Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Hawai‘i REALTORS® twelve staff members are currently working remotely to support our members. We are available to assist you with your needs from Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via the following methods: Phone: (808) 733-7060 or Email: email@example.comNotice from Leadership
Maui Broker Moana Andersen Named Hawaii REALTORS® REALTOR of the Year
Pacific Business News - August 4, 2020
How this Hawaii Company is Meeting the High Demand for 3D Virtual Property Tours
Pacific Business News - July 24, 2020
COVID Impact Starting to Be Felt by Oahu Industrial Market, Colliers Reports
Pacific Business News - July 10
State Requests Responses for Survey Gauging Effects of COVID on Commercial Real Estate
Pacific Business News - June 30
From 'Concern to Desperation': City Adds $25M to Program Aimed at Helping Small Businesses
Hawaii News Now - June 16
SBA Opens Up New Grants and Loans For Small Businesses and Independent Contractors: The EIDL Program
June 15 - Forbes
Honolulu Board of REALTORS CEO Suzanne Young and President Tricia Nekota Join the COIVD-19 Care Conversation
June 9 - Star Advertiser
With Tourism Halted, Hawaii's Housing Market Takes a Big Hit. Can It Bounce Back?
June 3 - realtor.com
Hawaii Commercial Real Estate Investment to Drop by 50% in Post-COVID 2020, Colliers Says
May 29 - Pacific Business News
Oahu Home Prices Rise in May Despite COVID Pressure on Sales, Locations Says
May 19 - Pacific Business News
Kokua Line: PUA Processing Begins Friday; Next Up Is Upgrade for Extended Benefits
May 14 - Star Advertiser
Opinion: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Forever Change Home Buying and Mortgage Lending
May 6 - MarketWatch
Oahu Home Sales post Double-Digit Covid Drops in April, Locations Says
May 5 - Pacific Business News
City and County of Honolulu extends stay-at-home order through May 31, reopens parks for exercise
April 21: Hawaii News Now
Hawai‘i REALTORS® forms New Charitable Foundation, Gives $50k to Isle Food Banks
April 17: Pacific Business News
State Real Estate Practice
April 8 - President Jack Legal addresses members on clarification received from the Governor's Office.
The moratorium on evictions was issued in the Fifth Emergency Proclamation.
In response to the circumstances that may affect transactions during this pandemic, the Hawai‘i REALTORS® Standard Forms Committee created this new form. The form was approved in a special meeting by the Board of Directors on March 27, 2020.
DCCA Landlord-Tenant FAQs
Resources for Principal Brokers & Brokers-in-Charge
As of April 1, businesses with less than 500 employees were required to comply with the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This general overview outlines the major areas for compliance.
Our Legal Kokua program includes a hotline for Principal Brokers and Brokers-in-Charge seeking legal guidance. Call (808) 733-7060 and ask for Legal Kokua. This program also provides general legal guidance articles for members.
Recent Articles for Brokers:
March 20 - Legal Kokua Guidance on Managing Your Business
Real Estate Education:
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, NAR revived its Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated in 2009. This makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at a significant discount. Resources include webinars, education courses, digital tools, and more.
Browse to find learning and development opportunities from the NAR family of subsidiaries, affiliates, licensed providers, and state or local associations.
Members can sign in using their NRDS number and gain immediate access to ebooks and audiobooks.
The Hawaii State Public Library system has expanded its free digital offerings including ebooks, Mango language learning, and Kanopy video services. Those without a library card can register for a temporary online card.
Miss registering or attending one of our webinars? Go to our webinar archive for recordings.
Not sure which Small Business Administration (SBA) loan is right for you? Refer to the following infographic to see how they Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan compares to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). For more details on how to apply, click here
Hear from REALTORS® on how they successfully secured EIDL or PPP loans in the first round of funding:
Already received PPP assistance and not sure about the forgiveness portion?
The new PPP Loan deadline is August 8, 2020. (Extended from June 30, 2020).
The Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is currently processing applications for PUA. They have also started to process pre-applications that were submitted before they had the processing capabilities. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the PUA program under the CARES Act because they are excluded from traditional unemployment insurance (UI) coverage.
Current information on PUA processing can be found in this update from the Star Advertiser's Kokua Line on May 14.
To submit or check on the status of an application, visit pua.hawaii.gov.
*On May, 3 the Star Advertiser Kokua Line reported that "...individuals whose sole income is through self-employed activities can file for PUA without first being denied for UI. However, individuals who have income from other employment, like being an employee of an employer that took taxes out of your paycheck, must file for regular UI and must be found ineligible for regular UI first, before filing for PUA. Anyone who earned more than about $120 in calendar year 2019 from an employer (or employers) that took taxes out of their paycheck must first apply for regular unemployment insurance..."
Important Note: The information you submit will be validated with Hawai‘i tax records. Any mismatch in data may delay application processing.
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