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NorthStar Family of Companies Commemorates 10 Years of Service to Hawaii’s Homeowners

May 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hawaii’s Largest Privately Held Mortgage Banking Institution Diversifies to Succeed and Thrive in Today’s Challenging Mortgage Industry (Honolulu, Hawaii), May 17, 2010 – Remaining strong in a currently challenging mortgage industry, NorthStar Family of Companies, Hawaii’s largest privately held mortgage banking institution, is proudly celebrating 10 years of providing Hawaii’s homeowners with efficient and competitive mortgage programs. “Our success in today’s mortgage industry is due to the fact that, when the market turned, we diversified the business into appraisals, real estate sales and development, and a work-force development program,” said Cathy Brogan, president and CEO of NorthStar Family of Companies. While over 70% of mortgage brokerage and real estate companies throughout Hawaii and across the country have been forced to shut down, NorthStar Family of Companies has remained able to not only succeed, but to also thrive, in one of the most difficult mortgage industry periods over the past 100 years.

Results of Building Division audit released

LĪHU'E, HI - May 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The County Auditor’s office recently released a report on the overall management of contracts and construction projects by the Building Division of the Department of Public Works.

Realtor Lee Rabanal Provides his Clients with the Best Search Tools Available with the...

EUGENE, OR - April 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc., the nation’s leading Internet Data Exchange (IDX) software provider, is pleased to welcome Lee Rabanal with Savvy Realty & Loans in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the rapidly expanding network of elite rank real estate professionals who have chosen to integrate IDX Broker search tools into the search forms of their websites. With the addition of this highly customizable search tool application, Rabanal is able immediately link potential home buyers interested in Honolulu area properties, to an endless amount of listings from his local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the Hawaii Central MLS (HiCentralMLS). This will enable home seekers to search literally each and every characteristic and detail of a home, on their own time, from their own personal computers, creating an effortless, simple and convenient online real estate search experience.

Kaua’i Development LLC conveys 138 acres to County

LĪHU„E, HI - April 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an agreement signed today, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. accepted on behalf of the County from Kevin Showe with Kaua'i Development LLC 138 acres of oceanfront property adjacent to the Līhu'e Airport.

Fair housing training offered by county

LĪHU‘E, HI - April 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In recognition of April being Fair Housing Month, the Housing Agency is offering a free training session for housing providers. Landlords, tenants, resident and property managers, association board members, housing agents, as well as the general public are invited to attend. The workshop is scheduled on Friday, April 30, 8:30 am to 3 pm, in the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building, Housing Agency conference room

County Housing Agency to host “Parade of Projects” this Thursday

LĪHU'E, HI - April 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In celebration of the National Community Development Week, the Kaua'i County Housing Agency will host a “Parade of Projects” that have benefitted Kaua'i residents. The event will be held this Thursday at the Līhu'e Civic Center in the Pi‟ikoi Building atrium from 10 am to 2 pm.

Hurricane and tsunami survey to be conducted on Kaua’i

LĪHU„E, HI - April 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A survey asking Kaua„i residents about actions they would take during a hurricane or tsunami will be mailed to randomly selected households in April.

March 15 to 21 designated “Fix a Leak Week”

LĪHU'E, HI - March 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In light of the fact that minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in American homes, the Department of Water (DOW) is promoting “Fix a Leak Week,” from March 15 to 21.

County partners with A&B on affordable housing project

'ELE„ELE, HI - March 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The County has acquired from Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) the fee simple title to a 75-acre parcel of land in 'Ele'ele that will provide future affordable housing opportunities for Kaua„i residents.

New energy code to take effect May 26

LĪHU'E, HI - February 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- County officials announced that the Energy Conservation Code governing all new construction on Kaua'i will be effective May 26. The bill was passed by the County Council and signed into law by Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. last month.

Hawai’i Eligible to Receive $21 Million in Homeland Security Grants

WASHINGTON, DC - December 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced today that Hawai‘i will be eligible to apply for more than $21 million in grants distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for 2010. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano released the application guidance for the DHS grants programs today.

Disaster tax relief available to qualified real property owners

LĪHU‘E - November 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Property owners who sustained damages to their real property as a result of the recent flood disaster may be eligible for disaster tax relief. Claims can be made on damages that resulted directly from flood waters overflowing the banks or walls of a nearby river or stream

Honolulu to Receive $3 million for Energy Efficient Iniatives

WASHINGTON, Dc - November 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Honolulu will receive $3,863,700 to fund energy efficient initiatives including the reduction of fossil fuel emissions, the creation of green jobs, and the implementation of practices that lessen overall energy use, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today.The federal funds are made available to Honolulu through the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award.

Tax relief programs available for Kaua’i homeowners

LIHUE, HI - October 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- County officials are encouraging homeowners to take advantage of the county’s real property tax relief programs. “We want to remind everyone that there are a number of tax relief programs available to Kaua'i homeowners and urge them to apply for these programs,” said Director of Finance Wallace Rezentes, Jr

Senate Approves $60 Million for Hawaii Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Projects

WASHINGTON, DC - September 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel K. Inouye announced today that the full Senate approved $60,550,000 million in funding for various transportation, housing and urban development initiatives in Hawaii.



The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) today announced its Open Solicitation for Financing Arrangements — a call for proposals from clean energy developers, financiers, and other industry participants seeking Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) fund support for clean energy projects in the State of Hawaii.


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