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The Home of Hawaii’s Realtors for 50 Years

07/20/2017 There is nothing more valuable than local knowledge when it comes to real estate transactions and that is the specialty of a REALTOR ®. Hawaii REALTORS ® has been supporting local REALTORS ® in the 50th State for the past 50 years. With a refreshed look ...

A Rising Star in Hawaiian Real Estate: Timbers Kauai Ocean Club and Residences

07/19/2017 With 450 acres of gorgeous beach front property, the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in Hawaii and sweeping mountain views ... When complete, the property will included a variety of real estate opportunities from luxury homes to golf ...

Real estate fears follow Marco Polo fire

07/19/2017 Crews have erected scaffolding to protect people on the sidewalk as they work above. State of Hawaii drowns in million dollar debt to Superferry State of Hawaii drowns in million dollar debt to Superferry In a 10-page audit - the State Office of the ...

Largest Holiday Inn Express in Americas Opens in Hawaii

07/19/2017 WAIKIKI, HAWAII—The Holiday Inn Express Waikiki has opened here, marking the largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas region, according to the company. The 44-story, 596-room hotel is a short distance to Waikiki Beach, Luxury Row shopping and ...

Inside Hawaii’s stunning Kohanaiki resort

07/18/2017 Kohanaiki is the true definition of a hidden gem. Few know the private real estate community on Hawaii’s Big Island exist, but its world-class offerings are second to none. The property features the state’s only Rees Jones designed golf course and a ...

Hawaii developer takes new role overseeing First Hawaiian Bank's real estate

07/19/2017 Cameron Nekota, a Hawaii real estate veteran who helped to spearhead D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes’ 11,750-home Hoopili project, has joined First Hawaiian Bank, overseeing the bank’s real estate and government affairs. Tony Au, who began his career with ...

Hawaii County home sales increase 5.6 percent; median price up to $346,775

07/17/2017 HILO — Hawaii County real estate trends continued ticking upward as the first half of the sales year came to a close, with the busy market leading to increases in new construction as existing inventory is bought up. Residential home sales increased 5.6 ...

Hawaii Soldier Pledged Allegiance To ISIS, Wanted To Kill 'A Bunch Of People': FBI

07/11/2017 Kang is from Hawaii, Delacourt said. He enlisted in the Army in December ... Pua Edayan, the office manager at the condo complex, described Kang as "a quiet person." Dee Asuncion, a real estate agent who represented Kang when he bought his home less ...

The Real Estate Investing Rule To Follow: Buy Utility, Rent Luxury

07/09/2017 Of course, real estate is a very personal situation for each individual ... After spending $248,000 a year living in a sweet home in Hawaii, I’d still have $944,307 left over in cash flow if I followed my rule of Renting Luxury, Buying Utility.

Shakedown Hawaii's protagonist not based on Donald Trump, says dev

07/12/2017 The main character in Shakedown Hawaii is a real estate agent and reality TV star, which has had some people thinking he is a spoof of Donald Trump. The developer behind the game has released a statement to clear the air. "I do want to make one ...

Aloha, A New REIT Focused On Hawaii

07/12/2017 Today, ALEX is a premier Hawaii real estate company that owns, operates and manages 4.7 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space primarily in Hawaii and on the U.S. Mainland. ALEX is also the largest owner of grocery/drug-anchored retail ...

Hawaii Life Broker Neal Norman Named Top Realtor in Hawaii for 2016

07/13/2017 Kauai's Top Real Estate Broker Also Named #32 Overall in the Country on 'The Thousand' Real Estate Agent Ranking by Real Trends PRINCEVILLE, Hawaii, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Life is proud to announce that Kauai broker Neal Norman was again ...

FBI: U.S. soldier who was stationed for a time at Fort Riley arrested in Hawaii after pledging loyalty to IS group

07/10/2017 The 34-year-old from Hawaii made an initial appearance Monday in federal court ... to the Kang’s apartment in the Honolulu suburb of Waipahu. Dee Asuncion, a real estate agent who represented Kang when he bought his home less than a year ago, said ...

Understanding the differences between leasehold and fee-simple property

07/11/2017 If you’ve been following the real estate market and are looking for a place to jump ... Just be sure to understand the terms and what the step-ups in the lease are along the way. “In Hawaii especially, land is so critical and that’s where the real ...

5 Reasons to Call a Real Estate Agent Before Your Vacation

07/05/2017 on the big island of Hawaii. Who goes to a place just to see the same stuff they get at home? No one knows the local landscape better than a good real estate agent. They have to — without extensive knowledge of local schools, eats and local things to see ...

Is This Kahala Man’s Pitch To Help The Homeless For Real?

07/11/2017 Hawaii’s low-income families will have renewed hope for a more stable and comfortable future,” the brochure says. Ricky Cassiday, a real estate expert in Honolulu, said that even when you get free land it’s hard to build cheap homes due to the high ...

Alexander & Baldwin to convert to a REIT, hires new CFO

07/10/2017 Alexander & Baldwin, one of Hawaii’s largest owners of commercial real estate, said Monday that it is converting to a real estate investment trust and has hired an experienced REIT executive to serve as the Honolulu-based company’s chief financial officer.

Fidelity acquiring majority ownership of Title Guaranty of Hawaii

06/27/2017 Title insurance giant Fidelity National Financial Inc. is acquiring majority ownership of Hawaii’s oldest real estate escrow company, Title Guaranty of Hawaii, from the Pietsch family for an undisclosed amount. Under the deal, whose terms were not ...

Hawaii Real Estate Investors

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

06/30/2017 Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship ... An appeals court has upheld the maximum 10- to 20-year prison sentence for a Pennsylvania man who tried to rape a real estate agent and claimed in his diary to "truly enjoy the hunt."

Bikeshare Hawaii Now Available in Honolulu

06/29/2017 And both of those cities are some of the few that actually have higher real estate prices than Honolulu. Hawaii has great biking weather all year. That should give Biki a bit of an edge in achieving success. And I think the system will find at least ...

Honolulu officials work to curb bustling sublease tactics

06/22/2017 Hawaii real estate analyst Stephany Sofos says she once had a tenant who was renting from her for $1,500 per month, but was subleasing for $1,000 per week through Craigslist and Airbnb. Elizabeth Churchill, owner of tourism consultancy Churchill Group LLC ...

Jury rules in favor of Hawaii family in quiet title dispute

06/29/2017 A jury returned a verdict in favor of a Native Hawaiian family in a case involving a Hawaii land management and real estate brokerage firm’s attempt to quiet title a 3.4-acre kuleana parcel in Kauaula Valley in Lahaina. The Maui News reports (http://bit ...

Hawaii, The Preferred Real Estate For The International 1 Percent

06/26/2017 A recent study found that Hawaii is the most expensive place in the world to buy toilet paper. Four plush rolls will set you back six bucks. On top of the most expensive wipe of your life, for the seventh year in a row Hawaii has been voted the worst ...

The battle continues: Las Vegas & Hawaii crack down on Airbnb

06/22/2017 Hawaii real estate analyst Stephany Sofos says she once had a tenant who was renting from her for $1,500 per month, but was subleasing for $1,000 per week through Craigslist and Airbnb. Elizabeth Churchill, owner of tourism consultancy Churchill Group LLC ...

Hawaii defies Donald Trump by backing Paris climate change deal

06/20/2017 Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state in the country with ... such as sea level rise inundating valuable real estate in coastal cities. The Kemper Project, the only USA coal plant to use carbon capture technology, costs over $4 billion more than ...

The MacNaughton Group forms nonprofit organization with $1M grant to Hawaii chapter of U.S.VETS

06/19/2017 Hawaii based real estate investment firm The MacNaughton Group has launched a nonprofit foundation with an inaugural grant of $1 million over five years to the Hawaii chapter of U.S.VETS, the nation’s largest nonprofit provider to homeless and at-risk ...

Alexander & Baldwin to Participate in JMP Securities 2017 Financial Services and Real Estate Conference

06/19/2017 ABOUT ALEXANDER & BALDWIN Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. is a Hawaii-based public company, with interests in commercial real estate, land operations, materials and infrastructure construction. With ownership of approximately 87,000 acres in Hawaii, A&B is the ...

Leasehold condominiums still in demand from lifestyle buyers

06/16/2017 Considered a Hawaii oddity, leasehold properties are in demand for buyers looking to buy a luxury condominium in a pricier neighborhood for a fraction of the market rate, though real estate agents warn clients of the uncertainty of buying an uncertain asset.

62-1008 MAHIOLE WY, Kamuela, HI 96743

06/17/2017 Real Estate for Sale, ListingId: 42594323 ... Designed by renowned architect, George Heneghan, the property has an old Hawaii feel with a refreshing modern aesthetic. The flawless details such as high vaulted ceilings, skylights, pocket doors and lots ...

HomeQuest Realtors Hawaii Celebrates 30 Years

06/19/2017 In 2008, Stephanie was also chosen as Realtor of the Year by the Hawaii Association of Realtors ... LLC is one of Oahu’s largest independent real estate companies on the windward side, and specializes in residential real estate for the entire island.

2 luxury brokerages show off the world’s most stunning listings with HGTV

06/18/2017 LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio International are the exclusive real estate partners for HGTV’s 2017 Ultimate ... that earned the top “Classic Homes” spot; and a lush Kukio, Hawaii estate that took blended living spaces to a whole new level when ...

Is a $500,000 home affordable?

06/18/2017 We’ve gained a perspective on Hawaii that many people never get to see. When I first got into real estate in 1988, I sold a five-acre lot on the bluff overlooking Secret Beach for $225,000. Today, a piece that is less than 2 acres, with a nice house ...

Kukio MB23: Fully Furnished Custom Home in Exclusive Big Island Neighborhood Listed for $13.5M

06/15/2017 KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harold Clarke, Hawaii's foremost expert on luxury property and president of top real estate brokerage Luxury Big Island, is proud to introduce a unique opportunity to own a piece of paradise in the ...

Major Functionalities of Estate Tax Hawaii Lawyers

06/14/2017 All the properties or property, assets, and holdings that any individual possess can be termed as real estate. If there are no ... also which are related to a large property or estate and an estate tax Hawaii lawyer is the perfect person to deal with ...

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Partner with HGTV For Ultimate House Hunt

06/13/2017 First Team Real Estate; Florida Executive Realty; Gibson International Inc.; Grupo Actua Properties; Harry Norman, REALTORS; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers; Houlihan Lawrence; Immobilsarda; Jawitz Properties Ltd; JK Property & Yachting; John Daugherty ...

Names and faces in Manatee and Sarasota counties

06/11/2017 Doug Walker joined A Paradise Realty as real estate agent. Walker’s background is farming and ... Phillips previously worked for Hawaii’s Department of Education as a fiscal specialist. Prior to that, she worked as a CPA licensed auditor in a national ...

Alexander and Baldwin enlists Hawaii Life to sell remaining Kawamoto properties

06/09/2017 Alexander and Baldwin has enlisted local real estate firm Hawaii Life to market and sell the remaining seven lots on Kahala Avenue that previously belonged to Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto, taking over from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.

A lot of Trump's property is in areas that the Paris agreement was designed to help protect

06/08/2017 Real estate magnate Donald Trump (R ... The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, is vulnerable too, as is his golf course in Ireland. The president also has business interests in properties near the ocean in Vancouver, Canada ...

VLP Lures Calif. Real Estate Partner From Dentons

06/07/2017 Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2017, 8:10 PM EDT) -- VLP Law Group LLP has added a Hawaii-and-California-focused real estate and land use partner from Dentons who has sold or expanded more than 100 sites across the American West. David B. Franklin ...