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he BIA Parade of Homes, a signature Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA) event and island fall tradition, began in 1956 with five featured building materials supplier entries. This year, our 54th annual Open House Tour offers 11 new homes that showcase the latest trends in new residential design, construction and materials. Hawaii’s biggest tour of the best in new home construction welcomes you to free open houses during the weekends of Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17.
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homes being showcased during the two free open house weekends. Discover how these state-of-theart homes with energy efficient features save you money. Learn all about the fantastic Shari Saiki Design Studio, Inc. prize waiting for a very lucky person to win. As you tour the open houses, enter for a chance to win a $10,000 personalized design consultation and furniture package from Hawaii’s renowned “global” interior designer
Shari Saiki. Developer homes you will see featured in the official 2010 BIA Parade of Homes Guidebook include Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc., Kealakai at Kapolei Unit 3; Cooke Clayton LLC, The Vanguard Lofts Model Unit No. 201; D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes LLC, Hoonanea at Lahaina B-Malino, Makalae at Sea County Hua and Luala’i at Parker Ranch Makani; Gentry Homes Ltd., Haleakea by Gentry Plan B-Pupukea, Latitudes by Gentry Plan 1-Victoria and Tides by Gentry Plan 1Nalu; Mark Development Inc., Ke Ola O Pokai Bay Kumu; Towne Develop-
ment of Hawaii Inc., Milo Court at Kehalani Hoomalu; and Stanford Carr Development LLC, Hoolea Terrace at Kehalani Ulu Pono. Download your free 2010 BIA Parade of Homes Guidebook at staradver tiser.com/parade ofhomes2010 or visit biahawaii.org. Enjoy finding your perfect home on Oahu, Maui and The Big Island at a great price with fantastic interest rates. It really is a great time to buy.
Karen Nakamura is executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.
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HPS president and general manager Gerry Peters says the company will also tackle jobs under $1,000, sometimes as low as only $100, for all of Oahu, and now most of Maui, too. In effect, clients get licensedquality work and assurances, yet don’t pay any more than for the guy off the street with a ladder sticking out of his trunk, so to speak. Peters says he has seen too many instances in his 30-plus years in Hawaii in
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