In brief

  • A check was presented Thursday to Executive Director Kristin Frost Albrecht and Marshall Akamu, West Hawaii Operations Manager of The Food Basket, by Don Watson, director of the Charitable Foundation of Hawaii Realtors, Andee Bemrose, 2020 president of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors and Dennis Yates, 2020 president of the Hawaii Island Realtors during the monthly Ohana Food Drop. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Realtors donate to The Food Basket

The newly established Charitable Foundation of Hawaii Realtors recently donated $12,500 to The Food Basket.

ADVERTISING


A check was presented Thursday to Executive Director Kristin Frost Albrecht and Marshall Akaumu, West Hawaii Operations Manager of The Food Basket, by Don Watson, director of the foundation, Andee Bemrose, 2020 president of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors and Dennis Yates, 2020 president of the Hawaii Island Realtors during the monthly Ohana Food Drop at the Kona Community Aquatic Center in Kailua-Kona.

The funds are part of a $50,000 donation by the state association to benefit food banks on each island.

“We are honored to be able to contribute these funds to help families and individuals in need who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19,” said Watson of Don Watson Realty and a foundation board member.

Law’s repeal may create problem for real estate licensees, sellers

Everyone loves that smooth real estate sale that glides along through the sale process without problems related to escrow, financing, disclosures, and title. In the selling and buying process, however, hiccups and speed bumps can occur.

One such speed bump can be the repeal on July 1 of Chapter 514A, HRS, the development law enacted in 1978 to clarify and provide guidance to developers of condominiums, the West Hawaii Association of Realtors says. The repeal may create a problem for real estate licensees and sellers by preventing developers from keeping their developer’s public reports active and accurate. Furthermore, numerous financial institutions require law compliant reports before issuing a mortgage or other loan thereby limiting sources of financing.

To mitigate the effect of the repeal, the Legislature granted developers the ability to transfer to the newer condominium law, Chapter 514B, HRS, thus allowing developers to continue sales while updating their developers public report with required seller disclosures. Many developers have already transitioned their projects to the newer law by filing updated reports; however, a sizable number have apparently yet to update with the Hawaii Real Estate Branch and will thus be unable to engage in legal sales after July 1.

Developers whose reports are not active and accurate will be required to re-register their projects under chapter 514B, HRS, in order to engage in legal sales and thereby may incur significant monetary costs and delays initial sales.

For more information, visit the Hawaii Real Estate Commission’s website at http://cca.hawaii.gov/reb/condo_ed/the-repeal-of-chapter-514a-hrs/

QNHCH welcomes new provider

Jennifer Hashimoto, APRN-Rx, MSN, FNP-BC, has joined the primary care team at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Hashimoto earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and completed post-baccalaureate research training at the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing as well as a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

ADVERTISING


Hashimoto began her nursing career at Kona Community Hospital. After earning her APRN-FNP, she worked at the Lanai Community Health Center and then joined the primary care team at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Hashimoto sees patients at QNHCH’s Primary Care Clinic at 65-1267 Kawaihae Rd. in Waimea, next to Long’s Drugs. In-person and telehealth appointments are available by calling 887-CARE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.