Dani's Kauai Homes and Land Blog

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

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 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 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

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