Hawaiian Isle Rentals Monthly Newsletter: December 2013

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December 2013 • Volume 2, Issue 8 • Jenni@HawaiianIsleRentals.com

Jenni’s Hawaiian Explorations

This year, we are celebrating our 7th holiday season here in Kona! YAY!! To celebrate, we decided that we would venture out and try something we had never done before; head to the hills and get a fresh holiday tree.

It was a beautiful afternoon at this month’s secret location; no rain, blue skies, a slight chill in the air and there was a wonderful smell of fresh la’au paina. After being greeted by the owner, we hiked in a short distance and selected our tree. The owner then cut it for us, brought it up and loaded it for us. We received great service and had a wonderful time!

Now that the holiday tree is home; it is time to decorate! 🙂

guess where - dec 2013

Guess Where?

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*Hint: This has something to do with the Hawaiian Word of the Month! 🙂

Hawaiian Word of the Month

pine tree

Ia’au paina
(pine tree)

Tips & Tricks: Before Cleaning Your Microfiber Furniture

Since microfiber varies, it is always best to check the manufacturer’s tag before attempting to clean them. They should be marked W, S, S-W, or X on the item. Here is what those letters stand for:

  • W means you can use a water-based solution.
  • S indicates that you must use a solvent-based cleaner.
  • S-W denotes a fabric for which it is safe to use either a water-based or solvent-based formula.
  • X means that neither water- nor solvent-based cleaners are appropriate; the fabric may only be vacuumed.

Where Did All the Rentals Go?:

What a year it has been for the long term rental market! Though the Hilo market seems to have an abundance of available rentals on websites such as Craigslist, the Kona market is just the opposite. The market in North Kona is continuing to hold strong with very little being available and renters are doing their best to extend their leases to try to stay in place.

Also affecting the number of available rentals is the wave of annual visitors who come to escape cold winters. They have learned it is much more affordable to try to pre-lease a 6 month rental rather than pay the high prices for vacation rentals. We’ll have to follow the trend to see how the market continues to change but it sure looks like it will start 2014 strong!


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