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Act 181 (Senate Bill 292) repeals the Condominium Law Chapter 514A, HRS, in its entirety.  Previously, the recodification of the Condominium Law under Chapter 514B, HRS, superseded most of the governance sections within Chapter 514A, HRS, for all condominium dsc00907projects in the State of Hawaii.  Act 181 repeals the entire chapter on January 1, 2019, including the development sections while providing technical language on what happens to registered projects that still retain developer inventory, as well as projects created under Chapter 514A, HRS, but never registered. Developers with Chapter 514A, HRS, condominium projects are urged to consult with their CPR attorney regarding Act 181 as soon as possible!

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Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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Bali Hai welcomes Pali Ke Kua #8 to our Princeville Resort Condominium Collection.

Pali Ke Kua Unit 8

Pali Ke Kua Unit 8

Pali Ke Kua #8 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground level end unit that opens out to an expansive green lawn with gorgeous mountain views. Newly remodeled, Pali Ke Kua #8 is just a short walk across manicured tropical landscaped grounds to a fantastic view of the North Shore of Read the rest of this entry »

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Hanalei Merchant Hop

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Come and celebrate the Grand Opening of the Makana North Shore Urgent Care Center on May 5, 2018!  

The finishing touches on the building and grounds are in process in anticipation of opening the clinic for patients on June 1, 2018.  This facility will provide much needed emergency medical care for North Shore residents and visitors, and is located next to the Hanalei Police and Fire Station in Princeville, on Hanalei Plantation Road.

makana-urgent-careAs a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, the Makana North Shore Urgent Care Center has graciously received community support over the past four years. They are now in need of one final push to reach their fundraising goal of $200K.  Attached please find a donor information packet that provides detailed information about the Makana Center and Community Outreach Programs.  The Grand Opening Celebration in conjunction with their 1st Annual Fundraiser is scheduled for May 5th, 2018 at the Makana Center.  A $100 donation per person is suggested to attend ~ please go to http://www.makanacare.org/donate .

There will be tours of the new state-of-the-art medical facilities, a silent auction, and a luau dinner with entertainment.  We sincerely hope that you, your family, and friends will be able to join us and the Makana Urgent Care Team for an evening of celebration.

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Kauai showed the world the true meaning of Aloha and Ohana this past week after a major storm flooded the north shore along with other parts of the island. Residents and visitors immediately responded with “hands-on” help , donations, and deliveries of much needed goods and supplies. Our Bali Hai Team joined in with neighbors, friends, and strangers in true island-style. Some of our Bali Hai clients even flew in to help with the rescue efforts of ferrying people out of Haena.

'Captain' Lee Ulansey & Erik Lanini

Bali Hai clients, ‘Captain’ Lee Ulansey & Erik Lanini

Jonathan Druary and Kaliko Carreira delivering water on day one

Jonathan Druary and Kaliko Carreira delivering water on day one.

Chris Ordonez on one of many supply runs across the Hanalei Bay.

Christopher Ordonez on one of many supply runs across the Hanalei Bay.

Lace Andersen clearing debris in Anahola with Surfrider Kauai.

Lace Andersen clearing debris in Anahola with Surfrider Kauai.

Mahalos to Christine Layaoen-Abalos and Lisa Downer who took care of our guests during the storm. They cleaned up vacation homes in Hanalei, coordinated insurance claims, and provided peace of mind to property owners who were unable to be onsite.

Courtesy of our Bali Hai Ohana and friends, Wainiha and Haena residents enjoyed a much deserved fresh and healthy breakfast last Saturday morning at Opakapaka Grill & Bar in Haena. Many Mahalos to Drew Click and Lisa Downer from our VR Department for their delivery efforts, to Will & Leslie Littlejohn, George & JoMarie Dancik, the Acosta Family for their generous monetary donations, and to Gregg Fraser of Opakapaka Grill & Bar.

Lisa Downer, Drew Click, & Ruth Marvin sending fresh food

Lisa Downer, Drew Click, & Ruth Marvin sending fresh food.

Michael Schmidt and Larry Kopesky share the aloha

Michael Schmidt and Larry Kopesky share the Aloha.

“Mahalo to all the wonderful folks from Bali Hai for the Aloha. ️The
breakfast at Opakapaka’s was enjoyed & appreciated by all. It was so nice
to gather with neighbors and eat an awesome breakfast. (Especially cold milk –
Mahalo) Aloha a me. Mahalo from Doug & Becky Pickels”

Hanalei is OPEN for business and ready to welcome visitors with Aloha! Visitors are still able to enjoy over 70 beaches on Kauai and the many beautiful sites our island has to offer.

We’re very lucky to live in such a supportive community that is blessed with compassionate friends from across the world. Should you wish to contribute to Kauai’s recovery efforts, please click here for donation information.

 

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Stephen Long has assisted me on all my disaster insurance claims since hurricane Iniki. I highly recommend him. He provides excellent tips below:

Aloha Bali Hai Realty Team,

First, let me express my deepest heart felt sympathies to all of you, your neighbors and clients who have been adversely affected by this historic flood !!! All of the belongings of the caretaker at my farm along Kainahola Stream in Kapaa, along with all of my own agricultural equipment, has been swept away.

I first met John as a tourist at his home on Anini Beach, while it was under construction. In 1992, three days after Hurricane Iniki, I returned to Kauai as a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pacific Rim Disaster Response Team after working with the Oakland / Berkeley communities following the devastating fire there in 1991. I moved my family to Kauai 6 months later, where my two boys attended Hanalei Elementary School. At that time I repaired all of the public schools on Kauai for the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services. I was Chairman of the Hanalei School Re-Construction Committee and involved in personal counseling sessions with Nick Beck, the Principal, to bring art therapy into the school to assist the children in expressing and resolving newly acquired fears and emotions as a result of being in a disaster. Over that following year I evaluated structural and personal belongings damage / losses, prepared the documentation, assisted owners to negotiate & settle insurance claims and rebuilt 83 homes under the Kauai Office of Emergency Permitting.

Once again, John has asked me to communicate with all of you and through you…your clients, to provide the same comprehensive professional services. This will be my fifth insurance claim and rebuilding effort with John over the past 26 years.

There are a number of important items to be aware of, that are outlined below:

  1. While cleaning up immediately after a flood, it is imperative to take as many overall and detailed before and after photos of the damage, regardless of how insignificant they may appear at the time. That means every single article damaged or moved by water. Many of your homes and personal items affected by water damage may not be accessible for some time, except by yourselves or our Team for ‘off-island’ owners, and cleanup is important to avoid the potential of additional future mold / moisture damage. We will also take photos as part of our professional services.
  2. Immediately communicate with your insurance company and open a claim. Detailed evaluation, documentation and cost estimates can be prepared over time. Again, photo documentation is critical.
  3. Become familiar with your insurance policy and terms of coverage. If you feel you may want to work with our Team, please forward a copy of your policy to me for our initial review.
  4. There is a big difference between insurance coverage for flood versus ‘wind driven rain’ damage in your policies. They are two separate areas of coverage. From what I have observed, there has been significant material and personal losses from both forces. High winds can move landscaping materials and trees that also damage structures…allowing ‘wind driven rain’ into ones home.
  5. Water is insidious and the damage can continue to develop over time. This includes mold, swelling floors, tight door frames, peeling paint etc. Please keep a notebook of observations over time of damages that continue to present themselves as being ‘different’ conditions than before the flood.
  6. “God is in the details!” The more detailed and thorough ones evaluation and documentation of the various damage is, the higher the estimated costs will be. It is your personal right to receive the maximum amount of financial compensation that you are legally entitled to, under the terms of your various insurance policies. Many autos will be a virtual loss.
  7. We are here to assist you and your clients in any way we can. After Iniki, many of John’s agents used me as a resource to prepare their own claims, because they were ‘on island’ in their own homes. Your friends and clients may not have such immediate access to their homes.
  8. My Team is comprised of architects, structural engineers and administrative personnel to provide the full range of professional services needed to assist you in all aspects of the site review, evaluation of damages both to the building and personal belongs and negotiating & settling insurance claims. As a licensed Hawaii architect we also provide the full range of architectural services, including design, permitting and construction observation.
  9. Our fees are based on an hourly ‘Not to Exceed Estimate’ of the time involved to provide the required professional services to meet your individual needs. There will a cap on our estimated fees that will not exceed 7.5% of any expenses involved. Industry standard is 8-12%.
  10. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason.  I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED…AND I AM HERE TO HELP !!!

Sincerely,

Stephen

Stephen W. Long & Associates, Inc. PO Box 223459

Princeville, HI  96722 808-652-8000 [email protected]

www.KauaiArchitecture.com

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We thank everyone in the community for all they are doing to help. This is why Kauai is so special. My Dad always use to tell me he came for the beauty but stayed for the people of Kauai.”

https://www.gofundme.com/save-aloha-school-from-kauai-flood

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