News From Hawaii
Timely, relevant and useful information about Hawai’i and other parts of the country related to real estate, finance and policy issues for homeowners and prospective homeowners.
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Time to Hold Congress Accountable
Make sure Congress knows that you support programs that support property owners. Go to the American Property Owners Alliance now and sign the petition. (external link) Learn more.
Will My Homeowners Insurance Cover a Volcanic Eruption?
Find out what insurance will cover for Hawaii homeowners after damage from a volcanic eruption.
Maui Summit Advances Conversation On Homelessness
Maui REALTORS®, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, Maui County, the Maui Homeless Alliance and others, convened at the Maui County Landlord Summit.
Kaua`i REALTORS® And Residents Work Together To Shape the Island’s New General Plan
The Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® (KBR) has been taking an active role with the Kaua`i County Planning Department as the County undergoes the process of reviewing the Kaua`i general plan.
Kaua`i REALTORS® Work To Revitalize The Lihu`e Business District
The Kaua`i Board of REALTORS® has taken a pro-active role in the area’s revival, partnering with Kaua`i County’s efforts to breathe life back into the Lihu`e business district.
Maui Students Get a Helping Hand
Wishing Well for Maui Students, a volunteer program created by a local REALTOR, procures essentials and other educational needs for classrooms for the 35 public and charter schools located on Maui.
Newly Passed House Bill Will Avert Flood Insurance Disaster
The State of Hawaii has passed House Bill 1418 to clarify our state building laws and avert a disaster in our federal flood insurance coverage.
Heavy Rains in Hawai’i Can Cause Catastrophic Damage to Property
Heavy rains can happen at any time and can result in flash floods. In October 2004, a flash flood in Manoa, a residential neighborhood in Honolulu, caused $85 million in damage.
The Tiny House Movement Gains Ground With Hawai’i Homeowners
While not for everyone, homeowners who have embraced the trend say they enjoy the time and cost savings a home with a tiny footprint delivers.
Median Sales Prices Up in Hawai’i
The median sales price in homes across Hawai’i were up year-over-year in 2016. Single-family homes were up nearly 5% and condominiums were up over 7%.
UPDATE: REALTORS and Homeowners Work Together To Abolish Unfair Property Taxes in Honolulu
Judge Gary W.B. Chang recently overturned a property tax increase that required property owners to pay $6 for every $1,000 of their home’s appraised value.
A New Land Use Initiative To Improve The Housing Market
Hawaii REALTORS believe that the initiative will help to revise outdated land use regulations and improve the island’s housing situation.
Hawai’i Homeowners May Find Themselves Without National Flood Insurance
Hawaiians who rely on the National Flood Insurance Program may soon find themselves without any protection if the state government doesn’t act soon.
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