Property Tax Home Exemption Deadline is September 30

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If you are a home owner and haven’t filed tax exemption, deadline is the end of this month.

Your property tax amount will be reduced if you [...]

“Save the Children” making a difference in Japan セーブ ザ チルドレン震災の子供に笑顔を届ける

A month after the devastating tsunami struck the Northern coast of Honshu in Japan, I saw photos of children receiving school supplies from “Save the Children.”

It was heartwarming to see the look on the [...]

Save the Children セーブ ザ チルドレン

In the aftermath of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I was overwhelmed by the utter devastation of the entire coastline of Northern Honshu. And if that wasn’t enough, they are now facing [...]

Hawaii foreclosures soar 503 percent in March

Hawaii’s foreclosure activity increased a staggering 503 percent in March from the same period last year according to this Star Bulletin article. However, almost half the active foreclosure filings in the state were at [...]

15th Annual Honolulu Festival

The 15th Annual Honolulu Festival will be held throughout Waikiki March 13 through March 15. The three day extravaganza occurs every year in March on a weekend from Friday through Sunday.  Dance performances and [...]

NFL Players want to keep the Pro Bowl in Hawaii

The NFL is bidding Aloha after 30 years of hosting the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.  Next year’s Pro Bowl will be in Miami, and the location after that is uncertain.  In December 2008 ESPN [...]

Hawaii Home to be Featured on Style Network’s “Clean House”

A home in Aina Haina is up for consideration as the “messiest home in america.” The Style Networks hit show “Clean House”

The house is stacked with bins of books. Toys cover the floor. The [...]

Hawaii Realtors React to 30% Drop in Home Price Prediction

Hawaii Realtors weigh in on Economy.com’s prediction.  In this story by KGMB, realtors agree that a 30% drop is too drastic.  It’s predictions like these that destroys consumer confidence and creates unrealistic expectations for [...]