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MLS # Tp St DOM Taxkey Tnr Price Location Lnd area Details
     272655 CND A 3 4-3-7-3-15-177 FS $58,000 Kauai Beach Resort #2425 320 #2425 0/1.00
     267867 CND A 42 4-3-7-3-15-202 FS $59,000 Kauai Beach Resort #2503 320 #2503 0/1.00
     270671 CND A 50 4-3-7-3-15-47 FS $68,500 Kauai Beach Resort #1203 320 #1203 0/1.00
     270934 CND A 43 4-3-7-3-15-277 FS $71,000 Kauai Beach Resort #3203 320 #3203 0/1.00
     271287 CND A 43 4-3-7-3-15-68 FS $73,900 Kauai Beach Resort #1227 320 #1227 0/1.00
     271072 CND A 50 4-3-7-3-15-70 FS $74,400 Kauai Beach Resort #1229 320 #1229 0/1.00
     269526 CND A 106 4-3-7-3-15-266 FS $79,000 Kauai Beach Resort #3124 320 #3124 0/1.00
     271384 CND A 44 4-3-7-3-15-300 FS $82,000 Kauai Beach Resort #3227 320 #3227 0/1.00
     271176 CND A 45 4-3-7-3-15-227 FS $87,000 Kauai Beach Resort #2534 320 #2534 0/1.00
       263234 CND A 347 4-4-3-9-4-12 LH $149,000 Kapaa Shores #202 612 #202 1/1.00
       268288 CND A 149 4-4-3-2-13-12 FS $149,900 Islander On The Beach #114 372 #114 0/1.00
       269832 CND A 92 4-4-3-2-13-198 FS $152,900 Islander On The Beach #271 372 #271 0/1.00
       267805 CND A 168 4-4-3-2-13-199 FS $154,900 Islander On The Beach #272 372 #272 0/1.00
       270636 CND A 64 4-4-3-7-13-14 FS $160,000 Village Manor #D12 634 #D12 2/1.01
       271083 CND A 53 4-4-3-2-13-195 FS $162,000 Islander On The Beach #268 372 #268 0/1.00
        263579 CND A 334 4-4-3-2-13-200 FS $164,000 Islander On The Beach #365 372 #365 0/1.00
       271844 CND A 26 4-4-3-2-17-30 FS $167,000 Plantation Hale #B14 633 #B14 1/1.00
       269900 CND A 85 4-4-3-2-13-193 FS $169,000 Islander On The Beach #266 372 #266 0/1.00
       269899 CND A 85 4-4-3-2-13-154 FS $179,000 Islander On The Beach #155 372 #155 0/1.00
       269550 CND A 103 4-4-3-2-13-99 FS $188,900 Islander On The Beach #238 372 #238 0/1.00
       265158 CND A 275 4-4-3-2-17-153 FS $199,000 Plantation Hale #K9 633 #K9 1/1.00
       265156 CND A 275 4-4-3-2-17-8 FS $205,000 Plantation Hale #A8 633 #A8 1/1.00
       270948 CND A 58 4-4-3-2-13-72 FS $225,000 Islander On The Beach #227 372 #227 0/1.00
       272586 CND A 5 4-4-3-2-13-93 FS $225,000 Islander On The Beach #138 372 #138 0/1.00
     271019 CND A 50 4-4-3-9-41 FS $226,675 Kuhio Hwy 24,568 sqft 620 2/1.00
       269640 CND A 94 4-4-3-2-13-86 FS $229,000 Islander On The Beach #331 372 #331 0/1.00
       271982 CND A 24 4-4-3-2-13-171 FS $229,000 Islander On The Beach #262 372 #262 0/1.00
       268573 CND A 143 4-4-3-2-17-156 FS $230,000 Plantation Hale #K12 633 #K12 1/1.00
       269877 CND A 92 4-4-3-2-13-77 FS $232,500 Islander On The Beach #232 372 #232 1/1.00
       272296 CND A 9 4-4-3-2-13-161 FS $239,000 Islander On The Beach #162 372 #162 0/1.00
       260233 CND A 456 4-3-7-3-14-94 FS $269,000 Kauai Beach Villas #E16 810 #E16 1/2.00
       251557 CND A 808 4-3-7-3-14-41 FS $289,000 Kauai Beach Villas #C5 810 #C5 1/2.00
       268531 CND A 145 4-3-7-3-14-85 FS $299,000 Kauai Beach Villas #E7 1,185 #E7 2/2.00
       270764 CND A 64 4-3-9-6-4-5 FS $317,500 Kaha Lani #103 739 #103 1/1.01
       268004 CND A 155 4-3-7-3-14-62 FS $325,000 Kauai Beach Villas #D8 1,185 #D8 2/2.00
       271819 CND A 30 4-3-9-6-4-1 FS $375,000 Kaha Lani #101 739 #101 1/1.01
       272379 CND A 11 4-4-3-8-1-71 FS $399,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #D105 823 #D105 1/2.00
       269372 CND A 114 4-4-1-5-3-42 FS $408,000 Wailua Bay View Apartments #312 686 #312 1/1.00
       267799 CND A 171 4-4-3-2-2-2 FS $425,000 Kapaa Sands #2 728 #2 2/1.01
       258947 CND A 495 4-4-3-2-10-51 FS $495,000 Lae Nani #414 808 #414 1/1.01
MLS # Tp St DOM Taxkey Tnr Price Location Lnd area Details
       271416 CND A 40 4-4-6-16-5-33 FS $205,000 Kawaihau Sports Villa #K201 991 #K201 2/2.00
       270446 CND A 64 4-4-6-16-5-9 FS $236,000 Kawaihau Sports Villa #D101 991 #D101 2/2.00
       271526 CND A 39 4-4-6-16-5-19 FS $239,000 Kawaihau Sports Villa #F201 991 #F201 2/2.00
        271480 CND A 31 4-4-6-16-5-2 FS $249,000 Kawaihau Sports Villa #A102 1,204 #A102 3/2.00
       271133 CND A 52 4-4-5-7-2-51 FS $425,000 Pono Kai #C101 1,148 #C101 2/2.00
       268580 CND A 128 4-4-3-8-1-10 FS $498,900 Waipouli Beach Resort #A203 1,158 #A203 2/3.00
       257589 CND A 3 4-4-3-8-1-73 FS $499,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #D202 823 #D202 1/2.00
       271855 CND A 29 4-4-3-8-1-133 FS $499,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #F203 1,158 #F203 2/3.00
       272043 CND A 9 4-4-3-8-1-168 FS $524,007 Waipouli Beach Resort #G405 1,158 #G405 2/3.00
       272344 CND A 12 4-4-3-8-1-63 FS $530,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #C403 1,158 #C403 2/3.00
       253942 CND A 714 4-4-3-8-1-65 FS $535,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #C405 1,158 #C405 2/3.00
       265617 CND A 243 4-4-3-8-1-43 FS $550,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #C101 1,158 #C101 2/3.00
       270882 CND A 60 4-4-3-2-10-65 FS $590,000 Lae Nani #436 1,072 #436 2/2.00
        268622 CND A 142 4-4-3-2-10-16 FS $650,000 Lae Nani #223 1,096 #223 2/2.00
       244619 CND A 1086 4-4-3-8-1-182 FS $670,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #H205 1,158 #H205 2/3.00
       251072 CND A 836 4-4-3-8-1-183 FS $670,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #H206 1,158 #H206 2/3.00
        270411 CND A 73 4-4-3-2-10-52 FS $675,000 Lae Nani #415 1,096 #415 2/2.00
       204984 CND A 2575 4-4-3-8-1-3 FS $719,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #A103 1,312 #A103 2/3.00
       270240 CND A 80 4-4-3-8-1-13 FS $919,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #A206 1,158 #A206 2/3.00
       272421 CND A 11 4-4-3-8-1-176 FS $995,000 Waipouli Beach Resort #H106 1,158 #H106 2/3.00
This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

Today on Kauai

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Update on Kauai’s real estate market.

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Update on Kauai’s real estate market.

Link to Quote in the Honolulu Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2008/08/06/business/story03.html#full

Open Houses Don’t Sell Houses

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Over the last 20+ years I’ve held my share of “open houses,” although relatively few in the last several years…and those only at the seller’s request. It has always been my experience that “Open Houses” don’t sell houses. I’ve never sold the house or condo that I’ve held an “Open House” in. Today, I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune that supports my long held belief. I don’t normally read the Chicago Tribune, but I found the article while using a search engine researching certain “key-words.” I’ve included that article below as it might be good information for those of you that have certain expectations of your real estate agent.

Door is closing on open houses
LEW SICHELMAN
May 18, 2008

WASHINGTON—Home sellers shouldn’t be upset if their agents don’t want to hold weekend open houses. After all, they usually don’t work.

Some sellers view “opens” as a right. If their agents balk at sitting in the living room for four or five hours on a Sunday afternoon waiting for prospects, they feel cheated.

Others see it as a necessary evil. Though they’ll have to make the beds, clean the kitchen and get out, lock, stock and family pet, many sellers believe it is imperative that agents allow anyone and everyone to traipse through.

But according to the latest profile by the National Association of Realtors, only 7 percent of buyers visited open houses as a first step in their hunt. Most now start on the Internet.

That’s not to say opens don’t work. They do help turn up new clients for your agent in the form of potential sellers. They also produce potential buyers of other houses.

But as a selling tool? Not hardly, according to NAR.

Of course, that’s not always the case. In the last two years, Carrie Georgitsis of RE/MAX Signature in Chicago, has sold maybe eight homes to buyers who saw it at an open house.

The third house that Kris Coutant of Balfour Realty in Glens Falls, N.Y., sold was at an open. “I had never met the buyer previously,” she recalls. “She walked in, decided it was exactly what she wanted, and we wrote the contract right there.”

For the most part, though, agents, especially experienced ones, prefer not to hold opens unless their clients insist. And even then, they’re more likely to persuade the rookies in their offices to baby-sit the house.

Robert King of Charles Rutenberg Realtors in St. Petersburg, Fla., is one of the handful of realty pros who sees open houses as a good way to stand out, if only because they are so out of favor.

Of the hundreds of open houses Mitzi Romiti of Jobin Realty has held over the years, the Centreville, Va., agent says she’s never sold one that way. And Jim Cummings of Avalar Real Estate in Austin, Texas, recalls selling only one place to someone who came to the open house—a long, long time ago.

“My time is better spent developing and implementing [a] marketing [plan],” says Cummings, a 20-year real-estate veteran who hasn’t held an open the last dozen years or so.

Even in this slow market, opens just don’t seem to work very well.

When houses were selling fast, the routine was to list a home Thursday, hold it open Sunday and collect multiple offers by Tuesday. Buyers had to spend their weekends visiting open houses so they didn’t miss new listings. And they knew the house wouldn’t be around the next weekend.

Now, though, there is no sense of urgency, says Don Fabrizio-Garcia of Keller William CT Realty in Danbury, Conn. “There is no need for buyers to see a home on our timetable,” he says. “They can view homes with their agent on their own schedule.”

If an open house draws any visitors, they are far more likely to be tire-kickers as opposed to serious buyers. Mary Suseland of Cressy & Everett Real Estate in Three Rivers, Mich., says folks in her area have better things to do than visit houses.

When open houses do draw people, says Debra Cochran of 1st Choice Better Homes & Land in Fredericksburg, Va., it is more likely to be someone looking for decorating tips. And Sandra Newman of Keller Williams Golden Star Realty in Paw Paw, Mich., considers an open house a success if someone shows up.

“Even if they don’t care for it, they will tell someone else,” she says. “It is free advertising.”

Then there’s the feedback aspect. Lookers will tell your agent what they don’t like about the place. If you get similar reactions from other buyers, you’ll know what needs to be addressed.

Still, if you are going to insist that your agent hold an open house, you might be better served by persuading him to schedule it during the week so other agents can preview it. Then, if your house fits what one of their clients is looking for, the agent can bring that shopper back for a private showing.

Write to Lew Sichelman c/o Chicago Tribune, Real Estate, 435 N. Michigan Ave., 4th floor, Chicago IL 60611. Or e-mail him at realestate@tribune.com. Answers will be supplied only through the newspaper.
Copyright © 2008, Chicago Tribune


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Phil Fudge
Principal Broker, ABR, e-PRO
President – Kauai Board of Realtors 2008
Kauai Landmark Realty
landmark@hisemail.net
(808) 822-3100
(800) 480-0922
www.soldonkauai.com
www.kauailandmark.com
www.kauai-realestate.net
www.kauaihomesearcher.com

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Update on Kauai’s real estate market

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Update on Kauai’s real estate market.
Link to Quote in the Honolulu Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2008/04/08/business/story03.html

Inquiring minds want to know about the real estate market on Kauai.

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The first thing I do each morning is review the “Listings Update” on our MLS database to see what’s new on the market, price changes and what’s going into escrow. Over a period of time this gives me an indication as to where the real estate market is trending. Based on these MLS factors and other indicators, I expect our market to continue to trend downwards until prices point back to the 2004 levels. Hawaii is more sensitive to some factors such as price of oil and tourism, yet somewhat isolated from others because we are becoming more of a global market. Also, our foreclosure rates will probably be less than the mainland because we had fewer of those sub-prime mortgages loans. However, for every forecaster with a pessimistic outlook there are equal numbers with a positive spin.

In general, because our real estate investor market is driven by west coast buyers and sellers, so if you are living in California you may be able to gauge the trends here before they happen.

Coconut Coast Condos – Waipouli Beach Resort

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Waipouli Beach Resort

Indulge your senses at this sanctuary of relaxation on the scenic eastern shore of Kauai’s Coconut Coast. Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa is an all-new resort condominium designed with refinement and distinction with a fantasy pool of lava rock and cascading waterfalls, a pristine beachfront to gaze upon a glowing sunrise.

One-bedroom and two-bedroom accommodations are exquisitely accented with warm Indonesian woods and cool Peruvian tile. Each offers a superbly appointed kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf convection oven, and sleek granite counters.

The resort’s heated salt-water river pool meanders over two acres with flumed water slides and three sand-bottom whirlpool spas. Landscaped with walking paths invite casual strolls to the sandy shore. The Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa will pamper guests with nurturing body care and restorative massage.

The surrounding community of Kapaa offers small-town charm and expected conveniences, including Kauai Village and Coconut MarketPlace. Nearby Wailua Golf Course, the area’s popular public links, is a traditional favorite of visitors and residents. Experience the beauty of Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa amidst the splendor of the lovely Garden Isle.

Phil Fudge
Principal Broker
Kauai Landmark Realty
(800) 480-0922
(808) 822-3100
pfudge@hisemail.net
www.kauai-realestate.net

Coconut Coast Condos – Pono Kai

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Pono Kai on the Coconut Coast

Pono Kai Resort is located on the island of Kauai in the quaint town of Kapaa, with over 13 tropical acres, this Kauai oceanfront favorite is spacious and provides ample room for everyone. It has a great family atmosphere with many daily activities and complimentary equipment for all.

Perfect sunsets, unspoiled tropical beaches cascading mountains are some of the highlights that make Kauai unique. Surrounded by swaying palms, you will find your own Hawaiian Paradise at the Pono Kai Resort.

Facing a mile-long beach and readily accessible to numerous shopping and dining opportunities along East Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast, Pono Kai Resort offers a variety of recreational opportunities in addition to the beach.

Exceptionally well-maintained with thoughtful nuances and amenities like lighted tennis and shuffleboard courts, a lighted croquet lawn, and lighted barbecue areas, Pono Kai accommodates both active guests and those seeking rest and relaxation.

Pono Kai offers one, two and three bedroom condos for sale in an affordable price range.

For more information on sales possibilities contact:

Phil Fudge, R
Kauai Landmark Realty
(800) 480-0922
(808) 822-3100
pfudge@hisemail.net

www.KauaiLandmark.com
www.SoldOnKauai.com
www.Kauai-RealEstate.net

Buyers and travelers are becoming more amenity crazy than ever

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Buyers and travelers are becoming more amenity crazy than ever.

Here is a quick list of amenities buyers and travelers are currently cuckoo over:

WiFi Access- Vacation property owners should invest in an inexpensive wireless router that will provide guests with wireless Internet access. This is #1 on modern traveler’s list of must haves.

If you are trying to attract visitors to a neighborhood, make a list of local restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and bookstores that have free WiFi.

Plenty of Power! – Let’s face it, we’re a country of gadget crazed Americans. If you are serious about making an upgrade that is sure to please buyers, I recommend that you spend a few hundred dollars to have an electrician come in and add additional electrical outlets in key areas of the house.
Same goes for vacation rental owers. Make sure your visitors have enough juice to plug in their cell phone, laptop, Blackberry, portable DVD player, hot rollers, and MP3 player.

Shopping! – Don’t forget nearby shopping, grocery stores, and unique boutiques. If your property is a condo or a resort and has onsite shopping, mention it!

Health Services- With Baby Boomers making up a large segment of travelers and buyers in Hawaii, health services are of interest. Be sure to mention hospitals, gyms, and other fitness related amenities on the property or close by.

Parks, Gardens, Beaches- Not every property is oceanfront or has an ocean view, but don’t discount the value of quality parks and gardens as a major selling factor.

Aloha for now,

Phil Fudge
Principal Broker, ABR, e-PRO
Kauai Landmark Realty
landmark@hisemail.net
(808) 822-3100
(800) 480-0922
www.kauai-realestate.net
www.kauailandmark.com
www.soldonkauai.com

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Marketing and the MLS

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If your property is listed on the MLS you are already getting the best exposure available.
Even if another agent says they will market the unit to a broader audience, it won’t sell any faster. Price is the main motivating factor. If listed on the MLS every agent is aware of the property as well as all other properties that are listed. A property will sell if priced appropriately for the market. All agents representing buyers have a fiduciary responsibility to make them aware of all properties available within their range.

No one buys in a vacuume. All buyers want to know all propeties that are available within their range and the only source with this complete information is the MLS.