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

Aloha & Welcome!

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

I'd like to begin by apologizing for the delay in getting this newsletter to you. I've been darned busy!

This newsletter contains statistics on recent home sales and other real estate news and resources. The Big Island real estate market remains highly competitive with low inventory and high demand. Desirable homes are often under contract in a matter of days and there's still lots of cash in the market. In comparison to past months however, there's emerging debate over where the 2022 real estate market is headed.

In addition to real estate information, I share a few stunning paintings by beloved local artist XXX and details on volunteering at XXXX.

I'm wrapping up my training in the Master Gardener program, so if you have gardening questions or pest problems, get in touch. I don't have all the answers, but I know some pretty skilled folks.

I'm growing herb and vegetable starter plants -- basil, brussels, chives, dill, oregano, parsley, tarragon, rosemary, tomatoes and thyme. If you want a few, drop me a note.

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Sending Aloha your way --

Lisa

Winter Swell on Molokai by Harry Wishard

Harry Wishard - Winter Swell on Molokai
Born and raised on the island of Hawaii and surrounded by its natural beauty, Harry Wishard embraced a love of art at an early age. Cascading waterfalls, remote valleys, rainforests and dynamic skies provide an endless source of subject matter for his realistic landscapes. Working in oils, he captures the unique colors and light of his Island home. Visit the Wishard Art Gallery online or at his Hawi and Kamuela galleries.
Farmhouse II by Harry Wishard
Farmhouse II by Harry Wishard
Kaipukakai by Harry Wishard
Kaipukakai by Harry Wishard

~ Real Estate News & Resources ~

  • The housing market enters uncharted waters. In theory, rising mortgage rates should take some steam out of the historically hot housing market. However, real estate experts say we're in a bit of uncharted waters: Some forecast models predict the housing boom will continue well into 2023, while others forecast that spiking rates will cause significant cooling in the market.
  • Record funding proposed for Hawaii low-income rental housing. The Senate Ways and Means Committee has proposed giving $300 million to a state agency to help developers produce affordable homes. The proposed contribution would help finance construction of 1,938 new affordable rental homes and rehabilitation of 800 rentals.
  • Budget bill allocates $1.7M to mitigate rapid Ohia death. Rapid Ohia death is caused by a fungus that has killed more than a million Ohia on the Big Island alone. Funding from the bill would go towards surveying, applied research, animal removal and public outreach.

Home Price Increases Since the Pandemic

https://fortune.com/2022/04/13/economic-shock-hitting-housing-market-starting-to-do-damage-mortgage-rates/

~ Recent Home Sales Kailua-Kona ~

Lisa made me feel like a high-priority customer. She put a lot of thought and time into marketing. I’m very impressed with Lisa. She is first-class all the way and her customer service is bar none. Thank you Lisa!
ALII HEIGHTS / SOLD
77-226 Hoomohala Road
$1,210,000 / 110% of list price
3 BED / 2 BATH
1,657 SF
$730 / SF
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March 2022 Kailua-Kona Home Sales

Recent sales show record-breaking prices...

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Congratulations on Buying or Selling Your Hawaii Home!

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~ Local Volunteer Opportunity ~

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https://hospiceofkona.org/volunteer
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Hospice of Kona provides family-centered support, education and care for those approaching the end of life. Volunteers may read to patients, provide conversation, prepare a small meal or hold a hand. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

~ Gardening Resources ~

Trying to identify a plant? Knowing the type of flower it produces is a good start!
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Diagram compliments of Molly Murphy of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

May there always be Tradewinds behind you, Rainbows above you, and Aloha all around you Hawaiian Blessing

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Lisa Kramer 808-990-8333

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