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Kauai highest in foreclosure rate - Hawaii Business

There are 56 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 16, 2009, titled Kauai highest in foreclosure rate - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Kauai surpassed all other islands to post the highest foreclosure rate in August, according to recent data from RealtyTrac.

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alarmclock

Kilauea, HI

#41 Sep 17, 2009
The article mentions that one developer had 145 Kauai condo (Lihue) units foreclosed on. 175 Lihue foreclosures minus 145 leaves 30. Which would, without that one developer, put Lihue somewhere beneath at least two Maui zip codes. The headline while technically correct, seems to inflate the problem slightly.
Gustavo

Honolulu, HI

#42 Sep 17, 2009
ALOHA LOCAL HAOLE:
Exactly what is it that you think I was telling "us what is good for us."
I've only been in Hawai'i for 40 years. And what is my unhealthy lifestyle?
Hawai'i is a great place to live if you ride waves and life on any island besides O'ahu and Mau'i. It would be a better place to live if all the intelligent kids, i.e. those that graduate from our private schools that when they go off to
colleges on the mainland...they return to live and work in Hawai'i. Look at what we're left with in terms of brainpower. Iolani had 33 National Merit
Scholar semi-finalists last year, Punahou 17 and the entire DOE statewide had 5. Additionally
DOE students annually score at 48th and 49th in standardized tests on
reading and math. What should we do about this? Hawai'i has become the new Appalachia...the dumbest state in the nation.
Hmmmm

Mililani, HI

#43 Sep 17, 2009
Gustavo wrote:
Why so many foreclosures on Kaua'i and in Kihei?
Could you say "superferry?"
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#44 Sep 17, 2009
Gustavo wrote:
JOELOCAL:
Please tell me in standard English exactly why you wanted the SuperFerry...
no one was even riding it to Mau'i...there were almost no people or vehicles
on board. What was it you liked about the SuperFerry besides their free
vomit bags and video reruns of UH football and basketball games? The owners thought that a lot of people in wheelchairs would use the ferry
to go see UH football games in the stadium. These guys were nuts.
Simple English - I like options. I like to travel interisland to see friends, family and events.

Question to you - do you ever travel interisland? do you rent a car? heck, do you ever leave Waikaloa?

Point is (IN SIMPLE ENGLISH), you are not me... DONT THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT! We know what you are - Not that anythings wrong with that.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#45 Sep 17, 2009
Gustavo wrote:
ALOHA LOCAL HAOLE:
Exactly what is it that you think I was telling "us what is good for us."
I've only been in Hawai'i for 40 years. And what is my unhealthy lifestyle?
Hawai'i is a great place to live if you ride waves and life on any island besides O'ahu and Mau'i. It would be a better place to live if all the intelligent kids, i.e. those that graduate from our private schools that when they go off to
colleges on the mainland...they return to live and work in Hawai'i. Look at what we're left with in terms of brainpower. Iolani had 33 National Merit
Scholar semi-finalists last year, Punahou 17 and the entire DOE statewide had 5. Additionally
DOE students annually score at 48th and 49th in standardized tests on
reading and math. What should we do about this? Hawai'i has become the new Appalachia...the dumbest state in the nation.
What should we do about this? Make all the people who move to Hawaii pay back state and city tax that us locals have been paying our entire life. This will help the schools, the job market and bring back the ALOHA TO HAWAII!
Gustavo

Honolulu, HI

#46 Sep 17, 2009
YES JOE LOCAL:
I flew everyday Mon.-Fri. from a neighbor island to Honolulu to work everyda for ten years. But I sure wish I could have taken a three-hour SuperFerry ride
everyday...morning and evening...think of all the vomit and tickets more than
twice as expensive as an airline ticket. You're a real Einstein JOELOCAL. And what would you do without the affluent California retirees (and Trust Babies) that have been
moving to Kaua'i, Mau'i and Hawai'i Island for the last 20 years..with their hefty pensions, their parent's inheiritance and the money made from their
real estate along the California coast. And they're "educated" unlike many of the "local" residents of Hawai'i...who didn't have the foresight to move to
Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose/Hayward, Carson/Torrance, Portland and Seattle...for decent paying jobs and a cost-of-living 25-30% lower than Hawai'i?
Gustavo

Honolulu, HI

#47 Sep 17, 2009
Over 50% of the residents of Hawai'i cannot swim...i.e. two laps of a 25yd.
pool. If you don't ride waves...why live in Hawai'i with its crappy salaries
and a cost-of-living 25% higher than the mainland? I don't get it...is it because "locals" like to stay with their extended families for support or is it they can't afford a one-way ticket out to get a decent paying job on the mainland? I know a lot of locals who tell me they would feel "inferior" if they
were to move to the mainland. I don't know why. Almost 50% of all the
Hawaiians on the planet no longer live in Hawai'i. Very sad.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#48 Sep 17, 2009
Gustavo wrote:
YES JOE LOCAL:
I flew everyday Mon.-Fri. from a neighbor island to Honolulu to work everyda for ten years. But I sure wish I could have taken a three-hour SuperFerry ride
everyday...morning and evening...think of all the vomit and tickets more than
twice as expensive as an airline ticket. You're a real Einstein JOELOCAL. And what would you do without the affluent California retirees (and Trust Babies) that have been
moving to Kaua'i, Mau'i and Hawai'i Island for the last 20 years..with their hefty pensions, their parent's inheiritance and the money made from their
real estate along the California coast. And they're "educated" unlike many of the "local" residents of Hawai'i...who didn't have the foresight to move to
Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose/Hayward, Carson/Torrance, Portland and Seattle...for decent paying jobs and a cost-of-living 25-30% lower than Hawai'i?
Good for you to have your company pay for your flights. Again you are missing the point, you and the rest of the transplants chose to move here (probably because you can afford it) so don't make like you know whats best for the residents of Hawaii.

Your positioning yourself as a typical loud, brash, know it all, braggart from the mainland. If that is what you are doing, then you still don't get what living in Hawaii is all about.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#49 Sep 17, 2009
Gustavo wrote:
YES JOE LOCAL:
I flew everyday Mon.-Fri. from a neighbor island to Honolulu to work everyda for ten years. But I sure wish I could have taken a three-hour SuperFerry ride
everyday...morning and evening...think of all the vomit and tickets more than
twice as expensive as an airline ticket. You're a real Einstein JOELOCAL. And what would you do without the affluent California retirees (and Trust Babies) that have been
moving to Kaua'i, Mau'i and Hawai'i Island for the last 20 years..with their hefty pensions, their parent's inheiritance and the money made from their
real estate along the California coast. And they're "educated" unlike many of the "local" residents of Hawai'i...who didn't have the foresight to move to
Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose/Hayward, Carson/Torrance, Portland and Seattle...for decent paying jobs and a cost-of-living 25-30% lower than Hawai'i?
And I guess if the affluent Californians (who sound like GREAT people with their silver spoons in where ever they stick it) didn't move to Hawaii, I guess the prices of homes would be lower and there would be a lot more ALOHA in the state.
bjreed

Arlington, TX

#50 Sep 18, 2009
It is NOT the Superferry. Everyone hates the idea of the Superferry. It is a matter of bad economy and really bad loans. That is what has gone wrong in Kauaii. However, it will revive itself and recover. Kauaii shall survive! The bad loans are no worse here than anywhere else; they are simply bad loans. Bankers offerred "silly" money, and borrowers took them up on the deal. Just wrong all the way around. Maybe we borrowers have learned a lesson.
bjreed

Arlington, TX

#51 Sep 18, 2009
Local Haole, I would like to know exactly what bad habits you think I might bring to your beautiful Island? I love the Island; I love the locals. I have always made it a point to make friends with locals and to go to local restaurants, and to tip well etc. What more do you want? And I do nothing to upset the ecology of the Island.

I understand why you may be upset with some Mainlanders, because of their disrespect of the Islands' customs. It is usually born of ignorance. But, you simply cannot paint all of us with the same brush. Please do not include all of us in just one swoop!
alarmclock

Kilauea, HI

#52 Sep 18, 2009
Hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Could you say "superferry?"
Kauai's big jump in foreclosures due largely to one developer going into default on 145 condo/hotel units. Same developer also defaulting on over 300 units in Waikiki. Maybe some other places. SuperFerry's fault? I don't think so.
< http://pacific.bizjournals.com/pacific/storie... ;
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#53 Sep 18, 2009
bjreed wrote:
Local Haole, I would like to know exactly what bad habits you think I might bring to your beautiful Island? I love the Island; I love the locals. I have always made it a point to make friends with locals and to go to local restaurants, and to tip well etc. What more do you want? And I do nothing to upset the ecology of the Island.
I understand why you may be upset with some Mainlanders, because of their disrespect of the Islands' customs. It is usually born of ignorance. But, you simply cannot paint all of us with the same brush. Please do not include all of us in just one swoop!
Well said. There are a few bad apples that spoil the bunch and you do acknowledge that they DO disrespect the islands (aka local) customs. I would also say their "I know more than you" and "let me tell you what you should think" attitude does not help too.

I hope more mainland transplants will take this into consideration before they move here.

The ALOHA in Hawaii is still there, it has just been diluted over the years.
Gustavo

Honolulu, HI

#54 Sep 19, 2009
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Kauai Bound

United States

#56 Dec 13, 2009
We own a condo here... sad to see the state of the housing market nationwide... live in CA, plan to retire to our lil condo... who knows.
up4one

Lihue, HI

#57 Dec 14, 2009
alice wrote:
Kauai has no viable economy so the foreclosures are coming.
Then the rich from the mainland will come to Kauai, buy the houses
and raise the property value even higher. The price to pay to keep Hawaii all paradise.

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