Sending Aloha to All Impacted

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We extend a helping hand and Aloha to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, those in the path of Hurricanes Irma, Katia, Jose, everyone impacted by the earthquake in Mexico, and the people of South Asia recently devastated by heavy monsoon rains.

Help any way that you can, be prepared, and be safe. Check out this month’s newsletter for information on how to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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First Ever Delos Wellness Signature™ Residence in Hawaii on the Market

MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty to Sell Home Designed for Optimum Health and Wellness

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MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based on the Big Island of Hawaii, is pleased to announce the first Delos Wellness Signature™ residence in Hawaii is on the market for sale. Doreen Trudeau, R(S) of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty is working together with listing agent Kelly Allen, R(S) of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty located on Oahu, to market the only Delos Wellness Signature™ residence in the state, located at 3084 La Pietra in Honolulu.

Paul Scialla, Delos Founder and CEO said, “It’s exciting to see the principals of wellness real estate expand into the Hawaii Market. ‎The extraordinary La Pietra property incorporates several amenities and features that can enhance the health and well-being of its occupants. What can be more important than that when deciding on what kind of home to buy?”

A Delos Wellness Signature™ residence is designed and engineered to enhance both emotional and physical health and well-being by including the best concepts of green technology. Informed by seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos has fostered research collaborations with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, a board of doctors from the Columbia University Medical Center and leading architects, scientists, and wellness thought leaders to introduce wellness standards, programs, and develop integrated solutions that address human sustainability into the build environment. Advisory Board members include Deepak Chopra and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Aloha! It’s a Stellar Big Island August

With Summer quickly coming to an end, August holds some stellar events such as the “Great American Eclipse”, stellar navigation, first ever “Well” home in Hawaii, and more! Click here and find out more of what we mean…

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Changing Flood Zones: How It Impacts YOU

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I attended a meeting in Kona on July 10, 2017, by the County and FEMA, and wanted to share with the community, the very important information I learned.

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The process of getting your house ready to sell can feel long and arduous, even without having to worry about things like what flood zone your house is in.  I have been assisting a client in this process, and we have spent a lot of time picking out new carpets and deciding what color paint will be most appealing.  While he started on the remodel process to bring the home up to date, I started pulling up all the background information on his home that most people don’t even know about or think about.  These include the Wastewater Plan, Flood Zone Determination, Preliminary Title Report, as well as checking all permits with the County to ensure that everything looks legal and there are no unpleasant surprises lurking in the background.

This client’s home is located on the dry side of Waimea, just off Kawaihae Road.  When I pulled up his flood zone information it became evident that his home was going to be subject to a change from the lowest risk zone, X, to the highest risk zone, A.  Some careful research revealed that the entire area around his home in Waimea was changing from X to A.  I discussed this with my client, but neither of us were entirely sure what this meant for the upcoming sale of his home.  I knew that flood insurance could be very costly, so I wanted to learn more.


Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 10.12.11 AMI attended the meeting for realtors in Kona about the changes to our Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  According to the FEMA representative, these changes are effective September 29, 2017.  The County adopted these new maps so they can be eligible for federal disaster aid in the event of a federally declared natural disaster.  So, you can see why the County needed to adopt them!  While at the meeting, I learned some VERY important news for many current property owners…and even for future buyers!

There are many areas that were previously in low-risk zones that are going to change to high risk, these include many areas near streams and on the coast.  The understanding is if you live in a zone that is changing from low risk to high risk you will be required to get flood insurance if you have a federally backed mortgage.  Please note that it was brought up at the meeting that the County is not notifying Continue reading

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Add a Touch of Carol Ann

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As an interior designer and realtor, I’m in the business of trend-setting and finding hidden gems. You spend 35+ years dedicated to the profession of interior design and eventually you develop the “eye” for the timeless design elements hidden among the fads that come and go. Whether you are remodeling or looking to buy, I always welcome any opportunity to consult or advise on the best and brightest ideas, trends and items in the modern world of interior design.

Adding a touch of Carol Ann means trusting me to create beautiful and unique spaces. Whether you need a designer, realtor, or just a friend to bounce ideas off of, it brings me great energy to be able to bring my ideas to your front door. They say imitation is the finest form of flattery and for a designer, you better believe that holds true.

Today, I’m bringing you some of the sights I was treated to at a closed networking event at Ferguson Kitchen and Lighting Gallery Showroom, in Honolulu. The Ferguson Kitchen and Lighting Expo is one of my favorite annual events. They rolled out the red carpet and treated us to an evening of cocktails and pupus. Yum!   Continue reading

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Big Island Reasons to Celebrate!

From centennial celebrations, to running on some of the most diverse terrain options on one island… this is just another day in paradise. Click here to learn more about the Big Island!

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Making A Big Splash on the Big Island!

We’ve got your match, find refuge on the Big Island – We are the #1 general brokerage in Luxury Real Estate on the island of Hawaii! Click here to read more about our island home.

MacArthur Sotheby's March 2016 Newsletter

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Introducing an Exclusive Advertising Program with PBN!

 Click here or image below to view MacArthur Sotheby’s Intenational Realty’s 5 featured homes!

MacArthur Sotheby's March 2016 Newsletter

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Aloha from Mauka to Makai!

Spring is off the charts here on the Big Island! Click here to read more about our record-breaking sale, the significance of Lei Day, and spreading aloha from mauka to makai!

MacArthur Sotheby's March 2016 Newsletter

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity: MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty Sells Exclusive Kiholo Bay Estate – Listed at $16M


On March 31, the exclusive 2.5-acre Luahinewai oceanfront estate at Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii, was listed and sold by Adam Atwood, R(S) of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty. Luahinewai is the Big Island’s highest-priced home sold this year – listed at $16M.

Atwood said, “Once I affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, the property sold within a month.” For over 25 years, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty has served the Big Island as a boutique luxury real estate company with a strong history of significant and record-breaking sales. The Sotheby’s International Realty network is the leader in luxury real estate sales in the nation and globally. The network has a marketing reach of approximately 825 affiliate offices throughout 61 countries with over 18,000 agents in a global referral program. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Luahinewai is an exclusive Hawaiian legacy estate and one of the most private and remote parcels along the Kona-Kohala coastline, never previously for sale in its current configuration. It is unique in that it is surrounded by over 4,300 acres of conservation-zoned parkland, Kiholo Bay Wilderness Park. The previous owners purchased the parcel in 1985, which was then only accessible by foot or boat. They built a deeded access road then constructed the 3,500 sqft, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, designed by renowned architect Vladimir Ossipoff.

Situated just feet from the black sand beach, the eco-friendly estate is entirely off-grid and solar powered. It has views of the ocean, Maui, Mauna Kea and Kohala mountains, and contains a legendary half-acre pristine anchialine pond as part of the private parcel. Luahinewai is one of just four fee-simple parcels and seven homes on the entire four-mile stretch of Kiholo Bay oceanfront. Due to conservation zoning, this area will never see any further development or building.

“My affiliation with the wonderful MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty team, Debi Au and Dodie MacArthur, greatly contributed to the successful close of this unique transaction,” Atwood said. “Kiholo Bay and Kiholo Bay Wilderness Park are rare jewels on the Kona Coast. The new owners understand that this is a one-of-a-kind property, surrounded in perpetuity by spectacular marine life and park land that will never be changed.”


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