Real Estate Trends

Feb. 3, 2023

A Downtown Kona Landmark Nears Its Return

Are you and your ‘ohana looking to make an island getaway—either as kama’aina or as visitors from afar?

Then get ready to say aloha once again to one of the most-distinguished hotels in all of Hawai’i in the coming years!

The iconic Kona Bay Hotel—often known as ‘Uncle Billy’s’ throughout ...

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Jan. 27, 2023

A Big Island Bargain in Ninole?!

You know what they say---you get what you pay for.

Unless, of course, you’re talking about an 11,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom mansion along the Hamakua coast!

That’s right—a mansion built back in 2005 was listed for auction this past year, and was successfully bid by a Big Island couple who plan ...

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Jan. 20, 2023

Which Neighborhood Had the Most Impressive Sales Numbers on the Big Island in 2022?

Greetings!

We hope you enjoyed our reporting on the final month’s statistics for the Big Island of Hawai’i in the prior year, and this week Karen Bail and company are here once again to help you make sense of the numbers as we cast our gaze towards the final year-end ...

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Jan. 13, 2023

How Did the Big Island Market Close Out the Year?

There’s no doubt about it—2022 was certainly quite a year!

The past twelve months saw a great many things changing around the local real estate scene, from buying trends to mortgage rates and pretty much everything in between. Karen Bail and company, as always, are here to shepherd you through ...

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Jan. 6, 2023

Hawai’i’s Economic Forecast Sunny Despite Growing Nationwide Economic Clouds

Of the countless reasons to make the Big Island of Hawai’i home, perhaps none stand quite so tall as the unbeatable weather. We’re so lucky to experience such balmy temperatures and unrivaled natural beauty year-round here on the island, and according to the latest report from the University of Hawai’i ...

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Dec. 30, 2022

The Big Island is Back in Business for 2023 and Beyond

There’s no doubt about it—the pandemic decimated tourism and our local economy back in 2020.

Life became very hard for so many among us due to the complete lack of visitors and the slow rebuilding from the Safe Travels program, but as the years have passed so too have the ...

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Dec. 23, 2022

Are You In Need of a Top-Flight Real Estate Professional Here in Hawai’i? Then Read On!

In a previous blog, we shared just how important it is to select a realtor with the right expertise, experience, and approach to help you and yours navigate an ever-changing, ultra-competitive real estate marketplace. The Big Island of Hawai’i is truly a place like no other, and that just might ...

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Dec. 16, 2022

Ready to Get Your Ultraman On This Fall?

There are countless things that make the Big Island of Hawai’i a place like no other: the ‘aina, the kama’aina, the aloha spirit, and the food, just to name a few of our favorites. Eager travelers the world over continue to make our island home one of the most sought-after ...

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Dec. 9, 2022

Thinking of Making an Investment in Big Island Real Estate? Read This First!

Have you been thinking about finally wading into the waters of purchasing real estate as an investment for your financial future?

If so, you’re in good company!

We all know investments are critical to your financial well-being and bottom line, and real estate remains one of the most lucrative and ...

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Dec. 2, 2022

The Big Island Slowdown Continues as 2022 Comes to an End

Mele Kalikimaka, everyone! We hope you had an excellent Turkey Day, and here’s to one of our favorite times of the year 🎄

It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming in 2022, doesn’t it? And what a year it’s been! From record-setting numbers to interest rates exponentially rising—and ...

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