Tag Archives: Buying a home

Kauai REO Buying Tip; Why do I need a buyers agent?

Getting the best price is the number one goal of foreclosure buyers.  First, let’s address one of the biggest myths of real estate – “If I work with the listing agent, I’ll be able to get a lower price.” Although not … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, How To, Kauai foreclosures | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Kauai Foreclosures Sell Fast

In a market where listings take 6-9 months to sell – if they sell, we’re seeing a quick movement on Kauai foreclosure (REO) listings.  Buyers – if you’re interested in foreclosure listings, contact me so I can set up automatic … Continue reading

Posted in America's Credit Crisis, Buying a home, Foreclosure Prevention, Housing market, Kauai foreclosures, Kauai market updates, Selling your home, Short Sales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Top 3 Oceanview Foreclosures

Oceanfront living at foreclosure prices?  You bet!  (click on each listing’s photo for more pictures) Poipu REO Condo 1) Starting with a Poipu condo that is truly Oceanfront.  The interior needs to be remodeled, but you can’t get any closer … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, Kauai foreclosures, Kauai market updates, Oceanfront Real Estate, Short Sales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Kauai Affordable Housing

Blessings and groundbreaking for the new affordable housing at the Kauai Lagoons, a $9M new development featuring 31 units.  Read the full story… Affordable Housing continues to be a critical need on Kauai, especially in these uncertain economic times.   The main … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Kauai County, Kauai market updates, Kauai news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wainiha or Hanalei – you pick!

This week on the Hanalei Brokers Caravan I previewed two homes that offer an interesting comparison.  Both homes are in Residential zoning and have applied for a Special Use Permit to allow continuation as vacation rentals.   Residential zoning is more … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, Housing market, Kauai market updates, Oceanfront Real Estate, Selling your home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anal and Honest Realtor? Why thank you!

This week I had a new experience – representing a first-time   in Legal Mediation action against Sellers who are commercial Realtors from Oahu representing themselves.  It’s a long sordid story, and I could probably script a new A&E show – … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, Housing market, Kauai market updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blame it on my wife! Dream of home in paradise come true!

After negotiating in the midst of the National Crisis, with his wife doing the on-site inspection on election day, finally my client gets to see the home he picked on the internet, and viewed with video and 360′ tours. Both … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, Housing market, Kauai market updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kauai Foreclosure and Short Sale Update

Short Sales ‘R Us… This week I’ve been working with some buyers negotiating offers on Short Sale condo offerings in Princeville, as well as working with a listing client who is trying to get an offer approved by his lender.  … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Buying a home, Foreclosure Prevention, Housing market, Kauai foreclosures, Kauai market updates, Selling your home, Short Sales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why it’s a good time to buy on Kauai!

Kauai Market Predictions – with Diego Lopez of Global Mortgage At the close of my in-depth interview with Diego Lopez, he confirms my gut feeling that this next 30-60 days is the best time to negotiate on Kauai that we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, Housing market, Kauai market updates, Kauai news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kauai Oceanfront Penthouse Value!

My favorite oceanfront offering is this Waipouli Beach Resort Penthouse for $600,000 – MLS 217103.  Recent sales for similar units have gone over $1M.  Waipouli Beach Resort features luxury amenities such as Aveda salon, Oceanfront Tahitian Lanai Bar & Grille, … Continue reading

Posted in Buying a home, Housing market, Kauai market updates, Oceanfront Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment