YOUR HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

LAST NIGHT ON NATIONAL NEWS you heard a real estate report with almost exactly the same words published in this blog on 4/11/07. “There is no first time buyer traffic, therefore the move up buyers are unable to sell their homes.” Sub-prime lenders have changed their down payment requirements, with most loans now requiring 10% [...]

MOVING? You Need These Numbers!

BEFORE YOU MOVE TO WEST HAWAII you will be wanting to call for the basic services in Kona – that’s assuming you won’t be living off the grid. 808-643-3456 Telephone 808-329-3584 Electric 808-322-0600 Water 808-935-0021 Gas 808-329-2418 Cable 808-329-9311 Newspaper IF “OFF THE GRID” MEANS NOTHING to you, you might want to check on the [...]

My Quest for a Flat Big Island Map

THE ONLY THING I’M MORE EMBARRASED TO ADMIT than taping copied pages of the West Hawaii Map book to my bedroom wall is how long it took me to figure out why the edges of the pages wouldn’t match up. Not that you’re as slow on the up take as I am, but it’s because [...]

KAHAKAI – Today’s Caravan Hit – 4/19/07

MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT when I saw the Hawaiian beauty located at the top of Kahakai Estates. Situated on an acre lot, it looks across the coastline and down into Kailua Bay! Exotic Merbau wood details accent artistic details throughout this home. Pool, outdoor kitchen, stone carvings, fountains, deep covered lanai, stone and exotic [...]

Paradise Pinnacle – Pipefish

DIVE DAY AT LAST: Captain Roger gave permission to board the Jack’s Diving Locker boat, Na Pali Kai, around 9am Saturday morning for a two tank advanced dive. So much for an early start – but no worries, that is 8am Hawaiian time and today was for fun. Besides, on advanced trips we get extra [...]

Kona Caravan April 12

PRETTY AS A PICTURE, full of strong color and artistic creative interest, this new listing occupies 4.38 acres away from busy streets, a little north of Hina Lani at a nice elevation. The master suite is to die for. It has great views, a wonderful pool and lots of other features. 4/4 – 3280sf – [...]

BOA April Real Estate Report

BANK OF AMERICA released it’s monthly report on April 5th. On Page 16 it said, “There is no first time buyer traffic, therefore the move up buyers are unable to sell their homes.” Sub-prime lenders have changed their down payment requirements, with most loans now requiring 10% down. The implication here being that after 7 [...]

Next Caravan April 12

NORTH OF LAKO! In order to allow us time to view all the new listings our caravans are divided into areas. This Thursday we will see all the new listing that are North of Lako. I will also make my way farther North to see the listings that will be open in the Resorts. I’ll [...]

Lucky to Move to Kona

“LUCKY TO LIVE HAWAII” is a saying you’ll often hear in the islands.Almost everyone I know who lives in Kona feels that way. There is a gentle spirit here, a beauty that goes beyond the vibrant color of the flowers, fragant breeze and clear waters. It is Aloha. WE MOVED HERE FOR THE DIVING. Like [...]

Aloha from Joyce!

MAHALO for visiting my blog, part of the Aloha Living Blog Network. My husband and I love living in Kona, and I hope to be able to share with you both my professional and personal thoughts about buying, selling, and diving on the Big Island, Hawaii. In the days to come I plan to tell [...]