Kapalua Features Several Great Restaurants

Kapalua Restaurants

When it comes to fine dining on Maui, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to experience award-winning, innovative options than Kapalua.

Situated in northwest Maui at the foot of Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui mountains, Kapalua – which roughly translates to mean "arms embracing the sea" – is a 23,000-acre master-planned resort area jam-packed with incredible dining, beaches, golf, and shopping destinations. In addition to a slew of incredible, award-winning restaurants, the resort is home to two premier golf courses, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, numerous historical sites, and more than 20 boutique shops.

Although you can't go wrong dining pretty much anywhere in this vibrant resort area,…

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Market Report September '21 and YTD

Evan Harlow Maui

What a year it has been so far in the Maui real estate market. There has been an enormous amount of property value appreciation in a short period of time. Record sales prices combined with record-low inventory have made 2021 a challenging year for many buyers. It’s also been an exciting time for buyers with access to extremely low-interest rates and increased Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac maximum loan amounts, now sitting at $937,500 on Maui. 

Condos and Homes Roughly Equal on YTD Sales

1.84 billion dollars of single-family residential properties and 1.772 billion dollars of condominiums have been transacted year to date on Maui. Both represent approximately a 120% increase over the same period of 2020. Year…

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A Cross-Section of Non-Profits on Maui

Non-Profits on Maui

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

–Aesop

Finding Ways to Give Back on Maui

The spirit of Hawaii is rooted in community and kindness. The word 'Kokua' specifically defines this spirit when it is combined with a desire to help others unselfishly. While you have a solid desire to help the local community, you may be challenged to find a way to make a meaningful difference. Several non-profits on Maui have been making a solid impact in the community in various ways and I would like to take a few minutes to recognize them for their great work.

The impact of these organizations generally relies on the goodwill and support of others in the community. The organizations below cover…

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Live Your Best Island Life on Maui

Moving to Maui

Updated 10/13/2021: Having just celebrated my eleven-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 it's 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.…

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Makena's Newest Resident Finds Ways to Give Back

Jeff Bezos Maui

Several news outlets on Maui have recently reported on several significant donations to local nonprofits from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The list of known organizations benefitting from these donations include the Hawaii Land Trust, Grow Some Good, and Habitat for Humanity.  

The timing of these reports follows other whispers that he recently purchased a home in Makena after having spent some time with Oprah at her property during the pandemic last year. While Bezos had drawn some criticism before the last few years for his lack of philanthropic contributions relative to his peers such as Bill Gates, it seems that since stepping down as the CEO of Amazon he’s been looking for ways to contribute at…

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The Definitive Maui Vacation Condo Buyers + Owners Guide

Buying a Vacation Condo on Maui

Owning a vacation rental on Maui is a dream of many and it's a dream come true for those that have already made the leap. In this article, I will discuss the aspects of purchasing these types of properties as well as cover some of the most desirable complexes and I will also address many aspects of ownership.

I will also provide a few things I've learned about how to get the most out of your vacation unit once you have it.  After all, a vacation condo is the most fun you'll ever have with an investment!

Reasons to Consider Purchasing a Vacation Rentable Property on Maui

You Love It!

You love Maui, you’ve been coming here for years, and have started to wonder what it would look…

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Mortgage Acceleration and Foreclosure Laws in Hawaii

Mortgage Acceleration Hawaii

No homeowner wants to face any financial obligations regarding issues concerning their homes. And if you're reading this right now, you're either in a perfect place with your mortgage payments or stressed that your property might be facing a foreclosure procedure. 

Well, you’ll be glad to know that you're in the right place because, in this article, we will be discussing either extreme. We’ll also give you helpful information that you could use to better your experience, whether positive or negative. Let's face it, any bit of information, including a simple statement posted on the House Heroes' blog, can be useful. So don't despair because we are here to help. 

What Are Mortgage…

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4 Steps To Sell Your Home Fast And Easy

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There will come a time where you will need to sell your home. You may decide to downsize, may need to move for work, or may want to get a larger home for a growing family. When selling, the process can be a lot to handle.

As a result, many sellers want to sell their homes as quickly as possible to get them done. Unfortunately, many homes will stay on the market for months at a time, which can be very difficult and annoying for the owners. But there are indeed some things you can do to help sell your home quickly and easily, and this article is going to take a look at them.

Prepare a Great Listing

Your listing is…

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8 Things You Should Know When Selling Your Home (It's Hard to Know What You Don't Know)

Selling Your Home

By Guest Author: Matt Cassadona

Selling a house can be just as exciting as purchasing one. The bittersweet moment that it's time to say goodbye to your house is emotional. From listing your house, running open houses, and sifting through offers, selling your house can be a ton of work, especially if you're doing everything yourself. Selling a home is not an easy task. If you’re planning on selling, here's what I wish I knew before I sold my house to help you prepare.

1)Selling a House Costs Money

While the term "selling" typically means that you'll be getting money in return, many people don't realize that selling anything takes both time and money,…

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What To Know About the Maui Real Estate Market Heading Into The Summer of '21

Maui Real Estate Market Kay 2021

Since the initial easing of the Coronavirus travel restrictions in October of 2020, the Maui Real Estate market has been on an unprecedented run of increased sales, increased sales prices, and historically low inventory in both the single-family home market and the condominium market.

Single Family Homes 


In May, the median sales price for a single-family home on Maui has skyrocketed to $1,039,000 a staggering 29.9% increase of the median sales price in May of 2020, while the average sales price soared 35.1% over May 2020 at $1,739,177. The luxury home market has been just as hot as the median-priced market.  There were 121 closed sales in the single-family…

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