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August 2017

Found 5 blog entries for August 2017.

Summer is coming to a close on the mainland with Labor Day weekend starting tomorrow, but in the land of endless summer here in West Hawaii, we can continue to enjoy outdoor fun and moderate temperatures. All of us at LUVA Real Estate wish you a safe and enjoyable long weekend ahead!

Photo credit: Aloha Hawaii

When: September 2 and 3, 2017

What: PARKER RANCH LABOR DAY RODEO & HORSE AUCTION

Where: Parker Ranch. Waimea

Two days of rodeo events will be held at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. Family-style fun begins on Saturday, September 2nd at 12 noon with rodeo events which may include everything from team roping, double mugging, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping and more. Always

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Hawaii Dog

Photo credit: Denise Laitinen

Many of us at LUVA Real Estate have heard from dozens of would-be Big Island residents about how much they love Kailua-Kona and the Big Island and they would move here if they could bring their beloved pets.

As many of you may be aware, there are three things that make taking your pet with you to Kailua-Kona difficult:

  1. The rental market in West Hawaii is extremely tight and therefore there just are not many places to live if you choose to rent while waiting to purchase a home.
  2. Since the rental market is tight, landlords have the upper hand and they just don’t want to accept pets, especially if there are willing and able tenants that don’t have pets wanting to move in.
  3. Even if you purchase a condo,
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When you think of Holualoa, located mauka (up slope) from Kailua-Kona and Keauhou on the Big Island of Hawaii on the slopes of dormant Hualalai Volcano, you may think of the abundance of coffee farms that produce some of the world’s best Kona coffee. You would also think of the beautiful artists community that is fostered and celebrated in the downtown with weekly events and holiday happenings. Then, you may also think of the cooler temperatures enjoyed at this 1,400 foot elevation and the abundance of tropical foliage along with acres and acres of coffee trees that provide its residents room to breathe and get away from the “city” life below. With ample rainfall, gardeners delight in growing a bevy of tropical fruits and vegetables.

Visit during the

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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. There was a slight uptick in single family homes in North Kona sales year over year, with a 11.3% increase from 44 sales in 2016 and 49 in July according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service, the local MLS service.


Al Gulick, Realtor and Broker with LUVA Real Estate said about the current market, “My observation is that this summer what we are seeing for lower priced condos, those listed for under $400,000, is that they are selling like hot cakes—many are on the market

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A town is only as good as its 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. LUVA Real Estate agents are experts in the West Hawaii lifestyle and have recommended many of these restaurants and if you have been to Kailua Kona a few times, you know some are classic staples of a great time and good food. Enjoy!

  1. Don's Mai Tai BarDon’s Mai Tai Bar– When the waves are up and sun is dipping into the ocean and you have one of their delicious mai tai’s in your hand, it’s always going to be a good day on vacation. They have a really tasty and reasonable Hawaiian Style Pork Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream and Black
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