Kauai Real Estate Update- I just listed a condominium at the Halelani that can be rented out long term or is a great first home. Unit F103 has a ground floor location and a huge yard, having a yard at the Halelani is a great feature that not all units have. This unit also has 2 bathrooms (again, not all units have that) and priced at $395,000 (FS) it’s a perfect starter home. These units cannot be vacation rented but you can do long term renting, Halelani also has very low association dues.
For a complete list of all the real estate activity on this island for last week including everything that Sold, was Just Listed and what went into Escrow click here: Kauai Real Estate Sales Aug. 2 to 8, 2021.
Poipu Beach Real Estate- Poipu Sands #215 is back on the market due to buyers not able to secure their financing. What I love about this unit: ocean views, beautifully renovated, ground floor, barefoot walk to the beach and an extra half bath for guests. It’s a 1 bedroom floor plan that makes it easy for four people to enjoy the unit comfortably. For more information click here: Poipu Sands 215
For a complete list of all the real estate activity that has happened in Poipu Beach since January 1 of this year click here: Poipu Beach Current Market Analysis
Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate Update- Get up to speed on all the real estate activity that has been happening this year by clicking here: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis
Hawaii’s Governor Requiring Vaccines, Banks & Airline Follow
Governor Ige signed an “emergency proclamation” that requires all state and county employees to provide proof of being vaccinated by August 16. If they choose not to do that they will need to submit weekly Covid testing at their own cost and their travel may face restrictions.
Hawaii is back up in the triple digit new case numbers due to the highly contagious Delta variant. State Department Health Director said that 95% of the Covid cases that are hospitalized are unvaccinated.
Kauai’s Mayor Derek Kawakami expressed his support for the program by saying:
“What the governor has proposed is something that we can agree to and support. It gives our workers choices to either opt into vaccination — which I strongly suggest — or opt into testing.”
No other changes were made and no further restrictions were mentioned. It seems to me, from all that I see and hear in our media and newspapers that the changes the government is focusing on is getting people to get vaccinated.
In Related Vaccination News…
It was also announced this last week that First Hawaiian, Bank of Hawaii and Territorial Savings are also requiring all their employees to provide proof of vaccination or do weekly testing at their own expense. United Airlines is the first major carrier to announce that they are requiring all 67,000 of their employees to get vaccinated by Oct. 25 or risk termination. Not long after that announcement Frontier Airlines said their employees must get vaccinated by Oct. 1 or get frequently tested for Covid.
Kauai Target Update
I went by the old Kmart which is being turned into our new Target and shot a video for you. It’s really coming along nicely and last I heard this is supposed to be open in time to do your Xmas shopping. We will see!
Hawaii Eviction Moratorium Extended Per CDC Guidelines
The eviction moratorium in Hawaii will be extended through October 3, 2021. This comes after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) halted evictions in all counties that are “experiencing heightened levels of community transmission”.
The four counties of Kauai, Maui, Hawaii and Honolulu are experiencing either “substantial” or “high” levels of transmission.
However this does not apply to all renters. Governor Ige’s office stated: “To be eligible, tenants/renters must attest that they have used best efforts to obtain all available governmental assistance for housing, and they must have made not more than $99,000 as an individual, not more than $198,000 as a joint filer, or are not required to report any income. I encourage renters to apply for rental assistance, as counties have funding available.”
Our Hawaii Association of Realtors distributed a FAQ page that is excellent in content for both Landlords and Renters. To access that click here: Hawaii Eviction Information Page