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Kauai real estate agents oppose cesspool proposals
09/30/2014

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai real estate agents are opposing proposed new statewide rules for the regulation of cesspools. The state Department of Health wants to prohibit the installation of new cesspools.

Hawaii Association of Realtors announces new officers
09/29/2014

The Hawaii Association of Realtors recently announced its officers for 2015.

Groundbreaking, blessing at PiliMai at Poipu
09/28/2014

POIPU — Locally-owned Coldwell Banker Makai Properties and Brookfield Homes Hawaii recently broke ground at the future site of PiliMai at Poipu, the newest townhome neighborhood addition to the real estate landscape of Kauai’s South Shore. The event culminated with a traditional Hawaiian blessing performed by Kumu Sabra Kauka.

Briefs: Metric Holdings, American Homes
09/26/2014

Tarzana real estate firm buys Hawaiian industrial park. American Homes completes offering.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Hawaiian Oasis Hits Market
09/15/2014

Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s custom, lavish oasis in Kauai, Hawaii is for sale, complete with extra-high ceilings and doorways to accommodate the NBA legend’s storied height.

Critics object to proposed cesspool rule changes
09/15/2014

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Proposed state rules requiring replacement of rural home cesspools with septic tank systems are drawing objections from real estate agents and builders.

Lava threat boosts demand for rental housing near Hilo
09/13/2014

East Hawaii real estate offices are reporting a rush of lower Puna residents looking to rent homes closer to Hilo in anticipation of the approaching lava flow.

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano has residents on the Big Island nervous
09/09/2014

The Kilauea volcano, one of the worlds most active, has spewed a flow now parallel to homes, raising fears the area could be lava-locked Lava from one of the worlds most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaiis Big Island. Lava from Kilauea volcano was still at least a mile from any homes in ...

Hawaii watches helplessly as lava creeps toward town
09/09/2014

PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace in the past few days and is now moving parallel to...

Residents: Hawaii lava part of living in paradise
09/09/2014

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo, security guard George Cortez stands at a roadblock to prevent non-residents from entering the lava-threatened community of Kaohe Homesteads in Pahoa, Hawaii.

Kingofcondos.net Launch Of Its Condo Directory And Market Place In Hawaii
09/09/2014

"We are excited to expand our business to the Hawaii condo market. Our recent increase in popularity is a step in or our journey to be the #1 destination for luxury condo buyers and sellers in the U.S.", says Jason Trindade, CEO of King of Condos. The Hawaii site, located at hawaii.kingofcondos.net, brings new technology to a market that has very few web sites focused on the luxury condo market ...

'There's no control': Hawaii watches lava's creep
09/08/2014

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.

Hawaii Life opens Kauai office
08/24/2014

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers now has a Kauai office at the Shops at Kukuiula, in addition to the company headquarters in Princeville.

Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako
08/20/2014

The neighborhood has declined in recent years as landowners struggled to find ways to utilize its prime real estate, smack in the middle of Honolulu. Wong says the art represents a unique local style, mixing the elaborate urban graffiti seen in places like Brooklyn, Miami, Tokyo and London with Hawaiian cultural influences and Asian anime. For vacationers, the neighborhood's edgy vibe and urban ...

Hawaii Island real estate market shows slight growth
08/18/2014

Hawaii Island’s real estate market took a bit of a pause this summer, real estate agents say.

State Data Book updated, on DBEDT website
08/14/2014

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released Thursday the 2013 edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book. The resource is available at dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/databook and may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files.

San Anselmo couple complete record row to Hawaii
08/08/2014

After rowing nonstop about 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hawaii, San Anselmo husband and wife team Sami Inkinen and Meredith Loring are enjoying a stronger relationship, conquering concerns the voyage could cause them to float adrift.

Hawaii braces for storm double whammy
08/05/2014

David Fell of the Waimanalo section of Honolulu stands with generator, bottled water and other supplies as he stocks up Tuesday at a Costco store in anticipation of two big storms moving toward Hawaii.

First pair crosses finish line in Great Pacific Race
08/02/2014

The first pair crossed the finish line in a 2,400-mile trip from California to Hawaii with no engines, just a rowboat and oars. Click here to watch Kenny Choi's report. A daring couple said the Great Pacific Race was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In the technology world, Sami Inkinen has conquered many feats as the co-founder of Trulia.com, a real estate search site that recently sold for $3 ...

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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...

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

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.

Tribute in the works
05/07/2014

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Slideshows
03/10/2014

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.

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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 ...

New political party registers in Hawaii
02/24/2014

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.

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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,

Family business inspires Kristofer Chun
09/03/2013

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.

Zuckerbergs go house hunting in Hawaii
09/03/2013

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.

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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.

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

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