Financing on Maui

Whether you’ve lived here all of your life or just spent a fabulous two weeks relaxing at an oceanside condo, it’s safe to say you’ve already discovered that Maui is paradise. A uniquely beautiful island with a variety of things to offer. A haven for wildlife, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts.

A diner’s delight, especially if you enjoy eating Mahi Mahi at dinner that was caught the same morning. So if you're considering moving to Maui and making Maui you're permanent home or you're considering a second home/investment property here is some important information to consider about financing that dream property 

It Sounds Simple, But… 

Buying a home can sometimes be complicated, particularly for first-time homeowners. It’s often one of the…

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Live Your Best Island Life on Maui

Moving to Maui

Updated 1/19/2023: Having just recently celebrated my twelve-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. 

This may sound a little wild, but it is not as uncommon as it may sound, many Maui residents will have a similar story of how they came to love island life. Every month I have many…

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Wailea Point Unit 102 Will Blow You Away

Wailea Point Unit 102

Wailea Point, located at 4000 Wailea Alanui Drive, is deemed by many in the real estate world on Maui to be the crown jewel of Wailea. This ultra-luxury, oceanfront condominium complex was originally conceived and constructed in the mid-1980s. In 2021, 15 units were sold in the complex with a range from $1,495,000 for unit 3401 to $16,000,000 for unit 402. Unit 1601 also sold in 2021 for 12.5 million.

The complex is exemplified by the highest degree of engineering and construction. Structural walls are 8 inches thick and were built with steel-reinforced concrete while structural floors have another 3 inches of steel-reinforced concrete. The excellent construction is often overlooked though, due to Wailea…

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Discover 9 Bay Drive in Kapalua

9 Bay Drive Kapalua

Situated on almost 10 acres in the heart of West Maui, 9 Bay Drive is a coastal estate unlike any other. This single-story home includes more than 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space with an infinity pool and an incredible array of fine features and amenities. This remarkable piece of luxury Maui real estate is for sale today at $59.5 million.

An Exquisite and Rare Piece of Maui

While you can find a variety of homes for sale in Kapalua in subdivisions like Pineapple Hill and the Plantation Estates, the 9 Bay Drive estate is in a league of its own. One of its most extraordinary features is its setting. Its 10 acres sits on a peninsula against another 12 acres of protected land. This creates…

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The State of the Maui Real Estate Market 2021

Maui Real Estate Market Report

Looking back on the Maui real estate market of 2021, we saw a year unlike any we have seen before in total sales, prices, and buyer enthusiasm. A variety of unique factors combined to fuel an unprecedented acceleration in property value at the national and local levels. The unique Maui market witnessed record after record being broken along with a surge in demand for investment properties. Over half of the properties sold in 2021 sold at or above listing price. 

Historically high demand for homes and condos on Maui driven in part by historically low-interest rates, coupled with seller reluctance and low inventory, created an extreme seller’s market where more than 5,500 transactions led to over 4.5…

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7 Ways Your Green Thumb Can Help Sell Your House

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Having a green thumb can be a great way to help your home look incredible and ensure nature is incorporated into the area. Having plants and flowers can make a home more comfortable, relaxing, and lively, all at the same time. However, in addition to improving the look of your space, your green thumb could actually help you sell your home. 

If you are looking for ways to sell your home fast and easy, one that you might not have thought to consider is your natural talent for growing plants and decorating with them. This article is going to go over a few ways that your green thumb and interest in plants and flowers can…

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Maui Home Design Trends | 2022

Home Design Maui

Maui is home to some of the most inspiring homes anywhere in the world and provides the perfect canvas for designers and homeowners to get creative with their interior design. As such, staying current with design is one of the most important components of design and we have put together a list of what we see as the most popular design trends going into 2022. 

Many of the design trends from the mainland are also found here in the islands, but we also get to add the coastal and Hawaiian influences we all love. When you’re searching for real estate on Maui, you’ll understandably be more attracted to modern spaces that balance technology and design. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your current space or if you’re in…

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Enjoy the Best Golf Courses on Maui

Best Golf Courses on Maui

One of the reasons I love living on Maui is certainly the access to an abundance of year-round world-class golf.  Not only does the weather allow for playing 12 months a year, but the island is such an amazing backdrop for a great variety of beautiful and challenging golf courses. Before I get ahead of myself, I should preface all of this with the fact that I’m not a scratch golfer or even close, but I can put an ok round together. Most of all,  I appreciate getting some time outside and just going out for a fun round with friends while enjoying a few refreshments along the way. 

That being said, some of the courses on Maui are tough! The wind is only one of the things you’ll notice affecting your score, but…

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A Hand-Selected List of Where to Eat in Kihei

Best Restaurants in Kihei

In a place jam-packed with delectable restaurants, narrowing things down to a select few is easier said than done. However, if you’re going to South Maui and plan on dining in Kihei – which I highly recommend – there are a handful of places that deserve your attention. Below, I highlight seven of the best restaurants in Kihei. Whether you visit one or several, you’re sure to come away with a full belly and a big smile.

Fork and Salad

Located in the heart of Kihei on South Kihei Road, this is the place to go for amazing, customized salads. A popular local haunt, this modern, fast-casual eatery is famous for its build-your-own salads. With a farm-to-table sensibility, Fork and Salad epitomizes…

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When in Wailea

Wailea Restaurants


Across the centuries, Maui’s native Hawaiian culture has been infused with a variety of other rich Polynesian cultures. The island’s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean made it a hotspot for both early explorers and tradesmen from distant lands. In more recent years, the area's culture has been infused by elements introduced by visitors and immigrants, especially from Asia. Today, Maui’s rich culture is on full display through the wide range of amazing restaurants available to you in the area.

The best restaurants in Wailea feature delicious menu options that incorporate locally sourced foods and flavors into culinary delights from around the world. These hotspots combine the best Hawaiian flavors and sophisticated…

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