Dani's Kauai Homes and Land Blog

What is a Leasehold Property?

Leasehold is a form of ownership in which you own the building but not the ground underneath it.
Posted by Dani Dooley on March 01, 2021 in   Hawaii  Dani Dooley  FAQs  Frequently Asked Questions  Kauai  Kauai Resorts  Kiahuna Plantation  Leasehold Properties  Poipu
If you've been looking for smoking deals on Kauai it is likely you keep running into listings that say "This is a leasehold property".  One of the places I get the most questions about is Kiahuna Plantation in Poipu, a leasehold property where the prices start under $100,000. The price tag sounds tempting for a condo in Kauai, so what's the catch?A leasehold is a form of ownership in which you own the building, or portion thereof, but not the ground underneath it. This is different from your typical fee-s... read more

What is a Condotel?

Also known as a Condo-hotel, Condotels are operated like hotels but each room is individually owned like a condo
Posted by Dani Dooley on March 01, 2021 in   Hawaii  Condominium  Condos  Condotel  Dani Dooley  FAQs  Frequently Asked Questions  Kauai
The Kauai Beach Resort on the East shore of Kauai is an excellent example of a condotel. From the moment you drive on site you feel like you are at a resort hotel (because you are) and not the typical apartment complex style condominium. Kauai Beach Resort has a grand palm-lined front driveway, valet parking, a front desk and lobby reception area, and all the amenities of your favorite hotel resorts. But instead of being owned by a corporation or one very wealthy individual, at condotels each room is independently ... read more

Focus on Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home For More

Improving curb appeal is the number one thing a homeowner can do to boost the marketability of their home.
Posted by Dani Dooley on February 23, 2021 in   Hawaii  Curb Appeal  Dani Dooley  FAQs  For Sellers  Frequently Asked Questions  Kauai  Seller Tips  Tips
Curb appeal describes how your house looks from the curb; is it attractive, welcoming and enticing to potential buyers? For buyers your home's outdoor appearance can be a huge factor in whether they pursue the property and make an offer. If you do nothing else to get your home ready to sell, at least make the outside look great.Curb appeal is about making a great first impression. A Princeton research study found that people's first impressions of people and objects are made within 1/10th of a second, and... 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