kauai condos: Kauai Absorption Rate at Mid-Year 2016 - 07/31/16 05:23 AM
Absorption rate (how many months of active inventory) is a market health indicator where 6 months is typically viewed as a balanced market.  Current Kauai data shows a sluggish market in the South Shore and North Side areas while the Central area (Lihue) is quite a hot market.  The residential (and remote) West Side is also sluggish while the East Side is OK for homes while somewhat problematic for condos.  
My interpretation of this data is that the resort areas are troublesome while the residential areas are hot.  That's because the North and South areas are big resort areas on Kauai while … (1 comments)

kauai condos: Kauai Real Estate History - 02/23/16 09:14 AM
Kauai real estate sales continues to grow after with major setbacks in 2001 and 2007.  Sales bounced back quickly after the 9/11 attack but it has taken longer after the economic collapse.  In fact, sales still are not back to the frienzied levels which peaked in 2006 during the housing bubble.
The chart below shows not only total sales by year going back to 1994 but also the sales by price group.  On Kauai, the $1/4 million to $1/2 million group is the largest.  The 2015 condominium median sales price was in this band at $370,000 while single family homes were a little above at … (1 comments)

kauai condos: Halelani Village Special Assessment is Ending - 07/01/14 09:20 AM

Halelani Village is a popular condominium on the west side of Lihue, our center of commerce.  Properties that come on the market here quickly go under contract provided they are priced right.  Halelani has relatively low maintenance fees of approximately $328/month for a typical 2 bedroom unit.  A special assessment to pay for new siding adds another $127 for a total of $455/month.  This is still relatively low, especially when compared to our resort condos which are often $1,000 and up!
But now there is very good news!  According to a letter dated June 12, 2014, the special assessment is … (1 comments)

kauai condos: Kahala Resort at Poipu Kai on Kauai - 01/25/14 07:03 AM
Kauai Community Reviews
Kahala at Kauai's Poipu Kai Resort
Browse current Kahala condos for sale

Kahala at Poipu Kai Resort is located in the heart of Poipu at 1901 Poipu Road.  It has 82, 2-story units in 9 buildings on 9 acres of land.  It has its own pool and BBQ area although most owners and guests prefer to the adjacent Poipu Kai Resort pool which is better for those wanting to socialize.  Multiple tennis courts with a pro-shop are also adjacent to Kahala.  The ocean side of the property is bordered by the Poipu Kai Resort … (2 comments)

kauai condos: Luxurious Oceanfront Living on Kauai's Coconut Coast - 01/25/14 01:31 AM
Waipouli Beach Resort A203 Luxurious 2 Bedroom/3 Bath Condominium on Kauai's Coconut Coast

Now available for purchase for only $534,900  
          This ultra-luxurious resort condominium is perfect for carefree fulltime living or for use as a high-income vacation rental.  Features include 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, full gourmet kitchen, 3 flat screen TVs, central air, furnished lanai, front-loading washer & dryer, and much more. High-end kitchen features Sub-Zero refrigerator, Fisher Paykel double-drawer dishwasher, granite counters, built-in ceramic cooktop and oven, OTC microwave, and a full compliment of cookware and dinnerware.  It just gets better, Unit A203 is on the second … (4 comments)

kauai condos: Poipu Kai on the Island of Kauai - 01/03/14 03:23 PM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Poipu Kai Resort on Kauai's South Shore
Poipu Kai Resort is located on 84 acres of Kauai's almost-always-sunny South Shore close to world-famous Poipu Beach. It includes a mix of 355 condominium units and 94 homes/lots including Kahala, Makanui, Manualoha, Poipu Sands, Regency, Regency Villas, Bayview, Lanai Villas, Crestview, and Sugar Mill Cottages. A recent addition, Villas at Poipu Kai, adds an additional 28 condominium units.  Also included is the Poipu Kai Racquet club with pool, and 8 tennis courts.
Area golf courses include Kiahuna Golf Club and Poipu Bay Golf Course, the former home of the Grand … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Lihue Townhouse on the Island of Kauai - 12/27/13 01:58 PM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Lihue Townhouse Condominiums
Lihue Townhouse is a 4-story apartment-style building at 4156 Rice Street in Lihue.  It was built in 1974 and has 64 units with a pool, recreation area, and elevator.  Fifty-six units are 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and 736 sq ft.  There are 8 larger units with 3 bedroom and 2 bath units with 975 sq. ft.  Original iterior walls were painted concrete blocks but some owners have upgraded.  Landscaping is minimal leaving the project with an urban city appearance.  Short term rentals and pets are not allowed. 
Richard Dolbeare can provide updated, unbiased … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Regency Huleia on the Island of Kauai - 12/27/13 10:32 AM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Regency Huleia Townhomes
Regency Hule'ia is an attractive condominium complex consisting of 83 units in 33 buildings built in 2005.  A pool is included in the project.  Units are 2-story in both duplex and triplex arrangements.  One, 2, & 3 bedroom units are available with living area of 1,032 to 1,570 square feet.  1-car garages are included.
Regency Hule'ia is an attractive condominium complex consisting of 83 units in 33 buildings built in 2005.  A pool is included in the project.  Units are 2-story in both duplex and triplex arrangements.  One, 2, & 3 bedroom units … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Kauai Beach Resort on the Island of Kauai - 12/27/13 10:11 AM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Kauai Beach Resort Hotel-Style Condos
Kauai Beach Resort (KBR) is located North of Lihue in an area with little development other than KBR itself and the adjacent Kauai Beach Villas.  While offering a relatively remote, peaceful location, it is convenient to Lihue and the airport which is only a 10-minute drive away.  Kauai Beach Resort sits on 12 lushly landscaped acres featuring lagoons, waterfalls, and Kauai's longest beach.  There are 345 guest rooms plus restaurant, meeting space, bar, and tennis courts.  The majority of the units are in the hotel pool with onsite management by Aqua … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Hookena at Puhi on the Island of Kauai - 12/27/13 09:59 AM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Hookena at Puhi Condos
Ho'okena at Puhi is a 2-story condominium project on the outskirts of Lihue in an area known as Puhi. The project was built in 2006 and consists of 56 units in 8, 2-story buildings.  The project is bordered by Halelani Village on the northern, uphill side andHalemalu on the east side.  Access is via Hookiwi St. off of Hanalima and then a right onto Manawalea St.  The homes were built in 2006 by D.R. Horton Schuler Homes and had buy-back restrictions at the time of original sale.  It is necessary to contact the county to … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Banyan Harbor on the Island of Kauai - 12/27/13 09:23 AM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Banyan Harbor Condominiums
Banyan Harbor condominiums overlook Lihue's harbor, just off Nawiliwili Road. Located on a steep hillside, some units feature parking & storage in deeded stalls beneath the structure. It has a beautiful pool high on a hilltop overlooking Kalapaki Bay. An otherwise perfect location is somewhat marred by views of commercial buildings in Nawiliwili Harbor.  Most all units feature 2 bedrooms and 1, 1 1/2, or 2 baths.  Because of its hillside location, many units have stairs for access from the parking area.
These units are a short walk from Kalapaki Beach (sunbathe, swim, … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Halelani Village on the Island of Kauai - 12/27/13 08:59 AM
Kauai Community Reviews  
Halelani Village Condominiums
Halelani Village is a 2-story condominium project on the outskirts of Lihue in an area known as Puhi. The project was built in 1993 and consists of 292 units in 28 building in an area bordered by Puhi Rd and Hanalima St .  There are 2-4 units with 1 bedroom, 272 units with 2 bedrooms and 16 units with 3 bedrooms; median living area of 750 square feet ranges from 553 to 980 square feet.  There is a mix of owner-occupied and long-term rentals.  Short term rentals are not allowed.  Pets are currently … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Buyer or Seller Market? On Kauai It Depends On Where You Are! - 12/03/13 05:20 AM
There is little change in the supply of Kauai homes & condos as we begin the month of December.  Lihue condos remain a problem for those wanting to buy one with only a 3.8 month supply.  The rest of Kauai is near a balanced market except for residential homes on the North and South Shores which are still in oversupply having over a year of inventory.  Earlier absorption rate charts are shown for comparison.
Current Month

2 Months Ago

2+ Years Ago (note the scale goes up to 60 months)!

For current listings on Kauai, … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Kauai South Shore Condo Sales - 03/16/12 05:32 AM
Kauai's South Shore condos include those in Kalaheo, Koloa, and Poipu.  Poipu is one of Kauai's premier resort areas and home of world-famous Poipu Beach.  While most Kauai properties are fee simple, Kiahuna Plantation is one of the exceptions where price does not include the land which is leased.
2012 Kauai South Shore Condo Sales (as of March 15) *VDA = Vacation Destination Area, eligible for short term vacation rentals.

kauai condos: 2011 Brings Continued Improvement in Kauai Absorption Rates - 03/28/11 10:56 AM
Kauai continues to move toward a more balanced market as absorption rates continue their decline. There was a time when the color red completely dominated the chart but now the "healthier" colors are reclaiming their share.  The biggest issues are with resort condos located in Poipu, Kapaa, and Princeville but those continue to improve as well.
(If the images do not show, hit your browser refresh button)


kauai condos: Whale-watching at my open house - 01/21/11 09:54 AM
I'm sitting an open house today in a condo located just steps from the ocean.  What a great place to watch for whales right from the lanai.  This is peak whale-watching season and I should spot some soon.

Aloha & best wishes to all.

kauai condos: Kauai's Hale Malu (Halemalu) at Puhi Update - 10/22/10 02:40 PM
Updated information for Hale Malu/Halemalu at Puhi Townhouse-style Duplex Homes
This attractive community is located on the outskirts of Lihue, Kauai's center of commerce.  It consists of 30 buildings in a 2-story, duplex-style arrangement and one stand-alone building.  Each has a 2-car garage and a modest, easy-to-maintain, private rear yard.  It's within walking distance of Kukui Grove Mall, Costco, Home Depot, and Kauai Community College.  I moved here myself in 2009 to take advantage of the convenience of Lihue living.  Homes range from 2 to 4 bedrooms, 2 to 3 baths, and 924 to 1,336 sf of living area.  … (3 comments)

kauai condos: Big Improvement in Kauai Absorption Rate - 10/22/10 01:48 PM
Kauai's South Shore Poipu area is an area I specialize in and I used to cringe at the awful absorption rate of condos there which rose as high as a 10-year supply.  My July post showed a decrease to the 6-year range and now it's down close to 2 years, a vast improvement. 
In the current data, our value-priced West Side homes has spiked but this may be a short-term anomaly, time will tell.
October 2010 Update
[If image does not display, hit your browser refresh button]
Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Visit Website … (9 comments)

kauai condos: Islander on the Beach Resort Condos on Kauai's Coconut Coast - 08/31/10 03:36 PM
Islander on the Beach is a low-rise resort condominium complex on Kauai's East Side in an area called the Coconut Coast.  It's an oceanfront complex with 8 buildings and 203 units, most all with 372 square feet of living space.  It's located within a short stroll to the Coconut Marketplace with restaurants, night clubs, gift shops, clothing boutiques, jewelry, and art galleries.  A nice sandy beach is in front of the complex and many sights and attractions are just a short drive away.
These are converted hotel units that were gutted, very nicely refurbished with tropical decor, and sold … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Villas at Pu'ali Homes in Lihue on the Island of Kauai - 07/15/10 06:06 AM
Villas at Pu'ali Homes, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii   Villas at Pu'ali is a community of homes located at 4261 Puhi Road in Lihue, Kauai on the western side of Lihue in an area known as Puhi.  It's an attractive community on 15 acres with the Hau'pu mountain range to the south with a peak of nearly 2300 feet for Black Mountain or Hau'pu Peak.  It's conveniently located at just a 5-minute drive from Lihue's shopping and commercial district.  There are 52 buildings and 104 homes in a duplex configuration with only 1 common wall.  Diamond Pacific Homes completed these units in 2005 … (0 comments)

Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) Rainmaker large

Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B)

R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Wailuku, HI

More about me…

eXp Realty

Address: Hawaii Multi-Island Homes & Condos,, 145 N Kihei Road Suite A, Kihei, HI, 96753

Office: (808) 651-4550

Mobile: (808) 651-4550

Email Me

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.




RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog