Connect

Find us on...

Dashboard

Login using...

New Search X

LUVA Real Estate Blog

If you’ve been looking for a worthwhile way to put your money into something that will pay off immediately as well as over time, think about investing in real estate that’s located in an area that’s frequented by vacation seekers, such as Hawaii’s Big Island. Keep reading to get insight about why that may be a very smart move.

The Property is Likely to Be in High Demand

Unlike some areas of the country that have tourism off seasons because the climate is less desirable during some times of the year, Hawaii tends to attract people year round because it doesn’t usually have temperature extremes. If you invest in Hawaiian real estate, you won’t be as likely to struggle with periods where it’s harder than expected to keep the property occupied due to

227 Views, 0 Comments

Living on Hawaii’s Big Island comes with plenty of perks, and there’s no reason to think you have to wait to find your perfect home until you’re living in Hawaii. Thanks to the Internet, you can check out Big Island real estate even if you’re living on another continent. Some companies also offer property management, so if you’re not at a point where you’re able to move into a new piece of property right away, you can rest assured it’ll be in good hands until you make the transition.

Work With a Company That Specializes in Certain Areas

If you’ve made up your mind that you definitely want some Big Island real estate as opposed to some that’s located in another part of Hawaii, aim to find a company that focuses on that area. Working with specialists

242 Views, 0 Comments

*Title insurance insures the purchaser’s of real property on the Big Island of Hawaii from defective titles, liens, and encumbrances.

Protecting purchasers against possible loss is accomplished by the issuance of a title insurance policy, which states that if the status of the title to a parcel of real property is other than as represented, and if the insured suffers a loss as a result of title defect, the insurer will reimburse the insured for that loss and any related legal expenses, up to the face amount of the policy.

92235561-300x200The primary purpose of title insurance is to eliminate risks and prevent losses caused by defects in title arising from the past. Title insurers perform an extensive search of the public records to determine whether there are any

246 Views, 0 Comments

Why Invest in Hawaii Real Estate

There is no better time to buy Hawaii real estate. No one wants to pay more than they have to for property in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. After all, investment potential is one of the greatest benefits of home ownership on the Big Island. You want your home to go up in value while you own it. The less you pay for your home, the more you stand to earn from it.

Hawaii Real Estate, Hawaii real estate investment

4 Tips to get the best possible deal on your home.

2011_Buzios-9731-300x2001. Buy at the right time.

You find better real estate prices during certain times of the year and market conditions. For example, in a slow real estate market, sellers are usually more willing to negotiate to sell their home. Likewise, pay attention to the

302 Views, 0 Comments

If you’ve been thinking of remodeling all or part of your home, condo or luxury pad, you might want to consider a green remodel. According to the National Association of Home Builders, Green Practices in home building and remodeling have marked a shift in the way we live today. Homes built today are 100% more energy-efficient than homes built in the 1970s. Green improvements can save money and help protect the environment. As a matter of fact, Green Building & the movement towards Eco-Sustainability is very popular on the Big Island of Hawaii and you might actually get some tax credits!

What does Green Building actually mean?

It means you use certain materials and practices that are better for the environment and for your health. By following a few

3,034 Views, 0 Comments

Market Your Home for Sale Like A Pro on the Big Island!

LUVA Real Estate Luxury Property Sales

Anyone preparing their home for sale can get hyper-focused on all the little details before it’s ready to be put on the market. However, once the property is listed, this invokes another complicated layer of public persona, communications (staying out of Judge Judy’s fiery grips), negotiations, showings, security, open houses….to name just a few. Now, we’re not even talking about once you actually have an accepted contract – navigating the timelines, escrow, inspections…etc.

101889512-300x201While our current real estate market trends on the Big Island of Hawaii show that inventory is at an all-time low, we have seen that Buyers are still looking for value and in most

595 Views, 0 Comments

Noelani Wooten has joined us at LUVA Real Esate, offering an uncompromising passion for her native Hawaii Island and sharing of the spirit of Aloha.

Noe-smaller-fileNoelani brings with her over 30 years of experience in hospitality, catering, and sales and marketing. Noelani’s past work experience includes positions with iconic hotels on the Kona coast, as well as luxury resorts including Four Seasons Hualalai and Four Seasons Newport Beach. In 2007, she was selected to manage a real estate holding company whose properties included a boutique inn, several residential and business properties and an expansive oceanfront estate at the prestigious Kukio Golf and Beach Club. As a Realtor, Noelani puts these experiences to work for her clients.

Noelani embraces

356 Views, 0 Comments

A group of Kona REALTORS came together today, Friday, September 20th to learn the best mobile applications for photo blogging for real estate marketing. The eight mobile photo apps presented showed the REALTORS why they should take dramatic, fun, beautiful photos and make them more striking and engaging and easily sharable on a variety of social media platforms.

“By showcasing your creativity using photography, you help create curiosity among your potential clients and captivate your audience”, Julie Ziemelis, Ziemelis Communications, who presented the presentation shared with the audience. “You have your phone with you all the time, right? Then take some interesting photos of your listing, the neighborhood, your favorite restaurant and put a photo app

425 Views, 0 Comments

Co-founding partners of LUVA Real Estate, Jean and Yuki Laliberte have taken full control and ownership of LUVA Real Estate, a full service residential real estate and luxury vacation property management company in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Originally a partnership of four when the company first launched last Fall, Mr. Laliberte, a REALTOR and veteran of the entertainment industry, along with his wife, Yuki have assumed control of the company. Mr. Laliberte, as managing partner, is focusing his energies on the following three goals for LUVA Real Estate:

  • Hiring new talent to LUVA Real Estate to expand its base of enthusiastic and service minded REALTORS in Kona.
  • Expanding LUVA’s inventory of luxury vacation properties in Hawaii and in desired travel
486 Views, 0 Comments

Moving to the Big Island of Hawaii can have its challenges when you are looking at real estate on the MLS and you find condos and beach properties that appear to be below the market values than other homes in the area. Look in the comments to see if the property is leasehold. This also holds true for farmland, which in many cases is owned by the Bishop Estate, a trust that owns a sizable portion of the agricultural land on the Big island.

There are generally two types of property you can purchase in Hawaii: Fee simple and leasehold. We recently wrote a post about fee simple, which means you actually own the structure AND the land.

When you purchase a leasehold property you are buying the structure only.

Here is how it works:

When you buy a

935 Views, 0 Comments