Kepuhi Hale, Haena

Kepuhi Hale, Haena

Vacation Rentals in the VDA should have proper signage.

Vacation Rentals outside of the VDAs should have proper signage.

A TVNCU # sign must be visibly posted on all legal vacation rental homes on Kauai that are located outside a designated Visitor Destination Area (VDA).   Such VDA locations on Kauai are currently identified by the Planning Department as zoning districts which allow timeshare activity such as some areas of Princeville, Poipu, and Kapaa.  The existing County Ordinance #864 approved in 2008, requires all vacation rentals outside VDA to have a Transient Vacation Rental Non-Conforming Use Certificate (TVNCU), which has to be re-applied for annually.  For more information, contact the County of Kauai Planning Department at 808.241.4050 and visit the County of Kauai website: http://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments-Agencies/Planning-Department/Transient-Vacation-Rentals.

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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Notify the Real Property Tax Division on or before September 30, 2017.

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The County of Kauai Real Property Tax Assessment office gave homeowners, who saw more than a 3 percent increase in their real property tax due to a transfer of title, a financial reprieve.

Last year my family saw our real property tax increase approximately 18% due to a simple act of estate planning. Our homestead property was denied the 3 percent assessment cap due to a transfer of title, from sole owner to a revocable living trust.

Although we understood the increase fell within the parameters of the tax law, we didn’t believe that it fell within the “spirit of the law.” So along with other affected homeowners, we appealed our assessment to the Real Property Tax Appeals Board.

Recently enacted Ordinance 1015 “allows property owners who were previously ineligible for the 3 percent cap due to a transfer of title to receive a retroactive real property tax adjustment for the 2017 tax year.”

This is great news for Homestead and Commercialized Home Use property owners, who saw a significant increase in their real property tax assessment due to a transfer of title, but still declare the property as their primary residence.

In order to take advantage of this tax adjustment qualified property owners must notify the Real Property Tax Division on or before September 30, 2017. Contact the Real Property Assessment office at (808) 241-4224 for questions or more information.

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Sandi O'Shaughnessy R(S)

Sandi O’Shaughnessy R(S)

The Bali Hai Ohana welcomes Sandi O’Shaughnessy!

Sandi was born and raised in the mid-Atlantic on the New Jersey shore and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She attended acting school in New York City from the time she was 13 through college and performed extensively in New York and New Jersey. Although she loved her acting career, one trip to Kauai was all it took to leave it all behind. She moved here in 1987 and has never looked back.

Sandi is definitely the fittest member of our Ohana as she holds a personal training certificate and specializes in a number of fitness modalities. Not only can she help you with buying or selling a home, she can also get you into shape while you do it!

Sandi and her husband, Kevin, have joined us as a team. We are thrilled to have them and look forward to their many successes.

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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This weekend, September 9th and 10th, Coldwell Banker is teaming up with AdoptaPet.com for their Homes for Dogs project.

Help us find a loving home for these very lovable pooches:

From the Kauai Animal Welfare Society – KawsforPaws.org – we have Judy Blue Eyes and Ronnie.

Judy Blue Eyes. This adorable hound was raised to be a hunting dog but wasn't very good at it. She would love a career as a lap dog and cuddle buddy. Craves human attention.

Judy Blue Eyes. This adorable hound was raised to be a hunting dog but wasn’t very good at it. She would love a career as a lap dog and cuddle buddy. Craves human attention.

Ronnie is a well mannered, people loving dog and would make a great hiking partner for a lucky person.

Ronnie is a well mannered, people loving dog and would make a great hiking partner for a lucky person.

And from the Kauai Humane Society we have Annie and Mabel.

Annie is a gentle fun loving 7 month old Hound/Whippet mix.

Annie is a gentle fun loving 7 month old Hound/Whippet mix.

Mabel, a favorite on field trips, is a sweet and mellow Hound/Retriever mix.

Mabel, a favorite on field trips, is a sweet and mellow Hound/Retriever mix.

Reach out to AdoptaPet.com to adopt a deserving animal. Contact the Kauai Humane Society or Kaws4Paws.org locally to find wonderful homes for Judy, Annie, Mabel and Ronnie. Woof!

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The Woody has done it again!

Christopher Ordonez, Leona Perez of the Kauai Independent Food Bank, Wren Perdue, Ruth Marvin and John Ferry

Christopher Ordonez, Leona Perez of the Kauai Independent Food Bank, Wren Perdue, Ruth Marvin and John Ferry

Parked in front of our office most days (it may take a rain check occasionally), the Woody is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. What you may not know is that the Woody has a sign inviting donations for the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

This past week we were happy to provide the Kauai Independent Food Bank with a generous $1,000 donation!

For more information on how you can help, please visit their website http://www.kauaifoodbank.org/.

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Please tag us in your Woody photos for a chance to be featured on Bali Hai Instagram and Facebook pages!

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The Bali Hai Ohana welcomes Kevin O’Shaughnessy!

Kevin O'Shaughnessy R(S)

Kevin O’Shaughnessy R(S)

Kevin was born and raised in Northern California, but fell in love with Kauai while visiting his sister, and subsequently moved here in 1974.  He owned and operated a business in the landscaping and nursery industry for 15 years, but the career he has enjoyed the most and continues to do today is real estate. He and his wife, Sandi, have joined us as a team. We are very excited that they are now part of our ohana and look forward to their future successes.

Welcome Kevin!

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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2nd Annual Savor Wine & Chocolate Saturday August 19, 2017, Po’oku Meadows, Princeville

The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is excited to announce the annual Savor event, an evening filled with wine and gastronomic delicacies from our local chefs.  Each savory and sweet gourmet dish features local chocolate or cacao as an ingredient and live music and a silent auction will round out the evening’s festivities.  This year the Savor event will be held on August 19th at the newest North Shore venue, Po’oku Meadows in Princeville (at the mauka corner of Kapaka Road and the highway).  Last year’s event raised $21,000, and equal amounts were distributed to Aloha Angels for after school mentoring and clubs at our elementary schools and scholarships for North Shore students at Pu’ukumu middle school and KCC. At KNSCF we believe that the gift of education has a tremendous impact on our community and that education is an investment that benefits all of us.

KNSCF is a community foundation that serves the North Shore communities of Anahola, Moloa’a, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and all places in between. This geographic definition encourages local support from residents, business, and visitors who love the North Shore of Kauai and serves to inspire these communities to work together and thrive together. KNSCF has a unique operating model as it is operated entirely by unpaid volunteers working with an all-volunteer board.  Funds generated by our organization go farther as they are not by reduced by significant administrative costs.

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We hope you will be able to attend this special evening.  Tickets $90 in advance $95 at the door.available online at https://www.savorwineandchocolate.org  or you can contact any board member who will be happy to arrange them for you.  We hope that you will attend us as they strive to improve the educational opportunities for our students on the North Shore.

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Come on down to Hanalei Bay this Saturday, August 12, 2017 and play in the sand!

The eighth annual Hawaii Sand Festival is a free event for all ages. Put your artistic sand sculpture skills to work or come down and appreciate the artwork. See you there!

Hawaii Sand Festival 2017

Hawaii Sand Festival 2017

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