January 2018

Can You Guess Which State Has the Highest Rent? Surprise: It’s Not Hawai‘i

It’s still more expensive here than California, though. Abodo.com recently published an annual rent data report. When looking at state averages, Washington, D.C. (categorized separately from any state but alongside them for this statistic) came in at the top, with an average rent of $2,205 for a one-bedroom. Massachusetts followed at $1,945. And then, there […]

The Latest: Hawaii lawmakers say Ige omits much from speech

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s state of the state address (all times local): 1:57 p.m. p.m. Hawaii lawmakers say Gov. David Ige left a number of important issues out of his annual State of the State address. They noted he didn’t mention coming up with solutions for homeowners to get […]

Hawaii offers good mix of tourist accommodation

hawaii bnb “Hawaii has an effective mix of accommodation offerings that is meeting the lodging interests of travelers coming from around the world,” said Jennifer Chun, Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Director of Tourism Research, commenting on the visitor accommodation report released today. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) today released the 2017 Visitor Plant Inventory, which […]

Rental population decreases for first time since 2004

After steadily climbing for the past 13 years, the population of renters decreased for the first time since 2004, according to the Annual Rent Report from ABODO, an apartment listing service. In fact, a report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies shows there are about 43 million renters in the U.S. – making […]

Exploring The Kilauea Volcano And Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea’s Halema‘Uma‘U Crater. From my Instagram. I’ve always been fascinated with lava. I mean, who isn’t? It looks like glowing taffy. How cool is that? While there are countless volcanoes around the world, most are dormant or at the very least, don’t leak lava on a regular basis. My recent trip to Mount Etna was […]