Tips for Buying Investment Property on Hawaii Island

by Julie Ziemelis | April 23, 2021 | Hawaii Island, Moving to Hawaii, West Hawaii

Almost daily, I get folks emailing me or sending me messages through social media about buying a property in Hawaii that they can use for some type of investment income to offset the hight price for housing here. I also have people asking for strategies about buying property now in Hawaii while waiting for retirement so they have something to visit during the time they wait, while also having a piece of real estate waiting for them when they are ready to make the move. To help answer these questions, I called in Kyle Nishiyama, REALTOR, Knutson and Associates as he works at one of the best known and highly regarded vacation management companies in West Hawaii AND he is a fantastic wealth of knowledge for investment real estate.

During out interview I asked Kyle a variety of questions and he answered some of these pressing questions and more!

  • Where are the best locations and types of real estate to invest in on Hawaii Island?
  • Where are places to avoid?
  • How can you use an Ohana/ADU to help afford a home in Hawaii?
  • What are the STVR (Short Term Vacation Rental) rules to know?
  • Should you consider leasehold land?

Let us know if you have more questions and we can do a follow up interview soon! 

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