Waikoloa, HI Real Estate News

By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
About a year ago I got into blogging.  I decided to start a blog on one of my sites (hawaiiblog.hawaiivacationstop.com) and I used godaddys blogging tool to do that.  About a month later I was told that Wordpress is probably the best blogging tool to use.  I then started one up using wordpress (www.waikoloavacationrentals.com/big-island-info).  I put more content on the wordpress one and have since added entries.  After starting the wordpress one I did not do anything with the godaddy one.  Here is my questions:  On all searches, the godaddy blog shows up higher than the wordpress one.  Is there something wrong I am doing with the wordpress blog?  Is godaddy better to use?Thanks! 
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By John Petrella
(Local Hawaii Real Estate)
The number of Land sales in our S Kohala Real Estate district are down since thier peak in September of 2005. S Kohala is one of 9 Real Estate districts on the Big Island of Hawaii.  (Click here to view a map that shows the location of S Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii).  We have been in what I call a sideways trending market since April of 2006.  S Kohala has had 3 Land Sales so far in December.Below is a chart that shows the number of Land Sales in the S Kohala District on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The data are over the last 5 years, starting with November 2003 and ending in November 2008.  More sales data and info can be found at LocalHawaiiRealEstate.com  (Data Source:  Big Island MLS) Stop by, visit and talk story at our office on the Big Island of Hawaii! John Petrella, REALTO...
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By Johnny McElree
(Live Your Dreams!)
    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and offer a few observations with regard to the current real estate market in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.   First and foremost, unless you are compelled by circumstances beyond your control to put your property on the market, now is not the time to sell. Selling now will be choosing to participate in a buyer's market.  Inventory is high, and it is increasingly difficult to differentiate one property over another. Buyers demand both the most desirable units available within any complex and at the same time also demand to purchase the property at a discount to competing units. Price expectations also are a major hurdle; it is difficult to create a sense of urgency to purchase property in a market where many prospective buyers pe...
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
The Mauna Lani Terrace was one of the first vacation rental complexes on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Nestles on the beautiful waters of Mauna Lani Bay and ancient fish ponds, the Mauna Lani Terrace gives you the feel of peace and ancient Hawaii. The Mauna Lani Terrace was built very well in the early 1980s.  Each condo was built with its own uniqueness in mind.  Some condos are very private and offer garden or pond views and others are very open and offer amazing ocean views.  Regarless of which condo you choose, you are a short walk from the beach and are sure to enjoy your stay at the Mauna Lani Resort.  Mauna Lani Terrace F201 is noted as the best two bedroom condo at Mauna Lani Terrace and one of the three nicest in the whole complex.  Within the last two years th...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
I have been wondering for months if YouTube is a good marketing tool.  I know if people came across your video it would be a good marketing tool, but most of the time you tube videos are on the second page of google for my desired search terms.  My three questions are:1)  Can you link from YouTube to your site and does it help for SEO?2)  Is there a way to optimize your YouTube page to come up higher on Google?3)  I have a vacation rental web site and would it be beneficial to implement videos into the site somehow? Just adding a new one, would it be better to take my videos and attempt to implement them into my site or would it be better to have them on youtube?
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
I live in Hawaii so I had a hard time finding a better place to get married than where I currently live.  I am from Texas so us traveling to Texas for a wedding there did not make much sense since you would not want to take twenty people from Hawaii to Texas just for a wedding.  We ended up deciding on a resort in Mexico called Dreams Tulum.  Has anyone been? I have heard it is great for weddings. We will then go on a honeymoon to El Dorado Royale, which is supposed to be the best down there, but since it was not kid friendly we did not choose that one for the wedding.  Have you been there? Anyway, aside from all the "busy stuff" of getting married, I have found a wonderful woman and am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with her.
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
Halii Kai is one of the only oceanfront communites on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Halii Kai features four buildings with amazing ocean frontage and a couple other more with ocean views.  Once you go past that you will not find many more with views.  If you choose to stay at Halii Kai, I would recommend staying in buildings 12-15.  All guests at Halii Kai get to enjoy the amazing Halii Kai Ocean Club.  The Halii Kai Ocean Club features a multi-layer infinity pool with som very comfortable chairs for lounging.  You will also find an open air fitness cabana along with a restaurant and bar.  Last, but not least, enjoy a spectacular ocean view and whale sightings in the winter.   Halii Kai 12B is one of the premier villas at Halii Kai.  This villa has ben professionally decorated and offers ...
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
Kolea is one of the only beachfront condo complexes in Hawaii.  Kolea offers ultimate luxury with great views and great finishings.  Kolea is known for its Kolea Beach Club.  The Kolea Beach Club features an infinity pool overlooking A'Bay, lava rock jacuzzi, open air fitness hale, and a children's pool.Just off of the Beach Club is A'Bay.  A'Bay offers a nice white sand beach with calm waters.  A'Bay has over a mile of white sand and crystal clear waters.  Within these waters you will find amazing sea life.  Do not miss out on the opportunity to enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the world.   Each Kolea villa is beautifully appointed and very spacious.  Within every Kolea villa you will find the same beautiful finishings.  Each villa has African mohogany cabinetry, granite counters, ...
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Trisha Gablehouse | www.vrbo.com/191341 | imablessing@gmail.com | 360-632-8389 VISTA WAIKOLOA D-301, Waikoloa Beach Resort, HI VISTA Waikoloa - TOP Floor, End Unit with Magnificent VIEWS. From $125 a night for 30 days YEAR ROUND Special Rate. BOOK your Reservation. Furnished 2BR/2BA Vacation Condo $125/night Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,246 Parking 1 dedicated DESCRIPTION Luxury gated condo. Minutes from everything. Walk to Beach, Shopping, and Starbucks. Beautiful views and accommodations. Aloha and blessings.... Trisha Gablehouse (360) 632-8389 Email me direct: imablessing@gmail.com Website: www.vistawaikoload-301.com see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Air conditioning Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Family room Living room Dining room Dis...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
Just curious as to people favorite night of television and their favorite shows?  For me, Tuesday night has become one of the best nights of television ever.  I love the show House (even though it is not as good as it used to be).  The new show Fringe is really interesting and it is my fiances second favorite show ever (Lost is first).  Tonight will be the Cleaner finale, which should be good.  I will also be watching the Mentalist for the first time.  I heard that one is really cool.  It is funny that I have this list because I am not a tv junkie, but Tuesday nights have become really good.  Used to all I watched within a week were House and Lost. What are your favorite shows?
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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))
We have 2 being reported as a possible short sale's - A103, and B105 , and 11 more active listing . One of the Short sales (B105) is in escrow at this time - but is accepting back ups. Here are the MLS listings for these units. There have been 7 - Sales - in here this year. Ranging from $433,000 (distress sale) to $625,000 - email me for the list itself CLICK ON THE MLS NUMBERS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH UNIT  Search criteria: TMK Project Vista Waikoloa. MLS Status Active OR Contingent  MLS DATA   MLS # Tp St DOM    Taxkey Tnr Price L...
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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))
Updated 11/1/2011   Vista Waikoloa Condominium Complex, has a surprising amount of Foreclosures and Short Sales. In fact,  the Association Of Apartment Owners (AOAO) has foreclosed on 7 units alone, now operating 6 of them as rental units. (according to public records - AOAO owned units - A103, A204, B105, B106, D103, E203) F201 was also recently owned by the AOAO, but foreclosed upon by the Bank, and resold to a private party. In fact if you look at the public records, Hawaii MLS reports,  that out of the last 9 sales - 4 were distressed properties, either a short sale, pre foreclosure, or foreclosure - thats nearly 50% of all sales - worse yet,  if you add the 7 - AOAO foreclosures, on top of the "distressed property" sales - you have a 2 to 1 ratio - over non distressed sales.   On a...
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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))
Updated 8/4/2008 SOLD $433,000. cash 8/4/2008 GOOD NEWS - I HAVE ONE MORE COMING ON LINE SOON - Unit B105 - email me for more information         Great Deal in Vista Waikoloa Unit A102 - just fell out of Escrow 7/12/2008 - you can pick this up for a song. MLS price is $469,999 - call for a cash price! This is a Short Sale - meaning the client owes the bank about $525,000, and we have already negotiated the reduced price and this unit is ready to close - normal short sales take 2-3 months minimum - dont let this scare you away - THIS PRICE IS ALREADY NEGOCIATED WITH THE BANK - we can close on this next week! This is better than buying a Foreclosure - you get the price of a foreclosure without the risks. You also get title insureance and a clear title!!! Follow this link below for more de...
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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))
OK, so Active rain has really helped with my prospecting, so much, I was to busy to take off the 3 day weekend we just had, what - with everybody else off - they all decided to come to Hawaii that weekend. I ended up juggling 4 different clients. Its all good though - I ended up with 2 escrows getting opened, and the other 2 clients are still very good prospects. So what should I always do - always remember to slow down, take the time, to spend with those that matter most. My wife decided to take matters into her own hands, so next thing I know - we are at the Hilton Waikoloa Village - for are 3 day weekend! just one week late! ( I know - we live here - and vacation here?) Best thing we ever did - the place was Vacant - I almost felt guilty making the workers stay - it was like a ghost ...
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