Wailea vs. Ka'anapali: Which Resort Area is Better?

Wailea vs. Kaanapali

Maui covers more than 727 square miles and is home to more than 164,000 people. The landscape is diverse with stunning beaches, tropical forests, volcanic formations, and numerous towns and small communities. As you plan your upcoming trip or plan for a purchase on Maui, you understandably want to be close to top-rated activities and hot spots.

West and South Maui are both popular destinations for visitors, and Wailea and Kaanapali in these regions are both brimming with things to do when you visit the island. Before choosing a specific Maui resort to stay at, a closer look at the differences between Wailea and Kaanapali can be very helpful.

Wailea: A Premier Maui Resort Community

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Dive In & Explore Maui's Best Condo Pools

Maui's Best Condo Pools

While Maui is widely regarded as having some of the world’s best beaches, but you may want to enjoy Maui’s amazing weather with a refreshing swim in a pool from time to time as well.

While you can find pools at many of Maui’s communities, resorts, and condos, some of these pools rise above the others. Where can you find the best pool in Maui?

1. Montage Residences Kapalua Bay

If you stay in one of the gorgeous, luxury condos at the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay, you can choose between two stunning resort-sized swimming pools. The Spa Pool has an infinity edge lined by tropical flowers, and some of these vibrant flowers float in the tranquil water for a peaceful touch. The Activities Pool has…

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Explore 10 of Maui’s Finest Luxury Residential Gated Communities

Luxury Gated Communities on Maui

Maui is the ultimate destination to live your best island life in Hawaii with everything from premium real estate to stunning landscapes and a seemingly endless way to spend perfect days in paradise. Whether you plan to relocate to Maui or you are eager to find your ideal vacation home in one of the island's top gated communities, there are a few must-see spots to check out before narrowing down the possibilities.

So, what are the top ten most coveted Maui gated communities with luxury single-family homes?

10. Wailea Kai

Wailea Kai offers 100 well-cared-for homes on a hillside close to Wailea. As one of the more established communities in the area, it features mature…

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Wailea Palms 3201 | Client Success Stories

Wailea Palms 3201

Recently, something amazing happened that I've never seen in my real estate career, we were able to close a sale in 7 business days and with only 2 days on the market before accepting the full-price cash offer.  All in all, it was an 11-day escrow and 13 days on market. Not to mention it is now the highest-priced condo ever sold in Wailea Palms at $2.595M. The buyers had a very short timeline to close and move into a new property due to the expiration of their current lease and the sellers were willing to expedite the process to accommodate them. So, we committed to making this win-win situation happen. 

As realtors, we were challenged to create a drastically reduced timeline on the purchase contract…

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World Mourns After Lahaina Devastated By Fire

Fires in Lahaina

This is certainly the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write and to be honest, I’m not sure about where to begin. At this point, the news has reached every part of the world. Our beloved Lahaina Town has been destroyed and now lost with our idyllic Maui beach town are hundreds of lives, thousands of homes and buildings, thousands of displaced residents as well as the artifacts of hundreds of years of rich cultural history.

The scale of loss is incomprehensible and I’m completely heartbroken for each and every person affected. Lahaina has been a major part of my life and this is my story. 

Lahaina Was My Home

When I moved to Maui back in 2010, I decided on Lahaina as the place I wanted to…

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What is the National Association of Realtors?

National Association of Realtors

Whether you are a new real estate agent, an experienced agent who is interested in advancing your career, or a buyer/seller curious about the organization, the National Association of Realtors is an important organization that not only serves the community of real estate professionals around the country but also provides significant support to consumers.

Originally established as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, the NAR now serves more than 1.5 million members and functions in conjunction with approximately 1,400 state and local associations. With a closer look at what the National Association of Realtors does for the real estate industry and its members, you can confidently decide…

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Strategies of Buying and Selling Simultaneously

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

You may have found yourself in a position where you would like to buy one property while simultaneously selling another property. While doing this does present some unique challenges, it's completely possible to pull this off with the proper strategy and some degree of flexibility. 

The reasons and strategies for wanting to buy and sell simultaneously will differ from a primary homeowner looking to relocate to an investor seeking to execute a 1031 exchange to avoid capital gains taxes. In either instance, it's important to have a sound strategy and understand what the undertaking will involve. 

Selling A Primary Residence While Buying Another

There are several different ways to do this and…

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What Are The Costs of Selling My Home or Condo on Maui? 

Cost of Selling a Home Real Estate

Maui is a wonderful place to live or own a second home, but there may come a time when you are ready to sell your home. Perhaps you are moving away from the island or excited to upgrade or downsize to a new home or condo on Maui soon.  Finances play a major role in many people’s decisions to sell. 

While your attention may initially focus on determining a realistic home sale price, there are costs of selling a home that will require your attention. The seller usually pays closing costs like real estate agent commissions, title insurance, and any pre-sale repairs. There will also likely be withholdings for HARPTA and FIRPTA to pay any applicable capital gains taxes. Understanding the costs…

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Maui is A Great Place to Be a Beer Connoisseur(Snob)

Maui Brewery and Breweries

While beer isn't my personal drink of choice, I do have to admit, I have enjoyed a few varieties of beer at the following Maui establishments. Especially Mahalo Aleworks, my personal favorite.  I live Upcountry in Pukalani and before Mahalo Aleworks came into town, we were without a community watering hole. So, thank you Mahalo Aleworks for bringing some fun, entertainment, and craftsmanship to Upcountry Maui! 

While you can grab a beer at most of the restaurants or bars anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands when you're in the mood to kick back and relax, several of these specialty Maui breweries and bars are rightfully known for their selection of craft beers, excellent ambiance, and lively…

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Discover the Best Things to Do in Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina Things to Do

Lahaina, Maui, is a charming place filled with attractions and activities to suit all interests, whether you’re a family, couple, nature lover, foodie, or solo traveler. In addition to being a great vacation destination, it’s also the perfect location for buying a second home in West Maui.

With an eclectic mix of things to do, you won’t have to worry about growing bored of Lahaina. To give you an idea, here are some of the best things to do while in the area.

Things to Do in Lahaina for Nature Lovers

1. Hike the Lahaina Pali Trail

The five-mile Lahaina Pali Trail takes you by cliffs, lava rocks, and grasslands. This is the same trail settlers used in the 1900s, and it provides amazing…

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