princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Kauai 2011 September Market Statistics - 10/07/11 01:14 PM
Aloha ,
September 11 bested Sep 10 by 5 sales, which represents a 10% increase, going from 49 in 2010 to 54 in Sep 2011. This is up from Sep 09 which posted 40 sales and Sep 08 which had 42 – but is less than 07 with 65 and dramatically less than Sep 06 which saw 98 sales.
Year to date we are also up slightly with 560 sales now compared to 518 this time last year. Our lowest year in recent times was 09 which had 346 sales as of September and the high point was, of course, 06 … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Kauai 2011 August Market Statistics - 09/04/11 03:38 PM
Aloha,
Aug 2010 and Aug 2011 had the same number of sales which was 64. Interestingly, in both years there were 31 residential sales, 8 land in 10 compared to 6 land in Aug 11, 1 commercial in 10 compared to 1 business sale in 11 and 24 condos sold in Aug 10 with 26 selling in Aug 11. The majority of the residential sales were in the Kawaihau zone which encompasses Kapaa with 13 sales. Hanalei stayed the same with 8 in both years.
Compared to past years, there were 44 sales in Aug 09, 42 in Aug 08, 65 … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) + short sale update for the week of Dec 26th to Jan 1st - 01/02/11 10:00 AM
Aloha,
Hau'ole Makahiki Hou. 2010 was a difficult year for many, what with all the foreclosures, short sales and long, drawn out transactions. We all hoping for a better market in 2011 - one that brings smiles to the faces of buyers, sellers and agents. Here is your update for the week just past:
Copyright 1/2/2011 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS241602 CND AT CPR A 2 4-5-4-5-24-84 FS $499,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #28C 1,972 #28C 2/3.00241464 CND AT CPR A 6 4-5-4-12-9-20 FS $599,000 Pali Ke Kua Iii #143 1,100 #143 2/1.01
BACK ON THE MARKET233833 CND AT CPR … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: August 2010 Kauai Market Statistics - 09/23/10 11:49 AM
Aloha,
I'm a little late with market statisitics this months, having just returned from Africa. I'll have to do a post on that experience once I get caught up, but for now, let's take a look at how August fared compared to last year and years past. For Aug 2010 there were a total of 63 sales compared to Aug 09 which had 44. Aug 08 saw 42 sales, 65 for Aug 07, 90 for Aug 06 and an incredible 200 - yes - 200 sales for Aug 05! The good old days....
Year to date Aug 2010 is at 469, … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: 13 Beautiful Reasons why I love Hanalei Bay in Hanalei Kauai Hawaii - 07/27/10 04:01 PM
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Aloha Elaine
Elaine Schaefer (R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR)Broker in Charge - Princeville Resort OfficeCertified Residential SpecialistGraduate, Realtor's InstituteAccredited Buyer's RepresentativeShort Sale and Foreclosure Resource CertificationTop Producer 100% Club
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princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville Kauai condo (and house) update for the week of May 30th to Jun 5th - 06/06/10 07:48 AM
Aloha,
It was a relatively quiet week with what seemed to be an absence of buyers. To some degree, it can be attributed to the beautiful weather, as most people prefer to enjoy the sun and beach as opposed to looking at real estate. I'm not saying that a hard core buyer wouldn't be out on a sunny day but I do have to admit that most buyers these days seem to be of a more casual type, feeling that time is on their side, so there's no need to hurry. Thus, the escape to the beach when the weather is … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: May 2010 Kauai Market Statistics - 06/04/10 02:50 PM
Aloha,
May 2010 brought with it a 46% increase over the number of sales in May of 09, going from 37 to 54 transactions. Of these sales, 27 were residential, 7 land, 2 commercial and 18 were condo sales. Year to date we are still ahead of 09, with 272 sales so far this year compared to 170 as of this time in May 2009. This is a slight increase over 2008 which had 264 sales up to the end of May with 447 sales year to date for 2007. Of course, these numbers don't begin to compare with the "heyday" … (2 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: November 2009 Kauai Market Statistics - 12/11/09 01:25 PM
Aloha,
The month of November 2009 posted record sales of 48 for the month well over the 29 properties that changed hands in Nov of 08. Year to date for Nov 09 shows 444 sales which is still below the 08 year to date of 548. Of the sales this past November, 23 were residential, 7 land, 2 commercial and 16 condos. Year to date there have been 224 homes sold, 67 parcels of land, 7 commercial, 145 condos and 1 business. The high November was in 05 (as usual) when 129 properties changed hands which contributed to the year to … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of December 7th to 13th - 12/15/08 10:15 AM
Aloha,
This week ended as a wet one, with our first big winter storm slamming into the Island, causing flooding, road closures and flash flood warnings. The storm was Island wide with an average of 4 to 6 inches per hour of rain falling over most of the Island, with as much as 8 to 10 inches in some areas. (This per the Garden Island newspaper.) When it rains this hard, it's a great time to stay home and catch up with all the things you always meant to do ‘on a rainy day.' Naturally, there weren't too many people out … (1 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville Kauai's Nihilani condos gets real - 12/10/08 07:35 AM
Aloha,
It looks like the developer of Nihilani condos is finally getting competative with the resales. In other words, Brookfield is getting real. Case in point: Nihilani 33A, a three bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse style condo listed by Brookfield for $731,500 closed on 12-08 at the unbelievable price of $625,000. Now that's what I call a price discount and is a strong indication of how desperate the developer is to move these remaining units and get down to business with their new Poipu project, PiliMai.
Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with these condos that is causing … (2 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of November 23rd to 29th - 11/30/08 08:48 AM
Aloha,
Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all. I hope that all of you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving day filled with great food, good fun but most importantly - friends and family. It was fairly quiet on the real estate scene as you'll see from the update which follows:
Copyright 11/30/2008 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS217907 T A 6 4-5-3-6-22-27 FS $1,850,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #27 2,864 #27 3/3.5217211 T A 4 4-5-4-5-39-39 FS $375,000 Cliffs At Princeville #2109 917 #2109 1/2
EXPIRED209209 T X 242 4-5-4-15-21-32 FS $329,000 Sandpiper Village I #132 1,042 #132 2/2211887 T X 178 4-5-4-15-21-28 FS $459,000 … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of November 16th to 22nd - 11/24/08 02:11 PM
Aloha,
This has been a relatively quiet week, which is common for this time of the year, as our thoughts turn to family and friends in anticipation of Thanksgiving. Just one new listing, one sale and several good price reductions. Here is your update for last week:
Copyright 11/23/2008 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS218237 T A 5 4-5-4-12-9-28 LH $252,000 Pali Ke Kua Iii #238 993 #238 1/2218092 T A 4 4-5-4-5-3-15 FS $650,000 Princeville Paniolo #115 1,058 #115 1/2218304 T A 3 4-5-4-12-10-13 FS $669,000 Emmalani Court #311 1,456 #311 2/2
BACK ON THE MARKET199453 T A 293 4-5-4-12-10-19 … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Buying land in Kauai? You may want to bring your mainland lender… - 11/19/08 03:08 PM
Aloha,
Throughout my real estate career one of my main mantras has been "Use a local lender." They know the lay of the land, they understand our Hawaiian terminology, basically - they know what they're lending on. I've seen too many buyers go with a mainland lender who assured them they they could loan on the "Condhotel" or whatever only to have it blow up within days of closing or have the interest rate and / or points increase because the underwriter finally understood what the buyer was buying.
With the shakeup in the financial market comes a change in my … (2 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of November 9th to 15th - 11/16/08 11:33 AM
Aloha,
Winter most definitely showed its face yesterday in the form of a huge afternoon downpour that lasted off and on into the evening. I was at the stable riding, and had just gotten off my horse when the rain started. By the time I left there, I was soaked through and through and there were small rivulets of water everywhere. Today we have high winds and gusts and intermittent rain - and whitecaps on the ocean. Believe it or not, it's still Paradise, just a different side of it. Here is your update:
Copyright 11/15/2008 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of Oct 26th to Nov 1st - 11/03/08 08:13 AM
Aloha,
Hope everyone enjoyed a Happy Halloween and that you and your kids are not bouncing off the walls from a sugar overload. As for the market, it is STILL a good time to buy. Why do I say this now? Because buyers seem to be circling the wagons around potential purchases without ever really doing anything and I am wondering why. Everyone seems concerned about interest rates when in fact they are at historic lows. What are we waiting for? Does anyone remember when rates were at 16% to 18%? Now that was a time to wait and see if … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of October 19th to 25th - 10/26/08 07:47 AM
Aloha,
And welcome to your weekly update. The news this week, according to the October 25th Garden Island Newspaper is that Kukui'ula is laying off 20 to 24 full-time employees, which is about 25% of its staff, "due to increasingly difficult market conditions." Kukui'ula is the largest project underway in Poipu, consisting of 1,010 acres geared towards the luxury homebuyer. The developer, DMB from Scottsdale Arizona, prides themselves on building a lifestyle, not just a development. "The timeline for Kukui'ula's homes, shopping center and golf course will not be affected," according to the company president. "He described the decision as very … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of October 12th to 18th - 10/21/08 06:02 PM
Aloha
Welcome to another fact filled weekly update. I'm a little late getting this one out but all the info is here for you. Let's get started:
Copyright 10/19/2008 by Hawaii Information Service
NEW LISTINGS216836 T A 7 4-5-3-11-1-30 FS $770,000 Villas On The Prince #30 1,767 #30 3/3216775 T A 1 4-5-4-15-21-54 FS $499,000 Sandpiper Village I #217 1,173 #217 2/2.5216880 T A 6 4-5-4-12-10-24 FS $560,000 Emmalani Court #412 1,192 #412 2/2216544 T A 5 4-5-4-5-30-20 FS $599,000 Princeville Mauna Kai #D302 1,488 ##25 3/2216921 T A 5 4-5-4-5-23-3 FS $725,000 Plantation At Princeville #121 1,318 #121 3/3
CONTINGENT … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: The mistake that causes some sellers to sell for less, instead of more. - 10/13/08 01:51 PM
What seller would deliberately sell for less when they could sell for more? Sounds like a silly question, right? Well, I believe in today's market it happens more often than we know.
I recently took note of a closing on the MLS. What caught my attention about this closing is that the seller sold for much less than what they could have 13 months earlier. Read that again - the seller sold for less; in fact they sold for $45K less than they could have 13 months ago.
Back in September 07 I wrote an offer for a property that was … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Princeville condo (and house) update for the week of Oct 5th to 11th - 10/13/08 08:05 AM
Aloha,
It's that time of the week AGAIN. Time for your weekly update. Maybe this week seems shorter because I was on Oahu Tues through Thursday afternoon. As expected, there were no crowds at the restaurants, the movie theatre or at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Hopefully, as we get closer in to the holidays (which will undoubtedly get here before you know it) all that will change. I always enjoy a run over to Oahu - for me it's actually very relaxing. I never rent a car, choosing instead to either take the City Bus or a limo (depending on how … (0 comments)

princeville condos hawaii condos princeville: Kauai September 2008 Monthly Market Statistics - 10/10/08 03:33 PM
Aloha,
Comparing September last year to this year, there has been an overall 35% decrease Island wide in the number of sales, which translates into 23 fewer sales this past month. Comparing year to date last year to this year, Island wide, the decrease is 36% or 274 fewer sales so far this year.
Breaking it down, there were 15 fewer residential sales this September than last, and a decrease of 32% or 109 fewer sales year to date 2008 compared to 2007. Land, however, is up from last September, with 12 sales in September 08 compared to 8 last September. … (0 comments)

 
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