Kauai Real Estate Update, Alaska Airlines Adds New Flight

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I did some holiday shopping in Oahu and I made a stop at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel to see their holiday decorations. The hotel is perfectly dreamy this time of year and they had their signature “pink” Christmas Tree in the front lobby.

Kauai Real Estate 

I will be taking a week off from the blog and will be back January 2, 2018. I’ll do a year end market review at that time but I couldn’t resist a peek at where we are currently at. So far this year there have been 1,180 properties sold on Kauai compared to 1,109 last year. The Median Price is up for Homes by 5.52% and Condos are up 7.63% island wide. Have a joyous holiday season and the happiest of New Years!

For a complete list of the new listings, what has sold and what went into escrow for last week on the island click here: Kauai Real Estate Update December 11 to 18, 2017

I have updated my Poipu Beach Real estate page as well. To access that information click here: Poipu Beach Real Estate Update

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I Just Listed Unit #48 located in building 9 with remodeled interiors and fabulous location. List price: $179,000 (LH) Click on the photo for a tour of this unit.

I just listed unit #48 which is located on the top floor of building 9. The Sellers have done a thoughtful remodeling of this unit which includes custom made furniture to perfectly compliment the unit. To get all the information on the Year To Date real estate activity for this resort click here: Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate Page

Kauai General Excise Tax Going Up-With A Twist
The Kauai County Council approved Bill 2670 to establish a general excise and use tax surcharge.
The half percent tax increase will take effect Jan. 1, 2019 and is projected to generate nearly an additional $25 million annually. It will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2030.

What is different about this raise in GET is this: The Hawaii State Legislature has authorized Kauai County to use the half percent tax to go into a “G.E. Tax Fund” which is going to be specifically used for land-transportation improvements, including roadways and bridges, land acquisition as well as the bus system.

Kauai’s General Plan Get’s Public’s Feedback

Kauai’s County Council has been holding meetings with Kauai residents on the update of the General Plan. Participating in the discussions has been attendance at the meetings, a petition signed by 1,547 residents and hundreds of emails.
A bright spot of these discussions was delivered by Council vice chair Ross Kagawa. He said after much public opposition the project developers of a resort in Princeville agreed to remove the project from resort designation.
The general public’s main concerns are:

Infrastructure

Tourism Control

Traffic

Proposed Road connecting Poipu Road to the Western Bypass

Zoning and permitting code changes

Protection and halting of development along Kauai’s coastal area’s.

Alaska Airlines Adds Daily California To Kona Direct Flight
Alaska Airlines has launched a new nonstop service connecting California’s Bay Area with Hawaii’s Big Island. The airline’s new daily service between San Francisco International Airport and Kailua-Kona International Airport started on Thursday.

The daily flights are scheduled to depart San Francisco at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in Kona at 3:15 p.m. An hour later, at 4:15 p.m., the aircraft will leave Kona and head back to Northern California, where it will touch down at 11:17 p.m.

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