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maui oceanfront homes for sale: Hawaii's First FIT is on Maui - 06/16/11 12:56 AM
A feed-in tariff is a policy mechanism to encourage renewable energy use where it is as affordable as grid power (known as grid parity). Doug McLeod is Maui's incoming energy administrator and he has installed a photovoltaic system on the roof of his commercial property in Kihei. This happens to be the state's first feed-in-tariff photovoltaic system...read more (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: South Maui Sustainability Conference - 06/10/11 05:03 AM
On Wednesday, January 12th, South Maui Sustainability (SMS) will be presenting A Preview of the 10th Annual Maui Aloha Aina Body and Soil Conference. For those of you who are interested in getting off the grid in a tropical beach paradise location, a Wailea home may be just right for you, and you will probably get a lot out of the upcoming conference... read more (2 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Maui Upcountry Storm and Kihei Flood - 02/10/11 06:58 PM
It must have been strange for some Kihei residents to have found themselves knee-deep in water without a drop of rain having fallen there. If you are shopping around for a Kihei home, the recent flooding should serve as a warning that you should opt for real estate with a little elevation to it. Of course, flooding isn't much of an issue for Kihei condo units above the first floor, but it's a good idea to make sure that if you are looking for a ground floor residence, you don't want it to be sitting in a low, flat area. Even (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Hana Arts Performs Little Women The Musical - 02/02/11 04:13 PM
Normally, we recommend that everyone get out to the lush jungles of Hana once in a while, just to enjoy its supreme natural beauty, although it's all the way on the opposite side of the island from the South Maui homes we are so fond of. (We won't hold it against you if you are looking for a home in Hana, though!) On December 28th and the 30th, there will be an extra special reason to make the intrepid journey. Hana Arts will be holding Little Women The Musical, demonstrating the surprisingly spectacular abilities of such a small community. It has been (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Kid's Animal Painting After School Class - 01/18/11 02:59 PM
Barbara Steinberg will be holding a series of after school art classes at the Maui Bridge Center in Kihei for kids aged 5-10 years. These classes will begin on December 29th and will take place between 3-5pm. What kind of art class is it? They've titled it the Maui Kindness Club Animal Painting Class. Students will learn how to use both painting and drawing mediums to create their own vivid images based on many lovely animals. The class will begin with presentations of the animals that will be their subjects, and then the students will get to flex their creative skills (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Paying for a Maui Home - Part 2 - 01/13/11 04:27 PM
In our last blog, we went over how to gauge how much Maui home you can afford, and ways to offset your expenses, like renting out a cottage on the property. Here is some more advice. First of all, don't be scared off by prices on homes that are being advertised. Those prices include the high costs of advertising! Less expensive homes likewise aren't advertised because it isn't cost effective to do so. What you should really do, especially if you have a specific set of criteria in mind, such as a home with three bedrooms and an ohana in Wailea, (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Paying for a Maui Home - Part 1 - 01/03/11 06:21 PM
The economy is slowly recovering from recent lows, but despite spikes in Maui home sales this year, prices remain incredibly affordable. If you are still managing your finances with caution, here are a few tips about purchasing Maui real estate, particularly with regard to what you should be able to afford. 1. Money now and money over time. When planning to own real estate, you have to keep both the down payment and also the long-term cost over the duration of the loan in mind. This is where excellent job security comes in handy. 2. What is your upper limit? The (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Hal Holbrook Plays Mark Twain in Maui Performance - 12/14/10 07:17 PM
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy Award-winning television and movie actor who has been specializing in performance of the dynamic character of Mark Twain for no less than 56 years. At the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Holbrook will demonstrate the best parts of 19 hours worth of Twain material that he has perfected over these many long decades. The best part of this performance is that it is being held as a benefit for the Rotary Club of Maui, whose wide variety of members consistently work hard for the benefit of the Maui community on behalf of its people as well (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Hawaiian Airlines Gets Top Rankings - 12/07/10 05:37 PM
Hawaiian Airlines was awarded top rankings for its September performance by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report. The great job the airline is doing, along with its subsequent public praise, isn't just good for the airline itself, but for visitor travel in general. For many visitors, air travel is considered one of the biggest obstacles to the possibility of getting out here to the islands. So what exactly did Hawaiian Airlines do right in September? Well first, they led the industry in punctuality nationwide with 95.8 percent of flights arriving on-time. Secondly, they had the best record in (1 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Good September Numbers for Maui Visitor Industry - 12/06/10 05:04 PM
Hawaii visitor arrivals and spending were up in September, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). The peak summer travel season got us some impressive momentum, and September's success is presumed to have been riding off it. As for the actual numbers, compared with the same month last year, total arrivals were up by 8.9 percent at 538,516 visitors, while total visitor expenditures jumped a whopping 22.2 percent to $880.2 million. The spending increase is particularly important, considering that for a while there, we were getting a fair share of arrivals, but they weren't spending enough for those arrivals to amount (1 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Maui Peter Frampton Concert at MACC - 11/29/10 03:24 PM
Peter Frampton will be holding a concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Wednesday, November 17th. While his is a name that a lot of the youth probably aren't all that familiar with, his song "Baby, I Love Your Way" remains one of Maui's favorites. Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated guitarists in rock history, and he is, of course, a Grammy Award winner. In fact, he co-founded one of the first rock super groups, Humble Pie, and he was only 18 years old at the time. His most notable songs, aside from the one mentioned above, (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Sleep With the Sharks at the Maui Ocean Center - 11/10/10 04:36 PM
If you have any nature loving kids between the 3rd and 8th grade, the Maui Ocean Center is hosting a very cool sleepover just two days before Halloween. Your child will get to spend a spooky night with the sharks after the lights go out on this Halloween themed eve. The Maui Ocean Center offers a different kind of experience after dusk, when the elusive nocturnal creatures make their presence known. Kids who get to experience this unique and fun event are accompanied by the Center's Ocean Naturalist guides and get the whole aquarium to themselves. They will also have the (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Maui Pet Party and a Costume Contest for Charity - 11/05/10 02:34 PM
If you are in the mood for a fun and lighthearted event that will showcase your much-loved doggy friend, you might just want to stop by the Pouchi Couture Boutique & Bakery party and costume contest on October 30th. This fun shop sells canine apparel, stylish carriers, organic and natural canine spa lines, unique beds, gourmet and organic treats, designer collars and leads as well as tons of toys and accessories. They also have a fair share of great cat supplies. Basically, it's got everything you need to spoil your pets rotten! Why blog about this? Because the $5 entry fee (2 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: New Maui Flights Via Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines - 11/04/10 02:58 PM
New flights to Kahului, Maui have begun via both Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. Alaska Air has added daily service to and from San Diego, California, and Hawaiian has begun twice-weekly non-stop service to and from Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines will also debut a Hawaiian-themed menu on flights to Hawaii, and on top of that, for a limited time they had offered up to $250 off a line of their vacation packages, including air transportation, lodging, optional tours and ground transportation. The packages applied to trips with air service between Oahu, Maui Kauai and the Big Island to Oakland, Portland, Seattle (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Hawaii Receives Grant for Broadband Technology Development - 11/03/10 02:36 PM
The latest news is that Hawaii will be receiving $2.4 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the development of broadband technology. The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will be awarded the money, which was part of a final round of grants under the State Broadband Data and Development grant program. The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration is working to implement broadband technology for economic purposes. [Full Story - "Hawaii Receives Grant for Broadband Technology Development"] Today's Maui blog brought to you by Real Estate Maui Hawaii, Specializing in Luxury (2 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Educational Camping Excursion for Students - 11/01/10 02:08 PM
The Maui Huliau Foundation is holding an Eco-Adventure Program for students aged 12-18 from October 4th-6th. This is a great opportunity for students to get a solid educational experience through immersion via a 3 day, 2 night camping excursion. Students will get to explore various locations from Haleakala crater to the Hana shoreline. The Huliau Eco-Adventure Program is a non-profit organization that strives to teach students about the value of Maui's natural environment and a look at its past, present and future at a crucial, formative time in their lives. The teenage years represent a very important time in our development, (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Maui Real Estate Sales Up - Prices Down - 10/29/10 06:29 PM
Maui's buyer's market is maintaining itself as sales increase while prices remain low. Last month, there were more condo and home sales on Maui than there were in the same month last year, however, median prices for both were lower, according to the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM). In August of 2009, only 53 single-family homes sold. This past August, 67 sold. As for condos, there were 66 sold in August last year but 81 sold this past August. Also, year-to-date sales are now at 552 homes and 817 condos as opposed to the same period last year where there were (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Nutrition Presentation in Spreckelsville Maui - 10/22/10 04:48 PM
If you are interested in trying a vegetarian diet but you aren't quite sure whether you know enough about it to make the leap, there is an upcoming free presentation called "The Latest in Human Nutrition 2010." Michael Greger, M.D., will be presenting, and he is a physician, an author and an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of nutrition. [Full Story - "Nutrition Presentation in Spreckelsville Maui"] Today's Maui blog brought to you by Real Estate Maui Hawaii. Specializing in Wailea Golf Vistas. (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Maui Ocean Center Petroglyph Presentation - 10/13/10 02:37 PM
The Maui Ocean Center (MOC) often hosts interesting events to make visitor experience as memorable and educational as possible. For those that prize Hawaiian cultural immersion, their upcoming event, Friday No Ka 'Oi should be just the thing to enhance your enjoyment. [Full Story - "Maui Ocean Center Petroglyph Presentation"] Today's Maui Real Estate Spotlight brought to you by Real Estate Maui Hawaii, Specializing in Wailea Golf Vistas. (0 comments)
maui oceanfront homes for sale: Hawaii Conservation Program Sets Aside 750 Acres - 10/12/10 04:04 PM
Hawaii is viewed by most as a tropical paradise, and that's what it is. But that's not all it is. Our lovely little island chain is is a treasure trove of unique culture, history and natural resources. The term "natural resources" doesn't do justice to the ecology of Hawaii. This island chain has more endangered species and has lost a higher percentage of its endemic species than any other U.S. state. For that reason, it is crucial that we protect those remaining. [Full Story - "Hawaii Conservation Program Sets Aside 750 Acres"] Today's Maui Real Estate Spotlight brought to you by (1 comments)
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