Monthly Archives: January 2013

20th Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival

Since the 8th century, Japan has celebrated the blooming of the cherry blossoms by having picnic parties, or Hanami, under the trees.  Today we continue this tradition on the Big Island by holding the annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.  … Continue reading

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Celebs Born In Hawaii

Ever wonder which celebrities were born in Hawaii?  Do you want to know which ones still visit their first home?  I think you’ll be surprised by some of the names on our list. The most shocking is probably Academy Award … Continue reading

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Condos At Waikoloa Beach Resort

Are you interested in purchasing a home in Hawaii, but have been having second thoughts because you don’t want the responsibility of owning a full house?  There are many advantages to buying a condo.  You don’t have to worry about … Continue reading

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Vacation Rentals For Sale

Did you read my article “Four Facts You Should Know Before You Buy a Vacation Rental?”  Did it get you thinking about owning a second home that could pay for itself?  Well, if you’re ready to invest in a vacation … Continue reading

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Four Facts You Should Know Before You Buy a Vacation Rental

Have you ever thought about purchasing a property to use as a vacation rental?   Maybe you’ve seen a charming beach bungalow and know it would be perfect for vacationers.  Or possibly you’ve stayed in the same cabin every Christmas for … Continue reading

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27th Annual Hawaii Wood Guild Exhibit

In ancient times, building fishing canoes from koa wood was a huge task.  The procedure involved many laborers as well as specific prayers and ceremonies.  It is said that when the Hawaiian men cut down a tree they would wait … Continue reading

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Camping in January?

It may be winter on the mainland, but here on the Big Island it’s about 70°F (21°C) during the day.  With our toasty temperature and clear skies you can do a lot of the activities usually reserved for summertime.  Feel … Continue reading

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Hawaii Ranked Best Place for Retirement

What’s the best place to retire?  According to a recent study by MoneyRates.com Hawaii is at the top of the list. The report by MoneyRates.com considered several factors including: senior community growth-rate, climate, unemployment, cost of living, crime rate, and … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Best State for Retirement

Have you been considering retiring in a different state?  Well, before you pack your bags there are a couple of factors you should consider? First, you’ll want to find out the senior community’s growth rate at your destination.  MoneyRates.com recently … Continue reading

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