May 28, 2013

Annual average precipitation in Puako

Weather on the Big Island of Hawaii

Puako, HI climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70′s and warm during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 70′s.
The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 84.70 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 64.00 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually at night.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer with a difference that can reach 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation in Puako Hawaii is 11.17 Inches. We just had 7 inches according to some in a week so we are on track for much more rain this year.

Puako , Paniau Surf Cottage

Puako , Paniau Surf Cottage

Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is December with an average rainfall of 1.94 Inches.

May 26, 2013

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May 24, 2013

Puako petroglyphs on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii

Along the Kohala Coast, the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve features more than a thousand petroglyphs, or kii pohaku, lava rock carvings etched into stone centuries ago by Native Hawaiians. Although the true meanings of the petroglyphs are unknown, it is generally thought these carvings are records of births and other significant events in the lives of the people who lived on Hawaii Island long ago. Just a short walk from the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Holoholokai Beach (a well manicured beach-park with facilities) and the Mauna Lani Resort, or from the South end of Puako, start at Paniau Beach and walk along the coast to the Petroglyphs and you can see the carvings of human forms, canoes, turtles and others in the captivating petroglyphs fields of Puako. Take the kids on a petroglyph hunt and ask them what they think these ancient symbols could mean. On a full moon some of has have been known to walk to the petroglyph field from the South end of Puako where the lava is so lit up from the moon that we haven’t needed a flashlight. It’s been said that the ancient Hawiians walked at night as it was cooler.

Puako Petroglyphs

Puako Petroglyphs

May 23, 2013

Living on Top of the world located in Kohala Ranch, Big Island Hawaii

Located on the Big Island of Hawaii on the North Kohala Coast in the exclusive gated community of Kohala Ranch. Expansive Ocean Views, pool, spa, indoor outdoor living, Resort Style Home in Gated Community. The single level 4,000. square foot home on a very private 11 acre site, nestles on the open range at 1,700 feet elevation and has unbroken, breathtaking views of the island’s enormous volcanic mountains, the endless Kohala coast, the island of Maui and not least, the blue Pacific. The weather is near perfect at a steady 80 degrees…just a bit cooler and less humid than the beaches. From blazing sunrises over the mountain, Mauna Kea, to “take your breath away” sunsets on the Pacific, to moonrises in the brilliant star packed sky; this is one of nature’s most glorious locations. Featured throughout the home are 10 foot ceilings; natural stone, tile and carpeted floors; granite and marble counter tops.
Swimming pool is heated with solar and ranges around 80 degrees.

Direct TV cable service in Master Suites and Great Room. Gourmet Kitchen features Sub Zero and Viking stainless steel appliances (combination refrigerator/freezer), combination wine cooler/refrigerated drawers, ice maker, 5 burner range, combination regular/convection self cleaning oven, microwave, dishwasher.
Outdoor gas grill.

Great Room with pyramid wood ceiling and indirect valance lighting; natural stone floors with area carpets; 6 zone surround audio system, 58 inch plasma TV w/Blue Ray DVD; full size dining area; 30 feet of sliding glass doors disappear completely for spectacular unobstructed view of the lanai, pool, spa, and the ocean beyond.

1 Master Suite with in suite bathroom plus outdoor shower, under counter refrigeration; wood tray ceiling; king size bed; 6 zone surround audio system, 58 inch plasma TV w/Blue Ray DVD; walk-in closet.

1 Master Suite with in suite bathroom; extra long twin beds that can be converted to a king size bed, 42 inch LCD TV w/ Blue Ray DVD.

Rent or Purchase this home in Kohala Ranch

Rent or Purchase this home in Kohala Ranch

May 22, 2013

Steps to buying a home

When you are trying to decide where to invest your money, several options may come to mind—stocks, bonds, a new business or real estate. If you choose real estate, just purchasing properties and hoping to make money isn’t going to work. You have to know some of the basics for making a good real estate investment.
Determine the Type of Real Estate Investment
Determine the type of real estate investing you want to do. You can invest in houses to flip, meaning fixing them up for a quick sale. You can sell or rent out business properties. You can invest in rental properties and become a landlord. You can also invest in foreclosures, either flipping them or selling them as is. A final option is to invest in a combination of real estate ventures.
Find A Good Realtor
Work with a reputable Realtor. This is especially important when you first start investing in real estate. A Realtor can help you learn the ins and outs of the real estate market in your area. Once you become proficient at real estate investing, you may be able to drop the Realtor, researching and making offers on properties on your own.
Do Your Homework
Do your due diligence on each property you consider. Back taxes owed against a property, unexpected repairs, a bad neighborhood and a host of other problems can significantly decrease your income potential. Before making an offer on a property, contact the proper authorities to ensure that all taxes have been paid on the property because you are responsible for any delinquent taxes if you purchase the property. Contact the local police department to find out about the neighborhood.

Get an inspection
Listen carefully to what the inspector says must be fixed on the property. If the inspector finds things that must be upgraded, repaired or replaced, ask if he has a rough estimate of the cost to do the repairs. If the inspector isn’t sure, make note of the problem, and get in touch with local contractors to find out how much it will cost to get the property up to code.
Check the Zoning and Permits
Check the zoning and building permits. In some cases, a building that appears to be a house may be zoned for a business. Some homes have finished basements or additions that were never given a building permit and were never inspected. Having to correct these situations is often a lengthy, and sometimes expensive, venture that may not be worth the trouble.
Check Your Budget
Evaluate your time and budget. Investing in real estate takes a good chunk of time and a considerable amount of money. If you are taking out loans to invest in real estate, be honest with yourself about whether you will be able to pay the note. The same goes with your time. If you have a full time job and a family, determine if you are willing to pass up time with your family and your job to deal with your real estate portfolio.

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 www.VacationBigIsland.com Purchase a home on the Big Island

May 21, 2013

Hawaii offers so much beauty

Hawaii Visitors

The King house great place for sunsets in Puako

The King house great place for sunsets in Puako

With so much beauty to discover, so many historic sites to explore and so many adventures to experience, a return visit to Hawaii Island is inevitable. Now that you’ve had a taste of what Hawaii Island has to offer, explore the island at a more leisurely pace or see regions you weren’t able to see before.

The first place to start is not on land, but in the water. Whether it’s diving with manta rays, going on a whale watching tour, taking a sunset cruise or going on a snorkeling expedition, you’ll find some of Hawaii Island’s biggest surprises out at sea. And while you may have already seen lava meet the sea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, don’t forget to look towards the heavens atop Maunakea for unparalleled stargazing.

Explore the small towns of Hawaii Island and you’re bound to discover treasures in the art and coffee village of Holualoa, Honokaa Town on the Hamakua Coast, and peaceful Hawi in North Kohala. The Pololu Valley Overlook just beyond Hawi and the Waipio Valley Overlook just past Honokaa are worth the trip alone.

And while having extra time to indulge in Hawaii Regional Cuisine, golf and wellness and rejuvenation treatments in Hawaii Island’s best resorts is welcome, a continued exploration of the history and culture of Hawaii can be even more rewarding. Go on a hike and discover amazing petroglyphs on the Kohala Coast. See a hula competition or celebrate with locals at a cultural event or festival. Or tour the amazing art galleries and museums of Hawaii Island to get an even deeper insight into Hawaii’s heritage. On an island this size, there won’t be time to do it all. But with an active volcano still changing the landscape, all this and more will be waiting for you on your next trip back to Hawaii Island.

May 18, 2013

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Client Testimonial about his Real Estate experience and purchase with Pattie Freeman

FRANK H.
PALM SPRINGS , CA 92263

JULY 02,2012

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

In February of this year while vacationing on Hawaii Island my partner and I decided to devote nor or ten days to viewing single family homes for sale in Kailua, Kona and north up the Kohala Coast. Previous to our departure for Hawaii I called Pattie Freeman, a realtor I had met many years ago and had stayed in occasional contact with over the years. I had always been impressed with Ms. Freeman’s style, extremely outgoing, friendly and very savvy regarding the island’s real estate market. Additionally , Patti also was and is the owner of a very successful vacation rental business on the island.

I informed Pattie that we knew what we wanted, price range and areas of interest , and that I would find several properties that were “active” and get the MLS numbers for her. I did this, and when we arrived Pattie had the fie properties we wished to look at all lined up with the listing agents, appointments, etc. As we were staying in Kona , Pattie had the first two properties lined up for mid- morning , then we proceeded to Kohala Ranch, after which she arranged for lunch in the area. Then we proceeded to Hawi to view another property.

That evening we all had dinner together in Kona, and at that time discussed the properties we had looked at during the day. Once particular property stood out with respect to location , price and value. We elected to make and offer on that one property. The next evening we met Pattie for dinner at one of the Gold Coast hotels to review and sign the offer, and the next day the offer was presented, countered and accepted by us all in one day.

This turned out to be an extremely difficult escrow due to underwriting guidelines of our lender. Pattie had to request two extensions of the escrow because of this. One item in particular was a demand that we get an inspection of the “cesspool” to “certify” that the cesspool met EPA guidelines. Pattie immediately got documentation from the County which clearly indicated that this was not a cesspool but, indeed” was a septic system. She also obtained the installation plans , inspection, etc. , certifying that the system had been installed pursuant to existing codes. This was not acceptable to our lender. Then Ms. Freeman engaged, the following day, the services of a licensed wastewater engineer to inspect the system , and to write a report. The engineer’s report made it very clear that not only was this a septic system and not subject to EPA guidelines , but that it was installed pursuant to code and was functional. And there were numerous, similar problems created by our lender, all of which were resolved by Ms. Freeman. She was in Hawaii and we were on the mainland and couldn’t be of any help.

It is sincerely my belief that, had we not had a truly dedicated realtor, i.e., Pattie Freeman, this escrow would never have closed.

Maki Place in Kohala Ranch

Best Buy in Years

May 15, 2013

Develop your investment property with Pattie Freeman on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii

On Hawaii’s Big Island, they call her “Puako Pattie.”

It’s a nick name she’s earned in her more than 30 years of experience in Hawaii’s real estate industry. A master in professional networking two decades before LinkedIn hit the web, Pattie Freeman, the owner and operator of Hawaii Vacation Rentals, can’t seem to go anywhere on the Big Island without running into someone she knows.

It’s these connections that make her so valuable to the many guests of the luxury vacation homes she manages.

“I have the kind of guests that like that one-on-one attention,” she said. “It’s a very personal touch that my company offers.”

You see, Freeman doesn’t just offer her guests luxury vacation homes; she offers them her many connections, as well. If a guest needs something or wants to do something when they visit, Freeman knows just who to put them in touch with.

“Any type of service that the guest wants, we can do it,” Freeman said. “If they want groceries delivered or massages in their homes or private yoga instruction, I can put them in contact with those kinds of people.”

It’s an extremely valuable quality on a small island located more than 2,000 miles off the west coast of the United States. Freeman is a true island insider – something her guests recognize and an aspect that keeps them returning to do business with her.

Patricia Freeman

Patricia Freeman

May 14, 2013

Property Management on the Big Island of Hawaii

We have options for all types of Property Management arrangements here on the Big Island. We also operate as a booking engine for all the islands of Hawaii including Oahu, Maui, and Kauai for now. We can host streaming video of your vacation home.

Please e mail us today at  Seaside at aloha.net so we can help you with your Real Estate and Vacation Rental upkeep. We strive to bring you the best that the Big Island can provide and hope to create a great working relationship with our owners.

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Vacation Rental Management of the King House in Puako Hawaii

Vacation Rental Management of the King House in Puako Hawaii