Kauai Real Estate Update, Makahuena Price Improvement, Cult Leaves Kauai

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Kauai Real Estate Update- I am happily surprised at the amount of real estate activity I’m seeing in our market, most notably the Residential home market.  Last week on our island 34 properties received accepted offers and 20 of those were homes, 3 were parcels of land and 11 condominiums.  I’m seeing some good activity in that $1.6 and over range which is where the market used to get bottlenecked.  For a complete list of all the real estate activity last week on the island of Kauai click here: Kauai Real Estate Activity August 31 to September 6, 2020

Poipu Beach Real Estate Update- Price improvement for a listing of mine in Poipu Beach.  Makahuena #1301 is a 2/2.5 condominium that lives like a home.  The owners renovations combine functionality with pleasing aesthetics.  Now priced at $729,000 (FS), contact me for rental income projections on this owner occupied unit.
For a complete list of all the real estate activity in Poipu Beach since January 1 of this year click here: Poipu Beach Fee Simple Current Market Analysis.

Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate Update- I have updated my Kiahuna Plantation real estate page to bring you all the latest news on this resort and you can access that by clicking here: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis.  I have a bonus video for you…I took a walk on the Kiahuna Beach on Sunday night and it was simply gorgeous.  Have your sound on and enjoy the video!

Record Producing Mogul Caught Violating Quarantine
Record producer Rick Rubin was issued a criminal citation for violating his quarantine last week.  He’s been staying in a Anini Beach rental since September 1 and the day after his arrival he was walking the beach with paparazzi following him.  I A) didn’t know who Rick Rubin is and B) didn’t know we had paparazzi on Kauai.  All of this was news to me.
The moguls net worth is reported at $250 million and he is considered a pioneer of rap music.  He is scheduled to appear in the Kauai District Court on December 9, 2020.

KPD stands between protestors and Love Has Won members at the Kauai Inn.  Photo Credit: The Garden Island Newspaper

Cult On Kauai’s North Shore Leaves After Protests
A cult called “Love Has Won” lost their stand off with Kauai residents who protested for three days outside the vacation rental home in Wainiha that the cult was staying at.
The groups leader claims to be the Hawaiian goddess Pele, the cults ideology and practices the residents found to be offensive.  There were 15 members of the cult at the property and a 11 more members that were staying at the Kauai Inn in Lihue.

Word spread quickly through the coconut wireless and social media channels about the group.  The more people read the less they liked what they were seeing in their community.  For 3 days and nights about 100 people protested outside the home, a bonfire was lite, fireworks shot towards the home and a car was damaged.
The Kauai police came and put up a barricade to keep traffic under control.  Mayor Derek Kawakami went out Saturday night and addressed the crowd and that video went viral, fast.  In the video he diplomatically stated that all people have their rights and asked the demonstrators to be aware of that and not to get their own selves in trouble.  He also stated the police were offering to be an escort for the group if they wanted to leave which, after three days, they did.

Amidst cheering from the crowd the cult loaded up their belongings and headed to the airport.  Then the demonstrators went to the Kauai Inn to get that group off the island and they also left with a police escort.  The groups leaders were seen arriving on Maui and I’ve seen on social media that they were turned away there but I can’t substantiate that at this time.

Constant Changes At The Hawaii Department Of Health
The changes happening at the States Department of Health is practically a staple in our evening news.  Each day seems to bring new drama that is playing out like a reality TV show.

Health Director Bruce Anderson and Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park have been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism in what is called their “beleaguered” response to Hawaii’s COVID pandemic.  First Bruce Anderson announced his retirement after a whistleblower reported that there are “less than 20” contract tracers instead of over 100 that the DOH claimed to have.

Then Dr. Sarah Park is taking a leave of absence after the head of the Health Department Disease Investigation.  Dr. Emily Roberson, requested a leave because of “chain of command” issues that were directed at Dr. Sarah Park who also has had issues with the Lt. Governor, the Honolulu Mayor and House Speaker Scott Saiki.  Now Park is out.
What’s next?  According to the Speaker of the House our Governor needs to put people in place that will restore the public’s trust which is sorely lacking at this point.

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