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Nonprofit Corner: Sustainable Homeownership

Jackie M. Young

“We’re trying to create a consumer who’s better-educated, empowered and can make their own decisions when it comes to first-time home buying,” explains Dennis Oshiro, executive director of Hawaii HomeOwnership Center. “A single mom who spent 10 years getting coaching from us just recently bought her own home,” he says proudly. “It was a matter Read the full article…

Photo by Olivier Koning.

The Home of Hawaii’s Realtors for 50 Years

Special Commemorative Section

THE BIG PICTURE OF HAWAII REALTORS® 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, website and name Hawaii REALTORS® is Read the full article…

July 2017 , Real Estate
July, 2017
Photo by Aaron K. Yoshino.

Rent Control: Step Right Up!

Kathryn Drury Wagner

Move into this 917-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in a lovely, remodeled historical building. Washer/dryer, balcony, air conditioning all included for $875 a month. Just one problem, Island dwellers. It’s in Cleveland. For a similar cozy vibe in Honolulu, you’ll pay at least $2,649, according to Expatisan’s cost-of-living index. Last year, 10,000 more people left Hawaii for Read the full article…

This home in Kihe, with 95 feet of linear beach frontage, sold for $13.25 million last year. The 3,000-square-foot home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms also had a 2-bedroom cottage and a salt-water pool. The listing agent was Kim Insley-Morrell of FColdwell Banker Island Properties. The selling agent was Josh Jerman of Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers. Photo courtesy of listing agent.

Top 100 Realtors 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

Hawaii Business magazine is honored to publish the Top 100 Realtors, the gold standard in identifying the highest producers in Hawaii’s residential real estate industry. This section lists the Top 100 Realtors, based on transactions that closed in 2016. It also ranks the leaders in transactions and vacant-land sales, and lists the top real estate Read the full article…

June 2017 , Real Estate
June, 2017
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Rent or Buy?

Ilima Loomis

Trade her peaceful rental on 2 acres in rural Maui for a condo of her very own? No thanks. Over the 30 years she has lived in the Islands, Lori has owned homes and could afford to do so again, but she says the decision to remain a renter was easy. For $1,400 a month Read the full article…

Finance , May 2017 , Real Estate
May, 2017