Hawaii real estate sales soar for first time in four months: ‘We’ve reached a tipping point’

NEWPORT NEWS, Ky.

— For the first time since June, a hurricane-hit state has reported a record-setting year of new sales in the U.S. and Canada, the first such jump in six years.

Sales in Hawaii totaled more than $1.2 billion for the month of June, the most ever by any state, according to data compiled by real estate firm RE/MAX and the U