Princeville, HI Real Estate News

By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Here we are in the last month of Summer and real estate has held it's same sluggish pace. Most buyers feel that waiting can only benefit them, and to some degree, I have to agree. However, there are some properties that are so competatively priced that I'm really surprised they are not in escrow. I also agree that many of the properties on the market are still overpriced - and will remain that way until the sellers either decide they really want to sell and reduce or they take their property off the market until things improve. We Realtors can only wish for this to happen! Here is your update for this week: Copyright 8/9/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS226457 SH A 5 4-5-4-5-23-9 FS $135,000 Plantation At Princeville #311 1,153 #311 2/2226523 T A 3 4-5-4-5-4-5 FS $2...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It was another beautiful week in Paradise but not many buyers seem moved to want to jump into the market. While we do have some new escrows and one that went under contract, we have not seen the number of buyers expected what with the many great buys on the market. There's something for everyone, regardless of the price range, if you just take the time to look. Here is your update for this week: Copyright 8/1/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS226124 T A 5 4-5-4-5-3-3 FS $239,000 Princeville Paniolo #103 1,058 #103 1/2226309 T A 2 4-5-4-15-21-23 FS $325,000 Sandpiper Village I #123 1,042 #123 2/2226111 T A 4 4-5-4-15-21-54 FS $399,900 Sandpiper Village I #217 1,173 #217 2/2.5226346 T A 1 4-5-4-6-1-34 FS $775,000 Villas Of Kamalii #34 1,825 #34 3/3226241 T A 2 4-5-4-6-...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
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 crew with the state Department of Transportation was forced to clear a mudslide on Kuhio Highway in the Kalihiwai area, closing one lane of traffic, said a press release from county spokesperson, Mary Daubert. At 12:46 p.m., rain gauges and radar showed heavy rain falling at 4 inches per hour over windward Kaua‘i and was nearly stationary, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu." Wouldn't you know, an agent had a showing scheduled at one of my listings in Wainiha on Friday but had to...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
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 market I paid waaaaay too much) I'd buy a unit myself. I don't know if it's the perception that pricing will continue to go down or what but buyers seem to be just sitting on the sidelines. While it may be "quiet" now, I can assure you that when the turn comes, with properties priced as they are, the agents will be working 24/7 to keep up with the buying requests. The moral there is; get in now when it's quiet and you can leverage the current buyer disinterest to your advantage. Sellers are eager t...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
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 timeshares are going great guns. Not so today, where you have your choice of parking spaces. Here is your update for this week: Copyright 7/11/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS225703 T A 1 4-5-4-15-21-34 FS $275,000 Sandpiper Village I #134 1,042 #134 2/2225622 T A 3 4-5-4-5-18-39 FS $400,000 Puamana #11B 1,673 #11B 3/3225402 T A 3 4-5-4-5-17-14 FS $565,000 Alii Kai Ii Hanalei #9F 1,037 #9F 2/2225686 T A 2 4-5-4-5-16-57 FS $675,000 Alii Kai At Hanalei #7202 886 #7202 2/2225541 T A 5 4-5...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
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. Hopefully we'll see some units going into escrow soon. Here is your update: Copyright 7/5/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS225391 T A 6 4-5-4-5-24-2 FS $639,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #1B 1,874 #1B 3/2.5 BACK ON THE MARKET204622 T A 561 4-5-4-12-8-28 FS $599,000 Pali Ke Kua Ii #232 993 #232 2/2210501 T A 333 4-5-4-5-7-34 FS $749,000 Princeville Sealodge #D5 570 #D5 1/1 CONTINGENT SALES221121 T C 143 4-5-4-5-3-3 FS $209,900 Princeville Paniolo #103 1,058 #103 1/2215869 T C...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Can't believe it's almost the fourth of July! Time certainly flys when there's so much to do and so little time to do it. I enjoyed a week in Puhi house / cat sitting for friends at their Villas of Puali condo. Although technically a condo, these units are configured as duplexes and are more like a house, complete with a two car garage, and a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 2 story residence. There's also a single story model with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths that is quite nice. There are several on the market ranging from $394K to $420K. My friends were fortunate enough to get the second last condo on the street. It's very quiet down there, they have great mountains views and even a peek of the ocean from upstairs. Location in key in this complex as some of the condos on the cul de sacs tend to lo...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there. Hope you are enjoying your day! I spent part of the week over in Oahu enjoying the "Big City" and all it's shopping, restaurants and movies. I never rent a car but instead enjoy walking from one end of Waikiki to the theatres at the Ward Center. Makes for a nice relaxing time away. Now on to your update: Copyright 6/21/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS224707 T A 6 4-5-4-12-2-16 FS $369,000 Hale Moi #116 1,033 #116 1/2225090 T A 3 4-5-4-5-18-50 FS $390,000 Puamana #14B 1,532 #14B 2/2225032 T A 5 4-5-4-5-30-19 FS $399,000 Princeville Mauna Kai #D301 1,488 #26 3/2224986 T A 5 4-5-4-5-39-72 FS $439,000 Cliffs At Princeville #3204 917 #3204 1/2204435 T S -36 4-5-4-12-10-41 FS $519,000 Emmalani Court #524 1,192 #524 2/2SOLD...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Welcome to another fabulous week in Paradise. The visitors have had nothing to complain about these past few weeks as Kauai has had the kind of weather that makes people envious when they hear you live here. Our tradewinds are back and blowing full force, cooling everyone and everything. I've been out showing property most of this week and have enjoyed great weather no matter what part of the Island I was showing. I've seen just about every Princeville home on the market so if you have any questions, I've got answers. On to your update: Copyright 6/14/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS224638 T A 4 4-5-3-6-22-76 FS $1,200,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #76 1,738 #76 2/2.5224825 T A 3 4-5-4-12-8-1 LH $359,000 Pali Ke Kua Ii #1 993 #1 2/2224581 T A 3 4-5-4-5-39-186 LH $699...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, If you were on Island this Sunday you may have gone to the Taste of Kauai, an annual fundraiser for the Kapaa Rotary. They've been doing the "Taste" for as long as I can remember and it's become an event not to be missed if you love good food, great entertainment and a good time. Check it out next year if you've never been there. The weather even cooled off a bit for the event with intermittent light showers which surely brought relief as it's held outside at the Smith Tropical Garden in Kapaa. On to your update: Copyright 6/7/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS222233 T A 2 4-5-4-5-39-45 FS $275,000 Cliffs At Princeville #2205 917 #2205 1/2224662 T A 3 4-5-4-5-24-46 FS $575,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #16A 1,406 #16A 2/2224756 T A 2 4-5-4-6-1-29 FS $839,000 Vil...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It's been yet another gorgeous week here in Paradise. We lost our trades for awhile but fortunately they're back keeping us cool. Along with the great weather there's been an increase in buyers out there looking. I've had more showings of my listings as well as showing properties to my clients. We even had three units go into escrow this week. Read on to your update for this past week: Copyright 5/30/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS224335 T A 4 4-5-4-15-21-11 FS $299,000 Sandpiper Village I #111 1,042 #111 2/2224493 T A 2 4-5-4-12-3-9 FS $955,000 Hanalei Bay Villas #9 1,244 #9 2/2.5 BACK ON THE MARKET211499 SH A 368 4-5-4-6-1-20 FS $250,000 Villas Of Kamalii #20 1,825 #20 3/3211496 SH A 368 4-5-4-6-1-20 FS $250,000 Villas Of Kamalii #20 1,825 #20 3/3196334 SH A 736...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Hope you are all enjoying a fun filled Memorial Day weekend. Since the Hanalei Beaches were just voted #1 in the US by Dr. Beach, I decided it would be a good place to work on my tan. Fortunately the weather is cooperating with bright blue skies and plenty of sun. I was even treated to the Green Flash tonight when the sun went down. You don't always get to see this phenomenon... as there's often a small line of clouds on the horizon line that prevent you from seeing the sun as it disappears into the ocean. That's when you see the flash .... just as the sun slips into the water. There's plenty of controversy and information as to what causes a green flash. I'm not all that interested in the scientific reason but I am delighted each time I am privileged to witness one. Check it out...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, It was another beautiful week although we finally got the cold front along with the rain that's been promised since Friday. It started out sunny but quickly clouded over then the rain started blowing in off the ocean. It's fun to watch it come in- You see rhose who are walking to or from their cars in the parking lot suddenly look up and break into a sprint when they realize what they're looking at is a wall of water headed their way. Sometimes it just passes over in waves and other times it comes in and stays. I'd say the market is holding steady as you'll see from the 3 closings reported in the update along wth the short sale that finally went into escrow. Here is your update for this past week: Copyright 5/17/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS223902 T A 2 4-5-4-5-...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful mothers. My mom passed away many years ago but I'm lucky to have a friend or two who is always ready to step in and "mother me" now and then. We all need that sometimes, no matter how old we get. We've seen a little bit of movement this week with a couple of sales and one unit going into escrow. I had several showings which is always a good sign. Here is your update for this past week: Copyright 5/10/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS223649 T A 7 4-5-4-5-13-13 FS $475,000 Kamahana #13 2,073 #13 3/2223620 T A 7 4-5-4-5-18-47 FS $599,000 Puamana #13C 1,532 #13C 2/2 BACK ON THE MARKET210757 T A 369 4-5-4-5-16-26 FS $888,000 Alii Kai At Hanalei #4102 1,086 #4102 2/2216008 T A 226 4-5-4-12-11-47 FS $1,295,000 Puu Poa #405 1,800 #...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Saturday marked the end of one beautiful week and beginning of yet another. It was absolutely picture perfect Sunday which warranted a trip down to Anini beach for a couple of hours. Everyone else had the same idea so it made for a fun time. As is often the case with great weather, I'm seeing an increase in buyers as evidenced by more showings of listings, buyers getting prequalified with lenders and more and more properties going into escrow. Still plenty of great pricing and more importantly, excellent interest rates. You can't beat the combination of the two. It is a rare opportuninty to get into the market if you have the desire. Here is your update: Copyright 5/3/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS223148 T A 4 4-5-4-5-18-71 FS $382,750 Puamana #20A 1,532 #20A 2/2...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Finally, our great weather is back! The warmth of the sun with just a hint of coolness in the air; you can't beat it, especially when the view is of swaying palm trees against a sky ever so blue. It's this kind of weather that brings visitors back to the island year after year, often eventually converting them into property owners and sometimes even full time residents. Here is your update for last week: Copyright 4/27/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS223402 T A 7 4-5-3-11-1-30 FS $750,000 Villas On The Prince #30 1,732 #30 3/3223488 T A 4 4-5-4-15-21-30 FS $349,000 Sandpiper Village I #130 1,042 #130 2/2223440 T A 4 4-5-4-5-7-23 FS $679,000 Princeville Sealodge #C3 564 #C3 1/1223507 T S 0 4-5-4-5-24-26 FS $600,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #9B 1,874 #9B 3/2.5S...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
April 19, 2009 Kauai Hawaii REO Foreclosure Update This post is a weekly update to the April 1, 2009 list. Please scroll down to the 4/1/09 list for a complete list of Kauai Hawaii Foreclosure & REO list. New Listings: 1. Mauna Ka 5A, Kao Kai Ph 1, Princeville. This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo boasts 1503 sq ft. of living area. This is the ground floor one level unit. Priced at $319,900. MLS#223363. Owned by Green River Lendng.2.Villas of Kamalii #44, Princville. A 3 bedroom 3 bath condo of 1825 sq.ft. living area and one car garage. $699,900. MLS#223314.3. Islander on the Beach #342. Studio condo on Kauai’s Coconut Coast. $189,000. MLS#2232714. 3995 Kamehameha Rd, Princeville, 3 bedroom 2 bath SFH of 2117 sqft. living area on a lot of 10244 sq.ft. $532,900 Countrywide REO. MLS#223366 In es...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Happy sunny blue skies to you. The last couple of days were quintessential Kaua'i days with the most magnificent blue skies, bright sunshine and balmy trades. It was so beautiful that we decided to do our daily walk on the beach and to play in the ocean as we walked along. Later in the day, I scooped up all the towels we'd used earlier and tossed them in the washer, unaware that my fanny pack with cell phone were wrapped up in the midst of the towels. So if you need me today, try email because I'll be on my way into Lihue to get a new cell phone. Here is your update: Copyright 4/19/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS223363 T A 1 4-5-4-5-4-5 FS $319,900 Kaeo Kai Ph I #5A 1,503 #5A 2/2223270 T A 4 4-5-4-5-27-19 FS $438,000 Hale Honu #10A 1,085 #10A 3/2222619 SH A 6 4-5-...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, Hope you had a very Happy Easter. If you are here on Kauai then you enjoyed a magnficent day of sunshine, blue skies and strong trades - in other words, it was just perfect. Several of the visitors here at the Cliff's condos had an Easter egg hunt on my "front lawn" overlooking the ocean. Kids were excitedly running everywhere finding eggs and candy in the bushes, under trees...looked like a good time was had by all. Here is your update for this past week: Copyright 4/12/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS216801 T A 4 4-5-4-12-9-28 LH $252,000 Pali Ke Kua Iii #238 993 #238 1/1.5222926 T A 4 4-5-4-5-24-66 FS $620,000 Nihilani At Princeville Resort #22C 1,874 #22C 3/2.5222895 T A 5 4-5-4-11-3-60 FS $1,150,000 Hanalei Bay Resort #J34 1,324 #7307-8 2/2 BACK ON THE MARKET2...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, I guess it won't suprise you if I say it's been rainy and windy this week so I'll just cut to the chase and give you the update. I will say that we've seen an uptick in activity, with buyers saying they are more interested in buying now with interest rates down in the 4's and money available from the bank. Yes, you do still have to qualify for the loan and stated income is a thing of the past, but if you can afford a mortgage, and if you take the time to look, you'll find plenty of good buys on the market. Here is your update: Copyright 4/5/2009 by Hawaii Information Service NEW LISTINGS221506 T A 7 4-5-3-6-22-17 FS $2,399,000 Kaiulani Of Princeville #17 2,864 #17 3/3.5222635 T A 2 4-5-4-5-12-19 FS $509,000 Sealodge Ii #H1 556 #H1 1/1 BACK ON THE MARKET210027 T A 365 4-5-4-5-30-6...
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