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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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Dagan Bernstein playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th!    Leave a comment


Dagan Bernstein is playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th! 

An expressive singing voice and rhythmic acoustic guitar playing are at the core of Big Island musician Dagan Bernstein’s “inspired folk music”. With the green hills of Waimea as his muse, Dagan writes songs that invite the listener to be moved, to think, and to be awakened to the world around them. 

The title track from his new EP “Change Something” (2016) was named the Big Island Music Awards Country/Folk Single of the year upon its release.

Date: 10/6/2017 (Friday) 

Time: 6:00 PM

Address: Big Island Brewhaus, Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI 96743

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Hawaiian

Band Members: Dagan Bernstein

Hometown: Kamuela, HI

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

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Out of the Darkness Big Island Walk in Waimea on October 7th   Leave a comment


Out of the Darkness Big Island Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Date: 10/7/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Waimea Elementary Field, 67-1225 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI

Time: 8:00am

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive. …

Contact Info: For more details, call 808-339-1794.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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

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