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Waikoloa Market Update ~ October 2017   Leave a comment

Aloha and happy Monday to you! The Waikoloa market is going strong with slightly more than 3% appreciation in the last 3-months, click here for: Full Market Report, over the previous three (click here for: homes sold in that period).

The previous three included several bank owned homes to lower the average price. Inventory is still limited. There are more buyers than inventory. Buyers today are less likely to invest sweat equity, preferring a home in good condition, ready to move in and priced at market. Homes within these parameters will sell in days to buyers waiting for the right home at the right price. Not a bubble market where everything sells at any price. You can see this reflected in the full report that shows homes overpriced or in poor condition still languishing on the market. Saw some new homes finished well that did not seem grossly overpriced finally sell when the price was lowered to the market value. There are a lot of buyers who are patient and exercising good judgement. Banks continue to expand their loan programs to be more accessible to a wider range of buyers while adhering to conservative lending practices. No funny money if you can breathe loans!

Rental market remains very tight and monthly rental rates continue to rise. Average rent in Waikoloa now hovers between $2,000-$2,500 per month. Unemployment is very low with a strong construction and high visitor counts. There is a labor shortage in many sectors and lack of rentals discourages new labor sources.

There are developers starting to move on purchasing shovel ready projects or dusting off their plans to get ready to start building more homes. The Vista Waikoloa project is an appealing project of around 30 or so homes starting around $600,000. It is another Town home project with good design and finishes.

Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach Resort is a very attractively priced community for resort homes. It is a green development offering photovoltaic power, propane farm piping gas to the homes (rare to have this set up on the Big Island) and eco-friendly construction. No great views but beaches within walking and biking distance is a big draw as are the Greenways throughout the neighborhood. The soon to be built community center is pretty WOW. They are moving forward with construction steadily and expect to start delivering completed homes soon. Demand is very solid for this project.

Please feel free to call anytime to discuss Waikoloa further. Always good to hear from you!

Aloha and a hui hou~
Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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The Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s Farm Fest Open House: “From Farm to Table”   Leave a comment

Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be hosting their annual Farm Fest Open House on Saturday, September 30 from 10a.m.-2p.m. 


At this year’s annual celebration honoring Kona’s heritage, the theme is “Farm Farm to Table” and promises a day filled with family-fun activities that revolve around all the amazing sustainable foods that are made here in Kona, whether it’s baked items, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef Sam Choy, hands-on historical “foodie” activities or traditional treats. 

There will also be local music; “Hands on History” activities where you can practice the art of lauhala weaving, Japanese calligraphy, gardening and pan roasting coffee, among others—keiki & grownups are encouraged to join in and learn a new craft; Kona coffee tastings; an historical photo exhibit and tours of the historic 1920’s coffee mill and farmhouse.

Date: 9/30/2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Address: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Cost/Cover: free
Web Page: http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/

Contact Info: 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

Monthly Mini Concert Series – Hoku Pa’a Trio at Queens’ Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Resort    Leave a comment

Monthly Mini Concert Series – Hoku Pa’a Trio at Queens’ Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Resort!


FREE EVENT – Come for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Coronation Pavilion at Queens Marketplace. 

When: Saturday, September 16

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://queensmarketplace.net

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

2017 Festival of Birds in Kona   Leave a comment


Hawai’i Island Festival Of Birds will be held on September 15-17, 2017. Celebrate Hawai’i’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. 

The festival includes 4 days of unique birding experiences. Tours, workshops with noted artists, a gala dinner and silent auction with live entertainment, a film festival, speakers, vendors, keiki activities, and much more.


2017 Festival Of Birds

Date: 9/15/2017 – 9/17/2017

Address: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona

Hours: Friday 6am, Saturday 8:30 am, Sunday 6am

Cost/Cover: $10 general admission. Ages 15 and under are FREE with a paying adult!

Web Page: http://birdfesthawaii.org

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

HawaiiCon 2017 at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel + Bungalows    Leave a comment


The most unique experiences in fandom happen at HawaiiCon. Go on an adventure tour with your favorite celebrity or join them at their table during a pool side lu’au by the beach. 


Passes to convention required to participate in all add-ons including tours, workshops, and photo-ops.


HawaiiCon 2017

Date: 9/14/2017 – 9/17/2017

Address: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Hours: Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 7:00 AM – Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 11:00 PM HST

Cost/Cover: Starting at $10.00

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

Contact Info: DaveMinkus@hawaiicon.com


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

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Kupuna Hula Festival September 13-14, 2017   Leave a comment


Join Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa for the Kupuna Hula Festival where Hawaii Island’s most experienced and talented kupuna or elder hula dancers perform live. King Kalakaua revived hula dancing, calling it “The language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

The festival features a halau (hula school) competition, the festival was created to perpetuate the art of hula and offer an opportunity to perform and compete. As part of the 30 days of Aloha celebration, the Hawaii Island Festival is proud to extend its warm Aloha the whole month of October in a celebration of the history, culture, food, dance and sports throughout Hawaii island.

The theme of this year’s festival is “The famous sands of Kahelelani (Ni’ihau) to the fragrant scent of Kamawaelualani (Kaua’i).” Each halau will pick a song for the islands of Ni’ihau or Kaua’i that names a place on either of the islands or something unique to those islands ex. Pupu O Ni’ihau, Mokihana, Maile lauli’i, etc.


Kupuna Hula Festival

Date: 9/13/2017 – 9/14/2017

Address: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai Street Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: Doors Open: 5:00 p.m. Craft Fair: 8:00 a.m.

Cost/Cover: Tickets are just $15 per night.

Web Page: http://www.akamaievents.com/festivals/35th-annual-hawai-i-ku

Contact Info: Contact our office at 808.323.4340 or kelly.hudik@hawaiicounty.gov

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

Bocce Ball Tournament this Sunday in Waimea!   Leave a comment

Bocce Ball Tournament this Sunday in Waimea!


The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is hosting a Beer, Bites, and Bocce Ball Tournament & Fundraiser. Create a team or just come to attend some friendly competition in this double elimination style lawn game that is fun and easy to play for all ages. Ticket prices include access to the event, drink tickets, food and entertainment. There will also be kid’s activities, educational booths, a silent auction, and fine art for sale. All proceeds will benefit the forest restoration efforts of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative. 
Bocce Ball Tournament

September 10, 2017

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Anna Ranch 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd. Waimea, HI 96743

Go to waikoloadryforest.org for tickets and info. Contact Jen@waikoloadryforest.org for questions

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