Big Island Real Estate Guide Available Now!


33 Chapters of Real Estate Goodness!

Are you considering buying a home on Hawaii Island (also known as the Big Island) and you want to get answers to the questions you had not even thought to ask?

Are you looking for the answers that are going to save you time, money and frustration while you are making plans to buy a home on the island?

Then purchase our “The Insiders Guide To Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawai’i” today for $20! 

What this guide WILL do is give you knowledge gleaned from real estate professionals on the island and years of experience from researching and writing about real estate and land issues for a local real estate company.

It also contains some of the anecdotes that we personally dealt with in our home purchase. You will also find interesting personal stories that give you the kind of insight to help make moving 2500 miles into the middle of the Pacific Ocean less daunting!

What this book WON’T do, is encourage you to buy a house. We are not selling the idea of buying a home here with the promise of a happily ever after in paradise. Purchasing a home in Hawaii takes much thought, planning and a bit of risk (as evidenced by the Great Recession).

We point out many aspects, such as high energy costs that will play into your ability to afford and maintain a home here. If your plans include moving to the island as a renter to see if living on the island is everything you thought it would be, be advised that rental housing is in short supply and many landlords will not accept pets.

These two aspects of trying to make a life on the island a reality are two of the biggest driving factors of purchasing instead of renting. However, if you want to move here, and not necessarily buy right now, please consider purchasing my OTHER book, “How to Move to Kona”. That book is valuable in giving you the low-down on getting an attitude adjustment, helpful clues on the Hawaiian culture, moving services and more. (It is actually a fantastic companion book to this one!)

Our goal in THIS guide is to provide a valuable resource so you come into the home/land buying experience with your eyes open and enough information for you to ask intelligent follow up questions of your mortgage and real estate professionals.

We offer this book to you with the hope that you will contact us directly for a referral to many of the Realtors who lent their advice in the creation of this guide!

Read the guide and get ready for the ride! BUY IT HERE. 

Mahalo! Eric and Julie Ziemelis


“Wow!  What a book!  This book answered all the questions I didn’t know I needed to ask.  After spending 3 years exploring locations for a move, I took a trip to Hawaii and fell in love with the Big Island.  I then spent another 8 months trying to piece together ways to make the move possible.  As if guided from unseen forces, I found Julie Ziemelis’ books and website.  Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii gives you all the information you need to make that move from someone who knows what it takes. “ – Kimberly Swartz

I just finished reading your new book! WOW! It is easy to read and so very well organized with ton of valuable detail information that we really need to know before we buy a house. We read 8 books about moving to Big Island. Your 2 books have all the info with more detail. Thank you so very much for creating these 2 fantastic books❣️- Miyoko Tsuru 

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Meet the Author

Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at and and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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