Q1 2017 Hawaii Island Real Estate Market Report

April 27, 2017||Big Island: Market Trends

The total number of residential transactions closed on the Big Island of Hawaii in Q1 2017 decreased slightly in seven of the nine districts from Q1 2016. The two exceptions, North Kona and South Kona, had modest increases. In total, 545 Big Island homes sold in Q1 2017.

October 8, 2015||Big Island Communities: Events

Taste of the Hawaiian Range is Friday, Oct. 9 at Waikoloa Beach Resort 

Guest Contributor: Denise Laitinen Did you know that Hawaii Island produces 70 percent of all the cattle in Hawaii? Did you know that there are more than 4,282 farms on island?  Well, get your taste buds ready and come hungry – you’ll be able to sample foods from dozens of local ranches and farms at one of the island’s most well-known culinary events tomorrow in Waikoloa. The 20th anniversary of Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agricultural Festival will take place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Friday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. with cooking demonstrations throughout the day. A who’s who of celebrity chefs from across Hawaii will be on hand offering mouthwatering dishes featuring the best of locally sourced meats and produce. More than just a dining event, the Taste of the Hawaiian Range, is a partnership between CTAHR, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Association, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Kulana Foods,... Read More 

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September 19, 2015||Mortgages/Economy/Market

NEW ON THE MARKET: Big Island Listings for the Week of September 14-18 

According to Hawaii Information Service, 103 properties were listed for sale on the Big Island last week: Residential properties: 36 Condos: 17 Lots and acreage: 50 Listed early in the week, our featured property this week is MLS 287716, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the exclusive and historic neighborhood of Reed’s Island in Hilo. This mid-century modern home has been renovated and features a large open kitchen and a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings. For more info on this wonderful property at 100 Kaiulani Street in Hilo, please contact Christine Makaweo, R(B), or Linda West, R(B). Note: As we went to press with this weekly update an offer was made on this property! It will remain on our website until all contingencies in the contract have been satisfied. Explore all the new listings on the Big Island: View all Big Island homes listed for sale within the last 5 days or 10 days View... Read More 

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September 18, 2015||Legislative Updates: State of Hawaii, Sustainability and Off-Grid Living

Hawaii Leading the Nation in Renewable Energy Use 

Hawaii's Energy Challenges As the most geographically isolated island chain on the planet, Hawaii is the most fossil-fuel dependent state in the country. More than 40 million barrels of oil are imported into Hawaii every year just to meet our energy production needs. Regardless of which island they live on, Hawaii residents pay substantially more for utilities such as electricity as well as gasoline. Although kilowatt rates vary by island, Hawaii residents on average pay 30.84 cents per kilowatt, nearly three times the average U.S. mainland cost of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour. However, Hawaii is also blessed with abundant opportunities for using renewable clean energy given our year-round sunshine, trade winds, geothermal activity, and other natural resources. In fact, many Hawaii Island residents live “off grid”, meaning all their energy and water are supplied from renewable energy, including water catchment, solar... Read More 

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September 4, 2015||Mortgages/Economy/Market

NEW ON THE MARKET: Big Island Listings for the Week of August 31-September 4 

According to Hawaii Information Service, 157 properties have been listed for sale on the Big Island over the last 5 days: Residential properties: 68 Condos: 23 Lots and acreage: 66 Just listed yesterday, our featured property this week is MLS 286951, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Alii Lani. This unit has vaulted ceilings, a pool view from the lanai and has been recently renovated with new fixtures, paint, carpeting and bamboo vinyl flooring. For more information about MLS 286951, please contact Julie Ching, R(B) or Dennis Yates, R(S). If you're in Kona this weekend, stop by to visit Julie and Dennis at their Open House in Bayview Estates on Saturday from Noon to 4 pm at MLS 287038, a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath ocean view home in our Luxury Portfolio property collection. Explore all the new listings on the Big Island: View all Big Island homes listed for sale within the last 5 days or 10 days View all Big... Read More 

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