Forbearance Plans, Are Foreclosures Next?

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay […]

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Expect New Travel Rules to the U.S. and Hawaii

On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden  announced new travel requirements into the U.S. Aside from providing negative COVID-19 test results before boarding, all travelers coming from abroad—U.S. citizens and permanent residents included—will have to follow CDC recommendations and quarantine after international travel for 10 days upon arrival. Anyone traveling to the States […]

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Kauai home sales nearly double in December as median price rises 28%

Kauai home sales closed out 2020 with a 73% increase in sales in December, which included the sale of Julia Roberts’ beachfront estate on the North Shore, and a 28% increase in the median price, according to statistics provided by Hawaii Information Service on behalf of Kauai Board of Realtors. There were 71 single-family homes sold in […]

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Change to Kauai”s Travel Restrictions Jan 5th

Kauai County will soon reinstate its participation in the state’s pre-travel testing program — at least for interisland travel. Kauai Mayor Derek  Kawakami submitted a proposal to Gov. David Ige on Wednesday to amend the county’s Emergency Rule 23 to allow passengers traveling from other islands to bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine with proof of […]

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Is a Low-Down-Payment Offer a Weak Offer?

Whether you are a buyer or seller, this week’s article will help shed some light on both sides of the transaction. Today’s article came from an inquiry I received this week by a disheartened buyer who wrote: “I have placed offers on two houses and lost on both. Please let me know if my offer […]

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Kauai Opts-Out of Hawaii’s Pre-arrival Testing Program

Kauai will temporarily opt-out of the Hawaii’s pre-arrivals testing program starting Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 12:01 a.m. for all travelers (including interisland travelers) arriving on Kauai. Those arriving will be subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of COVID-19 test results. The decision was made due to the fast increase in COVID-19 cases on the mainland […]

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Hawaii New COVID Travel Rules

On Monday, November 23, Governor David Ige signed the 16th Emergency Proclamation for the State of Hawaii relating to the ongoing pandemic. As a result of the surging cases on the mainland, the 16th emergency proclamation requires that all Trans-Pacific travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result from a trusted travel partner before their […]

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Luxury Market Report Nov 2020

2020 has been a crazy year with unexpected outcomes that has affected everyone no matter their age.  Some changes are obvious with COVID-19 but most of the changes are subtle with the outcomes yet to be seen.  Some of these changes are apparent in the real estate market, particularly in the luxury market and rural […]

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Two virus test system for Kauai Traveler

Kauai County wants to start a two-test system to detect COVID-19 infections for travelers flying to Kauai. This will be a pilot program that implements additional rules and regulation specifically for Kauai. Gov. David Ige has initiated starting Oct 15th anyone traveling to the state of Hawaii and has received a negative COVID test no […]

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E Komo Mai

Welcome Back to Kaua’i This week the Governor of Hawaii announced that trans-Pacific travel will resume on October 15th, allowing residents and visitors to return to Kaua‘i without the need to quarantine upon arrival, only if they have followed the pre-testing protocols. A pre-travel testing plan requires that all travelers coming to the State of […]

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