One of the joys of life is the pleasure of company. When we live in nice communities, we make friends with neighbors, local shop vendors and others who fill in the fabric of our little microcosm of society. Some of us are more extroverts and social than others, but we all interact with our communities in one way or another. Hawaii, as well all know, is very much a community-based society. Think … [Read more...]
Does Hoarding Affect Your Property Value?
Hoarding - the very mention of the word conjures up images of struggling homeowners trapped behind stacks of boxes in their living rooms. At the very least, we envision carports overflowing with age-old trinkets and little breathing space inside. It's important to understand that hoarding in Hawaii or anywhere else is more than just the physical manifestation that we see from the street. It's … [Read more...]
Hoarding – A Problem and Solution for Hawaii’s Troubled Homeowners
There's been a recent interest in "hoarding", the name given for amassing enough possessions in one's home to the extent that it becomes a challenge just to walk from the kitchen to the front door. A&E has a TV show now called, appropriately, "Hoarders". Just a couple days ago I read an article in which "hoarding disorder" was actually recognized as a separate diagnosis of psychological … [Read more...]