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Hello out there - we're trying to go green! - 01/25/08 12:24 PM
While the governor of Hawaii is promoting Green legislature, the county of Kauai is still dragging its feet. A property owner in Wailua, the mountain area just above Kapaa, hangs poised to run the island’s first Skystream 3.7 residential windmill, which he and other community members say they want in order to cut their electric bills and “go green” at home. Kauai has one of the most expensive electical costs in the entire US and many folks here would prefer to generate their own power. With current technology however, there is a still about a seven year ROI. Kaua‘i Electric installed (8 comments)
County Council to Review latest amendment on Transient Vacation Rentals Bill 2204 - 01/23/08 07:33 PM
For almost as long as I've been practicing real estate on Kauai, going on my fourth year, there has been an ongoing conversation between the County Council (Kauai's governing body) and the community regarding the monitoring and enforcing of Kauai's Visitor Destination Area. That means, the areas the the county designated over twenty-five years ago for vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts and such. It seems that as prices for Kauai real estate rose dramatically in 2002 through 2005, some people felt that vacation rentals were primarily responsible for our rising market prices, and therefore something needed to be done about it. (2 comments)
Kauai Coconut Coast Condo Listings - 01/17/08 10:28 AM
We're delighted to start the new year off with a bang and a great assortment of new condo listings on Kauai's east side. Many people who come to this island are told to go to Princeville, on the North Shore, or Poipu, on the South Shore. Those are our two most popular resort areas and there are lots of condos for people to choose from. However, not that many people are aware of the many wonderful condo complexes on Kauai's eastern shores, sometimes referred to as the Coconut Coast. While the tourists often demand North or South, the east side has an (0 comments)
Wonder How To - A cool new website - 01/10/08 06:22 PM
One of my good friends, and one of the most talented motion graphic designers I know, has launched a website to aggregate all the video "how to" content on the internet.Not surprisingly, the site is called wonderhowto.com Check it out You can search for things, rate your favorites and join the community. I'm not sure how much real estate - centric content is up there but hey, you could make some and post it to the site. I'll be placing some items on how to buy Kauai Real Estate when i get a moment. Let me know what you think, and enjoy (5 comments)
Short Sales - The list is not so short - 01/09/08 12:46 PM
Yesterday, I took a short class with ORTC on the topic of short sales. It's a relatively recent occurence for the Kauai real estate market. It was good to review some of the consequences when a seller is in a short sale. As you probably know, a short sale occurs when a seller owes more the property is worth, has no cash to close, and the lender will accept less than what they are owed. Especially when buyers have leveraged their way into a 2nd home on Kauai, and borrowed against the home to improve it, its a scenario we're likely (6 comments)
Well we're almost at the end of the first week of 2008 and the Kauai real estate market is heating up. It's fairly easy to tell by the traffic jams in Kapaa and Puhi that the island is crawling with tourists. Not to mention the long waits at the tee box while golfing at the Wailua county golf course. And when tourists come to the neighbor islands ( Kauai, Maui, Hawaii ) that means good news for the Kauai real estate industry. The numbers from 2007 are now official and here's one man's observations. Listed above are the totals for the three (0 comments)
Looking Back...Looking Forward - An exciting year to come - 01/04/08 10:50 AM
During the holidays i often wanted to post to my blog but never seemed to find the time. I spent Christmas in California with my four delicious granddaughters. One of my goals for the year is to buy a small condo near my granddaughters and spend a little more time with them. They are so dear. As i look back on 2007, it was a very full year and despite the downturn in the national real estate industry, Gwen and I had a great year, our companies numbers were up and I feel quite blessed to be selling Kauai Real Estate (8 comments)
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