SOLAR PANELS MAY EFFECT YOUR HOME’S VALUE

There is no shortage of newspaper and magazine articles that extol both the virtue and the value of solar panels for residences. Curiously, there is a similar abundance of articles telling of buyer resistance to homes with solar panels and how the presence of solar...

The Great Maui Whale Count Tallied 1,488 Humpbacks in 2015

A total of 1,488 humpback whale sightings were reported during the 2015 Great Whale Count on Maui this past weekend, according to information released by the Pacific Whale Foundation.  The largest number of sightings occurred in Mākena, Kahana and at the Kīhei...
Prices Rising

Prices Rising

  The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report this week. Inventory Levels & Demand Amidst reporting on the fact that sales of...
6 Reasons Your Maui Property is Still On The Market

6 Reasons Your Maui Property is Still On The Market

Location and price aren’t everything. Success in getting top dollar for your home may also come down to a few “unique” factors, such as the words you use in your Maui property listing. With just 1.89 million homes for sale, the housing market is off...
Maui Wind Farm Will Be Hawaii’s Largest

Maui Wind Farm Will Be Hawaii’s Largest

Maui Wind Farm Project A subsidiary of the Florida-based company that is buying Hawaiian Electric Co. for $4.3 billion, has plans to build the largest wind energy farm in Hawaii on the southern coast of Maui. The more than 120-megawatt project, which would be located...
3 Key Tax Deductions For Maui Home Owners 2015

3 Key Tax Deductions For Maui Home Owners 2015

With tax season upon us, it is important to find every break we can. Several key provisions for homeowners have been retroactively renewed for 2014 and they might provide you with some much-needed tax relief. If you did any of these three things in 2014, you may have...
What Luxury Home Buyers are Looking For

What Luxury Home Buyers are Looking For

In a Luxury Lifestyle Report, the properties searched for by Luxury Buyers was tracked using Google Website Analytics. The results were very interesting! When it comes to amenities, the number of clients who want a home with “smart amenities” has increased drastically...