The State of Hawaii requires condo projects to have a certain percentage of the fees they take in held as reserves. This is basically a bank account that the Association Of Apartment Owners (AOAO) can use to pay for unexpected … Read More »
Many UPdate members have asked how to find a vacation rental when coming to Kailua-Kona. The best way is to search www.vrbo.com When you get to the home page, at the very top is a box that says “Search by … Read More »
There has been some confusion expressed over the difference between the various items labeled as “zones”. On the MLS Data Sheet, under “Zoning”, this is the County of Hawaii Land use zone. It looks like this: RS-7.5. The letters stand … Read More »
What is covered by the monthly AOAO maintenance fees varies greatly from one complex to the next. The maintenance fee is the same whether you live in the unit or rent it out. The maintenance fee is determined by vote of the AOAO … Read More »
See my latest blog post – Pet-Friendly Condominiums.
I hesitate to recommend any particular property management company because most people I have talked to are not satisfied with the company they use. So I will provide the names of a few I am familiar with, but with no … Read More »
Following is some generalized information a person might need if they are planning to purchase a Big Island condominium; whether it be a Kailua-Kona condominium, a Keauhou-Kona condominium, a Waikoloa Village condominium or a Kohala Resort condominium or even a condominium … Read More »
When you begin your search for a Kona condominium you want to be sure you find one that is Fee Simple. Following is all the information you need to give you a beginner’s idea of the difference between a Fee … Read More »