Dani's Kauai Homes and Land Blog

This Seller is Motivated

Quoted straight from an email I opened this morning
Posted by Dani Dooley on January 31, 2021 in   Hawaii  COVID-19  Dani Dooley  For Buyers  Kauai  Market Updates
I'm hearing this more and more from agents about their CONDO listings. Some are blatantly including this in their marketing and others are just whispering it to me on the side at the showing, essentially begging an offer.This year we have seen phenomenal growth in our residential market. I'm sure wherever you are in the US you've heard about skyrocketing prices as people scramble to find a safe harbor from the pandemic on Kauai. Our median single family home sales price in 2020 was $810,000, up from $659,900 in 201... read more

Do Your Due Diligence: Get a Home Inspection

Congratulations, your offer has been accepted! Here's what happens next . . .
Posted by Dani Dooley on September 01, 2020 in   Hawaii  Dani Dooley  FAQs  For Buyers  Frequently Asked Questions  Home Inspections  Kauai
Your offer has been accepted and now it is time to do your due diligence. One of the first things I recommend is to get the property inspected by a professional home inspector. Your inspector will help you identify potential hazards or problems that you were not aware of so you can make an informed decision on the purchase of your new property.Most real estate contracts in the state of Hawaii are written up to include an inspection period. During the inspection period you are allowed and expected to thoroughly insp... read more

What is a CPR?

Condominium Property Regimes are a Common Sight in Kauai
Posted by Dani Dooley on August 03, 2020 in   Hawaii  Condominium  Condos  CPR  Dani Dooley  FAQs  For Buyers  Frequently Asked Questions  Kauai
CPR's are very common in Hawaii. CPR stands for Condominium Property Regime. A Condominium Property Regime is a type of ownership in Hawaii in which a parcel of land can be divided into smaller units of land that can then be sold separately. It is similar to how apartment-type buildings are divided into individual units that can be owned by different owners, or condominiums. The process of creating a Condominium Property Regime is often referred to as “CPRing” a property.When creating a CPR there is no ... read more

What is an ADU in Kauai?

An ADU, or Additional Dwelling Unit, is a second living unit that shares the same lot of a larger, primary home.
Posted by Dani Dooley on June 01, 2020 in   Hawaii  Additional Dwelling Unit  ADU  Dani Dooley  FAQs  For Buyers  For Sellers  Frequently Asked Questions  Kauai
In Kauai an ADU is a living space that has a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a place to sleep. An ADU, or Additional Dwelling Unit, is a second living unit that shares the same lot of a larger, primary home. This unit can be detached from or attached to an existing residence and is designed and used for single-family residential purposes (See Kauai County CZO updates and Kauai County CZO Article 15, beginning on page 123).The primary purpose of an ADU is to increase the number of affordable rentals for... read more