Is There Finally Some Hope On The Housing Front?

In an era when median salaries are stagnant and the overall price of paradise in the islands continues to rise, the cost of living can feel downright oppressive.

It led a local family to flee the islands on economic grounds and a devoted schoolteacher to spend nearly a year living out of his truck. It made residents who have been here for decades choose relaxed golden years thousands of miles away over a vulnerable retirement on Oahu. It can reduce people worth a million bucks or more down to fairly standard middle-class consumers. And it can redefine the traditional middle class’ economic dreams to just staying afloat.

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