Kauai Inventory Continues Recovery from August 2008 Peak

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Maui Hawaii Lic. # RB-20941

With over a year of of decreasing inventory, it's clear that Kauai's real estate inventory is continuing to recover from August 2008 highs.  It's rarely possible to discern trends until sufficient time has elapsed to look back and see where we have been.  For Kauai, the inventory buildup began in the Fall of 2005 and continued to build for 3 years.  Now the number of active listings has been decreasing for a full year.  This is a positive sign for stressed-out sellers.  While I expect some time to elapse before prices also begin a recovery, now may be the "sweet spot" for buyers especially since many predict that mortgage rates will soon begin to increase. 

For techies, the smooth yellow curve superimposed on the chart is an Excel 3rd-order polynomial curve fit.

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Kauai real estate inventory chart


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Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

Nice chart. However I wonder if the inventory is decreasing because some sellers are just giving up on trying to sell until prices start going up.

Sep 26, 2009 06:25 PM #1
Richard T. Dolbeare
Keller Williams Realty Maui - Kahului, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Hi Julie.  That could well be part of it.  For those waiting for prices to go up, they may have a long wait. 

Sep 26, 2009 08:08 PM #2
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