Amy Banner Updegrove, CEO of Leverage Global Partners, recently welcomed LUVA Real Estate as the exclusive member in the Big Island, Hawaii. The premier network of luxury real estate brokerages around the world, Leverage Global Partners provides a variety of services from training and marketing to networking and referral placement that enhance what its members offer to their clients. Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been carefully selected as demonstrating innovative leadership and peerless integrity in the field of real estate.
Pololu Valley, located in North Kohala, is a gorgeous sacred valley with a black sand beach, towering green cliffs and a great hike. The second in our “Weekend Adventure” series on the Big Island. our post contains information about Pololu Valley, restaurants, attractions and lodging in the area to make planning a memorable trip easy.
Holualoa, located above Kailua Kona, is a hidden Kona coffee, artists community and verdant gem. Learn more about this charming village surrounded by acres and acres of coffee plantations with a vibrant art community.
July was quite a busy month for condo sales in North Kona with a 108.33% increase year over year from 24 sales in 2016 to 50 sales in 2017 and a 108% increase in sales volume year over year, as well. In South Kohala, the sales volume for condos was up 66.73% over July of 2016. Home prices in Kona are almost at 2006 levels.
A town is only as good as it’s food scene, right? Kailua Kona and the Kohala Coast boast many places to enjoy local, fresh and superb food with many restaurants having the added benefit of viewing the famous Kona sunset each evening with a tasty tropical beverage. Hare are 12 fantastic restaurants we recommend. If you are been to Kailua Kona, you may know some of these classic staples of a great time and good food and we offer a few new ones. Enjoy!
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.