Questions: Are you getting ready to put your house on the market in Kailua Kona, Hawaii?

Do you want to sell fast?

Do you want to sell for top dollar?

how to sell your home fast

Here are MY 5 TOP “must DO’S” WHEN TRYING TO SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST AND for TOP DOLLAR ! Ching Ching….$$$$

AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND AN INTERIOR DESIGNER…..these are MY top 5 things to do to sell your house FAST


No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression.

Many people will judge your home from the street….some even just do a “drive by” and make a judgement on…

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Blue skies……sunshine……..sea breezes….volcanoes….rolling hills….mountains…….ocean..……nature all around you…..go TAKE A HIKE …..Big Island of Hawaii!

If you are moving to the Big Island of Hawaii and love to hike like me, then you are going to enjoying moving to the Big Island.


 Yes, after moving here we really fell in love with the many different hiking opportunities so lets go……

Hiking on the Big Island is magical, invigorating, jaw dropping and a great way to see the island AND get some exercise.

Before I give you my TOP 5 hikes:

I want to make sure are prepared and what to pack for your hike.

   ALWAYS pack water! You are in a warm tropical climate and you will be sweating. You don’t want…

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Buying a condo in Hawaii


Hawaii Condo


So you want to live in Paradise and don’t have tons of money to spend. Buying a condo in Hawaii can be a great option to get your foot into the door so to speak and own your slice of Paradise.


Aloha my name is Stephen Proski and if you don’t know me already, I am a Real Estate Broker here in Kailua Kona with Compass Hawaii.


So, can buying a condo in Hawaii be a good thing or a bad thing?  


With condo prices starting at around 400K for a fee simple unit, this my friends is the easiest way to get started in the real estate market here in Kailua Kona Hawaii.


First, there are 2 types of condos here on the Big Island Fee Simple and Leasehold.  You are probably very familiar with fee…

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Beaches in Kailua Kona – Are They Lava Rock or White Sand?

 Beaches In Kailua Kona Hawaii

Aloha I am Stephen Proski with Real Estate Kailua Kona and Compass Hawaii welcome to our website where we talk about Kailua Kona Hawaii. As a real estate Broker, I’ve been assisting my clients for more than 25 years successfully buy and sell all types of real estate, from condos, luxury homes, investment properties and more.   

The question is, are the beaches in Kailua Kona lava rock or white sand?   Well, that is a great question that I get all the time from perspective clients and visitors. In my video Paradise in Hawaii, I discuss the 3 types of beaches we have.  Black sand, green sand and white sand beaches.


At the very south of Kailua Kona is Kahalu’u Beach Park.   This…

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Retiring in Hawaii

10 Reason Why the Big Island Might Be The Perfect

Retirement Destination





Are you considering retiring to Hawaii?

The Big Island could be your retirement destination

Big Island of Hawaii - Why You Should Retire in Hawaii 


Hi we are Stephen Proski and Therese McCarthy with Compass Hawaii and  Today we are going to talk about retiring in Hawaii and our 10 reasons why the big island might be the perfect retirement destination for you.


If this is your first time here, welcome. We are posting information  about life on the big island and real estate information.  If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below, we will get back to you shortly.  If you want to take story, feel free to reach out to any of our…

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 10 Cons on Living on the Big Island Hawaii - Kailua Kona

People have told us we only talk about the positive things about living here  because we are trying to get business.

 Quite the contrary, we talk about the reasons why we love living here to encourage people to do their research and move here if you are called to do so, just like we did several years ago.   We got the call!

  Today, we are going to address the cons of living here on the Big Island


* 1 Employment.   If you don’t have a good paying job you are not going to last very long here and probably can’t afford those $15 dollar Mai Thai’s at sunset either.


The bad news there are not a lot of good paying jobs here on the island and you are going to have to navigate this important step.  Most of the jobs here are in the…

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 Kona Realtor - Are Not All Created Equal

You are considering buying a home here in Kona, Hawaii and you don’t have a Realtor.  How do you pick the right Realtor to represent you?


Not all Realtors are created equal and today I am going to go over some things you should consider when selecting a Realtor to work with here in Kona


So let me introduce myself.  Aloha my name is Stephen Proski with Real Estate Kona and Compass Hawaii, welcome to my Ohana.  


 Buying real estate long distance and in most cases here in Kona sight unseen you want to make sure you have the right real estate agent representing your interest, I repeat YOUR Interest and not theirs or the sellers

Yes, there are different types of realtors, some just list and sell properties, some just work…

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Leasehold vs Fee Simple

Kona Hawaii

You are buying a home here in Kona Hawaii, should I go leasehold vs fee simple?  That is a great question that I will answer for you.






Leasehold vs Fee Simple Kona Hawaii


So today we are going to over the difference between Leasehold and Fee Simple property ownership.   My buyers keep reaching out to me from time to time saying they found a great property on Zillow or my website and they want to jump on it and submit and offer.


Well hit the brakes my friend, there is a reason why you are finding really cheap properties for sale in Kona, that reason is the property is a Leasehold property not a Fee Simple Today I am going to go over the differences and address the pros and cons of each property and reason…

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Don’t Move To The Big Island of Hawaii


Don't Move To Kona Hawaii


So you are thinking about moving to the Big Island of Hawaii, we are going to talk about some of the negatives and positives about the island of Hawaii.


 Well to begin with the, island of Hawaii is not all rainbows and unicorns.  Its not sitting on the beach all day long  and sucking up a Mai Tai under a palm tree. Yes, it is like any other city, it has its pros and cons, but the island has some unique things that you must be aware of before you make the jump across the pacific ocean


   So let’s talk about the weather.


Weather, what can be wrong with the weather in Hawaii you ask.  It is warm all the time, we have 8 of 13 ecosystem zones on the island and you can always find…

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Best Places to Live on the Big Island – Westside of the
Island of Hawaii
They don’t call it the Big Island for nothing.  We have over 300 miles of shoreline on the Island and all the other Hawaiian islands combined can fit in the area of the Big Island.

 I am going to be talking about what I think are the 4 best places to live on the westside of the Big Island  

 With the Island being so large, where do you start? How do you find the right community? How do you know it will be right for you and your family? Where are the doctors and vetenarieans? Where are the hospitals? Are the schools good?

 What are your must haves? Can I afford to buy a home?  These, are all things to consider seriously

 The West side of the Big Island…

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