The geographic positioning of the Hawaiian Islands is the reason for so many of the islands’ gifts, for example, our beautiful weather and our surf exposure.
When we first moved to Maui, some parts of the island were still used for practice bombing. Military base camps were situated there and the Navy had to use those camps for military exercises. Needless to say, it wasn’t a very lovely sight, which sparked protests against the government. It was the attack on Pearl […]
Have you ever heard your house speak to you? While most houses may seem mute at first glance, if you take some time to shut off your phone, and curtail your monkey mind, you may have the pleasure of hearing your house talk to you. It’s not English, mind you, nor any language you’ll find in […]
Looking for a part-time job in Hawaii that allows you to work from wherever you are and potentially earn 6 figures plus? I’ve got an awesome solution for those of you who are in the process of winding down and/or diversifying your career. This will keep you busy and content – purchase a vacation rental […]
So you’ve officially made the decision that you want to invest in a vacation rental condo in Hawaii, now it’s time to sharpen your tools and get to work. Here are some of the tools that I use and am happy to share with you directly, just ask for them. Many aspects of this post […]
Are you wondering about your Farm Plan when buying a home or land on Maui? What’s AG Land? You’re considering owning a home or some vacant land in Haiku or Upcountry Maui, where most of the large parcels are zoned Agricultural. When the zoning is AG that’s a good thing, meaning you can engage in […]
How Do I Know If I’m a Katonk? My friend Carrie just moved here from the East Coast and landed a nursing job at Maui Memorial. She was born on the Mainland and is Asian-American…she looks local, yet she doesn’t understand pidgin one bit. I told her, “Oh nah! Try read my blogs, sistah!” (20 […]
Yesterday was my 65th birthday. I am blessed with a loving, wonderful family, 3 grown, independent children, all earning their own way, and my dear wife Laura of 38 years, who has been my partner in every adventure the whole time. We should have been the pioneers for the Hawaii Life television show as we moved […]
Most clients understand the importance of hiring a real estate professional to help buy or sell your Oahu home, but what about safeguarding the properties? Unfortunately in today’s day and age, we have to be careful with almost everything we do in life. This is also true when it comes to listing your home for sale.
While places like Kapalua and Kaanapali get top billing as West Maui’s premier “resort” areas, Launiupoko is quietly staking claim as the new luxury in West Maui. In fact, last year Launiupoko had 7 transactions over $3M…the most of any single residential area in West Maui. So far this year’s activity is resembling 2016, as 3 […]
Are you looking for a little bit more elbow room in South Maui – by that I mean more land, views, and perhaps a rental unit in your property? If your answer is yes, you need to know Maui Meadows. This South Side subdivision was developed in the late 1960’s and the parcels are at […]
If you’re interested In buying or selling a home or condo, Maui’s high season (December 22 – April 15) is an advantageous time to get the deal you want. Whale spout with West Maui mountain views During the winter months, pods of humpback whales make their way down from the Alaskan waters. Their primary destination […]
It’s all a matter of perspective. My take on it is that life is short – move to Maui! Living on the most isolated land mass on the earth, in the middle of the largest ocean, in this day and age especially – it’s not a bad idea. Factor in the tropical island climate and laid […]
Aloha! If you have been looking for a home that needs some love, or some waves that need to be ridden in West Maui, you have some great choices! 361 Aalii Way, Lahaina, HI 96761 (MLS# 372613) And the day after Valentine’s Day elsewhere on Maui… (L) Big Lefts, Feb 15, 2017; (R) DT Flemings, […]
Because I grew up here on the Big Island in South Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In response to their questions, I’ve started my “How Fo’ Ack in Hawaii” series, talking about different types of local culture – the stuff you won’t read about in a […]