As we continue to serve our clients and their families during this challenging time, we want to provide you with resources and updates about the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Information about the virus is being circulated at a rapid pace, from multiple sources.
We recommend focusing on updated information from these organizations:
If you have other questions or real estate needs, give us call. We are here to help in any way we can.
How Do Virtual Real Estate Showings Work?
May 29, 2020 Update
Guess what… we’re doing illegal open houses! No, just kidding, we’re only conducting virtual open houses. We have a Matterport camera, we’ll spend about two to four hours at your home filming, then we create a 3D walk-through of it. We use Zoom and FacebookLive to virtually show your house to whoever wants to view it. If you want to see some real examples of this, visit our website, go to any listing, and click “virtual tour.”
What If I Can’t Make My Mortgage Payments?
May 8, 2020 Update
Many people all over the world are struggling right now. In the United States, some aren’t sure how they’re going to make their mortgage payments. If this applies to you, you should consider forbearance. There are three things you should know about a forbearance plan, and we’re discussing each of them. To learn more about forbearance, watch this short video.
4 Stats That Show Our Market is Healthy
May 1, 2020 Update
The one question we’ve been getting the most lately from clients is, “How’s the market?” It’s doing just fine, but you don’t have to take our word for it. There are four different statistics that we can look at to prove that the Hawaii real estate market is in a strong, healthy place. For example, we had about 1,000 single family home sales in the first quarter of 2020, which is keeping us right on pace with where we’ve been for the last three or four years. To learn more about what’s going on in our real estate market right now, watch this short video.
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The added resources below provide guidance on how to navigate this situation. We will continue to update this page as new information and circumstances arise.
What You Should Know – Important information you should know according to Hawaii’s Department of Health.
How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Following simple steps can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on our communities.
GET READY HAWAI’I – Visit each county’s emergency management website for more information about county-specific preparedness tips and measures. Sign up for free text-based notifications for the latest updates on natural disasters and man-made emergencies.
Top Things To Do While You’re At Home and Practicing Social Distancing – Here is a list of ideas that could help our clients and friends who suddenly find themselves at home.
Our Kupuna – Our mission is to connect our kūpuna with sponsors; those in our community who are free of COVID-19 symptoms, have not traveled outside of Hawai`i in the last 21 days and are willing to getting groceries, medication and necessary supplies to our kūpuna so they can stay home while the COVID-19 outbreak passes.
HOUSING MARKET INFO
How to Get Mortgage Relief – Federal regulators have stepped in to offer COVID-19 (coronavirus) mortgage relief.
Information From Past Pandemics, And What We Can Learn – a Zillow study regarding the behaviors of the housing market during previous pandemic.s
WORK & FINANCIAL RELATED INFO
Transitioning to Remote Work – Get tips to help your team be productive while working remote, plus learn the ins and outs of managing remote employees from this ebook courtesy of ProService Hawaii.
Hawaii Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 – A complete guide for business planning and workforce management during the Covid-19 quarantine restrictions.
COVID-19 Resource Hub for Small Businesses – Coronavirus Resources to Help Small Businesses Pull Through from Business.com.
Your Money And Coronavirus: A Financial Protection Guide – A guide from Forbes magazine that details various strategies you can employ to protect your finances during the Covid 19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Options For Leveraging Your Home’s Equity – Here’s how you can leverage your home’s equity to compensate for income loss due to the outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
(IRS) Credit Towards Payroll Taxes – Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave.
(DOL) Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers – As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.
Coronavirus Unemployment Stimulus Package – F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan.
FOOD & BASIC NEEDS INFO
Grab-and-go Student Meals – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is implementing the Seamless Summer Option program a few months earlier than scheduled, as approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs, to provide free grab-and-go meals for students during the extended spring break period.
Food-A-Go-Go – A campaign where you can find the latest information on restaurants statewide offering takeout, delivery and/or curbside pickup. It’s a free service offering lots of different options from fine dining to family restaurants to takeout operations.
TRAVEL & TOURISM INFO
Travel Information – Current travel advisories in the State of Hawai’i.