Category Archives: Kauai market updates

Groundhog Day on Kauai – Spring Buying Season?

Yesterday was Groundhog Day. As the rest of the country counts days until Spring, on Kauai we only experience a slight shift of 3-5 degrees with a little more rain, wetter and a bit cooler… nothing newsworthy. But we’ve historically felt seasonal … Continue reading

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How the Coconut Wireless affects Kauai Real Estate

Although I grew up in small farming towns, we moved to Kauai from the city.  I have many embarassingly funny stories about my cultural adjustment, especially getting used to what we call the “Coconut Wireless”… Enjoy the song and lyrics – Coconut Wireless, by Kepa Kruse, … Continue reading

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Kauai Real Estate Market – It’s a Smore

What’s firm, a little cracked and spicy on top and bottom – but gooey and mooshy in the middle? Smores? or the Kauai Real Estate market? Listings priced to sell – sell. But they have to compete with REO’s and … Continue reading

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Kauai Eastside Foreclosure Pick of the Week

Drumroll please!!  My top REO pick of the week for Kauai’s Eastside Coconut Coast was featured on this week’s Broker Caravan; 6011 Olohena Road #1 MLS 240819  – $559,900 All Photos More Eastside REO listings; Kauai Eastside REO Update Maybe … Continue reading

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Princeville Condo Update – Is the tide turning?

In the middle of writing multiple offers for buyers on Princeville REO and short sale condos  it’s a bit confusing comparing our local reality with what we’re hearing on national news. It sure seems like the tide is turning with … Continue reading

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Kauai Luxury Market – Bouncing Back or Still Bouncing?

The Wall Street Journal highlights recent luxury market sales in San Francisco. On Kauai, however, the numbers don’t fit the national statistics quoted in the article. Looking at the first quarter of 2010, there were 3 sales above $2M. In the same 3 months of 2005 there were 16 sales above $2M. Continue reading

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Princeville REO Home with Bali Hai Views SOLD – $490,000

Ever wonder what happened after viewing a home, or watching a video walk-through? This Princeville REO home with Bali Hai views was purchased by the previous owner in September 2005 for $1,067,000.  After an unsuccessful short sale offering, the lender … Continue reading

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Real Estate Market gets Dual Diagnosis

This morning, Les Christie of CNNMoney.com diagnosed the real estate market as ‘Bipolar’… Bipolar is what comes to mind when diagnosing the post-homebuyer tax credit market. There are two separate forces pulling it in opposite directions, and experts aren’t yet … Continue reading

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Kauai Market Update – “Pin the tail on the donkey??”

Where’s the market?  Tracking Kauai market statistics and conflicting national foreclosure news makes me feel like I’m blindfolded, being spun around trying to find ‘the bottom.’ As you can see from the weekly news highlights below, reports are all over … Continue reading

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Kauai REO Market Speeds Up

It’s not just an illusion – Kauai REO real estate listings are moving faster.  We’re not quite at “Gone in 60 Seconds” but with 2 of the 4 new listings this week already gone…getting close.  Wonder if Nicolas Cage and … Continue reading

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