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 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival   Leave a comment


9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival is Saturday August 19, 2017! 

Royal Kona Resort celebrates the legendary Mai Tai cocktail at the 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. Watch as over 20 of the world’s top bartenders converge on the Big Island of Hawaii to mix it up in a battle for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize.


Festival Highlights Include:

🔅Mai Tai Marketplace: Shop for crafts and island treats from local artisans and merchants from 11am-4pm

🔅Battle of the BBQ: Taste and vote for Hawaii’s best barbecue from 11am-2pm

🔅Pool Party: Listen to live music from local Hawaiian artists by the pool from 2:30pm-4pm

🔅Mai Tai Mix-off: From 4:30pm – 7:30pm watch bartenders from around the world vie for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and cash prizes. First place winner receives $10,000, second place winner receives $5,000, and third place winner receives $2,500.

Date: 8/19/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://www.donsmaitaifest.com/

Contact Info: Contact Royal Kona Resort at (808) 329-3111.

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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Touch a Truck for Keiki!    Leave a comment


Keiki of all ages are invited to Touch a Truck at Kona Commons on August 12 from 10 am to 12 noon! Explore big trucks and meet the people who operate them! Trucks include emergency vehicles, construction trucks, tow trucks and more!

Touch a Truck offers kids a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the professionals who use the trucks. Meet the people who build, protect and serve on the Big Island.

Bring the family to Touch a Truck and enjoy free keiki activities, a waterslide and prize giveaways. Event presented by Kuleana Education.

Touch a Truck

Date: 8/12/2017 (Saturday)

Address: 74-5450 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: 10:00 am – 12 noon

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://konacommons.com

Contact Info: Nancy Sakamoto – 808-896-5308

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Community Lecture Series: June’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture   Leave a comment

June’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture 

June’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture Sponsored by an Anonymous Friend of KHS

On Wednesday, June 28 KHS’ Museum Curator Mina Elison and KHS’ Asst. Program Director Gavin Miculka will share stories and photos from “The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Mamalahoa Highway”, an exhibit at KHS’ H.N. Greenwell Store Museum that tells the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry. With the introduction of coffee to Kona in 1828, the development of Kona’s world-famous coffee industry experienced its highs and lows. Voices of hard working coffee farmers and community leaders can be heard through personal accounts, historic photographs and artifacts featured in this exhibit, all of which tell the compelling story of the early days of Kona coffee.
This is the June portion of a community lecture series held at the West Hawai`i Civic Center every last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm, that spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai’i, this lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike.

Date: 6/28/2017 (Wednesday)

Address: West Hawai`i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: 5:30p.m.-7p.m

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/june 
Contact Info: For more details, call 808-323-3222

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

24th Annual Aloha Keiki Run – Kailua-Kona   Leave a comment

24th Annual Aloha Keiki Run in Kailua-Kona coming up!


Join the fun in the Land of Aloha for the 24th annual Kona Marathon & Family Runs. A morning of fun for the whole family!

Aloha Keiki Run – Kailua-Kona
Saturday, June 17, 2017 

8 AM

Kona Commons
74-5450 Makala Blvd 

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 


🔹Live Entertainment
🔹Goodie Bags for all participants

🔹Finisher Medal

🔹Big Wave Water Slide

🔹Games, Photo Booth and much, much more!

🔹Including Ronald MacDonald cheering on the runners

Early Registration: $15
Race Ray Registration: $15

Avoid the lines on Race Day!

Pre Race Day – Late Registration and Packet Pick Up

Friday, June 16, 2017 at Kona Commons from 3-6 pm

Race Check-in and Late Registration
Saturday June 17, 2017 from 6:30am to 7:30am at Kona Commons.

Ages 1-4: 100 yard dash
Ages 5-7: 200 yard dash

Ages 7-8: 1/4 mile

Ages 9-10: 1/2 mile

Ages 11-15: 1 mile

More info: 

Website: http://konamarathon.com/event-information/aloha-keiki-run/

Telephone: Contact Kona Marathon at 808-967-8240.


Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

11TH Annual Free Avocado Festival   Leave a comment


Join us for a day of celebration for the Hawaiian Avocado! The 11th Annual Free Avocado Festival takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

This year’s event will take place at a new venue, Hale Halewai in downtown Kona. 

Agricultural presentations, Avocado grafting, Sampling, Avocado Varieties, Food Preparation, Music, Hula, Arts, Crafts, and much more! Fun for the entire family! 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hale Halawai , Ali’i Drive, Downtown Kailua-Kona, HI 

10 am – 5 pm

Website: http://www.avocadofestival.org/

Contact Info: Sanctuary of Mana Ke’a Gardens http://www.hawaiisanctuary.org For more details contact Randyl @ 808 936-5233

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org + http://www.avocadodestival.org

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

 

Puako for Buyers   Leave a comment

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Aloha.  It is starting off to be another beautiful week in Hawaii with the return of the cool stirrings of the Tradewinds.   Clear skies, fresh air…..Hawaii!

The time has never been better to be a buyer for Puako property.  While much of the Island’s most desirable areas have limited inventory, there has never been more properties for sale in Puako in my entire career (selling here since 1989).   By clicking on this market report covering sales over the last 3-months (wait…what sales?!?) you can see that there are 17 homes* and lots for sale with three properties in escrow

The last quarter of 2015 and early first quarter of 2016 saw fourteen properties come to market.  All but four are still on the market. Two of the three in escrow were listed then, all priced at the lower end of the price range.  (Two of the three are our Elite Pacific Properties listings) Two sold although one that sold was actually on the market nearly two years priced 17% higher, then given a “rest” from Multiple Listing Service, a refreshing practice to make it appear as a new listing. Understand the buyer had looked at it earlier and made the offer soon after the price was reduced. The best Puako value, Puako #80, was listed only a few weeks ago and in escrow within days because of its location, charm and excellent pricing.  Word on the streets is it was purchased by one of its regular vacation rental guests.  The other oceanfront home in escrow has been in escrow for months but is another example of a well-priced, well located property considered to be a good value given its extra-large, deep set lot with a classic beach house.   The lot next door to this home, another great value is still for sale, click here to see.  Although there have not been any sales over the last 3-months, there was total of 8-sales between August of 2015 and March of this year.  You can see what sold by clicking here for that report.

At least three of the oceanfront properties on the market have been trying to sell for literally years.  We can suspect that this is mostly due to their prices.  I have shown them to several clients who felt their perception of value was not equal to the sellers perception of value.   Limited inventory in the past gave sellers the luxury of pricing to meet their needs.  Add to that that sellers are not always educated as to how the differences between homes affects their values. Puako is a community without CC&Rs which is very attractive to most of those who call Puako home.  This leads to a mixed basket of homes; from rustic beach cottages to grand oceanfront estates.  It is difficult to determine values since we really have to compare mangoes to bananas.  Harder still for a seller to price to sell if he doesn’t understand how these differences affect their value in the marketplace of today.  That is the job we agents have to do!  But right now, my job is to educate you so you make the right choice as a buyer.  Having all these choices now at this time of year makes it an awesome time for us to find your perfect Puako home.  Or if not Puako, we will find you one somewhere else on this beautiful Island!

Give me a call or shoot me an email and let’s jump on this opportunity now.

 

*Puako Kai is 2-CPR homes on one lot listed separately (2X) and together (1X).  It has been on the market 18-months, listed with three different Brokerages. Now at 20% off the original list price of $2,350,000.