Makawao Real Estate News
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Apr 11, 2015 | via Business Journal
Sales of single-family homes in Maui County soared 20 percent in March as prices for both single-family homes and condominiums rose by more than 5 percent, according to statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui . The median price of a single-family home in Maui County last month was $627,500, which was 6 percent higher than the median price in March 2014, which was $590,500. Comment?
Mar 9, 2015 | via Business Journal
Sales of high-end condominiums in parts of Maui County helped push the median price up by 38 percent in February as prices of single-family homes remained flat, according to statistics released by the Realtors Association of Maui . The median price of a condo in Maui County last month was $475,000, compared to $345,000 in February 2014, an increase of 37.7 percent. Comment?
Feb 9, 2015 | via Business Journal
Home prices in Maui County fell by double digits in January while sales were mixed for single-family homes and condominiums, according to statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui . The median price of a single-family home in Maui County dropped 17 percent to $577,000, from a median price of $695,000 in January 2014. Comment?
Dec 11, 2014 | via Business Journal
The median price of a single family home rose 14.1 percent in November in Maui County, while condo prices rose 4.6 percent despite a 29 percent drop in sales, according to statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui . The median price of a single family home in November was $587,500, compared to $515,000 in November 2013. 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?
17 min ago | via News Max
If you're self-employed, you already pay both the income tax and the self-employment tax that goes towards funding Medicare and Social Security programs. Unless you're an accountant or a financial planner, wading through all the details, requirements, and forms that apply to the self-employed can be daunting. Comment?
27 min ago | via Reuters
Brazil's central bank on Thursday eased reserve requirements to encourage housing and agribusiness lending, but raised returns on term deposits kept at the bank, in a move that officials said will have a neutral effect on monetary policy. In a joint decision with the country's top economic body, the national monetary council, known as CMN, the central bank said it will allow banks to deduct up to 18 percent of their compulsory requirements as long as they use the money for housing financing. Comment?
30 min ago | via Business Wire
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30 min ago | via Post-gazette.com
A proposal to refurbish a struggling community of rowhouses in Clairton has the support of parties that are owed millions of dollars by the properties' bankrupt owner, but it cannot move forward until Clairton's city council agrees to back it. If the council doesn't approve the plan to renovate 165 units in the Century Townhomes development, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Taddonio said Thursday he may allow the properties to be formally abandoned by the court and sold through foreclosure - a process that could leave residents scrambling for a place to live and provide no financial return to creditors. Comment?
31 min ago | via Reuters
May 29 Sales of new homes in Australia rose for a fourth straight month in April to reach their highest since at least 2010 as falling mortgage rates and the lure of rising house values drove demand. The Housing Industry Association said its survey of large volume builders showed sales of new homes rose 0.6 percent in April, from March when they jumped 4.4 percent. Comment?
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