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HUD Low Income Level on Oahu

HUD Low Income Level on Oahu

On Oahu the threshold to qualify as low income has been increased to $93,000 under Housing and Urban Development Guidelines for a family of four. This is an increase of $9,600 in annual income from 2017.


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Smoke Free Cars

Smoke Free Cars

A new law will take effect on July 1st banning smoking in the car with children under the age of 18. It will be illegal to smoke cigarettes or vape in a vehicle with minors, the fine for first time offenders will be $200.

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Hawaii Real Property Taxes

Hawaii Real Property Taxes

2018-2019

Maui Country Real Property Tax Rates

Fiscal Year - July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Rates are Per $1,000 of net taxable assessed valuation


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Weather Trends Revealed by Old Hawaiian Newspapers

Weather Trends Revealed by Old Hawaiian Newspapers

It's revealed that a major hurricane hit the Big Island and Maui in 1871. Storms of the past are being studied through translating old Hawaiian newspapers. Two professors at UH one specializing in Hawaiian language and another in Ocean and Earth Science are teaming up to translate the largest native-language cache in the Western Hemisphere to preserve the language and find geophysical stories to better understands the weather patterns of today.

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Mothers Day on Maui

Mothers Day on Maui

There are many Maui Mother's Day events to enjoy! Here's a few of our top picks.

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Title Insurance

Title Insurance

Standard Owners Policy VS. Premier Residential Owners Policy (Eagle Policy)

Is it worth it to pay a premium for additional title Insurance?

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Hawaii Tourism

Hawaii Tourism

Get Ready, 2018 could be the year for 10 Million tourists!

We are only four months in and 2018 is already turning out to be a record setting year for the Hawaii tourism industry.



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Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the semi-annual Maui Film Festival! Buy your passes now before ticket prices go up at the end of the month.

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Condotel Loans Just Got Easier

Condotel Loans Just Got Easier

First Hawaiian Bank is now allowing 20% down payments on all Maui condotels if the purchase is for an owner-occupant or a second home. A higher down payment will be required if the condo will be used for a vacation rental.



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Houle Financial Corporation Purchases Kukui Mall

Houle Financial Corporation Purchases Kukui Mall

One of the owners of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Houle Financial closed last week on their purchase of the Kukui Mall in Kihei. The financial corporation already has big plans to revitalize the old shopping center.


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