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Tealstarfish, Renter in Ocean Ridge, FL
Tealstarfish asked:
I am searching for a studio for myself, near Kailua-Kona, within walking distance to town. Planning move there in November of this year & may need the place until March of next year, maybe later or sooner, as I'm to live with my adult children who have lived & worked there since2009, but their place is too small for all…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 18, 2016 For Rent in 96740
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How reliable are these listings?
They are not reliable. Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Rentals in 96740
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
whats the market value for property 74-5161 Haleolono Place, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Rather than posting in this generalized section, I would recommend reaching out to a realtor who covers this area by googling real estate company in Kailua-Kona. Then you should reach o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Market Conditions in 96740
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How come the HOA fees are not listed on all of the listings? Are you hiding something?
Of course the fees are hidden!
Many important elements you must know is missing.

The funny thing is, you can have access to ALL the information.
But you CHOOSE to use entertainment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Ownership in 96740
4fire20tiger, Other/Just Looking in Kailua Kona, HI
4fire20tiger answered:
Can you explain to me the housing in Hawaii? I see that some properties require you to be 50% Hawaiian. What is that all about?
The land those houses are built on are controlled by state trusts (originally royal holdings that were seized when the US took control of the islands.) They can only be dolled out to et ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 96740
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
Where can I set a time frame for the months I would like to rent?
Aloha Capojim,

Generally speaking, I don't recommend that you do any large transactions on the Internet.
Find someone that lives or works close to the place you want to rent, and h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Rental Basics in 96740
Donna Reising, Real Estate Pro in Waikoloa, HI
Donna Reising answered:
Need rental home, condo or apartment by Dec 1st for 4 retirees - My Bride & I and two old cats.
How much are you willing to pay for rent and for how long? Also, check with Keahouvet.com - they are one place that will meet your flight to sign off your cats. Check with the airline ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Home Buying in 96740
Mark Guaglia…, Real Estate Pro in Hilo, HI
Mark Guagliardo answered:
Recently sold lots
Aloha Kristy,

In what area?

Mark Guagliardo
"Mark G"

Keller Williams Realty
Realty Hawaii Group Leader

0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 96740
h35bonanza, Home Buyer in Denver, CO
h35bonanza answered:
this is the first time i like a house presented. however i find the price very high compared to the median in the same area. what is the problem?
Hi all I purchased a condo in Kona almost a year ago. Here are some things to consider from a non realtor or seller. First HOA dues are higher than in most parts of the US average $500 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013 Home Buying in 96740
Do Mo, Both Buyer and Seller in Kailua Kona, HI
Do Mo answered:
coqui frogs, do they coak in this neighborhood as bad as other parts of the island? I need my sleep.
Coqui are all over the island and getting worse. Some neighborhoods have stalwart individuals that work the neighborhood to get rid of them.

The local Government basically gave up - ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 96740
Mark Guaglia…, Real Estate Pro in Hilo, HI
Mark Guagliardo answered:
What is the easiest way to determine the health of a Condo complex?
Feel free to contact us and we can provide you with the latest state filing of the association.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in 96740
Bob Myers /…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Bob Myers / Suzanne Patterson answered:
Need ground flr condo & yard space for pudgy Dalmatian & 25 lb Humane Society mutt. What complexes fit?
John is right- the Pines, but Pines II. Pines I would not allow the pudgy Dalmation. There are a few other complexes that allow one dog. You would have to have Board approval for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Rental Basics in 96740
Mark Guaglia…, Real Estate Pro in Hilo, HI
Mark Guagliardo answered:
What's the market look like in Kona these days for buyers now that the election is passed?
The median list price in March for single family homes in Kailua Kona is $817,000. The list prices increased by 3.81% from the previous month.
The price per square foot for listings in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Buying in 96740
apelaj, Home Buyer in Kailua Kona, HI
apelaj answered:
When and why was this street named Apela Place?
Thank you Brian for the information. My last name is Apela and after the passing of my grandfather 6 years ago, I have been trying to find more information about the Apela family line. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 13, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 96740
Diana Woods, Real Estate Pro in Kamuela, HI
Diana Woods answered:
What is the housing market trend for Kailua Kona for the last 20 years?
Just north of Kona town (North Kona) are four resort areas (South Kohala) popular with condo buyers. In a recent blog post I charted 2009 through 2011 with respect to condo median sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 24, 2012 Market Conditions in 96740
Frank Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz answered:
i would like to locate the property that was owned by my grandmother Jane McLaughlin. She died in 1993 and we were not able to retain the property.
I have narrowed it down to two properties. I can send you the attachments. Send me an email - frank@hawaiihome.biz
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 3, 2011 How To... in 96740
Kathy Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Breckenridge, CO
Kathy Christina answered:
Hi Vicki,

Start with your Public Trustee's Office and check the procedures for Tax Lien Sales. However, please note that YOU ARE NOT BUYING PROPERTY....Yet! Successful purchase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 13, 2011 Home Buying in 96740
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