August 8th, 2017 by Darcy

Is it time to buy that special home at the edge of the Pacific ocean? There are many things you will need to consider in Hawaii, depending on the location of your choice. There are State regulations that need to be carefully considered. The home if it is a new build has to be 40 feet from the seaward boundary;

The shoreline is defined as the “upper reaches of the wash of the waves, other than storm and seismic waves, at high tide during the season of the year in which the highest wash of the waves occurs, usually evidenced by the edge of vegetation growth, or the upper limit of debris left by the wash of the waves”

This is determined by a shoreline survey. The survey needs to be approved by the governmental agencies monitoring coastlines in Hawaii.

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