Property Owners Excited Over New Permit Process

Aloha, Thank you for reading my blog. Here on Maui we continue to experience increased activity in the real estate market as we gear up for our high-season this fall. We expect to have a busy season this year. Visitors will now have more accommodation choices due to the possibility of short-term vacation rental permits being processed for residential zoned neighborhoods on Maui- see…

Price of Single-Family Homes Up 25 Percent

Single-family home prices in Maui County last month increased nearly 25 percent over last year, while condominium prices were unchanged, according to the latest data from the Realtors Association of Maui. The median sales price for single-family homes in July rose to $491,000, compared to $394,500 last July. That’s based on the sale of 71…

Condos For Humanity

Habitat Maui to break ground on its first multifamily project August 13, 2012- Maui News Habitat for Humanity Maui is looking “up instead of out” with its new 16-unit condominium project in Happy Valley. Groundbreaking for the three-story structure at 2024 Kahawai St. along Iao Stream is set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the site.…

Tourism is ‘Engine’ Driving Economy

May 11, 2012 The Maui News HONOLULU – Tourism is the “primary engine of recovery” and will continue to drive Hawaii’s economy in the future, while the construction and government sectors are expected to improve and lighten their burden on the economy this year, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization forecast for…

Smart Tips For All Home Buyers

Aloha, Happy Monday! We all know that purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we make in our lives. This experience can be very scary and also very rewarding all at the same time.  Here are some smart tips for all home buyers. Check your credit score and pay down your debt. Don’t let…

Visitor spending in Hawaii tops $1B in February

Total visitor spending increased 8.5 percent to top $1 billion in February, as visitors from the West Coast, Japan and Canada showed gains in both arrivals and average daily spending, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said Thursday. Total arrivals rose 5.6 percent to 626,367 visitors in February, when compared to the same period last year, the…