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Real estate is the largest investment that many of us will ever make so it's critical that buyers and sellers have access to essential information. This blog provides key news and information about Hawaii real estate and the lifestyle one enjoys when living in Hawaii.



With nearly 4 months of data for 2009 it appears that Kauai real estate sales are on an upswing.  A chart of historical sales for residential, condo, and land sales shows that total number of sales peaked in 2005/2006 and then began a steady decline that lasted through 2008.  As the polynomial tr...
Laser speed measurement guns have arrived on Kauai and police are currently being trained in their use.  The fact that they are in training was fortunate for one of my clients who received a warning instead of the real thing while we were out together this week.  Kauai is paradise but we do have ...
I hope I'm not alone in still savoring a delicious Chocolate Easter bunny.  Any excuse for chocolate will do but a solid chocolate Easter bunny is hard to beat.  Most of us know about the famous Godiva Chocolates and Ghiradelli Chocolates.  Hawaii has its own specialty chocolatiers right here on ...
Poipu Beach Hotel is coming back online as the new Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Hurricane Iniki wiped out Kauai's South Shore hotels (and most of the rest) in 1992.  Most have been rebuilt but two have remained closed.  The two are the Poipu Beach Hotel and the Coco Palms remembered by many from Elvis'...
March sales statistics are now available for both Maui and Kauai. Both markets have seen sharp declines in both median sales price and number of sales for the current year compared to the same period in 2008.  As always, I caution that median sales price is heavily influenced by what price catego...
With all the talk about abandoned homes and bank-owned properties (known as REO's) across the nation, I was curious about the impact of this on Kauai.  With no good source of detailed REO information. I decided to do a little research.  How many Kauai REO's are out there? First of all, the curren...
It has been announced that a bulk-sale public auction of developer units of the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort will be held May 6 at the Lihue 5th Circuit courthouse steps.  145 condotel units and 15 commercial units are to be sold to the highest bidder in a foreclosure process initiated by lender iSt...
Wow, what a difference 2 years makes.  I started tracking Kauai absorption rates back in February 2007 after reading an article in Business Week.  The Business week article defined ranges for good, OK, bad, and ugly and I prepared color-banded charts accordingly.  Back then, you could actually se...
As reported in Monday's Garden Island newspaper, the county of Kauai has defined how assessed values are to be apportioned between condominium buildings and land.  Specifically, land will be the following percentage of total assessed value. One-story condominium--40 percent Two-story condominium-...
Anyone for Maui golf? For any golfers out there who are planning a trip to Maui, there is an on-line golf resource that is truly outta sight!  Go to, scroll about half way down, and pick the link Download Maui's Golf Coast Brochure.  It opens up a new window where yo...

Richard Dolbeare, R(B)

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