Dos And Don’ts To Remember When Buying A Tiny Home

Tiny Homes on Maui

Many people are buying into the notion of downsizing their home life because they realize they could get away with having less than they thought. Those who follow a minimalistic lifestyle would agree that with smaller homes, there’s less clutter and stress. Regardless of your reason for buying a tiny home, it is clear from the market research that the sales of these little houses are on the increase, according to Business Wire.

Building a tiny home is often more cost-effective. However, you may consider buying a tiny house instead if you don’t know how to go about it. Furthermore, there are some dos and don’ts that homeowners should look at before making the final move:  

Remembering the Dos…

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When It's Time To Sell Your Maui Home or Condo

Selling a Home or Condo on Maui

Making the decision to sell your home or condo isn’t always easy. Many times sellers are not selling because they really want to let go of the property. They sell because something happened in their life where they are either moving off the island, need to rebalance their real estate portfolio, or need the equity elsewhere. Just because the decision to sell isn’t always easy, doesn’t mean that the process of selling needs to also be difficult. 

In fact, it can actually be quite simple when you work with an experienced agent. In this article, I’m going to go over all of the steps of the selling process as they relate specifically to Maui as well as discuss a few of the key considerations sellers will…

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You Are From Canada and Want to Buy on Maui? Here's What You Should Know

Buying on Maui From Canada

Maui has been an extremely popular destination for Canadians for decades and during that time they have done their fair share of buying and selling of property on the island. In 2021, Canadians collectively purchased approximately $61,000,000 of property in Kihei and Wailea. By far, Canadians most desired part of the island is South Maui.

Canadians also spent $24,000,000 on homes and condos in West Maui. These two areas are, of course, the main areas where short-term rentable condos exist on the island affording the owners to generate significant revenue when they aren’t using the condo for their own enjoyment. While most of our buyers from Canada are from British Columbia…

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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 

View On AirbnbNapili Cove

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.

Mala Tavern

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