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December 2019

Found 4 blog entries for December 2019.

LUVA Real Estate agents are busily sending their friends and family on the mainland greetings of “Mele Kalikimaka” and “Hauʻoli makahiki hou”. In response, many of them receive varying responses such as, “Oh, you are so lucky to live in Hawaii!” and “Another day of snow today, how’s the beach?” and a few, “Can I get anymore jealous of you?”

Yes, it IS hard to feel sorry for our friends and family who are dealing with winter, the lack of an ocean view, no swaying palm trees in the gentle air, the sight of humpback whales spouting in the distance. So, here are five reasons 2020 may be your year to finally join us and buy a home in West Hawaii.

  1. Your winter clothes are getting older and instead of replacing them, just throw them out. Forever! Yes,
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Are you considering making a move to West Hawaii with school age children? LUVA Real Estate knows that choosing the right school is as much as a priority as neighborhood location and other important aspects when deciding when and how to move a family to West Hawaii. Luckily, for an island, we have some great choices for schools, including public, charter and private.

Public Schools in West Hawaiʻi

The public junior and senior high schools in the West Hawai’i district are Kealekehehe and Konawaeana. If you live south of Walua Road (which is basically a mile south of Kona), and west of Nani Kailua Road, your kids will be attending Konawena Junior High or Senior High, located in South Kona, south of the Kona Community Hospital. If you live north of

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Homeowners Association (HOA) fees are generally looked upon as a financial headache when purchasing a condo or homes within certain neighborhoods in West Hawaii. However, residents and tenants forget that when the pool stays clean, the landscaping stays vibrant and someone is providing security for them, that those fees are paid for by HOA dues. In light of a few comments LUVA Real Estate has heard from would be homebuyers on the mainland wondering why West Hawaii has “expensive” HOA fees, let’s cover a few of the basics.

Here are the expenses that are included in most condo/neighborhood HOA fees:

Flood, fire, liability and natural disaster Insurance

  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Pool Maintenance
  • Roof and Exterior Repair/Replacement
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As we head into what promises to be a busy home buying season, LUVA Real Estate wishes you all a very happy holiday! We are working extra hard right now with sellers who are motivated to get their homes off the market before the busy season starts at the end of this month and into January. Take a look at our available listings and prepare offers now if you are in the market.

November Sales Statistics

North Kona According to the just released sales statistics from the Hawaii Information Services, the single family home market in North Kona has had an uptick in number of sales and sales volume, the median price has actually decreased year over year from $719,500 t0 $627,500, but year to date in 2019, the median price rose .85% from $643,525 in

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