KAUAI CURRENT EVENTS & REAL ESTATE UPDATES

County of Kauai to use eminent domain to acquire property
County of Kauai to use eminent domain to acquire property

Eminent domain proceedings have started on a 23.5 acre Kilauea Property

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Kauai's Target Store is now Open
Kauai's Target Store is now Open

Target has opened the doors to its first and only store on the island of Kauai

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County of Kauai considering acquiring land
County of Kauai considering acquiring land

Hideaways Beach trail area is currently being reviewed for possible county acquisition and maintenance.

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Queens Bath Access Closed
Queens Bath Access Closed

Princeville's Queens Bath access will be closed during the winter season

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FEMA to update the National Flood Insurance Program's risk rating
FEMA to update the National Flood Insurance Program's risk rating

FEMA is updating the NFIP risk rating with the implementation of a new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0.

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Additional 3% Tax to be Applied to Kauai Vacation Rental & Hotel Bookings
Additional 3% Tax to be Applied to Kauai Vacation Rental & Hotel Bookings

A 3% Transient Accommodation Tax by the County will apply to the Tourism Industry which goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2021

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$4M in Aid Committed to Local Housing Needs on Kauai and Oahu
$4M in Aid Committed to Local Housing Needs on Kauai and Oahu

Kauai and Oahu will receive a total of $4 million in federal aid to bolster local housing support.

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An Uptick in Movie Productions on Kauai in 2021
An Uptick in Movie Productions on Kauai in 2021

Kaua‘i has seen a return in movie and TV productions after the island’s film industry was cut in half this past year.

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Princeville’s Kupuna Park - Coming Soon
Princeville’s Kupuna Park - Coming Soon

Prince Albert Park in Princeville received an $180K grant to build a FitLot outdoor exercise system.

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$3.18M Allocated to Improve Kilauea Gymnasium & More
$3.18M Allocated to Improve Kilauea Gymnasium & More

Beneficiaries include Kilauea Gymnasium, Hanapepe Stadium and a new sports complex in Anahola

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280-Unit Luxury Condo Project Planned for Poipu
280-Unit Luxury Condo Project Planned for Poipu

Kauanoe O Koloa is $200M project proposed near the Kiahuna Golf Club course on Kauai’s South Shore

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Kauai Community College Ranked #7 in the US; Hawaii Community College System #1 in Nation
Kauai Community College Ranked #7 in the US; Hawaii Community College System #1 in...

WalletHub ranked the best and worst community colleges for 2021.

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2 Kauai Golf Courses Among '100 Most Affordable' in the Country
2 Kauai Golf Courses Among '100 Most Affordable' in the Country

Golf Magazine recently recognized 2 popular Kauai courses among the best values in the country.

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Hanalei Hill Repairs and North Shore Convoy Update
Hanalei Hill Repairs and North Shore Convoy Update

The 1st phase of emergency repairs are expected to conclude at the end of September. Both lanes of the highway will reopen shortly after. .

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Hawaii's Current Travel Restrictions and Requirements
Hawaii's Current Travel Restrictions and Requirements

The State of Hawaii, as of July 8th, 2021, will now allow travelers who are vaccinated in the U.S. to skip quarantine without getting a COVID test ...

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Wailua Golf Course Named One of Best in the Nation
Wailua Golf Course Named One of Best in the Nation

Wailua Golf Course ranked in the top 1% of all municipal courses in the nation.

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“Coming Soon” Compass Office in Kilauea Town
“Coming Soon” Compass Office in Kilauea Town

Compass will be opening an office in Ahuimanu Village in Kilauea later this summer.

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Introducing Compass Concierge
Introducing Compass Concierge

Are you curious yet? Read more to get a brief understanding of what it is & how it works.

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Kauai Rental Cars Booked Up Till Early August
Kauai Rental Cars Booked Up Till Early August

If you are looking to rent a car on Kauai right now, you will most likely be on a waiting list, since cars are all sold out until the end of the su...

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Hawaii predicted to have an average 2021 hurricane season
Hawaii predicted to have an average 2021 hurricane season

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center expects Hawaii to see two to five tropical cyclones during the 2021 hurricane season. Considered a below-avera...

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Kauai Selected to Participate in the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project
Kauai Selected to Participate in the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Pro...

Kauai and Oahu have been selected to be part of the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project, or ETIPP, by the U.S. Department of Energy. ...

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Kauai Has Reopened to Tourism and Is Offering Free Post-travel Covid-19 Tests to Visitors
Kauai Has Reopened to Tourism and Is Offering Free Post-travel Covid-19 Tests to V...

Kauai has been requiring everyone arriving to quarantine for 10-days unless, they received a negative result from a second test taken three days af...

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Southwest Airlines Just Added a Pre-clearance Program for Hawaii-bound Travelers
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Southwest Airlines Just Added a Pre-clearance Program for Hawaii-bound Travelers

The latest airline to offer a pre-clearance program for Hawaii-bound travelers is Southwest Airlines, if they have tested negative for Covid-19 and...

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Kauai's Sheraton and the Cliffs Gear Up for April 5 Reopening
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Kauai's Sheraton and the Cliffs Gear Up for April 5 Reopening

Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort and The Cliffs at Princeville are gear up for April 5 reopening.

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Kauai's Direct Alaska Airlines Fights to Resume in April
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Kauai's Direct Alaska Airlines Fights to Resume in April

Kauai will be rejoining the state’s Safe Travels program April 5th and Alaska Airlines will be resuming service to the Island.

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Famous Hawaii Bakery Shutting Down After 170 Years in Business
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Famous Hawaii Bakery Shutting Down After 170 Years in Business

Love’s Bakery is sadly closing down operations at the end of March due to losses caused by the Covid pandemic.

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4 Lanes Coming Soon to Kuhio Highway in Wailua
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4 Lanes Coming Soon to Kuhio Highway in Wailua

The Department of Transportation will soon be commencing construction to add a 4th driving lane between Kuamo'o Road and the Kapa'a Bypass Road.

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Kauai County Council Passes School Reopening Resolution
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Kauai County Council Passes School Reopening Resolution

A resolution was passed by the Kauai County Council last week, urging the state to reopen in-person education.

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Compass, One of Seven New Businesses Opening at Ahuimanu Shopping Center in Kilauea in 2021
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Compass, One of Seven New Businesses Opening at Ahuimanu Shopping Center in Kilaue...

In the coming year, Compass will be one of seven new businesses opening in the Ahuimanu Shopping Center, bringing the occupancy level up to 81%.

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Kauai Visitor Arrivals Down 96.5%, Visitor Spending Down 95% in January
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Kauai Visitor Arrivals Down 96.5%, Visitor Spending Down 95% in January

Recent data from Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) showed that both visitor arrivals and visitor spending were down remarkably more for Kauai than any...

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Spotlight on Koloa Landing – Come for Vacation and Never Leave
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Spotlight on Koloa Landing – Come for Vacation and Never Leave

We've all been to tropical resorts where we didn't want to leave and wished you lived there. Well, now you can. If not full-time, then part-time an...

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How’s the Market?  A Macro Perspective Amidst a Global Pandemic
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How’s the Market? A Macro Perspective Amidst a Global Pandemic

Despite the existence of a global pandemic, economists say the housing market across the state is relatively stable, especially on Kaua‘i.

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Direct Flights to Kauai Postponed
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Direct Flights to Kauai Postponed

With many airlines eliminating direct flights to Kauai and other neighbor islands from the mainland, getting to and from Kauai will be a little tri...

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3 More Sales Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions
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3 More Sales Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions

We feel extremely thankful for our wonderful clients and our peers in the industry, all of whom worked hard to make each of the below sales occur d...

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So, How is the Market? - Q1 2020 Overview
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So, How is the Market? - Q1 2020 Overview

During these unprecedented times, here's a snapshot of the state of the Kauai real estate market as of the end of Q1 2020.

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Introducing the Timbers at Hokuala
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Introducing the Timbers at Hokuala

As Partners with Timbers at Hokuala, we’ve been extended carte blanche for any of our clients who’d like to experience Timbers firsthand. Care to ...

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Aloha Princeville Resort
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Aloha Princeville Resort

The Princeville Resort hotel has officially closed its doors, and they will not reopen again until the re-branded and renovated 1 Hotels Hanalei Ba...

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Just Sold: 5450 Kalalea View Drive, Anahola ($3,850,000)
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Just Sold: 5450 Kalalea View Drive, Anahola ($3,850,000)

Spectacular Aliomanu Estates Bluff Home with captivating white water views to the north and coastline views to the east.

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30 Beautiful Photos of Kauai
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30 Beautiful Photos of Kauai

A mix of beautiful images from locations all over the garden isle.

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21 Things to Do and See on Kauai's South Shore This Spring
21 Things to Do and See on Kauai's South Shore This Spring

After the holiday celebrations and before the rush of summer visitors, spring is one of the best times to visit Kauai's South Shore.

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6 Ocean View Homes Under $1.5 Million
6 Ocean View Homes Under $1.5 Million

6 current detached homes actively listed for sale that provide ocean views in a price range from approximately $995,000 - $1,500,000.

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Food & Wine Magazine Picks Kauai Eatery as “Best Classic Restaurant in the State”
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Food & Wine Magazine Picks Kauai Eatery as “Best Classic Restaurant in the State”

Congratulations to Lihue's own Hamura Saimin, a local favorite since 1952.

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Amazing Feat: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Achieves 100% Renewable Power Generation
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Amazing Feat: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Achieves 100% Renewable Power Gener...

Kauai has been running its entire energy grid on 100% renewable sources for short bursts since November.

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10 Can't-Miss Restaurants on Kauai's South Shore
10 Can't-Miss Restaurants on Kauai's South Shore

Kauai's diverse South Shore food scene offers up an array of savory flavors sure to satisfy any culinary taste.

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Don't Forget to Pay Your Property Taxes - Due February 20th
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Don't Forget to Pay Your Property Taxes - Due February 20th

Yes, it is that time of year again. The County of Kauai (second installment) Real Property Tax Payments for the 2019-20 tax year are due soon – on...

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7 Beautiful Beachfront Vacation Rental Homes for Sale
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7 Beautiful Beachfront Vacation Rental Homes for Sale

If you are an "ocean" person, there is simply nothing quite like enjoying the sights and sounds of the sea from your own lanai just steps away from...

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Out-of-State Buyers Like Us... They Really, Really Like Us
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Out-of-State Buyers Like Us... They Really, Really Like Us

Hawai’i, much like Sally Field, is feeling the “like." In a 2020 Economic Forecast Report presented to State lawmakers by Hawaii’s Chief Economist...

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2019 Kauai Tourism Activity by the Numbers
2019 Kauai Tourism Activity by the Numbers

OK, it wasn’t just us. Kauai actually had less tourist activity in 2019 versus 2018, seeing decreases in both visitor spending and visitor arrival...

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Princeville Resort Hotel News: Some Bad, More Good
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Princeville Resort Hotel News: Some Bad, More Good

The Princeville Resort Kauai hotel will be closing on May 1st, 2020, bringing with it a loss of jobs in the short term, but hopefully much greater ...

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3 Great Waterfront Restaurants on Kauai
3 Great Waterfront Restaurants on Kauai

Nicknamed the Garden Isle, Kauai is characterized by tropical rainforests, dramatic cliffs, and sugary beaches that give way to crystal-clear waters.

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