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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
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 P...
A Tsunami warning has been issued for all shores of all the Hawaiian islands. The tsunami is expected to reach Hawaii beginning at 2:59 AM. Kauai will be first up and then the other islands soon after. "Waves" resulting in a 6 foot sea elevation are predicted. Our last tsunami was a non-event...
The Elton John was on Maui this past week for his first-ever concert here. As Sir Elton John said, he has been coming to Maui for 40 years but this was his first concert here. What was to have been 1 performance on Friday was expanded to performances Thursday and Friday due to the tremendous de...
Those of us living on Kauai are accustomed to seeing Pride of America docked in Nawiliwili Harbor once a week during its Kauai stop on its Hawaii cruises. Today I saw a new girl in town and on taking a closer look, saw it was the Golden Princess. A little research shows she's quite majestic ind...
Many of my clients seek an oceanfront property or at least one with an ocean view. This Fannie Mae REO condo meets that criteria with stunning ocean views, delightful tropical grounds, and nearby world-class beaches. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves but those wanting more detail ca...
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.
We've had heavy rains for several days here on Kauai. It stopped today and the clouds seemed to be lifting with a few remnants below the mountain tops. The view is looking north toward Mount Waialeale. Aloha & best wishes to all for a happy and prosperous 2011.
Emmalani Court is a 2-story condominium complex of 1 and 2-bedroom units on Kauai's North Shore in Princeville. There are 42 units in 6 buildings, and those facing the ocean have stunning cliffside ocean views. The units were built in 1992 and are quite attractive. Princeville is a popular r...
A distance of 300 miles and the normal trade winds usually prevent Hawaii's Kilauea volcanic gases from reaching Kauai. But there are instances when the wind patterns shift to what we call a "Kona Wind" which can bring the gases (VOG) to the other islands along with unsettled weather. Kauai had...
Kauai real estate sales have increased from the 2009 lows when measured in number of sales. That "fishhook" in 2010 appears to be real and a good sign. Prices are a different story as shown in the other charts. There appears to be an ongoing recovery in residential (detached homes) and vacant ...