When my husband and I relocated from Dallas to Honolulu, we had to adjust to a much higher cost of living. One of the ways we adjusted was by learning to shop like a local. In Texas, we would typically go to our local supermarket and buy everything we needed in one place. On Oahu, […]
While sales of homes in Kohala (Hawi to Kapaau) increased 43% in the first half of 2016 compared with a year ago, sales of vacant land slowed. We had 14 parcels sold in the first six months of last year, and only six closing in the first half of 2016. However, buyers who looked early […]
Looking for a couple acres close to Waimea town? Perhaps you’re looking for property that provides an opportunity for rental income or ability to subdivide for future use? Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of owning a farm with a classic red barn. You’ll find all this and more in a single property that just came […]
When locals say “Kohala,” they generally mean the zipcodes for Hawi and Kapaau, the portion of rural North Kohala excluding the coastal gated communities near Kawaihae. Last year it seemed the real estate market in Kohala lagged compared to other parts of the island, but this year the market is catching up. In the first half of […]
Approximately 150 feet from the ocean with easy access to the sandy Ke’ei Beach, this location is ideal for paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, and swimming. Enjoy dolphins, whales, and other ocean wildlife that frequent the coastline and access the top snorkeling destination of Kealakekua Bay from your property. As soon as you set foot on […]
Dubbed “heaven by the sea,” and consistently listed as one of the top-rated beaches in the world, Hanalei has it all: heart-searing natural beauty, a small-town feel with an island vibe, and first-class amenities close by. Just down the hill from the Princeville Resort (think St. Regis, golf, shops, restaurants, and spa), a one-lane bridge […]
When in Hawaii, using a few Hawaiian and pidgin expressions shows respect for our culture and keeps the language alive while spicing up the vocabulary…here are a few of my favorites along with some tips: Honolua Store in the early ’80s with gas pump out front | Photo by my dad, John Severson
Rolling green hills. Wide-open blue skies dotted with white puffy clouds. A spacious three-bedroom, one bathroom plantation home set amidst nearly 11 acres of bucolic scenery. Surrounded by beauty yet close to shopping, excellent dining, and fantastic white sand beaches. This is what it means to live in Waimea. The well-sized kitchen has lots of […]
Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.
Looking for a fun night with your local community? Well, here is a great benefit to support: Weed & Seed of Ewa Beach. This is a great time to get to know your neighbors and come to support your local youth and community!
Often called the Garden Isle, it’s no secret that Kaua’i is home to a diverse spectrum of flora. The verdant landscape glows in emerald, teeming with lush tropical botanicals. Kaua’i is home to three out of five of National Tropical Botanical Gardens in the U.S. Their team of botanists are dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity […]
As a seller, you will be most concerned with the ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price but instead with the ‘long-term cost’ of the home. If you need any information about selling or about buying a home, please contact me. […]
We are having a blog contest for our agents and we need your help to pick a winner. Below are four blog posts written by our agents. Take a look at each post and vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of the page! Kauai: Surf the Turf – Golfboarding on Kaua’i Hawai’i Island: Updates on […]
6 acres of vacant land and 8 acres with warehouse and 2 bedroom cottage for sale separately or together. One of the most tranquil sights driving through Waimea is that of horses grazing in open green fields. If you are a horse or livestock owner, you know that well-sized acreage doesn’t come along every day […]
Interested in an affordable condo in the heart of town, walking distance from Ala Moana Shopping Center, the beach, dozens of restaurants, and other urban amenities? Kapiolani Residence, a 45-story, 485-unit tower to be constructed at 1631 Kapiolani Boulevard in 2018, is accepting applications now until August 31, 2016. Sample anticipated floorpans for 1-bedroom units Pricing Anticipated […]