Hawaii Island is a Nature Lovers Dream Come True

July 6, 2016||Big Island Communities: News, Moving to Hawaii

Bigger than Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai combined, the Big Island of Hawaii lives up to its name and offers up some serious elbow room. And, with median residential prices on Oahu topping $715,000, Hawaii Island's $375,000 median residential price is very alluring.

March 26, 2014||Moving to Hawaii

Considering a Permanent Hawaii Visit? 

Which Island? When? How? My husband and I had an opportunity last week to spend some time at Kaanapali Beach on the Island of Maui. This beach is where we sat in 2006 and asked ourselves, "Why don't we move here?" We knew that Maui, while we loved it, was not the place for us, so that left us asking... where? Kauai?  Too small and wet for our taste. Oahu? Too congested and crowded. Kailua-Kona on the sunny leeward side of Hawaii Island turned out to be just about perfect for us. If any readers out there have also pondered making the move to Hawaii there are some questions I'd like to suggest you ask and some research to pursue before making a commitment. Taking time to explore your options can be the first step in making your move successful. Plan, and then plan some more:  It may also be handy to have a backup plan or two. Do you plan to ship all of your belongings or will you buy new? Does it make sense to ship your vehicles? How much will it cost to... Read More 

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September 29, 2011||Moving to Hawaii

Hawaii Oceanfront Home Ownership: An Adventure and a Challenge 

Many people who vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii leave with dreams of living next to the ocean or in a home on the beach. Choosing such a location for your Hawaii home can be an extraordinary adventure. There are also some unique challenges that come with owning an oceanfront home. Read More 

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November 12, 2010||Big Island: History and Culture, Moving to Hawaii

Celebrating 100% Kona Coffee: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival  

The 40th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is happening this week in West Hawaii. The video in this post, featuring Norman Sakata (Festival President/Chair), captures some of the events of the first days of this year's festival, including the International Lantern Parade and the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant. Read More 

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