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Important MLS Status Changes

Prompted by member concerns, your HiCentral MLS Board leadership led a broker roundtable in April 2016

to discuss the relevance of the Active-Continue-to-Show (ACS) and Pending statuses. Brokers commented on the public's misunderstanding of the ACS and Pending statuses, which can lead to mistrust of REALTORS and the industry. After reviewing myriad suggestions from brokers, your HiCentral MLS Board has approved revising the listing statuses with more consumer-friendly language, which will become effective in January 2017, pending Matrix analysis and integration by CoreLogic:

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Manahan Introduces Road Rage Bill

 

Council Member Joey Manahan introduced Bill 50 in an attempt to reduce “road rage” on Oahu streets and highways. The bill specifically prohibits behaviors that provoke or aggravate incidents that threaten public health and safety. It was introduced on the heels of a recent action near Waikele that shut down multiple lanes and caused rush-hour gridlock to west Oahu.

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Team Member Access to Your Listings

Do you need to give a team member access to your Matrix account to help manage your listings? If so, do not share your username and password. Sharing your password can result in a $1,000 fine. Instead, set them up as a Team Member in Matrix at no cost. Here's how you do it:

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ADU Application Fees Slashed

 

Bill 27, relating to accessory dwelling units (ADUs), was signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and will save homeowners $9,000 to $10,000 in ADU application fees. The measure waives all building permit, grading, and inspection fees, and wastewater facility charges, for a two-year period, and permanently waives park dedication requirements for ADUs. 

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