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Best Beaches West Maui

Beautiful West Maui attracts visitors from around the world. This region features many outstanding beaches, far too many to cover in one brief article. However, some of the most acclaimed sites enjoy well-deserved reputations as delightful recreation spots. Every beach on Maui has something special to offer, imagine the thrill of spending happy hours relaxing in these choice locations:

Launiupoko Beach Park

The 6.7-acre Launiupoko Beach Park lies just south of Lahaina, a popular tourist center and a historic town featuring numerous attractions. Lahaina offers museums and marine centers, fine restaurants, and unique boutiques. Launiupoko Beach Park sits at the bottom of a large hill that goes up to the Launiupoko

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Maui's Premier Resort Destination

Condos in Wailea

The Wailea resort community in South Maui provides some of the best accommodations in all of Hawaii. This pristine beach resort enjoys a superb location with incredible ocean activities, golf, and fine dining. Both real estate buyers and visitors discover many reasons to purchase a short-term rentable condo in Wailea. Six acclaimed condo projects here include Wailea Beach Villas, Hoolei at Grand Wailea, Wailea Ekahi, Wailea Elua, Palms at Wailea, and Grand Champions. Consider just a few of the reasons why these exclusive condominium properties generate such enthusiasm among buyers seeking luxurious retreats on Maui.

About The Wailea Resort

The lovely Wailea Resort sparkles as a popular vacation choice.

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Hottest Single-Family Market in Years

Maui Real Estate Market Report

Singe-family residential inventory is extremely low with only 449 active listings on the entire island of Maui in Septemeber of 2020. Compare that to 5 years ago where we had 613 single-family homes for sale on Maui in September 2015. Buyer demand in this sector has been increasing steadily throughout COVID-19 and with fewer homes on the market, it's certainly a seller's market in single family residential. New construction is certainly not keeping up with demand and only a handful of larger residential developments are underway in places like Ilima and Anuhea at Kehalani. Prices have remained very stable and well-built luxury homes are selling very quickly. 

Maui Condo Market September 2020

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Live Your Best Island Life on Maui

Moving to Maui

Having just celebrated my ten-year 'Mauiversary', I look back and realize I knew nothing about Maui when I moved here! I had never even been to Hawaii or Maui before. Prior to deciding to move to Maui, I had been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and if you've ever spent much time there you know its amazing, but year-round the weather and career opportunities can be challenging. So, I made up my mind to sell my car, pack my stuff, and start a new life on Maui really knowing very little about the island. 

Truth be told, I had lived in the Virgin Islands for a short period of time and knew a little about island life in general. I knew Maui had more opportunities and things to do than St. Thomas and that was really

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Condo Inventory and Sales Way Up

Maui Real Estate Market Report August 2020

August was a great month for the recovery of the condo market on Maui with some corrections happening in both sales and inventory. For years the Maui condo market has had low inventory and steadily been in a seller's market given the high demand and decrease in construction, especially of short term rentable condos. August saw a 97.4% increase in months supply of inventory and a total increase of 53.9% in total units on the market versus August of 2019. Closed sales were still down 7.7% versus 2019 but that's a huge improvement over the last few months without visitors on Maui to see these units in person. 

262 new condo listings in August almost doubled the 133 new listings last August. Notably, the

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Catch Up On What's Happening on Maui August 24th, 2020

Temptation Island Get's Cancelled

The Andaz in Wailea was scheduled to play host to the third season of the TV show Temptation Island and was in preparation for creating a COVID bubble at the resort to continue shooting, but due to community protests and the mayor's strict coronavirus philosophy, it has been postponed. 

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino Considers Reimposing Restrictions

While we have had a slight increase in cases over the last few days, it certainly isn't a huge increase, yet the Mayor is considering reinstating further restrictions on the residents of Maui to stem the spread of COVID-19. With inter-island travel back under restrictions, further restrictions would do even more

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Do These Three Things To Strengthen Your Resistance

Coronavirus

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to replace or contradict with any medical professional advice you've personally received. 

You may be asking yourself, how does a Maui realtor know anything about the Coronavirus? And, why would I even spend time writing about this on my blog? Well, first, I'm passionate about health and wellness. Second, I've spent over a decade researching and experimenting with many wellness practices commonly known as 'bio-hacking' to improve my own health. Third, I love sharing!

I've learned an enormous amount about the human body and its resilience to disease through my research and have gained a new perspective of health in the process of dealing with some

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Low-Interest Rates + Low Inventory = Stable Prices

Maui Real Estate Market

Since the shock of the coronavirus pandemic has worn off over the last few months, we've seen that real estate continues to be the most reliable place to invest. Nationwide there has been a real estate boom and while Maui isn't currently experiencing that same type of short term growth, we have seen surprisingly good numbers given the challenges the market has faced with the absence of tourism.

Working From Home

With working from home becoming less of a novelty and more of a reality, many are looking to Maui and Hawaii as the best place to work from home as we see many looking to relocate.

This has been good news for the residential sector of the market. While residential sales and prices

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Don't Buy A Condo on West Maui Until You've Seen These Properties

Papakea Condos For Sale

Maui is a highly desirable place to live, thanks to its stunning coastline, lush valleys and year-round sunny climate. West Maui in particular boasts the island’s most famous beaches, which have views over the neighboring islands of Lanai and Moloka’i. This means that West Maui is the home of some of the best sunsets the world has to offer and is an amazing place to own a condo.

There are various types of condos available in West Maui, and whether you are looking for a complex that allows short term rentals or a complex that only allows long term living will influence where you buy. Short term rentable condos are common in West Maui because they allow you to generate a significant

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Buyer's Guide To Condos in Kihei

Kihei Condos For Sale

Kihei is a beach community in South Maui, just a short drive from Kahului Airport. Kihei’s location means that it's perfectly placed for easy access to the best of what Maui has to offer, such as the picture-perfect beaches of Wailea and Makena, mountain biking trails on Haleakala, and world-class surfing on the island’s northern coastline.

There are considerable benefits to owning a short term rentable condo in Kihei. Thanks to its proximity to some of Maui’s best beaches, Kihei is a popular vacation destination and therefore has a large number of condo complexes compared to other Maui communities. The three Kamaole beaches along with Sugar Beach and Keawakapu offer all the popular ocean sports such as

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