maui: Five Diamond Rating Awarded to Four Seasons Resort - 01/23/15 10:34 AM
AAA Hawaii has recently announced the establishments that received their Five Diamond Rating for 2014. Unsurprisingly, two of them were Maui resorts.five diamond rating awarded to four seasons resort
The other winners included two restaurants on Oahu, which were Chef Mavro and La Mer, along with one resort on the Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The Maui winners were the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua and the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, which is located here in South Maui. What does this distinction mean? Every year, AAA reviews over 28,000 hotels, resorts, historic inns and B&Bs. Only 0.4 percent of them make … (0 comments)

maui: Maui Yo-Yo Ma Concert - 01/16/15 11:22 AM
Every so often, we like to take a break from our serious Maui real estate blog topics and point out something fun to our readers. After all, choosing to live on Maui isn't all about home prices and economic trends. Sometimes, it's worth discussing the opportunities for fun and enjoyment that abound here. On that note, world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is going to perform here on Maui on January 22nd, which is this coming Thursday.
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maui: Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's Annual Winter Concert - 12/12/14 01:39 PM
The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's Annual Winter Concert is coming up on December 14th. Over twenty Maui students from eight local schools will be providing us with a wonderful performance. It's free to attend, for both adults and children. If you're thinking about buying Maui real estate and moving your family out here, education is probably on your mind. This concert is a great opportunity to learn more about what Maui has to offer to its students.
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maui: Hawaii Visitor Spending on Target for Record Year - 12/05/14 12:21 PM
Based on October statistics, Hawaii is on target for a record year in visitor expenditures, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).  Arrivals were up 3 percent to 659,821 visitors and expenditures were up 2.2 percent to $1.14 million, compared to October of last year.
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maui: Support Maui's History at a Holiday Fundraiser - 12/01/14 01:25 PM
You'll find that when you're living on Maui the holiday season is always full of interesting, enriching events that continue to make our lovely island a wonderful place to live. The upcoming fundraiser bazaar for The Bailey House Museum is one such event. They call it "E Palama Mau 'O Maui," meaning "Cherish Maui's History." 
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maui: First Made in Maui County Festival a Success - 11/11/14 11:31 AM
The first ever Made in Maui County Festival took place last Saturday, November 8th - from 8:00 am to 4:30pm - at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului and had a fantastic turnout.
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maui: Life is Sweet Fundraiser in Wailea - 11/07/14 12:33 PM
Looking for a way to support your community with like-minded people? That's the great thing about living in South Maui, there are always enjoyable events designed to help others just a couple minutes away from any South Maui home. For example, the upcoming "Life is Sweet" fundraiser for Best Buddies Maui will feature amazing food and entertainment at the Shops at Wailea.
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maui: New Luxury Kihei Development - 10/31/14 03:19 PM
Maui real estate is moving along, with some new developments in the works that will help meet current demands. Construction recently began on Nuu Aina, the Hunt Development Group's $65 million luxury residential project in Kihei. The groundbreaking ceremony has already taken place, and pre-sales are expected to begin in early 2015.
[Full Story: New Luxury Kihei Development]

maui: New SolarCity Loan Program - 10/17/14 03:28 PM
Looking for a way to cut energy costs? Although Hawaiian Electric has been making progress with the cost of energy thanks to increasing renewable sources, there are still options for Hawaii home owners to lower their bills. SolarCity has recently unveiled their loan program to customers in Hawaii and various other state
[Full Story: New SolarCity Loan Program]

maui: Free Health Care Education Events in Kihei - 10/10/14 12:23 PM
If you're thinking about buying a South Maui home for retirement, or you're simply a resident without employer-based health care coverage, the upcoming workshop on health care education may be of interest you. Nothing is more important than your health, so if you have questions, this is an ideal opportunity to ask them. 
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maui: Grand Wailea Renovation - 09/19/14 05:37 PM
The Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is getting a $30 million renovation, which says something about how tourism is performing in the South Maui area. We already know that guests will pay more to stay at Wailea resorts than other areas of Maui, for the same reason that Wailea real estate is so valuable. Luxury, privacy, and stunning natural beauty are just a few of the draws to this special part of Maui.
[Full Story: Grand Wailea Renovation]

maui: Big Gain in Maui Hotel Occupancy - 09/12/14 02:06 PM
Hawaii hotel occupancy was up 2.5 percent in the last week of August, according to a report by Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR Inc. What's interesting about it is that the gain was largely attributed to Maui's 8 percent spike in occupancy, which was a higher increase than the neighboring islands earned. Why does this matter to us as South Maui real estate specialists? The state's primary economic driver is the visitor industry, and its performance shapes Maui lifestyles in many ways. Also, if you're not familiar with the island, South Maui is a major vacation destination, and visitors become buyers … (0 comments)

maui: Join Our Tennis Tourney Fundraiser - 08/29/14 01:51 PM
Fun, productive community events are a major point of interest for us. When we're not assisting those in search of their South Maui dream home or condo, we like to be involved in events that bring the community together. That's why we'd like to share our Round Robin Tennis Tourney with you.
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maui: New South Maui Residential Development - 08/15/14 01:08 PM
Keeping an eye on South Maui real estate developments? Alexander & Baldwin Inc. recently won their final zoning approval for the 600-unit housing project they've been planning for 95 acres in the South Maui area. Low housing inventory and high demand are major driving forces behind this development, which will be situated mauka (toward the mountain side) of Piilani Highway between Kaiwahine Street and the end of Mokulele Highway.
[Full Story: New South Maui Residential Development]

maui: Hawaii Foreclosures Down By Half in May - 06/20/14 01:28 PM
A recent report from RealtyTrac revealed that Hawaii foreclosures fell by 48 percent in May, with only 211 homes in some stage of foreclosure. The foreclosure rate is now one in every 2,464 homes. Meanwhile, the national average is the lowest it's been since 2006. What a reassuring transition after the challenges of the recession.
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maui: Annual Kids Inc. Business Showcase on Maui - 06/13/14 12:58 PM
If you're thinking about moving your family to Maui, you're probably concerned with the kinds of educational opportunities that your kids will have access to. There seem to be endless extracurricular activities and programs here, along with numerous community efforts to enrich our children's education and prepare them for their role as the future leaders of Maui.
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maui: Art of Trash Maui 2014 - 04/04/14 05:45 PM
It's almost time for the Maui community to get together for the Art of Trash exhibit of 2014, presented by Sharing Aloha Maui, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability. This fascinating, lively event provides residents from Maui County with an opportunity to express their creativity while simultaneously demonstrating the value of reusing materials that would otherwise be dumped in our landfills. If you're skeptical as to the quality of art that could come from reused materials, just look at the slideshow from Art of Trash 2013.
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maui: New Maui Biofuel Project - 03/28/14 01:28 PM
For those of you prospective Maui home buyers who are concerned about the cost of living here on the island, you might be interested in a new and important development in Maui's energy future. A new kind of renewable energy source is in the works for the island, and according to recent reports, Maui Electric Co. has earned the approval of Hawaii regulators to begin working on a power purchase agreement for the project. By now, anyone following the news has heard plenty about wind and photovoltaic energy projects on the island, but this is an agricultural energy project, proposed by … (0 comments)

maui: Maui Real Estate Prices - 03/21/14 02:47 PM
For those of you keeping an eye on Maui real estate prices, you will be interested to know that the median price of a single-family home increased by 4 percent, according to a recent report from the Realtors Association of Maui. If you want reliable statistics, RAM is where you get them. Of course our contact information is at the bottom of the page if you'd like our expert assistance finding Maui real estate, but in the meantime, you can always visit the RAM website and learn whatever you want to know about the market.
[Full Story: Maui Real Estate Prices]

maui: Maui Home Ownership and Renting - 03/14/14 12:51 PM
For some, the search for the perfect Maui dream home can be a daunting process, especially if you live on the Mainland. As South Maui real estate specialists, we do our best to make sure you can get the most information possible out of listings on our website, and that you'll have an easy time searching based on the criteria that applies to you. That being said, you obviously need to see a property in person before deciding to buy, and in most cases, you'll want to view numerous properties throughout this process, but that can be tricky to accomplish when … (0 comments)

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