Maui Real Estate Blog

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

March 20, 2023

Is Now The Time To Sell Your Maui Home Or Condo?

Are you considering selling your Maui home or condo? If so, you're likely feeling a combination of emotions. On one hand, you may be feeling excited about the possibility of starting a new chapter in your life. On the other, you may be feeling anxious about the process of selling your home. In this blog post, we'll discuss the factors to consider when determining whether now is the right time for you to put your Maui home or condo on the market.

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Posted in Market Updates
March 1, 2023

How to Self-Manage Your Short-Term Rental and Maximize Earnings

short term rental with beach view and access

Are you looking to maximize your earnings from a short-term rental property in Maui? Self-managing your own short-term rental or vacation rental is an excellent way to do just that. It can be a bit intimidating initially, but with the right knowledge and resources, it can be an incredibly rewarding and profitable venture. This blog post will explain how to successfully self-manage your short-term rental.

Search All Maui Condos Permitted for Short-Term Vacation Rental

The key to success: marketing your rental

When self-managing your short-term rental, the key to success is marketing your rental. You must ensure you get the highest possible occupancy rate while charging current market prices. Staying on top of pricing is one half of the equation; the other half is ensuring your listing stands out online. To do this, invest in professional photos and videos of the unit, showcasing the view and amenities of the complex. Additionally, encouraging reviews from past guests will help drive sales to your listing. Make sure to provide service that is above and beyond, and when they check out, send them a thank you note for staying, along with a couple of links to make the process easy for them. With these tips, you can increase your visibility and earn more from your rental.

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Posted in Maui Information
Feb. 23, 2023

What Is Happening With the Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project?

A substantial beach adorned the Kahana coastline as early as three decades ago. It is a cause of growing concern that Kahana Bay Beach is nearly all gone, and coastal properties in Kahana are in great danger of being obliterated by rising sea levels.

At present, restoration work is still being discussed but still needs a target date to start. It is estimated that about 1,200 feet of the Kahana coastline are endangered by flooding due to rising sea levels.

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Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation

Condominium complexes along the Kahana coastline have been routinely repairing infrastructure and sea walls because of the damages brought about by the sea level rise over the years. 

See List of Specific Condo Complexes involved

For decades, coast erosion has caused shoreline recession, beach narrowing, and public access reduction. This has also increased the risk of natural hazards to oceanfront resources, buildings, infrastructure, amenities, and communities.

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Posted in Maui Information
Feb. 10, 2023

The 9 Steps to Buying a Home or Condo on Maui

The 9 Steps to Buying a Home or Condo on Maui

Are you looking to buy a condo on Maui? You’ve come to the right place! Buying a home or condo on the beautiful island of Maui can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Before you jump in, it's essential to understand the steps involved in the process. To help, we’ve put together the top 9 steps to buying a condo on Maui. Read on to find out what you need to know to get started.

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Feb. 3, 2023

Getting Financed For a Property on Maui: What You Need to Consider

Are you looking to purchase real estate in Maui? Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced real estate investor, it is important to know what to consider when financing real estate in Maui. From understanding the local housing market to finding the right lender, there are several factors to consider when obtaining financing for your Maui home. This blog post will discuss some key things to consider when financing a property in Maui.

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Posted in Maui Information
Jan. 23, 2023

The Essentials of Buying Land in Maui

Maui, named after the Hawaiian demi-god of whaling, ranching, and sugar industries, is the gem of the Hawaiian group of islands. It is also known as Valley Isle and is Hawaii's second-largest island. Some who visit Maui find it too irresistible that they fall into its charms and have made it their home. Their very own slice of paradise.

Land and properties in Maui are much sought after, and rightly so. With its bounty of tropical ingredients, Maui has a vibrant food scene. It's also home to some of the planet's best beaches, superior diving sites, kiteboard Meccas, snorkel coves, and the biggest surfable waves on earth.

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Posted in Maui Information
Jan. 12, 2023

Make Your Valentine's Day 2023 Reservations Early at These Top Maui Hawaii Restaurants

Are you looking to make your Valentine's Day extra special this year? Maui is one of the most romantic islands in the world, so it’s no surprise that it has some of the best restaurants in Hawaii. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, or a family-friendly evening, Maui has something for everyone. But with so many great places to choose from, it can be hard to decide which restaurant to reserve for your special day. So to make it easier, Maui Property has compiled a list of the top Maui restaurants you should book for Valentine's Day in advance.

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Posted in Maui Information
Dec. 21, 2022

An Essential Guide For Canadians Considering Buying a Home in Maui

Are you a Canadian national dreaming of owning a property in sunny Maui? Not only has Maui become a top destination for Canadians for their Hawaiian Holidays. Many have succumbed to the many charms of Maui and ended up purchasing a slice of Maui paradise to call their own.

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Posted in Maui Information
Nov. 30, 2022

Things To Do In Maui: Holiday Season 2022

While the rest of the country is wrapped in the embrace of the cold winter season, Maui still boasts of beach weather. Being located in the tropics, Maui remains sunny and cheery in December, with a bit of rain mostly confined to the island's North Shore. If you're craving a different holiday vacation this December where you can work up a tan and remain warm and toasty, then Maui would be perfect for you.

Aside from the beach weather and endless water activities, Maui also has special holiday activities you can enjoy. Here are some things you must do when you come to Maui in December:

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Posted in Area, Maui Information
Nov. 10, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Makawao, Maui : The Hub of The “Upcountry”

Makawao, which means "Eye of the Forest" in the Hawaiian language, was first inhabited by the Polynesians more than a thousand years ago. From being the settlement of native hamlets and canoe workshops, it is now a renowned Paniolo town and a thriving arts community. For Hawaii's original inhabitants, Makawao was an important gateway to the forests of Upcountry Maui, as it is a transitional zone between the mid-dry land regions and the upper forest. Makawao town is half a kilometer above sea level, thus making it cooler than towns along the coast. It is also the biggest of the four small towns that comprise that part of Maui collectively  known as "Upcountry." 

Makawao is the last stop for adventurers going up the summit of the Haleakala volcano. Its two main streets are lined with old storefronts, which tell the story of a town built with pride and cherished by its residents. One of the most notable establishments is the Komoda Bakery which was opened in 1916 and has since been treating the town to its excellent bread and delicious cream puff. 

Makawao  eautiful blue sky and soft clouds, the beautiful leaves fan out in all directions.

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