Much like many businesses, real estate has changed drastically in the last 10 years and the majority of this change is derived from improvements in the field of technology. Whenever I express frustration about our MLS system being down for maintenance, my dad, Tracy Stice, reminds me that our MLS used to consist of a […]
Tis the season of the internet purchase, I had to ask myself – will HawaiiLife.com become the Amazon of the Hawaii real estate world? I think in many respects, Hawaii Life, along with many other real estate firms with prominent internet presences, already have become this. Our site has tons of eye candy. You can ask our customer service […]
When looking at listings in the Maui MLS, you’ll come across the term Ohana. You may also see the term Nohana, and get confused…so what’s the deal? What’s an Ohana? Ohana is the Hawaiian word for “family,” and in the real estate context it means another place for family members to live. An Ohana can be […]
Come on! Tell me true, would it be beachfront or oceanfront for you? If you read my last blog on beachfront sales, you remember me noting that some Buyers may prefer an oceanfront over a beachfront property. 49 Hale Malia Place, Napili – Highest priced West Maui Oceanfront sale so far in 2016 Talk about […]
There’s no question in my mind that the smartest man in the world was indeed a Hilo boy. He wasn’t a judge, the former Civil Defense Administrator, or even my Miles (indeed a genius for having married yours truly). Nope, smart as they all are, in my book, none competes with the former custodian of […]
Today my mommy took me to see Koi fish at Napili Shores condominiums. The complex is located on Napili Bay, and the edge of Kapalua Resort. She promised me ocean views and large areas of grass to run around, some sandcastle time at the beach, and I could eat in something called a gazebo. Sunny […]
Ahh, peace and quiet. Recall, if you dare, the days prior to October 1, 2003. No dinner was complete without a huge helping of telemarketing! Worse, when they called, there was just no graceful way to get them off the phone. Didn’t they get it?! They were invading our space.
The Villas at Kehalani is one of the newer condominium complexes on the island of Maui. Located in the master planned community of Kehalani on the slopes of the West Maui mountains, the property is located near shopping, banks, fine dining, the Maui Medical Group, and more. Kehalani is in Wailuku, the primary location of […]
Are you married to your client…literally or figuratively? Or is your client married to you? .
Let’s face it, not much is available in Maui County (this includes Maui, Moloka’i, and Lana’i) for less than $125,000. Fortunately, there are condominium choices to be had, however limited they may be. As of 11/21/2016, the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) showed a total of 17 condos available county-wide. Of those 17, 9 are on […]
It’s been a busy few months on Maui, with myself and my team representing both buyers and sellers island wide. Stretching from West Maui, Opukea at Lahaina offers great investment opportunity for those looking for passive income. I’m grateful to have assisted 2 purchases in this new construction with opportunities currently available. Upcountry had its share of a frenzy […]
Aloha! Yes, the surf up north has been real good so far this winter. Solid north swells have provided the big wave warriors on Maui’s north shore for the Pe’ahi (Jaws) contest won by locals in both the men’s (Billy Kemper) and women’s (Paige Alms) division. Meanwhile on the upper west side, there have already […]
If you don’t mind missing out on the changing colors of the leaves, the temperatures starting to cool off, and don’t feel like flying to Europe for Octoberfest, why not make the trip to Maui this fall? Fall is one of the slowest seasons of travel here in the islands; this enables those who want […]
If privacy is your new luxury, yet not wanting to be too far off the beaten path is a must, and oceanfront density is not your thing, but rather high on the hill acreage with seismic and unique to-their-own ocean/island views are – meet West Maui’s Launiupoko. Launiupoko is located at the base of the […]
Listing Your Property For Sale: 3D Tours When listing your Maui property for sale, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the latest presentation tools and evaluate whether or not they help or hinder the sales process. Hawaii Life has invested in 3D scanning technology that allows buyers to virtually walk through certain Maui home or condo […]