The best part of living on Kauai? The ability to witness such a glorious sunset heralding the approaching summer. I took this photo with my iPhone yesterday evening at Hanalei Bay on the North Shore of Kauai.
If you’re looking for the rare opportunity to call Hanalei home while living outside the confines of the smaller neighbor-upon-neighbor plots that characterize the town proper, this distinctive property does just that (MLS# 260971). With the hau trees gone, let the trade winds blow Windows to the world Waipa Valley: A Natural Wonderland Sitting idyllically [...]
In the final analysis, it’s what it always boils down to…supply vs. demand. The second-home market in Hawaii is seeing a healthy rebound in the past two years due to a number of factors, including: A rising economy A recovering housing market Increasing demand from foreign markets Baby boomers coming into retirement Idyllic living environment [...]
With great weather and a wide variety of activities, there is something for everyone on the islands. The most difficult question therefor stems, “Which Island is best for me?” The Big Island Rainfall Map The Kohala Coast is almost always sunny year-round and offers the best chance for dry weather, averaging just 0-10 inches annually. The [...]
As we all know, buying locally grown food and locally made products is extremely important for sustainability, positively affecting the health of economy and our bodies. On the island of Kauai, this concept is largely supported, and many of our farmer’s markets require that all edibles and handicraft products be produced on Kauai in order [...]
And then there’s the indoor decor. Sourced from around the world and/or designed specifically for this home, it sets this residence apart (and is available as a turnkey package).
With nearly every inch of this 4,000 sq. ft architectural gem having been restored with a combination of love and Hawaiian style, this premier venue for vacationing is mere steps away from all the beauty and majesty held by Hanalei Bay. Spacious and stylin', with sleek surfaces and sharp corners Other Highlights of Hale Aku [...]
There are many reasons why seller financing (aka “owner financing”) exists in today’s real estate market. It can be a viable option for buyers seeking non-conventional loans, and a great way for sellers to make extra money by acting as a bank and earning interest. The days of “stated income” loans are long gone, [...]
A quick sketch of the past 30 years of average FHLMC Rates on 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages (FRM) shows the following: A pool with a view, well worth the investment (MLS# 255554) Based on the existing currents of the economy, what remains pure speculation is just how quickly these FRM rates will rise over the coming [...]
The luxury home market on Kauai is world renown. Kauai boasts some of the most beautiful homes in America with magnificent views that truly take your breath away. Whether you are seeking an investment property for yourself or for others to enjoy, there are many homes that are a great investment for the luxury home [...]