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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Are insurers writing homeowners insurance policies in 96778 zip code?
As real estate agents, we don't know the answer to your question. Most major insurance companies have websites where you can plug in the zip code to find policy availability. If not t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2015 Home Insurance in 96778
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Is it true that home lenders are not currently lending on homes in Lava Zones 1, 2, and 3 on the Island of Hawaii?
Hi Dlopez101,

I just checked the guidelines for 3 different lenders and none of them will do an FHA loan on a home in Lava Zones 1 & 2. This may not apply to conventional or VA but i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Home Buying in Pahoa
Marianne/Jon…, Home Buyer in Pahoa, HI
Marianne/Jon Marshall answered:
Is it a seller's or buyer's market in Pahoa?
Def. a buyers market at present.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2015 Home Buying in Pahoa
C Borromeo, Home Buyer in Lake Las Vegas, Hend...
C Borromeo answered:
I own my home in Hawaiian Shores and I'm thinking of selling it (more like trying to sell it) this due to current lava situation..Any options for me??
Hi Lindylou,

I'm not an agent. I've actually been considering retiring in the Islands and not the hustle and bustle of Oahu. I've considered certain areas of Pahoa, although my col ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in Pahoa
toxwatch1, Other/Just Looking in Pahoa, HI
toxwatch1 answered:
We have 2 adjoining lots in Nanawale Estates, is this a decent time to try to sell?
You may want to consider the condition your lots are in,. especially if you do not live here in the area - MANY lots here in Nanawale Estates are going to need a lot of heavy-duty clear ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Market Conditions in 96778
crosbylc, Other/Just Looking in Volcano, HI
crosbylc asked:
Any Library jobs in the area?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Home Buying in Pahoa
gtblsa, Other/Just Looking in Hilo, HI
gtblsa asked:
What is Lava zone 1 and 2 mean? Also, is Pahoa a good place to book a vacation rental. We stayed at a vacation home when we visited last year and it was a great experience. We are now looking to do the same thing....then…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Investment Properties in 96778
Galyn Willia…, Real Estate Pro in HI,
Galyn Williams answered:
What lava zones does Nanawale Estates subdivision reside in? Thanks for your input.
Aloha Scott,

Mahalo for your question. Nanawale Estates is in Lava Zone 2. Please feel free to contact me direct (my info is below) on any questions for Nanawale (Homer Owner Ass ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 Home Buying in Pahoa
Lucena Nicol…, Real Estate Pro in Pahoa, HI
Lucena Nicolas answered:
Listing details says "not far from the restaurants, groceries, Pahoa town. So, how far actually are? Local info Map :" no restaurants, No banks? Thank
2 miles to Pahoa Town.. there are banks, restaurants, 7-11, burger king, grocery store and so on. You should google Pahoa Town and Nanawale Estate. Thank you
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Pahoa
Stefanie Sch…,  in Hawaii County, HI
Stefanie Schomaker answered:
Why are the pictures from the house interior are from the year 2007?
Aloha:) Good question! I really do not know why listing agents use older out dated photos for their listings. Are you interested in this property? thank-you stefanie
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Market Conditions in Pahoa
Scott Butter…, Home Buyer in Ocean View, HI
Scott Butterfoss asked:
How much crime in this subdivision? This question was asked from
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 14, 2013 Crime & Safety in Pahoa
Tamara Spurr, Home Buyer in Papaikou, HI
Tamara Spurr answered:
We've noticed that there's no overall general "MLS" system for Hawaii realty - listings vary GREATLY from company to realty
I like Bridge Real Estate -- all MLS listings.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 13, 2013 Home Buying in Pahoa
Galyn Willia…, Real Estate Pro in HI,
Galyn Williams answered:
What is the size of the land & are there any fruit trees.?

Mahalo for your question. I'm sorry, but the property you asked about did not come through with the question. Please contact me directly (my contact info is below) and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 12, 2013 Home Buying in Pahoa
Thalia Naidu, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Thalia Naidu answered:
Why are 2 story homes in Hawaii called 1-story with basement, even if 1st fl is permitted living space?
Typically no homes in Hawaii have "basements" in the mainland sense of the term.
The substrate of all the islands is eventually lava rock (much of it is "blue rock", so hard and dense ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 General Area in Pahoa
Jeanmarie Th…, Real Estate Pro in Pahoa, HI
Jeanmarie Theine answered:
I own a vacant lot in this neighborhood. What would it be worth?
Aloha Janet,

I checked the sales in Hawaiian Beaches/Parks/Shores since Oct. 2012; there have been 28 lots sold ranging in price from $4500-$85,000(ocean-front). The majority of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Market Conditions in Pahoa
Marti Morish…, Real Estate Pro in Keaau, HI
Marti Morishige answered:
Does 14-3461 shell rd,pahoa have county water,electricity, and internet?what is the distance to the beach,airport and shopping mall?
Aloha Grace!

Get this deal while you can! I know the floor plan and it is nice! At $74/sq, ft,, there is no way to build at that price now!

So for your questions! Many homes in ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 96778
Wailana Herb…, Real Estate Pro in Hilo, HI
Wailana Herbst answered:
I have many people interested in buying my home, but they cannot get a loan, Because its in Lava Zone 1?
There are lenders who will lend in lava zone 1 or 2, but potential buyers may have to put down a min of 15% to 20%. And the loan will most likely need to be conventional, VA and FHA ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 15, 2012 Home Selling in Pahoa
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