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Each day is a chance to restart | Oswald Chambers


Butterflies are a symbol of rebirth. They transform from a strange – almost ugly – little caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. This week’s quote is meant to inspire us to shed whatever it is holding down our wings – and…

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Oahu’s Home Market Ended Strong in ’17


Higher prices, interest rates, and the federal tax bill could lead to a slowdown in 2018 Honolulu Star-Advertiser  |  7 Jan 2018  |  By Allison Schaefers aschaefers@staradvertiser.com Oahu’s 2017 housing market finished strong with gains in both condominium and single-family home sales…

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5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas For 2018


We’ve all done it – made a new year’s resolution we can’t keep. There’s nothing more discouraging than failing at reaching a goal or completing a project. Notice the word choice of “can’t”, however. Sometimes our resolutions are impossible to…

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5 Tips for Writing a Winning Offer Letter

In Hawaii’s hot housing market, including a letter with your formal offer to buy a home is all but required. It’s important to remember that the seller may have an emotional attachment to their home and what you say in…

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The Genius Way to Clean Fast for Last-Minute Guests


What in the world made you invite your new workmates over for a little “whine” time tonight? You never dreamed they’d actually say yes, but they did. Gah! While your place isn’t a total mess, it’s not exactly guest-ready. You’ll have…

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The True Meaning of Aloha | Rev. Abraham Akaka


Rev. Abraham Akaka – A Brief Summary of His Life From Rev. Abraham Kahihina Akaka Ministries Foundation The Rev. Dr. Abraham Kahihina Akaka, B.A., DD, LHD (born February 21, 1917 in Pauoa Valley, Oahu) stands as one of the foremost leaders…

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