Treat Yourself To A Spa Day on Maui

Entrance to a Spa on Maui

Maui celebrates the perfect balance of vibrancy and energy combined with relaxation, and these are the feelings that you'll certainly want to indulge in during your time here on the island. You can ease your worries and soothe your soul as you enjoy the pampering that comes with specialized spa experiences at a variety of world-class resort spas.

Maui is known for its world-class, luxury resorts and your time on the island would not be complete without an amazing day at one of the best resort spas on Maui. While there are numerous spas throughout the island that offer basic massages and other treatments, these incredible spas are as much about the experience as the treatment. Creating an atmosphere and space…

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Co-Own a Second Home on Maui 

Pacaso on Maui

A luxury second-home or condo on Maui is becoming more attainable with a new co-ownership model introduced recently by Pacaso. Pacaso, created by a group of former Zillow execs, is a tech-based marketplace that connects luxury real estate buyers and sellers to facilitate affordable co-ownership of second homes in the most desirable locations around the world.

They have initially brought co-ownership opportunities for homes and condos in Kapalua and Wailea, but are expected to acquire other luxury residences around Maui soon. This co-ownership model essentially breaks the ownership of the property into quarters, with each owner being given three months. 2 months are selected throughout the year and one month each for…

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Five Amazing Oceanfront Airbnb Homes on Maui

Airbnb Luxury Homes on Maui

Finding that perfect oceanfront vacation retreat on Maui can be challenging. There are several options out there and it can be hard to sort through them all. So, I've put together my favorite 5 Airbnb listings in this category. From smaller homes to expansive estates, this list has a little bit of everything. 

The Napili Cove Tropical Retreat 

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This oceanfront oasis on West Maui is an excellent alternative to staying at a crowded resort. Find solitude, serenity, and sunshine in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern island home right on Napili Cove. You can literally take 5 steps and snorkel in a secluded cove with sea turtles and then return to your spacious lanai.…

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Broader US Market Conditions And How They Affect Maui

A Beach on Maui in Makena

It’s no secret that property values and prices on Maui have increased at an astronomical rate since interest rates were slashed in 2020 during the pandemic. While properties on Maui typically appreciate slightly faster than most other markets, a similar vertical pricing trajectory has been happening across the country. Even today, we are still in one of the hottest seller’s markets in history.

Fortunately for buyers, there are some indicators at the national and local levels that the market is shifting slightly and should begin to level out. The clickbait stories in the national media want us to believe that we are in a housing bubble, but how likely is it that home prices could actually be…

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An Owner's Guide To Self-Managing Your Own Airbnb

Managing a short-term rentable condo on Maui is a great way to earn passive income on a property and have a second home in paradise at the same time. Most of our clients that purchase these types of properties are from the US mainland or Canada and use a local property management company to ensure everything runs smoothly.

While there are many benefits to using a property management company, there are some who elect to manage the unit themselves with great results. However, managing an Airbnb when you can't consistently visit the property to make sure it's in good shape can be difficult, but it can be incredibly profitable once you have a system in place.

Here are some useful tips I’ve…

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The Best Coffee On Maui By Area

Best Coffee on Maui

The 'magic bean', as one of my former chiropractors used to lovingly refer to coffee, is a ubiquitous part of many of our daily lives. And for those of us that live on Maui and for the millions that visit every year, knowing where to find the good stuff is all part of being a connoisseur.

Sure, Maui has many Starbucks locations conveniently located around the island and I'm not above the occasional Nitro Cold Brew from the coffee giant. But, Maui is blessed with so many great locally-owned coffee spots that it's almost a crime not to check them out.  I've narrowed down several of my personal favorite local coffee shops to drop into when I'm in these different parts of the island and the next time you're in the…

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Lahaina Best Restaurants

Situated on Maui’s western coast, Lahaina has been a melting pot of cultures over the last few hundred years. Today, this fascinating range of cultures is on full display through the eclectic cuisine available in some of the area's most popular restaurants. Whether you are planning a trip to Lahaina soon or you are a local resident, the best restaurants in Lahaina will undoubtedly delight your tastebuds. In no particular order, these are some of the popular restaurants that are rightfully known for their delicious dishes.

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The Annual Gourmet Event Returns to Kapalua

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Maui

From June 9th through June 12th, 2022, Maui’s food lovers and wine enthusiasts will join together at the 41st Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. This exciting event will take you on a savory journey through the island’s culinary culture while delighting your taste buds at every turn. This four-day event will be held at the beautiful Kapalua Resort with special events and seminars held at popular venues in the area.

From wine tastings and seminars to prepared meals and walk-up tastings, this spectacular 4-day foodie event offers something for everyone. Whether you are coming from your home in the nearby Pineapple Hill neighborhood or you’re visiting from much farther away, you can also explore the…

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Where Are Things with Wailea 670?

Wailea 670 Honua'ula

Originally referred to as Wailea 670, the development that is now known as Honua'ula is more than three decades in the making. This is a mixed-use development that would span across 670 acres in South Maui. This area, which is located just south of Maui Meadows and across the highway from the existing Wailea community, is both culturally and environmentally sensitive.

While opponents of the development say that the project is not advantageous for the communities, others say that it will provide much-needed affordable housing to the area. Recently, a major agreement has been reached as a result of years of stressful negotiations, but more negotiations are underway.

Balancing The Environment with Housing Needs

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What's the Difference Between Fee Simple and Leasehold Properties?

Fee Simple and Leasehold Maui

In most areas of the United States, when you purchase property, you are buying the land and all of its improvements in perpetuity. However, this is not always the case in select states and vicinities. Before you buy real estate on Maui or in any other area, it is important to know exactly what your purchase includes and how long you will have access to that property. With this in mind, a closer look at the differences between fee simple vs. leasehold ownership is in order.

Understanding Fee Simple Ownership

Fee simple ownership, which may also be referred to as a freehold, is the type of real estate ownership that most people are familiar with. With fee simple ownership, you…

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