Recently an old boss of mine contacted me and asked the following questions: Can I ask you some questions about your thought process and decisions in HI? I’m thinking in the back of my mind about having a place in HI. My choices would be between Maui and the Big Island. Why did you pick Maui? Wha...
  Maui Real Estate Market Trends November 2008 WHOA - Hold on... It is a roller coaster! Steady declines continue in most areas. I see a few out-of-line spikes because there were few or no transactions. We are coming up to our busy season and are all hoping to see lots of bargain shoppers. We kno...
In this third segment, we'll look at some concepts that are more unique to Hawaii than most other places in the country. Timeshares With timeshares, you own 1-6 weeks per year in a particular unit, and have a right to use the property for that period of time. Many condominiums have a handful of t...
Condominiums - Short Term Rentals, Condo-tels For the second installment in this series, we will explore the possibility of having short term rentals in a condo unit in Maui.   If you want to be able to rent your condo legally for a period less than 6 months, the property must allow for short-ter...
I haven't met a single visitor to Maui who doesn't dream of owning a home here at some point. Who can blame them? Our lovely beaches, lush flora, cool trade winds and abundant sunshine are enough to make anyone want a vacation to last forever. There are ways this dream can become a reality. This ...
Aloha from Maui! I'm sitting at a Open House in Wailuku.  It is almost new 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse with a small fenced backyard. Large kitchen, nice bamboo laminate floors and staged very nicely.   When I started sitting opens here 2 months ago, it was priced at $424,000.  Now it is down to $...
I found that one of the best tools for staying up on what is happening in real estate is setting up my Google Home page with appropriate RSS feeds.      There are several other options but I use Google?  What content do you find the most helpful for you?  Here is a capture of my Real Estate tab. ...
We all get them.  Some are funny.  Some are cute.  Some share knowledge that "will save you".  They are often sent by someone you know and trust.  Most are not hazardous to your health or your computer... but some are. As a professional it is critical that you are able to tell what is truth and w...
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Do you use tabbed browsing? Have you maximized your efficiency using tabbed browsing? Whether you are an real estate agent, customer or rocket scientist tabbed browsing and efficient use of bookmarks is a big time saver! I've been using tabbed browsing with Mozilla/Firefox for years. Now IE also ...

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