Kauai Real Estate Update, Hawaiian Airlines Adds Interline Partners

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Kauai Real Estate Update

Timbers Resort just released their first residential condo offering within their 450 acre resort for $9.750 millon. “Kaiholo #3102” has 3,444 sf of living space, 1,795 sf of lanai area and the association dues are $6,265.03 a month. This resort is in Lihue and is a mixture of whole and fractional ownership of high end luxury living properties with personalized concierge services. Check out Kaiholo #3102 here.
For a complete list of the new listings, sold listing and the listings that went into escrow for the last week on the island of Kauai click here: Kauai Real Estate Update January 15 to 21, 2108

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I Just Listed Waikomo Streams #232. Currently the only 2 bedroom 2 bath available for sale in this resort this unit has been attractively decorated and is in an active vacation rental program. Call me to set up a showing and click on the photo for a video tour.

Poipu Beach Real Estate Update: I just listed a gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium at the Waikomo Streams in Poipu Beach. This unit has a great location within the complex and has been nicely decorated. To get the latest update on all the Fee Simple real estate activity in Poipu Beach click here: Poipu Beach Current Market Analysis

Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate:  For the latest news on the Kiahuna Plantation real estate activity click here: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis

Hawaiian Airlines Expanding Japan and New Zealand Route Network
Due to a strong demand for flights to Hawaii for New Zealand and Japanese travelers Hawaiian Airlines is expanding its route network through a new interline partnership with Jetstar Group.
The partnership will add eight additional routes from New Zealand to Honolulu. Jetstar’s flights from Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Napier, Nelson and Queenstown will now connect to Hawaii through Hawaiian’s existing flight from Auckland.
In Japan, Jetstar customers departing from Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Takamatsu, Okinawa and Kumamoto will be able to connect on Hawaiian’s nonstop flights from Tokyo, Sapporo or Osaka.
The interline agreement comes as Hawaiian Airlines prepares to increase its New Zealand operations from three to five nonstop weekly flights between Auckland and Honolulu. The increased frequency is in response to a strong demand and it will begin March 21.

Coming Soon: Neighbor Island Restaurants Reports Online
Holding restaurants accountable – that’s the purpose behind the health department’s online inspection reports.  Right now, you can only see reports for Oahu restaurants. so what about the neighbor islands?  The Department of Health’s Inspection health portal website has been online for close to two years and it goes a long way in keeping the transparency between Oahu’s restaurants and the general public.
The neighbor islands will roll out one at a time with starting with the Big Island in two months and once that is established they will move to Maui and then Kauai.
This is the breakdown of how many inspectors are on the ground in each county. The Big Island has eight inspectors for around 1,700 food establishments. Kauai checks in with three inspectors. On Maui just like the Big Island there are eight inspectors. Oahu with over 6,000 food establishments has 31.
To visit the DOH’s inspections website, click here Department Of Health Restaurant Inspections.

To Stage, Or Not To Stage. That Is The Question 
The National Association of Realtors did a 2017 study on the impacts of staging. Who does it? How much staging? Does it matter?
Here is what they found:

The Agent Representing The Buyer Said…. 

49% of buyers’ agents cited that homes staging had an effect on most buyer’s view of the home.

77% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.

Staging the living room for buyers was found to be most important (55%), followed by staging the master bedroom (51%), and staging the kitchen (41%).

About one-third of buyer’s agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between one and five percent compared to other similar homes on the market that are not staged.

The Listing Agents Said…… 

38% of sellers’ agents said they stage all sellers’ homes prior to listing them for sale. 14% noted that they only stage homes that are difficult to sell.

The most common rooms that are staged include the living room (83%), kitchen (76%), master bedroom (69%), and the dining room (66%).

The costs of staging a home were typically paid by the seller before the home is listed.

When staging a home, 29% of sellers’ agents reported an increase of 1 to 5 percent of the dollar value offered by buyers, in comparison to similar homes. 21% of respondents stated that staging a home increased the dollar value of the home between 6 and 10 percent.

39% of sellers’ agents stated that staging a home greatly decreases the amount of time the home is on the market.

The most common home improvement items agents recommended to sellers were decluttering the home (93%), entire home cleaning (89%), carpet cleaning (81%), and removing pets during showing.

Below is a graph from the National Association of Realtors

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