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Jim Edmonds Makes Kauaʻi Brighter

December 14, 2022

MidWeek Newspaper

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HAWAI'I — When REALTOR© Jim Edmonds, member of the National Association of REALTORS©, saw multi-generational, local families leaving their ancestral home on Kauaʻi due to skyrocketing real estate prices and rent, he knew his professional expertise could help. Jim started PAL (Permanently Affordable Living) Kauaʻi, an organization dedicated to developing affordable housing. PAL Kauaʻi has purchased 27 apartments in addition to creating PAL Construction Company, which has broken ground to build 45 units to offer stable, affordable housing to longtime residents.

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Lives Re-Rooted

Fall 2022

REALTOR Magazine

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National — Hawaii’s westernmost island of Kaua’i is best known as an idyllic vacation destination, a beautiful getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation. For many locals, the story is entirely different. Kaua’i is struggling with a severe housing shortage that is forcing native Hawaiians to leave the island permanently. Half of all homes sold on Kaua’i are purchased by non-locals, and 85% of all building permits are pulled by newcomers. Today, there are more native Hawaiians living on the mainland than in Hawaii, but Jim Edmonds is working to change that. read more

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PAL Kaua‘i founder earns national award

October 10, 2022

Dennis Fujimoto, The Garden Island

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LIHU‘E — Jim Edmonds of Kaua‘i Permanently Affordable Living and Emerald Isle Properties has been named one of the National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award winners for founding PAL Kaua‘i in an effort at keeping the island’s workforce from leaving and making housing available and affordable to residents on the island. read more

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Not Enough Homes in Paradise

Erica Christoffer, National Association of REALTORS ®

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2022 GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDS WINNER — REALTOR® Jim Edmonds refused to ignore the housing affordability crisis on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i as skyrocketing prices pushed out locals. He launched PAL Kaua’i to spur the development of housing for purchase or rental by local residents. To date, the group has completed 13 units with another 45 underway. read more

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