Real Estate

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.

In Escrow – Kohala Ranch Lot 100

I just put into escrow for one of my buyer clients Kohala Ranch Lot 100. This 3-acre lot in The Heathers section of Kohala Ranch offers an existing curb cut and driveway grading onto a level building pad. The buyer and I are both in the development and building business and recognized quickly the advantages and potential reduced costs and time this lot had to offer relative to site work. It's one thing to buy a lot or acreage. It's a whole other set of expenses and engineering to build a house on the land, as the total cost of land plus civil engineering and grading expenses can be prohibitive. In this case, the existing grading allows a short driveway and an easily buildable, flat, and large house site. The utilities also have a short run from the roadway, which also reduces costs for the power, cable, and water line. Wastewater for all Kohala Ranch lots is an on-site septic system, so the engineering for this system will need further study. Sales of land and developed lots are now starting to pick up as homes and condos, espec...

Under Contract and Sold-Mauna Lani Point J-107

I just listed this fully renovated (2018) spacious 2-bedroom villa with a great view to the golf course and Mauna Kea. Check out the photos. The kitchen includes custom ca#binets, counter tops and appliances. Bathroom additions include new tile floors, plumbing fixtures, cabinets and hardware. Sold with luxurious furnishings with few owner exceptions. Mauna Lani Point owners enjoy their private rec center including a lagoon pool and BBQ area. Mauna Lani Point owners or guests can walk to the Beach Club at Makaiwa Bay in minutes, and easily enjoy paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming activities. Owners may obtain an Advantage Card through the Auberge Hotel which offers discounted golf at the 2-Mauna Lani golf courses and other incentives and offerings. This Villa is offered fully furnished for $1 ,099,000.00. Click here for more Mauna Lani Point listings

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!

Sold-Nohea at Mauna Lani Lot 29

SOLD-Nohea at Mauna Lani Lot 29 Finished and Furnished! We just Sold this incredible, furnished home after having lots of traffic on our Nohea homes in the last 4 weeks.  The new owners love the cabinetry, elaborate hardwood trim, hardwood floors and hand troweled and Old World stucco exterior which is 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. The Restoration Hardware furniture package accentuates the modern lines and contrasting grey and brown wood finishes on the floors and trim.  Lush landscaping is also finished including a grass and paver driveway which adds more green-scape.  This home is priced at $2.95m which makes it the lowest priced single family offerings in Mauna Lani at this time.  These homes—not condominiums—are resort quality with 4 bedrooms and 4 full, bathrooms, Chef’s kitchens with Wolf and Subzero appliances, saltwater pools and spas and plenty of hardwood trim and oth...

Sold-Nohea at Mauna Lani Lot 21

SOLD-Nohea at Mauna Lani Lot 21 We just SOLD this incredible Nohea at Mauna Lani home featuring an Hawaiian-Modern themed interior decor complete with furnishings and accessories accentuated with quality 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. These homes—not condominiums—are resort quality with 4 bedrooms and 4 full, bathrooms, Chef’s kitchens with Wolf and Subzero appliances, saltwater pools and spas and plenty of hardwood trim and other luxury extras to make this an incredible place to come home to in “paradise”. Nohea at Mauna Lani Nohea is pet-friendly and allows vacation rentals of 7 days or more.  Coupled with Nohea’s beautiful recreation center and exercise hale, the community is second to none within the Mauna Lani ...

Sold-Villages at Mauna Lani 514

I SOLD in one day, this Lehua Plan at The Villages at Mauna Lani which offers a great Rental History and a 40 Panel Solar System w/HELCO net metering agreement! We received 5 offers and are awaiting to close in early April. The location of this property offers private, north-facing, views and large rooms that provide ample space for guests and their privacy! Enjoy the spacious lanais with expansive views and outdoor kitchen including a stainless BBQ grill. Quality Maryl construction throughout including solid mahogany doors and trim throughout, bronze-finished hardware, cherry cabinets, granite, and marble countertops. The gourmet kitchen includes a Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf oven, microwave, and glass cooktop. The master bedroom suite includes a spacious bath with a large walk-in shower, separate soaking tub, double vanities and a built-in dresser. The large rear lanai provides an outdoor kitchen including cherry cabinetry, stainless steel BBQ, refrigerator and prep sink. Lower level amenities include a separate laundry room...