maui real estate for sale: Do you really want to sell now? - 05/28/08 09:57 AM
Do you really want to sell now?
The market is a little soft right now you might say.  There are different motivations for wanting to sell.   Your wife might have run off with the Gardner and you don't want to cut the lawn any more.  You won the lottery and decided to move to Wailea, Maui and call Steve to buy Wailea oceanfront (I am open to this idea by the way).  You're selling your home to pay for your daughter's college or worst yet her wedding.  So there are a dozen reasons that motivate sellers to sell.
The other option … (2 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Maui Real Estate Kanani Wailea - 05/26/08 05:47 AM
Life is good at Kanani Wailea's prestigious upscale gated community.  With only 38 homes, Kanani offers Quiet Island living with ocean views for your enjoyment.  This 4BR/4BA island home offers 2,242 sqft of living space with great flow through out the house.  Enjoy this Hawaiian designed floor plan that compliments the surrounding landscape and ocean views. Cooking will be a delight with this gourmet kitchen featuring Leicht European cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, Wolf, Sub-Zero, Bosch appliances, Bon Appetite!
Enter into the Japanese courtyard entry that has a separate guest room or for the artist or writer studio. Other features include … (0 comments)

maui real estate for sale: I need some help? - 05/24/08 10:18 AM
I need some help?

 
Okay I think I am going green. My wife and daughter are recycling. I am starting up my vegetable garden and I am in the process of planting 18 papaya trees. So I am adjusting to the market as I see it.  Do you get the feeling our lifestyle is changing as we have known it and it will never be the same. Will we end up driving these little bubble cars that go 30 miles an hour but they get 100 miles per gallon.  Air lines tickets are going through the roof not a … (40 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Italian Eatery request for recipes for Seafood Spaghetti - 05/23/08 11:02 AM
Italian Eatery request for recipes for Seafood Spaghetti.
 
 I was fortunate in 2004  to visit Italy for the first time with my wife.  What can you say to be in Italy is to love Italy. One place that I stayed was on the coast for a week called Vernazza in the Cinque Terre coast.  It was a small fishing village located on the foot hills where they grew grapes and olives. There was also lots of fresh produce and seafood. One night we went out to dinner to an out door restaurant over looking the bay. I order seafood spaghetti. Everything … (4 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Maui's North Shore - 05/22/08 04:20 AM
Maui North Shore Oceanfront Real Estate
 
 Maui's north shore has just been beautiful this last week.  As we head into spring we have been having windless sunny days that look like summer time.  The surf on the north shore of Maui has been perfect for over a week. It makes you thankful you live on Maui. Maui north shore oceanfront real estate offers a different pace of life other than resort living.  I am waiting for the spring wind and the annual migration of skiers who travel to Maui for spring and summer windsurfing season.
 
 Paia Maui north shore … (0 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Beautiful Wailea Maui Project - 05/19/08 11:40 AM
This is a new project in Wailea Maui called Papali that I work on. I thought you would enjoy the photo's it is such a beautiful setting. There are 24 homes on 10 acres of ocean view property.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is the pool area which offer's encredible ocean views.  This is one of the larger infinity pools in Wailea you will see except maybe at a hotel. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a state of the art fitness center and offers ocean views while you work out.
 
 
 
 
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maui real estate for sale: Great food to eat while visiting Maui - 05/17/08 10:46 AM
Great places to eat on Maui.
 
If you are visiting Maui people always ask where can I get a good meal around here.  When I am traveling I like to know where the locals go for good food. So here a couple of places that I recommend for a bite to eat.
 
If you are in Kahului Town I really enjoy Pinatas Mexican food.  Steve and Leslie are the owners and really take pride in the quality of there dishes that are served.  I really like there nachos. Da Kitchen in Kahului and in Kihei offer really great local food. They offer … (6 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Maui Going Off - 05/16/08 11:55 AM
It has been a great day.  I just arrived to work from a great surf session at kanaha which is an outer reef break outside Kahului airport.  The waves were off shore in the 3 to 6ft range with 200 yeard rides.  Being that  it is such a long paddle I rode my 9ft Stewart board.  Ir was one of those great sessions with waves just pumping.  So here I sit at Papali Wailea selling beautiful homes in Wailea.  The price on these babies is $3,700,000 with gated community and infiinity pool and fitness center.
 

 
 
Yesterday after … (6 comments)

maui real estate for sale: I Love My Job - 05/15/08 04:22 AM
I Love My Job!

  
As Realtors we have the opportunity to have a pretty flexible lifestyle.  If your are from Aspen or Tahoe you might start your day with a couple powder runs to get the day started. It's a great way to start the day.  You might even take your clients out to show them some of your favorite runs. 

I have a lot of friends that are serious golfers and they are on it early in the morning before work.  So we have the opportunity to manage our time for a little R&R or get … (2 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Coffee, Donuts and Caravan in Wailea Maui - 05/13/08 12:17 PM
So it is caravan morning in Wailea Maui. I have a new property that I am featuring this morning. A beautiful four bedroom home with beautiful furnishing and location. I thought a picture of the beach is more interesting than a picture of a home. So my goal is to get as many Realtors through to look at this house as I can. One thing that really motivates Realtors is food.  It works for me, I love to get together and grind good food and vist with my fellow agents.
If you cook it they will come is the saying. As … (1 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Ten Good Reasons Maui Real Estate Will Remain Strong! - 05/07/08 04:43 PM
Why is Maui Real Estate is a Winner!
 
Here are ten reasons that people will keep coming back to Maui.
 
This one is a know brainier, we have great weather through out the year.  Wailea has perfect weather. Not to windy and lots of sunshine all year long.  The rest of the island is so diverse as far as weather goes. Upcountry in the winter can have snow capped Haleakala carter in December.  The north shore is more tropical and lush.  It can be rainy at times but that is what makes it so beautiful.For all you golfer's we have world class golf … (4 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Maui Real Estate Buyer's - 05/05/08 05:15 AM
MAUI REAL ESTATE MARKET!
 
What is happening in the Maui real estate market? I do believe we are different from a lot of the mainland market problems. Maui has always been a destination for people looking for sun and great beaches. It is close to many U.S. cities and a pretty safe place compared to reports of violence in Mexico. With the dollar losing value Maui like other U.S. Markets has become a great value for foreign buyers.  Residential sales on Maui has seen a decrease in home values and slower sales. This is not true for condos sales in the resort … (1 comments)

maui real estate for sale: Maui First Quarter Sales - 04/26/08 01:25 PM
Here are the sale statistics for the first quarter of 2008 for Maui County.
 
Single-Family median price Maui homes are down 3.6% to $602,783 for Maui, So there is diffently a softening taking place with residential sales.
Actually condominium sales have been doing much better. With the median price up 6.2% to $587,000.  One reason that I see for an increase in condominiums is that Maui is still a great resort destination for snowbirds and sun worshippers.  With interest rates looking good and for foreigner's dollar, it is a great time to buy. We are seeing lots of Canadian buyers with there dollar … (0 comments)

 
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Wailea, HI

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Aloha from the island of Maui. Life is good on Maui. Most people who have called Maui home will agree that it is a privilege to live on Maui. With this blog I hope I can share a little bit of the island's lifestyle and information on Maui real estate. Maui has been my home for 46 years, 24 years Maui Realtor, so let my experience work for you. I have extensive experience up-country, northshore Maui, Kaanapali, and Wailea Maui. I have worked on sales projects at Wailea Beach Villas, Papali Wailea, Wailea Fairway Villas and with Hoolei Wailea Sales Team. We have offices in Wailea and Wailea to better serve you. So give me a call 808-280-2208. I work island wide.


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