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About Oahu

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Energy Savers Booklet

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Can I do a vacation rental from my home?

How can a 1031 Exchange save on taxes?

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Order a Building Permit Package

Order a Building Permit Package online.

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Top Rated Schools

Best Public Schools Ranked by Honolulu Magazine - a comprehensive report card on Hawaii's Public Schools

All Public Schools - links to the Hawaii Department of Education Website

All Private Schools - links to a list compiled by Honolulu Magazine of all private schools.

Elementary Schools & High Schools - Includes thousands of public schools and private schools.

Hawaii Online Colleges & Universities

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About Oahu

Things to do on Oahu

Health Care on Oahu

Crime in Hawaii

The most prestigious neighborhoods on Oahu.

Weather and Wind on Oahu

Oahu Photos - Enjoy a collection of large beautiful photos of Oahu.

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Animal Quarantine Information

Animal Quarantine Information - get the latest information about bringing your pet here.

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Moving Services

Shipping your Auto & Household Goods - Matson is one of the largest carries for shipping good to the islands.

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Energy Savers Booklet -The U.S. Department of Energy put together this booklet on how to save energy and money.

Energy Savers Booklet -The U.S. Department of Energy put together this booklet on how to save energy and money. Please see attached PDF. energy.pdf

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American Home Shield Warranty - brochure on what you get by adding a Home Warranty.

American Home Shield Warranty - brochure on what you get by adding a Home Warranty.

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Can I do a vacation rental from my home?

Maybe. Some homes have vacation rental or B&B licenses, and in that case you can do it. If the home does not have a license then you are not supposed to do it. That being said it is a well-known fact on Oahu that there are many unlicensed vacation rentals operating. Should you decide to go the unlicensed route the important thing is to still collect and pay your Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT). Also it is important if possible to monitor the rental to make sure no loud noises and parties disturb the neighbors, and also make sure there are no parking issues. Should a neighbor complain about your unlicensed rental you could get a letter asking you to pay a fine and shut down immediately.

One other way people do vacation rentals is to rent at least 1 month or longer. If the term is one month or longer then it is not considered a short term rental. When President Obama rents an unlicensed rental the owner claims he is renting for 1 month so there are no issues, even though the President does not stay here 1 month.

Vacation Rentals can double the income you get from renting out your property if you are in the right location, so it is something to think about but you have to be aware of the pros and cons.

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How can a 1031 Exchange save on taxes?

A 1031 Exchange allows you to sell your investment property for another one and the profit from the sale are not taxed as they are put into the purchase of the new property.

It is important to note that a 1031 Exchange does not affect the other party so it is causes no issues with a transaction. Also it is important to note this is for investment property only, not for your home.

There are a lot of rules that must be followed in order to do a successful 1031 Exchange, and one rule is you must use a qualified intermediary. We have two recommended companies on our Website. It is important to use a specialist in this area because if you do not do it right then you could end up owing taxes.

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