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Strong Demand For The Ritz-Carton Residences, Waikiki Beach

80 Percent of the Waikiki project’s luxury residences now sold

HONOLULU – The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach affirmed its status as one of Hawaii’s most sought-after luxury residential addresses with buyers snapping up the majority of the East Tower residences last week at the opening sales events, held simultaneously in Tokyo and Waikiki.

The outpouring of early interest in the East Tower, only months after the West Tower residences sold out, indicates a healthy demand for luxury real estate in Waikiki as 80 percent of the project’s residences are now sold to buyers primarily from the United States, Japan and other parts of Asia.

“We are very pleased with the grand opening sales success, which we attribute to both Waikiki’s reputation as an exciting international urban resort destination and the strength of The Ritz-Carlton brand,” said Casey Federman, PACREP LLC’s authorized representative.

Island Keiki Get to Business at Windward Mall's Kids Inc

Island Keiki Get to Business at Windward Mall's Kids Inc

For more than a dozen island youth, summer is over and business is open.

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb 33 Percent During First Six Months of 2014

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb 33 Percent During First Six Months of 2014

HONOLULU – Consumers continue to show confidence in Oahu’s luxury real estate market in 2014. Sales of high-end homes on Oahu were up 33 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million during the first half of 2014 on Oahu.

The first six months of 2014 recorded 392 closed sales compared to 294 for 2013. The median sale price was $1,397,500 down slightly from $1,417,500 last year.

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day

 

HONOLULUwww.inkoffhawaii.com – For those who harbor tattoo regret stemming from outdated art, a messy job, or a symbolic gesture that has lost its significance, National Tattoo Day on Thursday, July 17 will be your chance to start fresh with a clean canvas. Whether the goal is to clean up the lines of an existing tattoo or totally remove it, InkOff.MD can help you with the assistance of the first FDA-cleared picosecond aesthetic laser, PicoSure®. Recognized as the first significant improvement in the treatment of tattoo removal in more than 20 years, PicoSure can effectively erase tattoos with fewer treatments and better results. Even tattoos that have been treated previously but failed to clear can be removed with PicoSure’s patented PressureWave™ technology. 

 

Island Insurance the only Hawaii-based firm named a Top 50 P&C insurer for seven consecutive years

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Property and Casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for the seventh consecutive year.  The Ward Top 50 recognition places Island Insurance within the top 2% of the leading Property and Casualty insurers in the nation.  Island Insurance is the first Hawaii-based Property and Casualty insurance company to achieve the Top 50 recognition and the only to be recognized for seven consecutive years.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties' Mike James Unites Hawaii and California Markets

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties' Mike James Unites Hawaii and California Markets

HONOLULU – Since taking on the additional role of president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the San Francisco Bay Area in March, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) President Mike James is better connecting the California and Hawaii regions of Coldwell Banker through marketing, technology, and management talent. Both companies are owned by NRT LLC.

Californians continue to show great interest in Hawaii real estate.  According to data from Title Guaranty Escrow Services, Inc., in 2013 of the nearly $6.5 billion in real estate sales volume sold on Oahu, $326 million was from California buyers making them the largest group of buyers from the Mainland U.S. Trailing in second and third place were New Yorkers and Texans at $157 million and $145 million, respectively. Total sales volume for California buyers experienced a 29 percent increase compared to 2012’s $252 million. 

RevoluSun hires Jorgette Villacorte as Project Administrator

RevoluSun hires Jorgette Villacorte as Project Administrator

 

HONOLULUwww.RevoluSun.com – RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential and commercial solar systems, has hired Jorgette Villacorte as Project Administrator for its Oahu division.

 

In her new role, Villacorte will provide project management and administrative support to RevoluSun’s portfolio of residential and commercial solar projects. She will oversee coordination of project processes, including intake, documentation, and project tracking and reporting. Villacorte will also provide administrative support to the Operations department.

 

Previously, Villacorte served as a permitting specialist with Sunetric and worked at Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. as a project coordinator.

Villacorte attended Heald College in Honolulu. She resides in Pearl City.     

 

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