maui: 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)

maui: 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.
[Full Story: Maui Mall Sold to JLL Affiliate]

maui: Maui Meadows Homes - 01/08/16 10:09 AM
Having trouble finding the right South Maui home? If you haven't explored the Maui Meadows home listings, we recommend that you take a look. Nestled on the lower slopes of Haleakala, this residential subdivision includes more than 600 lots with a mix of both rural and agricultural zoning. Among the listings, you'll find everything from charming single-family homes to gated luxury estates.
[Full Story: Maui Meadows Homes]

maui: New Condominium Project Planned for Kihei - 12/18/15 11:31 AM
A $13 million, 39-unit hotel-condominium project is in the works for Kihei via Victory Development Inc. and headed by realtor Greg Walker, an owner of Maui's Victory Realty LLC. The development would be located near the Kihei Kai Nani hotel-condominium.
[Full Story: New Condominium Project Planned for Kihei]

maui: Department of Energy Highlights Hawaii's Clean Energy Efforts - 12/11/15 12:05 PM
The United States Department of Energy recently praised a handful of states, including Hawaii, for innovative clean energy financing programs that inspire investments. Hawaii's Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program especially drew attention from the Department of Energy for its success in driving capital markets to provide clean energy financing for consumers that are less likely to afford the upfront cost, like non-profits and renters.
[Full Story: Department of Energy Highlights Hawaii's Clean Energy Efforts]

maui: Special Rates for Maui Residents at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea - 12/07/15 11:13 AM
The benefits of living in South Maui are too numerous to mention, but every once in a while we get an extra special perk come up, and we wanted to share one of those with you. The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has recently announced that they will be launching a Kama?aina Season for Maui residents, where they will reduce their rates from November 28th to December 19th, 2015.
[Special Rates for Maui Residents at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea]

maui: Maui Electric Bills at Lowest Cost in Five Years - 11/20/15 11:16 AM
Some recent good news that's come down the pipeline is that Hawaii electric bills are at their lowest in five years this month. That includes customers of Hawaiian Electric Co., Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co. The primary reason is dropping fossil fuel prices, but regardless of the source, it's a happy circumstance for residents throughout the islands.
[Full Story: Maui Electric Bills at Lowest Cost in Five Years]

maui: Beautiful Wailea Homes in the Kanani Community - 11/13/15 09:57 AM
If you're in search of beautiful Wailea real estate in a peaceful neighborhood, we may have just the community for you. Located only a couple minutes away from some of South Maui's most beloved beaches, the exclusive gated Kanani community is peaceful, scenic, and boasts wonderful ocean views.
[Full Story: Beautiful Wailea Homes in the Kanani Community]

maui: Rising Maui Visitor Arrivals and Spending - 11/06/15 10:53 AM
Maui is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the visitor industry. Those in search of South Maui homes and condos enjoy the option of renting out their future property to visitors in order to make some extra cash. What makes these opportunities more exciting is the fact that Maui continues to outperform the neighbor islands overall in terms of the visitor industry. If you're not sure, just take a look at the latest statistics.
[Full Story: Rising Maui Visitor Arrivals and Spending]

maui: Makena Beach and Golf Resort Redevelopment - 10/30/15 05:44 PM
Lately, we've had an abundance of activity in both commercial and residential South Maui real estate. Savvy investors are snapping up properties, developing and redeveloping left and right. The latest example is the redevelopment of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort by Discovery Land Co., which will turn the property into a private oceanfront community and golf club.
[Makena Beach and Golf Resort Redevelopment]

maui: Makena Parcel Sells to Radio Station Magnate for $7.8 Million - 10/23/15 10:57 AM
A South Maui real estate purchase made headlines recently, when North Dakota-based radio station owner James Ingstad paid $7.8 million for a parcel of land in Makena. If you're not familiar with the area, Makena is located south of Kihei and Wailea. Because there's so little real estate in the Makena area, the location of properties here are categorized under Wailea-Makena.
[Full Story: Makena Parcel Sells to Radio Station Magnate for $7.8 Million]

maui: Maui Residents Skeptical About Liquefied Natural Gas - 10/09/15 05:37 PM
Maui residents are least interested in Liquefied natural gas (LNG) among energy source options. That is according to MPower Maui, a project under the Maui Economic Development Board, which facilitated discussions with hundreds of Maui residents regarding energy issues. The reason this matters is that Hawaii Gas and Hawaiian Electric Co., the parent company of Maui Electric Co., are planning to import LNG in bulk as of 2019.
[Full Story: Maui Residents Skeptical About Liquefied Natural Gas]

maui: Planned Expansion of Native Dryland Forest on Maui - 10/02/15 11:50 AM
Amidst all the reports of population growth, new real estate developments and general expansion, hearing about a planned native dryland forest expansion is an unusual break. State officials are planning to restore the forest that once blanketed leeward Haleakala. The dryland forest in this area currently covers only five percent of what it once did, which is the result of logging and cattle ranching. Once upon a time, it covered a swath of Maui land all the way from Makawao to Kaupo.
[Full Story: Planned Expansion of Native Dryland Forest on Maui]

maui: Maui County Leads State in Population Growth - 09/25/15 01:14 PM
Maui's reputation as a tropical paradise icon has certainly been making big ripples in its population. In fact, a U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that Maui County's population growth was the fastest in the state from 2012 to 2014. On top of that, Hawaii as a state had one of the fastest growing populations in the nation last year. It's no wonder that Maui real estate inventory is so low.
[Full Story: Maui County Leads State in Population Growth]

maui: Hope Fest Maui to be Held in Kihei - 09/11/15 12:12 PM
If fighting cancer is a cause that speaks to you, we'd like to suggest Hope Fest Maui, an upcoming benefit taking place here in South Maui at the Maui Brewing Company in Kihei. The event goal is to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and for the completion of Hope Lodge Hawaii, a cancer treatment facility that provides lifesaving programs and services to the community.
[Full Story: Hope Fest Maui to be Held in Kihei]

maui: Education Opportunities Expanding on Maui - 09/04/15 12:59 PM
When you move to a new place, education is an important factor to consider whether you have kids or you're thinking about furthering your own education. You want to know that there are worthy opportunities in the place that you're moving to. If you're in the market for Maui real estate, and you'd like to keep up to date on the island's expanding education opportunities, a couple of recent developments might interest you.
[Full Story:  Education Opportunities Expanding on Maui]

maui: The Shops at Wailea Sold to Chicago Firm - 08/28/15 12:31 PM
The march of interesting South Maui real estate purchases goes on this year, with The Shops at Wailea recently selling to Chicago-based investment management firm Heitman Capital Management LLC for no less than $342 million. The price tag is no surprise, given that the shopping center comprises of 161,626 square feet, filled by numerous upscale brands, and is located within the luxurious Wailea Resort.
[Full Story: The Shops at Wailea Sold to Chicago Firm]

maui: New Solar Farm Planned for South Maui - 08/21/15 11:13 AM
An interesting new development is in the works for South Maui, only it isn't residential, it's a solar farm. South Maui Renewable Resources is actually based out of West Maui, but plans to develop on a property near the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei.
[Full Story: New Solar Farm Planned for South Maui]

maui: The Visitor Industry and Earning a Living in Hawaii - 08/07/15 02:07 PM
Economic opportunity is a common concern among those considering a real estate purchase on Maui. If you move to a new place, especially one overseas, you want to know you can earn a living there. Hawaii is a challenge that way, it's true, but the visitor industry is thriving and growing steadily, which is something to keep in mind if you are interested in working in some capacity that would be influenced by that industry. Countless Maui businesses deal with visitors, and who knows, maybe you've got your own business idea you'd like to try out?
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maui: Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Levels since 2007 - 08/05/15 02:42 PM
We're a long way from those recession days of foreclosures, short sales, and real estate steals. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released stats revealing that existing home sales are at their highest level since 2007. Not only that, but the median sales price reached a new record. Those who purchased real estate during the recession are in an excellent position to make money on their investment.
[Full Story: Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Levels since 2007]

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