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Real estate is the largest investment that many of us will ever make so it's critical that buyers and sellers have access to essential information. This blog provides key news and information about Hawaii real estate and the lifestyle one enjoys when living in Hawaii.



I am not a listing or sales agent for this new Poipu resort community. However, I did take a tour this week and was awestruck by location and luxury features of this new project so am posting this for the benefit of others who have interest in Kauai real estate. Following is an announcement lett...
Backup Importance There have been articles posted in ActiveRain about the importance of backing up your files to enable recovery after a hard disk failure.  It's said that hard disk crashes are not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when" and that has certainly been my experience.  I've had 2 har...
There was considerable interest among ActiveRain members in my previous posts, How to copy an Excel chart to an image file and Advanced formatting to dress up Excel charts.  Is there interest in a post on how to create a chart which can be changed "on the fly" merely by clicking your mouse butto...
Tropic Thunder  The movie industry is returning to Kauai and will be filming Tropic Thunder, a big budget comedy.  Filming is scheduled on Kauai between July and October, 2007 and release to theaters is scheduled for the Summer of 2008. An open casting call will be held this Saturday, June 23 at...
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If you have been in the business a while, then it's easy to go to a listing presentation and give a very long description of your marketing plan, complete with lists of activities and page after page of sample direct mail materials, brochures, magazine ads, etc.  It's good to have this detail as...
Note that in the discussion below, menu items may vary somewhat among different Excel versions I received a request to show how to add a background image to an Excel chart to dress it up.  Here is the step-by-step procedure to do that. The standard Excel chart looks like this (see below) But it ...
If you read my posting on advanced Excel chart formatting, then you may appreciate this thought on how background images can be used to amplify your message.  Consider the chart shown below with the ranking of Kauai brokerages in 2006 based on sales data from our multiple list service.  The bar ...
OK, you've worked hard and come up with a wonderful Excel chart that you would like to include in a presentation document.  But how do you copy it to an image file?  There is a hidden pearl that allows you to do exactly that.  Hold down the CTRL and Shift keys simultaneously while you select the...
Kauai's Garden Island Newspaper published an interesting article on the debate over vacation rentals outside of county-designated visitor destination areas.  There continues to be debate in the county council over restrictions on such rentals.  Included in the debate is whether grandfathering sho...

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