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Waikoloa Village Homes Market Update   Leave a comment

It’s officially summer….time for the mid-year Waikoloa Village Market Report. Inventory is low at 31 homes currently for sale ranging in price from $310,000 to a high of $847,750 with most homes listed in the mid-$400,000s. There are 30-homes in escrow, waiting for their sale to close at this moment. Wow! There have been 48-homes sold so far in 2014. Short sales and foreclosures still appear and sell quickly if priced right, but they are no longer a major part of the market. The limited inventory may nudge prices up in Waikoloa for the near future. The lack of vacant land to build on here also puts upward pressure on the prices. Click here to see Year to Date market report.

The first quarter of 2014 saw 21 sales at an average price of $434,257. Homes were selling within 97% of their listed price in an average of 94 Days on Market (DOM). This compares well to the first quarter of 2013 where the average price was $335,369 of a total of 16 sales. That is a year to year, first quarter price increase of 29% and a 31% increase in the number of sales.

There were 27 homes that sold in the second quarter of 2014 at the average price of $472,348. Sellers realized, on the average, about 97% of their asking price in an average of 91 days on market. There was large volume increase of 28% over the number of homes sold in the first quarter of this year. This same quarter in 2013 saw more sales, 31, but at a 21 % lower average price of $390,569. The 2014 second quarter price is also higher than the third quarter 2013 average of $368,539, but, lower than the 2013 fourth quarter average price of $496,999. This average may be higher because only 22 homes sold in the last quarter of 2013, one which was over a $1,000,000.

There are a lot of buyers looking to call Waikoloa home. If interest rates remain low and the world stays calm, we expect to see prices continue to move into the upward direction.

As always, please feel free to call or email to discuss. Be happy, stay well and a hui hou

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Waikoloa Village Golf Course

Kohala Ranch, North Kohala, Big Island of Hawaii   Leave a comment

Kohala Ranch after the rainsThe Big Island’s Kohala Ranch is a gated equestrian community of over 3500 acres conveniently located between the Kohala Mountain Road and Akoni Pule highway along coast.  It begins at approximately 100 feet above sea level, within range of the whale songs, to cool up country ranch lands 3000 feet above the Sea.  Four legged pedestrian; horses, wild pigs and cows  have the right a way on the roads thru these  range lands. Kohala Ranch residents

Those who chose to call Kohala ranch home today live among the different climates of the distinct neighborhoods of Kohala Ranch.  The Heathers is at the balmy elevation of about 100 feet above the sea to 1,000 feet.  The Meadows lies between 1600 and 2100 feet above sea level and then the Summit from approximately 1600 feet to over 3,000 feet above sea level.  Micro-climates from ocean tropical arid to cool, misty uplands are found here.   Located in the ahupua’a ( historic land division) of Waika, between the Kawaihae and Kahua districts of Kohala, this area is as rich in history as it is in beauty.  Cherished then as now for the vista across Kahuwai-o-pili of an amazing panorama from the mountains to the sea.  Today the beauty of this place continues to awe both the lucky to live here and the lucky to visit .Kohala Ranch vistaKohala Ranch over view

Early Hawaiians established productive fields amidst the sandalwood forest of Waika. It is believed that sweet potatoes were grown along Kahuwai-o-pili, erroneously labeled on many maps as Keanahalulu.  Today one can still see the walls and terraces of these old fields in the pastures of Waika and Kahua.  Even the Hei’au walls,  where agricultural and cultural practices were taught, still stand scattered thru the pastures.

The sweet potato fields and Sandalwood of Waika and Kahua impressed the next wave of settlers with their abundance and stewardship.  The Sandalwood forest were harvested and sold as one of the early commodities of post-contact Hawaii.  Subsequent introduction of cattle by ocean voyaging Europeans seeking to establish stores of provisions ended the farms and sandalwood.  Cattle ranching practices were introduced and taught to the early Paniolo in nearby Kahua, where walls of the first corrals, pens and a homestead still stand as relics of those first Paniolo. Kohala Ranch was once part of these pastures. Almost 40 years ago, circumstances and conditions changed for the ranchers.  They sold these pastures to be developed into the  Kohala Ranch we know today

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Note old corral walls in background

It’s the Season…   Leave a comment

Hohoho Aloha.    Holidays in Hawaii are lit by the same dreams as those of other places.  All the children get excited about Santa Claus and bring out socks this one time of year because there is no way slippers can hold all the Santa booty.   Businesses slow down as both the employees and the employers take off to share the joys of Island life with family and friends.  The feeling of aloha is even stronger this time of year.

The Big Island holiday season is the time when very special properties come on the market.  The best resort and oceanfront properties are released to the market this time of year.

IMG_3124Mauna Kea Resort Home For Sale

Mauna Kea Resort adds two very cool properties to its limited inventory of homes and land for sale.   These properties are really one; a stately home on one parcel and the adjacent empty lot.  It’s a very interesting opportunity for the right person.

Entry (1)Forty Nine Black Sand Beach also has this new listing of a great oceanfront lot.  The owners club at 49-Black Sand Beach is quietly and tropically elegant set steps away from the black sands of Honu’apae Bay.  There is also the possibility that I can sell you a great house at Pau’oa BeachMauna Lani Resort Beach Club…..have a shy seller who would like to sell quietly at the moment.  We may go on the active market in early 2013.

Kona Bay Estates Real Estate for Sale in Kailua-Kona, HawaiiOceanfront Kailua-Kona has some new, high quality merry season offerings. Kona Bay Estates Oceanfront home for sale There is a very attractive oceanfront home and  a great lot for sale only a short walk away from Keiki Beach at Kona Bay Estates.   A home that more than one oceanfront buyer asked about at Ali’i Point is finally on the market. Home at Alii Point There is also a new lot listing a few lots north. Down at the end of Keauhou past all the condos, along a dusty beach road is this very cool Island style home.Keauhou Ocean Front Home For Sale  Island life has totally different feeling from resort living out here at the edge of Keauhou.

Santa and Mrs. Claus relax on the Big Island

There are many reasons why this is the time of year that typically generates the best quality of Real Estate inventory.  As they say” timing is everything” and then there’s that phrase about “location, location, location”….. The location is Hawaii; the timing is now.  The winter market is shaping up to be one of beautiful choices at good values.  Just the way life should be….

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year!

A hui hou!

Big Island home prices up 7.9% in August, but condo prices slumped – Pacific Business News   Leave a comment

Big Island home prices up 7.9% in August, but condo prices slumped – Pacific Business News.

BIG ISLAND HOME PRICES UP

News like this is always great to hear.  Looking a little deeper we see that the home sale price average is up just about everywhere due to shrinking inventory and increasing demand.   Mauna Lani Resort and Puako had some very large sales in the month of August.  However, the diversity of the markets on the Big Island does not translate into an evenly distributed 8% increase.  Just as the nearly 11% slump in condo prices does not equate to  a decline in condo prices at Mauna Lani Resort, Waikoloa Beach Resort or Mauna Kea Resort.  There we are seeing prices creeping up, sometimes leaping, as inventory shrinks and prices naturally head north.  There are fewer distressed properties hitting the market and when they do, the rising of the market price floor brings these prices up as well.

MARKET HEATING UP

For the first time in years we are seeing very competitive markets.  Multiple are offers coming in and less discounting in all sectors of the market.  Kailua-Kona is the best example of this on the Big Island.  There FOR SALE inventory is almost half the amount of homes in escrow (pending sales).  We seem to be following the recent Statewide trend where homes that have been on the market as long as 18 months are now receiving multiple offers….bidding wars have returned.  The super low, and I mean SUPER LOW, interest rates may be the call to action!!  As the reality sinks in the the economy has been slowly recovering for years and is gaining momentum, fewer and fewer buyers are taking the wait and see approach.  They don’t want to be wishing next year that they bought this year.

Because statistics lump all of the Big Island together;  properties from Puna to Hualalai ResortKukio and all that lies in between, the rate of increase will be higher on the West Side and lower on the east side.  This being my second Big Island Real Estate Roller coaster ride, I feel pretty comfortable encouraging buyers to leap now on that property of their dreams.  Take advantage of these extraordinary low interest rates before the tide changes….rolling in with both higher prices  and higher rates.  Leap now while the water is warming up, before it’s hot enough to get burned!

Mauna Kea Resort and Mauna Lani Resort: Two New Home Listings

Last week I had the opportunity to visit two beautiful Big Island resort homes, one at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort and the other at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort.  Both resort settings along the ocean off the Kohala Coast are equally beautiful yet different enough to be preferred for their unique characteristics.  Homeowners of each resort will share why they prefer their home resort; why each suits their preferences, but all agree that both are truly wonderful places to call home.  In fact, one especially besotted homeowner expressed the feeling that so many of us share; how fortunate we are to call the Big Island of Hawaii home! Read the rest of this entry »

Love living on the Big Island

Here on the most beautiful Island on earth, life is always exciting. Weekend before last the skies starting to thunder and rain fell in Kohala. Now greeness reigns again

Decided to run from the rain to Volcano, OK, not really the right direction to run from the rain. So run into ….on March 5th the Volcano decided to rumble at Kamoamoa instead of Pu’u O’o. After a whole lot of shaking, not felt by moi, even though I was merely a few miles away, new fissures open up sending fountains of lava shooting into the air. The night skies were aglow Read the rest of this entry »