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Links to important information about moving to, and living in, Hawaii

 

HARPTA/FIRPTA

These documents, provided by the state of Hawaii, describes the taxes associated with purchasing real property in Hawaii when you are not a resident. If you do not reside in Hawaii, this should be a "must read".

http://www.state.hi.us/tax/a1_b3_6harpta.htm

 

And here's an alphabetical list of all of the Department of Taxation forms available.

http://www.state.hi.us/tax/a1_1alphalist.htm

 

Claim for Home Exemption

If your Hawaii home is your principal home, this site will assist you in claiming your homeowner's exemption. Be sure to read the instructions page thoroughly to ensure that you qualify.

https://www.realpropertyhonolulu.com/portal/rpadcms?parent=HOME&code=-1

 

Importing Plants and Pets

This Department of Agriculture site is a valuable resource for people wanting to bring pets, plants and any other living things to Hawaii. As an island state, our ecosystem is both fragile and self-contained.

http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/Info/doa_importing

 

Hawaii Community Development Authority

A wealth of information on the Kaka'ako area of Honolulu, home to Hawaii's newest residential projects and shopping venues.

http://www.hcdaweb.org/

 

Taking a Peek

Below are some live web cameras throughout the state...a great way to get a little dose of the islands no matter where you are.

The Duke Kahanamoku statue on Waikiki Beach. Streaming video and music.

http://www1.honolulu.gov/multimed/waikiki.asp

Multiple views of Waikiki plus weather information.

http://live.waikikitimes.com/