2018 Mayoral CANDIDATES Mel Rapozo, Lenny Rapozo, and Derek Kawakami addressed KBR Realtors®
at the General Membership Meeting held last Thursday at the Kaua'i Marriott.
KBR also acknowledged Kaua`i Realty's
Milo Spindt who will be running for 2018 County Council
KBR was pleased to be able to send Milo to NAR's Candidate Training Course.
Installation of 2018 KBR Officers at the
LAST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF 2017
KBR 2018 Officers being sworn in by HAR 2017 President Susan Savage
KBR 2018 Officers and Directors
President: Ed MacDowell
President-Elect: Kelly Liberatore
Vice President: Julian Coiner
Secretary: Joanie Steiner
Treasurer: Trinette Kaui
Treasurer Elect: Sharon Gibson
Director: Lee Morey
Director: Greg Horn
Director: Paul Roy
Immediate Past President: Donna Rice
KBR Realtors attended a Successful Habitat Fundraiser last week hosted by Ilona and Scott
- Net neutrality is important to small, main street businesses like REALTORS® who depend on open internet access every day to run their businesses and serve their customers.
The FCC will make significant changes to the operation of the internet by eliminating the Net Neutrality rules currently in place. NAR has been a strong supporter of maintaining Net Neutrality and will work with Congress, like-minded groups and the telecommunications industry to create a legislative remedy that protects consumers and businesses.
Net neutrality is shorthand for the concept that Internet users should be in control...read more
Both the House and Senate have named the members of the conference committee. The committee will begin meeting this week, its goal is to send a final bill to the President by December 15, 2017. NAR will continue to run the
Call for Action
until the committee finishes the legislation.
The Call for Action will now include language on State and Local Tax deductibility. Although the two bills have the exact same language, discussions are ongoing to make changes during the tax conference negotiations. This has created an opportunity for NAR to seek an expansion of the tax deduction to include income taxes, an increase in the cap and indexing the cap to inflation.
> MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION
> STATE AND LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS
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Government Affairs Committee
2018 Priority Issues
> Create a Process for Application Screening Fees Under the Landlord-Tenant Code
> Increase the Handyman Exemption
> Create a Holdover Seller Exemption Under the Landlord-Tenant Code
> Short Term Vacation Rentals
"Until you assume the office, no one can really know what it means to be Hawai`i's governor...READ MORE"
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