Real Estate Investing

June 1, 2024

New Short-Term Rental Laws in Hawaii: Impact on Oahu's Housing Market

Hawaii's housing market is facing a significant shift due to new legislation targeting short-term vacation rentals (VRUs). A recent report has highlighted the strain VRUs place on Hawaii's housing supply, with a 35% increase in the number of VRUs advertised statewide, now totaling 23,000 units. This surge ...

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May 6, 2024

Honolulu Short-Term Rental Update: Navigating the Latest Shifts

May 6, 2024 -- The landscape of short-term rental properties in Honolulu County is a dynamic and contentious issue, with recent legal developments, tax implications, and community impacts all playing a role in shaping the current situation.

Legal Developments

A recent court ruling has allowed short-term rentals (STRs) in Honolulu to ...

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April 19, 2024

Navigating the Waves of Change: Honolulu's Short-Term Rental Laws

Honolulu County is at a pivotal moment in the regulation of short-term rental properties, with several bills and ordinances shaping the future of vacation rentals in this tropical paradise. As a hub of tourism, the impact of these regulations is significant for property owners, residents, and visitors alike.


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Nov. 4, 2023

Navigating Hawaii's Real Estate Market: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Buy

As real estate brokers in Hawaii, specializing in residential properties on the beautiful island of Oahu, we are well aware of the unique challenges and opportunities the local market presents. The current market conditions, marked by higher interest rates, may initially seem discouraging to potential buyers. However, this is actually ...

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June 8, 2023

The Evolving Landscape of Short-Term Rentals in Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii, known for its pristine beaches, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, has long been a sought-after destination for tourists around the world. In recent years, the rise of short-term rentals (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) has revolutionized the accommodation industry, offering visitors a unique and often more affordable alternative to traditional ...

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Feb. 22, 2023

Understanding a DST (Delaware Statutory Trust): A Passive Investment Option for Real Estate

In the realm of real estate investing, diversification and passive income are highly sought-after objectives. One investment vehicle that offers both of these benefits is the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST). In this blog post, we will explore the concept of a DST and shed light on its unique characteristics, benefits ...

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Jan. 18, 2023

Understanding the Basics of a 1031 Exchange: A Powerful Real Estate Investment Strategy

In the world of real estate investing, there are various strategies and tools that can help investors maximize their returns and defer taxes. One such strategy is the 1031 exchange. The 1031 exchange, named after Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, allows investors to defer capital gains taxes when ...

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