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Total sales were on the rise in January 2020 on Oahu, with combined condominium and single-family home sales rose 12.6%. Single family home sales were up by 7.7% and condominium sales up by 16.3%. 

Looking closer at the 265 single family homes that sold last month, median sales price was $770,000 which is a slight increase over January 2019 by 0.3%. According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, about 41% of these sales were between $600,000-$799,999 price range. In the Oahu condo market, the 379 sales in January 2020 had a median sales price of $429,000, a 7.5% price increase when compared to January 2019. The Honolulu Board of Realtors reported that the “most substantial portion of condominium sales occurred in the $300,000 - $499,999 price range,

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We are a group of adventurers, dog lovers, surfers, activists, Netflix bingers, paddlers, caffeine addicts, parents, partners…the list could go on and on! One thing that we all have in common is, of course, our love for Real Estate. Every agent’s perspective and experience makes our LUVA Real Estate team who we are and we want to share with you our stories with our Agent Spotlight.

Sara joined LUVA Real Estate in 2014 and after working for three years as a transaction manager, office trainer, and salesperson, became a Broker in 2018 and is now the Broker-in-Charge for LUVA . Before entering into the real estate industry, Sara has past experiences in a multitude of venues including business, medical management and owned a clothing boutique. However,

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 With the new year and new decade, we are looking forward to another year of steady growth on Oahu! The LUVA Real Estate team on Oahu has remained busy over the holiday season, Broker Kimi Correa stating that “buyers are active, there are multiple choices for them so they have the convenience of taking some time in the decision making process before jumping in and making an offer on a property.” Also, with the Blue Water Navy Act kicking in this month, she feels it will help push some VA buyers further along the home buying process who have been holding off on making purchases.” Read more about the impacts that the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act will have on VA loans here. 

 

December 2019 Sales Statistics 
The single-family home market on

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With months of wrangling behind us and the dust now settling, the County of Hawaii has passed Bill 108 and it is now an ordinance, which lays the ground rules going forward for everyone who owns short term vacation rentals on Hawaii Island.

According to the ordinance, “short-term vacation rental” means a dwelling unit of which the owner or operator does not reside on the building site, that has no more than five bedrooms for rent on the building site, and is rented for a period of thirty consecutive days or less.

As a new buyer, you will only have the ability to create a short term vacation rental business if you either (a) buy a property in a resort, hotel, or commercial zone; or (b) buy a property in a neighborhood with residential or agricultural

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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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Some of the most enduring and ancient structures on the Big Island were built with lava rocks in the dry-stack method, utilizing no mortar. Today, examples of beautiful lava-rock walls can be seen throughout the islands on residential properties, commercial areas, and alongside roads and highways.

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In the state of Hawaii, the most talented rock-wall masons are located right here on the Big Island. Because of the abundance of lava rock on our volcanic island, the opportunities for building walls and terraces out of lava are seemingly endless. Multi-generational Hawaiian, Tongan and Samoan masons specialize in this quintessentially island-style of building. But before you hire a mason, be sure to ask around to find the most reputable and skilled

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Aloha in the Details…

Part of the fun in Real Estate is getting to know my clients and forming lifelong friendships along the way. When a client allows me to enter their home, they are sharing with me a very intimate part of who they are, what their life is about, what’s important to them, their stories and what they hope to do in the future. Their homes reflect their life and I couldn’t be more grateful that they chose to include me in a small part of it. One of the things I like to do, especially here in Hawaii, is being able to see the visual storytelling unfold through the art, decor choice and details throughout their homes. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites with you.

Hawaii has beautiful landscaping. My client brought this art piece

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LUVA Real Estate Hawaii

Having closed over 50 transactions at Kanaloa at Kona in the course of my Real Estate career, my associates playfully dub me as the “King of Kanaloa.” I’ve been fortunate to have spent many years getting to know the intimate details of this beautiful property that perhaps most others may not think about.

1) The Friendliest Staff Members

From the front desk to the landscaping crew, the staff at Kanaloa treat guests with respect and Aloha.

2) People Come Back Year after Year

With so many things to love about this property, it’s no wonder that guests choose to return every year.

3) Best Location

The term “location” gets over-used quite a lot but Kanaloa is truly in its own unique area of Keauhou, Kona on The Big Island. The environment

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LUVA co-founders Jean Laliberte and Yuki Laliberte announced the naming of Brian Collins as a partner with their company LUVA Real Estate and LUVA Vacation Rentals.

Brian has been working as a consultant for the firm and the transition to partner was a natural progression aimed at building a long-term mutually beneficial relationship between the partners Jean, Yuki and Brian. Brian comes from a background in business startup and sales and marketing. When contacted for comment, Brian stated“ I am very excited and pleased to be named partner at LUVA. The brand that we are building and the people that work with us make me extremely optimistic that LUVA will have a strong and long lasting presence in Real Estate and Vacation Rental Services not only in

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Today, many home buyers and sellers are considering not utilizing a real estate agent when buying/selling homes in the interest of saving money. However, most of them haven’t realized that the process of selling and buying a home is more complicated than what they assume. They do not realize that hiring a real estate agent can actually save them more money compared to when they try to handle the transaction themselves.

The Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

For Buyers

  • You may not spend your money paying the commission, most of the time the seller will pay it.
  • They will help you find the right homes that meet your wants and needs.
  • They will help you negotiate the best deal for the home.
  • They also will help you to arrange a home
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