maui real estate: Kaanapali Shores Condo with Magnificent Ocean Views - 02/02/18 11:20 AM
In the market for a one-bedroom condo for sale in West Maui? This week, we'd like to tell you about Unit 931 in Aston at Kaanapali Shores, featuring magnificent ocean views and a long list of amenities. This one is all about the amazing location. Kaanapali Shores is a 10-acre property located along a beautiful white sand beach that stretches north of Honokowai Point. It's a quieter alternative to the condos on the nearby Kaanapali Beach, where there's a lot more hustle and bustle, and conveniently, Aston at Kaanapali Shores puts you within easy reach of West Maui's many beaches, restaurants, … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Oceanfront Condo for Sale at Montage Residences Kapalua - 01/26/18 11:51 AM
Thinking about buying an oceanfront condo in West Maui? Many of the listings in this area would make for a sublime getaway, providing every feature that makes Maui such an amazing place to live, whether part-time or all year round. This week, we'd like to spotlight one such lovely condo with 3 beds/ 3.5 baths at the prestigious Montage Residences Kapalua. 
Full Article Here: Oceanfront Condo for Sale at Montage Residences Kapalua

maui real estate: Exquisite Luxury Home for Sale on Maui at Kaanapali Golf Estates - 12/29/17 11:05 AM
Imagine a stately Maui home overlooking the lush, rambling fairways of the Royal Kaanapali Kai golf course, with the sapphire Pacific ocean sparkling in the distance. Or see for yourself. Within the coveted Kaanapali Golf Estates, innovative and elegant design awaits you at this four bedroom, four bathroom luxury Kaanapali home for sale at 180 Kalaihi Place.
Step inside and you'll find a spacious interior filled with soft natural light and custom yet classic details at every turn. The ground level and second floor both feature master suites that add to the spacious feel of the exquisite floor plan. The master suite … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Hawaii Energy Program Provides Record Savings to Ratepayers - 12/08/17 11:16 AM
If energy costs factor into your decision to invest in Maui real estate, you may find yourself encouraged by the runaway success of Hawaii Energy, the state's energy and efficiency program. Funded by ratepayers, Hawaii Energy just had its highest level of energy savings in its eight years of history. The surprising part? Its most recent program year also involved a 20 percent budget cut, compared to the year before.
If you look at the numbers, the program delivered a whopping 35 percent increase in energy savings, despite the 20 percent drop in its budget, which resulted in a 41 percent reduction … (0 comments)

maui real estate: South Maui Condo for Sale at the Villas at Kenolio - 11/27/17 10:35 AM
If you're in the market for a 3 bed/2 bath condo in the South Maui area, you won't want to miss the chance to see this charming, affordable Kihei condo for sale at the Villas at Kenolio II. Among its stand-out features is its convenient location in the northern part of Kihei where you can find shopping, dining, and numerous white sand beaches in close proximity. In fact, this condo puts you at just a five-minute walk from Kalepolepo Beach Park. In the northern part of Kihei, you'll also have a quicker drive to Central and West Maui areas than you … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Wailuku Home for Sale in a Great Location! - 08/14/17 12:18 PM

Maui real estate still includes homes that are reasonably priced and located in convenient areas such as Central Maui's Wailuku, as long as you keep an eye on the MLS listings. For example, there's a nice Wailuku home for sale for $560,000, and it's in a good neighborhood. The home at 89 Poniu is ideal if you want to live near the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center, the airport, and the island's most robust hospital, not to mention only two miles away from the ocean. 
Read more about this affordable Wailuku home for sale.

maui real estate: Maui Real Estate Spotlight: Kaanapali Custom Plantation Style Home - 07/25/14 02:55 AM
This beautiful custom built Island-Style plantation home was crafted with great care and quality. Featuring an expansive single level living area that takes advantage of the magnificent sweeping ocean views from every room.   The wood finishes in this luxurious home provide warmth and charm not found in stucco and concrete slabs. 27 foot African mahogany disappearing doors seamlessly expand the spacious interior and exterior Bankari iron wood deck to create a spacious floating 4,560 sq.ft. of living area.   The interior is beautifully finished with marble and granite counter tops, cherry wood & antiqued white cabinetry, limestone & Brazilian walnut … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Hawaii Home Appreciation Among Highest in Nation - 06/13/14 05:51 AM
A bit of news came down the pipeline recently, which should be especially relevant to those considering a Maui real estate investment. A report from CoreLogic revealed that Hawaii was among the top states in the nation for highest home price appreciation in April compared to the same month last year. Even more encouraging was the discovery that Hawaii was actually No. 1 when distressed properties were factored out.
[Full Story: Hawaii Home Appreciation Among Highest in Nation]

maui real estate: Maui Real Estate Gains in December - 02/02/13 12:15 PM

According to RAM, Maui's residential real estate market gained 25 percentage points in December, compared with the same month in 2011. That includes single-family homes and condos. Single-family home sales were up a modest 4% with 82 houses sold compared to 79 year over year. Prices were up 24 percent from $411.000 to $511,750, year over year. As for condos, sales spiked an impressive 55 percent with the sale of 138 units compared with 89 sales in December of 2011. What a substantial difference! Prices were also up 26 percent at $382,450 compared to $310,000 year over year. These numbers … (1 comments)

maui real estate: Future West Maui Housing Development - 02/02/13 12:11 PM

The future of a 22-acre vacant lot in Lahaina owned by The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has been decided after a colossal $200 million West Maui Harbor proposal was rejected. Instead, the Foundation chose to move forward with a $60 million 203-unit West Maui housing project. A draft environmental assessment was published in September, and is still being reviewed by public agencies, according to Stanford Carr, whose development company was hired by the foundation for the project. They still need a special management permit from the Maui Planning Commission, but conveniently, they already have the apartment zoning needed … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Visitor Arrivals Boost Hawaii Economic Growth Projections - 11/24/12 01:37 PM
Forecasted 2012 growth rates for Hawaii's economy have increased to 1.6 percent, and higher in 2013. Why the change? Visitor arrivals were higher than expected. This kind of welcome surprise may not be all that surprising to some, but as news of recovery continues, stability is further emphasized. This is good news for more than our West Maui real estate business, with many industries benefiting from increased visitor arrivals. If you're familiar with Hawaii's economy, you'll know that the visitor industry plays a very big role.
The data comes from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), and the … (1 comments)

maui real estate: Lahaina Library's Grand Re-Opening Celebration - 11/16/12 04:15 AM

The Lahaina Public Library was recently lavished with a substantial facelift, thanks to the help of the Rotary Club of Lahaina, the Maui Friends of the Library, a host of volunteers and other contributors. This is because they understand just how precious the library is, as a resource for both education and entertainment. That's right, a lot of people still read books for fun, and not just digital books. To celebrate the wonderful work that has been done for the library, the public is invited to meet up on the library front lawn for a blessing, a short program recognizing … (0 comments)

maui real estate: 6th Annual Wailea Food & Wine Celebration - 11/10/12 01:16 AM
Last night, November 09, 2012, Maui residents were treated to the 6th Annual Wailea Food and Wine Celebration at the Hotel Wailea. The event was a benefit for the community arts education provided by Hui No'eau, also called Hui for short. The purpose of the Hui program is to create public awareness and interest in art "by promoting cultural exchange, spurring dialogue,   enhancing the awareness of and providing access to the visual arts". Another interesting thing about Hui No'eau is that they soon will be the location of a new Waldorf High School.
[Read more 6th Annual Wailea Food & Wine … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Google Street View Now Available for Maui - 12/10/09 08:03 AM
It's the moment we've all been waiting for! Google just released Street View for Maui and Oahu! Okay, so maybe we weren't all waiting for it, but it's good news for the tourism industry as well as Maui residents.
In case you aren't familiar with Google Street View, when you go to Google maps, which is much like Yahoo Maps and MapQuest, there is an option to see panoramic, interactive views at certain locations. Some areas are more thoroughly documented than others. In the case of San Jose, for example, it's hard to find even the most obscure neighborhood cul-de-sac that … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Tips for Your Maui Move - 08/25/09 11:27 AM
You've done the big move between faraway places or at least somewhere nearby. Some of you have even moved overseas in the past. It's challenging and can be exhausting work. With that in mind, we've provided you with a few handy reminders to make the process much easier, specifically dealing with supplies.
Boxes, obviously are the first on the supply list in the minds of most people who are getting ready for a move, but don't neglect the trash bag! A supply of good, sturdy trash bags can be a great way to move unbreakable things like clothes or many items … (1 comments)

maui real estate: Maui's Sugar Cane Industry - 09/24/08 01:26 AM
The advent of the sugar cane industry in Hawaii . . . Come to move into your new Kaanapali condo or just to vacation on Maui, and one of the first things you will notice as you fly over the island are miles upon miles of lush green sugar cane stretching across the island landscape. This is how it all began . . . In 1849 George Wilfong built a plantation in Hana called Ka’uiki Hill’s Sugar Cane Mill. Encompassing 60 acres of sugar cane, the Ka’uiki Hill’s mill had been quite successful locally until 1852, when a fire destroyed the … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Kaanapali Beach: Live Webcam - 09/04/08 03:46 PM
Kaanapali Beach Webcam We're pleased to announce the introduction of our new Kaanapali Beach live webcam!
Kaanapali Beach is considered by many to be one of the best beaches on the island of Maui--if not the world. From land, the golden sands look out over the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i against the backdrop of endless sky and/or sunsets. From the water, the view is of luxury accommodations nestled in tropical gardens against the West Maui Mountains.

A concrete walk runs parallel the beach, connecting hotels, shopping, dining, golf, and spas. Five hotels and six condo … (2 comments)

maui real estate: Whalers Realty Inc: Over 30 Years Serving Maui - 09/04/08 01:56 PM
Whalers Realty Inc. is the largest independent real estate firm on the island of Maui. Established in 1976, the company has ranked as one of Maui's top producing real estate firms ever since, offering a wide variety of services. Their main office is located in the heart of the resort in its oceanfront shopping mall, Whalers Village.

Principal Broker Robert J. Cartwright and his wife Tess lead an energetic crew of Professional Realtors and support staff who make owning Maui property easy. Tess Cartwright is broker in charge for the vacation rental arm of Whalers Realty Inc., Whalers Realty Management … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Banyan Tree In Lahaina - 09/04/08 01:17 PM
A historical West Maui landmark, the Lahaina Banyan Tree was brought from India and planted by Maui Sheriff William O. Smith on April 1873 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Lahaina’s first Christian mission. Lahaina's Banyan tree is one of the largest Indian Banyan trees in the world. Only eight feet tall when planted, the tree has grown to over 60 feet high in the last 135 years, with 12 major trunks spreading out 200 feet (and shading two thirds of an acre).

In the past, the Lahaina Banyan Tree provided a shady setting where plantation workers gathered; it … (0 comments)

maui real estate: Featured Maui Property - 09/04/08 01:03 PM
Maui Kaanapali Villas
Maui Kaanapali Villas (aka Hale Kaanapali) is the only low rise condominium development located in Kaanapali Resort, on Kaanapali Beach. Embodying the graceful living of ealier times with six sparate buildings set on 11.46 acres, Maui Kaanapali Villas boasts 253 units (primarily studios), three swimming pools, and casual beachfront dining on site.
A strong vacation rental program is available for investors and second home owners.
Contact Whalers Realty Inc. today to find out more about this or other West Maui condos for sale. E-Mail: Phone: (808) 661-8777 Toll Free: 1-800-367-5632. We are the largest independent real … (0 comments)

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