Kapaa, HI Real Estate News

By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
December 10 2008 Kauai REO Foreclosure Update Here are a few price changes: MOA ROAD INTERIOR Kapaa, Kauai REO #1. 5013 D Moa Road, Kapaa got reduced from $300,000 to $260,000. MLS#216449#2 4540 Waiakalua St., Kilauea reduced to $699,900. MLS#217182. Owned by WAMU#3. 276 Makani Road, Wailua Houselots, Kapaa to $419,900. MLS#216350 Owned by WAMU#4. Kuhio Shores #313, Poipu to $655,900 MLS#213644 Owned by Countrywide. More photos and info can be obtained by visiting my web site atwww.kauaidreams.com and plugging in the corresponding MLS number or email me with specific questions julie@hisemail.net
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
It's almost time to head out to the Performing Arts Center where the Honolulu Symphony will be performing two concerts this evening. Funded by a nice grant, this is the first time that the Honolulu Symphony has been to Kauai for 15 years. They spent most of the last two days traveling around to most every school on the island and performing in small groups: string quartets, string duo, brass ensembles, percussion trios, etc. Tonight the concerts are at 7 p.m. and 8:30.Tis' exciting!
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
Kapaa High Homecoming 2008Last night, November 7, 2008, Kapaa High School had their second homecoming at the new town Kapaa Park and football field. The bleachers were packed as students and alumni hoped Kapaa could have their first KIF win of the season against undefeated Kauai High School. Well hopes were dashed but not Kapaa's spirit as they lost 7-27. Senior Kelvin Villanueva & Sophmore Leilani CaspilloSenior escort Kelvin Villanueva  & sophomore Leilani Caspillo take a pose for a photo during the second half of the game.  Leilani is the daughter of Julie Black, Principal Broker, Realtor Kauai Dreams Realty. www.kauaidreams.com          
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
If you've ever been to the Resortquest at Makaiwa Beach or eaten at the Hukilau Lanai, you are probably familiar with the large open lot between them that appears right for a hotel or resort. Well, you're right and the two developments that are earmarked for that land received another boost last week from the county.Just to the right of this photo at Makaiwa Beach are raw acres along the ocean that are planned for the two resorts described. In this economy, if you build, it does not mean they will come. The county Planning Commission last week voted in support of court-mandated amendments to the permits for a pair of planned Waipouli resorts, in the process reauthorizing the projects despite opposition from concerned community members and even some commissioners.A September ruling by 5t...
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By Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker
(KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist)
The Kapa'a Police Station Across from my office is Kapa'a Park & the Kapa'a Police station. Its small and the tourists often chuckle when they see it. My guess is that it is approximately 400 sq. ft. But it serves its purpose in our mellow beach town of Kapa'a on the island of Kauai. This morning I just happened to get a photo of two of our friendly officers. Kapa'a Kauai   This is a photo of the station from the highway. Beyond the station is a beach pavilion and beach. To the right fenced area is the Kapaa Beach Park. The park hosts a variety of festivals and soccer games. My office Kauai Dreams Realty is located in the Seto building across from the park. Kapaa is a great morning town. There are a number of Coffee shops with yummy pastries & tasty smoothies. Aloha Julie    
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By Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist
(eXp Realty)
The Garden Island newspaper reports that the Kauai Planning Commission has approved 2 beachfront projects on Kauai's East Side after a court ruling that previous decisions were unconstitutional.  The two projects receiving approval are the Coconut Plantation Village and the Coconut Beach Resort.  The first will have 192 multi-family units and the second will have 343.  Both will have a few hotel rooms as well. I have not heard whether the projects are actually going to move forward, a question in my mind given the current economic conditions.  However the article had no information to the contrary.  I'll report more as I hear it including sales information. The Garden Island article is located HERE. Search Kauai/Big Island | Search Maui | Email | About Me | Website| Phone/Text   (808) 6...
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
The Rotary Club of Kapa`a  honored eight local businesses as winners of the 2008 Kaua`i Green Business Initiative Awards (KGBIA) at yesterday's Rotary Luncheon held at the Aloha Beach Resort . “All of the winning businesses have gone beyond environmental compliance to adopt and exemplify best ‘green’ practices over the past 12 months,” says Rodney Pascua, chairman of this year’s program, noting that each business displayed a proven track record in one or more of the areas of efficiently using raw materials/supplies, managing waste responsibly, managing shipping/handling responsibly, saving water and saving energy.” Winners included:  Island Soap Company, in the category of Wholesale and Retail Manufacturing; The Shoe Repair Shop, in the Retailer category; Habitat for Humanity under the ...
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
The front page of this morning's Honolulu Advertiser has a story above the fold about the controversial Hawaii Superferry integrating so new high tech devices on their vessels. According the Advertiser, the  Hawaii Superferry is installing a high-tech thermal imaging system that could detect whale spouts more than a mile away and reduce the risk of collisions with humpback whales. Perhaps this will address one great level of concern about the ecological soundness of this transportation alternative. Read the full story about whale tech on the Hawaii Superferry.
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
Trees Lounge in Kapaa, behind the Coconut Marketplace, is just about one year old. In their first year, Owners Mark and Candice have turned this urban-like environment into the happening spot for life music and chilling for all of Kauai. Trees has built a local clientelle and so despite a dip in tourism on Kauai, Trees is going strong. Tree mean's three in Pidgin, Trees Lounge offers Jamaican, New Orleans, and Hawaiian culinary delights served pupu style or "sharable". Trees Lounge provides locals and visitors an exceptional dining experience in a lounge atmosphere. Indulge in one of our inventive cocktails or a nice glass of wine while enjoying authentic flavors and sounds from Jamaica, New Orleans, and Hawaii. The Trees experience combines a swank lounge feel, while enjoying live ent...
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
One of my friends and clients here on Kauai is a personal financial planner. If you want to know more about him, check out Personal Financial Consultants, Inc. That's Loren's company. Talk about a rough business to be in these days. Makes real estate seem like a walk in the park. Loren has an office in downtown Kapaa and is available for clients both on island and on the mainland. Whenever the market goes on a roller coaster ride, he usually has a bit of calming insight. I particularly liked what he said in his message yesterday and he is allowing me to publish it here. When I went to bed last night, I was watching the foreign markets start 10% lower. When i awoke early this AM, the market was under 8000. But, it did finish higher although it was a brutal week to be sure. How you find s...
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
This weekend the kapaa Business Association presents the 12th annual Coconut Festival in downtown Kapaa. If you are on island, it's a great chance to interact with our community and get the local flavor of Kauai. Food Contests 2 Stages of non-stop entertainment Traditional Hawaiian Games Chef Cooking Demos Cooking Contest Hands-on Keiki Coconut Painting Weaving Demonstrations Vili the Warrior Local Crafters Local bands Chief Kap Tafiti The KBA works on numerous projects within our community including: * Business Watch - new program aimed at curbing crime in the Kapaa business district * Traffic - let's have less of it! * Maintenance of Horner Park _ (thanks to the Pono Market and Pono Kai team!) * Kauai Business Council - voting member * East Side Development Plan * Beautification of th...
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
Yesterday the candidates running for our county council walked Phase 3 of our fabulous multi-use path. I can hardly wait til December 1st when we once again can walk our dog on Phase 2 of the path that runs from downtown Kapaa to the northern end of Kealia Beach. Read today's article regarding the path that appears in today's Garden Island Newspaper.The next phase of the path will cross over the highway and that's a little more complicated and controversial than the components of the path that have been built so far. When completed, this will be something like 17 miles of bike, walk, along the ocean that is intended to protect beach access in perpetuity.
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By Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh
(KW Kauai)
One of the eastside's best beaches and parks is Lydgate Park and the community is gearing up for a big day of work on National Make a Difference Day. We'll be planting trees and spreading wood chips in the playground to make it a safer place for kids. Kapaa boasts the finest park for children on the entire island of Kauai. The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park Gear up forNATIONAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 2008 National Make a Difference Day will be celebrated this year in Lydgate Park on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Please save the date and join us for a fun morning devoted to tree planting in the Park. How can you help? Get involved! Contact the event planners—tell them you’ll serve as a team leader. Please contact Thomas Noyes at 639-1018 or send an e-mail to ThomasNoyes at hawaiiantel...
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By Jamie Friedman, Kauai Real Estate Connection
(eXp Realty)
Stats below are for Kauai Homes, Land & Condos (excluding timeshare and fractional or interval ownership) Today on Kauai: Active Listings: 1375                Homes: 499                Land: 393                Condos: 446Contingent/Under Contract: 138                Homes: 45                Land: 28                Condos: 62  In the past 10 days on Kauai...New Listings: 48In Escrow (contingent or under contract): 23Back on Market: 9Price reductions: 61Sales: 22Homes: 13                Land: 2                Condos: 7 All information is gathered using Hawaii Infomraiton Services, Kauai MLS and is not guaranteed.Listings DO NOT include pre-construction sales of Kauai's newest projects.Sales include pre-construction project sales recorded on MLS.   In the NEWS!  Coco Palms CANCELLED!http:/...
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By Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist
(eXp Realty)
Kauai Coco Palms Rebuild Cancelled? I have a reliable but unconfirmed report that the owners of the Coco Palms are canceling their plans to rebuild the famous Coco Palms Resort and putting the property up for sale.  The property was severely damaged by Hurricane Iniki in 1992 and never rebuilt.  It's featured in Blue Hawaii of Elvis fame and was run by the legendary Grace Guslander in it's heyday.  Opposition to their restoration plans was reported to be behind the cancellation.  Stay tuned for confirmation of this report. Richard Dolbeare REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® Accredited Buyer Representative & e-PRO Century 21 All Islands, the #1 brokerage on Kauai (808) 651-4550 (866) 757-8239 (FAX) www.KauaiRocks.com
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By Jamie Friedman, Kauai Real Estate Connection
(eXp Realty)
Kapaa Kauai Real Estate ~ May Statistics Kapaa Real Estate February Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Stats are in!   Market update for Real Estate in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii for May 2007: Kapaa Area also known as the Kawaihau Region for May 2007 as compared with May 2006:   # of sales Islandwide residential down <2.56%> condominium down <68.75%>   Kawaihau Region residential ~ no change condominium up <100%> (2 sales as compared with 1)  sales volume Islandwide residential down <23.14%> condominium down <41.85%>   Kawaihau Region residential down <20.95%> condominium up <28.12%>   Current Listings as of May 31, 2007* Islandwide residential 505; condominium 408  Kawaihau Region residential 196 condominium 118    *fee simple ownership, excluding shared, fractional, and timeshare listingsJamie...
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By Jamie Friedman, Kauai Real Estate Connection
(eXp Realty)
Kapaa Real Estate February Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Stats are in!   Market update for Real Estate in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii for February 2007: Kapaa Area also known as the Kawaihau Region for February 2007 as compared with February 2006:   # of sales Islandwide residential down <21.05%> condominium down <43.64%>   Kawaihau Region residential up 9.09% condominium down <66.67%>   sales volume Islandwide residential down <29.48%> condominium down <32.32%>   Kawaihau Region residential down <1.58%> condominium down <23.02%>   Current Listings as of March 20, 2007* Islandwide residential 502 condominium 380   Kawaihau Region residential 182 condominium 92    *fee simple ownership, excluding shared, fractional, and timeshare listings
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By Jamie Friedman, Kauai Real Estate Connection
(eXp Realty)
Oceanfront condo in Paradise!Step out your door and onto the beach! This first floor unit is beautifully appointed, fully-furnished ~ tropical furnishings, with private lanai, island-style artwork, coffee maker, telephone, and refrigerator.On-site computers with internet access, laundry facilities, soda machines, BBQ grills, and ice are just steps away.* Unit is currently a successful vacation rental, managed on-site by Resort Quest.Stroll across the street to the Coconut Marketplace where you may delight in shopping, dining, movies, and more.The Garden Island of Kauai is known for its natural beauty- pristine beaches, lush, tropical gardens, and cascading waterfalls. All of this is waiting for you!Neighboring units #146 & #147 also available, call for details.Offered at $370,000 Fee Si...
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By Jamie Friedman, Kauai Real Estate Connection
(eXp Realty)
Oceanfront condo in Paradise!Step out your door and onto the beach! This first floor unit is beautifully appointed, fully-furnished ~ tropical furnishings, with private lanai, island-style artwork, coffee maker, telephone, and refrigerator.On-site computers with internet access, laundry facilities, soda machines, BBQ grills, and ice are just steps away.* Unit is currently a successful vacation rental, managed on-site by Resort Quest.Stroll across the street to the Coconut Marketplace where you may delight in shopping, dining, movies, and more.The Garden Island of Kauai is known for its natural beauty- pristine beaches, lush, tropical gardens, and cascading waterfalls. All of this is waiting for you!Adjoining unit #147 & neighboring unit #148 also available, call for details.*some amenit...
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