Be a Competitive Buyer in This Market…or Any Market

So you’ve worked diligently with your agent to identify potential properties and after what seems like a million tours, you’ve finally found it — the house you want to call home. The next step is to write the purchase offer. If you’re like most people, the prospect of this is intimidating. In a seller’s marketContinue reading “Be a Competitive Buyer in This Market…or Any Market”

Recent Sale Bayview Estates

ADDRESS: 78-6998 Ola Kino Street, Kailua-Kona HI 96740 PURCHASE PRICE $1,800,000 DATE SOLD: 8.17.21 3 BED, 3.5 BATH 2,939 square feet $612 / SF Given all the talk about the hot real estate market, I thought it might be interesting for folks to see the history of this property. As shown above, in August 2021Continue reading “Recent Sale Bayview Estates”

Your Second Home Awaits…

There’s too much talk in real estate about what people can afford. What really matters is what people want to spend. There are a million reasons a buyer who can afford a more expensive home will choose not to spend that much. This may be especially true for folks buying a second home in Hawaii.Continue reading “Your Second Home Awaits…”

County Honors HOA Restrictions on STVRs

Hawaii County government won’t approve short-term vacation rentals where homeowner’s associations prohibit them. The Board of Appeals ruled unanimously in denying an appeal from a Keauhou View Estates property owner. An Alaska resident purchased a foreclosed property in Keauhou View Estates in 2016 on an online auction site and rehabilitated it for a vacation rental. WhenContinue reading “County Honors HOA Restrictions on STVRs”