Wailea Ekahi Unit 6F: Just Listed by Evan

Wailea Ekahi Unit 6F

Wailea Ekahi is one of Wailea's best oceanfront condo communities and offers some of the absolute best on-site amenities with its recently completed oceanfront pool pavilion. I'm proud to represent the sellers of Unit 6F as they have had this condo in their family for almost 30 years.

Ekahi is a special place where its not uncommon for a family to keep their unit that long and have different generations getting to enjoy the beach lifestyle in Wailea. 

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When we look at Wailea Ekahi, the units that have quality ocean views are higher demand and so are units that are close to the pool and beach. Unit 6F has a great ocean view and is just steps away from pool and…

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Working With a Buyer's Agent on Maui

Buyers Agent Maui

The process of buying a property on Maui, or anywhere else in the United States, is getting a new wrinkle this August, a mandatory buyer representation agreement. Due to the recent NAR settlement, buyer representation agreements are now a required part of the process of purchasing real estate with an agent.

There are many misconceptions out there about how this will work in practice. It's actually pretty simple and may be a good thing for the business, keep reading to learn more. 

What's a Buyer's Representation Agreement?

Buyer representation agreements aren’t a new document. They have previously existed as an optional part of the process for agents and buyers, they just weren’t a required part of the…

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Launiupoko Real Estate Market Report

Launiupoko Real Estate Market

The West Maui neighborhood of Launiupoko is one of Maui's most unique and beautiful areas. Perched on the hillside below the West Maui mountains and above the gentle waves of breaking at Launiupoko Beach Park, this agriculturally zoned community features several subdivisions known as Makila Ranches, Makila Nui, Makila Plantation, Mahanalua Nui, and Pu'unoa Estates. 

Halfway through 2024, the real estate activity in Launiupoko has been slower than usual with new listings outpacing buyers.  At the time of writing this, there are 20 properties for sale in the neighborhood with a range of $1.5M(for vacant land) to $16.9M (454 Wailau) with only 1 of them currently under contract ( a new construction home in Makila…

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55 of The Very Best Things to Do on Maui

Maui Things to Do

Let me start by saying, I love Maui. Like, really love it. I’ve lived on Maui since 2010 and have had the great fortune of experiencing so many fun things around the island over the years. When I first moved to Maui, I worked in the activity sales business and we were invited to enjoy all of the fun island activities like the Molokini snorkel cruises, luaus, helicopter tours, ziplines, literally everything, for free.  

I was in that business for around 8 years before getting into real estate and during that time I probably went to 20 luaus, flew with each helicopter company at least 3 times, biked the volcano 10 times, well, you get the point, I really enjoyed doing all of the activities. Over the last…

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Where to Go and What To Do in Haiku Maui

Things to Do in Haiku

Located near Maui's North Shore, Haiku is a small rural community close to Pauwela that offers gorgeous scenery and a relaxed vibe. Haiku town is only two miles from the Northshore and Paia, and it is brimming with unique experiences in the town and surrounding areas. With a small population of around 9,000 people, you'll discover that Haiku is a laid back place with vibrant beauty.

Haiku is also along the famous Road to Hana that runs for almost 65 miles from Kahului to Hana along the coastline, and it is well-suited for either a sightseeing day trip or a more robust, multi-day journey. With many things to do in Haiku, plan to spend time enjoying all that the town and surrounding areas offer.

1. Chase…

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A Ban on Short Term Rentals on Maui Won’t Solve The Affordable Housing Crisis

Short Term Rental Ban Maui

Update: July 9th, 2024 - The Maui County Planning Department heard public testimony on June 25th, 2024  from hundreds of opponents and proponents of the proposed apartment zoned short term rental condo ban on Maui. Due to the overwhelming amount of testimony the commission needs to hear, the commission decided to reconvene on July 9th, however, they had to postpone the meeting to July 23rd.

They orignally broke the meeting up into two parts to give them more time to review written testimony, before deciding to proceed in one of three ways:  Accept the draft proposal as is and recommend the council adopt, suggest edits to the draft and recommend the council adopt, or…

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Honua Kai Resort and Spa Offers a Luxury Experience

Honua Kai in Ka'anapali Maui

The Honua Kai in Ka’anapali is a perennial favorite for thousands of regular Maui visitors and a treasured retreat by its many individual owners. For many, it is the ultimate beach resort experience on Maui and there are so many things to love about the property we felt it deserved listing them all. 

There are many hotels and condos to choose from in Ka'anapali, yet the Honua Kai stands out as one of the absolute best options. So, what are the 8 reasons to love the Honua Kai Beach Resort? Keep reading to find out. 

1. Ka'anapali Beach

The Honua Kai is located right on the northern stretch of Ka’anapali Beach, one of Maui’s very best beaches. It’s also a less crowded beach than the…

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What Are The Best Hotel Zoned Condos on Maui?

Hotel Zoned STRS Maui

With a potential ban on apartment zoned short term rentals on Maui creating uncertainty for owners and buyers alike, hotel zoned short term condos have become more in demand. A flood of apartment zoned short term rentals have hit the market in the weeks after the Maui Mayor dropped the bomb on everyone that he would be asking the planning department to draft a proposal to repeal the rights of the Minatoya List owners.

This is putting significant short term downward pressure on the value of these A1 and A2 zoned units and its uncertain exactly how much value has been lost just with the idea that the ban could happen alone. At Wailea Ekahi, a unit listed for 2.8M reduced its price to 1.9M and secured a…

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What Are The Best Things to Do in Paia Maui?

Paia Things To Do on Maui

Located on the Northshore of Maui, the laid-back beach town of Paia is a unique destination with a lot of character. Paia’s local population is under 2,500, so many visitors, especially those heading to the Road to Hana, may be initially inclined to drive straight through the small community.

When you take the time to explore Paia you’ll find that this is one of the coolest and most relaxed areas of the island with many great things to do. Great restaurants, large beaches, boutique shopping, and a variety of extreme and non-extreme sports are easy to find here. 

What are some of the top things to do in Paia?

1. Mama's Fish House

Mama’s Fish House is among the most well-known restaurants…

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Pulelehua Offers Hope for West Maui Housing Crisis

Pulelehua Housing Development

In the wake of the devastating fire in Lahaina, a housing crisis has emerged as one of the single biggest post-fire challenges for the people of Maui. The island is home to a variety of people, most of whom are working-class permanent residents who are the backbone of the tourism industry that support Maui's local economy. As Maui addresses the housing crisis, the need for affordable housing grows as well.

Population growth coupled with a very limited supply of land has driven real estate prices upward. This has made it difficult for many working-class residents to find an affordable place to call home. Currently, a section of the planned community is being utilized as a temporary location for…

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