buy a home: Pukalani-Makawao Realtor Caravan highlights June 2018 - 06/24/18 05:40 PM
Let's see what new listings came on the market and were available to show this month in the Maui Upcountry Realtor Caravan.  It was a small event this month, with only 4 properties to preview in Pukalani, priced from $669,000 to $895,000.  This region of Upcountry is unique in that you can still find plenty of housing options priced under $1,000,000.
June 21, 2018 Upcountry Caravan:
2811 Liholani St., Pukalani - $669,000 - Split-level 3BD/2.5BA detached residential condo house with garage. Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs, and open floor plan living area with vaulted ceiling upstairs. Comes with a small yard and … (3 comments)

buy a home: Cacao trees grow on Maui - buy a home and grow cacao - 03/18/18 03:41 PM
Cacao trees grow on Maui - buy a home and grow cacao 
Who wants to grow some cacao, or chocolate trees?  You can find some properties for sale on Maui with cacao trees growing.  More and more people are planting some of these trees just for fun, and some are planning to go with commercial production.  They do well in Haiku with the mild climate and ample rain.
Search for Haiku Maui homes for sale here.
This cacao pod is growing on a specimen tree at 480 Puniawa Rd. which I've blogged about recently as the "Brando" estate since it was formerly owned by … (9 comments)

buy a home: Maui banks and mortgages - who's the biggest lender? - 09/16/17 07:34 PM
Maui banks and mortgages.  When it comes to buying a home in Hawaii, we strongly urge you to use a local bank or lender, since some mainland lenders won't fund to Hawaii.  It's an awful feeling to find this out at the last minute, when you're all set to close on a house sale and things go off track due to the lender.  We have good solid banks here, and they can help you get a mortgage to buy a home on Maui.  There are also other lenders ready to help, and I'm happy to give you some names if you … (6 comments)

buy a home: MORE tropical flowers at Mama's Fish House, Paia Maui Hawaii - 03/29/17 07:58 PM
MORE tropical flowers at Mama's Fish House, Paia Maui Hawaii
Can you stand to see more beautiful tropical flower arrangements from Maui?
Feast your eyes on these captivating bunches of colorful splendor...

Always creative and lovely, the flowers at Mama's are just a tease for the whole experience you're going to have when you dine here.
When you're ready to buy a home in Paia, search the Maui MLS here.
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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: … (16 comments)

buy a home: It's big wave season on Maui's north shore - winter swells are back - 01/15/17 06:47 PM
Grab your board and towel and head to the beach -  winter swells are back!
Everyone looks forward to this time of year on Maui, when the winter swells bring big waves to the north shore. 
Here we are at Ho'okipa Beach Park on a sunny day with tourists and locals all enjoying the weather and the waves.  The beach is such a magical place where you can leave your troubles behind and just have some fun in the water.  Be careful in the ocean though!
Waves are up at Ho'okipa Beach Park on Maui
Is it any wonder people from all over the … (6 comments)

buy a home: Komoda Store and Bakery in Makawao Maui is 100 years old - 10/27/16 09:42 AM
Everyone in Makawao and Upcountry Maui knows about Komoda Store and Bakery.  This year marks their 100th anniversary of serving the public.  They started out as just a simple coffee shop back in the day way before Starbucks was found on every corner.

Komoda Store at 3674 Baldwin Ave Makawao, HI 96768
It's a small general store that serves the community, but they're quite famous for their bakery products, most notably the cream puffs and donuts on a stick.  The flaky crusted pies come in flavors you might not find on the mainland, such as coconut and azuki bean.  Check out the … (8 comments)

buy a home: Purple is the color of spring in Kula Maui Hawaii - 05/08/16 07:55 AM
It's Purple Rain upcountry in Kula right now!
With all the winter rains and the springtime weather, Kula Maui is blessed with a colorful display of purple Jacaranda blossoms. Each year these beautiful trees adorn the Kula highway and neighborhoods, and drop their petals making a lovely purple carpet underneath.
Jacaranda trees are abundant in the Kulamanu and Jacaranda Grove subdivisions, off Lower Kimo Drive.  Homes in here sell for around $850,000 and upwards.  The views are fantastic!
Agapanthus, or Nile Lilies, also show thier colors in the spring, bursting with purple and white tufted stalks.
People often say "how do you tell the … (6 comments)

buy a home: Hipstamatic pics from Makawao town in Upcountry Maui - 04/17/16 12:27 PM
Just a quick trip with the Hipstamatic Camera app as we walk through Makawao Maui Hawaii. 
This cool little town has kept in touch with the past by restoring and preserving the old shops and buildings.  The country vibe is alive and well.
Rustic and rusty is OK and makes for a lot of charm in these boutique shops.
Take a break from any activity and grab a bite. Park your bike or horse a while.
It's always fun to poke your head in the door of any of these stores, galleries and restaurants. 
You can drive up Baldwin Avenue from Paia, or cut across on … (10 comments)

buy a home: Paia Maui HI 96779 - what's for sale in this beach town today? - 03/29/16 11:08 AM
Can I buy a home or business in Paia Maui?
Everyone loves to come back to Paia Maui once they've visited this cute little beach town on the north shore.  It's no wonder, with the beautiful sandy beaches, the cute plantation style buildings and shops, and lots of great restaurants too. Paia has a way of getting under your skin, in a good way.

The Quinsaat building on the Hana Highway in Paia Maui
With so many fun shops and boutiques, the retail and commercial market is pretty exciting too.  Right now there are 2 fee simple commercial listings in Paia for sale.  Both … (4 comments)

buy a home: Viewpoints Gallery on Baldwin Ave. in Makawao town, Maui Hawaii - 11/21/15 09:49 AM
Viewpoints Gallery on Baldwin Ave. in Makawao town, Maui Hawaii

 
One of the highlights of visiting the quaint upcountry town of Makawao, is this wonderful art gallery at The Courtyard.  You can also grab a bite at the Courtyard Cafe in the back, and watch the glassblowers doing their thing... being very creative.
The Courtyard Cafe
3620 Baldwin Ave. Makawao HI 96768
808 572-4877
Lots of beautiful art that will inspire you!  Local artists and Maui scenes. Incredible objects to add to your collection.  Buy a treasure to take home.
Viewpoints Gallery
3620 Baldwin Ave. Makawao HI 96768
808 572-5979
Makawao Maui is one of the last small Maui towns … (1 comments)

buy a home: Tropical gardens at Mama's Fish House Restaurant, Maui - 10/19/15 10:10 AM
Tropical gardens at Mama's Fish House Restaurant, Maui
If you follow my blog you'll know I post a lot of pictures of the exceptional food at Mama's Fish House, or photos of the views.  There's no denying the food is the star of the show when dining here, but there's more to the whole experience than just that.
They also have beautiful tropical gardens for guests to enjoy while they wait. Take a look at these pictures as an example, and you'll see what I mean. Lots of palms, ti leaves, bromeliads, dracaenas, giant taro leaves and more.



Living on the north shore … (6 comments)

buy a home: Lush tropical landscape in Haiku Maui HI 96708 - 07/02/15 11:50 AM
Lush tropical landscape in Haiku Maui HI 96708
What a delight to see this Haiku Maui property with so many tropical flowers and plants - orhids, bromeliads, anthuriums, gingers, palm trees, bamboos and more.  It's amazing how much variety you can grow on just 2 acres.  The warm humid climate in Haiku is very conducive to the lush growth of all manner of plants.  Some love the shade and others love full sunlight, so try a bit of both.
As a Realtor on the North Shore I can see and appreciate a lot of properties with landscapes like this for sale.  A … (4 comments)

buy a home: Kihei Maui boat ramp makes for easy access to the ocean - 06/30/15 07:39 PM
Kihei Maui boat ramp makes for easy access to the ocean
You can find the Kihei Boat Ramp in South Kihei, just south of Kamaole Beach Park III and directly across from the entrance to Maui Kamaole Resort.
If you're thinking of owning a Maui condo... search Maui condos for sale by name!
 
The ramp open to the public and there's plenty of parking for cars, boats and trailers, and buses.  The protected little harbor makes it safe and easy to launch a boat or kayak.

South Maui residents really enjoy this facility where they can even wash off the salt after a day … (5 comments)

buy a home: Great food at Nuka in Haiku Maui Hawaii - 01/31/15 11:20 AM
Great food at Nuka in Haiku Maui Hawaii
We had another great dinner the other night at Nuka in downtown Haiku Maui. It's a Japanese restaurant and sushi house, but they are always trying new things. This time we tried the Dynamite dish which consists of scallops and mushrooms and a yummy cheese sauce. It's not typical Japanese fare but it sure was good. Very rich and satisfying.
Of course we also had some other good dishes.  A platter of sushi made with extremely fresh local fish. They really know how to prepare it and present it. The Asian Fries were another … (4 comments)

buy a home: Living off the land in Haiku Maui - wild pig for dinner - 01/10/15 10:10 AM
Living off the land in Haiku Maui - wild pig for dinner
Sometimes when we visit our cattle ranch on the north shore of Maui, we find some wild pigs running loose and tearing up the pastures. They are such a nuisance really, destroying the nice level ground and digging holes as they root for food. They are a problem all over the island as they spread a lot of invasive plant species wherever they go. So we don't feel bad when we "harvest" a few for the freezer.  There is no shortage of these pigs.
You wouldn't think these small … (13 comments)

buy a home: The new season of Hawaii Life has started - look for me! - 10/15/14 10:35 AM
The new season of Hawaii Life has started - look for me!
Last Sunday marked the beginning of the new season of the Hawaii Life TV show, named for our company Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. There's 2 new episodes a week and my episode is coming up soon, but I don't know when. You'll have to watch it or record it.
I posted some sneak peek teaser pictures on my Hawaii Life blog, where you can get a glimse of 2 of the home listings, and one of the beaches featured in my story from the north shore of Maui.
(13 comments)

buy a home: Upcountry Maui is a great place to live - Makawao, Pukalani and Kula - 08/20/14 12:34 PM
Upcountry Maui is a great place to live - Makawao, Pukalani and Kula
Maui has so much to offer, and so many diverse climates.  The area known as UPCOUNTRY includes the towns of Makawao, Pukalani, and Kula. (I guess parts of Haiku would also be considered upcountry, but Haiku usually gets included as North Shore, along with Paia.)  What they all have is common is that they are on the slopes of our predominant mountain, Haleakala.  The upcountry area rises above the central valley which is more or less at sea level.  The temperatures are cooler and the pace of life … (8 comments)

 
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Haiku, HI

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