $379,000 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 1,815 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $680 per month DESCRIPTION Your Looking directly into the surf at "Honl's Surf" spot on Alii Drive. Great central location on the edge of Kailua Village, less than 1 mile from the Start/Finish line of the "Ford Ironman World Championship" This executive style 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 lanais, Ocean Views, 2 story condo is a STEAL at this price. Complex has an incredible pool, Jac...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Lance Owens, your Kailua Kona short sale and foreclosure expert - more closed short sales then anybody on the Big Island. Terrace at Kona Vistas is a gated community withing Kona Vista Subdivision Lance Owens | Aloha Kona Realty Inc | 808-936-8383 76-6408 PUALANI STREET, Kailua Kona, Hi, HI Bank Approved Pricing!!! - STEAL THIS HOME - Kona Vista's - great location, private gated community, tennis courts, 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $385,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 1,950 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 16,601 sqft HOA/Maint $475 per month DESCRIPTION UPDATED October 1, 2010 WRITTEN BANK APPROVAL at $385,000 - do you know this is almost 50 cents on the dollar - this home sold for $735,000 and now has bank approval at $385,000! Bu...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Most of the World knows that the Ford Ironman World Championship is coming upon us October 9 2010 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, so I thought I would put together a few great buys for our Triathalete's Deal # 1 Alii Cove 3/3 with ocean views Lance Owens | Aloha Kona Realty Inc | (808) 936-8383 75-5919 ALII DR, #CC1, Kailua Kona, Hi, HI Luxury style Executive Condo with Ocean Views 3BR/3BA Condo offered at $399,000 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 1,815 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $680 per month DESCRIPTION Look directly into the surf at "Honl's Surf" spot on Alii Drive. Great central location on the edge of Kailua Village, less than 1 mile from the Start/Finish line of the "Ford Ironman World Championship" This executive style 3 ...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Hawaii MLS report show the the Kailua Kona, Keauhou area, Condominium Sales were up 80% from August 2009 sales. Good news is,  were not following the national trend, which is great news for the local market. The bad news that comes with it though, prices are down from 2009, go ahead and follow the link over to my website to view the entire report Look for the tabs on the left - MLS Market Reports - double click it for full the reports for the last year - or follow the direct link below http://edit.cisdata.net/bin/web/real_estate/AR153261/DOCUMENTS/KAILUA+KONA/1284694591.html    
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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      Features for 76-667 Ahu St #56B Information last updated on 12/12/2014 12:00 AM: Price: $399,000 2 Bedrooms 2 full Bathrooms Single-Family Home   Status: For Sale Parking: Covered, Garage - Attached Floors: Carpet Lot Size: 6,085 sqft View: Mountain Built in 1990   MLS/Source ID: 275168 Zip: 96740 1,001 sqft Fees and Taxes Home Owner Assessments Fee: $45 Public Records for 76-667 Ahu St #56B Official property, sales, and tax information from county (public) records as of 04/2014: Condominium (Residential) 1,001 sqft Parking: Garage Roof: Composition Shingle Foundation: Concrete   2 Bedrooms Lot Size: 6,087 sqft Parking Spaces: 2 4 Rooms Style: Ranch/Rambler   2 Bathrooms Stories: 1 story Exterior Walls: Masonry Basement: No Basement County: Hawaii  
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Kailua Kona Hawaii Bank Owned, short sales, foreclosure and REO specialist Lance Owens | Aloha Kona Realty Inc | (808) 936-8383 75-6009 Alii Dr, #I1, Kailua Kona, Hi, HI 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $267,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 906 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $417 per month DESCRIPTION Ocean Views from your private garden Lanai, very nice 3 bedroom 2 bath condo, great central location on Alii Drive, * Ocean Views * Ground floor unit * Large - Private Lanai * Large Tile floors in main living areas * Carpet in Bedrooms * Custom Paint * swimming pool * Jacuzzi * Work out room see additional photos below COMMUNITY FEATURES - Covered parking - Guest parking - Clubhouse - Swimming pool(s) - Sauna/Spa - Gated p...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Alii Lani Q202, Kailua Kona Foreclosure, short sale, REO, bank owned property Lance Owens | Aloha Kona Realty Inc | lance@konahometeam.com | 808-936-8383 75-6081 ALII DR, #Q202, Kailua Kona, Hi, HI Go with the Team that knows how to get short sales closed - KonaHomeTeam - 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $141,000 Year Built 1996 Sq Footage 723 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Uncovered spaces Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $370 per month DESCRIPTION Short Sales that get closed - 16 year to date Dont be afraid of a short sale when dealing with a team that knows how to get the job done. Building sits tucked away in the back, south corner of the complex, has a great grassy area out front. Owner started cleaning this unit up, painting, removed the old carpet, and ran out of...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Just recieved a call from a client, Hey Lance - whats my Kailua Village unit 610 worth these days. Now you would have to know that  I had this in escrow for him at $250,000 3 years ago, (fell out - so he pulled it) so I need to be a little delicate with my answer, and he is up there in the years, so that adds a Little more concern to what i'm about to tell him, I mean there is no one around to help him up off the ground when I give him this news - but hey - it is what it is - As were talking and I am pulling up listings, I figure here is my break, I will get him to sit down at his computer to look at the comps with me - That way I dont have to be concerned about his falling down. Lets see, ground floor just sold at $74,000 - Nothing - didn't here a thump on the other end, just kind chec...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Absolute deal of the day - we are talking about 2001 Pricing, on a Home in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. I am not the listing agent on this property - but would love to represent a buyer on the purchase of this home this home is 20 years old, the interior of this home needs remodeling, but the bones of the home are in great shape. It has ocean views, sidewalks, underground utilities, centrally located - sits about 1,400 feet off the ocean. I cant begin to express what a deal this place is! Subtype: Detached   Land Tenure: Fee Simple   Subdivision: Kamani Tree   District: North Kona   Ownership: CPR   Zoning: RS-7.5   Record Sys.: Regular   Disclosure Form: No   Land Area: 5,310 sqft   Flood Zone: X   Incr/Block #:   Lot:   Roads: Private   Easement:   Oceanfront Parcel: No   Parking:   Year Buil...
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By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
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Specializing in Kailua Kona Foreclosures, short sales, and bank owned properties , I wanted to let you know about one of the nicest bank owned property's out there. But first I need to interview you before I tell you about it. 1: you need to like motorcycles - our whole family rides dirtbikes. 2: you need to enjoy camping at secluded beaches 3: you need to have a 9 year old child - to play with my son. 4: you need to want to live in an area where the kids play out on the streets - until the streetlights come on at night , a place where they can ride there bikes to school and not have to worry about locking them up, in fact I have lived in my home for 9 years now and I have NEVER owned a key to the doors! 5: You have to like being within 1,400 feet of Banyan's Surf spot, and the Pacific ...
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