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Homebuyers now have something else to be worried about besides the housing shortage

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created anxiety about housing, since it reduced some of the benefits that homeowners enjoyed.<p>However, the impact from the new tax law is most severe for high-priced homes, which make up just a minority of the market.<p>A bigger issue for most homebuyers is …

Denver metro area for-sale housing stock at an all time low, part of nationwide pinch, analysts say

Americans are buying RVs, boats and personal aircraft at an unprecedented clip, data shows. Racehorse purchases have ticked up to prerecession …

Housing

Planning To Buy A Home? 5 Things To Know About The 2018 Housing Market

Are you thinking about buying a home in 2018? You’re not alone. Across the country, lots of people are trying to decide whether to make that leap into homeownership next year. So, since 2017 is coming to a close, we decided to write up our thoughts on where the housing market stands today and what …

Essential Guide to Oahu

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach<p>The Hyatt Centric's eighth-floor rooftop features a ­circular hanging daybed and sleek white loungers sunk into a wading …

The Ultimate Guide to O'ahu

Called “The Gathering Place,” O'ahu is home to Honolulu (Hawaii’s largest city and capital) and two-thirds of the state’s population. With an …

Two Perfect Days on Oahu

Oahu has a little bit of everything. It’s where you and your besties can find great shopping, exotic foods, rich culture and stellar surf, all in one …

The Ultimate Guide to Moloka‘i

Moloka‘i has a mere 7,500 residents, nearly half of them native Hawaiians. With wonderfully few tourist hubs, it presents an unspoiled paradise. Tour …

This Bamboo Treehouse Is the Most Wished-for Airbnb in Hawaii

Your own Hawaiian oasis for $200<p>With Southwest Airlines becoming the latest airline to offer flights to Hawaii, the tropical islands in the Pacific …

Saving money on Maui

If you're traveling to Maui, you may worry that your pockets need to be as deep as the water surrounding this popular island. That there's no way to go to Hawaii without breaking the bank.<p>In my 25 trips to Maui in the last 25 years, I have accumulated some tips that let you achieve "Maui wowee" …

How to save big on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii Island, you can have a first-class trip at coach prices. I've been traveling here for years, and I learned to visit and have fun without spending a small fortune.<p>Here are some of the ways on Hawaii Island. (To see how to on Maui and Oahu, click through on those links.)<p>Visit the …

23 Incredible Things to Do in Maui

So you’ve got your tickets and are ready to visit one of the most beautiful islands in the world. There are so many things to do in Maui, that you …

Maui

Earn Up to 10,000 Bonus Marriott Rewards Points Per Stay in Hawaii

You can earn up to 10,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points per stay when you stay at your choice of nine different hotel and resort properties in Hawaii …

A Guide to Getting Your Life Together, One Page at a Time

Bullet journals basically do it all—they're a totally customizable place to keep track of just about everything in your life, <i>and</i> they're beautiful …

More affordable flights to Hawaii appearing at Bay Area airports

If it seems like flights from the Bay Area to Hawaii are getting cheaper, know that it's not just your imagination.<p>Alaska Airlines, which boasts more than 160 flights per week from a number of West Coast cities — including San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland — is currently listing flights between …

5 Reasons to Visit Maui's Secret Painted Forest

Breathtaking waterfalls, lush rainforests, coastal views—the 65-mile Road to Hana on Maui has it all. Its possible travelers could get so wrapped up …

Rainforests

3 Unconventional Sales Tactics That Will Close More Deals

If you keep marketing the same way you have in the past, you'll keep getting the same results. Try something different.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are a lot of articles on how a business owner can learn to close more deals or sell more product. These …

Business Strategy

Essential Guide to Kauai

Grand Hyatt Kauai<p>The Grand Hyatt Kauai's sprawling, multi-level fantasy pools facing Poipu’s Keoneloa (Shipwreck) Beach reflect the …

How To See If Home Prices Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live

<b>INTERACTIVE MAP: See how real home prices have changed</b> since 2000, according to an analysis by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.<p>Home prices have finally clawed their way back to the peak of the housing bubble. That's on <i>average</i> nationally<i>.</i> The story is very different when you zoom in on …

Flights to Hawaii Are Getting Crazy Cheap

Ask anyone who has ever been: The premier vacation spot in the United States isn’t even part of North America. In Hawaii, the most remote major human …

Flying

15 Mortgage Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

If you're buying your first home, you need to know certain things about the mortgage process.<p>If you're in the market for your first home, the process …

It's never been so expensive to buy a new house

The Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales increased 2.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 610,000 units last month. April's sales pace was also revised sharply higher to 593,000 units from 569,000 units.<p>Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales, which make up about …

U.S. New-Home Sales Rise in May, Prices Hit Record

New-home sales rose in May and prices hit a record level, more evidence of strong demand and tight inventories in the housing market.<p>Purchases of new, single-family homes--a narrow slice of all U.S. home sales--rose 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 in May, the Commerce …

The Most Romantic Things to Do on Oahu

Hawaii is synonymous with romance, evoking the imagination with the scent of gardenias, lush vegetation, the salty sea air and the magnificent …

Standup Paddleboarding

Island Inspiration: Where to Eat and Drink in Maui

Dive into berry-laced cocktails, bright sushi, pork-studded rice bowls, silky-soft mocha and more at these restaurants and bars across the …

U.S. Housing Starts Fall for Third Consecutive Month in May

U.S. new-home construction declined for the third straight month in May, signaling a softening in home building at a time of tight supply.<p>Housing starts dropped 5.5% in May from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.092 million, the Commerce Department said Friday. May’s figure …