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Aloha and Welcome,

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

This newsletter has details about the "Kona People" art exhibit at the Donkey Mill Art Center and contact information for the Kona Playgrounds Foundation for those able to donate funds or time. Included are links to articles about the fascinating community of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, considerations when buying a home with a rainwater catchment system in Hawaii, and info on recent home sales in Kailua-Kona.

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Lisa

Local News & Events

  • Resolution Urges Stricter Limits on Coffee Labeling. County Council members praised a resolution Wednesday urging the state Legislature to set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee. The resolution calls for state legislators to develop laws requiring that coffee blends be at least 51% Hawaii-grown in order to use Hawaii geographic names in their labeling.
  • Swimming with Dolphins in Hawaii is Disallowed. The National Marine Fisheries Service published its final rule banning the popular practice in Hawaiian waters.
  • Hawaii Opening for Fully Vaccinated International Travelers. Hawaii is ready to welcome fully vaccinated international travelers starting November 8th. International travelers must show both their vaccination record and a negative COVID test within three days of boarding a flight to the U.S.

"Kona People" Art Show / OCT 23rd to DEC 18th

Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center to see portraits created by invited artists who were paired with local coffee farmers. The Kona People Art Exhibit will be on display until December 18th.
PORTRAIT OF NORMAN SAKATA BY MARY LOVEIN
PORTRAIT OF NORMAN SAKATA
by Mary Lovein

Local Volunteer Opportunity

Kona Playgrounds Foundation Needs Your Help

Kona families depend on our public parks but our local playgrounds are in desperate need of repair. Kona Playgrounds Foundation is looking for volunteers and donations to help ensure our playgrounds are safe, fun and beautiful places for our Keiki. Contact KONA PLAYGROUNDS FOUNDATION.

National Real Estate News

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U.S. Annual Home Price Growth Reaches a New All-Time High

According to market analyst CoreLogic, national home prices increased 18% in August 2021 compared to August 2020. Home prices rose sharply in the Pacific Northwest with Bend, Oregon, experiencing the highest year-over-year increase at 37%. Twin Falls, Idaho, ranked second with a year-over-year increase of 36%. At the state level, Idaho and Arizona again led the way with the strongest price growth at 32% and 30%, respectively.

Available Properties in Kailua-Kona

BAYVIEW ESTATES

78-7028 Ola Mau Street

OLA MAU - BAYVIEW ESTATES
Located in prestigious Bayview Estates in Keauhou, this luxury home offers the finest in Hawaii resort living.
  • Offered for sale at $3,999,000
  • 4,200+ square feet of interior living area
  • 1,300+ square feet of covered outdoor living area
  • 4 bedrooms / 5.5 bathrooms
  • Gated courtyard
  • Fully pocketing doors throughout
  • Large chef's kitchen
  • Infinity edge swimming pool with attached spa
  • Office with full bath and wet bar located above garage
Listing compliments of Venture Sotheby's International Realty

KAHAKAI ESTATES

75-127 Kamilo Street

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A well-maintained single-level residence on a half-acre in the desirable gated community of Kahakai Estates.
  • Offered for sale at $1,200,000
  • 1,704 square feet of interior living area
  • 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
  • Half acre of land with tropical flowering trees
  • New plantation window shutters and louvered windows
  • New exterior painting
  • Refurbished master bath with travertine flooring and marble shower
  • Large tiled front lanai and two tiled lanais in the backyard
  • Granite countertops
Listing compliments of Compass / Ellison Team Hawaii

Recent Blog Posts

Home Sales Kailua-Kona

The Big Island real estate market continues to be strong. Recent home sales in Kailua-Kona reflect high demand and low inventory.

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Congratulations on Buying or Selling Your Hawaii Home!

Spotlight on Hawaiian Ocean View Estates

Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, known as HOVE, is located on the West Side of the Big Island about an hour's drive south of Kailua-Kona.

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Spotlight on Hawaiian Ocean View Estates

Buying a Home with a Rainwater Catchment System in Hawaii

If you're purchasing a home in Hawaii with a rainwater catchment system there are actions you should take as a buyer to assess the system and to determine its level of functioning.

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Buying a Home with a Rainwater Catchment System in Hawaii
B & W TO COLOR

Coming to Hawaii is like going from black and white to color.

-- JOHN RICHARD STEVENS

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