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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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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 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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Bernanke on Housing Bubble “It wasn’t me!”

This week there was a backlash in the press to Ben Bernanke’s recent statements about the housing bubble and interest rates.  Wall Street Journal’s article Bernanke Challenged on Rates’ Role in Bust, covers his statements and analysis from leading national … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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