If you just bought your dream home, you've likely heard from family and friends about getting homeowners insurance. However, if it's your first time getting one, you may have no idea what home insurance policy is best for you. 

For first-timers, getting the right homeowners insurance can be tricky. However, asking the right questions can get your search off to a fantastic start. Below are 10 of the most important questions you should ask to ensure you're on the right track.

1. How much will homeowners insurance cost?

Home insurance rates often vary based on location. However, other factors may also affect rates. The average yearly premium in the United States exceeds $1,200, according to the Insurance Information Institute. 

The insured value…

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The debate is as old as time. For decades now, people have been comparing renting vs. buying and trying to decide which is better. People are arguing on both sides, and each has some solid points.

Both renting and buying have been made infinitely easier and better thanks to the internet. For example, you can have online apartment locators working with you from the comfort of home if you check out The Urban Avenue here! There are also several great tools for buyers, too.

But the question still remains, which is best? Well, the answer truly is, it depends. While the right move for one person might be to buy a home, it might make more sense for another to rent an…

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Making Eco-Friendly Decisions Doesn't Have To Be Cost Prohibitive

Eco Friendly Homes

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Leading an environmentally-friendly lifestyle is becoming more significant with every passing year. While no individual can make as much change as big companies, the personal responsibility of preserving the natural surroundings to uphold society for future generations is a reality for everybody.

One of the fundamental ways for people to make a difference is through homeownership. You can limit your energy consumption and reduce your impact on the environment by implementing sustainable practices in your daily life. 

What Is Home Sustainability?

Home sustainability is a practice that incorporates…

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Real Estate Shifts Beyond the Pandemic

Millenials Buying Real Estate

Despite the 'slacker' stereotype sometimes ascribed to Millennials, this age group is taking the real estate market by a storm. They're now shifting careers and paying off student debt, leaving financial insecurity behind.

Environmentally conscious, tech-savvy, and looking for stability, Millennials are reshaping the housing market. As the largest pool of potential buyers, this generation is becoming a focal point for agents. 

Let's explore the trends that they're bringing to the table in 2021.

#1 Abandoning Urban Living

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, homebuyers of all ages started flocking around walkable, green areas. Millennials seem to be embracing this trend with open arms,…

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Makena's Hottest New Development

Makena Real Estate

This lovely coastal spot in the southwestern part of Maui enjoys a scenic setting with privacy and elite properties. Nestled between world-class beaches like Maluaka Beach and the lush green foothills of Haleakala, many of the outstanding properties surrounding the Makena Golf and Beach Club will command exceptional Pacific Ocean views.

An Exciting New Development

Planning continues for the construction of a number of proposed residential enclaves in the Makena area. The Maui Prince Hotel stood along this section of coastline for many years. The 310-unit Makena Beach and Golf Resort subsequently replaced it. Recently, Discovery Land Company commenced renovations near the site to erect a luxury Makena Golf…

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Relax and Enjoy The Scenery

Evan Harlow Maui Realtor

HAVE YOU SEARCHED FOR GREAT SPOTS TO SNORKEL ON MAUI? THE BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL ISLAND APPEALS TO OCEAN LOVERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND HAS A TREASURE TROVE OF SNORKELING SITES. MAUI'S WARM COASTAL WATERS TEAM WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF MARINE LIFE AND CORAL TO SEE. REEF FISH, MANTA RAYS, TURTLES, AND MANY OTHER EXTRAORDINARY SIGHTS AWAIT AT THESE TOP SNORKELING SPOTS.

 

#1 Honolua Bay

Located on the far northwestern corner of Maui past Kapalua, Honolua Bay attracts the interest of both novice and experienced snorkelers. Reach this rocky beachfront by hiking along a dirt path through the Honolua Valley, a thick forest. The waters in this location form part of the 45-acre wide Honolua-Mokule'ia Bay Marine Life…

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Wailea: Maui’s Luxury Resort Destination

Wailea's Ulua Beach

Originally established as a resort community, Wailea has everything you’re dreaming of for your next Maui vacation. Wailea is blessed with exceptional beaches, including Polo Beach, Wailea Beach, and Ulua Beach. 

These South Maui beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling, and stand up paddleboarding. You’ll also find Wailea has plenty of other activities as well, such as world-class golf courses, a tennis center, as well as shopping and dining opportunities.

Wailea is also home to some of the most luxurious properties on Maui. The community features a variety of opulent hotels and short term vacation rental properties, as well as luxurious private residences. When planning your next trip to Wailea, we…

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Get Up Close and Personal with a Humpback

Whale Watch on Maui

The warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands support vibrant marine life. Every year, migrating populations of North Pacific Humpback Whales journey to this region between Autumn and Spring. The peak Maui whale season occurs between mid-January and March.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy a number of great options for observing these magnificent (and legally protected) creatures in a natural setting. The Alii Nui Royal Feast Dinner Sail, the Ultimate Rafting Whale Watch, and The Pacific Whale Foundation, all routinely conduct whale watching excursions on Maui.

They offer cruises permitting people to observe and photograph migrating Humpback Whales and other marine creatures. The activities of eco-tourism…

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Hawaii's Way to Say Merry Christmas To You

Mele Kalikimaka Santa Claus Maui

Featured in many of our favorite Christmas movies, the song "Mele Kalikimaka", made famous by Bing Crosby, has a special place on our Christmas playlists, but do you know the meaning of this song or how the name originated? Continue reading to learn more about this island greeting.

When we envision a Hawaiian Christmas it looks a lot different than celebrations across much of the US. Going to the beach for Christmas is a unique way to spend the holiday. Even if you're not spending the holidays in Hawaii, you may find yourself singing along to Mele Kalikimaka at some point during the season.

In traditional Hawaiian culture, this time of the year is known as Makahiki season which is the beginning of…

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A Worthy Tropical Challange

Kapalua Plantation Golf Course

Every year since 1999, Kapalua has hosted the PGA Tour's previous season winners for a tropical kick-off to the new PGA Tour season. These champions journey to the lovely Kapalua Plantation Course every January to compete in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

About The Kapalua Plantation Golf Course

Today, Kapalua actually boasts two superb 18 hole golf courses: the Kapalua Plantation Course and The Kapalua Bay Golf Course. Both offer championship golf conditions and exceptional Pacific Ocean vistas. The Kapalua Plantation Course in particular features abrupt changes in elevation in some places as well as a variety of playing conditions. Unlike the golf courses of Wailea, Kapalua's weather is much less…

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