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Last week, we put a spotlight on affordable condos at Maui Banyan in Kihei. This week, we're following the same thread with condos in Ma'alaea at Hono Kai. If you're still getting familiar with the island, Ma'alaea is the most centrally located area in South Shore Maui, making it an ideal locatio...
July unemployment data from the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations revealed a small uptick in statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment for the month of July, compared to June. While June's unemployment rate was 3.4 percent, July rose to 3.6 percent. This data seems to be a ...
Where should you buy real estate on Maui? If your budget factors into this question, you might just benefit from a handy, easily accessible guide to Maui real estate prices by area. Follow the link and you'll find our simple charts including the year-to-date average and median prices for homes, c...
Maui is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world and is known for its beautiful beaches, warm tropical weather, lush rainforests and a variety of fun outdoor activities. It's no wonder Maui is also the ideal place to call home. With many different locations, elevations, and clim...
Hawaii regulators recently rejected the $4.3 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co. by NextEra Energy Inc., and it was a relieving moment for many Maui residents, including Mayor Alan Arakawa who opposed the deal. His primary reasons being that Hawaii money would be going to Florida, where ...
Maui County's unemployment rate was down to 3.2% in May, from 3.6% in May of 2015. This points to a slow and steady strengthening of the economy, which should be reassuring to those who are considering a permanent move to Maui. If you want to plant roots and buy Maui real estate, it's good to kno...
Having trouble coming up with down payment for a Maui home as a first-time buyer? A recent report has revealed that U.S. home buyers can save an average of $17,766 through down payment assistance programs. According to RealtyTrac and Down Payment Resource, data was collected from no less than 2,4...
The Maui real estate market statistics are in for the month of May, revealing an increase in the median price of single-family homes and a decline in the median condominium price, compared to the same month last year. The Realtors Association of Maui compiles and releases these reports every mont...
Planning on living full time in a new Maui home? If you're going to live in one of the world's favorite vacation spots, you may as well take advantage of the features that make it so enjoyable. For example, four Maui restaurants just appeared on OpenTable's list of 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Resta...
Choosing the right island can be a challenge when you're looking to buy real estate in Hawaii. Each has its own unique set of qualities that add to its charm and influence the strength of your investment. For example, Oahu's economy is strong, but its real estate market is saturated, while the Bi...

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