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Maui & Kauai Real Estate Insider Guides

Hawaii Insider Publications Available

I continue to be impressed with the tools offered by my new company, eXp Realty.  One of those tools, kvKore, makes it easy to offer automated e-copies of my real estate publications.  I specialize in two of the Hawaiian islands, Maui & Kauai.  I think these two are the best two and it's the reason I've lived and worked on both.  I have separate publications for each which are stuffed full of information and charts providing insight into our islands and our real estate market conditions.


The "Insider Guide to Maui Real Estate" is now available for download HERE and the "Insider Guide to Kauai Real Estate is available HERE.  Both are FREE to those who agree to receive periodic real estate information.


Richard Dolbeare, R(B)

HI Lic. # RB-20941


eXp Realty

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Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), HI LIc. # RB-20941
145 N Kihei Road Suite A, Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 651-4550 | Aloha@eXp808.com
Hawaii multi-island specialist, Maui & Kauai

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eXp Realty is a nationwide cloud-based brokerage licensed in Hawaii as follows:

eXp Realty, Lic. # RB-21841, 500 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 400, Honolulu, HI 96813

Comment balloon 1 commentRichard T. Dolbeare, R(B) • November 11 2019 07:14AM
Maui & Kauai Real Estate Insider Guides
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I'm "Stoked" about eXp Realty
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I've joined the stampede to eXp Realty
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Kauai Real Estate Market at Mid-Year 2018
Kauai Real Estate Market Overview The Kauai real estate market is hot with many buyers struggling to find properties that meet their needs. The supply of properties is very low relative to supply which is resulting in bidding wars. All 5 Kauai… more
Maui Market is HOT in Some Areas, Cool in Others
I continue to monitor the health of the Maui real estate market by region with major differences noted between regions. Maui’s Central Region is especially active right now; some would say it’s ON FIRE The South Side is OK while the West Side… more
Same Price Maui Homes---Brand New or 30 Years Old?
Given Maui's median home sale price of close to $700, 000, which would most prefer, a brand new one with new home warranty or one about 30 years old sure to need some work before long. It's a real question because Maui's median residential sale… more
Kauai Market Update
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Ma'alaea Maui Market Update for Aug 2017
A market update for Ma'alaea Maui follows. Ma'alaea is a centrally-located area on Maui with 10 condominiums with approximately 564 units and 8 homes. I live in Ma'alaea and love it here. Additional information is available upon request. For… more
Kauai Housing Market Tight at Mid-Year
The Kauai housing market continues to be tight in the residential areas while ample home (not condo) inventory remains in the resort areas of the North Shore (Princeville et al) with ample home & condo inventory on the South Shore (Poipu et al)… more
The Up-Escalator of Life
Our guest speaker at the Maui General Membership Meeting in July was the renowned economist, Paul Brewbaker. Mr. Brewbaker is always entertaining in addition to having a ton of information on the real estate market. In the past, he has talked of… more
Update on Lauloa Ma'alaea Sales
Lauloa 2 bedroom oceanfront condominium sales haven't yet consistently pushed past the $600, 000 price point but sale prices are close. I'll not be surprised to see the next one break that price point as there is 1 pending and 1 listing both well… more
Kauai & Maui 2016 & 2015 Prices Compared
Kauai and Maui median sales prices were up substantially in 2016. Here is a summary extracted from data provided by Old Republic Title & Escrow of Hawaii. Islands & Property Type 2016 2015 Increase Kauai Homes $625, 500 $612, 000.. more
Update on Lihue's Hokulei Village
Hokulei Village in Lihue on the island of Kauai has been fully open for a year now. It's absolutely awesome to have a full-size grocery store in Lihue given the traffic difficulty in driving to Kapaa. The image below was posted in August 2015… more
Key Takaways from Paul Brewbaker July 2016 Presentation
Paul Brewbaker presented at the Kauai Board of Realtors and Realtors Association of Maui in July. I attended the Maui meeting and came away with the following takaways. Ecomonic expansion cycles were 2 years before 1929, 4 years from 1933 to 1981,… more
Kauai Absorption Rate at Mid-Year 2016
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
Kauai Real Estate History
Kauai real estate sales continues to grow after with major setbacks in 2001 and 2007. Sales bounced back quickly after the 9/11 attack but it has taken longer after the economic collapse. In fact, sales still are not back to the frienzied levels… more
Maui Real Estate Update
The year 2015 is now well behind us as we rapidly move forward in 2016. Accordingly, 2015 data can now be added to the chart that I maintain for Maui home & condo sales activity. As a stacked chart, a change in a price group shows as a taller… more
Kauai Market Statistics for the Year 2015
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Maui Real Estate Sales Update For Nov 2015
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Kauai real estate sales history
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