Found 13 blog entries tagged as lahaina.

May 2024: National and Local Headwinds Slow Real Estate Market on Maui

Maui Real Estate Market

Since my last Maui real estate market report in Q4 of 2023 a LOT has happened. The last 4-5 months have been packed full of market impacting events. Many changing variables at the local and national level have contributed to the current market conditions that favor buyers more now than they have in a very long time. I’ll get started with what’s been going on locally. 

May 4th Update: Maui County Seeks To Repeal Minatoya Rights to Apartment-Zoned Short-Term Rentals

Protesters and Hotels Force The Hand of The Mayor to Try to Repeal Property Rights

I originally wrote the rest of this market report about a week prior to the news that Maui County will seek to ban…

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Condominium Property Regimes on Maui

CPR Property on Maui

When searching for a single family home on Maui, you may overhear your real estate agent use the acronym "CPR", but don't panic, no one is in need of cardio pulmonary resuscitation.   We are referring to a condominium property regime. Believe it or not, the property and home in the picture above is technically a residential condominium. It is unit B of a 3 unit CPR in Launiupoko. You'll notice that many properties are described in listings as being a ‘CPR property’, or have unit A or unit B next to the address, that is there to designate the conforming use of that lot. If that's a little confusing, keep reading to learn more. 

These types of 'condominiumized' properties are not what we actually think of when…

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World Mourns After Lahaina Devastated By Fire

Fires in Lahaina

This is certainly the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write and to be honest, I’m not sure about where to begin. At this point, the news has reached every part of the world. Our beloved Lahaina Town has been destroyed and now lost with our idyllic Maui beach town are hundreds of lives, thousands of homes and buildings, thousands of displaced residents as well as the artifacts of hundreds of years of rich cultural history.

The scale of loss is incomprehensible and I’m completely heartbroken for each and every person affected. Lahaina has been a major part of my life and this is my story. 

Lahaina Was My Home

When I moved to Maui back in 2010, I decided on Lahaina as the place I wanted to…

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Maui is A Great Place to Be a Beer Connoisseur(Snob)

Maui Brewery and Breweries

While beer isn't my personal drink of choice, I do have to admit, I have enjoyed a few varieties of beer at the following Maui establishments. Especially Mahalo Aleworks, my personal favorite.  I live Upcountry in Pukalani and before Mahalo Aleworks came into town, we were without a community watering hole. So, thank you Mahalo Aleworks for bringing some fun, entertainment, and craftsmanship to Upcountry Maui! 

While you can grab a beer at most of the restaurants or bars anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands when you're in the mood to kick back and relax, several of these specialty Maui breweries and bars are rightfully known for their selection of craft beers, excellent ambiance, and lively…

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Discover the Best Things to Do in Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina Things to Do

Lahaina, Maui, is a charming place filled with attractions and activities to suit all interests, whether you’re a family, couple, nature lover, foodie, or solo traveler. In addition to being a great vacation destination, it’s also the perfect location for buying a second home in West Maui.

With an eclectic mix of things to do, you won’t have to worry about growing bored of Lahaina. To give you an idea, here are some of the best things to do while in the area.

Things to Do in Lahaina for Nature Lovers

1. Hike the Lahaina Pali Trail

The five-mile Lahaina Pali Trail takes you by cliffs, lava rocks, and grasslands. This is the same trail settlers used in the 1900s, and it provides amazing…

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Tackle The Lahaina Pali Trail

Lahaina Pali Trail

While there are numerous must-see destinations and amazing experiences in West Maui that are easily accessible by road, the Lahaina Pali Trail gives you a different way to enjoy a remote, natural experience on the island. Trail conditions are arduous, so this is not suitable if you are in the mood for a leisurely stroll. The trail is five miles from point to point or 10 miles total if you go over and back.

Without a flat section to speak of, you'll be going uphill for half of the hike and downhill for the other half. You can also shorten your trek by turning around at the top and making the hike around 5 miles. As one of the most exposed and challenging trails on Maui, what should you know about the trail before you…

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The Best Hikes on Maui

Best Hikes on Maui

Since I moved to Maui back in 2010 I’ve had a chance to do virtually every known hike here on Maui and have done a few of the relatively unknown hiking adventures as well.

From the very western end of Maui in Kapalua to the very eastern end of Hana up to the 10,000 ft summit of Mt. Haleakala, there are a great variety of great hiking trails to choose from. I’ve assembled a list of my favorite 7 hikes on Maui to help you narrow down your choices and get the most out of your time. 

Preparing For a Hike on Maui

Being Considerate of a Delicate Ecosystem

Before getting into the list I should cover a few bases on a few things to be aware of about hiking on Maui in general.  First, it’s important to remember that…

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The Best Luxury Resorts on Maui For Families

Best Maui Luxury Family Resorts

Maui is a world-class vacation destination, with activities and attractions for everyone. The island has something for everyone, from the quiet serenity of the north shore to the bustling resort lifestyle on Ka’anapali Beach. For those looking for that ultimate luxury resort experience for the whole family, Maui has a lot of great options to consider, particularly in the Wailea and Kapalus resort areas. 

Here are five of the best family resorts to consider if you want to book a family vacation on Maui:

  1. The Montage Residences in Kapalua

The Montage Residences in Kapalua is one of the finest Maui family resorts. It's a luxury resort that offers all kinds of activities for kids and…

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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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