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Just Listed ~ Na Hale O Keauhou Condo   Leave a comment


2 beds🔸2.5 baths🔸1404 sqft 🔸$549,000

Na Hale O Keauhou 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Condo with 1 car garage in Keauhou-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii! Being sold turnkey furnished and impeccably maintained! Condo location is a short walk to the pool. Amenities include a pool, children’s pool, spa and a fitness room. There is a pavilion with kitchen and gas grill for entertaining your family and guests. Na Hale O Keauhou is a gated community located in close proximity to Keauhou Shopping Center where shopping, dining, Saturday Local Farmer’s Market, movies and more awaits! 





Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com
#hawaiirealestate #keauhou #kona #condo #justlisted #homeforsale 

: Local + Community ~ Waikoloa Beach & Kings’ Golf Course   Leave a comment

           Waikoloa Beach & Kings’ Golf Course

🔸The Beach Course

Opened in 1981, the Robert Trent Jones II-designed Beach Course is Big Island Golf at its finest. A classic resort-style layout, it won’t beat you up with length, better players will appreciate the strategic shot values required, and everyone will thrill at its beauty. But what makes the Beach Course one of the most popular on Hawaii Island is the amazing views, particularly as players reach No. 7 tee box. The Pacific Ocean is straight before you, while lava fields border the fairway on the left and right. A good tee ball should find the wide fairway, but beware, the wind can blow harder here by the shoreline than elsewhere on the course, so aim wisely.

Beach Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort

🔸Kings’ Course
Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf reaches a crescendo at the Kings’ Course, which delivers a memorable round from the first tee to the 18th green. It is a “player’s course” in the sense that low-handicappers can tee it up from 7,000-plus yards and have all the length and strategy they can handle; while mid- and high-handicap players can select a tee that will provide the same excitement and challenge, but at a length that suites their game. Designers Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish crafted a Scottish links-style layout at the Kings’ Course.

Kings’ Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort 

Hawaii Island golf doesn’t get any better than this!


#waikoloa #waikoloabeachresort #golf #hawaii #bigisland #karenbail

Photo + Article courtsey of: waikoloabeachgolf.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

The Islands at Mauna Lani    Leave a comment


The Islands at Mauna Lani’s elegantly tropical design let’s the Hawaiian sunshine light fill this spaces townhouse. It is situated so that it opens to a vast lawn with shady trees brightened by colorful flowers and plants. This condo is well-maintained yet the very attractive price gives you the option to personalize it to your taste. 


Convenient to the pool and all the amenities of Mauna Lani; beaches, golf courses, restaurants, shops and island fun! Owners at Mauna Lani enjoy the private beach club as well as discounts for many of the resort services and activities.Take advantage of this fantastic chance to enjoy life at Mauna Lani! 


🔸$632,500

🔸MLS 298200 

🔸2BDRM/2.5BATH

🔸2153 Sq. Ft.


#Islandsatmaunalani #maunalani #kohalacoast #karenbail #luxuryrealestate #hawaiirealestate #resort 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

12th Annual Living + Design Show in Kona ~ February 25-26, 2017   Leave a comment

12th Annual Living + Design Show 

February 25-26, 2017

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Convention Center Kailua-Kona, HI


Formerly known as the Building and Design Expo, the newly revamped exhibition will showcase latest goods, door-buster deals and endless options for a better home. Don’t miss this two-day event!

Make sure to check out these exhibitors at the Home Show:

All Natural Stone Fabrication

All Out Carpet Care

American Electric

APN Alarm

Cardinale Cabinet Coatings

Coastal Windows

C-Thru Window Tinting

Concrete Technology of Hawaii

Cutco Cutlery

Dickinson General Contracting

Floor Coverings Hawaii

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union

Hawaii Energy Connection, LLC

Hawaii Gas

Hawaii Steel Alliance

Hawaiian Glassworks 

Hawaiian Solar & Plumbing, Inc.

Honsador Building Products

Island Cooling LLC

Island Plastering & Drywall, LLC

Kaloko Shutter & Blinds

Kona Shoji Design

Mason Termite & Pest Control

P.A. Harris Electric LLC

Pacific Boats & Yachts, LLC

Pacific Waste, Inc.

ProVision Solar, Inc.

Real Time Pain Relief

Renewable Energy Services, Inc.

Royal Pools of Hawaii

Service Rentals & Supplies

S&K Marketing Group

Sonshine Cabinets & Granite

Sunrun, Inc.

Wisteria Lane and more!

Photo + Article courtsey of: Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

 

Happy Aloha Friday!   Leave a comment

Wishing you an #alohafriday filled with sun, sand and good vibes!


 🌴🌺🐠🌈🏖☀️ 

#friday #aloha #hawaii #karenbail 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

: Local + Community ~ The Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort    Leave a comment


: LOCAL + COMMUNITY ~ Shores at Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Shores are located near the prestigious Hilton Waikoloa Village at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island! This contemporary condo community features 1 and 2 bdrm condos and 2- bdrm golf villas with 2 or 2.5 baths. This lovely community sits adjacent to the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course clubhouse and Tropics Ale House! 


There is a variety of excellent garden, mountain and fairway views within this luxurious, gated complex in a resort retreat setting with a large pool, Jacuzzi spa, on-site tennis courts, barbecue area and full pool-side kitchen for perfect for a great family vacation getaway or for group entertaining! 

Beautiful grounds at the Waikoloa Shores


#kohalacoast #karenbail #waikoloa #abay #waikoloabeachresort #shores #realestate

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Building Without a Permit can be very expensive   Leave a comment

Lots of people want to avoid the hassle of the permitting process, thinking it will save them time and money.  Every day we Realtors see the costly aftermath of this when the banks won’t loan on homes with unpermitted additions or lacking final permits….My Grandmother had a saying “Penney wise, pound foolish”  You might save a few dollars in the beginning, but if you ever want to sell your home, after the fact permitting can cost you a lot!  My friend Alan Van Zee at Hawaii Mortgage said I could share his article about the implications of building without a permit in today’s lending climate, thanks again Alan for these very wise words!

Building Without a Permit

The percentage of single family homes for sale that have unpermitted improvements is staggering.  As lending regulations have tightened over the past 8 years, sellers and homeowners are learning the harsh reality of not playing by the rules.

 

It really makes no sense to do work without a permit.  While permits may take some time getting through the building department, the cost for one is relatively low.  I’ll just be bold and say – If you proceed with building anything without a required permit, you are dumb.

 

Sorry to be harsh, but what time and money you may save going the “cheap and dirty” route, will not only cause problems for you in any future financing, but you may never really reap the reward of added value.

 

Appraisers have a tough job when valuing a home with unpermitted improvements.  No matter how nice, an enclosed lanai or transformed garage can never be counted in the calculations of living space square footage.  That could change your 3 bedroom 2 bath home into a 2-1.  The value placed on living space is significantly higher than non-living space.  If someone is trying to buy your listed home for sale, the appraisal may not support the sales price.  SO unless the buyer is putting a substantial amount down, it could cause the transaction to collapse.

 

While this phenomenon of unpermitted improvements occurs on every island, what’s up with Maui and Hawaii Island?  The incidence of unpermitted improvements is almost like a contagion.  Recently I had a client wishing to buy a beautiful ranch property on Maui for $1,300,000.  The owner/seller constructed a 1,700 square-foot shed/barn/garage on the property without a permit.  Why?  The permit was not that expensive.  They obviously had a contractor build it, as it was not some piece of junk.  Now the seller has to go and obtain an after-the-fact building permit.  Not only does it slow down the transaction process, it could derail it if the county comes back and doesn’t approve what was built.  If you are selling something valued at almost 1½ million dollars, are you nuts to think you can build an illegal structure larger than many people’s home, and it won’t cause any problems?  Maybe the thought of selling was not on their radar when they built it.  But selling or not, here’s a fact – rarely does a property stay in one’s family without the need for financing.

 

I get the idea that you may work in the trade and have friends that can help on the side, but get a permit.  Maybe you don’t want to get a permit because certain specialty areas need a licensed contractor to perform that work?  For the specialty areas like electrical and plumbing, get a licensed contractor to do the work.  If I were buying a home and found that someone other than a licensed contractor did the electrical or plumbing, it would not sit well with me.  After all, what could happen?  The place flood or go up in flames?

 

The bottom line is that lending and unpermitted improvements don’t mix.  If you want to see your “investment” reap the greatest reward from the time, money, and effort you put into a renovation or expansion, do it right, and get it permitted.”

for-blogReprinted courtesy of Alan Van Zee, Hawaii Mortgage Company, Phone: 808.988.6622