Home Buying in Kailua Kona : Questions & Answers

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Dan Christen…, Home Buyer in Carlsbad, CA
Dan Christensen answered:
Why have the number of home sales plummeted in the 2nd half of 2014 in Kona.?
The decline in home sales in Kona is for various reasons. They include:
A. Lack of inventory of properties for sale. There is a shortage of properties for sale especially in the under ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 27, 2014 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Roxy Van Boc…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Roxy Van Bockel answered:
I want to buy a house which is being sold by owner only. I have a realtor assisting me. Who will have to pay my realtor's services?
That's sort of a chicken or egg question......the real answer is it generally comes from the funds generated by the sale. As a rule the seller negotiates with the agent for commissi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Roxy Van Boc…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Roxy Van Bockel answered:
New home buyer. Currently living in St Louis, MO, How is it that the property values are so much less expensive here than other locations in Hawaii?
I think you are asking why the Big Island is less expensive than Oahu or Kauai for instance.
A) We're very rural compared to the Oahu. Although we are the largest island we only ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
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
Blake Howell, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Blake Howell answered:
What are the HOA fees at the SEASCAPE ??
Looks like they are currently running around $260/mo.

http://konarealestatenow.com/search/view//AddressAndLoc/seascape/PropertyStatus/active,contingent
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 12, 2014 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Frank Diaz M…, Real Estate Pro in Honolulu, HI
Frank Diaz MBA/RA 808.723.0900 answered:
You want to sell almost a million home with no pictures. I don't get it
A home really should not be listed without at least 6 photos. Trulia accepts at least 12.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 17, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Harry M. Pri…, Real Estate Pro in 96740
Harry M. Pritikin answered:
Wondering about the altitude of 76-205? Is it in Holualoa? How much rent do they charge for each tenant? We are interested.
Aloha,

In this format I cannot send you the listing with links or the map. The property is a little over 100' elevation. I can send you the map with elevation lines on it if you em ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 2, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Ken Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Ken Anderson answered:
Can these be used for vacation rentals? What are HOA fees?
Hi Jimm, the Seascape House Rules Dated September 2006, Section 1-C says the following...

“Rentals must be for not less than an entire Unit and for a minimum of thirty (30) con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 1, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
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
Harry M. Pri…, Real Estate Pro in 96740
Harry M. Pritikin answered:
what is the HOA for the Lower Kaloko Mauka subdivision condos?
Aloha Lankrum,

Perhaps you mean the res/condo subdivision below Kaloko but mauka of the highway called Hualalai Plantations. These are condominiumized single family residences with ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Aug 31, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Harry M. Pri…, Real Estate Pro in 96740
Harry M. Pritikin answered:
how much are the HOA and would they be interested in trade for AZ golf home or MT Hood oregon ski/golf home?
Aloha Terry,

Forgive me is I'm wrong, but I don't see the name of a complex or subdivision in our question. Please email me directly at trustharry@aloha.net and give me the name of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 31, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Mark Hawaii-…, Real Estate Pro in 96753
Mark Hawaii-RealEstate answered:
Recently sold lots
Aloha Kristy,

In what area?

Mark Guagliardo
"Mark G"

Keller Williams Realty
Realty Hawaii Group Leader

Hawaii@KW.com
808.747.9670
http://kwHawaii.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Buying in 96740
Brian McCourt…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Brian McCourt, REALTOR (B) answered:
is it a quiet neighborhood?
Everyone has an opinion regarding the perfect location, elevation, view, etc. What any buyer needs to do is to determine what might be suitable or ideal for him or her, and always be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Lake Bishop, Real Estate Pro in 80249
Lake Bishop answered:
HOA Fees on Condos, also any other taxes or hidden feels
I would also look in to the financial condition of the HOA make sure they are solvent, have enough reserves, and do not have any pending lawsuits Also when looking at the Taxes make sur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
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
aviationwidow, Home Buyer in Kailua Kona, HI
aviationwidow answered:
I'm curious about these homeowners association fees. I've been discounting homes with them as I don't want to retire with monthly outgoings.
Interesting reading, thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Do Mo, Both Buyer and Seller in Kailua Kona, HI
Do Mo answered:
what is price outlook going forward in 2013-14?
You can also see that, as active inventory decreases, the "dogs" are being put on the market to fill the gaps. The is prevalent throughout the mainland and the other islands. Value cost ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 11, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Mark Hawaii-…, Real Estate Pro in 96753
Mark Hawaii-RealEstate answered:
Looking to buy a piece of land in the Capt. Cook area
Aloha!
We are a full service Hawaii Real Estate Brokerage firm that has a team of professional and experienced Hawaii real estate agents who are both willing and able to assist you. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Roxy Van Boc…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Roxy Van Bockel answered:
If I ask one real estate agent to look for properties for me, does that mean it would be unethical for me to
Well.without thinking too hard about the ethics .....buyers should consider the reality. Much depends upon how much of their time you want them to devote to your hunt and care about yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in Kailua Kona
Mark Hawaii-…, Real Estate Pro in 96753
Mark Hawaii-RealEstate 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
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