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Illegal Rentals Contribute to Housing Crisis

New State Study by DBEDT Declares Vacation Rentals Contributing to Housing Shortage! Oahu is facing a 26,000 home shortage between 2015 and 2025 and the conversion of residential homes into vacation rentals has contributed to the problem according to Department of Business, Economic Development … Continue reading

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Please OPPOSE Resolutions 15-72 & 15-86

Please Protect Kailua’s Neighborhoods! City Council proposes to legalize Vacation Rentals & B&B Hotels in Residential-Zoning Zoning Committee Hearing on Thursday April 2nd @ 9am The “illegal” vacation rental industry has swayed Zoning Committee Chair Ikaika Anderson to hear two … Continue reading

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ALERT: NEW RESOLUTION TO LEGALIZE VACATION RENTALS IN NEIGHBORHOODS!

As we expected, Ikaika Anderson has included a new resolution 15-86 to be heard at his City Council Zoning committee meeting on Thursday April 2 that will allow vacation rentals (TVU’s) to proliferate in residential neighborhoods. Vacation rentals have no … Continue reading

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Anderson’s Proposed Short-Term Rental Law Is A Sham!

Enforcement Regulations Don’t Apply To Illegal Vacation Rentals (TVU) Council Member Ikaika Andersons’s resolution 15-72 regulations do not apply to illegal vacation rentals (TVU’s) as Anderson has implied on his official Facebook page. In fact, the words TVU or vacation … Continue reading

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Why the Kailua Neighborhood Board Opposes B&B Hotels

A recent vote drew national attention to a rare Hawaii effort opposing tourism business. But board members only want the law enforced. MARCH 17, 2015·By CHARLES A. PRENTISS The Kailua Neighborhood Board passed a resolution on March 5 opposing any … Continue reading

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KITV Reports how Short-Term Rentals are Ruining our Neighborhoods

http://www.kitv.com/news/Honolulu-City-Council-looks-to-eliminate-illegal-vacation-rentals/31771096 HONOLULU —A bill that looks to eliminate illegal short term vacation rentals from Oahu gained a preliminary approval from the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.  Residents in Lanikai have long complained about noise and safety concerns due to the rentals. … Continue reading

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Star Advertiser Series on Illegal Vacation Rentals

A Honolulu Star Advertiser series on illegal vacation rentals by Allison Schaefers has validated Keep it Kailua’s Position that illegal lodging businesses in residential-zoning are a significant problem that are harming Hawaii’s neighbors, neighborhoods and residential communities. Below are PDF files of all … Continue reading

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Will the Chinese be buying investment homes in Kailua…?

The next major wave of foreign investors buying US real estate appears to be coming from China. A recent AP article brought to light the fact that wealthy Chinese homebuyers have poured into the U.S., spending $22 billion on property … Continue reading

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A very well-written and heart-felt essay… the death of small kailua town Daniel Aipa Feathered clouds painted the blue sky as the tradewinds finally flowed through the coconut trees. The sun hid behind the Koʻolau mountain range beaming its rays on west Oahu. My … Continue reading

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COLUMNOPINION (CIVILBEAT) Denby Fawcett: Vacation Rental Scofflaws, Beware There are hundreds of illegal vacation rentals in Honolulu. The city is discussing a new effort to shut them down. DECEMBER 9, 2014·By DENBY FAWCETT Makiki resident Cynthia Fenner likes to relax after work … Continue reading

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