real estate: Aloha Friday - beautiful tropical flowers for you from Maui - 05/17/19 08:36 PM
Aloha Friday - beautiful tropical flowers for you from Maui
 
I know, I know - more pretty flowers from Maui - it's not the first time I've posted such things.  But it's quick and easy and these were just taken 2 days ago while touring homes for sale in Upcountry Maui.  They are so big and beautiful and believe it or not they get good "Google juice". 
It's Friday night and I have a date with my hubby, so this is all you'll get for now.  See you soon with more updates and pretty pictures from Maui and the real estate market … (11 comments)

real estate: My sign got featured in a Real Estate story on theClose.com - 04/26/19 02:49 PM
My sign got featured in a Real Estate story on theClose.com
Another Realtor emailed me about the sign in this story, and I had no idea what they were talking about, so... went to the website to see what the big deal was.
Funny thing though - the picture is a post from Instagram a few years ago, at a listing in Pukalani Maui.  The story claims it's a sign with magic techno powers!  They said "This pretty looking sign sitting in the bushes above? Be careful, it just might beam a message to your phone without you even knowing it!"
Whaaaat? - it's … (12 comments)

real estate: Halama St. in Kihei Maui - an oceanfront neighborhood - 04/07/19 02:45 AM
Halama St. in Kihei Maui - an oceanfront neighborhood
If you want an oceanfront home in Kihei Maui, the options are somewhat limited, because much of the coastal real estate is taken up by condominium resorts, and beach parks.  South Kihei Road is the main artery along the coastline, and there's a few streets that extend beyond this and offer some neighborhoods with single family homes.  Uluniu Rd. is one, and Halama St. is another.  Let's see what's happening on Halama St....
Halama Street - runs between Kalama Park to the south, and up to W. Kapu Rd. to the north.

Oceanfront homes along … (7 comments)

real estate: March 2019 blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate - 04/01/19 08:03 PM
March 2019 blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
This is a collection of blog posts from different sources, but all written by me and compiled in one place for your convenience.
March 8, 2019 - February 2019 blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate March 10, 2019 - A new workforce housing project in Central Maui is taking applications March 11, 2019 - Makawao Maui - new road paving makes life better March 13, 2019 - Wordless Wednesday - Pincushion protea flower, Kula Maui HI March 15, 2019 - Homes and land for sale with streams in Haiku Maui - … (5 comments)

real estate: They only serve Veuve Clicquot at the Champagne Hale, Kapalua - 03/20/19 10:47 PM
They only serve Veuve Clicquot at the Champagne Hale, Kapalua
Where can I see a fabulous sunset while sipping champagne, in a beautiful oceanfront bar on Maui?  At the Cliff House Champagne Hale at the luxury Montage Kapalua resort, in West Maui.
What do the serve?  They serve Veuve Clicquot champagnes by the glass or bottle, champagne cocktails, and small bites to eat.
This event is only open to the public on special dates, from 4:00 to 7:30 pm.  Otherwise available for private events.

When you see the Veuve Clicquot picnic set up on the lawn, that's your invitation to this exclusive and intimate setting … (8 comments)

real estate: February 2019 blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate - 03/08/19 05:47 PM
February 2019 blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
This is a collection of blog posts from different sources, but all written by me and compiled in one place for your convenience.
February 1, 2019 - Kahului Maui's Plate Lunch Marketplace food truck scene - with video February 9, 2019 - Maui makes it easier to build a second dwelling on your property February 9, 2019 - January 2019 blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
February 11, 2019 - Kula Maui HI Realtor Caravan - new listings with pics
February 12, 2019 - It's big wave season on Maui - play … (1 comments)

real estate: My new format Maui newsletter for Jan 15, 2019 - 01/15/19 09:25 PM
My new format Maui newsletter for Jan 15, 2019 
This new version went out today and it features a lot of the year-end statistics for Maui County.... residential and vacant land.  The plan for 2019 is to send out the e-news twice a month.  One time focuses on the stats, and the next time showcases lifestyle.  I think it's going to be more fun this way. 
I'm trying to use more video, and just off-the-cuff live ones with me talking about things here on Maui.  It took a while to get comfortable with it but now I just do a … (8 comments)

real estate: November 2018 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate - 12/05/18 12:46 AM
November 2018 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
November 1, 2108 - October 2018 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
November 12, 2018 - Thankful for having a good job selling real estate on Maui November 13, 2018 - Thankful for friends who turn me on to favorite herbs
November 17, 2018 - Thankful for a family Christmas with 4 generations
November 19, 2018 - Thankful for a new website and my own BLOG!
November 21, 2018 - Grateful for a Thanksgiving dinner from farm to table
November 28, 2018 - The most expensive homes for sale … (3 comments)

real estate: Thankful for having a good job selling real estate on Maui - 11/12/18 01:37 AM
Thankful for having a good job selling real estate on Maui
Besides being thankful for the November Thanksgiving Challenge by Debbie Reynolds, I am thankful for many things at this time of year as I reflect back.  Having the ability to make a good living, while doing something I enjoy, is a real blessing.  Not everyone can say they love their jobs, but I can.
Working as a Realtor on Maui I get to see some exquisite homes in the most beautiful settings... oceanfront, beachfront, mountain side - it's just incredible.  The properties here are not cheap, but they are diverse, ranging from … (13 comments)

real estate: 460 Hoolawa Rd. updated video - Maui oceanfront vacant lot - 09/17/18 08:42 PM
460 Hoolawa Rd. Haiku Maui oceanfront offering listed for $1,395,000
Million Dollar Views:  This beautiful oceanfront lot just got an updated video tour on Vimeo so I want to show it off. Every day you can see crashing waves roll in from the cliff top and savor the ocean breezes. Watch whales in the winter months, and look for seabirds soaring overhead. Marvel at the big blue Pacific Ocean that stretches out as far as you can see.
Each oceanfront lot can build a large main house, and a cottage up to 1,000 square feet since the agricultural zoning allows for 2 dwellings … (3 comments)

real estate: HARPTA tax increase takes effect mid September if selling in Hawaii - 08/31/18 04:48 PM
Selling your Hawaii property might cost a little more after September 15, 2018.
HARPTA is a Hawaii law that requires a withholding tax when you sell real estate in Hawaii, if you are not a resident of the state. Currently it's 5%.
FIRPTA is a federal law that requires a withholding of 10% at closing, if you are not a resident of the country. Read more about HARPTA and FIRPTA here
It's going up: 
This year a new law was passed to increase the HARPTA amount from 5% to 7.25% and you can read the announcement here.  What it means is … (2 comments)

real estate: KUAU PLAZA vacation condos are unique on Maui's north shore - 08/30/18 11:18 PM
KUAU PLAZA condos are unique on Maui's north shore and here's why... 
This 3 story apartment building is like nothing else along the ocean in Paia and Kuau.  3 stories with 10 units on each floor makes for 30 short term rental units with easy access to the best north shore beaches and the trendy Paia town scene.  Does it get any better than this for an entry level home in Paia? 
walk to the beach from here and go for a swim dine at Mama's Fish House just a stone's throw away
find a home for sale in Paia … (8 comments)

real estate: Haiku Town Acres - a new subdivision in central Haiku Maui - 08/29/18 04:44 PM
Haiku Town Acres - a new subdivision in central Haiku Maui
This year a new Agricultural Subdivision in Haiku has been selling many of the 40 or so lots of 2 acres or more.  Haiku Town Acres is a development by the people of West Maui Land Company, and it's been in the works for about 10 years.  When you drive up Haiku Road from the Hana Highway, it will be on your right and begins about where the turn off for Kauhikoa Road is, by the water retention pond.  Auwaha Street spans the whole subdivsion, and Hekuawa Street branches off … (4 comments)

real estate: Wordless Wednesday - Pineapples in Haiku Maui - 08/22/18 08:05 PM
 Wordless Wednesday - Pineapples in Haiku Maui
 
Pineapples growing in Haiku Maui - yes you can grow them from the cut off tops. They will produce a new small pineapple after a few years.
Search Maui MLS for Haiku Maui homes for sale.
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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: 808 283-0635
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real estate: Can I sell my Maui vacation condo in 15 days? - 08/20/18 01:19 AM
"I want to sell my Maui condo in 15 days - do you want to list it?"
That's what the seller said when he contacted me 14 days ago.  This is a condo that was just bought earlier this year, in a great oceanfront location in Kihei Maui - Luana Kai Resort.  It should be easy to sell fast, right? 
In this case yes it could be sold fast...  a prime Maui beachfront unit in a beautiful location. Solid short-term rental bookings with good rental income. Motivated seller.  Let's do it!
 
OK, what's it going to take to get this condo sold?
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real estate: July 2018 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate - 08/02/18 08:11 PM
July 2018 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
July 1, 2018 - June 2018 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui real estate
July 1, 2018 - Happy Canada Day #Hipstamatic summertime holiday pics July 5, 2018 - Throwback Thursday - vintage 1942 home in Paia Maui for sale
July 8, 2018 - Speechless Sunday - retro ambulance in Vancouver BC
July 21, 2018 - Paia Maui HI 96779 - market update July 2018 July 25, 2018 - Maui real estate market random stats for July 25, 2018
 
In case you missed these earlier months:
January 2018 Maui blogroll … (6 comments)

real estate: Maui real estate market random stats for July 25 2018 - 07/25/18 05:58 PM
As I'm updating some links on my eastmaui.com website today I'm noticing the active and pending listings in the different parts of Maui, Hawaii.  A few random statistics caught my eye and it's interesting to see that the oceanfront segment of the market has a lot of inventory but very few properties under contract.  It appears to be the toughest selling category, but this report does not include condos which is a whole different market. 
VACANT LAND:
Haiku has 33 listings of vacant land priced from $350,000 to $12,000,000 and only 3 are pending, priced from $360,000 to $479,500 Wailea has … (8 comments)

real estate: Throwback Thursday - vintage 1942 home in Paia Maui for sale - 07/05/18 08:34 AM
Throwback Thursday - vintage 1942 home in Paia Maui for sale 
22 Meha Place - Kuau, Paia Maui Hawaii
It's not often you get to see a classic home like this on Maui's north shore, with the good old fashioned stainless steel double sink that was very state of the art back then.  Remember those red formica countertops?  In the 60's we used to have the table and chairs that matched that red formica, with the chrome legs and trim band around the edge. That brings back some memories!

22 Meha Place, Kuau Maui Hawaii - listed by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers … (15 comments)

real estate: Maui real estate market statistics for May 2018 - 06/28/18 11:22 PM
Maui real estate market statistics for May 2018
Please take a look at these handy reference materials from Fidelity National Title on Maui.  The month of May reports breaks down the sales numbers for houses, condos and vacant land, and by district too.  There's a lot of good information here, but don't just get bogged down in the details.  For the big picture you need to talk to a local Realtor who knows the market first hand.  E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
 
Housees, condos, vacant land - the broad strokes - how many sold and for how much altogether?
Maui real … (7 comments)

real estate: Kahakuloa Maui market update - great views at the other upcountry - 06/26/18 08:09 PM
There are great big views at Kahakuloa Maui, the "other upcountry".
Sometimes buyers are looking for a nice home in the country and they don't want to be upcountry - Kula, Pukalani and Makawao.  There's a couple of alternatives on this side of the island: Wailuku Country Estates just on the outskirts of Wailuku, and Kahakuloa which is a little further out the Kahekili Highway. 
Views from Maluhia Country Ranches subdivision - lots of wide open space
This blog post will focus on the two subdivisions in the Kahakuloa region: Cliffs at Kahakuloa and Maluhia Country Ranches. It's about a 15 minute drive … (4 comments)

 
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