Nothing is more stressful than putting your home on the market while you still live there. With listings hopefully comes showings, open houses, and broker’s opens. These are all things done in order to get the word out about the listing, and then hopefully the end game is an offer and closed sale. This is all extremely difficult […]
We live in a technological world; wi-fi and smart everything have arrived, and much more is on the way. If you’re like me and want to do everything you can to be healthy and happy, not just surviving but thriving, then you may want to know how to be tech-savvy in a high-tech world.
January has kicked off 2017 with 4 new additions to the market in Pineapple Hill. That brings the total number to 18 active listings on the market as of 1/31/2017. Aside from the new listings, there was not a lot of action in the neighborhood this month. Only one price reduction, no sales, and no […]
Lahaina Shores is located along a long sandy beach in Lahaina, Maui, in the Waine’e Ahupua’a (Hawaiian land division from the valley to the shore), one of the richest cultural lands in the Hawaiian Islands. Uō Beach – where whalers and kings once played The Kamehameha lineage ruled the Hawaiian kingdom from a sacred area called […]
Part of a residential REALTOR®’S job description relates to providing an estimate of value for prospective buyers and sellers. Buyers look to us to ensure they are not overpaying for their purchase. Through a tool called a “CMA,” or competitive/comparative market analysis, we try to evaluate properties to predict a value.
Energy clearing goes way back. Rituals, rites of passages, and ceremonies are common practice in cultures all over the world. In Hawaiian culture, a Kahu is often called to perform these types of blessings. A Priest may be called to perform or excise a negative spirit. We also have people actually trained, like in the Comedy […]
This weekend mommy said we should check out Kahana Villas across from Kahana Beach in West Maui. Kahana Villas is one of the better priced short-term rental complexes in the area. You can rent the units nightly to guests or choose to rent the condo to a long-term tenant. Long-term rentals are considered as six […]
In my last post, I talked about How Fo’ Ack (how to act) in Hawaii regarding relationshipping. Because I grew up here on the Big Island in Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In this second part of my How Fo’ Ack series, I tackle the ever […]
According to Maui MLS data, there were 31 closed sales at Kamaole Sands in 2016 with a total dollar volume of $14,299,500! Compared to 2015, that’s an increase of approximately 82% in sales (17) volume and approximately 67% increase in total dollar volume ($8,538,750). The numbers for Fee Simple condo sales in Kihei were positive […]
Aloha! 2017 is off to a great start! In the ocean and on land. Below is a nice right hander at Pavilions on Maui’s North Shore less than two weeks into the new year. Mahinahina Beach Unit #112 (MLS# 370700) – REO Below are some super fun rights at the world-famous Honolua Bay from January […]
Maalaea is widely known for its harbor. It was once a major commercial port for Maui as well as the site of the island’s first airport in 1927 until 1938. It is also home to the Maui Ocean Center, the state’s largest aquarium. On a daily basis, you can feel the wind breeze through. Some […]
Living on Oahu is amazing. The culture, the family dynamic, the surf, and of course the food make it home to me. And every time I leave, I realize more and more that the Hawaiian islands are my home. There is so much to do here on Oahu that it rarely gets old; however, we […]
Throw your name in the hat! A brand new single family home in Launiupoko on a half acre for $251,580?!? No, I am not missing the “1″ in front of the price. Yes, that is for a 1 bedroom single family home (yes, they exist). And yes, “prices subject to change depending on County guidelines […]
When showing a house, it’s all in the details. At times, a potential buyer can make a quick negative opinion over the littlest things. Stop and smell the flowers Below are some tips to help set you up for a successful showing: 1. Declutter. One of the biggest challenges when a family is living in […]
After several months without any transactional sales activity, Puamana caught ablaze over the holiday and new year period. In fact, 3 units went under contract between 12/21 and 1/9/2017, all of which are 2-bedroom non-oceanfront (35-2. 177-3, 145-1). A welcomed event, in that no sales and only 1 escrow had transpired there since the end of […]