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November 2017

Found 5 blog entries for November 2017.

Santa Claus with ShakaLUVA Real Estate knows that many of you may travel to the Big Island during the holidays and some of you may just have moved here. Have you thought about some of the activities you want to do while you are enjoying West Hawaii’s balmy weather? Here are some fantastic events and things to do that you may not have even realized should have been on your bucket list of things to do in West Hawaii for the holidays, but after you experience them, they will become a tradition! Really! Heads up: TWO OF THESE EVENTS ARE THIS WEEKEND!

Food and Wine Events:

  1. Christmas With the Chefs

Christmas with the Chefs at King Kamehameha Beach HotelYou will be in foodie heaven on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5:30-8 p.m at the festive “Christmas with the Chefs” event. The annual holiday gala is a favorite outside

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Happy Thanksgiving! Giving thanks and gratitude for all that we have and enjoy should be done year round, but during the next few days and weeks, it’s a great opportunity to focus on how fortunate we are. LUVA Real Estate Realtors created this list to remind us all of just a few aspects of what we have to be thankful for living on the Big Island of Hawaii!

  1. waipio valley beach with heart written in sandReal Estate Prices Are Less Than the Other Islands

This IS a real estate blog, so we DO have to point out that you get more bang for your tropical buck when buying real estate on the Big Island and for THAT we all can be thankful! Unlike Oahu and Maui, we live without the crush of humanity and over development. Did you know that 70% of the island has been zoned agricultural, public

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Amid discussions in the US Senate and Congress about a new tax bill that would cut state and local taxes which would take a toll on the mortgage interest deduction, the one thing for sellers to take note of is that the new proposed tax bill and the prospect of rising interest rates make predictions for next year’s market tenuous at best. If you are considering selling in 2018, now may be the time to act. Waiting for the spring market to get top dollar for your home may be a gamble according to real estate experts discussing high priced housing markets, such as West Hawaii where the median price of a single family home is over $500,000.

With interest rates raising as early as December, buyers should consider acting now especially if they are financing

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Amy Banner Updegrove, CEO of Leverage Global Partners, recently welcomed LUVA Real Estate as the exclusive member in the Big Island, Hawaii. The premier network of luxury real estate brokerages around the world, Leverage Global Partners provides a variety of services from training and marketing to networking and referral placement that enhance what its members offer to their clients. Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been carefully selected as demonstrating innovative leadership and peerless integrity in the field of real estate.

As a member of Leverage, LUVA Real Estate will be promoted as the one and only representative for the Big

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kona coffee cultural festival 2017As we head into the Fall season, we can start to finally feel a touch of the changing seasons. The whales have returned already and LUVA Real Estate is starting to prepare for the holidays.

One of the signature events that the Big Island is known for is the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. If you buy a $3 pin at local stores, it allows you entrance into all the coffee tasting fun for the entire week it runs. A little tip if you have not done it yet, is the Holualoa Village coffee and art stroll, which provides a chance to meet the coffee growers and the artists. Read on for a great month of things to do in West Hawaii!


When: November 3-12, 2017

For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and

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