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December 2018

Found 4 blog entries for December 2018.

It is almost the New Year and LUVA Real Estate is giving you the low down on the fun New Year’s Eve parties and fireworks displays and what is coming up this weekend, and into January, too! We wish you a very safe and fun New Year’s Eve celebration and good fortune and gratitude as we head into 2019.


When: December 29, 2018 from 8 am-2 pm.

Where: Akiko's Buddhist B&B, Hakalau

A traditional Japanese mochi-pounding event that started with 23 people, mostly neighbors that now welcomes between 600-700 people. Free to the public. Saturday is the Mochi Pounding celebration, making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way: everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good

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Mauna Kea lanai overlooking beach with Holiday WreathAs we watch eager visitors come to the island in the next few days, we are happy that they are here! For you see, this year had many of us wondering if we would have clear skies AND visitors at the holidays when the eruption entered its third month in August. Then, the eruption stopped, the skies cleared and now each day the ocean is sparkling and the mountains are crisp and green. Visitors this year are being treated to the best air quality Hawaii Island has seen in 34 years!

SO, with that, we have gratitude for our beautiful island, the best season all year to enjoy being outdoors, our economic engine pumping vigorously, and the residents on this island showing Aloha to thousands of incoming guests. All of us at LUVA Real Estate are wishing you a

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LUVA Real Estate wishes you all Happy Holidays and Mele Kalikimaka as we head into the last few weeks of the year. The good news? The real estate market is looking MUCH better than it did when we reported the October numbers last month, when we saw a 45% decrease in single family home sales!

In most parts of West Hawaii, motivated sellers are placing their homes on the market to take advantage of the incoming slew of potential home buyers who will be looking for a new home during the holidays and into January. Combine the increase in listings with a small slowdown in the pace of sales, and buyers are finding a little more to choose from in a market that has been starved for inventory.

If you are looking at making West Hawaii home, the market has

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Hapuna Beach on Hawaii IslandNaval Special Warfare plans to triple the amount of small-unit intermediate and advanced training conducted by SEALs and other special operations forces on non-federal lands in Hawaii, with overall training expanding from Oahu and Hawaii island to Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai. The training increase, revealed in a draft environmental assessment, would begin in 2019 as reported by the Honolulu Star Advertiser and posted on the website.

According to the assessment, proposed air-based training would include the use of drones, C-17 cargo carriers, helicopters, MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and AC-130 gunships. New threats from China and Russia facilitate the need to have more troops training on varied terrain, the article states.

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