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Real Estate Agent - Resort and Second-Home Specialist - REALTOR Broker #21673
In case you missed this I'm reblogging a very informative post by Joe Metzler on choosing a good loan officer. In my market local brokers who know the unique properties here can be a crucial factor in closing transactions.  Buying a home for most people is the largest financial transaction of you...
Saturday, December 19th locals and visitors on Kauai's west side can gather to watch the 20th Annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade.(Photos from kauaifestivals.com)The festivities begin at 6:00 pm but it's a good idea to arrive early. The organizers suggest finding a spot for parade viewing by 4...
 Every year Princeville is home to dozens of Laysan Albatross couples and their chicks. Mating season begins in late November and Albatross chicks have been hatching in our neighborhood for a few weeks now.Visitors love to walk in our area and observe these interesting birds, but often don't know...
After a long week of work you may enjoy a good laugh. Check out this short video taken by a couple of homeowners who were surprised to see a big increase in their water bill. Maybe a pipe burst? No, but as the wife's says in this clip "I think we have a problem!". (This has been around for a whil...
What is the difference between a "fee simple" and a "leasehold" property?There are two common types of ownership in Hawaii, Fee Simple and Leasehold. Fee Simple is the most common both here and in other states. If property ownership is Fee Simple ownership of both the land and the improvements (t...
The town of Hanalei here on Kauai's north shore had a large Japanese population in the 1940's. Most of the older men had immigrated to the islands to work in the sugar plantations, bringing their families with them as part of their contract or sending for them when they had earned enough to affor...
Tony Lewis posted this blog about development delayed/halted because of an issue with an endangered species. Kauai has the largest number of endangered species of any county in the USA. Fortunately most of our land is protected from any development so buildable sites here rarely encounter this pr...
(Photos from kauaifestivals.com)For many locals Christmas season on Kauai officially "begins" at 6 p.m. on the first Friday of December when historic Rice Street in downtown Lihue hosts a holiday parade. This is an event that invites crowd participation so bring your decorations if you want to be...
 Free fun for the whole family! Kauai's annual Festival of Lights begins in downtown Lihue at 6 p.m. on the first Friday in December each year. It continues from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through December 24th.  Lihue's park is always decorated and downtown businesses ...
Watch for Roy Kelley's future blogs. He'll be sharing some of his photos from a Tiffany Glass show. Roy takes great pictures!  Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light   Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is the name of one of the special exhibits on display through January 3, 2016 ...

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