Kilauea, HI Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Sometimes Nature is Colorful, Sometimes Not  I stumbled across this photo from Kauai, from a trip we took in 2017. Kauai is nicknamed the Garden Isle for good reason, a very lush, green and colorful place from the mountains to the valleys. This photo was taken, as is, as the sun was setting from Kilauea Road. A rather different kind of sunset that my camera interpreted in its own way. Interesting trees, aren't they? They appear to be Cook Pine trees based on my research.
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
A Visit to the Kilauea LighthouseKilauea, Kaua’i  The 3rd time is the charm, they say, and on our 3rd visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse a couple of weeks ago we were finally able to get close, and to go inside. I’ve been fascinated with lighthouses for years, having spent so much time in New England, so it was quite a treat to take a 30 minute guided tour (15 people only) of this one, easily seen from our villa about 2 miles away across the ocean in Princeville.   The lighthouse is located in the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge several miles from the main road, Kuhio Highway.  I sure don’t remember all the details of what the tour guide shared and you can read more about the Kilauea Lighthouse history here. The light is no longer working, having been decommissioned back around 1976...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Kilauea Lighthouse on Kaua'i in Hawaii We've been to Kaua'i a couple of times and it's on the list for a few months from now. It was such fun to come across the Kilauea Lighthouse not far from Princeville where we were staying back in 2013 (and we could see this in the distance from our condo balcony) especially since, having lived many years in New England, we often enjoyed seeing the many lighthouses along that coast.  Coincidentally at the time the lighthouse was closed - this was during the time of the US Government shutdown in October 2013 that also affected the National Park Service. Perhaps we'll be able to really visit up close and personal on this next trip.
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Cattle Egret on Kauai  On one of our recent trips to Kauai we stumbled upon a very pleasant, easy and beautiful hike through the 500-acre Wai Koa mahogany plantation in Kilauea, not far from where we were staying in Princeville on the north shore. We spied this cattle egret sitting at the very top of a tree who didn't seem the least bothered by our presence. He, or she, was apparently surveying the kingdom in search of some tasty morsel.
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
I don’t know what took me so long but on Sunday January 5th, 2014 I had the fortune to eat and explore Common Ground Kauai located at the old Guava Kai Plantation in Kilauea, Kauai. The restaurant grows a lot of their own food or tries to buy locally from Kauai island farmers. It’s not hard to find the Common Ground Cafe but it’s a little off the beaten track. Located at 4900 Kuawa Road in Kilauea it’s located at the end of the road in a residential and farming community. The restaurant is located in a covered area outside. Customers read the menu and specials board, then order at the counter. Our meals were ready quickly even despite a busy Sunday mid  morning crowd. The restaurant at Common Grounds Kauai. After eating my family and I took the walk to the old irrigation ditches and sto...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Homes in Kilauea, Kauai under $1,000,000.   Homes on Kauai's north shore have always been in demand. Because of the land and square footage size prices often run over 1 million. But there are some homes for sale in Kilauea under 1 million.     MLS DATA   MLS # Tp St Taxkey Tnr Price Lnd area Details     261950 RES A 4-5-2-16-24 FS $329,000 7,935 sqft  768 2/1.00      262247 RES A 4-5-2-23-21-1 FS $439,000 4,617 sqft  1,052 3/2.00      261396 RES A 4-5-2-16-15 FS $449,000 8,513 sqft  1,196 3/2.00      262677 RES A 4-5-2-16-13 FS $545,000 7,910 sqft  1,732 3/3.00       245949 RES A 4-5-2-9-29 FS $669,000 17,598 sqft  2,800 5/3.01      261975 RES A 4-5-2-17-16-2 FS $789,000 3.08 ac    1,008 1/1.00      256408 RES A 4-5-2-15-45 FS $795,000 12,821 sqft  3,039 4/3.00      263530 RES A 4-5-1-5...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
« Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii January 7, 2013 Update | Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii January 2, 2013 Update Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the update to the January 1, 2012 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. It is updated weekly (or twice a month) or on the 1st of the month and is based on the MLS inventory. (Photos of any active property can be seen by taking the MLS number and plugging it into my web site www.kauaidreams.com)  New Kauai REO Listings : #1. 4633 WaiakuluaSt, Kilauea. This is a 4 bedroom 3.5 large home on 1.39 acres with a lake view. $949,900. MLS#260402. This property upon listing went to www.auction.com and can currently only be purchase from their web site. Price Changes: #1. 6475 Ahele Drive, Kapaa. 3...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii December 17, 2012 Update Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the update to the December 1, 2012 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. It is updated weekly (or twice a month) or on the 1st of the month and is based on the MLS inventory. (Photos of any active property can be seen by taking the MLS number and plugging it into my web site www.kauaidreams.com) New Listings: 1. 6238-C Kahiliholo Rd. Kilauea. 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home with a large barn/Ag building on over 5 acres and the end of Kahiliholo Rd. $1,490,000. MLS# 259620. (Not an REO but government seized property) Kauai REO Back on the Market: 1.  6475 Ahele Drive, Kapaa. 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home in Wailua Homesteads. Price Reduced- $291,000. MLS# 258044. ...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii – April 1, 2012 List Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the April 1, 2012 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. It is updated weekly or on the 1st of the month. (Photos of any property can be seen by taking the MLS number and plugging it into my web site www.kauaidreams.com) Kauai REO Homes for Sale: 1. 9912 Ula Pl, Waimea.  3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Owned by Deutsche Bank. MLS#251435. $259,900.2.  4312 Kai Ikena Dr, Kalaheo. 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 story home. MLS#249619. Reduced from $499,000 to $479,000. Owned by Oakmont Bank.3.4105 Puaole St, Lihue. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.  $315,900. Owned by Deutsche bank/OCWEN. MLS#251330.4. 6050 Halaulani Pl, Kilauea. Newer home on 2.05 acres – 2,724sqft.  3 bed, 3 full bath...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii – March 26, 2012 Update Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii – March 26, 2012 Update Kauai Foreclosures, Kauai, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is an update to the March 1, 2012 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. New Kauai Listings:  6238-C Kahiliholo Rd, Kilauea.  4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Kalihiwai Ridge Estate. Sits on 5.21 acres of agriculturally zoned land. Includes a “barn” and beautiful mountain views.  This is not a foreclosure, but a Kauai US Marshall seizure sale.  $1,474,900. MLS#253310. Kauai REO Price Reductions: Nihi Kai Villas at Poipu, Poipu. 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in need of repair. Ocean view. MLS#251665. Price reduced to $554,100 from $568,300. Owned by BoA. Halelani Village At Puhi Ph I #D202 – 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo.  MLS#250010...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
A Visit to Kilauea Lighthouse in Kaua’i, Hawaii We spent an amazing 5 days in Kaua’i for my birthday in early November – I am still enjoying looking at the photos. Coming from New England, I am a big lighthouse fan. After all they are all over the place there, particularly in Maine and on Cape Cod.  Lighthouses are not so common here on the Left Coast, but we enjoyed a visit to Point Reyes north of San Francisco a couple of years ago to see that lighthouse (photo to the right).  It is amazing terrain with incredible views in all directions, and the drive there through Marin County is well worth the trip if you ever get the chance. We were even able to see San Francisco, a distance of about 50 miles I think. We could see the KILAUEA LIGHTHOUSE from our hotel room in Princeville, Kaua’i, ...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Kauai REO Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii June 6 to 13th, 2011 Update Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the update to the June 1, 2011 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. It is updated weekly or on the 1st of the month. New Listings: #1. 3275B Kalihiwai Road, Kalihiwai. 3914 sq.ft. of living area. 2.5 acres. Close to Anini & Kalihiwai beaches. Location & quality. MLS#245880 $989,000. #2. 4677 Kalihiholo Rd #E, Kailihiwai Ridge. 4 bedroom 3 bath home on 7.99 acres. MLS#245847 $1,495,000.#3. Nihilani At Princeville #3. 21B, Princeville. 2 bedrom 2 bath newer condo. MLS#245656 $299,900. Owned by Fannie Mae.#4. 3586 Kupaa St, Hanapepe. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. MLS#245999, $364,500. Owned by Fannie Mae. In Escrow: 1. Lihue Townhouse #314. Lihue. 2 bed...
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By Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist
(eXp Realty)
Anini Vista is a community of luxury homes and homesites on acreage positioned high on a bluff-top overlooking the Anini Beach area.  This area is host to some of Kauai's "rich and famous".  Most homes are off of Anini Vista Drive plus a few are off of Kalihiwai Road.  There are 40 properties, 38 with CPR ownership and 2 undivided parcels.  Anini Beach itself is one of the safer North Shore beaches because of a reef running the entire length.  Beach safety is always important in Kauai and especially on the North Shore where winter surf can be deadly.   Anini Vista Sales and Listings Information  Summary of Current Anini Vista Listings (July 2010)   Summary of 2010 Anini Vista Sales ***No sales in 2010 (July 2010)***   Summary of 2009 Anini Vista Sales ***No sales in 2009***   Summary o...
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By Jane Peterson
(Alliluja)
Some people ask questions about making their FSBO houses solar dependent and what influence it will have on the price of the property. After analyzing some statistics I was shocked with the discovery – if you want to increase the value of the house by installing solar system, forget about it. The system will cost many thousands of dollars, plus installation costs (thousands of dollars), plus various permissions, repair works, battery replacement – pretty big money. It will take much time to return this money. Read some literature on ‘green house’ – and find out many interesting and surprising facts. Nothing is profitable. One more point you have to consider is the location of the property. If it is Florida, then everything is fine as the sun shines most days of the year and solar houses...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
This post is a weekly update to the May 1, 2009 list. Please scroll down to the 5/1/09 list for a complete list of Kauai Hawaii Foreclosure & REO list. New Listings:#1. 2374 Oka St, Kilauea, HI This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is set up as a 2/1 & 1/1 as the interior stairway is block. You can unblock it and use it as a single family residence. Otherwise it’s pretty much in move in condition. $419,900. MLS#224048#2. 3695 Kaweonui Rd, Princeville. 4 bedroom 2 bath good condition single family home on a quarter acre lot. $679,000 MLS#223822. Price Changes:1.924 Niulani, Oceanfront Kapaa. A 2 bd 1 bth home on a 12,613 sq.ft. lot for $749,900. MLS#2215632.5086 Napookala Circle, Princville $842,900 MLS#220705. This home has a great location in Princeville, in Sunset Circle. Owned by Countrywide.3...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
March 16, 2009 Kauai, Hawaii Foreclosures REO Update New Listings:2469 Keneke St, Kilauea. Spacious 4 bedroom 2 bath home. The upstairs includes 3 bedroom 1 bath and the downstairs living area accessed through the garage is a 1 bedroom 1 bath setup. $409,900. MLS#222187. In escrow Listings:#1. 383 Laaukea, Wailua Houselots. 3 bedrooms 2 baths $350,000. MLS#221886. New Upcoming REOs:#1.Waiakulua, Kilauea. A large estate in Kilauea farms. Previously listed prior to foreclosure for over $1.5 million.#2. Pua Nani St, Lihue. A 4 bedroom 2 bath home with office enclosed garage, patio and a large kitchen. Sold Listings:#1. 5120 Haleilio Rd, Wailua Houselots, 3 bedroom 1.5 bath on a large lot of 16316 sq.ft. MLS#220517 $399,900 Sold for $395,000 CNV. 3/10/2009.#2. 4717 A Anahola Rd. A 3/2 home...
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
When I was a kid when i went to parties we used to do a dance called the limbo. Two people would hold a post or rod or something and the person dancing would contort themselves and attempt to scoot under the "limbo bar". Each time the bar would be lowered until one could not go under it. For three days in a row, I have been bombarded by lenders promoting their new lower, lower, lowest rates. Could we begin to see interest rates in the 2's or 3's. Kind of like the limbo, the question is "how low can you go?" Here's a little graph and comment from my friends at Central Pacific Bank about the rates and the status of their current rates as of yesterday. Of course on Kauai, where the median price is still above $500,000, many of our buyers need JUMBO loans, and when it comes to the jumbo mar...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
December 1, 2008   December 2008 Kauai REO Foreclosure Update Foreclosure Activity lulled for a little bit and then picked up on Kauai last month. Here is this month’s update with commentary after: Listed since November updates: 1.2242 Ioela St.,Kilauea, 3 bedroom 2 bath home with enclosed garage studio. Has curb appeal. Originally listed at $493,500 already reduced to $468,900. Photo above.2.Regency at Huleia. Newer 2 bedroom 2.5 bath town home in Lihue. Granite slab countertop in kitchen, and other upgrades. Pool on project Listed at $415,625. Still Listed with price updates: 1.Kauai Beach Resort #1331. Ocean view condo at the Kauai Beach Resort (Hilton) REDUCED $185,900. MLS#217159 Chase REO2. 4031-(off Koloa Rd) aka 4062 Blackstad Rd, Koloa.2 homes and a cottage on 1.28 acres in La...
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