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Real Estate Agent - MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty
Whenever I have a spare moment, I am either looking at new listings or analyzing recent sales data. When a prspective client calls to interview me, I need to have all the latest data rattling around in my head. So why not share what I know? If you like my market interpretations, or just my comments on what's happening along the Kohala Coast, then you'll like my approach to real estate marketing and sales. In return I'll happily appreciate your comments and your business!
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If you are thinking about remodeling on a budget, you want to spend your money where it will have the best chance of being recouped when it's time to sell.  Assuming your house already has fabulous curb appeal, the first place to start is the kitchen. •·         Kitchen lights.  Install new kitch...
05/26/2010
Living in paradise isn't always paradise.  Yes the weather's usually great, the beach is warm, and Hawaii Regional Cuisine is easy to find in Kamuela and the Kohala Coast.  But we are occasionally reminded that we live in the back waters of the mid-Pacific, especially when seeking local governmen...
05/23/2010
Over the past few months my sunny optimism has been stunned into silence.  Advisers are saying don't read the news.  Pay close attention to the market and prepare for the turn around.  I can't stop reading the news.  I'm a voracious reader.  I read, listen and watch international and national eco...
03/13/2009
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You've once again returned home from vacationing on the Big Island's Kohala Coast thinking about buying a second home in the area.  You stayed at a fabulous hotel, and you played golf at Mauna Kea Resort.  While you were there, you saw the oceanfront tennis courts and Kauna'oa Beach - the best be...
10/15/2008
I just read the October/November edition of The Robb Report Vacation Homes magazine.  The article "insuring your vacation home against visitor mishaps," by John Morrell and Nikki Swink, had some very good information for second home owners. We know home insurance protects us when a guest hurts he...
10/14/2008
Last week I returned from a short Moloka'i neighbor island vacation to a crashing stock market.  I was glued to CNN for two days.  I was at the office on Saturday (with the CNN live video feed on my monitor), and I saw an interesting Pacific Business News article in my inbox: "Home sales volume f...
10/13/2008
When you think of moving to Hawaii, you probably don't think about what it's like to live with feral rooster families.  Well, if you really are moving to Hawaii, and you're moving to the country, your new neighbors may include roosters.  There may be a lot of them.  And they crow all night long w...
07/05/2008
There's one thing you'll soon notice after moving to Hawaii: all of the charitable events. Honolulu Magazine has a Kokua section that's always packed with events to be held around the state. The local newspaper is also good about publishing event calendars.  There's a golf tournament to raise mon...
06/22/2008
King Kamehameha Day is quickly approaching.  If you are on the Big Island next Wednesday June 11, plan to get to Kapa'au by 7:30 AM.  The opening ceremonies begin at 8:00, and you need time to park at the Park and walk to the King's statue.  Bring your camera for the colorful pa'u parade and the ...
06/06/2008
Here on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast, nine out of ten people who hire me to find their Hawaii residence want a second home in a luxury resort neighborhood.  Every once in a while someone walks in the door looking for a non-resort primary residence.  They want "old Hawaii."  If they don't need to ...
06/05/2008
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