Kauai Real Estate Update, Just Listed Ho'oluana Home, 600 Pounds Of Bananas Stolen, Kiahuna Plantation Ocean View Unit Sold

  • Lynda Gill
  • 10/19/21

Kauai Real Estate-  Just Listed 4 bedroom 3 bath home in the Ho’oluana at Kohea Loa subdivision in Lihue. This is one of the larger floor plans in this subdivision with a great cul-de-sac location and it’s large enough with 1,934 sq ft of living space but there is also an large bonus room with AC that can be used for an additional sleeping area, TV/Game room, Office or giant playroom for the kids.  Fully fenced in back yard.  Listed at $964,800.
For a complete update on the real estate activity island wide for the island of Kauai which includes what Sold, was Just Listed and what went Under Contract for last week click here: Kauai Real Estate Activity October 11 to 17th.

Poipu Beach Real Estate Update-  To find out off the Fee Simple real estate activity that has happened in Poipu Beach since January 1 of this year click here:  Poipu Beach Real Estate Current Market Analysis

Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate Update- Sold!  I brought in the Buyers for my listing at the Kiahuna Plantation unit #24.  This ground floor corner unit in building 6 was listed at $550,000 (LH) and sold for the list price.  It had been beautifully remodeled and such a great location; your toes are in less than a minute walk from the unit. 
I also represented the Buyer in her purchase of unit #105 at the Kiahuna.  This two bedroom is located in building 17 and I’m really partial to this unit, it has gorgeous cathedral glass panes on the side wall and open beamed ceilings, there are only 10 unit’s like this in the resort.  Listed at $559,000 (LH).
For a list of all the real estate activity at Kiahuna Plantation click here:  Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis

Association for Phases II through V to have new management at Kiahuna Plantation
Last week the Homeowners Board at the Kiahuna Plantation voted to switch from the present management company, Outrigger Resorts, to Hawaiiana for the management of the property.  This will have no impact on how owners rent out their property.
There are primarily two ways that condominiums are managed; the first being by a management company that run both the property and their vacation rentals.  The second being a Association managing agent who does the properties financials/administration offsite and the Board employs employees to be onsite to manage the property.

While this way of managing the property is certainly very new to the Kiahuna Plantation, it is not a new in the way most properties are managed here on Kauai.  The overwhelming majority of condominium complexes in Poipu (and Kauai) are managed in the way that the Kiahuna is changing to.   

Kauai’s Tier System Abolished
Emergency Rule No. 27 is not in effect which means the COVID-19 tier system is abolished on Kauai.  This rule was always meant to be temporary and done away with when out state reaches 70% fully vaccinated rate, currently our state is 69% fully vaccinated.
Most COVID-19 regulations, including masking requirements, travel regulations and limits on gathering size, will remain in place. The rule outlines specific and limited exceptions on the number of people who can attend professionally organized events.  Organized outdoor events of more than 100 people or 40 people indoors is allowed if attendees provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

600 Pounds of Banana Stolen
This story comes from the Big Island of Hawaii where Hilo police officers discovered a truck full of bananas.  Last Thursday, around 6:20 at night, police were in the Wainaku area and they found two men in a vehicle along with over 600 pounds of bananas.  The bananas had recently been picked but the pair could not produce a receipt of a legal sale of these bananas.  Police are still investigating and are asking for the publics help. 

Access To North Shore Now Open 24/7
Finished!  The extensive road work that was being done on the way to Hanalei has been completed and now the road is open 24/7.  The county was working on stabilizing the hill after last March when part of the hill came down and covered both lanes of the highway making travel on the road impossible.  Then they cleared one lane and operated a convoy for these last months.
The closure of the road further negatively impacted businesses in Hanalei, businesses that had already been challenged with the pandemic. 
Over 500 sail nails have been put in the hill and concrete work to stabilize a drainage tunnel which was in the middle of the slope.  Phase 2 will be more stabilization work on the bottom section of the hill.

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