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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.

2nd Annual East Hawaii Lilikoi Festival (Hilo)   Leave a comment

2276038782_a682f44f02_z“The event features a cooking contest using Lilikoi as the main ingredient; cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs; a variety of vendors and educational tables; a Silent Auction; excellent music featuring Bruddah Waltah and other local artists; Keiki activities; Tours of the gardens; and much more. The chefs at Nani Mau Gardens will be selling food and beverages with lilikoi as a primary ingredient. This year we are featuring a beautiful, custom designed lilikoi T-shirt, as well as our best selling revised Lilikoilicious Cookbook.The Lilikoi Festival will raise funds for two non-profit organizations, Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary and the Center for Spiritual Living building fund. Entry fee for the festival is: $5 adults and $2 children (under age 11). For more information: www.lilikoifestival.com“.

 

Sat, October 25, 10am – 2pm
Nani Mau Gardens
421 Makalika St
Hilo, HI

 

Article courtesy of Hawaii247.com

Image courtesy of Mike McCune/Flickr.com

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Elite Pacific Properties
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com

BIG ROCK at Blue Dragon   Leave a comment

Big Rock“BIG ROCK (formerly Unkle Boogie) plays a diverse selection of Rock, Blues, Pop, and anything danceable. From Pink Floyd to Santana, Billy Joel to Eurythmics, they’re not afraid to try anything out on the unsuspecting public. Originating in the hillbilly hollers of Pauuilo Mauka, this iteration of the band has been together for 2 years, and consists of: Jim Millar (Vocals, guitar, keyboard), Stevie Vujnovich (Vocals, guitar), Rick Berman (Bass, vocals,) Joe Gargiulo (Drums, vocal-ish sounds), and John Baldwin (Guitar, vocals).” Click here for more information.

Blue Dragon Restaurant

61-3616 Kawaihae Road

Saturday, October 18, 2014; 6:30pm–10:00pm

Article and image courtesy of Blue Dragon Restaurant

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com

Blue Dragon Presents Tani Kaneao   Leave a comment

“Dubbed “The Voice of Hawaii,” Tani Waipa Kaneao’s musical famiy, Hawaiian roots and her years in the Los Angeles jazz and big band scene come together to entertain audiences around the world and locally on the Big Island of Hawaii with a well of musical knowledge, history and cultural anecdotes.

Tani’s travels have added to her extraordinary vocal ability to interpret jazz standards and Hawaiian favorites. She is accompanied by Loren Wilken, a pianist well-known on the Big Island for his versatility and finesse. Also singing will be special guest Blossom Brown, niece of the great jazz stylist Ella Fitzgerald.”

Blue Dragon Restaurant

61-3616 Kawaihae Road

Sunday, October 12, 2014; 6:30pm–10:00pm

Article courtesy of Blue Dragon Restaurant

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com

Kona Gold Blues Band at Blue Dragon Restaurant   Leave a comment

Kgb_picture-200x115“The Kona Gold Bluesband was formed as a tribute to the Bluesmasters of Chicago. The band adheres to the grooves laid down in years past and assures the dancing and listening public an unforgettable evening of fun. The KGB members include David Lee Baker (Vocals & Harmonica) Donna Stiles (Keyboards & Vocals) Malfalfa (Bass & Vocals) Lorenzo (Guitar & Vocals) PJ Medina (Drums & Vocals).” More information here…

Saturday, October 4, 2014; 6:30pm–10:00pm

Article and image courtesy of Blue Dragon Restaurant

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com

Wiliwili Festival 9.27.14!   Leave a comment

9294400044_460acd7e60_z“The Wiliwili Festival is back! Please join WDFI Saturday September 27th in celebrating our native dryland forest and the wiliwili flowering season. The festival is FREE from 9am-3pm at the Waikoloa Stables in Waikoloa Village. The festival will offer educational workshops, tours, vendors, native plant sales, prizes, keiki activities, silent auction, great music, food and much more! Come and learn how you can help us to Plant Trees in your community forest; arrive early and you could take home a free native plant! We are planning a zero-waste event and hope that you can do your part in keeping our festival footprint small, please carpool, and if you opt to ride your bicycle you will receive a free t-shirt.” Read more here…

Article courtesy of Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com

Image courtesy of Forest Starr and Kim Starr/Flickr.com

HAWAIICON   Leave a comment

HAWAIICON in North Kohala, September 12-15, 2014.

“HawaiiCon is a three day science, sci-fi, and fantasy convention featuring celebrities from the most popular genre TV shows, scientists, panel discussions, tours, and extra special events.

In addition to the usual panels and workshops in the convention rooms, HawaiiCon will also provide members the unique opportunity to go on tours, share a luau, take a hula lesson, or go to the beach with their favorite stars.

The list of celebrities is unprecedented for a first year convention: Most of the cast of Stargate: Atlantis are scheduled to appear for a 10th year reunion, Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman from Babylon 5, Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan and Kate Vernon from Battlestar Galactica, Esme Bianco from Game of Thrones, voice actress Cree Summer and many more.” Click here for more information.

Article courtesy of www.GoHawaii.com

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com