Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Forbes says buying property is still a good investment!

"Over the long haul, quality real estate has never been a loser," says Jim Taylor, vice chairman of the Harrison Group, a marketing and strategic research firm in Waterbury, Conn. "If you've paid in cash, you're balancing your portfolio against market risk. They're not printing any more land, even if they are printing more money."
This just in, from www.Forbes.com people are still buying real estate!

How about a Hawaiian oasis on one acre? This lovely 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home in Hawaiian Paradise Park has everything you need to relax, including a lagoon like salt water pool with cascading waterfalls.
Other fine features include: granite counter tops, ceramic tile floors, a built-in vacuum system, a separate laundry, cathedral ceilings, and UV filtration system. $469,000.00 fee simple.
Give Sunny a call to make an offer!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lots of Lots

You could stay in Paris at the Hilton, but just ask Donald Trump - buying property in Hawaii is better!

Great terms offered on all these Puna properties ---

Low down payment prices - take your pick!

One acre properties, closer to Hilo are priced at $65,000 with $1000 down and $800 per month; in Mt. View area, one acre lot for $25,000 with just $500 ddown and $400 a month; near Glenwood, 3 acre lots at $35,000 with $500 down and $500 per month; and house lots (8040 sq. ft.) near Pahoa, only $20,000 with $300 down and $300 a month ... all at 10% interest.

Call Bob Riley today at 808 959-1117 or 808 895-3434 or email: jairus@interpac.net

Friday, May 23, 2008

Should I buy?

That is probably the most frequent question I get asked these days. "Should I buy, Andreas?" Without a doubt, I say do it! Do it because:
Interest rates are way low and there is talk that the Feds won't be dropping them again any time this year. In some cases we're already at 3% - 4%, after that its free money, and that just wont happen.
Prices are at a 3 year low! With the last boom a pleasant distant memory, prices of homes in some locations are almost back to where they were before the boom. In a lot of subdivisions, vacant land prices have dropped by as much as 50% - 60%.
Hawaii represents something different to everyone, a place to retire, a place to raise family, paradise... Compared to the mainland, although we have seen significant price drops, Hawaii has faired a lot better. Prices have been holding steady as Hawaii, to some degree, is isolated from certain attributes that were involved in causing the slump on the mainland.
So basically, my answer is: Buy. Plain and simple.
By Andreas

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Village Life

A really sweet neighborhood, walking distance to the Village and Hawaii's own artists' enclave. Price just reduced to $198,000 cash or. Older home in fine condition, with lots of wood, 3 bedroom/2 bath, fireplace and a half acre lot. Cool mountain living in Mauna Loa Estates. Call Bob Riley at 808 959-1117, Office or 808 895-3434, cell - email at: jairus@interpac.net.

Monday, May 19, 2008

See us on T.V.!

Now you can check out our ads on Time Warner Cable digital cable channel 917 in Hawaii!
By Andreas

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Why I live in Hawaii

Bay Front Coffee, Kava & Tea serves up an ancient Hawaiian drink called Kava.There is Dave at the bar serving up some Kava in a coconut shell.

"Your head is affected most pleasantly. Thoughts come cleanly.
You feel friendly...never cross...You cannot hate with kava in you."
-Tom Harrison, Savage Civilization, 1937

What is Kava you may ask?Kava (Piper methysticum) is an age-old herbal drink that was the beverage of choice for the royal families of the South Pacific. Believed to originate from Melanesia, kava grows abundantly in the sun-drenched islands of Polynesia. Although drank for centuries by the islanders, it was only during Captain Cook’s voyage to the Pacific in 1768-1771 when white man first encountered the plant and its consumption in sacred ceremonies. According to Cook’s account, natives chewed or pounded the root and mixed it with water to produce a brownish, often bitter brew which they then consumed for its psychoactive properties. A soothing drink with proven medicinal effects, kava is now available to anyone seeking to calm nerves or ease stress as well as anxiety while combating fatigue the natural way. Its special anti-depressant components fight the "blues" and bring on a happy, tranquil state. Kava is amazing for treating ailments like migraine headaches and cramps but best of all, it keeps the mind alert as the body relaxes. This traditional drink still plays a key role in Fijian, Samoan, and Tongan societies where it is drank in ceremonies meant to honor visitors, unite participants and validate their social identities. A member of the black pepper family, kava’s active properties stems from the kavalactones found in its roots.

I actually drink coffee most times I visit the Bay Front Coffee, Kava and Tea company which is a lovely Kau coffee, and reminds me of a French Roast.
Also, Chef Lisa bakes up fresh sweets daily like carrot cake,blood orange cake, Kava brownies, Lava cake and chocolate chip cookies.
by Sunny

Friday, May 16, 2008

Why I live in Hawaii

Come to GAMMY'S ice cream shop here in Hilo, Hawaii, on Waianuenue Ave., to enjoy
some of the best ice cream in the world.(My
humble opinion.) I recommend the "Enter the Dragon" dragon fruit sorbet too!
By Sunny

Monday, May 12, 2008

This is realty!

Owner financing available on a number of properties, house lots of 8,040 sqft beginning at $18,500 with as little as $650 down $650 per month, or 1 acre parcels at $65,000 to $68,000 with 10% down, $850 per month!
Prices haven't been this low in a long time.
For more info, contact Andreas at 808-989-9436!
By Andreas

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Living in Paradise

Did you ever want to live in the jungle, where the bananas are free?
Call or write us for photos of a variety of low down payment, easy terms properties, where the sun does shine, through the the misty morning.
Bring your horse !
Bring hunting and tree hugging apparel !
And your cute little dog,
and your Harley hog, a few old photos, your grandfathers watch, and a bus load of faith.
For more info, call Bob Riley R (808)959-1117

Monday, May 5, 2008

Why I live in Hawaii

This is #2 in a series called "Why I live in Hawaii" By: Sunny Petropoullakis
Photo by Sunny Petropoullakis

Friday, May 2, 2008

Hawaiian Paradise Park

Here is a property in Hawaiian Paradise Park for $39,999.oo!
The taxes are only $451.00 PER YEAR!
The roads are not paved but may be soon.
Only 35 min. drive to Hilo.
Great hiking and fishing spot nearby.
Contact Sunny at hawaiilandrealtyco@yahoo.com
for more info.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Why I live in Hawaii...

One of the many reasons why I live in Hawaii.
The first in a series by Sunny.
Photo by Byron Matthews.