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False Missile Alert Looms as a Black Eye for Hawaii and Its Governor

01/14/2018 Across Hawaii on Sunday, people spoke about gathering their families ... “Why did it take so long to correct the mistake?” said Jamie Higa, 34, a real estate agent. “Whoever is responsible clearly failed to do his job. The governor isn’t directly ...

Windsorite in Hawaii Experiences False Nuke Alarm

01/14/2018 Hawaii Governor David Ige confirmed that the alert was a false alarm and the islands were not under threat of a nuclear attack. Harold Campbell is a real estate agent who has lived in Honolulu for 18 years. He grew up in Windsor, having attended grade ...

Secret Money: How Trump Made Millions Selling Condos To Unknown Buyers

01/13/2018 The agency is considering requiring real-estate professionals to adopt anti-money-laundering ... four in the New York City area and one in Hawaii. Neither Trump nor his licensees have disclosed terms of the agreements. Trump also has declined to release ...

Associa Hawaii Hires Phyllis Okada Kacher as New Chief Business Development Officer

01/11/2018 Ms. Kacher also served as the vice president of marketing for the Oahu and Kauai real estate division of Amfac/JMB Hawaii L.L.C. During her time there she was a member of the Waikele development team, president of the Waikele Community Association and ...

Division of Dillingham Ranch proceeds

01/12/2018 A California real estate investment firm is making a new case to Hawaii regulators for carving up Oahu’s historic Dillingham Ranch and selling pieces to buyers who could build homes on 70 lots zoned for agriculture. Read More

Will Hawaii Be the Next Puerto Rico?

01/12/2018 More likely, the issue is land use rules, of which Hawaii has extremely strict ones. That drives up the cost of housing and commercial real estate. Likewise, the booming tourism industry in Hawaii may be creating a wedge between the price of real estate ...

Real-Life Training Paves the Way to Continued Success

01/11/2018 “How to Become a First-Time Homebuyer,” offers helpful advice for real estate professionals to better serve first-time clients who may be afraid or need guidance on what to do. You have one of the biggest REALTOR® training programs in Hawaii. Why do ...

Housing median prices hit record highs for 5th year in a row

01/12/2018 Locations – Hawaii’s leading real estate firm – published its 2017 Year-End Oahu Residential Real Estate Report. The report, which analyzes sales activity for more than 350 Oahu neighborhoods, concludes that Oahu home values will continue to rise in ...

Desperate hunt for missing sisters, aged 12 and 25, feared dead in Montecito mudslides as Catholic school founder, real estate broker and father, are among the 16 buried alive ...

01/10/2018 Rohter was a former real estate broker before he founded the school ... Tyler McManigal, 28, who is stationed in Hawaii with the Navy, said he was notified yesterday that his father and brother had been swept away by the flooding in Montecito.

Hawaii retail market sees higher availability, along with higher costs

01/08/2018 Hawaii’s retail real estate market posted its highest availability rate in three years at the end of 2017 as retailers and restaurateurs in the Islands began 2018 facing a record low unemployment rate, a higher state minimum wage and the highest common ...

Median housing prices on Oahu hit record highs in 2017

01/05/2018 Real estate firm Locations says the price for a single-family home ... You see what looks like a bride and groom in a photoshoot around Hawaii. We say, "Aw, they're getting married." But, Civil Beat's Chad Blair says some of them are fake!

35 Hawaii Legislators have a Second Job

01/04/2018 Nearly half of our state legislators hold second jobs, from pilot, doctor and lawyer to business owner, real estate agent and more ... 35 lawmakers with a job outside of the state Legislature. Hawaii’s lawmakers work year-round, going to committee ...

Auditor: State Energy Office $600K over budget with no clear mission

01/04/2018 Chris Lee says Hawaii is on track to meeting its clean energy goals ... conversations and meetings from President Donald Trump's real estate business to investigators probing Russian election meddling, according to... The Trump Organization has provided ...

Two Jobs

01/04/2018 Nearly half of our state legislators hold second jobs, from pilot, doctor and lawyer to business owner, real estate agent and more ... 35 lawmakers with a job outside of the state Legislature. Hawaii’s lawmakers work year-round, going to committee ...

CHOI Group joins forces with Hawaii Life

01/04/2018 CHOI International today announced its plan to join forces with Hawaii Life, the statewide leader in luxury real estate listings and sales. Founded in 2008 ?and locally owned, Hawaii Life has emerged as the third largest brokerage in Hawaii. Hawaii Life is ...

$35M French-Inspired Hawaii Estate Is the Week's Most Expensive New Listing

01/04/2018 This Hawaii home comes with an indoor fountain ... It was recently relisted it at its higher price, with a nod to the rising real estate prices in the area. Sachi Braden holds the listing.

Australian man in homemade boat rescued off Hawaii

01/03/2018 An Australian man sailing alone in a homemade boat was rescued off the coast of Hawaii after he was blown off course on ... interview the man before he continues his voyage. Search real estate for sale or rent anywhere in Australia from licensed estate ...

Tax Reform: Here’s What Could Impact Homeowners Most

01/04/2018 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, Calif. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii The top five metros based on share of owners that pay over $10,000 in real estate taxes: New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y., N.J., Pa. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk ...

Real estate panel to meet on Maui

01/02/2018 senior real estate specialist, at (808) 586-2643, or toll-free from Maui at 984-2400, extension 62643, at least four working days in advance of the meeting. For more information, see hawaii.gov/hirec.

Mark Zuckerberg’s real campaign: Save Facebook

12/29/2017 To escape the cold: Head to Key West, Florida or Honolulu, Hawaii for the weekend if you can ... high and grew 6.5% over last year according to an analysis from online real estate site Zillow, per AFP. Renters also paid a record amount, 1% more in total ...

Paradise Park founder had knack for numbers and real estate

12/28/2017 or patronize neighborhood retail complexes such as Waipahu Shopping Plaza, Puck's Alley and Waiakamilo Shopping Center. Others may have stayed at the Palms Hotel in Waikiki or miss Hawaii's original Trader Vic's restaurant on Ward Avenue.

Hawaii, Colorado See Biggest Luxury Price Surges of 2017

12/26/2017 Maui, Hawaii, and Eagle County, Colorado ... “More than anything people look at property here as a blue chip asset in a real estate portfolio,” said Matthew Blake, a Vail-based broker for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “There are more golf ...

InPoint sets $12.4M mortgage for Hawaii building

12/22/2017 "The Property is right downtown, walkable to all the major demand generators in the Honolulu CBD," said Don MacKinnon, president of InPoint Commercial Real Estate Income, Inc. "In addition, the submarket continues to grow, particularly with Hawaii Pacific ...

CHOI International Joins Forces with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers To Form The CHOI Group with Hawaii Life

12/22/2017 A long-established leader in the luxury real estate market on Oahu, CHOI International joins forces with Hawaii Life, currently the statewide leader in luxury listings and sales, to form The CHOI Group with Hawaii Life HONOLULU, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire ...

A Luxurious Life! The Mamalahoa Estate in Kailua, Hawaii

12/21/2017 This beautiful estate is found built on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain in Kailua, Hawaii. This stunning property greets you ... the images below and head over to Christie’s International Real Estate to place your bid immediately. If you are anything ...

Airbnb should need real estate license

12/22/2017 If Airbnb is engaged in real estate rentals in Hawaii, for which it advertises and collects a commission, it is obviously engaged in real estate activities and should have a state real estate license. Read More

We Should Look Anew At Real Estate Investment Trusts

12/20/2017 This past year Alexander & Baldwin announced, like many Hawaii commercial real estate companies before it, that it too, would become a real estate investment trust. At this rate, I too, would like to be a REIT, but alas, a REIT requires a minimum of 100 ...

Philly real estate market: A good time to buy, a hard time to sell

12/20/2017 They include locations where residents are spending more than 33 percent of their household income toward their mortgages. Almost all of them are in California, but Oregon and Hawaii squeak in there, too.

Watch: Shocking Video Shows Dog Being Dragged By A Car In Hawaii

12/18/2017 A dashcam video has been posted on YouTube which shows a dog being dragged behind a vehicle driven by a woman for at least two blocks in Honolulu, Hawaii. The clip was ... floor this week includes a special real-estate tax cut. Here are the 14 GOP senators ...

Waipahu High senior earned a college degree before graduating high school

12/18/2017 Hawaii's John John Florence repeats as surfing's world champion ... Locations has some tips on investing in real estate. Locations has some tips on investing in real estate. "Sand mattress" installed at Kuhio Beach "Sand mattress" installed at Kuhio ...

Commercial real estate owners in Hawaii could 'hit the jackpot' with tax bill

12/18/2017 The tax deduction for businesses structured as limited-liability companies and other pass-through companies contained in the tax bill is expected to be a substantial benefit for some commercial real estate owners in Hawaii and the rest of the nation.

The states with the most million-dollar homes

12/17/2017 Washington DC, California, Hawaii, and New York have a higher percentage of homes ... the price tag of any prime piece of real estate is usually measured in the millions. Where in the United States can the most multi-million dollar homes be found ...

La’ilani Apartments among 1,221 affordable rentals state selling

12/16/2017 KAILUA-KONA — Two hundred family units at La’ilani Apartments are among 1,221 affordable housing units being sold by the state to a Hawaii and California real estate development partnership. Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. (HHFDC ...

Rents to rise as state sells affordable units to private real-estate developer

12/14/2017 The state will sell thousands of affordable rental apartments to a private real-estate developer, which could mean less of a burden on taxpayers, but a price hike for residents. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors ...

Oahu new condo listings rise by 25 percent

12/15/2017 Locations – Hawaii’s leading real estate firm – published its Oahu Residential Real Estate Report for November 2017. The report, which analyzes sales activity for more than 350 Oahu neighborhoods, concludes that Oahu home values continue to rise at a ...

Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program

12/05/2017 The Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program ... The delegates are currently involved in a wide range of industries including real estate, construction, finance, data base management, hotel management, retail, restaurant, law and government.

Hawaii agency chooses buyer of state affordable housing portfolio, pending board approval

12/12/2017 last year after becoming a real estate investment trust, Forest City Realty Trust (NYSE: FCE). Alakai Development Co., a company formed by former Forest City Hawaii executive Jon Wallenstrom, is working to complete an extension of Manawalea Road from ...

HNW Investors Find an Attractive Niche in Secondary Market Hotels

12/11/2017 Both men have sunk millions of dollars into high-end hotels, like a Four Seasons resort in Hawaii owned by Dell and a Four Seasons ... According to a report from commercial real estate services company JLL, full-service hotels in the high-end category ...

The last time Congress pulled off a major tax code overhaul, it triggered a financial disaster

12/11/2017 Since real estate asset value underpins the largest component of debt ... The ten states with the highest amounts outstanding per mortgage – California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Virginia and the State ...

Christie’s International Real Estate expands footprint in Asia with affiliates in Japan, Thailand

12/11/2017 a real estate developer, builder and brokerage services company. List Sotheby’s International Realty’s brokerage franchise started in Japan in 2009 and then expanded to Oahu, Hawaii. List Sotheby’s International Realty acquired the franchise rights ...