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The Brand-New Kahuku Villas

Today we’re on the north shore of Oahu where a brand-new construction site called Kahuku Villas is being built! This development has three phases, we’re currently in phase one where we have six homes already built and ready to move into. There will be 16 more homes built here. There are three different models to choose from: Model A: Single level model, a little over 1,300 square feet, 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. These models have yet to be built, so if you get under contract on one of these, you will have an all-new home to move into. Model B: Around 1,900 square feet, 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, 2-car garage, walk-in closets, a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Model C: 5-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, one full bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email, we would love to speak with you. Aloha!

What Vacation Rental Owners Should Know About Bill 89

What is Bill 89 and what might it mean for you? We’ll discuss that today.

Starting back on August 1, a new piece of legislation called Bill 89 took effect in our area. Have you heard about it? If you haven’t and you own a vacation rental property, you’ll want to pay attention to today’s message.

With the passing of Bill 89, certain properties are prohibited from short-term rental usage going forward. If you’re found to be in violation, you’ll receive a 7-day notice to stop without penalty. After your first offense, you could be fined up to $1,000 a day.

If you’re looking to stay in a local vacation rental, ask the owner to let you see a copy of the property’s Nonconforming Use Certificate, so you can be sure they’re legally permitted to rent the space out on a short-term basis. Keep in mind that, per Bill 89, properties situated in resort areas can still be used for vacation rental purposes.

You can visit this link to check out a recently updated map identifying areas that are resort zones and those that non-resort zones.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this new piece of legislation and how it affects you, please let us know. Thanks and Aloha!