Kapaa, HI Real Estate News

By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
The Kapa'a Sunshine Farmer's Market is held every Wednesday at 3:00pm at the parking lot of the Kapaa New Town Park located across from the National Guard Armory in downtown Kapaa, Kauai. Local tropical flowers are often a good seller. Displayed here are bunches of Gingers and Heliconias.  Shoppers may come earlier then 3:00pm and reserve food but it is strickly prohibited to exchange monies prior to the 3:00 bell or bulhorn. The market does not close until the last vendor leaves. So even those nine to fivers, can stop by after "pau hana" (quiting time) and still fine a vendor or two left.    My favorite finds are in season mangos (it's to wet where I live to get a good crop) and the Kamabocha pumpkins that you can stir fry with their skins on. At the 3:00pm start of the Kapa'a Farmers ...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Current Prices of Homes for Sale in Wailua Homesteads Kauai Part 2 As of today 5/14/2013 there are 30 homes availble for sale in the Wailua Homesteads area of Kapaa, Kauai. 15 of those are priced over 1 million dollars. Wailua Homes for sale over $1,000,000 in ascending order. 1. MLS#260363 5881-A Waipouli Rd, 5/4 1920 sq.ft on a 3.8 acres CPR lot $1,200,000. 2. MLS#262262 6058 Lokomaikai Pl, 4/5.5 3470 sq.ft. on 1 acre lot $1249,000. 3. MLS#262450 6290-C Olohena Rd, 3/3 2788 sq.ft on a 3 acre CPR lot. $1,250,000 4. MLS#259510 5716 Olohena Road #8, 2/2.5 3456sq.ft. on a 1 acre CPR lot $1,299,000  5. MLS#259019 120 Lihau St, 5/5.5 4138 sqft on a rim lot of 13,652 sq.ft. $1,330,000 6. MLS#252409  6393-H Waipouli Rd, 4/3 2193 sq.ft. on 2.71 acres CPR lot. $1,350,000. 7. MLS#263515 5700 Olo...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Current prices of Homes in Wailua Homesteads Kauai Part 1  According to today's, 5/13/2013, MLS these are the homes listed for sale in the Geographical area of Wailua Homsteads (a region of Kapaa) Kauai. 14 homes are priced under 1 million dollars 10 homes are listed for over 1 million dollars. Wailua Homesteads Homes for Sale Under a Million. (in ascending order) 1. MLS #263282, 395 Kaholalele Rd 3/2, 1372 sq.ft. on a CPR lot of 15612 sq.ft. $490,000. 2. MLS #254870, 6360 Olohena Rd 3/2 6906 sq.ft.on a 1 acre lot. Fixer $499,000. 3. MLS #258928, 6450 Olohena Road 3/3 1720 sq.ft. on a CPR lot of 9017 sq. $524,000. 4. MLS #261006, 5864 Lokelani Road, 2 homes on 1.61 acres. $649,000. 5. MLS #260259, 6448 Kaahele St, 3/2 1803 sqft. on a lot of 8880 sq.ft. $675,000. 6. MLS #263556, 182 Liha...
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By Carol Skon, RB, Kauai, Hawaii Real Estate
(HomeSmart Island Homes)
Kapaa, Hawaii - Condo for sale- Waipouli Beach Resort Condo Sales Statistics If you are interested in owning a  condo for sale at Waipouli Beach Resort condominium, it may be that you should not wait any longer.  Prices are rising and the number of sales has increased. The median sales price in 2012 was $465,000 – up 40% over the 2011 median sales price of $325,000. In 2011, the median sales price was at a record low. The median sales price in 2012 of $465,000 is a long way from the median sales price of $895,000 in 2006 when the first sales were recorded. That year there were 35 sales and in 2012 there were about half that many (18) but an increase over 2010 and 2011 when there were 12 sales.  Currently there are 24 condos for sale at Waipouli Beach Resort priced from $399,000 for a 2 ...
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By Deborah L. Kessler, Kauai Broker
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Waipouli Beach Resort - a luxury oceanfront condominium resort on Kauai, is located in Kapaa, on the Eastside of Kauai. Kapaa is midway on the island between Princeville and Poipu. This is a great location for vacations to Kauai. Waipouli Beach Resort is nearby to shopping and restaurants. Right across the street is the Kauai Village Shopping Center which is anchored by Safeway Grocery Store and Longs Drugs. Other stores here include: Starbucks Coffee, an ABC store selling gifts, Papaya’s a health food store, Panda Express, a UPS store to ship home your purchases, and a GNC vitamin store. Many other restaurants and shops are nearby. Waipouli Beach Resort features 1 and 2 bedroom luxury condominium units with full kitchens and washer/dryers. Finishes inside the condos include: crown mol...
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By Deborah L. Kessler, Kauai Broker
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
Looking for an investment property on Kauai? Here's a great one in Kapaa, 5983-C Kapahi Road, listed at $499,000. A legal duplex with TWO 2bedroom/1bath units, each 1,050 sqft, and an additional 1bedroom/1bath unit with a kitchenette, in 660 sqft, located downstairs. Property has been maintained, there is a new roof and a new septic system, some interior updates could be done to get more rent. Each unit has its own electric meter and water heater to keep all costs completely separate. Plenty of parking for all and the lot is 15,680 sqft, so a little under half an acre.   Hardwood flooring in the living areas, tile in the kitchens, and carpeting in the bedrooms for the 2-bedroom units. There is a balcony running the length of the upstairs accessed by sliding glass doors. Yard could use ...
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By Carol Skon, RB, Kauai, Hawaii Real Estate
(HomeSmart Island Homes)
Sales are picking up at Waipouli Beach Resort condos for sale in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii.  These condos for sale offer one and two-bedroom suites with luxurious baths, travertine floors and kitchens with granite counter tops, stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf cooktop, convection oven and built in microwave, double-drawer dishwasher and a Whirlpool washer and dryer.Currently there are 30 Waipouli Beach Resort condos for sale. Prices range from $399,000 to $2,200,000.  The median sales price in 2011 was $325,000.  Year-to-date in 2012, the median sales price is $490,000 - up 50% !!!  There are 3 Waipouli Beach condos that are contingent (sales are pending). The resort features a two-acre fantasy pool and garden area with lava rock, hibiscus and plumeria and waterfalls. Enjoy a soak...
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By Carol Skon, RB, Kauai, Hawaii Real Estate
(HomeSmart Island Homes)
Just Sold Oceanfront Condo Kapaa Shore 207  Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii Sold for $157,000 Kapaa Shore 207, an oceanfront condo for sale Just Sold for $157,000. The Buyers purchased this second floor one bedroom/one bath condo for sale with fabulous ocean views. They will enjoy the ocean views from the lanai, kitchen and living room in this Kapaa Shore condo. The kitchen was upgraded in 2009 with granite countertop, new cabinets and stainless steel appliances. There are tiled floors in the hallway and bathroom and carpet in the livingroom and bedroom. The condo is 612 square feet with a 93 square foot lanai that is right on the ocean. The Kapaa Shore Oceanfront Resort offers an Oceanfront Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis Courts, Gas Grills and Shuffleboard. The Kapaa Shore Resort was buit in 1976. It...
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By Carol Skon, RB, Kauai, Hawaii Real Estate
(HomeSmart Island Homes)
Just Sold Waipouli Beach Resort C206   $260,000 I represented the Buyer who got a great buy on this REO (foreclosure) one bedroom/2 bathroom condo for sale at Waipouli Beach Resort C206. Waipouli Beach Resort is a deluxe four story oceanfront resort located in Kapaa on the east side of Kauai, Hawaii. It offers 190 condos from studio/hotel rooms to two bedroom/three bathrooms.  The resort on-site amenities include a two-acre fantasy pool and waterfalls, snack & beachside bar, spa and restaurant. You can find out more about the on-site restaurant at http://www.oasiskauai.com/Oasis.html Just across the street you will find a shopping center with restaurants, a grocery store, drug store and other shopping.  Waipouli Beach Resort was built in 2006. The condos for sale include upscale finishi...
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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 REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the update to the September 1, 2011 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. Kauai REO New Listing: 1791-B Makaleha Pl, #B  Kapaa.  3 bedroom, 4 bath home. $535,000. MLS 248336. Owned by First Hawaiian Bank. Kauai REO Price Changes: Makahuena #I204, Poipu. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Price reduced to $299,000. MLS 247277. Owned by Bank of America. Islander on the Beach #269, Kapaa.  Studio condo. Reduced to $78,000. MLS 238636. Owned by Pacific Rim Bank. Princeville Paniolo #107, Princeville.  1 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Reduced to$174,900. MLS 245604. Owned by GMAC Mortgage. 6050 Halaulani Pl, Kilauea.  Spacious (2,724sqft) 3 bedroom, 2 bath newer home on 2.05 acres.  Reduced to $1,049,000. MLS 242046. Owned by First H...
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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 REO, Hawaii Foreclosures. This blog is the update to the July 1, 2011 Kauai REO (bank owned property) list. It is updated weekly or on the 1st of the month. Kauai REO New Listing For Sale: 1.  5698 Olohena Rd, Kapaa HI  96746. 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $375,00.00.  Owned by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. .  MLS#246819 2. Kaha Lani #107, Wailua. 2 bedroom 2 bath beachfront condo $339,900. MLS#246802 Owned by Wells Fargo Bank. 3. 5197 Kome St, Kapaa. 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Kawaihau Estates. $249,900 MLS#246563 Owned by Wells Fargo Bank 4. 6180 Koolau Road # 27 Anahola, HI 9.16 ac  Agr Land. Not zoned for a homesite.  $229,000.00.  Owned by American Saving Bank.  MLS#246530. 5.  636 Puuopae Rd. Kapaa, HI  96746. 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths $323,000.00 Owned by ...
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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, October 25, 2010 Update This is an update to the October 1, 2010 Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Kauai, Hawaii Foreclosures list. Scroll down to the October 1, 2010 list to see the complete list of Kauai REO properties. New Listings: #1. 190 Kolekona Road, Wailua Homesteads. A gorgeous home in great condition on a half acre with a view. $544,900. MLS#239818. There is a small studio off the garage. #2.  7060 Kahuna Road, Kapahi. Beautiful 1.75 acres of land with a large house. The home has been turned into 4 illegal rentals and has been flagged by the County.   $472,900. MLS#239815  Owned by One West Bank #3. 5327 Kula Mau’u, Kapaa. A 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 car garage in Waialeale Estates subdivion. Good condition but no appliances. MLS3239754...
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By Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist
(eXp Realty)
[   Islander on the Beach is a low-rise resort condominium complex on Kauai's East Side in an area called the Coconut Coast.  It's an oceanfront complex with 8 buildings and 203 units, most all with 372 square feet of living space.  It's located within a short stroll to the Coconut Marketplace with restaurants, night clubs, gift shops, clothing boutiques, jewelry, and art galleries.  A nice sandy beach is in front of the complex and many sights and attractions are just a short drive away. These are converted hotel units that were gutted, very nicely refurbished with tropical decor, and sold to individual owners in 2005, a renovation of approximately $10 million.  Most lenders classify these units as "lodging units" because they don't have a full kitchen and have quit making loans on the...
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By Elaine Schaefer, R, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(Sold on Kauai Realty)
Aloha, I made mention of the Oasis Restaurant in my last update - I've been meaning to get there since reading about it in an article entitled "New Kauai restaurant buying local" in the April 2nd edition of the Pacific Business News. Here is what that article had to say - "A new restaurant on Kauai has committed to sustainability by buying local. About 80 percent of the meat, fish, fruits and vegetables purchased for Oasis on the Beach at the Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort is from the Garden Isle. Owner-operator Stefan Mandel says 85 percent of the restaurant is sustainable to Hawaii overall. The oceanside restaurant opened Feb. 15 at the Kapaa condominium-hotel, and Mandel describes its style as casual, "with a fine-dining element." The Hawaiian regional cuisine is prepared by executi...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
One of the main benifits of our economic and financial crises is the affordability of homes for sale. This is also true for the area of Kapaa in the island of Kauai. Below is a list of affordable homes in Kapaa, Kauai. 232705 RS A 24 4-4-6-25-51 FS $239,900 6003 Puka St 7,500 sqft 720 3/1 232990 RS A 16 4-4-6-38-27 FS $259,900 1643 Papau St REO 1643 Papau St 9,943 sqft 1,104 3/1.5 228299 RS A 166 4-4-6-25-3 FS $300,000 5970 Kawaihau Rd 7,500 sqft 1,008 3/1.5 220489 RO A 424 4-4-6-15-32 FS $323,000 4800 A Pelehu Rd 4808 Pelehu Rd 12,894 sqft 596 1/1 229649 RC A 125 4-4-6-15-12-9 FS $329,000 4864-B Nunu Road #E1 4,388 sqft 1,056 2/2 228740 RS A 150 4-4-6-19-44 FS $339,000 4740 Mailihuna Rd. Great Ocean View 7,170 sqft 1,234 3/1.5 Photos of 1643 Papau St. This house is located in the Kapaa...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Recent prices for sale at Waipouli Beach Resort on the island of Kauai have changed significantly from the peak of the market in 2006. Below is a price list of resale units.      231221 T A 51    4-4-3-8-1-106 FS  $225,000   Waipouli Beach Resort #E101    323 #E101 0/1        231222 T A 51    4-4-3-8-1-119 FS   $300,000       Waipouli Beach Resort #E302    323 #E302 0/1        233264 T A 0    4-4-3-8-1-10 FS        $395,000       Waipouli Beach Resort #A203    1,158 #A203 2/3        219453 T A 420    4-4-3-8-1-33 FS    $399,999       Waipouli Beach Resort #B203    1,155 #B203 2/3        225537 T A 260    4-4-3-8-1-53 FS    $450,000      Waipouli Beach Resort #C205    1,158 #C205 2/3        214359 T A 578    4-4-3-8-1-135 FS  $479,000     Waipouli Beach Resort #F301    824 #F301 1/2     ...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
March 8, 2010 Kauai REO Hawaii Foreclosures Update. This is an update to the March 1, 2010 Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Kauai, Hawaii Foreclosures list. Scroll down to the March 1, 2010 list to see the complete list of Kauai REO properties: New Listings:   1.Waipouli Beach Resort A404. This is a top floor 2 bedroom 3 bath upscale oceanfront unit. Modern kitchen with granite counters. Owned by First Hawaiian Bank. MLS#232766 $675,000. Original msales price was $1,500,000. 2. Islander on the Beach #371. This is a studio unit on Kauai’s coconut coast. $165,000. MLS#232573. Owned by Finance Factors. Back on the Market: 1. 5086 Napookala Circle, Princeville $670,800 MLS#224854. This home has a great location in Princeville, in Sunset Circle. Price Changes:1. Paradise Court #C, Lihue Kauai...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Kauai REO Hawaii Foreclosures January 25, 2010 Update This is an update to the January 1, 2010 Kauai REO, Kauai Foreclosures, Kauai, Hawaii Foreclosures list. Scroll down to the January 1, 2010 list to see the complete list of Kauai REO properties:#1. 4932 Aliali Road, Kapaa, aka Apopo Hale #23. This is a 4 bedroom 1.5 bath CPR home. There is a HOA. It is priced at $214,900.#2. Banyan Harbor #70, Lihue. A 2 bedroom 1.5 bath condo. A Freddie Mac REO. $164,900 MLS#231199Price Reductions:#1. Waipouli Beach Resort A304, Kapaa. This is an oceanfront/beachfront newer upgraded high end 2 bedroom 3 bath condo in great condition with great views. $999,900. MLS#228473.#2. Kuhio Shores #204. Poipu 1 bedroom 1 bath oceanfront oceanview ,condo. $379,900. MLS#229468.Back on the Market:#1. 4769 Opuke...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
The coconut stand is one of the most popular booths at the Kapa’a Farme'rs market. The market starts at 3:00pm on Wednesday at the Kapaa’a Ball Park near the roundabout. Search all Kauai Homes at  www.kauaidreams.com Search the Kauai MLS at  http://www.kauaidreams.com Search Kauai Property at http://www.kauaidreams.com Search Kauai real estate at www.kauaidreams.com.  
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
This diagram below over simplifies the Short Sale Process. It's important to know that any one of these stages can take weeks to occur. The main point of this post is so that you understand the Short Sale Process and temper your expectations with the knowledge that the timeline is pretty much out of your (and everyone else's) control. A great exercise in surrender, that's what I'd say. One thing to note. With many banks these days, the loan modification department and short sale department are one and the same. This means the these folks are swamped. As one Home Rescue consultant described it to me, "Imagine your local Costco totally empty. And all there is are desks and piles of paper. That is what some of the bank's short sale/loan mod departments look like.  The grey box in the cente...
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