Get all of the information you need to make an informed decision about buying or selling real estate on Maui. 

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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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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Hottest Single-Family Market in Years

Maui Real Estate Market Report

Singe-family residential inventory is extremely low with only 449 active listings on the entire island of Maui in Septemeber of 2020. Compare that to 5 years ago where we had 613 single-family homes for sale on Maui in September 2015. Buyer demand in this sector has been increasing steadily throughout COVID-19 and with fewer homes on the market, it's certainly a seller's market in single family residential. New construction is certainly not keeping up with demand and only a handful of larger residential developments are underway in places like Ilima and Anuhea at Kehalani. Prices have remained very stable and well-built luxury homes are selling very quickly. 

Maui Condo Market September 2020

The…

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Condo Inventory and Sales Way Up

Maui Real Estate Market Report August 2020

August was a great month for the recovery of the condo market on Maui with some corrections happening in both sales and inventory. For years the Maui condo market has had low inventory and steadily been in a seller's market given the high demand and decrease in construction, especially of short term rentable condos. August saw a 97.4% increase in months supply of inventory and a total increase of 53.9% in total units on the market versus August of 2019. Closed sales were still down 7.7% versus 2019 but that's a huge improvement over the last few months without visitors on Maui to see these units in person. 

262 new condo listings in August almost doubled the 133 new listings last August. Notably, the…

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Low-Interest Rates + Low Inventory = Stable Prices

Maui Real Estate Market

Since the shock of the coronavirus pandemic has worn off over the last few months, we've seen that real estate continues to be the most reliable place to invest. Nationwide there has been a real estate boom and while Maui isn't currently experiencing that same type of short term growth, we have seen surprisingly good numbers given the challenges the market has faced with the absence of tourism.

Working From Home

With working from home becoming less of a novelty and more of a reality, many are looking to Maui and Hawaii as the best place to work from home as we see many looking to relocate.

This has been good news for the residential sector of the market. While residential sales and prices…

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