With Aloha from the Big Island
From MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty
 
>> Hurricane Relief & Changing Flood Zones
Please join us in extending a helping hand and aloha to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. If you would like to directly help all those affected, Realogy (Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp.) has pledged to match up to $75,000 in donations raised through the The Realogy Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charity, with 100 percent of the proceeds of this campaign delivered to the American Red Cross. You can make a donation through this secure website. Also, The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) have personally called for the REALTOR® family to donate funds through the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with 100 percent of all donations going directly to disaster victims. To donate, please use this secure online form and be sure to write "RRF Contribution" in the memo line. With Hurricane season in full swing, and in the wake of the devastating damage from days of flooding rainfall from hurricanes, are you aware of the changing flood zones and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) affecting the Big Island this month? According to FEMA, these changes are effective September 29, and it is very important to learn and understand how these changes directly and significantly impact you.
 
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>> Fares Light Up Autumn Skies

Falling leaves mark the peak of Autumn on the mainland, while falling air fares are leaving a mark on many calendars. Starting September 15, and after a seven-year absence, Japan Airlines is starting daily, non-stop flights between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (Kona Airport). Nearly a year ago, Hawaiian Airlines launched its non-stop service between Haneda Tokyo Airport and the Kona Airport, being the first to bring direct flights from Japan back to the Big Island of Hawaii for the first time since 2010. Later this year, with Denver becoming a major and direct gateway to the Big Island, United Airlines is expanding and adding new flights from the mainland, celebrating its 70th year of flying to Hawai'i – in turn, offering more flights than any other airline. As a result of the surge of direct flights to the Big Island, air fares have already begun to plummet to unbelievable lows. So go ahead and start planning to fall in love with Hawai'i island!

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>> A Fashionable & Festive Fall
What do the Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and the Hawaii Songwriting Festival have in common? They both occur in September! This year, Big Island native Manaola Yap, is the first Native Hawaiian designer to share his authentic Hawaiian designs during the NYFW. Manaola is one of 24 designers selected by Oxford Fashion Studio to present an exclusive runway collection at Studio 450, in New York City. Manaola’s luxury line is inspired by nature’s sacred geometry and the tradition of hand-carved ‘ohe kāpala (bamboo stamp) used on kapa (bark cloth) by Native Hawaiians – a modern departure from the more common floral patterns. Synonymous with successful runway shows is great music. Music professionals who have written chart-topping hits for music icons, and songwriters of all levels from around the country, come together to work one-on-one at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel every September for the Hawai’i Songwriting Festival. This creative celebration of the art of songwriting ends with The Hit Makers Concert with special guest and Grammy Award Winner, Jason Mraz. In the spirit of the goddess Pele, find what fuels your creativity this Fall!

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>> Relative Values
This month we take a look at condos, one on Oahu listed by our friends at List Sotheby's International Realty and one by MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty here on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

Honolulu, Hawaii
$5,000,000
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Kohala Coast, Hawaii
$4,400,000
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>> Upcoming Events

9.4
Labor Day

9.8
Taste of Hawai`i Island – 21st Annual Run For Hope Weekend

9.9
Golf and Tennis Tournaments – 21st Annual Run For Hope Weekend

9.10
10K Run/5K Run or Walk – 21st Annual Run For Hope Weekend

9.10
Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative Bocce Ball Tournament & Fundraiser

9.10
Grandparents Day

9.13-14
35th Annual Hawai‘i Kupuna Hula Festival

9.14-17
HawaiiCon

9.15-18
Hawai`i Island Festival of Birds

9.16
42nd Waimea Paniolo Parade and Ho'olaule'a – Hawai`I Island Festival

9.16
Walk to End Alzheimer's

9.16-17
5th Annual Hawaii Island All Nations Powwow

9.22
Fall Begins

9.23
11th Annual Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace

9.23
4th Annual Ka'u Coffee Trail Run 5k,10k & 1/2 Marathon

9.24
3rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival

9.29
Summer Snorkeling Art Show – Featuring Painters Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides & David Reisland

9.30
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s Farm Fest Open House: “From Farm to Table”

9.30
FREE Entry To All National Parks – National Public Lands Day


Big Island Farmers Markets


Tuesday
Kekela Farms

Wednesday
Kings’ Shops Farmers Market

Waimea MidWeek Market

Thursday
Hilo Farmers Market

Saturday
Keauhou Farmers Market

Waimea Homelands Farmers Market

Waimea Town Market

Kamuela Farmers Market

Sunday
Kona Farmers Market

Makuʻu Farmers Market

Hamakua Harvest


>> Property Gallery
Puna, HI
$685,000
South Kohala, HI
$1,149,000
South Kohala, HI
$560,000
>> Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund
Compassion with a sense of community is the
Hawaii way and that’s why the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty established our own charitable fund. We invite you to join us in supporting environmental, educational and cultural programs across the Hawaiian Islands. Your donations will
make a positive difference across the islands.
>> Stay in Touch
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