Kaumakani Real Estate News
Mar 27, 2015 | via West Hawaii Today
The county sent notices to 320 people operating vacation rental, bed and breakfast and homestay businesses without proper permits, The Garden Island newspaper in Lihue reported. The alleged violators were identified from a list of 4,000 vacation rentals on Kauai, said Michael Dahilig, the county's planning director. Comment?
Apr 13, 2015 | via McClatchy
In Vermont and six other states - Oklahoma, Arizona, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Dakota and Georgia - taxpayers who itemize their deductions are allowed to deduct what they paid in state and local taxes on their state income tax returns, just as they can on their federal tax returns. But since the starting point for state income tax calculations usually is the lower federal adjusted income that already takes the deduction into account, taxpayers in those states get the extra benefit of essentially deducting their state and local taxes twice. Comment?
Feb 17, 2015 | via Business Journal
Hawaii's Prudential Advantage Realty said Tuesday that the firm has changed its name as it becomes the first Hawaii residential real estate firm to join the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand. The Honolulu residential real estate company, which is now called Better Homes and Gardens Advantage Realty, will continue to be led by broker and owner Myron Kiriu , is now the company's CEO. Comment?
Nov 23, 2014 | via The Honolulu Advertiser
Carolyn Adams Nov. 19, 2014 Carolyn Adams, 68, of Honolulu, a registered nurse and certified nurse's assistant medical certifier for the Red Cross, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oklahoma City. Comment?
Nov 21, 2014 | via SNL Financial
The Hawaii Insurance Division continues to monitor the lava flow situation in the state as Commissioner Gordon Ito delivered testimony Nov. 19 to a U.S. House subcommittee, saying federal government assistance will help to mitigate the impact and possible long-term effects from the lava flow. Ito told the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources during an oversight hearing on volcano hazards that his division's greatest area of concern at this time is the nonrenewal of policies in affected areas. Comment?
Nov 14, 2014 | via Business Journal
Waianae is the most affordable housing market in Hawaii, while Kapolei is the most expensive, according to a report from Coldwell Banker Real Estate , but the state's lack of inventory kept wealthier Hawaii areas out of the study. The residential real estate firm studied almost 2,000 markets for the report, which looked at the average prices of a four bedroom, two bathroom house. Comment?
4 min ago | via WJNO
Florida's job and income growth is impressive, Raises are out - bonuses are in, Inside Florida hot real-estate market & more: Today's entry: So Florida has been growing jobs but what about wages? Can people afford food with their paychecks? Bottom Line: Today's question was sent with a bit of snarkyness to it That's ok because it's a good question and topic. Florida's overall job growth has been the 2nd best in the country in overall job growth since the end of the recession in the summer of 2009 and since we steadily began to add people to payrolls once again in February of 2010. Comment?
10 hrs ago | via EurekAlert!
The method used to calculate Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the most trusted benchmark for U.S. residential real estate prices, contains a flaw that likely could lead to misstating its monthly estimates, according to a newly published study led by faculty at Florida Atlantic University. The paper published in the Journal of Real Estate Research identifies an important deficiency in the Weighted Repeated Sales method developed by economists Karl Case and Robert Shiller, which compares repeat sales of the same homes in an effort to study home pricing trends both nationally and in 20 metropolitan areas across the country. Comment?
9 min ago | via Business Journal
There were fewer foreclosures in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area in the month of March, compared to the same period a year ago - a sign that the local housing market remains robust. According to newly released figures from CoreLogic , 0.69 percent of outstanding mortgages in the metropolitan area were in foreclosure in March. Comment?
12 min ago | via Russia Taday
Fair Russia MPs claim that night phone calls and messages from creditors can be considered intimidation and should be outlawed. The new bill would ban night phone calls and messages both for banks and for debt collecting agencies to clients with overdue mortgage payments. Comment?
15 min ago | via GlobeNewswire
HSH.com releases its latest Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar showing a slight easing for mortgage rates in the seven-day period ending May 26, halting a month-long increase for fixed rates which totaled a quarter of a percentage point. The Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar reports the average rates and points offered by lenders for the two most popular types of mortgages, the conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and the conforming 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage . Comment?
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