Waikoloa Village Real Estate News
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Wednesday Feb 8 | via West Hawaii Today
Two bills designed to let vacation rental companies, such as Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway, collect taxes on behalf of those who rent out short-term accommodations on those platforms were heard by the state House Tourism Committee on Tuesday. While one bill is substantially similar to one the governor has previously vetoed, the other proposes new rules and restrictions on the operation of vacation rentals in the state. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 7 | via Powhatan Today
This screen grab taken from the Airbnb website shows search results for vacation rentals in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that would allow vacation rental websites like Airbnb to collect taxes on behalf of short-term rental operators. Comment?
Jan 14, 2017 | via West Hawaii Today
The fire broke out at 375 Ohai St. in Hilo last Saturday morning. The cause was not known, and an investigation was launched by the Hawaii Fire Department. Comment?
Jan 5, 2017 | via Washington Times
Representatives of Hawaii's four county councils are submitting a package of bills to state lawmakers that cover a range of issues, from hotel taxes to liability protection for lifeguards. The Hawaii State Association of Counties met last month to organize the bills, which will go before lawmakers during the legislative session that starts Jan. 18, West Hawaii Today reported . Comment?
Jan 4, 2017 | via Hawaii Tribune-Herald
A larger county share of the tax on hotel and vacation rentals, liability protection for lifeguards, ambulances for Hawaii and Kauai counties and a greater say in union negotiations are the top priorities for county governments going into the 2017 session of the state Legislature. Comment?
Sep 12, 2016 | via The Honolulu Advertiser
Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August, current account trade deficit for the second quarter and business inventories for July. Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August. Comment?
Jul 19, 2016 | via West Hawaii Today
Scott Bradley, an HPA alumnus, was appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hawaii Preparatory Academy effective earlier this month on July 1. He is serving a two-year term, succeeding Gregory R. Mooers, who will remain on the board as vice chair. Bradley, who joined the HPA board in 2012, is president of Bradley Properties, Ltd. and co-managing director of RT, LLC. "This is an exciting time in the history of HPA," said Bradley. Comment?
Aug 25, 2016 | via Realtor Magazine
For most of us - whether we've vacationed there or just drooled over "Hawaii 5-0"'s vistas - the Aloha State is a paradise: epic waterfalls, hidden coves, and a slow-paced, barefoot way of life. More than a few vacations have inspired tourists to pack up and relocate. Comment?
Aug 25, 2016 | via The Washington Post
Although there are many ways to measure affordability of homes, recently GoBankingRates.com compared listing prices, mortgage rates and household incomes in all 50 states plus the District to determine how many hours homeowners need to work to pay their mortgage. District residents came in second on the list - right behind residents of Hawaii - for the number of hours worked. Comment?
Jul 14, 2016 | via West Hawaii Today
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz implored the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday to investigate commercial use of the burgeoning short-term rental market on websites like Airbnb and VRBO, citing specific concerns of housing shortages, subsequent rent hikes, illegally zoned or maintained properties and discriminatory practices. Schatz , along with Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Elizabeth Warren , drafted a letter to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez requesting studies be conducted to provide more clarity on the matter. Comment?
3 min ago | via The Columbian
If you're like millions of homeowners, you recently received a familiar, innocuous-looking document from your lender. It's called Form 1098, and it totes up how much interest you paid on your mortgage last year. Comment?
5 min ago | via MarketWatch
Bovis Homes Group PLC rattled investors on Monday, warning that it expects to build 10% to 15% fewer homes in the U.K. this year after missing last year's profit target, while saying it would fund the 2017 dividend partly through asset sales. Bovis reported a 3% fall in pretax profit to 154.7 million pounds from GBP160.1 million in the year ended Dec. 31., below the lower GBP160 million end of management's forecast range, on a 11% rise in revenue. Comment?
8 min ago | via St. Paul Real Estate Blog
The question is really about being able to get a mortgage. Most people can not pay cash for a home and need a mortgage and need a pre-approval stating that they are at least qualified for a mortgage. Comment?
17 min ago | via Customer Interaction Solutions
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28 min ago | via Gilmer Mirror
Imagine the frustration that would follow if you spent hours planning and narrowing in on a dream home only to find out that you can't afford it when push comes to shove. Starting with a price range can help you make the most of your search, but you'll need to account for closing costs to create a realistic budget. Comment?
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