Archive for the ‘Waikoloa Events’ Tag

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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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

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

Kona Marathon and Half-Marathon   Leave a comment

Kona MarathonThe Kona Marathon was rated Number 1 Marathon in Hawaii by a TripAdvisor Company. The event is happening June 26, 2016 and will feature the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. “An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities.”

“There are new and improved race courses, more shade, level, refreshing cool zone/misters.” Read more here…

Article courtesy of KonaWeb.com and KonaMarathon.com

Image courtesy Pixabay.com

June 26, 2016

Waikoloa Beach Resort
69-699 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI

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

Annual Waikoloa Lions Club Golf Tournament Fundraiser   Leave a comment

Waikoloa GolfDon’t miss the annual Waikoloa Lions Club Golf Tournament fundraiser this Saturday. “7:45AM Shotgun Start, 2 person Scramble, at Waikoloa Village Golf Course. Fee: $100 per person, includes lunch at Pueo Osteria, prizes, and Closest-to-the-Pin Contest. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund community projects.” Read more here…

Article courtesy of KonaWeb.com

Image courtesy of Pexels/Pixabay.com

May 21, 2016

Waikoloa Village

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

Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival – Waikoloa Beach Resort   Leave a comment

Ukulele FestivalFree festivities at the Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival include a workshop at 10:30 with celebrated teachers Roy and Kathy Sakuma, nonstop concerts, instrument giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. “Traditional `ukulele masters, school groups, up-and-coming artists and top entertainers in the `ukulele world will be at the festival.” Read more here…

Article courtesy of KonaWeb.com

Image courtesy of WaikoloaBeachResort.com

March 5, 2016 from 11:15am-7pm

Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI

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

Kona Marathon 2015   Leave a comment

Kona Marathon“The Kona Marathon has been rated the Number One marathon in Hawaii by a TripAdvisor company. They “looked at every state in the USA and chose the top marathon worth traveling for.”

“Featuring all four traditional races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5 K. An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities. The Start/Finish is at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queen’s Garden. The courses run along the spectacular scenic shoreline of the Pacific Ocean, offering beautiful views of crashing waves and mountains.” Read more here…

June 28, 2015 from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

Article courtesy of KonaWeb.com and KonaMarathon.com

Image courtesy of KonaMarathon.com

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