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Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders, Hawaii’s premier design+build company, invites the public to a free Builder’s Open House on Sunday, August 31 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  View this custom design+build two-story home located at 1487 Ala Iolani Street in Moanalua Valley.

At just a little more than 3,000 square feet total, this two-story home features three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, study, piano room and two-car garage. The entire second story is designed for the family’s children featuring a playroom and a Jack and Jill bathroom connecting their bedrooms. The first floor features tiled accent walls, nine-foot ceilings and wood trimmings on all the windows. Trex decking and an emergency generator hooked up to the home’s electrical panel makes this home a must see.

This home is not for sale. For more information on this Builder’s Open House, please call 593-2808.

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGE OF

Waikiki Aquarium’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The Aquarium will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally recognized University of Hawai’i Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), Dr. David Karl. Dr. Karl will address “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society and Sustainability” and aid in the discussion surrounding this major conservation issue.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Matson; McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co., Ltd.; and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

 

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                    

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Issues Claim Reporting Contacts & Guidelines

HONOLULU – With the approach of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio toward Hawaii, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has dispatched additional catastrophe adjusters from the mainland and arranged for catastrophe call center operators to be available over the weekend to take claims.

Claims may be reported via the following numbers:

Storm-related claims:

Catastrophe call center: 1-888-FICOH 4 U (1-888-342-6448)

All other claims:

Oahu: (808) 527-7711

Neighbor Islands toll free: (800) 272-5202

Fax: (808) 545-3120

Study of Hawaiian medicinal plants sparks Native Hawaiian students’ interest in STEM professions

Study of Hawaiian medicinal plants sparks Native Hawaiian students’ interest in STEM professions

Kamehameha Schools Partners with Kapi‘olani CC on Project Olonā

 

HONOLULU - Kamehameha Schools has awarded Kapi‘olani Community College $50,000 to fund a new program called Project Olonā. Project Olonā will engage 12 Native Hawaiian students in the comparison of plant growth rates using traditional soil and hydroponic systems.

First-year college students will apply hands-on research to identify the active ingredients of Hawaiian medicinal plants and to compare the difference in the chemical potency of these plants when grown using different methods. Students will also discover and be able to validate potential healing properties of traditional medicinal plants through their knowledge of chemistry.

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. But how do people get educated about this complex process and what should they watch out for?

At Graham Builders’ “Building Your Home for Life” seminar, homeowners will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

The seminar will provide valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project including designing for personal space, blended versus segregated living and pooling resources to help the bottom line.

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. But how do people get educated about this complex process and what should they watch out for?

At Graham Builders’ “Building Your Home for Life” seminar, homeowners will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

The seminar will provide valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project including designing for personal space, blended versus segregated living and pooling resources to help the bottom line.

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.