maui: 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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maui: 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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maui: 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)

maui: 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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maui: 
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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maui: 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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maui: 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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maui: 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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maui: 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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