Kailua-Kona Real Estate: SOLD! Video Tour of Pualani Estates Short Sale

This is the very popular 4bed/3bath, 2 story, Melia model home in Pualani Estates!

This home was originally purchased by the Sellers with option #8 from the developer, which added an additional 375 sqft of wrap around lanai! Additionally, this home has central air conditioning, mature/irrigated landscaping, ocean views, and is in fantastic shape. A short sale property, this property was priced very competitively!

As the listing agent, I shot high quality photographs, and syndicated this listing to a variety of real estate and social media sites  across the world! Within days of hitting the market we had multiple offers come in and the eventual buyer got a fantastic price.

Many of the inclusions in this resale, the developer now, in their new offerings, do not include. You pay extra for air conditioning, landscaping, irrigation, etc.

Pualani Estates is minutes from down town Kona, in a fantastic location! I have sold multiple home in Pualani Estates, and have another on the way into escrow. If you have any questions about Pualani Estates, current developer offerings, or just want to chat about Kailua Kona real estate, feel free to contact me!

Pualani Estates, 75-6133 Haku Mele Street, SOLD 12/5/12 for $352,000, MLS 255608

West Hawaii Oceanfront: Kona Bay Estates 2 Parcel Offering

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My listing at 75-5444 Kona Bay Drive offers contiguous oceanfront parcels, TMK numbers   3-7-5-5-40 & 3-7-5-5-41 together for purchase! 
Live in your airy 3bed/3bath deluxe beach cottage that boasts ocean views from every room, while building the estate property you’ve always dreamed of next door (Lot #40)! Together these parcels combine for over half an acre of oceanfront living!

Lot #40 offers you 16,972 sq. ft. of prime ocean front property that is hands down one of, if not THE BEST parcels on the market!

Kona Bay Estates is a mature, private, gated, ocean front community that provides 24/7 roaming security, direct beach access & represents the truly exquisite Kona lifestyle.

Enjoy ocean front living at it’s finest in Kona Bay Estates!

Hualalai Property, With A Tree House!

Holualoa is my home. Being lucky enough to spend my childhood in the cool mountain town and currently living in the area, I take pride in being able to help people who are interested in or have questions about our town. Being so familiar with the area has proven to be very helpful, as a large amount of my business has included property sales in Holualoa and the surrounding areas.

Right now there is a very unique property for sale in the Holualoa area.  76-718 Hualalai Road is an almost 3 acre parcel that has been granted preliminary subdivision approval. This means that with conditions being met, of the original singular tax map key or parcel of 2.97 acres, there will now be 3 individual parcels!

This property has just come back on the market, at new reduced price of $598K, down from its original list price of 659K!

76-718 Hualalai Road, MLS 256365 

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The main house is a split level, remodeled, 2bed/2bath home, that is very comfortable and has great ocean views. As you meander down the well maintained driving path to view possible building sites you find yourself surrounded by an organically raised multitude of vegetation. Mature coffee trees, mango, papaya, and lilikoi are just a few of the many varieties of edible delights on the property! After a short walk you come to your first possible building site. A little further north-west on the property,  you come to your second building possible site, both have HUGE ocean views!

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If that weren’t enough, nestled in one of the many majestic monkey pod trees, is a house! A well-built tree house! Are you kidding me? Wow! Not only is it extremely well-built, screened in, spacious, etc….your views of the Pacific are tremendous!Kona Tree House, Hualalai Tree House, Kona Property Blog, Holualoa Property Expert, Kona Listing Agent, Kona Buyer's Agent,

This property screams opportunity, as the sky is the limit for what someone could do. There is room to expand the agricultural side, room and ground work in place to build additional structures, along with the possibility of becoming a vacation rental destination.

You aren’t going to see this type of opportunity very often in Holualoa. The uptick on this property is tremendous, let me know if I can arrange a viewing for interested parties!

Buyer Property Tips – Asking The Right Questions

When previewing property in West Hawaii remember you aren’t just looking at the home, condo or land, you are gathering valuable information. The quality of the information you gather will prove itself to be very helpful, when you are ready to make an offer. Simple questions you ask can save you thousands of dollars when it comes to the negotiating process!

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Often times listing agents of the subject property host the viewings. You will arrive with your buyer’s agent, and the listing agent will give you a tour of the property. On this tour you will have the opportunity to:

Ask pointed questions

Why are the current owners selling?

Moving off island? Job loss?  Illness in the family? Just testing the market? You will get valuable information into the sellers motivation, and how quickly the property needs to be sold. This simple question can speak volumes. Let the listing agent talk, as you listen and take notes.

How did you arrive at the current list price?

Each property is unique, with each seller having different motivations. You will at times run into a seller that is holding out hope for that one buyer that is willing to pay much higher than market value, believe me, I’ve run into them myself!

Realtors provide their clients with facts and figures, market statistics that illustrate where the market is and at what price the sellers are most likely to sell their property. Once presented, sellers embrace this information, or take into consideration and position their property differently. The listing agent will have provided this information, and if the property is $50,000-$75,000 overpriced, will have a hard time keeping a straight face.    What he or she will be able to do is provide neighborhood information, and give you the reasoning/facts as to their current price.

At the conclusion of the showing make sure you and your buyer’s agent discuss what the listing agent has relayed. Compare notes and fact check with your agent on what was presented in the showing.

Remember, you aren’t just looking or previewing, you are gathering valuable information on that property, and on that specific seller. Information that you can put in your buyer’s tool kit, that will help YOU when it is time to write-up an offer!

I’m off to show property in beautiful West Hawaii, stay tuned for more buyer property tips!

Alii Drive Oceanfront Cottage HUGE Price Reduction!

**Post Update** The below mentioned property SOLD April 1, 2012 for $650,000 CASH!

This stunning property was on my short list of HOT buys in West Hawaii, and this morning catapulted itself to the top of the list.

My phone rang earlier today, and with it came HUGE news! I was alerted that the below oceanfront cottage that was originally listed at $949,000 in May of 2011, reduced to $799,000 over the past year, had been reduced by another $100,000, offered for purchase now at  $699,000!

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78-6654 Alii Drive is an oceanfront lot a little over 9,000 sqft. The single level residence is a super cute 1bed/2bath cottage located on Keauhou side of Alii Drive. Seller has completed plans for an upstairs addition which I am in receipt of and am happy to pass along to interested parties.

Your view looks directly onto the surf break of Kahaluu Beach Park, giving you the option to go for a snorkel or grab your board and jump in!

West Hawaii, oceanfront, $699,000…unbelievable!

West Hawaii’s Newest Real Estate Blog!

As a West Hawaii resident whose profession is real estate, launching a blog devoted to property, lifestyle and island happenings I felt had the potential to be informative and helpful to persons interested in our own wonderful part of the Big Island, West Hawaii.

I have been an active, licensed Hawaii Realtor with Clark Realty Corporation since 2007 and with that has brought market experience, knowledge, along with a few absolutely hysterical stories!

Real estate isn’t just a “job” for me, it is something I personally enjoy. Being able to preview, show and sell amazing property in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, truly is a gift.


Mahalo for stopping by, and be sure to check back frequently for updates!