|While prices of Hawai`i County homes dropped in July, the number of sales increased.|
|Mayor Billy Kenoi|
Kenoi’s contributors included the Hawai`i Firefighters union, the Carpenters union, homemaker Elaine Mukai, investor James Campbell, developer Stanford Carr, agro-forestry enthusiasts Muriel and Kent Lighter, and Reynolds Aluminum Recycling president Terry Telfer.
Among County Council members, only Dennis “Fresh” Onishi received contributions during the first six months of this year amounting to $450.
Ka`u’s Council member Brittany Smart showed 79 cents on hand, with no contributions to her coffers and no expenses.
For more on all the public officials fundraising, see http://hawaii.gov/campaign
BIG ISLAND CONDO AND HOME prices fell in July, says the Hawai`i Information Service. According to HIS, single-family home prices fell 6.2 percent, and condominium prices fell 22.8 percent. But while the Big Island saw these price depreciations, the number of homes and condos sold has increased. Single-family home sales jumped 10.7 percent, and condos 25 percent. Kaua`i saw a similar drop in prices and increase in sales.
|HSTA leader Wil Okabe|