New Hawaii Island Listings: June 6–12

June 12, 2020||Mortgages/Economy/Market

According to MLS data, 121 properties were listed for sale on the Big Island in the last 7 days. Featured this week is MLS 638846 in Volcano, Hawaii.

December 14, 2012||Mortgages/Economy/Market

How Will Mortgage Rates Fare in 2013? 

In an unprecedented move, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has linked the unemployment rate with keeping interest rates at a 60-year low. How does this bold announcement affect your real estate investment decisions in 2013? Read More 

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December 31, 2009||Legislative Updates: Hawaii County, Legislative Updates: State of Hawaii

Year in Review - 2009 Legislation Recap 

Here's a quick recap of three pieces of real-estate related state legislation passed in 2009 that impact our Hawaii community: Solar Water Heater Law: Hawaii has become the first state in the nation to require the installation of solar water heating systems on new single-family homes, as of January 1, 2010.  There are exceptions.  Read more about the solar power legislation. The Clothesline Act: This law prohibits any outright ban on outdoor clotheslines for single-family home owners and townhouse owners.  The purpose of the law is to reduce energy use and dependence on motorized clothes dryers.  Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a similar bill in 2008, but noted that the act that passed this year does allow homeowners associations to enforce reasonable restrictions on the placement of clotheslines.  Read Governor Lingle's statement to the Senate regarding Act 192. Transient Accommodations Tax: A 1% increase... Read More 

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