I mentioned the other day about Haiku Realtor Caravan. Let me explain what that is exactly. Fidelity National Title sponsors our Upcountry Caravans every Thursday so the Maui real estate agents and affiliates can get together and preview all the latest listings in the past month. On the 2nd Thursday it's always the area of the north shore, Haiku and Paia-Spreckelsville-Kuau. There are usually anywhere from 8-18 listings, some land but mostly homes... starter homes and fabulous country estates. This month of October we had 14 properties to see, and it takes a few hours to get to all of them, because Haiku covers a lot of ground. Of course some agents like to provide refreshments, which is always a good way to attract more eyeballs. Some weeks there is so much food it's obscene, with catered spreads and custom made omelets! It's a lot of fun, and everybody knows everybody and many of us carpool together.
Sometimes I'll take pictures - here's one of the lowest priced offerings in Haiku, listed for $610,000. It's a plantation style home that's been remodeled and upgraded, but not too much, so it still has a lot of old timey appeal for buyers.
Every month I sent out an email newsletter which highlights these listings with a short description, and the price. It's something I've been doing for many years now, and I have quite a list of subscribers. It's always good to get a call from a reader saying how much they enjoy reading about the homes, and keeping up with the market. If you'd like to be added to my list, please just send me an email stating you'd like to SIGN UP for the Haiku/Paia newsletter. email@example.com
This was just a handrail that I liked in a fixer upper home on 2 acres.
There are other caravans in the Upcountry area - Kula, and Makawao/Pukalani/Olinda. I hope to tell you more about those soon.
Aloha - The Hunter - www.eastmaui.com/newsletter.html