There are some good answers here from local Realtors on the property variances and resulting prices in our area. One thing to add is that there may be some underlying information about a particular piece of property that the neighbors do not share, such as assessments to the property, internal damage, etc.
Short sales will affect averages down, and some remodels and upgrades could affect prices up. Smaller areas will be affected more severely by these issues (ie: 1 in 10 vs 1 in 1,000)
If you are working with a local realtor they will be able to find additional information not only on a particular property, but also the surrounding areas. Each realtor is an independent contractor so it is in their best interest to help you get the information you need to make a sound decision.
Aloha and happy house hunting.
Cindy Barnett, R(S), e-Pro
Clark Realty Corporation
First of all, if you are seriously looking for property in Kona, and want accurate up to date information, you should join my daily email newsletter called the UPdate. The Daily UPdate is a unique service that I developed in 1993 specifically to help people who were planning to move to the Big Island but couldn't find all the information they needed in one convenient format. It includes new listings, price changes and sales for the previous 24 hours of real estate activity and covers land, homes, condos and businesses. You can join from my website: http://www.konarealestateagent.com
Trulia's median price is not a reflection of the market in a particular area. What you need is a Comparative Market Analysis which I can generate and email to you. Please tell me a little about the property, the name of the neighborhood, street address and, if possible, the MLS# and/or TaxKey number.
Yes, if you give me enough information such that I can identify the home I can get floor plans and all the other details you are requesting.
Harry M. Pritikin R(BIC) Big Island Specialist
Big Island Real Estate UPdates
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Please consider contacting an individual Realtor, and communicating your questions to him/her directly. There is all sorts of information the Realtor can provide you -- but it really depends on which particular property caught your eye.
John M. Sevick, RS; Kona Coast Realty Corporation; Kailua-Kona; 808-938-1004 iPhone for voice, text or internet; firstname.lastname@example.org