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Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, 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 in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.

 

Hawaii Kai Towne Center 10th Annual Summer Concert Series Kicks Off with Sean Na'auao

Hawaii Kai Towne Center 10th Annual Summer Concert Series Kicks Off with Sean Na'auao

Family and friends are invited to heat up their summer nights at Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 10th Annual summer concert series, "Sunset Serenade." Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer Sean Na`auao will kick off the three-part summer concert series sponsored by SUSHIMAN with a performance at the Waterfront Stage on Saturday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m.

During the "Sunset Serenade" concert series, various Hawaii Kai Towne Center merchants will have table stations in the breezeway near the Waterfront Stage featuring their services, merchandise, as well as food for purchase. Also, don’t forget to enter to win great prizes at the Hawaii Kai Towne Center table at the front entrance.

Sean Na`auao is a talented slack key guitarist, vocalist, composer and producer who continues to work “outside the envelope” in the multi-faceted musical world.

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens stores throughout Hawai‘i are partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to accept donations on the nonprofits’ behalf throughout the month of June. Stores will be accepting donations at check out and one hundred percent of all donations will stay in the islands to help support local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

“One of the great things about partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i is the knowledge that 100 percent of the donations we collect will stay right here in Hawai‘i to support our local athletes,” said Scott Sutton, Walgreens Hawai‘i district manager. “Special Olympics mission of serving the Hawai‘i community and helping to keep them ‘happy and healthy’ is very much in line with Walgreens own values and we are proud to support their work by collecting donations throughout the month of June.”

Walgreens has 12 stores and six pharmacies across the state that will be accepting donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. They include:

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support
Access to justice rests with Governor Abercrombie Victims statewide, including those from recent case against local dojo will not be able to seek justice if Senate and House bills are not allowed to become law **Please note Dropbox link to images and media materials at end of news release for use in reporting story** HONOLULU – A convicted pedophile's former students are among the many child sexual abuse survivors waiting to seek justice under pending legislation. If the Governor allows SB2687 to become law, the deadline for child abuse survivors to file claims will be extended to assure victims still coming forward have access to the courts, after a similar law expired on April 24, 2014. "Child sexual abuse survivors live in shame and fear for many years before they are able to confront their abuser, if ever," explained attorney Randall Rosenberg, Esq., of Rosenberg & McKay.

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce it has added four new sales consultants to its team: Gary Capozzola, Marko Joksimovic, Stephen Scibetta and Sean Remos.

Capozzola has six years of experience in Hawaii’s solar industry, and Joksimovic has four years. Prior to joining Bonterra, Capozzola and Joksimovic served as energy consultants for Sunetric where they were responsible for selling photovoltaic systems to residential and commercial clients.

Scibetta and Remos each bring more than seven years of sales and marketing experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, Scibetta worked at Signature Homes as a Realtor-Associate in Hawaii’s residential market and Remos served as a sales consultant and marketing coordinator for Photonworks.

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

HONOLULU – The 2014 Aloha Festivals is now accepting applications for participants in the 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court and annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.

2014 Aloha Festivals O‘ahu Royal Court:

Applicants are currently being sought for the positions of mō‘i kane (king), mō‘i wahine (queen), kamāliʻi kane (prince), kamāliʻi wahine (princess) and other court members of the 2014 Oʻahu Royal Court. Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry and are expected to make various appearances during their reigning year, from September 2014 to August 2015. King and queen applicants must be 35 years of age or older; prince and princess applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen prince and princess to further their education after high school. In addition, court members are also being sought to fill attendant positions.