Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Dec 14th to Dec 20th

Aloha from Princeville Kauai!

Although I’ve been thinking about a Princeville Kauai Christmas all year, it’s still hard to believe it’s next week — so let me start by wishing you a Meke Kalikimaka to you and yours! How is it that something so obvious and reoccurring still manages to “sneak up” on so many of us each year?

Although the update looks like it was “busy,” in truth, most all the new condo listings are due agents changing brokerages (they have to pull their listings and relist with the new company) and as far as houses goes, not one of them is really new. You’ll see what I mean when you get to that portion of the update.

Here we are at day 21 with 48 sales, aiming to surpass the 85 from Dec of 13. Don’t think it’s going to happen but we’ll see. Now on to your Princeville condo update:

NEW LISTINGS

279771 CND A 2 4-5-3-6-22-24 FS $1,495,000 Kaiulani #24 2,873 #24 3/3.01
279772 CND A 2 4-5-3-6-22-19 FS $2,250,000 Kaiulani #19 2,873 #19 3/3.01
279274 CND A 1 4-5-4-5-27-14 FS $252,000 Hale Honu #7B 866 #7B 2/1.00
279687 CND A 1 4-5-4-5-3-22 FS $469,000 Paniolo #208 1,058 #208 1/2.00
279773 CND A 1 4-5-4-12-3-4 FS $629,000 Hanalei Bay Villas #4 1,248 #4 2/2.01
272073 CND A 2 4-5-4-5-39-138 FS $649,000 Cliffs #5308 1,186 #5308 2/2.00
279774 CND A 2 4-5-4-5-16-43 FS $749,000 Alii Kai #5203 1,085 #5203 2/2.00
272183 CND A 2 4-5-4-5-39-161 FS $758,000 Cliffs #7203 1,864 #7203 4/4.00
279776 CND A 2 4-5-4-12-11-6 FS $1,195,000 Puu Poa #106 2,079 #106 2/2.00
279706 CND A 5 4-5-4-12-11-14 FS $1,265,000 Puu Poa #114 2,079 #114 2/2.00

BACK ON THE MARKET

275370 CND A 158 4-5-4-6-1-50 FS $759,000 Villas Of Kamalii #50 1,825 #50 3/3.00

CONTINGENT SALES

275921 CND C 138 4-5-3-11-1-6 FS $669,900 Villas On The Prince #6 1,737 #6 3/3.00
269882 CND C 344 4-5-4-5-7-11 FS $364,100 Sealodge #B3 570 #B3 1/1.00
277291 CND C 88 4-5-4-5-23-3 FS $620,000 Plantation #121 1,318 3/3.00

SALES

274086 CND S 159 4-5-3-6-22-8 FS $1,475,000 Kaiulani #8 2,864 #8 3/3.01
SOLD 12/18/2014 for $1,350,000 (CNV) DOM 159

276647 CND S 59 4-5-4-15-21-61 FS $395,000 Sandpiper #224 1,173 #224 2/2.01
SOLD 12/19/2014 for $350,000 (CNV) DOM 59

263776 CND S 464 4-5-4-12-10-6 FS $479,000 Emmalani Court #214 1,192 #214 2/2.00
SOLD 12/20/2014 for $479,000 (CNV) DOM 464

278369 CND S 9 4-5-4-12-11-49 FS $1,295,000 Puu Poa #407 1,784 #407 2/2.00
SOLD 12/15/2014 for $1,125,000 (CASH) DOM 9

EXPIRED

WITHDRAWN

268952 CND W 364 4-5-3-6-22-24 FS $1,495,000 Kaiulani #24 2,873 #24 3/3.01
272894 CND W 235 4-5-3-6-22-19 FS $2,250,000 Kaiulani #19 2,873 #19 3/3.01
273117 CND W 229 4-5-4-12-3-4 FS $629,000 Hanalei Bay Villas #4 1,248 #4 2/2.01
272348 CND W 252 4-5-4-5-16-43 FS $749,000 Alii Kai #5203 1,085 #5203 2/2.00
268117 CND W 362 4-5-4-12-11-6 FS $1,130,000 Puu Poa #106 2,079 #106 2/2.00

PRICE CHANGES

278341 CND A 53 4-5-4-5-23-38 FS $522,500- Plantation #1012 1,153 #1012 2/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Five condos were withdrawn and relisted when the agent changed brokerages; Ka’iulani 24 for $1.495M and 19 listed for $2.250M, Hanalei Bay Villas 4 for $629K, Ali’i Kai 5203 priced at $749K and Pu’u Po’a 106 with a list price of $1.195M down from $1.130M. You’ll also see these units under the withdrawn section of this update.

Other units that show as new listings due to the agent changing brokerage affiliation are Cliffs 5308 priced at $749K and Cliffs 7203 priced at $758K.

New listings this week include one owner Hale Honu 7B is, which was purchased for $58,500 in 2/87, and is now priced at $252K. Paniolo 208 is newly listed since being purchased in 3/14 for $223,300 and being remodeled. It is priced at $469K. Pu’u Po’a 114 last sold as a short sale for $870K in 9/12 and is newly listed for $1.265M.

Back on the Market:

Villas of Kamali’i 50 was very briefly in escrow but is now back on the market priced at $759K. The previous sale was for $620K in 4/04.

Contingent:

Villas on the Prince 6 found a buyer after 133 days priced at $669,900. The seller purchased this townhome for $725K in 3/05. Sealodge B3 went into escrow while listed for $364,100 after selling for $215K in 11/11. Plantation 121 was priced at $620K when it went into escrow this week. It sold for $505K in 11/10.

Sales:

Ka’iulani 8 sold for $1.350M while listed for $1.475M. The seller purchased this unit in 5/13 for $1.225M.

Sandpiper 224 was listed for $395K and sold for $350K. The condo sold previously for $125K in 8/00.

Short sale Emmalani Court 214 sold for the adjusted list price of $479K. The unit had been purchased for $763K in 6/07.

Pu’u Po’a 407 closed at $1.125M cash while priced at $1.295M. The prior sale was for $285K in 12/95.

Withdrawn:

As noted under new listings, Kaiulani 24 and 19, Hanalei Bay Villas 4, Ali’I Kai 5203 and Pu’u Po’a 106 all showed as withdrawn due to the agent changing brokerages.

Price Changes:

Plantation 1012 is now $522,500 down from $525K. The prior sale was for $420K in 10/12.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family home update where you’ll see lots of familiar properties:

NEW LISTINGS

279766 RES A 2 4-5-4-16-87 FS $849,000 4120 Nalani Ln 11,740 sqft 1,725 3/2.00
279777 RES A 2 4-5-4-17-18 FS $849,000 4944 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 2,100 3/2.01
279781 RES A 2 4-5-4-18-20 FS $999,000 4173 Kalani Pl 10,630 sqft 3,464 3/3.01
279761 RES A 2 4-5-4-17-21 FS $1,150,000 4914 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 3,238 4/3.01
279760 RES A 3 4-5-4-16-67 FS $1,345,000 4421 Emmalani Dr 11,463 sqft 2,126 2/2.01
279646 RES A 5 4-5-4-16-84 FS $1,395,000 4100 Nalani Ln 10,542 sqft 2,643 3/2.02
279628 RES A 3 4-5-4-9-35 FS $2,495,000 4231 Kekuanaoa Ln 13,014 sqft 3,177 3/3.00

CONTINGENT SALES

274595 RES C 186 4-5-4-6-14 FS $795,000 4140 Lei O Papa Rd 18,861 sqft 1,634 2/3.00

SALES

277005 RES S 10 4-5-4-7-22 FS $875,000 3886 Punahele Rd 11,745 sqft 2,064 3/3.00
SOLD 12/15/2014 for $875,000 (CASH, PMM) DOM 10

WITHDRAWN

278671 RES W 35 4-5-4-16-87 FS $849,000 4120 Nalani Ln 11,740 sqft 1,725 3/2.00
276857 RES W 96 4-5-4-17-18 FS $849,000 4944 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 2,100 3/2.01
276862 RES W 70 4-5-4-17-21 FS $1,150,000 4914 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 3,238 4/3.01
275998 RES W 83 4-5-4-16-67 FS $1,345,000 4421 Emmalani Dr 11,463 sqft 2,126 2/2.01

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Four homes show as newly listed due to the agent changing brokerages: 4120 Nalani for $849K, 4944 Emmalani for $849K, 4914 Emmalani for $1.150M and 4421 Emmalani for $1.345M. You’ll also see these homes under the withdrawn section of this update.

4173 Kalani Place is priced at $999K just as it was when listed previously from 12/13 to 12/10/14. It sold for $800K in 10/10.

4100 Nalani returns to the market priced at $1.395M since selling for $1.1M this past August.

4231 Kekuanaoa just sold at auction for $1.617M on 12/10 and returned to the MLS listed for $2.495M.

Contingent:

4140 Lei O Papa is now in escrow priced at $795K, after selling for $500K in 5/13. It has been extensively remodeled.

Sales:

3886 Punahele sold for the list price of $875K after being on the market for only 10 days. The seller purchased this home for $925M in 11/06.

Withdrawn:

As noted under new listings, 4120 Nalani, 4944 Emmalani, 4914 and 4421 Emmalani were listed then withdrawn and relisted under a new brokerage when the agent changed brokerage affiliation

With so many visitors on Kauai this time of year, I want to remind everyone to use extreme caution in the water. On Dec 14th, a visitor was was rescued from waters near Queen’s Bath on Kauai’s North Shore and escaped without any life threatening injuries. This past Friday, a swimmer in distress was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter after being swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Beach.

On Dec 9th another less fortunate swimmer, a visitor, drowned at Anini Beach on the North Shore. The victim was walking in shallow water near the channel about 3 p.m. when he was swept out by a rip current.

I say these things not to alarm you but to ask you to be aware of your surroundings and Please – have a very Merry and SAFE holiday season. After you’ve decided you simply can’t leave without having your own piece of paradise, email or text me to make your dream come true.

With much Aloha, Elaine

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CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRS
Broker in Charge – Princeville Resort Office
Top Producer 100% Club

RE/MAX Kauai
POB 223609
Princeville, HI 96722

Cell: 808 639 2935
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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Dec 7th to Dec 13th

Aloha,

The number to beat this month for real estate sales in Kauai is 85 and we are now up to 23 sales, an increase of 11 from last week. As you’ll see below from the Princeville Kauai update, there was quite a bit of condo activity with four units going into escrow and one sales. Homes were a bit slower but still managed to post one sale and one new listing. Take a look for yourself:

NEW LISTINGS

279246 CND A 5 4-5-3-6-22-42 FS $1,550,000 Kaiulani #42 2,443 #42 3/3.01
279495 CND A 342 4-5-4-5-16-17 FS $649,000 Alii Kai #3101 1,086 #3101 2/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

279304 CND C 13 4-5-4-15-21-34 FS $309,900 Sandpiper #134 1,042 #134 2/2.00
277794 CND C 608 4-5-4-5-18-31 FS $330,000 Puamana #8D 1,298 #8D 2/2.00
277247 CND C 51 4-5-4-5-18-37 FS $399,990 Puamana #10C 1,298 #10C 2/2.00
277627 CND C 69 4-5-4-6-1-44 FS $735,000 Villas Of Kamalii #44 1,825 #44 3/3.00

SALES

274784 CND S 91 4-5-4-5-16-10 FS $419,000 Alii Kai #2102 1,086 #2102 2/2.00
SOLD 12/5/2014 for $385,000 (CASH, CNV) DOM 91

TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWN

275139 CND T 154 4-5-3-6-22-74 FS $779,000 Kaiulani #74 1,892 #74 2/2.01
275199 CND T 158 4-5-4-5-23-40 FS $575,000 Plantation #1022 1,318 #1022 3/3.00

PRICE CHANGES

275487 CND A 142 4-5-3-6-22-72 FS $859,900- Kaiulani #72 1,892 #72 2/2.01
277133 CND A 89 4-5-3-6-22-75 FS $875,000- Kaiulani #75 1,892 #75 2/2.01
268158 CND A 401 4-5-4-5-18-4 FS $399,999- Puamana #1D 1,298 #1D 2/2.00
274793 CND A 145 4-5-4-12-9-1 FS $539,000- Pali Ke Kua #5 993 #5 2/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Ka’iulani 42, which last sold for $1,699,270, is now on the market priced at $1.550M. Ali’i Kai 3101 returns to the market priced at $649K. This ocean view ground floor unit was previously listed from 12/13 priced at $725K to 12/14, during which time it had reduced to $649K. It last sold for $325K in 10/01.

Contingent:

Sandpiper 134 wasted no time going into escrow, taking only 12 days to find a buyer while priced for $309,900 after selling for $485K in 7/05. Puamana is flying off the shelves this week. Unit 8D, priced at $330K, found a buyer as did unit 10C priced at $399,990. 8D was purchased for $80K in 8/87 as a leasehold, converting to fee simple in 10/11 for $35,700. 10C last sold for $163K in 10/00.

Villas of Kamali’i 44 is now in escrow with a list price of $735K. This unit sold for $600K in 7/09 as a bank owned property.

Sales:

Ali’i Kai 2101 closed for $385K while listed for $419K. The seller purchased this condo for $599K in 8/05.

Temporarily Withdrawn:

Ka’iulani 74 was priced at $799K when it was withdrawn this week. This townhome sold for $898,250 in 4/07. Plantation 1022, which just sold in 6/14 for $589K, was temporarily withdrawn after 158 market days priced at $575K.

Price Changes:

Ka’iulani 72 reduced to $859,900 from $879,900. The unit was purchased for $857,270 in 4/07. Ka’iulani 75 also reduced from $895K to $875K. The prior sale was for $899,440 in 4/07.

Puamana 1D is newly priced at $399,999, down from $415K. This seller bought this unit for $345K in 8/03. Pali Ke Kua 5 reduced by $10K, going from $549K to $539K. This unit was purchased for $500K in 10/04.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family home update for the past week:

NEW LISTINGS

279464 RES A 5 4-5-4-17-35 FS $749,900 4870 Victoria Lp 10,008 sqft 1,637 3/2.01
279512 RES T 1 4-5-4-13-30 FS $3,500,000 3559 Kaweonui Rd 11,372 sqft 1,946 4/2.01

SALES

277349 RES S 36 4-5-4-9-35 FS $1,617,000 4231 Kekuanaoa Ln 13,014 sqft 3,177 3/3.00
SOLD 12/10/2014 for $1,617,000 (CASH) DOM 36

EXPIRED

269086 RES X 359 4-5-4-18-20 FS $999,000 4173 Kalani Pl 10,630 sqft 3,464 3/3.01

TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWN

279512 RES T 1 4-5-4-13-30 FS $3,500,000 3559 Kaweonui Rd 11,372 sqft 1,946 4/2.01

PRICE CHANGES

275643 RES A 138 4-5-4-24-14 FS $729,000- 4260 Waileia Pl 9,529 sqft 1,632 3/2.00
275393 RES A 151 4-5-4-8-46 FS $1,395,000- 5055 Kapiolani Lp 12,526 sqft 3,072 5/3.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

4870 Victoria Loop is new to the market priced at $749,900 after selling for $835K in 7/07. Ocean view 3559 Kaweonui returned to the market with a new kitchen and other upgrades priced at $3.5M after selling for $1.910M in 10/13. It was only on the market for a day and was then temporarily withdrawn where you will also see it listed

Sales:

The auction for the home at 4231 Kekuanaoa closed at $1.617M. The prior sale was for $658K in 2/90.

Expired:

4173 Kalani Place, with a list price of $99K and a prior purchase priced of $800K in 10/10, expired after a year on the market

Temporarily Withdrawn:

As noted earlier, 3559 Kaweonui was only on the market for a day before being withdrawn.

Price Changes:

4260 Waileia Place reduced from $749K to $729K. This home sold previously for $665K in 3/07. 5055 Kapiolani Loop reduced from $1.495M to $1.395M. The original purchase was in 9/88 for $295K. The home was built in 72.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced new 3% down loans which has excited many potential buyers. Before you rush to the market, please consult with a lender to see if you qualify. These programs are not for investor clients but rather for the purchase of a primary residence for first time home buyers or those who have not owned a primary residence for 3 years. (or those looking to refinance.)

Borrowers must still meet standard eligibility requirements, including underwriting, income documentation, etc. Also, the property in question may have to qualify so it is helpful if you know what your intended purchase is when you speak to a lender. Any good lender can give you the program eligibility requirements to see if you qualify. Remember to ask the lender about the property of interest to see if there are any guidelines. If you need the names of some good lenders, I can help you with that.

If you have questions about Princeville Kauai real estate or any real estate on Kauai, please do not hesitate to text or email. That’s why I’m here, so you get the facts before buying or selling.

Aloha Elaine

We took a quick trip to Honolulu to see the Christmas lights then went over to the Hilton Hawaiian Village where they have fireworks every Friday at 7:45PM. Always a great place to enjoy.

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CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRS
Broker in Charge – Princeville Resort Office
Top Producer 100% Club

RE/MAX Kauai
POB 223609
Princeville, HI 96722

Cell: 808 639 2935
soldonkauai@gmail.com

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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Nov 30th to Dec 6th

Aloha,

We finished the month of Nov with 56 sales on Kauai down from 79 sales in Nov 13. The target number for Dec is 85, and we already have 12 sales on the books. Here’s your activity for this past week:

NEW LISTINGS

279304 CND A 5 4-5-4-15-21-34 FS $309,900 Sandpiper #134 1,042 #134 2/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

276000 CND C 102 4-5-4-15-21-23 FS $349,000 Sandpiper #123 1,042 #123 2/2.00

EXPIRED

265174 CND X 336 4-5-4-5-16-17 FS $649,000 Alii Kai #3101 1,086 #3101 2/2.00

PRICE CHANGES

277321 CND A 74 4-5-4-5-18-78 FS $439,800- Puamana #21D 1,298 #21D 2/2.00
273350 CND A 211 4-5-4-5-39-137 FS $629,000- Cliffs #5307 1,137 #5307 2/2.00
271897 CND A 256 4-5-4-12-9-30 FS $719,000- Pali Ke Kua #242 1,135 #242 2/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Sandpiper 134 returns to the market as a short sale priced at $309,900. The last sale was for $485K in 7/05. Since then it has been listed from 1/07 to 7/07, starting at $575K and reducing to $550K, 11/07 to 11/08 for $535K, again from 7/09 to 2/11 starting at $275K and reducing to $209K during the life of the listing and finally from 9/12 to 6/13 for $265,800, also as a short sale.

Contingent:

After being withdrawn on 11/18, Sandpiper 123 returned to the market priced at $349K, and immediately found a buyer. The prior sale price was for $251K in 3/11.

Expired:

After 336 market days, Ali’i Kai 3101 has expired while priced at $649K. This condo sold previously for $325K in 10/01.

Price Changes:

Puamana 21D is now listed for $439,800, down from the previous price of $458K. The seller purchased this townhome in 12/09 for $300K. Cliffs 5307 is priced at $629K, down from $634K. This ocean view condo sold for $470K in 7/04. Pali Ke Kua 242, which was purchased for $555K in 6/04, reduced from $749K to $719K.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family home update:

NEW LISTINGS

279382 RES A 3 4-5-4-18-41 FS $1,250,000 4179 Kamalani Ln 10,690 sqft 4,351 5/4.00
279027 RES A 5 4-5-4-21-14 FS $1,250,000 4882 Akai Pl 12,484 sqft 2,466 4/3.00
279398 RES A 1 4-5-4-16-69 FS $1,325,000 4391 Emmalani Dr 10,750 sqft 2,854 3/2.01

BACK ON THE MARKET

269157 RES A 318 4-5-3-12-4 FS $1,836,000 4035 Aloalii Dr 9,415 sqft 3,232 3/3.00

CONTINGENT SALES

274184 RES C 185 4-5-4-13-80 FS $999,000 3670 Albert Rd 12,314 sqft 3,060 3/2.01
272166 RES C 250 4-5-4-16-14 FS $1,169,000 4047 Kaahumanu Pl 13,215 sqft 2,581 3/3.00

SALES

268933 RES S 304 4-5-4-10-10 FS $699,000 4115 Kekuanaoa Ln 9,969 sqft 1,228 3/2.00
SOLD 12/1/2014 for $630,000 (CASH, CNV) DOM 304

276525 RES S 60 4-5-4-9-34 FS $3,250,000 4225 Kekuanaoa Ln 15,125 sqft 3,276 3/3.00
SOLD 12/1/2014 for $3,000,000 (CASH) DOM 60

WITHDRAWN

268192 RES W 270 4-5-4-10-43 FS $1,199,000 5340 Honoiki Rd 10,181 sqft 2,257 4/3.00

PRICE CHANGES

269157 RES A 318 4-5-3-12-4 FS $1,836,000- 4035 Aloalii Dr 9,415 sqft 3,232 3/3.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

The golf course home at 4179 Kamalani Lane returns to the market priced at $1.250M. Purchased in 6/90 for $348,500, this home was most recently listed from 5/13 to 5/14 for $1.295M. 4882 Akai Place is newly listed for $1.250M since selling for $875K in 10/08. Golf course home, 4391 Emmalani is new on the market priced at $1.325M. The last (and only) sale was for land in 6/88 for $95K. The home was built in 99.

Back on the Market:

4035 Aloalii expired while listed for $1.936M. The home sold previously for $1.8M in 7/10. It then came back on the market with a new lower price of $1.836M. You’ll also see this home under the price change portion of the update.

Contingent:

Short sale 3670 Albert went quickly back into escrow while priced at $999K. The prior sale was for $1.125M in 1/07. 4047 Kaahumanu Place found a buyer after 248 days while listed for $1.169K. This home sold for $1,295,500 in 12/05.

Sales:

4115 Kekuanaoa was listed at $699K and sold for $630K after 304 market days. The sellers purchased this home in 6/08 for $600,250.

There was no time wasted in the sale of 4225 Kekuanaoa which sold for $3M cash while listed for $3.250M. This Hanalei Bay/mountain view home with an infinity pool truly has it all. The prior sale was for $870K in 10/00 for the land.

Withdrawn:

After 270 days, the property at 5340 Honoiki priced at $1.199M has been withdrawn. This plantation style home was purchased for $500K in 5/01.

Price Changes:

As noted above, 4035 Aloalii made a substantial reduction from $1.936M to $1.836M.

If you get the chance to visit Waikiki, make it a point to stop by Kuhio Beach Park, where you will see the multi leid statue of Duke Kahanamoku.

I’ve always known of his involvement with surfing, but a visit to his website, www.dukekahanamoku.com provided a list of his Olympic involvement, his title of “Ambassador of Aloha” and the many awards and honors he received. Very impressive.

The following are just a few of his accomplishments listed on his website:

1890 August 24, born in Honolulu. First of nine children of Duke Halapu and Julia Paoa Kahanamoku.

1911 Broke 3 freestyle world records in Hawaii’s first ever AAU swim meet, and Duke’s first races, in Honolulu Harbor.

1912 Stockholm Olympics –swimming for the USA, he won Hawaii’s first Olympic gold medal for 100-meter freestyle, and a silver medal for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

1913-1929 Helped popularize swimming and surfing in California.

1925 Heroic surfboard rescue of 8 drowning fishermen at Corona del Mar, California.

1932 At Los Angeles Olympics won bronze medal as an alternate on the US water polo team, his last Olympics. His Olympic career spanned 20 years, a record at the time.

1934-1960 Elected Sheriff of City and County of Honolulu; re-elected 12 times.

1960 When Hawaii became a State, the Sheriff position was abolished. He was appointed Ambassador of Aloha.

1964 Official representative at Tokyo Olympics.

1965 First person inducted into both the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Surfing Hall of Fame.

1968 January 22, died in Honolulu; a traditional beachboy funeral returned him to the ocean.

1984 Inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

1990 Statue dedicated at Waikiki on Centennial of his birth.

1994 First name inscribed in the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame.

2001 Duke’s Oceanfest, an annual multi-day and multi-sport festival inaugurated at Waikiki to honor his legacy and honor his birth

What an amazing life!

Hawaii is all about surfing – and if you are looking for your personal surf shack for Christmas, time is running short. Email me or text me if you have questions before buying or selling.

Aloha Elaine

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Duke Kahanamoku

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Kauai November 2014 Market Statistics

Aloha,

Nov 14 sales were less than stellar, down 29% from Nov 13 which posted 79 sales. This Nov only had 56 sales. The biggest drop was in land sales wnich went from 20 last Nov to only 6 this Nov. Condos also fared poorly with only 15 sales compared to 27 last Nov. Homes saw improvement, with 35 sales compared to 30 last Nov.

In the last 6 years, only Nov 09 had a lower number of sales, coming in with 48. In Nov 10 there were 68 sales, Noc 11 had 80 and Nov 12 posted 78 sales.

Year to date sales lost a bit of ground with 919 sales, and at this point we are only 5 sales ahead of year to date Nov 13 which had 914 sales. At midyear in Jun 14 there were 542 sales year to date compared to 493 sales for year to date Jun 13. As you can see, that gain has been all but lost over the last few months.

Sales volume, which has also fallen, is off by 20% with $35M in sales compared to last Nov which posted $44M. This is the lowest sales volume in the last 6 years – Nov 09 posted $48M in sales, Nov 10 had $46M in sales, while Nov 11 had a record month with $74M in sales, and finally, Nov 12 posted $48M in sales. However, year to date we are still 15% ahead with $584M in sales compared to $509M year to date for Nov 13. The low year to date within the last 6 years was Nov 09 with only $287M in sales.

Median sales price is lower for single family residences at $499K this Nov, compared to $589,500 for Nov 13. Land median went up from $327,500 in Nov 13 to $601,500 for Nov 14. Condos also saw an increase, going from a median of $290K last Nov to $400K Nov 14.

If you want to see the full statistical report as compiled by the MLS, please click here where I post it each month.

Aloha Elaine

If you live on the North Shore, you undoubtedly know where this field is. Each evening the pigs come out and graze with the horses. It almost looks like something out of a fairy tale, especially since the pigs come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. I finally stopped one day and got a quick picture.

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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Nov 23rd to Nov 29th

Aloha,

I hope all of you here in Princeville, Kauai and beyond, had a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. If you’re still in recovery mode, that’s understandable, given the copious amount of good food to be had on that special Thursday. Can you honestly believe we’re less than a month away from Christmas?

Last week had a decent performance, especially given that it was a holiday week, with new escrows and sales in both condos and homes. Despite this, the number of sales are W-A-Y off those of last November by 32%, down to 54 from 79. There could be a few late postings coming in the beginning of next week but certainly not enough to come anywhere near to meeting last November’s number. Here is your weekly update:

NEW LISTINGS

279193 CND A 4 4-5-4-5-4-1 FS $399,000 auna Kai #1A 1,503 #1A 2/2.00
279146 CND C 6 4-5-4-12-8-3 FS $478,000 Pali Ke Kua #3 993 #3 1/1.01

CONTINGENT SALES

279146 CND C 6 4-5-4-12-8-3 FS $478,000 Pali Ke Kua #3 993 #3 1/1.01
259592 CND C 716 4-5-4-5-23-27 FS $629,000 Plantation #721 1,318 #721 3/3.00

SALES

267702 CND S 286 4-5-4-5-30-13 FS $450,000 Mauna Kai #F23 1,478 #F23 3/2.00
SOLD 11/23/2014 for $400,000 (CNV) DOM 286

275767 CND S 94 4-5-4-5-23-63 FS $559,000 Plantation #1621 1,318 #1621 3/3.00
SOLD 11/28/2014 for $536,000 (CASH) DOM 94

PRICE CHANGES

276721 CND A 88 4-5-4-5-4-8 FS $399,990- Mauna Kai #8A 1,503 #8A 2/2.00
218823 CND A 2165 4-5-4-12-5-8 LH $450,000- Pali Ke Kua #108A 717 #108 1/1.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Mauna Kai 1A is new on the market with a price of $399K after selling for $539K in 3/05. It was listed once before, from 1/06 to 12/06, starting at $675K and reducing to $650K when it expired. Pali Ke Kua 3 came on the market showing as in escrow with a list price of $478K and a prior purchase price of $300K in 10/12. You will also see it under the contingent part of the update.

Contingent:

As noted above, Pali Ke Kua 3 came on the market showing as in escrow. After 715 market days, Plantation 721, priced at $629K, went into escrow! The seller purchased this condo for $435K in 9/05.

Sales:

Mauna Kai F23 sold for $400K while listed for $450K. The seller purchased this unit on 12/06 for $570K. Plantation 1621 was listed for $559K and sold for $536K cash. The prior sale was for $499K in 5/06.

Price Changes:

Mauna Kai 8A reduced to $399,990 from $449K. This condo was purchased for $525K in 9/04. Pali Ke Kua 108 is now $450K down from $532,500. This leasehold ocean view unit sold for $469K in 3/02.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family home update:

CONTINGENT SALES

268499 RES C 376 4-5-4-10-17 FS $870,000 5275 Honoiki Rd 10,264 sqft 1,874 3/2.01

SALES

274612 RES S 25 4-5-4-15-9 FS $599,000 3821 Haulani Pl 11,253 sqft 1,493 2/2.00
SOLD 11/26/2014 for $600,000 (CNV) DOM 25

268963 RES S 287 4-5-4-14-25 FS $1,195,000 3933 Kamehameha Rd 20,414 sqft 2,720 4/3.00
SOLD 11/24/2014 for $1,050,000 (CNV) DOM 287

278196 RES S 0 4-5-4-10-29 FS $1,525,000 5238 Honoiki Rd 10,182 sqft 3,454 4/4.00
SOLD 11/24/2014 for $1,460,000 (CNV) DOM 0

PRICE CHANGES

270286 RES A 303 4-5-4-14-28 FS $969,000- 3907 Kamehameha Rd 17,070 sqft 2,863 3/2.00
276659 RES A 85 4-5-4-17-14 FS $1,395,000- 4825 Emmalani Dr 12,290 sqft 2,942 4/3.01

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

Contingent:

5275 Honoiki is back in escrow priced at $870K. The previous sale was for $385K in 7/98 as land.

Sales:

Short sale 3821 Haulani Place sold for slightly over asking at $600K while listed for $599K. This short sale was purchased for $800K in 5/06. 3933 Kamehameha was priced at $1.195M and sold for $1.050M. The prior sale was for $1.195M in 10/05. 5238 Honoiki changed hands quickly. It was purchased for $1.350M in 11/13 and closed this week for $1.460M while listed for $1.525M.

Price Changes:

4825 Emmalani is now $1.395M down from $1.420M. This last sale was for land in 5/03 for $318K. 3907 Kamehameha, which sold previously for $380K in 10/98, reduced from $995K to $969K.

With the recent announcement of the 10 year plan for the “Exclusive Princeville Resort,” I couldn’t help but notice the new palms going in along Kuhio Highway just prior to the Princeville entrance; palms that will eventually effectively block views from the road across the field to the ocean.

Although I understand homes will ultimately be built here, homes that will undoubtedly want privacy, it is disheartening to see that the privacy starts at the road.

This same sort of thing happened on Kapaka Road, where there used to be (and still is – in some spots) awesome views across fields, out over Hanalei Valley all the way to Bali Hai. It always added so much to a drive or a walk to savor these views. Now, unless you are on horseback – what you see along some portions of the road, is a very nicely built lava rock wall.

Now – I understand people are free to do what they want with their property – so you don’t need to text me or comment on that aspect of it – but I’m just sayin’ – it would be so much nicer if property owners could achieve a level of privacy in such a way so that views can still be enjoyed by everyone. Just my two cents worth on this cool, windy day.

Planning to stuff someone’s Christmas stocking with a house or condo this Christmas? You know who to call to get the job done – fast! You’re running out of time so whether you’re naughty or nice, call me for the facts before buying or selling.

Aloha Elaine

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This beautiful lava rock wall unfortunately blocks the Hanalei Valley / Bali Hai views.

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New palms going in along Kuhio Highway just outside of the Princeville entrance.

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Elaine Schaefer (B) REALTOR
CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRS
Broker in Charge – Princeville Resort Office
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RE/MAX Kauai
POB 223609
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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Nov 16th to Nov 22nd

Aloha,

It was a fairly slow week here in Princeville Kauai, especially for houses. Condos fared slightly better with two going into escrow. Here is what happened this past week:

NEW LISTINGS

279062 CND A 3 4-5-4-5-17-12 FS $389,900 Alii Kai #9D 1,020 #9D 2/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

278492 CND C 19 4-5-3-6-22-49 FS $1,150,000 Kaiulani #49 2,479 #49 3/3.00
278612 CND C 17 4-5-4-5-18-5 FS $385,000 Puamana #2A 1,312 #2A 2/2.00

WITHDRAWN

266446 CND W 440 4-5-3-6-22-4 FS $1,479,000 Kaiulani #4 2,843 #4 3/3.01
275173 CND W 133 4-5-3-6-22-7 FS $1,549,000 Kaiulani #7 2,864 #7 3/3.01
266442 CND W 440 4-5-3-6-22-11 FS $1,549,000 Kaiulani #11 2,864 #11 3/3.01
276000 CND W 99 4-5-4-15-21-23 FS $349,000 Sandpiper #123 1,042 #123 2/2.00

PRICE CHANGES

275792 CND A 117 4-5-4-5-16-7 FS $460,000- Alii Kai #1203 1,085 #1203 2/2.00
277061 CND A 64 4-5-4-5-16-13 FS $499,900- Alii Kai #2201 1,086 #2201 2/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Ali’i Kai 9D, listed at $389,900, was purchased for $107K in 10/98. It was previously listed from 9/12 to 2/13 for $319K.

Contingent:

Ka’iulani 49 went into escrow while priced at $1.150M. This townhome last sold for $1.050M in 9/13.

Puamana 2A wasted no time finding a buyer while priced at $385K. It only took 11 days. The prior sale was for $450K in 1/05.

Withdrawn:

Three developer Ka’iulani units were withdrawn: unit 4 listed for $1.479M and units 7 and 11, both which were priced at $1.549M. Sandpiper 123, currently priced at $349K, with a previous sale price of $251K in 3/11, was withdrawn from the market after 99 days on the MLS.

Price Changes:

Ali’i Kai 1203 reduced from $470K to $460K. It was purchased for $136K in 10/80. Ali’i Kai 2201 is now $499,900, down from $520K. The prior sale was for $420K in 5/09.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family residence update, which was sparse, to say the least:

NEW LISTINGS

279082 RES A 2 4-5-4-19-10 FS $1,490,000 5136 Napookala Cir 15,023 sqft 2,440 3/3.00

BACK ON THE MARKET

274184 RES A 171 4-5-4-13-80 FS $999,000 3670 Albert Rd 12,314 sqft 3,060 3/2.01

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

5136 Napookala, a home under construction, returns to the market priced at $1.490M. The land was purchased for $430K in 4/14. This property was listed from 7/14 to 10/14 for $1.599M.

Back on the Market:

3670 Albert, priced at $999K, didn’t stay in escrow, falling out this week after going into contract on 11/12. This short sale last sold for $1.125M in 1/07.

I get over to Oahu now and again but don’t always make the trek to Waikiki. This week I decided to head that way and realized I’d forgotten how much fun it is to people watch here. You see everything here – from suits to swimsuits – visitors, locals, employees, hawkers, the homeless and less fortunate, young and old, plain and fancy, no matter what you want to see, you’re bound to see it in Waikiki.

It was a beautiful day – a stark contrast to the cold spell setting records across the mainland. No matter how you slice it, we’re lucky we live Hawaii!

Aloha Elaine

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Beautiful day in downtown Waikiki

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Have YOU had a Cheeseburger in Paradise?

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This huge banyan tree is at the Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki

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Another shot of the tree

Elaine Schaefer (B) REALTOR
CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRS
Broker in Charge – Princeville Resort Office
Top Producer 100% Club

RE/MAX Kauai
POB 223609
Princeville, HI 96722

Cell: 808 639 2935
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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Nov 9th to Nov 15th

Aloha,

The big news this week is that Chinese-Thai billionaire Chanchai Ruayrungruang, the new owner of 1,103 acres of the Princeville, Kauai, resort, which includes the Prince Golf course, in conjunction with Resort Group owner, Jeff Stone, unveiled their 10 year plan to develop a private 350 residential unit community on 8,000 acres with the Prince Golf course as the centerpiece.

Approximately $500M will be pumped into this development which will feature, among other things, polo and beach clubs, a lodge, nature trails, restaurants, airport, etc. Membership will not be cheap – estimated to be around $300K for the initial fee, followed by $30K a year, assuming of course, you’ve purchased one of their condos estimated to start at $2.5M on up to $10M for a ranch. Both the golf course and the restaurant are closing at year’s end to start the renovation.

As you may recall, last week I mentioned hearing through the coconut wireless that the Tavern Restaurant and Prince Course were closing the end of the year. Now we have the facts. On to your weekly update:

NEW LISTINGS

277253 CND A 5 4-5-4-5-3-5 FS $319,000 Paniolo #105 1,058 #105 1/2.00
278794 CND A 3 4-5-4-5-24-82 FS $659,000 Nihilani #28A 1,412 #28A 2/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

274086 CND C 165 4-5-3-6-22-8 FS $1,475,000 Kaiulani #8 2,864 #8 3/3.01
275953 CND C 100 4-5-4-12-2-17 FS $439,750 Hale Moi #117 1,033 #117 1/2.00

SALES

267862 CND S 301 4-5-4-12-5-16 FS $719,000 Pali Ke Kua #116A 717 #116A 1/1.00
SOLD 11/14/2014 for $695,000 (CASH, CNV) DOM 301

EXPIRED

249079 CND X 764 4-5-4-12-11-1 FS $1,100,000 Puu Poa #101 1,359 #101 2/2.00

PRICE CHANGES

278492 CND A 12 4-5-3-6-22-49 FS $1,150,000- Kaiulani #49 2,479 #49 3/3.00
277321 CND A 53 4-5-4-5-18-78 FS $458,000- Puamana #21D 1,298 #21D 2/2.00
275792 CND A 110 4-5-4-5-16-7 FS $470,000- Alii Kai #1203 1,085 #1203 2/2.00
272183 CND A 231 4-5-4-5-39-161 FS $758,000- Cliffs #7203 1,864 #7203 4/4.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Paniolo 105 is newly listed for $319K since last selling for $415K in 7/05. Nihilani 28A, a ground floor 2 bed / 2 bath unit is priced at $659K. This single level unit sold for $599K in 4/08.

Contingent:

Kaiulani 8 was priced at $1.475M when it found a buyer after 165 market days. This townhome sold recently, in 5/13, for $1.225M. Hale Moi 117, priced at $439,750 is now in escrow after 98 market days. This unit sold for $109K in 6/99.

Sales:

Pali Ke kua 116 sold for $695K cash while listed for $719K. The seller purchased this unit for $415K in 3/01.

Expired:

After 764 days Pu’u Po’a 101 expired priced at $1.1M. This ground floor ocean view condo was purchased for $1.350M in 8/07.

Price Changes:

Ali’i Kai 1203 was purchased for $136K in 10/80 and reduced to $470K from $485K. Also reducing is Cliffs 7203, a four bedroom unit that went from $798K to $758K. This unit sold for $440Kin 5/03.

Ka’iulani 49 sold from the developer for $1.050M in 9/03 and reduced this week from $1.249M to $1.150M. Puamana 21D reduced from $468,800 to $458K. The prior sale was for $300K in 12/09. Ali’I Kai 1203 went from $485K to $470K and last sold in 10/80 for $136K. Cliffs 7203, a four bedroom unit, was priced at $798K and dropped to $758K. This ocean view condo was purchased for $440K in 5/03.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family home update.

NEW LISTINGS

278671 RES A 5 4-5-4-16-87 FS $849,000 4120 Nalani Ln 11,740 sqft 1,725 3/2.00

BACK ON THE MARKET

276862 RES A 40 4-5-4-17-21 FS $1,150,000 4914 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 3,238 4/3.01

CONTINGENT SALES

274208 RES C 137 4-5-3-12-9 FS $1,395,000 4001 Aloalii Drive at QEB 8,081 sqft 3,461 2/3.00
274184 RES C 164 4-5-4-13-80 FS $999,000 3670 Albert Rd 12,314 sqft 3,060 3/2.01

PRICE CHANGES

277784 RES A 33 4-5-4-16-19 FS $950,000- 4064 Kaahumanu Pl 12,058 sqft 2,274 3/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

4120 Nalani returns to the market at a lower price of $869K, down from the $899K it was listed for from 1/14 to 10/14. This home was purchased for $700K in 1/14.

Back on the Market:

Unfortunately, 4914 Emmalani fell out of escrow and is back on the market with the same price of $1.150M. This two story home was purchased for $980Kin 12/09.

Contingent:

After 136 market days, 4001 Aloalii went into escrow while priced at $1.395M. The sale price previous to this was $1.450M in 7/08.

3670 Albert found a buyer while listed as a short sale priced at $999K. The previous sale was for $1.125M in 1/07.

Price Changes:

4064 Kaahumana reduced from $1.150M to $950K. The prior sale was for $479,900 as a short sale.

The target number this week is 79, and so far we have 20 sales. We didn’t quite make it last month, coming in with 78 sales compared to 80 the prior Oct. Only time will tell if Nov 14 meets or exceeds our expectations.

Any questions? You know who to ask. I’m here to make sure you get the facts before buying or selling. See you next week!

Aloha Elaine

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If you plan to hike to Hanakapia, wear sturdy hiking shoes as you’ll be traveling over rocks like this at the start and elsewhere.

Elaine Schaefer (B) REALTOR
CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRS
Broker in Charge – Princeville Resort Office
Top Producer 100% Club

RE/MAX Kauai
POB 223609
Princeville, HI 96722

Cell: 808 639 2935
soldonkauai@gmail.com

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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Nov 2nd to Nov 8th

Aloha,

There are always things happening on Kauai’s North Shore, the latest being the creation of the North Shore Shuttle Service. The goal of the shuttle program is to reduce traffic on the North Shore and enhance visitor experience. The first roll out provided service from Princeville to Hanalei, with a followup to provide service to Haena. The service operates from 9AM – 9PM and is offered initially at $2 for visitors and $1 for locals. Information on the shuttle can be found on the Kauai.gov website

For details on the creation and implementation of this program, check the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation Nov 7th posting on Facebook. Now on to your Real Estate update:

NEW LISTINGS

278394 CND A 5 4-5-3-11-1-13 FS $739,000 Villas On The Prince #13 1,732 #13 3/3.00
278492 CND A 5 4-5-3-6-22-49 FS $1,249,000 Kaiulani #49 2,479 #49 3/3.00
278612 CND A 3 4-5-4-5-18-5 FS $385,000 Puamana #2A 1,312 #2A 2/2.00

BACK ON THE MARKET

268158 CND A 365 4-5-4-5-18-4 FS $415,000 Puamana #1D 1,298 #1D 2/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

278421 CND C 8 4-5-4-5-27-2 FS $255,000 Hale Honu #1B 1,085 #1B 3/1.01
278369 CND C 10 4-5-4-12-11-49 FS $1,295,000 Puu Poa #407 1,784 #407 2/2.00

SALES

272433 CND S 0 4-5-4-5-15-4 FS $475,000 Paliuli #4 1,337 #4 2/2.00
SOLD 11/5/2014 for $420,000 (1031, CASH) DOM 0

PRICE CHANGES

268158 CND A 365 4-5-4-5-18-4 FS $415,000- Puamana #1D 1,298 #1D 2/2.00
274600 CND A 79 4-5-4-5-7-21 FS $495,000- Sealodge #C1 746 #C1 2/2.00
275570 CND A 109 4-5-4-12-3-13 FS $690,000- Hanalei Bay Villas #13 1,244 #13 2/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Villas on the Prince 13 is priced at $739K and was purchased for $525K in 4/02. This townhome was previously listed for $739K from 11/13 to 4/14. Ka’iulani 49 sold for $1.050M in 9/13 and came on the market this week priced at $1.249M.

End unit single level Puamana 2A is listed for $385K after selling for $450K in 1/05. This condo was previously listed from 3/08 to 10/08 starting at $535K and reducing to $515K.

Back on the Market:

Puamana 1D expired 11/5 and returned quickly to the market with a lower price of $415K down from $425K. The prior sale was for $345K in 8/03.

Contingent:

As expected, Hale Honu 1B flew into escrow in a record 3 days while listed for the very low price of $255K. This one owner unit was purchased for $60K in 5/84. Top floor Pu’u Po’a 407 went into escrow in record time, only 9 days, priced at $1.295M. The last sale was for $285K in 12/95.

Sales:

Free standing Paliuli 4 sold for $420K cash while listed for $475K. This one owner unit was purchased in 7/77 for $110K.

Price Changes:

As noted above, Puamana 1D went from $425K to $415K. Sealodge C1 was price at $529K, reducing to $495K this week. The sellers bought this condo in 7/99 for $195K. Hanalei Bay Villas 13 made a nice reduction from $750K to $690K. The townhome sold for $235K in 5/99.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family residence update:

NEW LISTINGS

276922 RES A 2 4-5-4-19-21 FS $975,000 5081 Napookala Cir 15,240 sqft 2,491 3/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

276862 RES C 33 4-5-4-17-21 FS $1,150,000 4914 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 3,238 4/3.01
276525 RES C 65 4-5-4-9-34 FS $3,250,000 4225 Kekuanaoa Ln 15,125 sqft 3,276 3/3.00

UNDER CONTRACT

277349 RES U 36 4-5-4-9-35 FS $1,617,000 4231 Kekuanaoa Ln 13,014 sqft 3,177 3/3.00

PRICE CHANGES

273100 RES A 177 4-5-4-16-76 FS $748,000- 4123 Kekaulike Ln 10,650 sqft 1,646 3/2.00
274184 RES A 157 4-5-4-13-80 FS $999,000- 3670 Albert Rd 12,314 sqft 3,060 3/2.01
277349 RES U 36 4-5-4-9-35 FS $1,617,000+ 4231 Kekuanaoa Ln 13,014 sqft 3,177 3/3.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

After selling just months ago in 6/14 for $825K, 5081 Napookala is back on the market with a new higher price of $975K. It says there is new paint, new carpet and new bamboo flooring, all for a price increase of just $150K.

Contingent:

Two story 4914 Emmalani moved into escrow in 30 days with a list price of $1.150M. The prior sale was for $980K in 12/09.

4225 Kekuanao’a took only 60 days to find a buyer priced at $3.250M. The prior sale of this Hanalei Bay View home was for $870K in 10/11.

Under Contract:

4231 Kenkuanao’a was listed at $1M with the sale to occur via Auction. It is now under contract with an increased price of $1.617M. The home sold for $658K in 7/93.

Price changes:

4123 Kelualike is now priced at $748K, down from $798K. The home last sold for $260K in 1/98. 3670 Albert, which last sold for $1.125M in 1/07, reduced from $1.025M to $999K. As noted above, 4231 Kekuanao’a increased in price from $1M to $1.617M as it went under contract.

The final bit of news for this week comes to me via the coconut wireless. I heard from several different sources that the Tavern Restaurant and Prince Course are closing at the end of the year. This is unfortunate as I personally like the Tavern as do many of my friends. The word is that the golf course will be closed for 2 years for renovations and will re-open as a private course. A golfer friend mentioned that membership would be similar to a timeshare, that is, once you buy in you can play golf at numerous courses that are also members of the “club.”

I don’t normally mention things unless I know they are factual, but in this case, those providing the info were in a position to be “in the know.” Keep in mind, this is via the coconut wireless, but I’d be very surprised if we don’t see some announcement about this in the near future.

Have a wonderful week and remember, if you need facts (not coconut wireless info) on real estate, please do not hesitate to text or email. That’s why I’m here, so you get the correct information before buying or selling.

Aloha Elaine

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Kauai October 2014 Market Statistics

Aloha,

October 14 fell just shy of matching the number of Oct 13 sales, coming in with 78 sales compared to 80 for last Oct. The biggest change was in land, which fell from 15 sales last Oct to 10 for this Oct just past. There were 32 home sales in Oct 13 compared to 37 this Oct and 33 condo sales last Oct with 30 this Oct. Even though we fell a little short of surpassing last Oct, it is still the second best accounting in the last 6 years, with the low Oct being 09 with 50 sales.

Year to date the number of sales are up by 3.3%, going from 835 year to date last Oct to 863 year to date for Oct 14. The low year to date was – as expected – in Oct 09 which only had a mere 393 sales at that point in time.

While the number of sales are down a bit, sales volume is up by 22.5% with $54M in sales this past Oct compared to $44M this time last year. Looking back over the last 6 years, it’s clear we’ve come a L-O-N-G way from the likes of Oct 09 which only managed $29M ins sales, followed closely by Oct 10 which had slightly over $350K more. In Oct 11 there were $30M in sales followed by $36M in sales volume for Oct 12.

Median sales is down for residential, going from $580K in Oct 13 to $475K for Oct 14. Median for land is down by 7%, going from $286K to $265K. The condo median fell the most. Oct 14 posted a median of $238K off by a full 25% from the $320K condo median posted for Oct 13. Year to date median tells a different story for land and condos which are both up while residential median is down.

To see the fulls MLS statistical report, click here to visit my website where I post it every month. Remember, these are median and not average prices.

Questions, you know who to ask. Get the facts, all the facts, before buying or selling. That’s why I’m here, to make sure YOU are informed. I’m just a text or email away.

Aloha Elaine

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Princeville Kauai condo / house update for the week of Oct 26th to Nov 1st

Aloha from Princeville Kauai,

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away? This past week was a mixed bag, with a some new listings, new escrows and one sale in the condo department. There was even a new escrow and sale in single family homes. October only posted 75 sales (so far) compared to 80 last October. It is possible there might be a few more last minute postings. For November, the number to beat is 79. Here is your update for this past week:

NEW LISTINGS

278421 CND A 1 4-5-4-5-27-2 FS $255,000 Hale Honu #1B 1,085 #1B 3/1.01
278341 CND A 4 4-5-4-5-23-38 FS $525,000 Plantation A#1012 1,153 #1012 2/2.00
278369 CND A 3 4-5-4-12-11-49 FS $1,295,000 Puu Poa #407 1,784 #407 2/2.00

BACK ON THE MARKET

275836 CND A 94 4-5-4-5-23-6 FS $499,000 Plantation #212 1,153 #212 2/2.00

CONTINGENT SALES

277025 CND C 47 4-5-4-5-23-9 FS $99,000 Plantation #311 1,153 #311 2/2.00
276647 CND C 60 4-5-4-15-21-61 FS $395,000 Sandpiper #224 1,173 #224 2/2.01
275767 CND C 95 4-5-4-5-23-63 FS $559,000 Plantation #1621 1,318 #1621 3/3.00

SALES

275184 CND S 11 4-5-4-5-4-9 FS $439,000 Mauna Kai #9A 1,503 #9A 2/2.00
SOLD 10/30/2014 for $445,000 (CNV) DOM 11

WITHDRAWN

274181 CND W 148 4-5-4-5-17-44 FS $425,000 Alii Kai #13D 1,020 #13D 2/2.00

PRICE CHANGES

275155 CND A 115 4-5-4-5-7-34 FS $459,000+ Sealodge #D5 570 #D5 1/1.00
275792 CND A 96 4-5-4-5-16-7 FS $485,000- Alii Kai #1203 1,085 #1203 2/2.00

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

Hale Honu 1B is very attractively priced at $255K. It needs paint and some TLC but will not last long. This one owner unit was purchased for $60K in 5/84. Plantation 1012 is new on the market priced at $525K. This unit sold recently in 10/12 for $420K. Pu’u Po’a 407 is now for sale for $1.295M after selling for $285K in 12/95. It was previously listed from 10/12 to 9/14 for $1,295,800.

Back on the Market:

Plantation 212 went into escrow on 10/11 but is now back on the market priced at $499K. The prior sale was for $560K in 3/07.

Contingent:

Plantation 311 found a buyer in only 94 days while listed for $99K. This price is for a 16.6% ownership share in the LLC that holds title to this property. Sandpiper 224 is now in escrow with a list price of $395K, after selling for $125K in 8/00. Plantation 1621 last sold for $499K in 5/06 and just went into escrow priced at $559K

Sales:

Mauna Kai 9A sold for over asking at $445K while listed for $439K. This remodeled condo was purchased for $315K in 10/10.

Withdrawn:

Ali’i Kai 13D was withdrawn after 148 days priced at $425K. This unit sold in 6/99 for $121K.

Price Changes:

Sealodge D5 increased from $445K to $459K. It sold for $435K in 7/13. Ali’i Kai 1203 is now priced at $485K, down from $495K. This upstairs unit was purchased as a leasehold unit in 10/80 for $136K, converting to fee simple in 2/03 for $90K.

Now on to your Princeville Kauai single family home update:

NEW LISTINGS

277975 RES A 5 4-5-3-12-12 FS $1,295,000 3985 Aloalii Dr 8,554 sqft 3,340 2/3.00
278317 RES A 1 4-5-4-16-85 FS $859,990 4108 Nalani Ln 11,693 sqft 2,666 2/2.01

BACK ON THE MARKET

273367 RES A 176 4-5-4-10-22 FS $1,225,000 4078 Liholiho Rd 10,200 sqft 2,515 2/3.02

CONTINGENT SALES

276857 RES C 52 4-5-4-17-18 FS $849,000 4944 Emmalani Dr 10,500 sqft 2,100 3/2.01

SALES

275028 RES S 50 4-5-4-10-42 FS $975,000 5332 Honoiki Rd 10,068 sqft 2,907 3/2.00
SOLD 10/27/2014 for $935,000 (CASH) DOM 50

PRICE CHANGES

275643 RES A 95 4-5-4-24-14 FS $749,000- 4260 Waileia Pl 9,529 sqft 1,632 3/2.00
274184 RES A 150 4-5-4-13-80 FS $1,025,000- 3670 Albert Rd 12,314 sqft 3,060 3/2.01

This information has been supplied by third parties and has not been independently verified by Hawaii Information Service and is, therefore, not guaranteed.

New Listings:

3985 Aloalii makes it’s first appearance on the MLS priced at $1.295M since selling for $975K in 5/07. 4109 Nalani return to the market priced at $859,990. Purchased as land for $450K in 10/07, this home, built in 08, was previously listed from 6/13 to 12/13 for $879K.

Back on the Market:

4078 Liholiho went into escrow on 10/17 and fell out this week. Listed for $1.225M, the last sale was for land in 5/97 for $85K. The home was built in 03.

Contingent:

4944 Emmalani was purchased for $315K in 8/99 and went into escrow this week priced at $849K.

Sales:

5332 Honoiki sold for $935K cash while listed for $975K after only 50 market days. The prior sale was for land in 4/73 for $25,100.

Price Changes:

4260 Waileia Place reduced from $769K to $749K. This home was purchased for $665K in 3/07. 3670 Albert sold for $1.125M in 1/07 and reduced from $1.075M to $1.025M this week.

The last few weeks I’ve been talking about Homeowner’s Association within Princeville and the various condo complexes. There is also a wonderful non-profit on the North Shore which you may find interesting: Kauai North Shore Community Foundation. Their website is knscf.org. According to their “About” Facebook page their mission is “To enhance culture, health and education in our community through charitable giving. Working together. Thriving together.”

They describe themselves as follows: “The Foundation connects donors with special projects to meet community needs. Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council are comprised of North Shore residents who are passionate about a thriving local community. The Foundation has defined the Kauai North Shore as including all the communities of Anahola, Moloa’a, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena, and all the places in between. This geographic definition allows for a broader and progressive understanding, to inspire these communities to work together and thrive together.”

If you like them on Facebook you’ll be able to keep up with many community events as they are posted. Check it out.

That’s it for this rainy day. If you have any questions or are curious about the market, please do not hesitate to email or text me. That’s why I’m here, so you get the facts.

Aloha Elaine

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Elaine Schaefer (B) REALTOR
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