The Wailea Beach Path Walker’s Guide

Explore the Wailea Beach Path

If you’re staying in Wailea or living in Wailea, I can’t think of a better way to start the day than a morning stroll along the famous Wailea Beach Path. Even if other plans keep you from enjoying the path first thing in the morning, a mid-day or sunset stroll can be just as enjoyable.

In this article, I’m going to go over a couple of the highlights of the Wailea Beach path as well as some of the best places to stay and fun things you can do along the way.

Getting There and Where To Park

Getting to the Wailea Beach Path is very simple. If you’re staying in the Wailea Resort area you’ll just walk towards the water and find yourself on the path! If you’re a little further away than walking distance,…

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The Joys of Homeownership on Maui

Owning a Home or Condo on Maui

After purchasing a home on Maui comes the many joys of homeownership. The first ones that come to mind are enjoying a sunset from your lanai, having friends over for fun events, and enjoying the financial rewards. The other joys are, of course, either performing your own regular maintenance on your property or securing reputable service providers to take care of that for you. Finding the right team of home maintenance professionals is especially important for second homeowners who will need landscaping, pool maintenance, pest control, HVAC service, and cleaning service performed in their absence. 

If you own a condo there will be fewer items that you’ll need to stay on top of. Typically your association will…

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When It's Time To Sell Your Maui Home or Condo

Selling a Home or Condo on Maui

Making the decision to sell your home or condo isn’t always easy. Many times sellers are not selling because they really want to let go of the property. They sell because something happened in their life where they are either moving off the island, need to rebalance their real estate portfolio, or need the equity elsewhere. Just because the decision to sell isn’t always easy, doesn’t mean that the process of selling needs to also be difficult. 

In fact, it can actually be quite simple when you work with an experienced agent. In this article, I’m going to go over all of the steps of the selling process as they relate specifically to Maui as well as discuss a few of the key considerations sellers will…

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You Are From Canada and Want to Buy on Maui? Here's What You Should Know

Buying on Maui From Canada

Maui has been an extremely popular destination for Canadians for decades and during that time they have done their fair share of buying and selling of property on the island. In 2021, Canadians collectively purchased approximately $61,000,000 of property in Kihei and Wailea. By far, Canadians most desired part of the island is South Maui.

Canadians also spent $24,000,000 on homes and condos in West Maui. These two areas are, of course, the main areas where short-term rentable condos exist on the island affording the owners to generate significant revenue when they aren’t using the condo for their own enjoyment. While most of our buyers from Canada are from British Columbia…

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Finally, Something To Write About!

Maui Real Estate Market

I had to take a break from writing market reports! It was just too redundant, it was the same story month after month for the past year and a half with terms like ‘pent-up demand’, ‘historic low inventory’, ‘multiple offers/200k over ask’ and ‘historic low-interest rates’. If you were as tired of reading them as I was of writing them, this market report is going to be a breath of fresh air.

We finally have something new to share and analyze. After about 18 months of running itself to death, the real estate market itself has finally taken a much-needed breath of fresh air and we can pronounce the market as shifted

The Maui Market is Still a Seller's Market, But It Is Beginning to Favor Buyers More

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Treat Yourself To A Spa Day on Maui

Entrance to a Spa on Maui

Maui celebrates the perfect balance of vibrancy and energy combined with relaxation, and these are the feelings that you'll certainly want to indulge in during your time here on the island. You can ease your worries and soothe your soul as you enjoy the pampering that comes with specialized spa experiences at a variety of world-class resort spas.

Maui is known for its world-class, luxury resorts and your time on the island would not be complete without an amazing day at one of the best resort spas on Maui. While there are numerous spas throughout the island that offer basic massages and other treatments, these incredible spas are as much about the experience as the treatment. Creating an atmosphere and space…

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Co-Own a Second Home on Maui 

Pacaso on Maui

A luxury second-home or condo on Maui is becoming more attainable with a new co-ownership model introduced recently by Pacaso. Pacaso, created by a group of former Zillow execs, is a tech-based marketplace that connects luxury real estate buyers and sellers to facilitate affordable co-ownership of second homes in the most desirable locations around the world.

They have initially brought co-ownership opportunities for homes and condos in Kapalua and Wailea, but are expected to acquire other luxury residences around Maui soon. This co-ownership model essentially breaks the ownership of the property into quarters, with each owner being given three months. 2 months are selected throughout the year and one month each for…

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Five Amazing Oceanfront Airbnb Homes on Maui

Airbnb Luxury Homes on Maui

Finding that perfect oceanfront vacation retreat on Maui can be challenging. There are several options out there and it can be hard to sort through them all. So, I've put together my favorite 5 Airbnb listings in this category. From smaller homes to expansive estates, this list has a little bit of everything. 

The Napili Cove Tropical Retreat 

View On AirbnbNapili Cove

This oceanfront oasis on West Maui is an excellent alternative to staying at a crowded resort. Find solitude, serenity, and sunshine in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern island home right on Napili Cove. You can literally take 5 steps and snorkel in a secluded cove with sea turtles and then return to your spacious lanai.…

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Broader US Market Conditions And How They Affect Maui

A Beach on Maui in Makena

It’s no secret that property values and prices on Maui have increased at an astronomical rate since interest rates were slashed in 2020 during the pandemic. While properties on Maui typically appreciate slightly faster than most other markets, a similar vertical pricing trajectory has been happening across the country. Even today, we are still in one of the hottest seller’s markets in history.

Fortunately for buyers, there are some indicators at the national and local levels that the market is shifting slightly and should begin to level out. The clickbait stories in the national media want us to believe that we are in a housing bubble, but how likely is it that home prices could actually be…

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An Owner's Guide To Self-Managing Your Own Airbnb

Managing a short-term rentable condo on Maui is a great way to earn passive income on a property and have a second home in paradise at the same time. Most of our clients that purchase these types of properties are from the US mainland or Canada and use a local property management company to ensure everything runs smoothly.

While there are many benefits to using a property management company, there are some who elect to manage the unit themselves with great results. However, managing an Airbnb when you can't consistently visit the property to make sure it's in good shape can be difficult, but it can be incredibly profitable once you have a system in place.

Here are some useful tips I’ve…

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