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07/28/2014 - It's 'aloha' for Twin Cities-based Artspace

A tax credit helps advance a project in Hawaii for Twin Cities-based Artspace Inc. - the group's first off-shore project

07/24/2014 - simplicityHR by ALTRES Names Rebecca Morton as Human Resources Consultant to its Big Island Location

simplicityHR by ALTRES, Hawaii's most experienced provider of outsourced payroll and human resources services, has announced the hiring of Rebecca Morton as a Human Resources Consultant to its office in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. (PRWeb July 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12042869.htm

07/18/2014 - Honolulu, Hawaii REALTOR® Pamela Cleere Honored to Serve Her Local Military Community

HONOLULU, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keller Williams Real Estate consultant Pamela Cleere is a Certified Military Relocation Professional in Hawaii. She is also a retired Military Veteran. "I began my Military career in Texas," she says. "I trained at Lackland Air Force Base and my first assignment in Logistics was Sembach AB, Germany.

07/17/2014 - Maui Real Estate Icon Joins Elite Pacific Properties

Realtor® Robert Myers Among Hawaii’s Top Producing (PRWeb July 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12013447.htm

07/11/2014 - Report: Maui house, condo prices up, sales down

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui house and condo prices are increasing, while sales numbers are lagging, according to real estate figures for the first six months of the year.

07/09/2014 - The Wainaku Executive Center on Hilo Bay, a Multi-Million Dollar, Historic, Big Island Hawaii Property, is Now Offered ...

The Wainaku Executive Center on Hilo Bay, Big Island, Hawaii, is being offered for sale through MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty. Mr. Edmund Olson, principal owner and an active promoter for Hilo business development, has decided to focus his energies on his recent investment in the Nani Loa Hotel, but looks forward to handing his enthusiastic vision for the Wainaku Center as a future ...

06/27/2014 - Kimo Sutton to represent minority party in Hawaii if elected lieutenant governor

Kimo Sutton, a Republican, said Thursday during a live interview on Hawaii News Now, if elected as lieutenant governor in the upcoming election, he would represent a minority party in Hawaii.

06/24/2014 - Rare Custom Home in Exclusive Hualalai Resort Up For Sale

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare opportunity to own an elegant estate in the prominent Hualalai Resort neighborhood has arisen, with award-winning real estate expert Harold Clarke announcing the exclusive offering of a spectacular luxury custom home in the heart of Kona-Kohala Coast, through LuxuryBigIsland.com. Luxurious properties such as this are only offered ...

06/22/2014 - Chicago, New York, Hawaii Bid for Obama Library

Hawaii, New York and at least 4 Chicago sites offer bids to house Obama's presidential library

06/19/2014 - Dallas police-fire pension fund sees $60M loss from luxury homes

The retirement fund relied heavily on property investments, including in ultra-luxury homes in Hawaii, Aspen and elsewhere.

06/14/2014 - Couple try to be first to row from Monterey to Hawaii

Tech entrepreneurs and endurance athletes Sami Inkinen, 38, and Meredith Loring, 34, hope to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary as the first couple to row from California to Hawaii. In coming days, the San Anselmo residents - he is a co-founder of the real estate search and information site Trulia - will set off on a 2,400-mile journey from Monterey to Oahu. "People have done things like ...

06/04/2014 - Blackstone Helps Fund $400 Million Hilton Tower in Hawaii

Blackstone Group LP (BX) , majority owner of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., will provide half the funding for a $400 million timeshare tower set to break ground today at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

05/29/2014 - Hawaiian Vacation Estate & Real Estate Developer Chooses AridDek Aluminum Decking for Rental Properties | Wahoo Decks

AridDek aluminum decking chosen by Hawaiian vacation estate & real estate developer for its durability, ease of installation, and low-maintenance watertight qualities. (PRWeb May 29, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11896147.htm

05/23/2014 - Hawaii Americana Realty Announces Market Update For Luxury Properties Sold in the Honolulu Market

HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Serving the entire real estate and housing market on Oahu and Maui and throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and offering its services online as well, Hawaii Americana Realty has just announced its market update report on the sale of luxury properties throughout the Honolulu, Hawaii, real estate market for the month of April, 2014. Sales ...

05/22/2014 - Sotheby's International Realty Network Welcomes Hawaii Firm

MADISON, N.J., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Carvill & Company in Kailua, Hawaii, is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Carvill Sotheby's International Realty. Scott Carvill is broker/owner of the firm, which is located at 970 N. Kalaheo Avenue in Kailua, serving the Kailua, Windward, Honolulu and ...

05/21/2014 - Hyatt Expands in Kauai with the Historic Coco Palms Resort

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Coco Palms Hui LLC today announced a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Coco Palms Hui LLC for The Coco Palms Resort on Kauai, Hawaii.

05/15/2014 - Hawaii scuba divers face off over aquarium fish

A filmed underwater confrontation between an environmentalist who wants to shut down the aquarium-fish industry in Hawaii and a collector who gathers the fish and sells them for a living has put a spotlight on a...

05/07/2014 - SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Captures 16-year-old Stowaway Stepping Onto Tarmac From Wheel Well

UPDATE: HONOLULU (AP) - Newly released surveillance video captures the moment the 16-year-old teen stowaway stepped out of the wheel well and onto the tarmac after surviving the five and a half hour flight across the ocean to Hawaii.

05/07/2014 - Tribute in the works

Many of you knew Frank Babakaiff, a real estate agent for 35 years and musician with Flashback who passed away on April 11, 2010 as a result of a very serious accident while on vacation in Hawaii. While bogey-boarding, Frank was permanently injured and became a paraplegic.

03/24/2014 - Law on flood coverage will allow higher rates to flow in

Premiums are going up on nearly 14,000 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Hawaii as Congress looks to get a federal program out of a $24 billion hole.

03/23/2014 - 3 file suit in alleged Puna land scam

Three Japanese nationals have filed suit alleging they were sold undeveloped land in Puna at inflated prices by another Japanese national who made fraudulent claims and who is not licensed to sell real estate in Hawaii.

03/10/2014 - Slideshows

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of lands where they've cultivated some of world's best coffee. Rusty's Hawaiian owner Lorie Obra told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the uncertainty has her worried. She says her lease is up next month.

03/10/2014 - Kau coffee farmers worried about pending land sale

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of lands where they've cultivated some of world's best coffee. Rusty's Hawaiian owner Lorie Obra told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1gfgJrN ) the uncertainty has her worried. She says her lease is up next month. The ...

03/10/2014 - Town & Country Welcomes Burch & Flaherty

Town & Country Real Estate (1TownandCountry.com) has announced that Melissa Flaherty will join the firm’s Bridgehampton office. Ms. Flaherty, born and raised in Montauk, has returned to the East End after many years in Hawaii, first as student at the University of Hawaii in Manoa and then as the manager of Jimmy Buffet’s at the Beachcomber in Waikiki.

02/27/2014 - Woodridge and Colony Acquire the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Resort

MAUI, Hawaii--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Resort was sold today to a partnership between Michael Rosenfeld’s Woodridge Capital Partners, LLC and Colony Capital, LLC and its affiliates including Colony Financial. The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a stunning destination resort on the Island of Maui, which was again voted “Best Island in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler ...

02/25/2014 - Maui Luxury Home Builder/Broker BD Properties Hawaii Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Offering Pre-Construction ...

Greg Brown, owner of trusted Maui luxury home construction company Brown Development and licensed real estate broker for BD Properties Hawaii is offering generous pre-construction discounts on a limited number of luxury estate homes currently under construction on Maui. (PRWeb February 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11605132.htm

02/24/2014 - New political party registers in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) The Hawaii Independent Party has enough voter signatures to satisfy the requirements for a new party. The party is led by former Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares and Maui real estate agent Michelle del Rosario.

02/24/2014 - Associa OnCall Announces Promotions for Hawaii Operations

Associa OnCall, a 24/7 solution to community association maintenance needs, proudly announces the addition of Barbie Hatcher as Vice President of Associa OnCall Hawaii, James Silva

02/14/2014 - Honolulu Officials Bulldoze Real Estate Broker's Protest Signs

Honolulu Officials Bulldoze Real Estate Broker's Protest Signs Headlines Legal Nation Honolulu officials targeting properties under eminent domain law asserted itself with an aggressive show of power against a local real estate broker, bulldozing the broker's protest signs three years after seizing her property. Choon James has bought and sold real estate in Hawaii for two decades. In 2010 the ...

02/04/2014 - Associa Hawaii Names New Vice President of Maui Operations

Associa Hawaii, an Associa company, is proud to announce Linda Ames has been named vice president of Maui operations. In this new capacity, she will work closely with Doug Lefler,

09/03/2013 - Family business inspires Kristofer Chun

Real estate broker Kristofer Chun may be a newer Napa resident but he’s not new to the industry. For Chun, buying and selling homes is a family business. “My grandfather started a real estate development business in Hawaii over 70 years ago. My father followed him,” said Chun.

09/03/2013 - Zuckerbergs go house hunting in Hawaii

Washington, Sept. 3 (ANI): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are reportedly looking to buy a property in Hawaii where the couple is vacationing.

08/30/2013 - Hawaii QB Blindsides USC Defender into Another Dimension

Engage warp drive, set a course for “semiconsciousness” and PUNCH IT, CHEWIE . That’s essentially the scenario that took place when Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham blasted into a USC cornerback during Thursday night’s game between the Trojans and the Rainbow Warriors. A GIF of the block was crafted by Business Insider’s Cork Gaines . Be warned, you could lose an afternoon just staring into this ...

08/30/2013 - Daryl Hannah for Hawaii Five-O

Daryl Hannah is the latest star revealed to be making a guest appearance in the new series of Hawaii Five-O.

08/19/2013 - Opus’ Park West Business Center sells for nearly $12M

The 104,000-square-foot Park West Business Center in Brooklyn Park sold for $11.75 million to a legal entity related to the Kapolei, Hawaii-based James Campbell Co., according to a certificate of real estate value filed Friday in Hennepin County.

08/17/2013 - Say ‘Aloha’ to Don Mitchell, a valued figure in Buffalo running

Hawaii native Don Mitchell is going home. Mark Mulville/Buffalo News file photo

08/10/2013 - Hawaii investors to buy Kauai's Coco Palms

KITV4 News has confirmed a group of Hawaii investors is buying the Coco Palms resort on Kauai. The group called Coco Palms Hui LLC is under contract to buy the resort. Tyler Greene, from Bridge Real Estate, the developer for the project says he's working with the county of Kauai to restore Coco Palms under the Iniki ordinance to its original state. Greene says the company applied for the demo ...

08/07/2013 - Attorney Francis L. Jung has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating - the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Francis L. Jung, a lawyer based in Kailua-Kona, HI whose primary area of practice is Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Corporate, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis®, has confirmed that attorney Francis L. Jung still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale ...

08/05/2013 - China's Top Countries For Second Homes

This fall in Hawaii, the people over at LA bound Affinity China will be hosting hundreds of affluent Chinese looking for a piece of real estate in the U.S. Countries around the world are watching affluent Chinese gobble up property, most of it prime-time. In some countries, this will have ramifications on social services -- as is the case in places like New Zealand -- and Canada, as the eastern ...

07/18/2013 - Waikiki Beach Walk® Expands Its Online Presence for Travelers From Asia

Travelers from Japan, China, and Korea can now learn about Waikiki Beach Walk® online in their own languages prior to arriving in Hawaii. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, which markets Waikiki Beach Walk®, has joined efforts with PacRim Marketing Group to host pages featuring the retail center, its stores, restaurants, and activities utilizing PacRim’s three proprietary Asian language websites ...

07/13/2013 - Brewbaker: Bottom has passed for home market

WAIKAPU - Hawaii economist Paul Brewbaker said Friday that there are no longer bargain-priced homes left on Maui from the Great Recession several years ago.

07/08/2013 - Caldwell talks property tax changes in 'Ask The Mayor'

In an appearance on Hawaii News Now Sunrise on Monday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said that raising property taxes for certain homeowners may be considered as a possible alternative to help offset increases in operating costs for the City and County of Honolulu.

07/01/2013 - Realtor MLS for Big Island, Kauai gets new CEO

Hawaii Island MLS firm gets new CEO Having served the company for more than a decade, Faith Geronimo has been appointed to serve as the CEO of Hawaii Information Service, a local real estate technology company which handles the Realtor MLS, or multiple listing service, for the Big Island and Kauai.

06/30/2013 - Prospective homeowners flock to homebuyers fair

Interest in buying a home in Hawaii appears to be rising, if attendance at the annual Homebuyers and Homeowners Fair Saturday is any indication. 

06/19/2013 - Steve Rodgers Attends the Asian Real Estate Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii

The AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) held a Global Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 21-23, 2013 to showcase the U.S. and Asia Real Estate and Investment prospects. President and CEO of Real Living Lifestyles, Steve Rodgers, attended the Summit to learn more about the Asian market and how his brokerage can maximize [...]

06/24/2013 - Luxury Hawaii Estate in the Exclusive Kuki'o Golf and Beach Club to Sell at Live Auction Without Reserve on July 25th

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the July 25th auction without reserve of Hiwa Lani at Kuki'o , a stunning island estate ...

06/18/2013 - MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty Leads the Big Island Real Estate Industry with More Top Producers Than Any ...

The prestigious powerhouse of Big Island Real Estate - MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty - ranks highest with the most Top Producers of any other company on the Big Island of Hawaii. With 25 years of Big Island real estate expertise, MacArthur proves that its commitment, unparalleled knowledge, and unsurpassed concierge level of service set the gold standard required by astute buyers and ...

06/17/2013 - Par Petroleum Corporation Agrees to Purchase Tesoro Hawaii, LLC

Par Petroleum Corporation announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation. Tesoro Hawaii, LLC is an owner of refining, retail and distribution assets located in Hawaii.

06/15/2013 - AP IMPACT: Snowden's life surrounded by spycraft

A real estate sign stands in front of a home in Waipahu, Hawaii on Sunday, June 9, 2013 where Edward Snowden, source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, lived with his girlfriend.

06/13/2013 - POLL: Does Hawaii Kai need another grocery store?

Kamehameha Schools had been planning a new shopping complex in the lawn area near Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai known by residents as the 'Great Lawn.' But on Thursday, Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate announced it has decided to suspend preliminary planning and the community outreach process for the Kuapa commercial village. "This allows us to direct more resources to other projects in the state ...