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Aug. 16, 2019

New Sleek Business Cards

Paul Adams - Luxury Big Island - Broker in Charge

Aug. 15, 2019

Exciting Times Ahead For Luxury Big Island

New Marketing Material- Released

Great times ahead with Paul Adams the new Broker in Charge for Luxury Big Island. We are also excited to be working on new marketing material and updating our state of the art websites. There is nothing better then fresh content and new luxury listings hitting the market in a timely fashion. At Luxury Big Island we strive to provide top tier service with some of the best possible marketing ideas and advertising displays available. We are looking forward to representing some of the most exotic and finest properties on the Kohala Coast, Big Island Hawaii.

Aug. 7, 2019

Hualalai Resort Foreclosure For Sale

Fantastic Condo Foreclosure Opportunity at Hualalai Resort

Priced at $1,235,000

72-2903 HAINOA ST Unit 16, KAILUA KONA — Hainoa Villas

We just finished previewing an incredible property at Hualalai Resort. Below, is an up to date link showing all of the important information for this listing direct from the MLS system here on the Big Island of Hawaii. The property is priced to sell for $1,235,000 and the bank is also including a potential $50,000 professional interior and furniture design package. This is a 2 bedroom and 2 bath townhouse on the top floor (penthouse unit) with beautiful ocean and coastline views of the majestic pacific. 

Throughout the unit there are mahogany finishes along with tasteful appliances including sub zero products. The project of Hainoa Villas is located just a short walking distance to the member only Clubhouse called Ke'olu. Stone work, pocket doors, and marble countertops are a few more items to mention when describing this unique opportunity to own the lowest priced condo at Hualalai at this given time.

Contact Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island for a private showing at 808-785-3590.

Ke'olu Clubhouse Information

Active Link to Hainoa Villas Foreclosure Listing

All Active Listings at Hainoa Villas at Hualalai Resort

July 4, 2019

Happy July 4th - Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

Luxury Big Island 4th of July 2019

Today as we celebrate this amazing day we realize how lucky we are to live in Hawaii. The islands are full of tranquility and beauty. We are also remembering all that this country stands for and has to offer. Where else in the world can you achieve and accomplish all that you set your mind on? At Luxury Big Island our team is super connected to some of the finest real estate available anywhere in the Hawaiian island chain. The month of July is also a bit of a quite time here on the Big Island in terms of transactions and real estate. This may be a good opportunity to find a great deal and be able to negotiate better terms.

With the current market in Luxury Real Estate our website offers exclusive access to on point searches for all the best homes and condos in Hawaii. The Kohala Coast luxury inventory right now is presenting some really amazing properties on the market including foreclosures and pre-market listings. We have access to real estate that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Some of the beach resorts in Waikoloa, Mauna Lani, and the entire Kohala and Kona coast are abundant with MLS real estate that will get any buyer really excited. With inventory being fairly low right now, sellers are also able to capitalize of top prices if the time to sell is now.

Wishing everyone a wonderful happy July 4th 2019.

Hawaii Luxury Homes July 2019

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

Posted in Holidays, News Release
July 1, 2019

Happy Canada Day

Wishing All Canadians a Happy July 1st 2019

Today is Canada Day. At the young and innocent age of 6 the beautiful and amazing country of Canada took me in as one of it's own. I have never had any regrets in being a dual citizen with Canada and the US. In my personal opinion two of the greatest countries in the world. At 19 I landed a full tennis scholarship out of Ontario, Canada to come and play tennis for University of Hawaii at Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the top tennis coaches on the planet once told me that no one has ever landed a full ride to Hawaii from his academy.

If it wasn't for the cold and dark days in the north, I may still be living there. So long as there are palm trees though? Canada is a special place but Hawaii has been home since those early days. There is much to be thankful for to both places. A lot goes into making sure that you cover all of your bases when purchasing or selling a home abroad. Especially, when it comes to taxes. We have the connections to good foreign tax attorneys and international lawyers here in Hawaii and in the US. 

Much has changed in the last 22 years since I first set foot on the Big Island. For one, the prices have shot through the roof. Where once you could purchase a home for half a million dollars, you are now looking at double or even more. That's right well over a million. If you are seriously looking to make a move then waiting is really not something you should be doing. If you don't do it now, then when will you? We receive a lot of inquiries on a daily basis and it's those that go for it who have never looked back. Price is what you pay and value is what you get.

There was also a time when I would fly direct on Air Canada straight out of Toronto and into Honolulu. Those are some really longs flights but what a nice relief when you got there knowing you did not have to change planes. With Kona having an international airport, it helps those who think the duration of the trip is too long. The other day, I had a potential client ask me from up north isn't Hawaill like 20 hours away? I said it depends, maybe from Europe.

The truth is that many simply don't know and are intimidated into thinking it is not possible or realistic to get here and nevertheless purchase a piece of exotic real estate. The reality is that it is not so bad. In the end, when you land in one of the most serene places ever, you will see why it was all very worth it. For our Canadian clients, we have the know-how, skill-set, and experience, to walk you through every step of the way. Including professionals in their fields to guide you with your most amazing decision you may ever choose to make.

Paradise Found... Luxury Big Island.

Happy 2019 Canada Day From Paul Adams Hawaii Luxury Homes

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

Posted in Holidays, News Release
June 20, 2019

Kohala Coast Highest Priced Real Estate

Big Island Has The Most Ultra Luxury Listings In All Of Hawaii Combined

If you take Hawaii's finest homes and combine them into a "Top 10 Most Expensive" list you will arrive at some outstanding mega real estate in the tropics. It is no surprise that the Kohala Coast comes out on top for having the majority of these luxury homes.

Below, is a top list of the most expensive available currently on the market at this time. This is not to say that the other islands like Kauai, Oahu, and Maui do not have some serious real estate either. It is just that we specialize on the Big Island (in particular the Kohala Coast) and when looking at everything that is for sale, the Big Island has the most options in comparison to the highest listing price per property.

Even with all that being said, the Kohala Coast itself narrows it down even more to these top listings mostly being located within the most private confines and gated communities of Kukio, Hualalai, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea. Puako also makes the list even though it is the lone standalone non-gated of the group. There are currently 33 listings over $7 Million on the Kona & Kohala Coast together at the time of publishing this information.

The link below is always going to remain active and up to date but the listing count may go up or down depending on the current market inventory. The minimum price for this search will always remain at seven million dollars.

ACTIVE LIST OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES ON THE NORTH KONA/KOHALA COAST

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

 

June 15, 2019

Who Owns The Beach In Hawaii And Who Has The Right to Access and Use It?

Hawaii Beach Access

A Closer Look Into How It Affects Real Estate Ownership

Beach access in Hawaii is a fairly common concern to owners, residents, and visitors alike. We all share and enjoy the beautiful beaches that Hawaii's islands have to offer. This article is written to delve a bit further into this topic which is close and dear to many of us. The answer is actually quite simple and certainly good news for those who can't afford a multi-million dollar beachfront estate, Hawaii beaches are open to the public. There are a few exceptions which mainly relate to areas that the Federal Government has excepted.

That is correct, there are no private beaches in Hawaii. To go a little bit further, here is the definition according to Hawaii Supreme Court law; "any land below the highest wave line is considered state property and open to the public." Along with this article you can also click these links to read more on the topic, here is one directly from the DLNR - Department of Land and Natural Resources and it's Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, the following link will get you started with really helpful information, Hawaii Beach Access.

Landowners of coastal property are required to maintain the vegetation along the seaward boundary of their property. This is in order to ensure that the public is able to access the shoreline and provide fair use. Their have been issues in the past and still in the present of landowners actually committing offenses and attempting to obstruct access to public property. According to the DLNR website this is considered a misdemeanor. Bottom line is that we all want to enjoy Hawaii's pristine beaches, waters, and shorelines. In order to do so, everyone needs to do their part.

Another note of importance is the issue of shoreline surveys. They can take several months to complete due to the changing tides during different seasons. If you are purchasing or selling Hawaii oceanfront, beachfront, or waterfront property, it's crucial to keep this in mind. Especially pertaining to single family homes and vacant land.

Below, are some additional links that may be of interest to those always looking to learn more:

Request for Compliance to Control Vegetation in Beach Transit Corridor - Encroaching Vegetation

Coastal Access in Hawaii - Sea Grant University of Hawai'i

Public Access to Coastal and Inland Recreational Areas

Shoreline Certifications - Surveys

Shoreline Certification - Application Form

As always, our best recommendation is to seek the advice of a Hawaii attorney.

They will have full knowledge on the matter and be able to guide you accordingly.

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All Active Big Island Oceanfront Single Family Home Listings Over $1 Million

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All Active Big Island Oceanfront Land Listings Over $1 Million

 

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 10, 2019

Hawaii's Big Island Offers Privacy & Scarcity In Worldwide Desire for Ultra Luxury Real Estate

Few Remaining Locations for Luxury, Privacy, Safety, and Seclusion

The Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii checks off the must have list for the super ultra wealthy and their taste for the absolute finest the world of luxury has to offer.  Resorts such as Kukio, Hualalai, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Lani are designed and developed in such ways that those seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of the everyday business world as we know it, will have their wants and needs certainly met.

It is here in the middle of the pacific that one of the last and few remaining pieces of land has been patiently and slowly controlled from mass over development. The prices remain super high and out of reach while providing the much sought after feeling of seclusion, safety, and most of all privacy. This is all well thought out, and mistaking it for anything else would simply be a lack of education.

You will not find another example of luxury real estate anywhere else in the world especially for those who are seeking perfect daily temperatures in the high 70's to low eighties year round. Not to mention, all of this extravagance within the secure borders of the United States of America.

On any given holiday long weekend, there is a reason that Kailua-Kona airport's private runways are lined with private lear jets. Booking a night or two at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort can run you easily in the high $700-$900/per evening. So why is the resort always so booked and running at full occupancy - more than imaginable you may ask?

The answer lies in a unique 4 tier combination of Luxury, Privacy, Safety, and Seclusion.

Those fortunate enough to see the added value in all that the Kohala Coast has to offer, are simply just willing to pay that much more for it. In the grander scheme of things, there's really just no better place to be.

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $1 Million to $2 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $2 Million to $3 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $3 Million to $5 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $5 Million to $7 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $7 Million +

 

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 9, 2019

3 BIG ISLAND LUXURY RESORT ART PHOTOS

IMAGINATION MEETS BIG ISLAND REAL ESTATE RESORT HISTORY

If you have never had the chance to visit the resorts of Big Island Hawaii and go for a walk through the magnificent hallways full of abundant artwork, that time is now. The artists of Hawaii and it's history and in my opinion simply the best. The fine detail and color is so intriguing that you could seriously spend hours enjoying and analyzing the painstaking hours that it must have taken to produce such exquisite pieces. What's even more beautiful is that several of these works are available for sale which is for a great cause to support local business. Lastly, there are a select few books also written on the actual pieces of art scattered nicely throughout the resorts such as Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Kukio, and Mauna Lani. Waikoloa Beach Resort also displays a large array of meandering art from Asia and the Pacific. Take the time to enjoy what these creative individuals have produced to share with us and the world alike and always be willing to stop into an art gallery to see what is new and available.

Mauna Kea Art Collection

Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort Art Collection

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Isaacs Art Center

Hawaii Art Directory

Genesis Gallery

Herb Kane

Lassen Art

Wyland Worldwide Galleries

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 8, 2019

6 Waikoloa Beach Resort Lifestyle Living Photos

Waikoloa Beach Resort Luxury Real Estate

6 Evening Gallery Photos Blog

The Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort is a Hawaii vacationers dream destination to a far away tropical island escape. The Magic of this 62 acre garden and waterfall estuary is like nothing else imaginable. With 1240 spaciously renovated rooms there is a spectacular view for everyone. Finely decorated world pieces of artwork throughout, makes the evening walking and strolling that much more enjoyable. If you are simply looking for the experience of running away to regroup and relax, then look to visit and hopefully purchase your own piece of Luxury Big Island real estate in this fine luxury resort.

Most up to date Active Listings in Waikoloa Beach Resort:

Waikoloa Beach Resort Active Luxury Condos

Waikoloa Beach Resort Active Luxury Halii Kai Listings

Waikoloa Beach Resort Active Luxury Land

For more information or to set up a private showing please call Paul Adams, Broker in Charge:

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island