Can You Pick The Condo In This Picture?

Reblogger Julie A. Black
Real Estate Broker/Owner with KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist RB-14203

This is a good explanation of CPR properties by Honolulu Realtor Kimo Stowell.  The condominium laws apply to all Hawaii properties including Kauai CPR properties. What is a CPR? Read Kimo's explanation.

Original content by Kimo Stowell RS-76763


Can You Pick The Condo In This Picture? If you pointed at that one in the corner you are correct. Congratulations on recognizing that all of these properties in Hawaii could be Condos.


So, What is a Condo, exactly? 


"Condo" is short for Condominium Property Regime or CPR as it is often used in Real Estate parlance and it refers to the specific form of ownership and governing process created when real property becomes a condominium. The process of creating a condominium is often referred to as “CPRing” a property. Ownership includes a deed for a specific apportionment or unit of the property and the sharing of common elements.


Wait, Condos can be more than just a high-rise apartment?


Absolutely, Condominiums can have a variety of uses, restricted only by zoning requirements. Condominiums can be created on residential, commercial, industrial and agriculturally zoned properties and do not require a physical brick and mortar structure in order to exist. A condominium is a form of ownership of real property which means you can have townhouses, strip malls, industrial parks, and agricultural land all converted into a Condominium Property Regime.


Gold Coast Diamond Head - HI Pro Property Management


Condominium ownership is described as ownership of an apartment (or unit) and a percentage of undivided interest in the common elements. The unit owner is entitled to exclusive ownership of the unit but the land is a common element, owned jointly in common with other unit owners in the condominium project. Examples of other traditional common elements are lobbies, hallways, roofs, irrigation systems, and roadways. Yard areas or parking spaces which are provided for an apartment’s exclusive use (versus ownership) are usually identified as limited common elements.


The creation and administration of Condos or CPRs are governed by Chapter 514A of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”).


Why would you convert your property into a Condo?


Condominium ownership provides the opportunity to disperse the cost of ownership with separate mortgages and property taxes for each unit owner. The creation of a Condominium does not increase the number of units permitted on the property and it will not change the zoning for the property.


What property can be converted into a condo or “CPR’ed”?


The conversion of real property in the State of Hawaii to a Condominium Property Regime must be intitated by the owners and shall include any lessees involved. The condo project must have at least two or more apartments or units as defined by statute and meet all zoning requirements. Should the project include residential units, the number of residential units permitted is determined by the zoning. The Real Estate Commission and the Counties do not approve or disapprove what property can be converted into Condos.

 Honolulu City Lights


If you are considering converting your Honolulu Property into a Condominium, please give us a call and we can go over the benefits of a Condominium Property Regime. (808) 926-7667


Have more Questions?


Questions concerning Chapter 514A, HRS, including condominium project and association registration may be addressed to:


Condominium Specialist

Real Estate Commission

335 Merchant Street, Room 333

Honolulu, HI 96813

ph. (808) 586-2643

Realtors®, Property Managers® RB21531

HI Pro Realty LLC is a Pet Friendly boutique brokerage firm offering responsive, dedicated,and professional Real Estate Sales and Management Services in Honolulu and greater O'ahu, Hawai'i.


                                     Foursquare-icon        Instagram            


© 2014 HI Pro Realty LLC

1750 Kalakaua Ave. Suite 104 Honolulu, HI 96826  Tel: (808) 941-8866  Fax: (808) 941-8867


All information provided on this blog and website is deemed reliable but not guaranteed




This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate General Information
Hawaii Kauai County
kauai cpr
what is a cpr

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Julie A. Black 


Condo life can be a great way to live. Many people really enjoy it. Have a great week. 

Jun 12, 2016 02:03 PM #1
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Excellent post Julie A. Black I'm surprised it has not gotten more attention.

Jul 05, 2016 10:50 AM #2
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good evening Julie A. Black , Thank you for commenting on my blog. A great localism post for converting into condos in Honolulu.

Dec 06, 2016 06:39 PM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Julie A. Black

CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
Do you have questions about property on Kauai?
Spam prevention

Additional Information