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Aloha, For those of you who have not been up to Kokee, I strongly encourage you to do so. Even if all have time to do is drive up, the views at the end of the road, on a clear day, are breathtaking. Here is your reward: Just to entice you further, here is another view: I also did an awesome hike ...
Aloha, Hawaii has broken new ground by being the first state to require solar water heaters on all new single family home construction beginning in 2010. This bill was recently signed into law by Gov. Linda Lingle. Building permits will not be issued for homes that do not have solar water heaters...
Aloha, And welcome to summer. (June 21st is the start!) It was such a dry winter this year that it's hard to tell where summer starts. The weather has been outstanding pretty much the whole year - which is one of the many reasons people love to live here. We love where we live is the slogan of Co...
Here is today's red hot buy - brand new on the market is Nihilani unit 5C priced at $699K. At this price, it is the least expensive Makani unit in the complex and is well under what the developer is offering. The upgrades in this unit are nothing short of spectacular. I especially like the coconu...
Aloha, If you read last weeks update you saw Puamana 28B come onto the market at $319,900. I fully expected that this REO (bank owned property) would go quickly, but it went into escrow at warp speed! It was released as active on the MLS on 6-12 and went into escrow on 6-17. It's good to see this...
Aloha, And welcome to this weeks update. We had another week of spectacular weather- hope you did too. If you've been experiencing rain or even a little bit of cold, I think I'll defer from telling you how warm and comfortable and beautiful it's been here - I thinks it's best to go right to our u...
Aloha and welcome to June (already.) It's time to take a look back at the month of May to see how it compares to May 07 and to look at year to date last year compared to this year. First up is the number of sales: overall, residential is down 51% comparing May 07 to 08 and shows a 40% decline com...
Aloha, Hate to sound repetitive, but it was another sublime week here on Kauai. We had a little bit of rain one day, late in the afternoon, but it was so brief, it only interrupted my riding (horseback) briefly. Over at the stable, you can see weather as it comes in across the adjacent acreage. O...
Aloha, I was working on my monthly newsletter and came upon the article I saved about our bank robbery. That's right, there was a bank robbery right here in Paradise. The Kukui Grove Shopping Center branch of First Hawaiian bank was robbed in broad daylight on Friday May 23rd. According to the Ma...
Aloha and welcome to June, (already!) Where has the year gone? They say time flies when you're having fun so maybe that's why it has gone by so very fast here in Kauai where even work is fun in this gorgeous weather! Real Estate has kept a steady pace and most agents are reporting more showings a...

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