Challenge Spells Opportunity With Pets in Hawaii

Search for “Pet Friendly” Property

Moving with pets to Hawaii is a top concern. It is one of the most posed questions online when considering relocation to the islands. Ownership of residential property is your best bet as far as having your animals with you. But if you are looking at Maui condos, you need to know up front which will allow pets. Typically we see a limit of two, and, sometimes, with regards to dogs, there may be a weight restriction or a temperament rule. If you are a pet owner, it is going to be your number 1 priority for your search criteria.

small dog laying in soft dog bed with stuffed animal toy

It is a sad truth. Not a lot of condo complexes allow pets. The few that do are limited by the further layer of whether owners will permit their tenant to have a pet in their property.

Help Bring About a Solution…

black and white cat sleeping on it back

There is a huge demand for long-term residential rental property that will permit pets. This is an untapped market for buyers who may want to own in Maui with a long-term plan to ultimately move here. In the wake of the pandemic, a reported 15,000 people left Hawaii for housing and affordability reasons in 2022.

Notably, tenants with pets have been especially challenged with housing restrictions. Some have simply been forced to move back to the mainland for lack of options in the rental market that would allow them to keep their pets.

Become an Owner and a Landlord

If you have a long-term plan to move to Maui in the future, consider this. Buy now and become a landlord! It’s a great way to help meet your monthly costs, house a local family with their pets, and it’s a feel good investment until you are ready to move or relocate yourself. All the while you could be building equity in your property here.

Another reason for buyers-cum-landlords is that Maui County specifically created a new real property classification to benefit this sector of homeowners.

Newest Real Property Tax Category 2022

With the demand for long-term rental property in Maui, the County created a brand new real property tax classification that recognizes the need for long-term housing. With that comes real cost savings on your real property tax that sits between owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied rates.

Pet lovers, this is a great sector of the market to tap into. It is a win-win for all when you can own a property and provide a much-needed home for other pet lovers!

Let me know if I can help you with your search. I would be happy to help as a pet lover myself!

two matching short haired golden colored dogs

My sister’s dogs, Buzz and Woody, posing and pictured here!
Do I hear ….”Awww!

Want to Know More?

If you would like a list of pet-friendly complexes in Maui, please let me know. Additionally, I’m happy to set a search for you for properties that specifically include “pet-friendly” in your criteria of dream property in Maui!

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