hawaii: Hawaii Visitor Arrivals and Spending On An Upward Trend - 07/13/17 05:17 PM
Visitors to Hawaii spent nearly 9 percent more in May than they did in the same month last year, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. It's a good barometer for the state of the economy, considering that most of our visitors come from the U.S. West, followed by the U.S. East. Those who rent out Maui properties are in a good position now, and the news could be a motivating factor if you're thinking about buying Maui real estate for use as a short term rental.
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hawaii: Hawaii Residents Use Their Vacation Time - 06/30/17 05:19 PM
Folks who live and work in Hawaii are among the least likely to leave their vacation time unused, according to Project: Time Off. Their report had interesting timing, considering that we encouraged our readers to take a break and enjoy an afternoon at one of Maui's guitar festivals just last week. As we pointed out then, buying Maui real estate comes with an ocean of perks.
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hawaii: Maui Garden EXPO 2017 a Homeowner's Delight - 06/13/17 04:53 PM
One of the joys of buying a home on Maui is making it your own, inside and out. The folks that buy Maui real estate tend to be in love with the natural beauty of the island, which leads to interesting outdoor enhancements and creativity among Maui homes. What would your outdoor slice of paradise look like, and how would you go about creating it? There's an upcoming event that could be the perfect opportunity for you to make some exciting choices.
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hawaii: Hawaii Luxury Home for Sale in Maui Meadows - 05/09/17 03:19 PM
Searching for that perfect Maui home? If you want a combination of luxury and character, this Maui Meadows Kaimanu home could be the perfect fit. Perched on the lower slopes of Haleakala, below Ulupalakua Ranch and above Wailea Resort, this gem features splendid ocean and mountain views, not to mention a delightful viewing platform from which to enjoy them.
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hawaii: Hawaii Average Life Expectancy is Higher Than US Mainland - 04/25/17 02:58 PM
Having trouble deciding what state you want to live in permanently? Some Maui real estate buyers are in the market for a second home, which they use seasonally, others purchase strictly for investment purposes, but some never want to leave. These are the ones that put down roots, buy a Maui home, and spend their lives enjoying the many charms the island has to offer. According to a new study by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, being in the Aloha State could help extend that life, which is a benefit you may want to add to the list.
 
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hawaii: The Five Best Beaches in South Maui - 04/13/17 05:36 PM
If you're going to choose South Maui real estate, why not take advantage of the soothing, healthy lifestyle that's available in this amazing part of the island? Maui has around 30 miles of beach, which is more than any of the other Hawaiian islands, and a substantial portion of those beaches can be found in South Maui . . .
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hawaii: Big Turnout for 2017 Maui Energy Conference - 04/06/17 03:17 PM
The turnout for the Maui Energy Conference last week was just over 350 people. This is the highest level of attendance yet, in its four year history. Given Maui's position as a focal point in the development and application of renewable energy technologies, it was a natural choice for the conference location. In all likelihood, this gathering of energy industry professionals is going to continue to grow in future years. That's something to keep in mind if lower energy costs are a priority in your Hawaii home search.
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hawaii: Maui Nonprofits Given Large Donation from Charitable Trust - 01/03/17 03:29 PM
If you want to live and work in a place where generous folks pour a great deal of support into the community as a whole, you'll have a hard time finding a better option than Maui, (especially if you like beautiful beaches and warm weather all year round). On this island, it can be challenging to find someone who isn't involved with some kind of charitable effort, from volunteering to donating funds to proactive organizations . . .
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hawaii: Unique Plantation Home for Sale in Hana - 12/12/16 05:14 PM
This week, we'd like to share something a little different with our readers who are on the hunt for Maui real estate. The market isn't only made up of homes in neighborhoods full of other homes. You can also find unique, rural properties where the natural landscape provides plenty of privacy, not to mention space for growing plants and keeping animals.
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hawaii: New Maui Veterinary Hospital Opens in Wailuku - 11/28/16 03:28 PM
Here is a bit of good news for Maui pet owners. Among the many new businesses opening up on Maui is a veterinary hospital located in Wailuku, which is in the Central Maui area, making it conveniently accessible to folks in the various other parts of the island. The hospital has signed a long-term lease and is now a part of the 1,012-acre Maui Lani master-planned community, owned by DKK Properties LLC.
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hawaii: 13th Annual Arbor Day 1000 Tree Giveaway on Maui - 10/28/16 06:19 AM
One of the joys of owning a beautiful Maui home is the land that surrounds it. Planning out your landscaping can be richly rewarding. You can use your imagination, learn from what others have done and discover your taste in plant types. The end result can be a source of relaxation and inspiration, not to mention the boost in curb appeal that adds to the charm of your property if you ever choose to sell.
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hawaii: Luxury South Maui Homes at One Palauea Bay - 10/21/16 05:40 AM
If a luxury South Maui home in an exclusive neighborhood sounds like the ideal investment, you may be interested in browsing through the listings at One Palauea Bay. Homes in this secluded, gated community are in high demand, so you will usually only find a few listings available at a time. Currently, you'll find listings with three to four bedrooms and as many bathrooms.
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hawaii: Luxurious South Maui Condos at Wailea Point - 10/14/16 05:17 AM
Looking for a quiet, luxurious oceanfront condominium in South Maui? The units at Wailea Point are known for being impeccably maintained, as are the lush grounds and common areas throughout. Just imagine serene azure ocean stretching to the horizon as you watch the setting sun throw shades of red and pink on the pillowy clouds from the comfort of your private lanai. The charms of Wailea Beach await your exploration, just steps from the property.
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hawaii: Luxury Wailea Condos at Kai Malu - 10/03/16 05:55 AM
When nothing will do but a luxury condominium home in South Maui, we recommend exploring listings at Kai Malu, a picturesque gated community in beautiful Wailea. Breathtaking ocean views, balmy breezes and a soothing lifestyle set the tone for your everyday experience in this scenic collection of 150 single-family duplex style homes.
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hawaii: Maalaea Condos at Hono Kai - 09/16/16 08:02 AM

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 09:38 AM

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 05:06 AM

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 08:14 AM

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 06:07 AM

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 12:50 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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