As in New York and other major cities, the Hong Kong real estate market is characterized by its limited spaces, the kind that spawned the notion of micro-living. Many residents – even those with the means – live in small apartments, which industry pundits predict can grow even smaller in the next years as the population continues to grow.
This century is marked by humankind’s increasing reliance on technology to make life easy. At the same time, most people curiously still crave to be around nature, observes Harold Clarke, whose Big Island real estate business places him right at the heart of Hawaii’s real estate developments – and in $50+million-dollar homes, too.
When choosing properties to invest in, the stability of the particular real estate market is an important factor to consider. Buyers should endeavor to find homes whose value can increase over time, and a location where the conditions for doing business are optimal for growth.
Mauna Kea, a prime destination for the world’s most affluent individuals eliciting thoughts of paradise with its crescent shaped white sand beach which has also been called “America’s Best Beach”. With new developments coming to the area and a multitude of sophisticated amenities, it is the perfect time to come and explore your next home on the Big Island.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, wealthy businessmen from Hong Kong have found their home away from home. According to Harold Clarke of Luxury Big Island, the island has been drawing more and more of Asia’s richest, because of its proximity.
The Big Island is kicking off the new year with the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. With over 60 films of inspirational stories and epic adventures, this makes for a truly immersive experience. The event will be held across four remarkable venues . Learn more here!
If you can’t seem to make up your mind over which of the Hawaiian islands to visit, the Four Seasons has a newly debuted experience offering its signature elegance, exclusivity and top-of-the-line adventures. Hawaii by Four Seasons is available for up to four people with a helicopter and a private jet as transportation, this 12-day getaway offers you the best of the best at every step of the way.
On the Big Island, real estate investors will be quite elated to find properties that have been built with care. As Harold Clarke of Luxury Big Island shares in a conversation with architect Branko Pahor, homes in this market feature meticulous construction that inspires pride in craftsmanship.
From the sugary white sand beaches at the Mauna Kea Resort to the renowned Jack Nicklaus golf course at the Hualalai Resort, there is no wonder the Big Island is a prime destination for the worlds most affluent. It’s an oasis, a refined playground where ultra-wealthy individuals are given a rare opportunity to explore and enjoy what Hawaii has to offer while maintaining their anonymity.
With the ultra-demanding schedule of most affluent clientele, it is completely understandable why having to deal with decoration is a hassle instead of an enjoyable activity. This breathtaking Hualalai home is offered turnkey to allow you to immediately enjoy the benefits of your home and lifestyle in absolute luxury.
With half of China’s ultra-wealthy moving overseas, it has sparked the question who exactly are Asia’s richest families? Explore the list for a breakdown of the 9 Hong Kong families recently mentioned on Forbes’s 2017 list of Asia’s richest families.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resort, the top luxury hospitality company in the world today, has revealed their private jet itineraries for 2019. Their custom-designed state-of-the-art Boeing 757 offers an unparalleled exclusive experience for which the Four Seasons name is recognized for.
Whether you’re looking into the Big Island real estate and lifestyle or simply coming for vacation, figuring out the hottest spots for a culinary adventure is surely on everyone’s lists for an unforgettable time. We have put together this month’s prime selections of the most delectable locations to dine at.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, a world of opportunities awaits real estate developers and investors. This is what leading Hawaii real estate broker and President of Luxury Big Island Harold Clarke shares in a conversation with architect Branko Pahor.
For those seeking the most exclusive real estate, Luxury Big Island’s Harold Clarke, has the keys to the most highly coveted real estate on the Big Island with his knowledge of the territory and the most extensive portfolio out of all brokers on the island. We invite you to take a deeper look inside this brand new Hualalai Resort property. After all, the best part of getting away from it all is being able to afford to not have to go back.
Hualalai is a picturesque destination of natural beauty with its enchanting Big Island landscapes. Covered with pristine white sand beaches and wrapped in black-lava landscapes; this has become an oasis for the worlds ultra-wealthy who seek privacy, exclusivity and absolute paradise. We have asked our very own Harold Clarke to reveal the top activities that the world’s most affluent individuals can afford during their visit to Hualalai.
Picture owning your own idyllic beachfront home, with waves crashing on your beach and only steps from the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. This extraordinaire $15.75 million beachfront home is that dream fulfilled. Situated in Hualalai Resort, the Big Island’s most desirable resort area containing 40 miles of pristine oceanfront shoreline along the Gold Coast of the Big Island.
While best known for its deep blue ocean waters, sweeping views of mountains and seascapes, and gorgeous sunsets, Hawaii isn’t all beaches.
Among Chinese millionaires with a net worth of at least $1.5 million, half are considering or outright planning to move abroad, according to a new survey from Hurun Report and Visas Consulting Group, as reported by CNBC.
The first half of the year has brought double-digit growth in visitor spending and arrivals to the Big Island, mainly as a result of increased direct air service from the Mainland and Japan. This translates to increased visibility of properties currently on sale, which sellers are well-positioned to take advantage of.
In the age of constant connectivity, there’s a stronger case than ever for you to rage against the machines: pack your bags, leave for tropical paradise, and get blissfully disconnected while on vacation.
If there’s one niche that finds continuing success in a volatile housing market, it’s the ultra-luxury segment. These homes, worth millions of dollars as substantial investments, need to be presented right to their target buyers.
Kukio isn’t dubbed the crowning glory of Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island for nothing. Apart from boasting of 1,100 acres of oceanfront property, it provides exceptionally mild weather all year round for a tranquil, exclusive private resort experience. The soothing touch of nature is paired off with the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, the first of its kind in the state.
Interest rates and the economy are holding steady and the need nowadays for a second or third home is more apparent. Not only do you need a 2nd or 3rd home for your unique lifestyle but for income & investment purposes, as well.
It isn’t every day that one comes across a brand-new home – with such an exceptional take on modern luxury – dotting pristine Hawaiian oceanfront. This is why we can’t take our eyes off this 6,400 sq. ft. 5 Bed, 5.5 Bath Hualalai listing that boasts of contemporary open-concept living under the blessed Big Island sun.
Asian buyers are more eager than ever before to capitalize on value – and invest their money on luxury real estate in Hawaii for its continuing strength, stability and diversity.
Always the purveyor of the most exclusive listings on the prime Hawaii destination, Luxury Big Island by Harold Clarke proudly offers a 16,455-acre property featuring six miles along the island’s southwestern coast.
There isn’t a shortage of things to do on a tropical paradise like Hawaii’s Big Island. From watching molten lava flow into the sea to playing a hard course at one of the championship golf courses, Big Island is a year-round treat for the luxe sportsman, adventurer, nature lover and sun worshipper rolled into one.
“Who are these people burning cash on the Big Island’s luxury properties?” It is not uncommon to be asked this question, particularly in light of more and more real estate getting sold on the prime Hawaii location over recent years, valued at around $5 million each.
Kukio, nestled on the beautiful Kona Coast, is paradise in action. It’s not the Big Island’s most exclusive neighborhood for nothing: it’s an enclave boasting of the first private equity Golf and Beach Club in the state, and it’s open only to homeowners and their expected guests.
Sometimes, you wonder about that one big question: what if you went on a dreamy island getaway and never left?
In their search for their own earthly paradise, most prospective luxury home buyers focus on the uniqueness of listing, its hidden edens and world-class amenities, proximity to the beach, ocean views, and specifics involving $$$ and market prices.
The who’s who in Silicon Valley count among the staunchest real estate buyers in Hawaii’s Big Island, and for reasons that demonstrate luxury and spending power.
The Big Island real estate market has drastically changed through the years to accommodate a thriving full-time resident population, not just tourists who want to stay for the weekend. Your luxury home listing should therefore be more than capable to meet constantly evolving needs and preferences that come with the changing tides.
Celebrities, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and other high-net worth individuals don’t flock to Hawaii’s Big Island for nothing. The various communities on the Big Island are the pinnacle of luxury: built on pure exclusivity, a meticulous eye for recreation (think of championship golf courses and world-class water sport facilities), and near-perfect weather that would draw any metropolis-weary soul languishing in the contiguous 48 states.
Nothing is average about a Big Island resort. It’s a far cry from the picture of an average tourist trip to Hawaii that one may call to mind: a highly-populated Honolulu beach, fruity cocktails and a bed of seafood, and some flower lei. Big Island belongs to the Seven Wonders of the World as far as luxurious destinations go: it’s the billionaire’s dreams coming to life, taking all forms of tropical pleasure and exclusivity imaginable.
Harold Clarke sits down with world-renowned architect, Branko Pahor, for a conversation about living on Hawaii's Kohala Coast. Shot at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong.
Harold Clarke is, "a master of island living who can attest to the labor of love that has gone into the creation of this estate - from landscaping to aesthetics - this place is pure poetry."
"Luxury Big Island: A Premier Brokerage Driven by a Passion for Hawaii and Its Clients’ Success" by Affluent Magazine
From all of us at Luxury Big Island by Harold Clarke, we wish you good health, happiness and prosperity in this year of the monkey. Whether you are visiting the island to reconnect with family or to enjoy the splendor of Hawai’i, let us show you how home ownership on the Big Island can be right for you.
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