Dylan Nonaka

Broker in Charge

Search for Big Island Property

About Dylan Nonaka

Dylan is a local boy, born and raised on his family's Coffee farm in South Kona and graduated from Konawaena High School in 1999. Shortly after graduation, he joined the United State Marine Corps. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was part of the first American forces to cross the Kuwait/Iraq border and to enter Baghdad later in the campaign. Dylan returned to the Big Island to attend UH Hilo and graduated with honors in 2007, double majoring in Political Science and Economics. While attending college, his mother, who has been in the real estate business for 20 years encouraged him to get his Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson Licence. After graduating from UH HIlo, Dylan served in appointed positions in both the State and County Government, working directly for the Governor and as Chief of Staff at the Honolulu City Council. In 2015 Dylan returned to the family business of Real Estate and quickly became a company top producer. He obtained his Hawaii Real Estate Brokers license in 2018. Dylan continues to serve in the armed forces as an Engineer Officer in the US Army Reserve, he is currently the Company Commander for the 871st Engineer Company. He resides in Captain Cook with his wife who teaches 4th grade at Konawaena Elementary and his two sons DJ and Mason. Having lived on both sides of the Big Island, Dylan understands the entire island market. If you want deep local knowledge of Big Island Real Estate and an honest, no pressure approach to buying or selling property, call Dylan at 808-937-8382 or email him at dylan@buybigisland.com.

Latest Blog Posts

Page 2 of the Purchase Contract

The Hawaii Purchase Contract to buy real estate has 14 pages and all contain very important terms and information but many people feel that page 2 is the most important.  In this video, we talk

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All about Appraisals

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April 2019 Market Data

The market numbers for April are out and in this video, we go over the latest data for Kona and the Big Island. ;

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Hawaii Place Names Explained

In Hawaii, place names can be confusing.  In this video, we talk about the overlap of ancient or traditional place names with the modern identifiers like zip codes and how they can cause

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