Lisa Kramer's Real Estate Newsletter 808-990-8333

Aloha & Welcome!

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well.

My March newsletter contains statistics on February home sales and other real estate news and resources. I share a few magical paintings by talented local artist Cindy Coats.

I'm in the University of Hawaii Master Gardener program, so if you have gardening questions or pest problems (other than real estate agents hounding you to sell your home), get in touch. If I don't know the answer I'll find someone who does. This month I've included articles on how to store your vegetable seeds and some home remedies for insect and fungus control.

The Big Island real estate market remains extraordinarily competitive with low inventory and high demand. Desirable homes are often under contract in a matter of days. It's been many months since I wrote an offer on a home that did not have multiple offers. It's a great time to sell if you're in the market.

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Sending Aloha your way. Have a wonderful March!


Cosmo in the Jungle by Cindy Coats

Cindy Coats
Cindy's most beloved painting of her dog Cosmo as he peers through foliage staring down a gecko. See her original paintings and limited edition giclees at her gallery at the corner of Alii Drive and Palani Road or visit her online at The Cindy Coats Gallery.
Cindy Coats Stewart the Rooster
Rod Stewart the Rooster by Cindy Coats
Cindy Coats Electric Octopus
Electric Octopus by Cindy Coats

~ Real Estate News & Resources ~

Recent Home Buying & Selling Trends

A few trends from the 2021 real estate market...
  • Buyers typically purchased their homes for 100% of asking price, with 29% purchasing over list price
  • Convenience to family and friends was the second-most important factor influencing neighborhood choice after neighborhood quality
  • Convenience to jobs and affordability was less important
  • For 41% of buyers, the first step they took was looking online while 19% of buyers immediately contacted a real estate agent
  • 87% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent
  • Commonly cited reasons for selling a home were the desire to move closer to friends and family, to find a larger residence and/or to move to a more desirable neighborhood
  • Significantly fewer sellers offered incentives to attract buyers
  • 90% of home sellers worked with a real estate agent to sell their home
For more info see the 2021 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Staking or survey? What's the difference?

In a staking the surveyor verifies the boundary corners and marks them clearly but no map is provided. In a survey, boundary corners are verified but the surveyor also prepares a map showing structures. In the more detailed survey, encroachments are visible. Cash buyers can choose between staking and survey but lenders usually require a survey.
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Recent Kailua-Kona Home Sales

February 2022 home sale stats reflect high demand for Big Island real estate!

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~ Local Volunteer Opportunities ~

Volunteer with the Hawaii Island Humane Society!

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Hawaii Island Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization that offers lifesaving programs and community outreach services. You can help prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation and enhance the bond between humans and animals. HIHS has a shelter in Keaau and an Animal Community Center in Kona.

Volunteer with People for Active Transportation!

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People for Active Transportation works to connect people and places with safe, convenient bikeways and walkways on Hawaii Island. PATH hosts community running, walking and rolling events each year. Volunteering is a great way to get out, get active and connect with your community!

~ Gardening Resources ~

Got Insects or Fungus in the Garden?

Having problems with aphids, mealybugs or whiteflies? Struggling with powdery mildew? Check out these home remedies for soft-bodied insects and fungus.

How to Store Vegetable Seeds

When properly stored, vegetable seeds can last for years! Follow some basic steps to ensure your vegetable seeds remain viable.

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How to Store Vegetable Seeds

Wishing you another lovely month in paradise!

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Hawaii is the island of big dreams for both islanders and guests.
Those dreams born in paradise can indeed come true.
- Sharon Linnea

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