The Hawaii Team Real Estate Blog

$600,000 in Four Months

$600,000 in Four Months

One of our clients went under contract on a $3 million condo at the end of September 2021. For a variety of reasons, we had a delayed closing, and the property finally closed the second week of January 2022. From the time my clients went under contract at a purchase...

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April 2022 Featured Activity & Restaurant

April 2022 Featured Activity & Restaurant

Featured Activity: Hawaii Forest and Trail Volcano Tour You won’t want to miss this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime visit to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park where Kīlauea Volcano is putting on a show in its Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The volcano began erupting in Halemaʻumaʻu...

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The Rules of The Game for Buying in Hawai`i

The Rules of The Game for Buying in Hawai`i

Story # 1: A two-bedroom condominium goes on the market in the Mauna Lani Resort. Listing agent tells everyone they have two hours to do a virtual tour of the property before the renters check in for the next three weeks. Property comes on the market at $1.95 million...

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March 2022 Featured Activity & Restaurant

March 2022 Featured Activity & Restaurant

Featured Activity: Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Watch the sunset from the highest point in the Pacific when you join Hawai`i Island Holidays on a jaunt to the summit of Mauna Kea. Your guide will transport you to this eye-popping location situated amidst the...

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This is NOT a Bubble

This is NOT a Bubble

There’s been an awful lot of discussion lately about the real estate market across the country, but more specifically here in Hawai`i. There does not seem to be a slowdown in price appreciation, buyer interest, or the people flooding into Hawai`i. At the end of last...

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Kona Market Stats- January 2022

Kona Market Stats- January 2022

January Market Stats for each of the 6 beach resorts along the Kona/Kohala Coast. Very low product inventory led to much slower sales in January over December, with no closed sales in Kukio, Hualalai Vistas, or Kona Hills.  Waikoloa Beach Resort wins for the number of...

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February Big Island Feature Activity

February Big Island Feature Activity

Jack’s Diving Locker   Jack’s Diving Locker with shop locations at Honokohau Harbor and on Alii Dr. in Kona has been teaching people how to enjoy the ocean since 1981! They will teach you and your children how to snorkel and scuba and they have all of the gear...

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Kona Coast Luxury Home Sales Comparison

Kona Coast Luxury Home Sales Comparison

12-month Market Stats for each of the 6 beach resorts along the Kona/Kohala Coast. 2021 turned out to be a banner year for luxury real estate on the Gold Coast of Hawaii Island. The tables below are summaries of the sales for Condominiums and Single-Family Homes in...

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January 2022 Big Island Activities & Restaurants

January 2022 Big Island Activities & Restaurants

Featured Restaurant: Meridia This month’s featured restaurant is Meridia at the Westin Hapuna in the Mauna Kea Resort. It’s hard to beat amazing food in a great atmosphere with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Hapuna’s new signature dining experience...

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Taxes and Go KW Luxury

Taxes and Go KW Luxury

There’s no question there has been record home value appreciation across the entire country and the state of Hawai`i must be in the top five markets. In areas across our entire state, we’ve seen anywhere from 17% appreciation to 40% appreciation. It’s been remarkable....

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Should You Invest in a DST?

Should You Invest in a DST?

The first question many of you may have is, “what is a DST?”. DST stands for Delaware Statutory Trust. Why the name? It is simply a separate legal entity created under the laws of Delaware to hold a beneficial interest to one or more income-producing commercial...

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