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August 2019

Found 4 blog entries for August 2019.

   The future of the West Hawaii community is our young people. We look to them for solving the problems of our island for the next generation of   residents and visitors on this island.

In support of education and career growth, LUVA Realtor, Samar Obra, is spearheading the second annual Wahine Workshop on September 25th, 2019 from 5-6:30 at the Pink Mocha Cafe in north Kona. The Wahine workshop was founded by Samar, who grew up in Holualoa, graduated from Kealakehe High School, and later UH Manoa. After working in real estate in Kona she created the Wahine Workshop with the intent of giving back to the community that nurtured her to become a successful entrepreneur.

The Wahine Workshop is lead by women who are successful local business owners and

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The headline here could read, “Home sales rise 88% year over year” which most likely would shock you. But they DID rise that much over last year because the numbers from July 2018 reflected what happened to the local real estate market due to the eruption of Kilauea, which started in May of 2018 and ended in August. However, even though home sales were at a relative stand still during the middle of the summer last year, the median price of homes did not dip that significantly, as sellers held their ground hoping for the eruption to end.

Thankfully, the lava stopped flowing on August 3, but it took another three months to get home sale activity back to where it was the year prior in the fall. Good news is that today, the market is healthy and is neither

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If you have been to Hawaii Island and have said to yourself, “I could retire and spend the rest of my life here” you certainly would not be alone. With a growing amount of Baby Boomers in and heading into retirement age, LUVA Real Estate agents have seen quite an influx of retirees vs families and Millenials deciding to purchase a home or condo in West Hawaii.

Many of these new residents have saved to create a nest egg to live comfortably, or they are able to live off of investment income or pensions or some continue to work side jobs when they move here to keep the budget for travel and entertainment more fluid because of the notorious high cost of living in Hawaii. 

Did you know that Hawaii was ranked #2 by Kiplings as the best state to retire to?

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Going back to school in the Fall is an exciting time for many school children across Hawaii, however, for some local children, single parents scramble to be able to afford new clothes and school supplies to send kids confidently into the next grade up.

LUVA Real Estate agent, Jonika MacDonald helped spearhead a fundraiser to purchase new outfits for school children along with the local chapter of the Young Professionals Networking Group (YPN) of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors for a “Back-to-School Bash and Clothing Drive” in late July. The Realtors joined forces with a variety of local business people to purchase and distribute clothing and supplies to hundreds of students from Kindergarten to 7th grade in West Hawaii.

“We reached out to

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