Happy New Year!
The year 2014 was hard for Puna residents with hurricane damages and lava flow which threatened homes, and real estate values in Puna declined. As a result, the real estate value in the other areas of the Big Island appreciated, and because many Puna residents moved to the north, there is a shortage of rental homes in Hilo and surrounding areas.
The lava flow front is stalled since 1/2/15 just before Pahoa Market Place, just like the older flow front stalled right before Pahoa Village Rd. May the residents of Puna and all other areas be blessed in 2015.