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July 2017

Found 5 blog entries for July 2017.

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!

Sunset, music, hula and Kona ambiance-who could ask for more?

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday @ Coconut Grove Marketplace

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday Kona When: July 29-October 15 Every Saturday

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Residents, visitors and families of all ages are encouraged to mark their calendars for the last Saturday of every month and plan to attend the free Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays. This once a month community event celebrates Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and hula

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MATSON Moving van When moving to the Big Island of Hawaii, there are quite a few things you need to consider for a successful move. How much will it cost to ship your car? Can you bring your pets? Should I send a shipping container of my furniture?

Then there are the tasks you need to do when you move here that include getting a safety inspection for your car as soon as it arrives on island, getting your utilities switched over and turned on in your new home and getting your new 808 phone number.

Here is some advice with local service providers that LUVA Real Estate can suggest, but we encourage you to do research on your own, as well.

Making Your Move to the Big Island Easier –Moving Resources

Moving Your Belongings

Most residents who move to the Big

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A beautiful, hardwood floor provides enduring beauty for Hawaii home. In addition to the aesthetic attributes, a wood floor is easier on the knees than tile or cement. What’s more, in Hawaii’s humid climate, a wood floor is definitely a better choice than carpet when it comes to preventing mold and mildew.

Local tropical woods popular in Hawaii include ohia, mango, eucalyptus and monkeypod. The installation of Koa wood floors is becoming rarer due sustainability considerations and affordability. An alternative, Koala wood from Australia resembles koa and is half the price.

Eucalyptus floors in a Holualoa home.

A great choice for the kitchen is cork, a renewable material that provides a cushiony surface underfoot. Bamboo is another renewable

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Many of you are doing internet research about moving to the Big Island of Hawaii. You may already have made the decision to take a leap of faith and fulfill your dream of living the Hawaiian lifestyle and getting comfy in a beach chair in front of the ocean every day. Some of you are thinking about making a move in a few years when you retire or the kids are finally out of the house. Take it from us at LUVA Real Estate, there are so many things that make you pinch yourself when you wake up every day in Hawaii to the sounds of tropical birds trilling in the plumeria with another warm day ahead. Here are five things you will love about moving to the Big Island.


5 Things You WIll Love About Moving to the Big Island

1. The Ocean: Every. Single.

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It’s summer and the Hawaii Island housing market is smoking hot.

A year ago, the condo market produced just $6.5 million in sales volume for North Kona.. Last month, it jumped to $15.2 million and then in June, it jumped up to $30.2 million. The median price a year ago for condos, according to the Hawaii MLS was $247,000 and each listing was fetching about 94.7% of listing price. Last month, the median price jumped to $325,000 and sellers were receiving 99.16% of the listing price. THAT is a hot market. (As a reminder, North Kona includes Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Palisades and the Kukio/Hulalai Resort Areas)

In comparison, the average sold price was 94.2% of the current list price for single family houses in West Hawaii whose median price for June

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