The first step of the home buying process usually begins with meeting with a mortgage professional to develop your financial game plan and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Many times, if you are on the mainland, you can ask family and friends who they could refer you to. However, if you are buying a home or land on Hawaii Island, you most likely don’t know who to call or trust. LUVA Real Estate is making that part of your home buying process much easier by recommending a few local mortgage professionals who have many years of experience helping home buyers weave their way through the process, which has many “only in Hawaii” aspects to it. Here are three mortgage pros whom LUVA Real Estate agents have had great success with, however as always LUVA recommends doing your due diligence to determine what lender might be the best fit for your particular situation. Read More
There has been a brewing argument over property taxes and who is paying most of them for some time in Hawaii due to new legislation requiring second home owners to help pay for teacher salary increases for local schools in the state.
On Friday March 17th, Hawaii celebrated the birth of King Kamehameha III who was the King of Hawaii from 1825 to 1854. Biographer P. Christiaan Klieger cites March 17, 1814 as his birthday, however, early historians suggested June or July 1814, but one accepted date is August 11, 1813. This video showing the celebration from Big Island TV explains more.
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.
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More