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2009 

Aloha, Per the Friday Garden Island newspaper "Heavy summer rains led to flash flood warnings Thursday, soaking anything outdoors and twice closing the Hanalei Bridge. The bridge, first closed at 10:45 a.m., was reportedly reopened at 2:45 p.m., but was later closed again. Furthermore, a road cre...
07/26/2009
Aloha, Every week we see more and more short sales and foreclosures with some excellent pricing. Case in point is one of the new listings this week at Nihilani. What surprises me is that buyers aren't jumping on these properties. If I didn't already own in Nihilani (sigh...compared to today's mar...
07/19/2009
Aloha, Sitting here on this beautiful summer morning, looking at the ocean framed by the swaying palms and banana trees, with fluffy white clouds floating in the blue sky, it comes as no surprise to me that Kauai was voted as the 4th "best overall island in the world" by Travel + Leisure magazine...
07/14/2009
Aloha, Activity seems to have slowed this week, perhaps because everyone went home after the 4th. An easy gauge for me of the number of tourists on the Island is the Cliff's parking lot. With two timeshare organizations along with whole ownership in the complex, a full parking lot means the times...
07/11/2009
Aloha, The month of June was quieter than expected with only 42 total sales for the month, down from 65 in June 08. June 2007 saw 85 sales, June 2006 133 sales, June 2005 had 170 sales (wow) while June 2004 we had 161 sales that month. Year to date for 09 we've had 211 sales compared to 329 this ...
07/09/2009
Aloha, I'm always talking about the overpriced inventory and that if you want to sell today, you have to be in front of the market instead of trailing behind it like so many of the properties are doing. I'm always delighted to see aggressive pricing, especially when it's one of my listings! Pu'u...
07/07/2009
Aloha, And Happy Fourth of July weekend. I hope all of you had weather that was as perfect as it was here in Paradise- bright blue skies and great trades. The fireworks were certainly enhanced having the moon as the backdrop. What fun. The market seemed busy this weekend as I had several showings...
07/05/2009
Aloha, Wednesday I reported that PMRF was opening the base to the Community for a family oriented fireworks event on Thursday July 2nd from 5PM to 10PM. If you missed it this year, I thought I'd pass on some photos so you could see the fireworks with the moon in the background. It was quite spec...
07/03/2009
Aloha, If you want to kick off your extra long weekend with fireworks, head on out to the Westside and PMRF (Pacific Missile Range Facility) for a "pre-holday" celebration and fireworks on Thursday July 2rd. Since all government employees have Friday the 3rd off, the base is opening it's doors to...
07/02/2009
Aloha, If you want to kick off your extra long weekend with fireworks, head on out to the Westside and PMRF (Pacific Missile Range Facility) for a "pre-holday" celebration and fireworks on Thursday July 2rd. Since all government employees have Friday the 3rd off, the base is opening it's doors to...
06/30/2009