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Kauai Market Update

The Kauai real estate market continues to be hot, especially in the central area of Lihue.  Resort areas are primarily the North and South regions which have somewhat more inventory but overall it's a healthy market.  The "Troublesome" North Shore residential absorption rate of 10.1 months is new and not necessarily a trend.  Three months ago it was in the "OK" yellow band.

Absorption Rate Dec 2017 (Kauai)

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsRichard T. Dolbeare • December 11 2017 01:16AM
Kauai Market Update
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Ma'alaea Maui Market Update for Aug 2017
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Kauai Housing Market Tight at Mid-Year
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The Up-Escalator of Life
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Kauai Absorption Rate at Mid-Year 2016
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Absorption rate (how many months of active inventory) is a market health indicator where 6 months is typically viewed as a balanced market. Current Kauai data shows a sluggish market in the South Shore and North Side areas while the Central area.. more
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Maui Real Estate Update
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Maui Real Estate Sales Update For Nov 2015
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Maui Real Estate Market Update for November 2015 Maui Real Estate Market Update for November 2015 Maui real estate sales statistics through November 2015 are provided courtesy of a local title company. As shown in the data below, sales volume for… more
Kauai real estate sales history
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Third quarter statistics are in for 2015 Kauai real estate sales. The charts below show our real estate cycles beginning in 2005, the buildup to what turned out to be a peak in 2006, the 2011 market bottom, and on to the present. All three… more
Maui Sales Statistics for August 2015
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Kauai Sales Statistics for Aug 2015
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Kauai 2nd Quarter 2015 Real Estate Sales
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Second quarter statistics are in for 2015 Kauai real estate sales. The charts below show our real estate cycles beginning in 2005, the buildup to what turned out to be a peak in 2006, the 2011 market bottom, and on to the present. All three… more
Maui Home & Condo Market Looking Healthy
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The Maui real estate market continues to be healthy with all market area looking good except for residential homes in the East and West regions. Just 3 months ago, much of the data was in the red zone which is not the case now. The exceptionally… more
Kauai 1st Quarter 2015 Real Estate Sales
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