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Hanalei Bay Ranked #1 Beach in USA

Kauai’s beautiful beaches continue to touch hearts…and toes… throughout the world!  Recently Hanalei Bay ranked as #1 beach in USA, and Kauai as #4 island in the World. “Hanalei Bay is a spectacular white crescent-shaped sand beach that is considered by … Continue reading

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Adopt a coconut tree

The Garden Island reports that a few coconut trees are being relocated from the Kapaa Bike Path, aka, “Multi-Use” or “Eastside” path along the Coconut Coast. It might seem silly, but a falling coconut can really ruin your day…or your … Continue reading

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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

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Hawaii Foreclosure Rate Triples

Hawaii’s foreclosure rate for December 2008 skyrocketed 238 percent, year over year, based on a report recently released by RealtyTrac.  Read the entire article from the Star Bulletin. It’s interesting to me that none of the press coverage I’ve read … Continue reading

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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

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Kapaa Ukulele Player at Tahitian Lanai Bar & Grill

I had heard about an amazing young local Ukulele musician at the Waipouli Beach Resort’s Tahititan Lanai Bar & Grill, but I hadn’t heard him until I took some clients there recently. He is simply amazing! I would consider him … Continue reading

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Foreclosure homes in Princeville – Value?

“Foreclosure“, “Bank Owned” or “REO” terms immediately activate a perception of discounted value.  Sometimes buying excitement.  I believe we all have that perception or expectation of getting a great deal by buying foreclosures.  That has happened, and perhaps you know … Continue reading

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Kauai Foreclosure News Updates

Hawaii Foreclosure on the Rise! Hawaii foreclosures are up 248% as noted in a recent article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.  Unfortunately, with the Act 137 law passed a few months ago, Hawaii realtors are prohibited from assisting homeowners in … Continue reading

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Secret Falls View Home Needs New Owner

This week, I previewed a home with my buyers that was screaming “adopt me”!!  It wasn’t right for my clients, but could be a great opportunity for new owners at the right price.   It was like leaving the Shelter after … Continue reading

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Tired Turtle in Poipu…no, not a realtor

At Poipu beach park recently, where my grandkids were playing – an ancient sea turtle was resting on the beach.  A very unusual sight.  We often have monk seals, moms and babies, who find Poipu Beach a wonderful place to … Continue reading

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