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RAM members take action for Maui students

Every year, Realtors across the state team up on a single day to make a tangible difference for elementary, intermediate and high school students as part of Hawaii Realtors’ Realtor Action Day, an annual service event that encourages Hawaii’s Realtors to volunteer in their respective communities on the same day and at the same time.…

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Realtor® joins fight against cancer

In 2012, doctors told Jamil Newirth he had 17 months to live. The then-32-year-old law school graduate was diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma, a rare and highly lethal form of brain cancer. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, an estimated 12,000 people are diagnosed with a glioblastoma in the United States every year and fewer than…

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RAM program grants wishes for students, teachers

RAM Community Foundation’s Wishing Well program collects household items for students and their families staying at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center’s Wailuku facility. When a King Kekaulike High School math teacher set out to make her classroom a little more welcoming for her students, she knew who to ask for help: The…

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Realtor® helps youth stay on top of their game

They’ve been called the unsung heroes of sports. At nearly every football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball game or track meet, there’s an athletic trainer on the sidelines, ready to spring into action. Rich Wu of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is one of them. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Wu was an athletic trainer at…

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RAM members still on a roll for island keiki

For the eleventh year in a row, green-clad bocce ball players will take the field at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea for the annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed Aloha BackPack Buddies Bocce Ball Fundraising Tournament next month. The tournament benefits the Maui Food Bank’s Aloha BackPack Buddies program, which provides healthy weekend meals to students…

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REALTOR® steps up to the plate for Maui youth

Eighty-four years ago in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a man named Carl Stotz tripped over the roots of a lilac bush during a backyard game of catch with his two young nephews. His leg throbbing, Stotz sat down for a moment to let the pain subside. That’s when the idea came to him. According to his 1992…

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RAM members continue to make wishes come true

2022 has finally arrived, bringing with it the hope of a better year to come. And with the new year comes a new semester: Earlier this month, thousands of Maui County students headed back to school, virtually or otherwise. Like the one before it, the 2021-22 academic year has been anything but typical for these…

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REALTOR® serves up help and hope

On a sunny day last summer, Lisa Baptiste resolved to do something to help Maui’s unsheltered. So she made a big pot of chili, loaded it into her car, and went for a drive. A few hours later, she’d fed a group of people in Central Maui. And it wouldn’t be the last time. Since…

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An Overview of the TVR Phase-Out Issue Thus Far

An Overview of the TVR Phase-Out Issue Thus Far By Jason Economou, RAM Government Affairs Director January 13, 2022 There are roughly 7,302 condominium units located throughout the Apartment zoning districts that have a vested right to conduct transient vacation rentals (TVRs). This vested right is based primarily on the fact that these buildings were…

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