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April 2018

Found 5 blog entries for April 2018.

Do you love Hawaiian culture, the amazing food and coffee we grow here and a chance to give back to this amazing community we call home? Lots to see, do, eat, drink, taste, learn and enjoy this month on Hawaii Island. LUVA Real Estate also wants to let you know that something VERY interesting is currently happening in Volcanoes National Park if you are on island now and over the next few weeks. The lava lake at Halemaumau Crater is filling with lava and the nightly glow is the strongest it has been since the caldera opened up ten years ago! So, if you want to see the lava from a safe distance with easy access, go to the Jagger Museum at the park and put that on your things to do list in May, too!



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The tale of the median price of homes in West Hawaii for March is a story of inventory skewing the numbers. “Sometimes a big sale in Kohanaiki or Four Seasons Hualalai can totally skew the numbers and another factor is the lack of inventory,”stated Lance Owens, LUVA Real Estate and President of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors.

Although the median price of a single family home for March in North Kona according to the Hawaii Information Systems is $800,000 compared to March 2017, which was $574,000. It would appear that prices jumped over $200,000 year over year, but what is happening is that there are fewer homes for sale in the lower price bracket under $500,000, forcing buyers either into higher priced homes or out of the market or into

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When you discuss location and lifestyle together in a home in West Hawaii, you usually look for a home at elevation, with an expansive ocean view, close to Kailua Kona, with plenty of room outside for entertaining.  The homes and estates within Heights on Hualalai offers these key ingredients to Hawaiian living.

Heights on Hualalai features individually-designed, newer construction homes with contemporary floor plans, attractive finishes and most have swimming pools. At a pleasant 700 foot elevation, Heights on Hualalai is located above the middle of the Kailua-Kona area and has easy access to all amenities.  (Go straight up above Pualani Estates)

Heights on Hualalai is an upscale community located strategically halfway between mauka and

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As the single family home market has heated up in West Hawaii, many would-be buyers and investors are now looking at the condo market for possible purchasing. In your research, you may have seen that some properties are “full service” condos or condotels.

You may be wondering, what IS a condotel? Let us start with the definition:  A condominium project that is operated as a hotel with a registration desk, daily cleaning service, activities desk and more. The units are individually owned and the unit owners also have the option to place their unit in the condotel rental program where it is rented out like a hotel room.

Making the Decision

When deciding on purchasing a condotel or a traditional condominium, you will have to consider your needs and

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Spring time in West Hawaii is the beginning of our “shoulder season” where many of the snow birds and Spring Break crowds diminish and there seems to be a collective sigh from the island residents as parking becomes available at the beaches again and the restaurants have open seating again! LUVA Real Estate encourages those of you who like to enjoy the culture of the island and more room on the roads and beach parks to enjoy April!  This month leads with the world renown Merrie Monarch Festival. If you love watching hula, costumes and tradition, it is all here THIS week! And if you love chocolate AND coffee, this is your month! Read on for more fun!


When: April 1-7, 2018

Where: Hilo

The annual

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