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March 2018

Found 4 blog entries for March 2018.

Are you searching for a new home in Hawaii? Or have you lived here for awhile and deciding now may be the time to sell your home and move up? You may be seeing countless faces of Realtors on Zillow, Realtor.com, the MLS, on signs and ads around West Hawaii. How do you choose the right person to represent you on one of the single biggest financial decisions in your life? LUVA Real Estate would like to offer a few suggestions to help make the process less stressful.  

  1. Referrals-Most people say they found their Realtor through a trusted source, friend, family member, etc. If a Realtor has done an exceptional job for someone you know, that could be a great start. However, you may be new to the island and have no friends or anyone to ask their
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Demand has been steady for homes and land in West Hawaii, LUVA Real Estate reports for the West Hawaii real estate market update.

Home sales have begun exceeding new inventory, Altos Research, the real time data stats company reported  this month. However, they also reported that 39% of the available homes on the market in Kailua Kona have had a price decrease. Welcome to March, as we approach the end of our high season and snow birds start to pack up and go home and home sellers react to the receding tide of potential buyers by getting more assertive with the price of their home, which they MAY have priced a bit too high knowing the demand has been there since January.

If sellers in North Hawaii priced their homes to meet demand, they did so

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When deciding to purchase a home in West Hawaii, you know you are coming to a completely new environment than the one you left on the mainland. LUVA Real Estate welcomes you to this new land, but you WILL find new insects and other creatures you may not be used to. Depending upon your elevation, the foliage growing around your home, your proximity to Dumpsters, and the amount of rain that can stand stagnant and such, you will be dealing with a variety of “pests.”

Pests, of course, are more “pesty” depending upon your tolerance and patience for them. Just know that if you move to West Hawaii, you have to deal with the fact that you moved to a tropical island. Tropical islands have residents other than people – some of which are native and some are

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A consistent question we get at LUVA Real Estate is about the different styles and architecture of homes in West Hawaii and if someone were to build from scratch, what is an easy and affordable way to get a home designed.

Depending upon your price point, you may have different thoughts on what your perfect Hawaiian home style is. Open air, Balinese inspired design, the type you find at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, or craftsman style homes you would find in a residential development in Kailua Kona or Waikoloa Village  or simple pier and post designs that focus more on enjoying the outdoor beauty than soaring teak ceilings that you may find in older neighborhoods from Palisades to Captain Cook.

Hawaiian style home design actually covers a

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