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December 2013

Just Listed Colony Villas With Full Price Offer In 2 Days

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My colleague Brandon Hickman, and I just listed Colony Villas 2401 located in a gated community within the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The listing immediately generated considerable interest and we were able to present our sellers with a full price offer in just 2 days.

MLS 268915 Offered At $379,000 

Layout And Features

Colony Villas 2401 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath town home with newly installed wood floors and floor to ceiling windows that span the 2 story great room and bring in lots of natural light. The property is being sold turnkey furnished. This makes it easy for a resident owner to move right in or allows the next owner to continue its success as a popular vacation rental with no additional start up costs.

Amenities in the Colony Villas include two separate pool areas complete with lounge chairs on the pool deck, hot tubs and BBQ areas. There is also a recreation room for indoor events, a fitness center and tennis courts.

Market Update

Inventory on the Kohala Coast has been low over the last few years, but inventory under $400,000 is almost non-existent. Of the thousands of properties on the Kohala Coast there are only 5 listings under $400,000, not including Colony Villas 2401.

In 2013 there has been 33 sales of properties under $400,000 on the Kohala Coast. The large majority of those sales took place in the Waikoloa Beach Resort in the Shores, Fairway Villas and Colony Villas. As inventory continues to be limited into 2014, prices will continue to increase.

Rare Ocean View And Golf Course Frontage Property In Mauna Lani

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The Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast has a lot of fantastic properties to offer.  However, there is one type of property that is becoming harder and harder to find, vacant and build-able lots with an ocean view. The Cape At Mauna Lani Lot 5 is one of the last of its kind.

MLS 267532 offered at $2.69M

The Cape At Mauna Lani Resort is located in a quaint gated community with only 14 home sites. This private community is so quaint that many people do not even know that it exists. From the front gate, the community is unassuming, but enter the gates and you are greeted by unique homes that command your attention.

Lot Layout And View Planes

Drive into the community a little further and you come to Lot 5. From the community road it may just look like a large vacant lot, but once you are on the lot the view opens down the Mauna Lani South golf course and out to unobstructed ocean views. Turn your back to the ocean and you have a perfect view of Hualalai mountain. While this lot is not oceanfront, many people prefer to be just back from the ocean so you have more to look at such as the distinctive contrast of the Kohala Coast landscape of black lava, against green grass that abuts the blue ocean. 

In addition to its ocean views and golf course frontage, The Cape At Mauna Lani Lot 5 is walking distance and just outside the gates of one of the nicest white sand beaches on the Kohala Coast, also known as the Mauna Lani Beach Club.

There are just a handful of oceanfront and near oceanfront build-able properties left. For more information about this lot or others like it while they still exist, feel free to contact me.

 

Large Kona Home With A Pool And Ocean Views

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A successful vacation rental and second home, 75-441 Hoene street is a large, well-maintained 3 bedroom 3 bath home that includes a recreation room in over 2,200 square feet of living space and an open floor plan.

 MLS 265961

The Layout

The main level of this home provides ocean and sunset views. You see these views as soon as you walk in the door as well as from the dining, living and kitchen areas. Also on the main level is a large master bedroom with a walk in closet, guest room and bathroom. An open stairway leads up to an airy office. A large wrap around lanai with suspended swing benches allows you to live and entertain outdoors while enjoying the cool elevation and ocean views.

Slide02 Extra Living And Lounging Space

Downstairs is a well laid out laundry room, guest room, bathroom and large recreation room. The recreation room includes a wet bar and is a great space for games, relaxing or could double as a separate living area from the main level. As you see in the picture below, this space currently has a few punei (day bed), which are perfect for naps after a long day in the pool.

Just minutes from shops restaurants and beaches, this property is located in the Kailua View Estates neighborhood at a comfortable elevation of approximately 600 feet.

Offered fully furnished at $749,000, this property is ready for you to move in to and start using as your primary residence or a second home that doubles as a vacation rental.

Lowest Price Per Square Foot Home In Kona

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If you are looking for a home in Kona under $400,000 you have noticed that your options are slim. Offered at just $359,000, 73-1228 Kaiminani drive is lowest price per square foot home in Kona.

 New Living room

Priced To Sell Quickly

Sitting on 10,210 square feet of land, this home features 1,718 square feet under roof and all on one level. There are 4 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a bonus room off the dining area.  The large windows in this home provide lots of natural light and airflow. A unique feature of this home are the white pine walls in the living space. The natural light that flows into the home make this home feel like a bright and spacious cabin.

MLS 266716 Hoomana House Driveway edited

Exterior Features

The landscaping at this property is easy to maintain with lots of potential to elaborate if you enjoy gardening. When you first drive up to the property you are greeted by well sculpted and extensive rock wall work. There is a two car carport with an outside storage closet, an additional storage closet on the side of the house and lots of storage inside the home.

One of the hidden treasures of this property is behind the house. A large cement slab in the back of the home is positioned perfectly for a picnic table and umbrella. Enjoy expansive ocean, sunset and coastline views from this back recreational area.

Hoomana View Edited

This is a large, charming home with lots of square footage for the price. This home has lots of potential and would be a great starter home, rental or retirement home. With a slim selection of houses under $400,000 I don’t expect this home to last on the market long.

Award Wining Hawaii Business For Sale – Trudy’s Island Arts

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Over the years, I’ve had a number of clients who have wanted to move to Hawaii, but finding a job was the one thing keeping them from their dream. Here’s a solution to the problem. How about buying a business like Trudy’s Island Arts?

Gifts By Local Artists

Trudy Farley has spent the last 10 years building the successful retail business of Trudy’s Island Arts. Making connections with over 60 local artists, Trudy’s Island Arts offers a wide variety of mediums from paintings to jewelry to Christmas ornaments. You will also find interesting pieces that make great gifts such as pens carved out of local woods, hand painted silk scarves and one of her best selling items, the etched glass wine stopper.

Prime Location Equals Booming Business

Located in the Kona International Market Place shopping center, the storefront captures visitors attention with colorful, fun and uniquely Hawaiian displays of what is inside. The location of the store within the shopping center is right in front of the daily Kona Town Trolley stop, which has been great for business. In fact, business has been so good that the store has had to expand 3 times. The shopping center also provides a shuttle service for cruise ship passengers on days when the cruise ship is in town.

Turdy’s Island Arts MLS 268545

Offered at just $75,000 and grossing $200,000 in 2012, Trudy’s Island Arts offers a lucrative opportunity for someone to walk into a fun, turnkey business. With established business affiliations and awards such as its recent title of “#1 Gift Shop In West Hawaii”, Trudy’s Island Arts has become known as a convenient location for gifts and souvenirs for visitors and residents.