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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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Flooding in Kailua Kona

In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes and subsequent flooding that have crippled Texas, Florida, and the islands in the Atlantic Ocean, LUVA Real Estate wanted to give you an update on Hawaii’s flood insurance programs.

The amount Hawaii island residents pay for flood insurance could change when the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the county take effect this fall.

Changes by the Federal Emergency Management Agency were made to better identify known flood risks. The new maps will be used for flood insurance, land use, development, and regulatory purposes.

In West Hawaii, the biggest flooding issue we experienced lately was the 2010 Japanese tsunami that flooded downtown Kailua Kona and damaged many homes

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House Bill 1244 Hawaii Cesspool legislationDid you know that cesspools in Hawai`i release approximately 55 million gallons of untreated sewage into the ground each day? Cesspools in Hawai`i release as much as 23,700 pounds of nitrogen and nearly 6,000 pounds of phosphorus into the ground each day, which can stimulate undesirable algae growth, degrade water quality, and impact coral reefs.

It is due to this threat to our local environment and to our bays and beaches that the state of Hawaii created Wastewater System rules banning new cesspools statewide. Hawaii has been the only state in the country that allows new cesspools. The banning of new cesspools statewide stops the addition of pollution from approximately 800 new cesspools per year.

House Bill 1244, if signed by the governor, will

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Hawaii is a popular destination for many vacationers and that is why many people choose to purchase investment property in Hawaii. There are many different neighborhoods in Hawaii and each one has different characteristics. Here are just a few of the Big Island neighborhoods.

Kona

Kona is a popular location for visitors to Hawaii and it is ideal for investment properties. It is divided into North and South Kona. North Kona is on the west side of the Big Island and features luxury communities. This part of the island is known for beaches, snorkeling, golf, and for hosting the World Ironman Championships annually.

South Kona is made of coastal villages and features many beaches and oceanfront properties. This neighborhood of Hawaii is known for

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Buying or selling property is a big undertaking that usually involves a large amount of money. This is why it is important to carefully choose the company you will be working with. Here are some three tips to help you to choose the right real estate company for your real estate needs.

The Basics

The first thing you will need to do is to decide what you need in a realtor. Are you looking primarily for selling, buying, or both? Look for a company that specializes in the type of real estate transactions that you want to be doing. Some real estate companies may be specialists in industrial real estate transactions, while others may be more involved in residential sales. Knowing the type of transactions you will be completing will help you to narrow the

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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

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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

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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

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