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Big Bear Real Estate

According to the big bear real estate blog, there are currently 701 active residential listings in the Big Bear Valley with an average list price of $387,193.  Homes are on the market for an average of 114 days.

Year-to-date, homes have been consistently selling for 95% of list price on average.  About 42% of the market is considered “distressed” sales, which includes foreclosures and short sales.

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Kula Estate on the Slopes of Haleakala on Maui

Dreaming of a sophisticated home-of-the-future that exists in the present? Check out 140 Kulanani Place, in Kula, in the Upcountry region of Maui.

Offered by Sotheby’s International Realty, this is a sleekly handsome, ultra-efficient, healthy, environmentally-responsible, refined habitat for thoughtful and conscious living. Maui No Ka Oi and Luxury Homes magazines featured this impressive home, honored for its “green” engineering.

Just one of the outstanding materials used in its construction is Ipe wood, a hardwood that has, in recent years, drawn interest for its hard—very hard, dense, nature—that often needs to be pre-drilled before pieces can be joined together.

The exterior of this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is protected by durable corrugated galvalum steel siding.  A multitude of windows reveal dramatic views. Everything has been thoughtfully planned, resulting in disappearing pocket doors, polished concrete floors, and a custom-planned European SieMatic kitchen.

There is, of course, a guest/caretaker’s quarters. The amenities also extend to horses, with a high-tech barn, equipped with heat lamps, hot water wand for bathing, and an automatic insect mister. An infrared camera allows you to check on your equine friends at any time, from any computer, from anywhere you happen to be.

Kula is known for its quaint, rustic character. It is located on the slopes of Haleakala, in the central part of the island. The region is noted for its delicious cuisine, much of it grown locally, in its famously rich volcanic soil.

The Perfect Condo on the Big Island of Hawaii for under $300K

Big Island of Hawaii Real Estate by MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty offers The Perfect Condo at Waikoloa Colony Villas.

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MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty is featuring Big island real estate at it’s finest the Waikoloa Colony Villas. The 17 ft. high ceilings and the tall, gorgeous custom windows belie the size of this 1,236 sq. ft. unit.

Tasteful is the word for the light, bright and creamy interior of this 2-bedroom and 2-bath home. It simply has the best of everything; granite counters, European Cabinets, soaking tub with separate shower, double vanities, and private lanai off the master suite.

This unit is charmingly furnished in traditional island style and features central air-conditioning, AND an attached garage! Perfect!

The gated community of the Waikoloa Colony Villas offers two pools, exercise facility, BBQ area, and tennis court; all in a lush, tropical setting near the Hilton hotel and Kings Golf Course Club House. The Waikoloa Beach Resort contains five-star hotels, a variety of restaurants, two championship golf courses, the Kings Shops and Queens Marketplace, and beautiful ‘A’ Bay.

Many times, when you talk about the island of Hawaiʻi, people unfamiliar with it think you might be referring to Oahu, where Honolulu is located. The island of Hawai’i is also called the “Big Island,” and this helps to differentiate it from the state, which includes the eight major islands.

The Big Island sits at the south-eastern-most end of Hawaiian Islands, in the North Pacific Ocean, and is actually still under construction by way of the active volcano, Kilauea, which spews more than more than 750,000 cubic yards of lava per day; enough, it has been calculated, to fill 75 dump trucks a day. The Big Island’s 4,028 square miles make it larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands put together.

Kīlauea, by the way, is the Hawaiian Islands’ most visited attraction. Located in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the volcano is visited by millions of people each year. Surely this strange, majestic, and fascinating park is one of the reasons so many regard the Big Island as the most interesting and diverse of all the Hawaiian Islands.

Real estate behind the gates at Seacliff Plantation on Kauai

If you’ve ever been to Kauai, you likely know that the north shore is the most mysterious and stunningly gorgeous area on the “Garden Isle.“

Known for its pristine beauty, Kauai has spectacular estates, yet it also has some of the most quaint, charming and unspoiled little towns—more like villages, really—that make it feel unpretentious and welcoming.

It is no exaggeration to say that there is a piece of real estate for sale near what the locals call “Secret Beach” that is set upon one of the most dramatic and unspoiled patches of paradise on earth.

This Kauai real estate gem is located at 2445 Makanano Place, also known as the Pavillions at Seacliff, near the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, is set atop several acres on Crater Hill, behind the gates at Seacliff Plantation, overlooking the ocean and beyond to Bali Hai. As a result, the home has some of the most exotic and haunting views in the Hawaiian Islands.

The estate offering is completely secluded and private. Also, residents of Seacliff Plantation have access to equestrian and hiking trails along the 203-acre Wildlife Refuge.

The estates are minutes from Princeville, with its world-class hotel, golf course, shopping and restaurants. Beyond Princeville lie magical Hanalei Bay and the Napali Coast. Kilauea is itself a charming little burg with its own unique character. 

The main house has 5,100 square feet that include three master bedrooms, all with brilliant views. There is also a pool and spa, a guest bungalow, studio, and a tennis court. Of course, the entire house is built with only the best materials, including Brazilian hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, and European hardware accessorizing teak doors.

Maybe it’s that combination of premier real estate and rural charm that has brought the rich and famous from all over the world, including movie stars from Elvis Presley to Johnny Depp— as well as the rest of us ordinary mortals— to this patch of tropical splendor in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.