hawaii: Maalaea Condos at Hono Kai - 09/16/16 03:02 PM

Last week, we put a spotlight on affordable condos at Maui Banyan in Kihei. This week, we're following the same thread with condos in Ma'alaea at Hono Kai. If you're still getting familiar with the island, Ma'alaea is the most centrally located area in South Shore Maui, making it an ideal location if you want to have an easy time getting to West Maui, Central Maui, and the South Shore areas. Condos at Hono Kai are especially inexpensive, with current listings ranging in price from $285,000 to $389,900.
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hawaii: Maui Unemployment Rate as Low as Honolulu - 09/02/16 04:38 PM

July unemployment data from the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations revealed a small uptick in statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment for the month of July, compared to June. While June's unemployment rate was 3.4 percent, July rose to 3.6 percent. This data seems to be a reflection of a larger trend, with U.S. unemployment rising from 4.9 percent in June to 5.3 percent in July. The good news is that Maui is bucking the trend, which reflects our stable economy for those interested in moving to Maui and buying real estate.
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hawaii: Maui Real Estate Price Charts by Area - 08/26/16 12:06 PM

Where should you buy real estate on Maui? If your budget factors into this question, you might just benefit from a handy, easily accessible guide to Maui real estate prices by area. Follow the link and you'll find our simple charts including the year-to-date average and median prices for homes, condos and land, by the area where they are located.
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hawaii: South Maui Area Feature Maui Meadows - 08/19/16 03:14 PM

Maui is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world and is known for its beautiful beaches, warm tropical weather, lush rainforests and a variety of fun outdoor activities. It's no wonder Maui is also the ideal place to call home. With many different locations, elevations, and climates around the island, there are a number of wonderful residential communities to explore. Nevertheless, if you're looking for a home in South Maui, Hawaii, then consider Maui Meadows, which offers stunning views and is conveniently located near shops, restaurants, beaches, schools and more.
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hawaii: Hawaii PUC Rejects NextEra Acquisition of HECO - 07/22/16 01:07 PM

Hawaii regulators recently rejected the $4.3 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co. by NextEra Energy Inc., and it was a relieving moment for many Maui residents, including Mayor Alan Arakawa who opposed the deal. His primary reasons being that Hawaii money would be going to Florida, where NextEra is based, and that outsiders would be likely to run into difficulties managing our unique and nuanced energy systems. After all, ours is the only island chain state in the nation, so things work differently here in many ways.
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hawaii: Maui Unemployment Down in May - 07/01/16 07:50 PM

Maui County's unemployment rate was down to 3.2% in May, from 3.6% in May of 2015. This points to a slow and steady strengthening of the economy, which should be reassuring to those who are considering a permanent move to Maui. If you want to plant roots and buy Maui real estate, it's good to know that unemployment is continuing to fall.
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hawaii: Maui Real Estate Statistics for May 2016 - 06/22/16 04:27 PM

The Maui real estate market statistics are in for the month of May, revealing an increase in the median price of single-family homes and a decline in the median condominium price, compared to the same month last year. The Realtors Association of Maui compiles and releases these reports every month so that we can all stay on top of market trends here in Maui County.
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hawaii: Maui Winners of Top 100 Al Fresco Dining List - 06/22/16 04:22 PM
Planning on living full time in a new Maui home? If you're going to live in one of the world's favorite vacation spots, you may as well take advantage of the features that make it so enjoyable. For example, four Maui restaurants just appeared on OpenTable's list of 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America. What better place to enjoy outdoor dining than here, where the balmy air, sapphire ocean and majestic mountains set the scene for your meal?
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hawaii: Maui Real Estate Advantage Over Other Hawaiian Islands - 05/27/16 01:41 PM

Choosing the right island can be a challenge when you're looking to buy real estate in Hawaii. Each has its own unique set of qualities that add to its charm and influence the strength of your investment. For example, Oahu's economy is strong, but its real estate market is saturated, while the Big Island of Hawaii tends to be the opposite. Meanwhile, Maui could easily be a Goldilocks scenario, representing a middle ground for each.
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hawaii: Sugar Beach South Maui Condos For Sale - 05/20/16 01:01 PM

Perusing Maui condo listings to see what has potential? Whether you prefer full time living, a vacation getaway or something to rent out, there are no shortage of choices in the South Maui area. This week, why not take a few minutes to browse Sugar Beach Resort condo listings? As with most Ma'alaea resorts, demand is high, and that's why you'll usually find no more than a handful of listings at each of them at any given time. So, what stands out about Sugar Beach Resort condos?
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hawaii: Maui Electric Plans to Close Kahului Power Plant - 05/13/16 11:38 AM

Hawaii is in the midst of a major shift to renewable energy sources. The motivation behind this change is both economic and environmental, considering how isolated we are and how dependent on imports that made us in the past. Then we have our unique and delicate ecosystem that plays a major role in fueling our number one economic driver, tourism. There's not a market or industry that isn't affected by energy. Its prices figure into the cost of living calculated by those looking to buy a home on Maui, which is why we Maui realtors keep an eye on these things. … (1 comments)

hawaii: South Maui Homes For Sale in Hale Kilohana of Kihei Village - 05/10/16 11:17 AM

Having trouble finding your ideal Maui home? This week, we'd like to spotlight some South Maui real estate gems in Kihei. Take a peek at these spacious residences if you're looking for something unique with a convenient location just a couple of minutes from shopping, restaurants, and miles of powdery white sand beaches. You'll find them in Kihei Village, Hale Kilohana.
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hawaii: 
Biofuels Could Replace Maui Sugarcane - 05/02/16 12:19 PM

The ending of Maui's sugarcane production has been a hot and contentious topic this year. If you've been keeping an eye on the news along with the Maui real estate market, this subject has been hard to miss, and signifies a dramatic change to the island's agricultural landscape, not to mention the ending of a long and rich era of our history. News has recently come down the pipeline that Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co.'s land could be used for renewable energy projects, such as biofuel crops.
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hawaii: Maui Kamaole Condos for Sale - 04/01/16 12:55 PM

Exploring South Maui condo listings? You'll find most of them in Kihei, and they tend to be more affordable than those in Wailea. Not to mention closer to most shops, restaurants and other conveniences. This week, we'd like to suggest having a look at Maui Kamaole condos for sale. This picturesque resort complex is situated just a short walk from Kamaole Beach Park III.
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hawaii: Hawaii Unemployment Rates Fall in January - 03/21/16 12:27 PM
Some encouraging news has recently come down the pipeline from the Hawaii state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in January. It was at 4 percent the same month last year. It's a substantial step in the right direction for Hawaii residents, and anyone involved with things like business and real estate in Hawaii.
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hawaii: Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan - 03/11/16 11:41 AM
Resources must be handled with care when you live on an island. Maui's isolation is one of its celebrated qualities, but between that and its limited size, using water responsibly is vital for the environment, guests and residents alike. That's why we're highlighting the upcoming public meetings that will address the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP). You might want to consider attending, whether you're a resident, a Maui home owner, or a prospective buyer already living here.
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hawaii: Maui Real Estate Client Testimonials - 02/26/16 11:14 AM
Choosing a Maui realtor is a big decision. Some qualities are universally helpful, like clear communication skills, a proactive attitude, and high responsiveness. On the other hand, you might need to dig deeper for some other important factors. For example, if your real estate interest is focused strongly on a particular area, it can be very helpful to choose a realtor who specializes in that area. Likewise, if your interest is broad, you might want to look for a realtor who is less of a specialist in any particular area, and more of a generalist with strong investigative motivation.
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hawaii: Historical Surveys Planned for Maui Neighborhoods - 02/19/16 02:11 PM
Curious about Maui's rich history and unique identity? You might be interested to know that select Maui neighborhoods will soon be explored by the State Historic Preservation Division in an effort to document old buildings, structures and places. They won't be listing buildings on a historic register or restricting property owners from modifying buildings. Their objective is simply to provide communities with information in the future if they should want to explore their history.
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hawaii: Maui Hotel Performance Leads State - 01/26/16 04:58 PM
Maui is the place to be, if hotel performance is any indication. Not only are visitors willing to pay more for a vacation here on the Valley Isle, but many of them enjoy their time enough to move here and buy Maui real estate. The visitor industry is a good barometer for the overall health of the economy, and it's going strong despite whatever influence the recent stock market fluctuations might have. In fact, Maui's hotels were found to boast the highest RevPAR among all the islands in 2015, and of the three Hawaii hotels that made it to the AAA … (0 comments)

hawaii: Maui Mall Sold to JLL Affiliate - 01/15/16 11:37 AM

As South Maui residential real estate specialists, we don't often talk about commercial properties, but occasionally there are some big stories worth discussing. For example, Maui Mall in Kahului recently sold to an affiliate of the Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL.
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