kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of March 22nd to 28th - 03/30/09 01:42 PM
Aloha,
It's been another windy and cool week but I'm seeing more and more good pricing coming onto the market, bringing some really unbelievable opportunities to savvy buyers. Take a look at the activity for last week:
Copyright 3/29/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS222697 T A 2 4-5-3-11-1-3 FS $576,900 Villas On The Prince #3 1,737 #3 3/3221617 T A 1 4-5-3-6-22-16 FS $3,100,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #16 2,843 #16 3/3.5222630 T A 2 4-5-4-12-10-20 FS $330,000 Emmalani Court #323 952 #323 1/2222629 T A 2 4-5-4-12-10-22 FS $436,000 Emmalani Court #325 1,456 #325 2/2222621 T A 2 4-5-4-12-10-12 FS … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville Kauai condo (and house) update for the week of March 15th to 21st - 03/22/09 05:59 AM
Aloha,
Every now and again I enjoy leaving the Island to spend a few days on Oahu. My style is to stay at a hotel midway between shopping/movies - and Waikiki. I don't rent a car but instead find it relaxing to take my time and walk to Ala Moana Shopping Center for some "recreational shopping" or stroll down to the Ward Center Cinemas for a choice of movies. Walk a little bit further to the Restaurant Row Theatres where you'll find "slightly old" movies at only $1 anytime! Choices this week included "Doubt, " "Revolutionary Road" and "Last Chance Harvey." … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Understanding MLS info in my Princeville Kauai blog..... - 03/18/09 05:53 PM
Aloha,
Recently, I was asked how to read the information contained within my weekly update and thought it would be more helpful to post the answer on my blog for everyone's benefit. MLS information is taken directly from the Hawaii Information System which is the entity that bring us our MLS. (Multiple Listing Service) Here is the Island update for Tuesday, March 17th:
Copyright 3/18/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS
MLS # Tp St DOM Taxkey Tnr Price Location Land area Details191493 T A 1 4-2-8-19-4-28 FS $698,000 Poipu Shores #B101 630 #B101 1/1.5222144 T A 1 4-2-8-17-26-136 LH $750,000 … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville Kauai condo (and house) update for the week of March 8th to 14th - 03/16/09 11:34 AM
Aloha,
It's been a relatively quiet week, except for a few closings, one of which was mine. The weather remained on the cool side, with intermittent rain along with very high surf on the North Shore. I took pictures of the waves both on Friday and Saturday but it's very hard to capture their beauty and power (at least for me) through the camera lens. Friday we had a misty rain that turned everything grey (including the cruise ship) while Saturday showed a marked improvement with periods of blue skies! Unfortunately, a local surfer apparently drowned in the water off Anahola … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville Kauai Hale Moi - Good income for the dollar - 03/11/09 11:23 AM
Aloha,
If you are looking for a property that offers good rental income, is well priced and completely buffed out, Hale Moi 216 is for you. Listed for $395K, this property has over $50K of improvements and brings in $2100 a month! Do the numbers and you'll see that with 20% down and our current historically low interest rates, this unit can pay for itself.
If you are not familiar with Hale Moi, it is a small complex located along Ka Haku road in Princeville. Each unit has a main door that opens to a foyer with a bedroom / bathroom … (2 comments)

kauai condos: Kauai February 2009 Market Statistics - 03/09/09 02:57 PM
The month of February ended with 25 sales Island wide down from 57 in February 08 but up from January 09 that only posted 20 overall sales. Year to date we have had 45 sales compared to 107 this time last year. The high point for February was in 2004 when 130 properties changed hands.
Of the 25 sales, 11 were residential, 4 vacant land, and 10 were condos. There was 1 house sold in the Waimea zone, 3 houses and 3 lots sold in Koloa zone, 1 house, 1 lot and 3 condos sold in Lihue zone, 3 homes and … (1 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of March 1st to 7th - 03/08/09 02:51 PM
Aloha,
Here we are in March already and my taxes still aren't done! I'm usually well on my way to a refund by now but have not been able to find the time to sit down and crunch all the numbers. Last week continued with cold and rainy weather so much so that when I went out to brunch this morning I all but gave up and put on my black knit sweater (which is generally reserved for mainland cold weather) along with jeans. Usually, you'll see me in a sleeveless top with a light sweater, always ready for the sun … (0 comments)

kauai condos: How I see the market in Kauai....Since you asked. - 03/04/09 11:43 AM
Aloha,
I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words so take a look below where you'll find a birds-eye view of all the Princeville homes that came on the market, went into escrow, sold etc during February:Copyright 3/3/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS220705 RS A 29 4-5-4-19-19 FS $876,800 5086 Napo'okala Cir 15,326 sqft 2,206 3/3219047 RS A 18 4-5-4-13-59 FS $980,000 3682 Keoniana Rd 10,247 sqft 1,676 3/2220820 RS A 14 4-5-4-13-40 FS $995,000 3618 Keoniana Rd 12,013 sqft 3,081 4/3.5221587 RS A 4 4-5-4-9-49 FS $1,395,000 5289 Pokii Ln 20,868 sqft 3,510 4/4220949 RS A 17 … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of February 22nd to 28th - 03/01/09 04:12 PM
Aloha,
Welcome to March, already! Our cool weather and gusty winds have been constant this past week along with occasional showers. We are all hoping for a warmer week and the return of "normal" trades. Here is your update for the past week:
Copyright 3/1/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS221227 T A 7 4-5-4-5-3-17 FS $235,000 Princeville Paniolo #202 1,058 #202 1/2221360 T A 3 4-5-4-12-2-36 FS $395,000 Hale Moi #216 1,033 #216 2/2221307 T A 5 4-5-4-5-18-86 FS $495,000 Puamana #24A 1,312 #24A 2/2
BACK ON THE MARKET207020 T A 370 4-5-4-5-7-13 FS $659,000 Princeville Sealodge #B5 748 #B5 … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of February 15th to 21st - 02/23/09 08:05 AM
Aloha,
It's been a pretty slow week with little activity as you'll see from the update. Maybe it's due to the less than desirable weather - this has been one of the coldest winters I've experienced in a long while. Mind you, I don't expect much in the way of empathy or sympathy since few people consider lows in the high 50's or low 60's as something to cry about. But come live here for a few years and you'll find yourself singing the same song. Here's your update for this week:
Copyright 2/21/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS220019 T … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of February 8th to 14th - 02/15/09 02:59 PM
Aloha,
Happy Belated Valentine's Day to you. I hope your day was filled with the joy and pleasure of being with your loved one and family. There's been a little more activity this past week with one upper end unit going into escrow and a couple that are at "noteworthy" price points. Here is your update:
Copyright 2/15/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS220884 T A 6 4-5-3-11-1-27 FS $750,000 Villas On The Prince #27 1,732 #27 3/3221121 T A 3 4-5-4-5-3-3 FS $260,000 Princeville Paniolo #103 1,058 #103 1/2220974 T A 5 4-5-4-5-24-63 FS $599,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #21C … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of February 1st to 7th - 02/08/09 07:34 AM
Aloha,
It's been a pretty quiet week with little activity which is reflected in this week's update. There are hardly even any price reductions! Maybe everyone is settling down to work on their taxes now that Superbowl is over or maybe everyone is waiting to hear what, if anything, the new stimilus package will bring besides more parties for the beleagured banks. Here's your update for this week:
Copyright 2/8/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS220906 T A 2 4-5-4-5-23-21 FS $559,000 Plantation At Princeville #611 1,153 #611 2/2
BACK ON THE MARKET207634 T A 353 4-5-4-5-39-16 FS $310,000 Cliffs At … (1 comments)

kauai condos: Kauai January 2009 Market Statistics - 02/05/09 12:03 PM
Aloha
January Statistics are out showing a total of 20 sales this month compared to 50 in 08, 69 in 07, 121 for 06, 105 in 05 and 122 for 04. I guess that just about says it all. The majority of the sales were residential with 10 transactions, 3 for vacant land, and 7 condos. Most of the sales were in the Kawaihau district where 5 houses, 3 land parcels and 1 condo sold. There were 2 houses and 2 condos sold in the Hanalei district, 3 Lihue district condos, 2 houses and 1 condo in Koloa area and 1 … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of January 25th to 31st - 02/02/09 01:34 PM
Aloha,
Where did January go? Just flew by from what I can tell. Seems to be a bit more activity this last couple of weeks and it's showing by way of a sale here and there along with units occasionally going into escrow. We certainly do have more buyers out looking so that's a good start. Heres what we have for this past week:
Copyright 2/2/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS220368 T A 5 4-5-4-5-39-42 FS $495,000 Cliffs At Princeville #2202 917 #2202 1/2220548 T A 5 4-5-4-5-23-22 FS $573,000 Plantation At Princeville #612 1,153 #612 2/2
BACK ON THE … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of January 18th to 24th - 01/25/09 05:35 PM
Aloha,
It's been an interesting week what with all the controversy around the possiblity of more timeshares in Princeville. (See my last two blogs for details.) I am seeing more and more short sales and Bank REO's coming onto the MLS which only makes me say all the more, now is a good time to buy. Take a look at the update for this past week:
Copyright 1/25/2009 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS220078 T A 2 4-5-4-5-3-19 FS $299,000 Princeville Paniolo #204 1,058 #204 1/2220199 T A 4 4-5-4-5-13-4 FS $354,900 Kamahana #4 1,145 #4 2/2218310 T A 6 4-5-4-12-5-9 … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville Kauai Rezoning Application for Timeshare withdrawn. - 01/25/09 11:32 AM
Aloha,
I'm always happy to report on the unexpected, especially when the news is good. Last blog I reported on a meeting held in Princeville where developer Jeff Stone said he was requesting a zoning change from R-4 to R-10 to put timeshare in on the Meadows and Greens area of Princeville. The meeting had the appearances of being held "under the radar" as there was very little notice. Fortunately, a few concerned citizens found out about the meeting and got the word out so that approximately 250 people showed up to voice their concerns.
In today's Garden Island (1-25-09) it … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville Kauai to have more Timeshares? - 01/22/09 11:52 AM
Aloha,
There always seems to be one controversy or another going on regarding development on Kauai and the latest involves Princeville. Last night there was a "not well publicized" neighborhood meeting in Princeville with Jeff Stone as the speaker. You may know Stone as the individual who heads up a joint venture company called Princeville Associates LLC that paid around $220M back in 05 for the purchase of the 9,000-acre Princeville resort, including the 252-room Princeville Hotel, two Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf courses, a tennis club, health spa, shopping center (now on the market) airport and other land holdings on … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of January 11th to 17th - 01/18/09 03:43 PM
Aloha,
It's been interesting week weather wise and a productive one in terms of real estate. Starting with the weather: it's been pretty much a mixed bag this week, with some rain, some sun and cooler temperatures (or at least what we call "cooler temperatures!") Friday the State closed schools everywhere but on the Big Island in anticipation of a huge winter storm that was supposed to hit accompanied by wind gusts of up to 60 mph. We did have several brief periods of heavy rain and some gusty winds, but the storm that was anticipated never really occurred. What did … (0 comments)

kauai condos: Kauai Year End 2008 Market Statistics - 01/12/09 10:41 AM

All year long people have been talking about just how bad the real estate market has been. Now that the year is over, let's take a look at the end of year statistics and see how they compare to the years past. For the month of December, there were 39 sales, down from 56 last year December. For 2008 there were 587 sales well off of the 909 properties that sold in 2007 and much less than the 1554 sold in 06 or the 1796 sold in 05.
For 2008 there were a total of 283 residential sales, compared to … (1 comments)

kauai condos: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of December 28th to January 3rd - 01/04/09 02:38 PM
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! In other words, Happy New Year. We've been having a pretty wet winter so far, at least up here on the North Shore. It's fun to watch wave after wave of rain come in off the ocean. It's almost like it's prepackaged. You see it coming, then you hear it travel over the condo roof, and finally you can watch it move across the parking lot from the back lanai. Or, it may come the opposite direction from the mountains out to the sea. Either way, we're getting more than our share of wet weather.
2009 ushers in … (0 comments)

 
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