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Owning your first home can be very exciting and fulfilling as you create new memories and experience the pride that comes with homeownership. The path to homeownership starts long before you get the keys to your new home and can be overwhelming, especially for first-time homebuyers. For this reas...
05/16/2018
Wordless Wednesday - Huelo Lookout Fruit Stand Huelo Lookout Fruit Stand, Haiku Maui HI You'll see this cute little local fruit stand on the "road to Hana" around the 5 mile marker on Maui's north shore.  If you're looking for a taste of the tropics, pull over quickly and experience the flavor o...
05/16/2018
The Lucky Honey opens a retail outlet in Haiku Maui and we attended the soft opening last month.  What a great location to stop and pick up the latest beach fashions and trendy outfits for a Maui lifestyle. Women's and children's clothing from local manufacturers are for sale. The Lucky Honey so...
02/17/2018
We actually closed $9,489,500.  That does not sound as cool in the title.  We would have done it in 4 business days, if not for small lender delays that impacted three of them. I know you’re thinking, he is a Realtor® in Hawaii.  That is less impressive then if he did it in Iowa.   That is true,...
02/17/2018
  The IRS is nice to homeowners, no kidding. Here are the some of the tax breaks available.Purchase Costs Deduction. In most cases, any loan discount points and origination fees are tax deductible for the buyer, no matter who pays for them. Any "daily interest" paid on the mortgage at closing is ...
02/17/2018
Why spend Thousands of Dollars on Expensive Marketing?Why not learn to boost your own listing and look like a Marketing Star?Why not have Marketing tools that work 24 Hours, while you sleep?Why not see your own listing go Viral on Social Media?You can even go to the next level and see your listin...
02/09/2018
Many times Clients are asking me, where are we in this Real estate Market on Maui. Often times I am looking for some good Charts by the Maui Board of Real Estate but this week I was running into this nice Chart that will tell the Story of the US Housing Market in General.         
02/09/2018
The data for the Maui real estate market in 2017 is finally complete, and we get to look at the big picture for the year to get a better idea of what we can expect from 2018. According to the report released by the Realtors Association of Maui, home sales increased by 8.8 percent in 2017, compar...
01/28/2018
You have fallen in love with Maui and with the lush, tropical landscape along with the pristine weather, we sure don’t blame you! And let’s face it, you have most likely considered making the big move here. You have dreamt about it, thought about it, and spoke about it with all of your friends. ...
01/28/2018
******* THIS IS NOT A DRILL *********  How do I even express how frustrated,  and mad I am right now!  For people that did not experience the moment, I could never explain it in a way that you could understand, but I will try.  At about 8::00 this morning my phone went off with an emergency aler...
01/28/2018
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