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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Getting a Mortgage – Don’t Stop Paying Your Bills

A Seller living on the mainland decided to sell his investment condo on Kauai. He accepted an offer and escrow was opened. The Seller thought that since the loan was going to be paid off, he no longer needed to continue to make payments on his mortgage. When the Seller failed to make his mortgage […]

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New Safe Travels Hawaii App

A new web application to replace paper documentation for arriving airline passengers to Hawaii went live this past Tuesday. The app is required for all out-of-state arrivals and interisland travel, and can be accessed at www.travel.hawaii.gov. Travelers will be asked to submit trip details, confirm their destination addresses and contact information, as well as a […]

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Hanalei Colony Resort M1- Great Place to Live

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Expedia Group & Airbnb Signed Agreement with Kauai County

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami has reached landmark agreements with Expedia Group and Airbnb, two online hosting platforms for vacation rentals that will help the county enforce its vacation rental laws. It is the first time that a Hawaii government has entered into a cooperative agreement with a travel platform. Kauai allows short-term rentals to operate […]

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May Housing Data Largely Encouraging News for Economy

As the economic recovery proceeds, the housing market will be a big factor in the recovery’s pace according to Curtis Dubay, Senior Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The latest numbers are encouraging. They suggest consumers are willing to take the risk of buying a new home and have the resources to make purchases. Interest rates […]

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COVID, Income, and Loan Qualification

Let’s review some basic requirements on income if you do decide to seek a refinance or also to purchase a property. Government regulators are not dumb, and the folks at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are constantly monitoring the economic situation and tweaking the steps lenders must complete to ensure every loan funded meets the […]

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