Congress is considering sweeping changes to the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program that could jack up flood insurance rates for hundreds of thousands of homeowners, including here in Hawaii. Flood maps have been redrawn. Are you affected?
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey remind us of Hurricanes Iselle and Iniki that caused extensive damage in Hawaii. Here are things you should do now to prepare for the 2017 Hurricane season and what did we learn from Houston and Florida?
The West Hawaii real estate market report reveals homes sales activity and median price is rising in North Kona and South Kona with days on market showing a seasonal uptick. Read more for the full report.
September is a VERY busy month for some iconic events such as the Parker Ranch Rodeo on Labor Day, the Kapuna Hula Festival, Hawaii Poke Festival, “Run for Hope” events at the Four Seasons, HawaiiCon for Sci Fi fanatics, and the new Hawaii Fest at Queens Market Place. Read on!
Bringing pets to Hawaii from the mainland and finding available rental housing is VERY difficult in West Hawaii. There are options to consider, including purchasing a home, and when you move there are crucial steps you need to know to bring your beloved pet to live with you. We outline that for you here.
Holualoa, located above Kailua Kona, is a hidden Kona coffee, artists community and verdant gem. Learn more about this charming village surrounded by acres and acres of coffee plantations with a vibrant art community.
July was quite a busy month for condo sales in North Kona with a 108.33% increase year over year from 24 sales in 2016 to 50 sales in 2017 and a 108% increase in sales volume year over year, as well. In South Kohala, the sales volume for condos was up 66.73% over July of 2016. Home prices in Kona are almost at 2006 levels.
A town is only as good as it’s food scene, right? Kailua Kona and the Kohala Coast boast many places to enjoy local, fresh and superb food with many restaurants having the added benefit of viewing the famous Kona sunset each evening with a tasty tropical beverage. Hare are 12 fantastic restaurants we recommend. If you are been to Kailua Kona, you may know some of these classic staples of a great time and good food and we offer a few new ones. Enjoy!
From free hula, to mai tai contests, to a formal tea at a beautiful resort and the largest outrigger canoe race in the world, it’s all happening in Kona and West Hawaii within the next few weeks! Take a look at the LUVA Real Estate events calendar for August and September 2017!