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Wed Nov 11, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
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Sun Oct 5, 2014
toxwatch1 answered:
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 clearing work. Hurricane Iselle brought down hundreds of albezia trees ranging from 60 to 120 feet tall. Most are twisted in two around nid-height, plus, since the lava shield prevents deep roots, the trees are lying over Nanawaleon their sides with root masses 20-30 feet in diameter sticking up. Also, there are lots of holes in the ground, making it easy for workers to trip into and possibly beak a leg. If you do have tree work done be sure your tree copmany is bonded. All this, and I am assuming you are aware of the lava flow we are preparing for - the USGS predictions are that it will miss our neighborhood by at least half a mile, but if the lava continues to flow it will block the only access road into this area - and eventually may block the two alternate gravel roads that the county is working on.

Guess this is a long way around to say this is probably not a good time to sell (or buy) in the Lower Puna area if you don't have to. Pay your property taxes and wait until things stabilizer here.
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
gtblsa asked:
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…
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Marti Morishige answered:
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 Puna are on water catchment tanks. I have had one for over 25 years and only had to buy water three times, so don't let that scare you off. There are many water delivery trucks and they charge about $140 for 3000 gallons. There will be regular electric, but unfortunately, probably not internet except by satellite, but I need to double check.

Pahoa village has many restaurants and a food market, hardware store and much more. The distance to HIlo International Airport is approximately 25 miles from this address. There are several black sand beaches near the airport in the Keaukaha coast area. Or you could go to Pohoiki Beach and boat ramp which is nearer, approximately 10 miles from Nanawale Estates. There is also the popular "Hot Pond" that is close to Pohoiki. For great snorkeling I like to go to Kapoho via Vacationland Estates. That ocean edge is a series of tide pools with breathtaking views of the fish in their element. That area is also approximately 10 miles from Nanawale. Check out an expanded map for the directions!

So whether this house is the right one for you or not, let me know your priorities and we'll help you find what your looking for! Marti Morishige, PB Orchid Properties, LLC 808-982-6630
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Bill Parecki answered:
In regards to your question about long term rentals in or near Pahoa the answer is an unqualified YES!!! as long as your are referring to property in Hawaii. Pahoa is located on the Island of Hawaii in the district of Puna and prices on homes, land and rentals are some of the lowest in the Hawaiian Islands. Puna is the fastest growing area in the Hawaiian Islands due to this fact. Big island has lot of inventory so if you are looking for great prices, this is an area you want to look at. If there is anything else I can help you with please give me a call or email me directly.

Bill Parecki RS, ABR, RECPro, SFR, E-Pro
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Bill Parecki answered:

The lender is going to require the property to have water. If home is on catchment then you will have to replace the water tank and pump and this will have to be done prior to close. This is something that you can ask the seller to pay for. All lender are going to require this (working water system). At this time VA loans are not financing on properties on catchment. Another issue in Puna is the lava zone. Something that you need to know up front. Properties in Lava Zone 1 and 2 have restrictions on what lender will finance. I have seen buyers go into escrow and start the loan process and have a mainland lender not realize till almost the close that property is in Lava zone 1 or 2 and loan fall apart. This is where it pays to have an agent who is familiar with the area. If you are not presently working with an agent give me a call and I will help you.

Aloha nui loa

Bill Parecke, RS, ABR, RDCPro, SFR, E-Pro, CFA
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Wed Jan 4, 2012
Frank Diaz answered:
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