After months of debate, the Honolulu City Council on Monday night passed a pair of bills that are considered some of the toughest new regulations for Oahu’s vacation rental industry in decades.
This oceanfront home has the feel of complete privacy; when you’re inside the house, or enjoying the sun-drenched expansive lanai, you are hidden away with the shorebirds to keep you company, and an occasional surfer in the distance.
WalletHub released its report on the Best & Worst State Economies, ranking Hawaii the fourth worst state economy in the U.S.
An affiliate of Blackstone Group has purchased the Kalaeloa Rental Homes — a portfolio of 520 former military apartments at Kalaeloa, the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station in West Oahu — from Rockpoint Group for $211.5 million.
Sky Ala Moana, Avalon Development’s $510 million twin-tower condominium and hotel project near Ala Moana Center, has sold nearly half of the 390 residential units in one tower less than two months after launching sales, and is on track to start construction as early as January.
It’s nearing 9pm when the cravings begin. After the end of a long work week, the lure of a late-night sushi dinner shared with a handful of close friends proves all too appealing. And on this night, it’s the siren song from Rinka, a lovely homestyle Japanese restaurant, that can’t be denied.
Sales of luxury homes on Oahu that sold for $1.5 million or more declined slightly in February, compared to a year ago, while the median price of those homes fell 20 percent to $1.9 million, according to a report from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.
In Manhattan, there are around 500 homes asking $10 million and up, and a surfeit of mega-pricey properties is also appearing in Los Angeles and Miami. The growing glut of wildly expensive homes begs the question: Are there enough people who can afford them?
The growth of Hawaii’s economy has slowed, with lower visitor spending, negative population growth and a dropoff from several record years in construction activity, yet the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization sees a positive forecast for 2019.
After several years of planning, certification tests, and a frustrating delay at the finish line thanks to a partial government shutdown, it finally happened. Tickets to Hawaii are on sale through Southwest Airlines Co.
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