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Realtors Association of Maui member and Na Hale O Maui executive director Cassandra Abdul, Na Hale O Maui board president David Ward and new happy homeowners Jamie Potter-Kekiwi and Jefferson Hatanaka. Na Hale O Maui is a volunteer- and membership-based organization that puts affordable homeownership within reach of Maui County residents by securing and preserving a permanent supply of affordable housing alternatives.

Changing lives, one home at a time

By RAM | March 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Changing lives, one home at a time

For many, homeownership is an uphill (and at times, seemingly unwinnable) battle, as many prospective buyers are priced out of the single-family home market. That’s where community land trusts like Na Hale O Maui step in to help. “Our motto…

Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) members Melissa Salvador (left) and Gina Duncan are among the many volunteers who have helped distribute boxes of food to residents in need during the Bayanihan food distributions at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center. Photo courtesy Gina Duncan

RAM members help feed residents in need

By RAM | February 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members help feed residents in need

The past year has been full of highs and lows, but there’s been one constant: Maui residents stepping up to help one another and proving that difficult times can bring out the best in a community. Case in point: The Realtors Association of…

Making students’ wishes come true

By RAM | February 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Making students’ wishes come true

You know that desk in your office that no one uses anymore? The file cabinet that hasn’t been opened in years? Or that swivel chair that’s been collecting dust in the corner? If you’re planning to move, downsize or refresh…

RAM members still on a roll for local keiki

By RAM | February 8, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members still on a roll for local keiki

It’s been a St. Patrick’s Day tradition for the past nine years: On a designated morning in mid-March, dozens of green-clad bocce ball players take the field at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea for the annual Aloha BackPack Buddies…

REALTOR® pulls triple duty as commissioner

By RAM | February 1, 2021 | Comments Off on REALTOR® pulls triple duty as commissioner

2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for P. Denise La Costa. And she couldn’t be happier. La Costa, owner and principal broker of La Costa Realty Hawaii, was recently appointed by Gov. David Ige to serve as…

REALTOR® inspires others to open hearts, homes

By RAM | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on REALTOR® inspires others to open hearts, homes

According to Adopt US Kids, a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families, there are roughly 2,700 children in foster care at any given time in Hawaii. Of them, nearly 900 are…

RAM members make lasting holiday memories

By RAM | January 18, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members make lasting holiday memories

RAM members (seated, from left) Kai Schmidt, Jerrie Shannon and Rena Day and (standing, from left) Michele Andrion, Debra Cabradilla, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui Executive Director Paul Tonnessen and Shannon Cortez are all smiles at a…

RAM members help students succeed

By RAM | January 11, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members help students succeed

2021 has finally arrived, bringing with it the hope of a better year to come. As many of us kick-start our new year’s resolutions, thousands of students will start school-virtually or otherwise-this month. The 2020-21 academic year has been anything…

RAM accepting applications for 2021 scholarship

By RAM | January 4, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM accepting applications for 2021 scholarship

For many students, an academic scholarship provides more than a financial reprieve—it’s also the promise of a brighter future. Just ask the graduates from private and public high schools on Maui, Lanai and Molokai who are now pursuing degrees at…

RAM members take a special road trip

By RAM | December 24, 2020 | Comments Off on RAM members take a special road trip

As you can imagine, Santa has a jam-packed schedule this month. But that didn’t keep him from stopping by the Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) Homeless Resource Centers Wailuku facility on Wednesday, Dec. 2. That evening, Realtors Association of…

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