Inter-Island Travel for Hawaii Vaccinated Persons Launching

Starting Tuesday, May 11th, those vaccinated in the state of Hawaii may travel between islands without having to get a Covid test and can bypass county quarantine rules.  Interisland travelers will be eligible for this exemption beginning on the 15th day following their final recommended dose of a vaccine. To be eligible travelers must register […]

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Kauai’s April/May Travel Requirements

IT’S TRUE!!  Kauai rejoined the statewide Safe Travels program, starting April 5 which allows travelers to bypass Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arriving in the Islands. It also marks the end of the Kauai resort bubble program requiring visitors traveling to Kauai to get two negative COVID-19 […]

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Historical Home Seller Gains

January 28, 2021 Home seller profits are soaring as home prices set new records in the pandemic. Home sellers nationwide in 2020 saw a home-price gain of $68,843 on the average sale—that is up from $48,500 two years prior, according to new research from ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate research firm. Seller profits increased […]

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Resort Bubbles Option to 10 day Quarantine

Kauai has added two resorts to its list of county-approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine, or “resort bubble,” properties. Starting Monday, Hanalei Bay Resort and The Point at Poipu are now a part of the resort bubble program. The resorts join six other Garden Isle resort bubble properties, including The Cliffs at Princeville, Hilton Garden Inn Kauai […]

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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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