Princeville, HI Real Estate News

By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, The sun is finally out, the "flash flood" warnings have ceased (for now) and the trades are keeping us cool. It looks like there could be a few rain showers today but that's what keeps our North shore so very lush. There was quite a bit of activity in the condo market this past week; we already have 22 condo sales so far this month compared to a total of 18 for May 2010 so we're on a roll. Here is your update for the week just past: Copyright 5/22/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS245563 CND AT CPR A 2 4-5-4-5-17-55 FS $274,900 Alii Kai Ii Hanalei #14G 1,037 #14G 2/2.00245356 CND AT CPR A 3 4-5-4-5-13-14 FS $525,000 Kamahana #14 1,635 #14 3/2.00245449 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-12-10-7 FS $565,000 Emmalani Court #215 1,456 #215 2/2.00245468 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-11-3-15 FS ...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, We've had more rain than we know what to do with this week, with one flash flood watch/warning after another. I think we're all ready for some good old sunny days. It doesn't seem all the rain slowed down the condos buyers, judging from the activity this week. Here is your update: Copyright 5/15/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS245262 CND AT CPR A 5 4-5-3-11-1-10 FS $895,000 Villas On The Prince #10 1,732 #10 3/3.00245259 CND AT CPR A 5 4-5-3-6-22-20 FS $2,495,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #20 2,864 #20 3/3.01245242 CND DT CPR A 2 4-5-4-5-30-26 FS $293,040 Princeville Mauna Kai #T4 1,512 #T4 3/2.01245294 CND AT CPR A 3 4-5-4-11-3-16 FS $1,195,000 Hanalei Bay Resort #C26 1,705 #C26 3/3.00225686 CND AT CPR T 0 4-5-4-5-16-57 FS $399,000 Alii Kai At Hanalei #7202 886 #720...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, We're currently under a flash flood warnings - it's been raining off and on most of the week so the ground is already pretty well saturated. Seems to me it started raining sometime last night and hasn't quit yet. I always enjoy the rain, as long as I don't have to be somewher all dressed up! But for a Sunday on the computer, it's perfect. Now on to your weekly update: Copyright 5/8/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS245051 CND AT CPR A 3 4-5-4-12-10-27 FS $499,000 Emmalani Court #415 1,456 #415 2/2.00244989 CND AT CPR A 7 4-5-4-5-7-38 FS $997,000 Princeville Sealodge #D9 570 #D9 1/1.00 BACK ON THE MARKET243060 CND AT CPR A 20 4-5-4-15-21-59 FS $260,000 Sandpiper Village I #222 1,173 #222 2/2.01 CONTINGENT SALES243460 CND AT CPR C 65 4-5-4-15-21-28 FS $214,900 Sandpipe...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, April 2011 ending up falling short of April 2010 sales, with only 54 posted compared to 66 in April 2010. There still may be a few more sales recordings over the next few days so we'll see how things end up. Here is your update for this past week: Copyright 5/1/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS243816 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-15-21-44 FS $270,000 Sandpiper Village I #207 1,173 #207 2/2.01244839 CND DT CPR A 4 4-5-4-5-39-96 FS $349,000 Cliffs At Princeville #4202 917 #4202 1/2.00 CONTINGENT SALES238674 CND AT CPR C 226 4-5-3-6-22-43 FS $1,350,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #43 2,443 #43 3/3.01237064 CND AT CPR C 279 4-5-4-5-16-40 FS $389,900 Alii Kai At Hanalei #5104 1,085 #5104 2/2.00 SALES240004 CND DT CPR S 126 4-5-4-12-3-1 FS $383,400 Hanalei Bay Villas #1 1,244 #1 2/1.0...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, .....And Happy Easter to everyone. We've had such spectacular weather this past week, some buyers just had to put a property into escrow for themselves, as there are 4 units that found buyers. Take a look at what went on this past week: Copyright 4/24/2011 by Hawaii Information Service BACK ON THE MARKET241801 CND AT CPR A 100 4-5-4-5-24-94 FS $515,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #32A 1,857 #32A 3/2.01 CONTINGENT SALES237228 CND AT CPR C 274 4-5-3-11-1-30 FS $525,000 Villas On The Prince #30 1,732 #30 3/3.00242917 CND AT CPR C 53 4-5-4-5-30-6 FS $254,900 Princeville Mauna Kai #F6 1,280 #F6 2/2.00244103 CND AT CPR C 20 4-5-4-5-18-34 FS $279,000 Puamana #9C 1,532 #9C 2/2.00229552 CND AT CPR C 489 4-5-4-5-12-27 FS $349,000 Sealodge Ii #H9 567 #H9 1/1.00 SALES236160 CND AT CPR S 2...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It's been a glorious couple of days with lots of sunshine, and a few clouds but minimal trades. I have an ocean bluff condo and most always have a nice breeze but every now and then, the airflow stops even here. But that's what fans are for - much better than A/C seeing as we have the most expensive electricity in the US. Yes, that's true. Around here you only run you're A/C for as long as absolutely then it's up to the fans. So far this month there have been 25 sales which has a ways to go to surpass the 66 sales of April 2010. Of our 25 sales, 9 were houses (compared to 38 last April) 11 condos (17 last April) 4 land (11 last April) and one business. We still have time to catch up though so bets are still out as to if we'll make it. Lots of activity this week; take a look: Copy...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It's been a busy week, judging from the amount of activity on the MLS. We have 6 new condo listings, 3 that came back on the market after a brief trip into escrow, and four new ones that went into escrow. It's always disappointing to see a property come back on the market after going into escrow. I don't know the cause of this, but it seems buyers lack the confidence in the market of years past. Perhaps they get into a transaction, only to discover they don't really think the unit will hold it's value. Maybe the news creates unease, with the endless reports of financial woes, government shutdowns (at least we averted that mess) uprisings, and on and on. Whatever the case, buyers need strong stomachs to reap the benefits of this great market. Any yes, I do believe it is a great ma...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, We ended March with 75 sales which is a 25% increase over the 60 sales in Mar 2010. Year to date we are at 194 compared to this time last year when we had 154 sales. Of the 75 sales this month, 24 were condos, which is down from 29 sales last March. Of those sales, only 6 were in the Hanalei district, which encompasses Princeville. Now on to your weekly update: Copyright 4/3/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS244096 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-5-18-91 FS $269,000 Puamana #25B 1,298 #25B 2/2.00244152 CND AT CPR A 2 4-5-4-5-18-65 FS $399,900 Puamana #18B 1,419 #18B 3/3.00244026 CND AT CPR A 6 4-5-4-5-39-159 FS $599,000 Cliffs At Princeville #7201 963 #7201 1/2.00243884 CND,MTF 3U,AT CPR A 3 4-5-3-6-22-76 FS $820,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #76 18.00 ac 1,738 #76 2/2.01244035 C...
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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, 2011 List Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Hawaii REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the April 1, 2011 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. It is updated weekly or on the 1st of the month. Kauai REO Residential Homes for Sale: 4738 Hokuloa, Eleele, HI. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. MLS#242607. $284,500. Owned by Fannie Mae. 3580 Waha Road, Kalaheo. 5 bedroom 4 bath home. Reduced – $425,000. MLS#241413. Freddie Mac REO. 4664 Kua Rd, Lawai. 3 bedroom 2 bath house. Reduced – $425,000. MLS#243158. Owned by Fannie Mae. HomePath financing. 3391 Unahe St #B, Lihue 4 bedroom 4 bath home. MLS#241826 Reduced – $499,900. Owned by Fannie Mae. MLS#233720 6391 Puupilo Road #A, Wailua Homesteads. 3 bedrooms 2.5 bath home boarders stream. $323,000. MLS#24270...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, We're at 53 sales so far for March compared to 60 for Mar 2010. Do you think we'll surpass last year? Lot's of activity this past week. Take a look: Copyright 3/27/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS243895 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-15-21-15 FS $245,900 Sandpiper Village I #115 1,042 #115 2/2.00243993 CND AT CPR A 1 4-5-4-5-13-2 FS $255,000 Kamahana #2 1,127 #2 2/2.00243922 CND DT CPR A 4 4-5-4-12-3-2 FS $375,000 Hanalei Bay Villas #2 1,244 #2 2/1.01243691 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-12-5-11 FS $699,000 Pali Ke Kua Incr I, ii, iii #111A 717 #111A 1/1.00 BACK ON THE MARKET241100 CND AT CPR A 99 4-5-4-5-16-52 FS $339,900 Alii Kai At Hanalei #7101 886 #7101 2/2.00 CONTINGENT SALES234973 CND AT CPR C 185 4-5-4-5-23-62 FS $399,900 Plantation At Princeville #1612 1,153 #1612 2/2.0023877...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, In March 2010 we had 60 sales. So far this year, per the MLS statistics, there have been 42 sales, 15 of which were condos. Do you think we'll surpass last year's number? Take a look at the update and see what you think. Copyright 3/20/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS243730 CND AT CPR A 3 4-5-3-6-22-48 FS $1,150,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #48 2,479 #48 3/3.00234084 CND AT CPR A 2 4-5-3-6-22-5 FS $1,575,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #5 2,843 #5 3/3.01243654 CND AT CPR A 5 4-5-4-5-12-1 FS $319,000 Sealodge Ii #F1 556 1/1.00243597 CND AT CPR A 5 4-5-4-5-24-20 FS $399,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #7B 1,406 #7B 2/2.00243824 CND AT CPR A 1 4-5-4-5-13-13 FS $419,000 Kamahana #13 1,635 #13 3/2.00226466 CND AT CPR A 2 4-5-4-5-16-36 FS $725,000 Alii Kai At Hanalei #4304...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, As I'm sure you know, there was a tsunami warning on Kauai this week, which fortunately turned out to be a ‘non-event' here in Princeville. Unfortunately, the Big Island and Maui did not fare as well - but really it is clearly Japan that needs all our prayers and attention in the aftermatch of their disaster. Princeville is considered "high ground" - we went out on the bluff about 3 AM, armed with a powerful spotlight, and watched the water for about 15 minutes, finally concluding that we were in no danger. All we lost was some sleep as we stayed up most of the night. This is the third or fourth tsunami warning since I moved here in 91 and thankfully, they have all been inconsequential. Now on to your update: Copyright 3/13/2011 by Hawaii Information Service BACK ON THE MARKET232...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It's been a pretty blustery, rainy week, for the most part with torrential downpours in Kapaa most of Friday. Today, Sunday, as I look out over the ocean, I can finally see the horizon which is not always the case. I often sit here and watch as one rainstorm after another comes in. I must add that, even on the worst of days, Kauai is still better than most any other place I can think of and it's certainly warmer. Don't like the weather here? Just sit still for 20 minutes and it's bound to change. Now on to your weekly update: Copyright 3/6/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS243460 CND AT CPR A 2 4-5-4-15-21-28 FS $240,000 Sandpiper Village I #128 1,042 #128 2/2.00242917 CND AT CPR A 4 4-5-4-5-30-6 FS $267,900 Princeville Mauna Kai #F6 1,280 #F6 2/2.00243465 CND AT CPR...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, I'm back home in sunny Kauai - Scottsdale did eventually warm up but I could still feel the 40 degree chill in my bones long after. Tropical living spoils you for anything much below 60 degrees! Today is what I would call a "brochure day." I first heard this term while vacationing in Australia many years ago. I didn't understand what the guide meant the first time he said it, as it sounded more like "broach' - sha" when said with his Austrailian accent, but it is applied to days so stunningly beautiful they are certainly fit for the front of any visitor's brochure.....and that is what we have today. Warm and sunny with some puffy white clouds and winds with just a tinge of coolness - the perfect balance between the sun's warmth and the cool winds. It just doesn't get any better t...
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By Carol Skon, RB, Kauai, Hawaii Real Estate
(HomeSmart Island Homes)
Just Sold  Short Sale  Villas of Kamali'i #12  Short Sale Sold for $525,000 The new owners got a great buy on this Villas of Kamali'i short sale. They will enjoy mountain and waterfall views from their 3 bedroom/3 bathroom townhome with a single car garage. 1825 square feet plus lanais.  This townhome has a split level floorplan with three lanais and two master bedroom suites. It includes vaulted ceilings, bamboo flooring, slab granite kitchen countertops and koa wood cabinets.  Villas of Kamali'i is a community of 59 condominiums with a heated swimming pool, spa and barbeque area. It is located adjacent to the newly renovated Makai Golf Course and Tennis Club. Currently there are 8 Villas of Kamali'i condos on the market.  The number of sales are down and the median sales price has dec...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, I'm reporting this week from Scottsdale, having first traveled to Yuma (yes, I deliberately went there) with my hubby for his business and then to my current location where we've enjoyed the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show. If you've never been involved with horses, especially horses at the "top of their game" let me tell you, some of them cost more than a house - a very nice house. Even the concession area can be pricey as there are furs, leathers, life sized bronze horse sculptures, and "blinged out" handbags, belts, jackets, jeans and everything else imaginable for sale. We're having a great time and are enjoying seeing the beautiful horses. Anyhow, I digress....on to your weekly update: Copyright 2/20/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS242875 CND AT CPR A 7 4-5-4-5-...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It's another beautiful day in Paradise after two days of rain. This time of the year is when it's easiest to tell locals from visitors - locals are all bundled up (after all, it does get down into the 60′s in the evening, and it is cool with the rain during the day) while visitors are just happy they can get out of their condo and into the car without having to trudge through a snowstorm. As a result, they're happily walking around, rain or shine, in shorts and tank tops with an occasional sweater. It's really fun to notice the difference and it's certainly a reminder of how lucky we are to live Kauai. On to your weekly update: Copyright 2/13/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS242677 CND AT CPR A 7 4-5-4-5-13-13 FS $419,000 Kamahana #13 1,635 #13 3/2.00242619 CND,MTF ...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It's been another great week in paradise. Lots of high surf and sunny days. Doesn't get any better than that. Although January started out with a great deal of activity, we haven't seen the results in terms of closings....yet. That should be evident in the next couple of months. Nevertheless, Jan 2011 did slightly outperform Jan 2010 by 4 additional sales, going from 54 in Jan 2010 to 58 in Jan 2011. Hopefully this trend will continue to increase month by month. Now on to your weekly update: Copyright 2/6/2011 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS242417 CND AT CPR A 5 4-5-4-5-16-35 FS $386,500 Alii Kai At Hanalei #4303 1,086 #4303 2/2.00242383 CND AT CPR A 5 4-5-4-5-7-23 FS $399,000 Princeville Sealodge #C3 564 #C3 1/1.00 BACK ON THE MARKET236160 CND AT CPR A 228 4-5-4-5-3-2...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
  Hihimanu Mountain Aloha, Yesterday, we did one of my favorites hikes which is the Okolehau Hike out of Hanalei Valley. In the past, we've gone as far as the lookout over Hanalei Valley, which is the end of trail if you go to the left when you get to the "intersection." We'd heard that if you go off to the right, you can actually hike to the top of Hihimanu mountain, which we affectionately refer to as the "bat wings." We just had to try it. Getting close to our goal. It's not an easy hike by any means. After taking the trail to the right, you start on the "ropes." All in all, we did 18 but turned back just shy of the top due to lack of time. The "ropes" are tethered along the trail to aid you in navigating as you hike along the steep and sometimes slippery trails. Also, once you get o...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, After a huge rainstorm on Sunday the 16th, the weather has been pretty near perfect. I particularly love the winter days with blue skies, white puffy clouds and cooling trades. We've even had some high surf which the whales seemed to enjoy judging by the number of breeching whales I've seen. (Ok, I haven't always been looking at the exact moment to see the actual whale but I've certainly seen the huge splash!) Real Estate activity continues on the upswing, with more showing requests and buyers on Island than in past weeks. As a result, we're seeing more well priced properties going into escrow. Every agent I've talked to reports the same thing - they're busier now in January than they were any given month all last year. This is good and it's even better to see sellers finally get...
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