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In Escrow-Kapuna Road in Scenic Ahualoa

I just put into escrow this stunning, private, 5-acre, gentleman's estate is tucked away and bordered on one side by a seasonal stream in a forested setting. The property includes a mature landscape of organic fruit orchard, banana grove, blessed with a healthy strand of red flowering lehua ohia, and a large stocked pond, providing a relaxed, peaceful environment. The property is conveniently located to both the Historic Plantation town of Honokaa, 3 miles away and all the amenities of Waimea 10 miles away. The 2,714 sf plantation-style primary residence features two master suites with hardwood flooring and quartzite stone ensuites, both of which have french doors leading out to the 12 ft deep wrap-around lanai- indeed lending itself to indoor/outdoor living. The home has 20 ft open beam wood ceilings, eight skylights providing natural lighting, and a real cooks kitchen, with DeWills, soft-close, cherry wood cabinetry. The great room features a dining room with a built-in wet bar, wine fridge, along with the added ambiance of a wo...

Market Update May 2021

In May 2021, the Big Island continued to experience major movement in total sales and median sales prices when compared to last year's market, with the single-family home price up 35% to $499,500 and the condo price up 38% to $439,000. Homes this month sold on average 41 days faster compared to May 2020, and vacant land inventory increased by 29% with 61 new listings available on the market compared to the month before. A video presentation of the May 2021 monthly stats is now available on YouTube. The video highlights total sales, median sales price, news listings, and days on market for single-family homes and condos island-wide for May 2021 compared to 2020.

Hapuna Beach Number 1 in USA

I swim regularly at Hapuna Beach State Park. Its vast expanse of over .5 mile wide is easily accessible and a perfect 1-mile swim round trip. The bay is a virtual swimming pool and real-life surf break for open water swimmers, snorkelers, and bodyboarders. I've participated in the Hapuna Rough Water Swim race as well and viewed the start to the Honu, Half Ironman Triathlon there several times.  It’s the perfect location for both events even thought the Honu event is actually taking place this weekend entirely within the Mauna Lani Resort for the first time today.  The swim start was at The Fairmont with swimmers sent in a southerly direction toward our beach club.  More on that event in the next Blog Post. This week, Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” named Hapuna Beach State Park “America’s Best Beach” for 2021. Dr. Leatherman is a coastal expert and a professor at Florida International University and has assembled a list of his favorite US beaches for 31 years. In the past, Dr. Beach has acknowledged n...

Sold-Nohea at Mauna Lani Lot 25

Nohea at Mauna Lani Lot 25 is Under Contract!! We just put this Nohea offering in escrow for one of our existing clients that believe, like ourselves, that Mauna Lani offers one of the best values along the Kohala Coast. We've had lots of traffic on our Nohea homes with many compliments regarding the floor plans, furnishings, finishes and fixtures. This home is Bali Modern themed and furnished with items that accentuate the cabinetry, trim, wall coverings and finishes. The cabinetry, elaborate hardwood trim, hardwood floors and hand troweled, Old World stucco exteriors are unusual for this market. Lush landscaping is also included featuring a grass and paver driveway which adds more "green" scape where you would expect hard surfaces. Nohea at Mauna Lani Each home features a double courtyard plan allowing maximum light and air distribution throughout the home including the guest suites. The main living area features sliding pocketing doors that open to a large lanai and pool with 6 person, jetted spa. The master suite inclu...

Review and forecast – Hawaii real estate market May 2021

Hawaii Information Service Statistics-Kohala Coast Resort Market Click Here for full report March 2021 vs 2020 Consolidated Statistics Island of Hawaii: Unit Volume Listings Sales   Homes +20% +25% Condos +20% +100% Land +16% +45% Hawaii Information Service-Total Active Listings as of 5.10.21: Resort Homes Land Condominiums Mauna Kea 5 11 0 Mauna Lani 3 4 2 Waikoloa Beach Resort 3 1 10 Total 11 16 12 Corelogic Report Highlights Corelogic March 2021 Historic Data Comparison Home Price Insights - CoreLogic -Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 11.3% in March 2021 compared with March 2020 and increased month over month by 2% in March 2021 compared with February 2021 (revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results). -The CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will increase...

Sold-Fairways at Mauna Lani 303

I just SOLD to the former owner of Halii Kai 24F, a 2-bedroom/2.5 Bathroom property at Fairways at Mauna Lani.  This floor plan features 2 bedroom suites upstairs with a spacious living area, dining room and kitchen downstairs.  Additionally, there is a full size laundry room and attached 1-car garage.  All buildings in The Fairways are 6-plex featuring 2 of each of the 3 different floorplans offered within the community.  This unit faces the 4th fairway of the Mauna Lani North Golf course and has incredible views and privacy.  The upstairs and downstairs lanai offer views and privacy plus an outdoor kitchen featuring a luxury BBQ within the outdoor kitchen. This on got away but find more on my website by searching here!

In Escrow-Fairways at Mauna Lani 303

I just put into escrow a 2-bedroom/2.5 Bathroom property at Fairways at Mauna Lani. This floor plan features 2 bedroom suites upstairs with a spacious living area, dining room and kitchen downstairs. Additionally, there is a full size laundry room and attached 1-car garage. All buildings in The Fairways are 6-plex featuring 2 of each of the 3 different floorpans offered within the community. This unit faces the 4th fairway of the Mauna Lani North Golf course and has incredible views and privacy. The upstairs and downstairs lanai offer views and privacy plus an outdoor kitchen featuring a luxury BBQ within the outdoor kitchen. This on got away but find more on my website by searching here!

Newsletter

I’ve started a monthly Newsletter filled with content and information contained in my weekly Blog posts. I’m a great consumer of information, especially regarding Hawaii Island events, activities and our state’s real estate happenings, and I regularly share this kind of information on my Blog. This Newsletter will contain monthly highlights as well as feature interesting and pertinent information regarding my family's active lifestyle so that those of you who may be considering a real estate purchase can obtain a glimpse into the incredible activities available on the Big Island. I will also guide you to some not so easy to find beaches and hikes that really make our island an adventure! Please subscribe to my blog where most of these stories are updated weekly. You can also visit the blog page on my website to preview the type of information you may receive in the future and read archived posts. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you as well as the most current real estate news when it becomes available. ...

Merry Christmas — Mele Kalikimaka — from the Oliver’s to you and your family!

Wishing everyone the best of Season’s Greetings including a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a great New Year celebration. Lissette and I are thankful, hopeful and prayerful especially this time of year for all of our friends, family and clients all over the world. We are thankful for the blessings of 2016 and know 2017 will be one of the best years ever for all of us! God Bless you all and many thanks for your friendship and support!

Winter has arrived on the Big Island!!

Snow fell on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa over the last few nights signaling the whales are soon to arrive from their seasonal journey from Alaska. Big waves are heading this way this afternoon-another sign that winter has arrived on the Big Island!  Surf or ski?  All possible this time of year if you dare to travel to 14,000’ and avoid the exposed rocks and un groomed conditions.  Surfing conditions can be the same relative to exposed rocks, coral and un groomed conditions but that’s the fun of it-for sure!  Come join us for great weather and the best of all that the Big Island has to offer this winter and possibly stay a while to preview our many resort properties for a longer visit:)  Call me to discuss!!