Improvements underway at Saddle Road park

July 17th, 2014


On your next drive across Hawaii Island on the Saddle Road, take a picnic lunch. The Mauna Kea Recreation Area located near mile marker 34, is being refurbished. Picnickers will enjoy new lighting, refreshed landscaping, improved rest rooms, and paved parking. Dead trees will be removed, new picnic areas will be added, and cabin maintenance will be completed.

When the improvements are done, stop for lunch and enjoy a refreshing hike. Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea Recreation Area will be a nice place to acclimatize if you are heading to the summit.  Call the County for cabin reservations and information.

Hawaii Island, Kohala Coast – June real estate numbers

July 11th, 2014

Kohala Coast Big Island Report Snapshot for June 2014_2print

Call Diana with questions about your favorite Hawaii Island neighborhood in South Kohala or North Kona.

So you’re thinking about buying a vacation home

July 9th, 2014

Oceanfront homes

Waikoloa Bowl fireworks clip

July 6th, 2014


I walked out of my office to catch a bit of the Waikoloa Bowl fireworks, July 4, 2014


Hawaii Island, North and South Kona – June real estate numbers

July 5th, 2014

June 2014 Hawaii Island real estate numbers

Call or email Diana with questions about your favorite Hawaii Island neighborhood in North Kona or South Kona.

Independence Day!

July 4th, 2014

Fireworks and Palm TreesIt’s hot and steamy on this Independence Day here on Hawaii Island.  Waikoloa Beach Resort is getting ready to start the Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race, and this evening the firework show is scheduled at the Waikoloa Bowl, Hawaii Island.  Enjoy Independence Day fun wherever you are!

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Kitchen remodeling tips

June 29th, 2014

I am just starting to research a kitchen remodel.  This is one of the best articles I have read so far:

7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling

By: John Riha
May 30, 2013 -

Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel.

New kitchen, 1937 (cc)

New kitchen, 1937 (cc)

Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride.

Hawaii video postcard – full moon, trade winds

June 29th, 2014

Full moon, palm trees and trade winds on a warm June evening. Kohala Coast, Big Island Hawaii.  30 second video postcard.



June newsletter – Kona-Kohala Coast, Big Island Hawaii

June 28th, 2014

surfer boy

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Hurricane season part 2

June 8th, 2014

Hurricane season is upon us here in Hawaii.  In addition to completing your family’s hurricane checklist and disaster plan, don’t forget to update your Hawaii home’s personal property list for your insurance company.  The National Association of Insurance Commissioners have made this task a heck of a lot easier by releasing an iPhone and Android app for that.

Go to your app store and download the free myHOME and get started with your inventory.  If we do take a hurricane hit this season, we’ll be prepared.

Video by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners