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Real estate is the largest investment that many of us will ever make so it's critical that buyers & sellers have access to essential information. This blog provides key news and information about Hawaii real estate and the lifestyle one enjoys when living in Hawaii.

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2010 

Although FHA loans are reported to be gaining share nationally, they still represent only a small share of Kauai purchases.  Over the last 6 months, most purchases are with conventional financing or all cash as shown in the chart below. [If image does not show, hit your browser refresh button] Al...
01/24/2010
Days on Market continued to climb in 2009 as shown in the charts below.  So far in 2010, the overall numbers are similar to 2009 but variation within property types is huge.  Once there is sufficient data for meaningful results, I'll update the charts to include 2010.          Aloha! Search Kauai...
01/24/2010
About an hour into the hike on the Canyon Trail in Waimea State Park, one comes to a little stream feeding Waipo'o Falls.  It's not possible to see the falls itself as it falls away below and one cannot peer over the edge to see it.  But a path upstream leads to an idylic little waterfall feeding...
01/23/2010
Kauai's Waimea Canyon is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.  There are many hiking trails one can take to explore and enjoy the beauty.  This one was taken from the Canyon Trail, a modest hike providing majestic views of the canyon and the ocean beyond.  Here is one of my favor...
01/23/2010
The Walt Disney Company announced that it will film the 4th installment Johnny Depp movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", here in Hawaii.  Filming will be split between the islands of Oahu and our beloved Kauai.  This will bring positive economic benefits to the islands which are ...
01/19/2010
Kauai Energy Sustainability Sustainability is a hot topic on Kauai these days with efforts to wean our island from oil as an energy source.  A $200,000 contract is in place with a local consultant for ideas on how to do that.  Clearly this is a complex topic and not one easily solved.  Some idea...
01/15/2010
Kauai and Muai year-to-date sales statistics through December 2009 compared to the same period in 2008 show that this continues to be an unprecedented opportunity for buyers. Selection is large and prices are down substantially There remains a large amount of inventory to be cleared out before do...
01/14/2010
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All traffic going to or from the area North of Kauai's Wailua River is impacted The Kauai Department of Transportation has announced that the cane haul bridge (ask me if you don't know what that is) over the Wailua River will be closed until late summer as it is expanded from one lane to two.  In...
01/13/2010
There has been a huge improvement in Kauai's absorption rate since my November 2009 update. The Janaury chart is shown below followed by the one from November. Although no categories are within the desired 6 months or less range, most are now in the 1-2 year range instead of 4, 5, and 10-year. Th...
01/08/2010
The Kauai real estate market has been in sync with most of the nation as sales prices have been in decline since our market peaked in 2006.  Hints that we may be starting to stabilize are more pronounced now that complete data for 2009 is in.  The downward curve for residential sales prices is st...
01/07/2010
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