Pete's Maui Blog

Real Estate Agent - The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - RS-63201



The landscape of Maui is dominated by its dormant volcano Haleakala. The Hawaiian word Haleakala means House of the Sun. When one considers the meaning of Haleakala, the growing demand for alternative energy resources and our island's abundant sunshine, there is no wonder that more and more islan...
On the last Saturday of every month, the Paia Youth and Cultural Center (PYCC) hosts a beach clean up. The PYCC is located along the shores of Paia Bay in beautiful Paia, Maui. Not only does PYCC provide a great space for Maui's kids, the staff does a wonderful job of instilling a respect for the...
Food security is an important issue for the Hawaiian Islands. Maui boasts a year round growing season and has large areas of the island dedicated to sugar cane and pineapple, but it still imports over 90% of its food supply. There have been calls to expand agriculture on the island and improve se...
I will be honest in saying that I had pretty low expectations for market activity this month. Traditionally, September is the start of our slowest season for tourism and reale estate. During the fall, the family vacationers of the summer are gone and we don't really see higher occupancy on the is...

Earlier this week, the skies around Maui started to become Voggie. Vog or volcanic haze is a pollutant that is emitted from the active Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. While Vog impacts areas of the big island year round, we see Vog on Maui and the other smaller islands when our normal tradewin...
I would like to welcome my brother, mentor, and business partner Billy Jalbert to the Active Rain Community. I first started working with my brother in January of 2004. He took me on as his assistant to help him with his marketing. At the time, he was a Realtor who was already successful, but wan...
I keep busy posting on my ActiveRain blog and my other blog THE Maui Real Estate Blog. As I have said before, my other outside blog is my primary blog and the focus of the bulk of my posting. It has been up and running since January of 2005. At some point, I need to sit down and count my posts. I...
I have always been a fan of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Earth From Above photography. Billy recently did a helicopter trip over part of the island. He had his camera with him was able to take quite a few photos. While it isn't quite as artistic as Yann's photos, he was able to get some great pictures....
Our multi-unit listing in the Kuau area of Maui's North Shore just saw a price reduction. This is an interesting opportunity with four stand alone condominium homes for sale. There are 3 three bedroom/one bath  condominium homes and 1 two bedroom/one bath condominium home. The homes feature hardw...
Spreckelsville is a community on Maui's North Shore located between the towns of Kahului and Paia. It has a Paia mailing address, but is located in the Kahului school district. It has long been valued by both Kama'aina and visitors alike for its combination of natural beauty, convenience, acccess...

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