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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kamaaina Mortgage Group Inc.| Equal Housing Lender, NMLS 1276471 - NMLS 312260)
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kamaaina Mortgage Group Inc.| Equal Housing Lender, NMLS 1276471 - NMLS 312260)
 In Loving Memory of Volker "VW" Weiss With profound sadness and a heavy heart, I write to all of you today the sad news of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Volker "VW" Weiss.I cannot find enough words to express the depth of the loss we all feel upon hearing this devastating news. I first met Volker in February of 1993 when we were: Both are young exchange students from Germany. Embarking on a journey of international experience at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa in beautiful Maui, Hawaii  Together, we delved into Food and Beverage Management, honing our skills and learning from the best in the culinary world. We had the incredible privilege of serving esteemed guests such as President George Bush Senior, Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the renowned Chef Pa...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
No one rings a bell when the market turns. You don't hear the clang like on Wall Street when it's time to stop trading.However, I'm hearing some chimes in the distance.Crash?  Probably not.  Why? Because everyone needs a place to live.However, I am seeing more price reductions than before.  In fact, I rarely saw one in the last few years as sellers were really riding the wave and pushing list prices to the max.Combine that with a teaspoon of rising mortgage interest rates, a cup of congressional election coming up in a few months,  a dash of rising interest rates for investment products as a safe alternative, and just a pinch of canceled escrows, and you have a cake that someone left out in the rain for quite a while.......... Ralph Gorgoglione - Broker / RealtorTop 3% Realtors Nationwi...
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By Jeannie Kong-Evarts, Maui Real Estate Expert~Island Wide Service
(Maui Real Estate Advisors, LLC)
Maui's Ancient Kalepolepo Fish Pond and Menehune ShoresArchaeological reports date Kalepolepo Fish pond located in North Kihei, Maui to be after AD 1488-1643. They were able to discern this by the pollen found in the coring samples. There are reports that the walls that make the fishpond was built by the Menehunes. Legend says the Menehunes were superbly skilled craftsmen. They were supposedly short in stature and had great strength. Each one of them would be uniquely skilled and would come out at dusk to build something in one night; if they did not finish it in one night, they would abandon it.  Kalepolepo fishpond is about 3 ocean acres. It has been written that fish was gathered here for the Hawaiian monarchy. Reports have noted that repairs have been made through the hundreds of ye...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers)
New Listing 2841 Umalu Pl. Keonekai, Kihei Maui 96753. Kihei homes for sale in South Maui's Keonekai community.Four bedroom home, four baths with the option of having two ohana's or we say rental apartments There is also a studio located above the garage. This could be a permited longterm rental.This is a very desirable area, close to beaches, Wailea and Makena Maui.This island home in Keonekai, Kihei Maui is priced at $1,165,000. For more information you can reach me by email or give me a call. You can search homes for sale in Kihei Maui. Aloha Steven,Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR SRFWailea Realty Corp+Windermere Real EstateCell: 808-280-2208Email: nickensmaui@gmail.com
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Conch shell blowing at sunset in Kihei Maui - short video Kihei Maui - Every day at sunset the tourists gather on the rooftop of the oceanfront Menehune Shores condo building to watch the sun sink into the sea, and experience the ceremony of blowing the conch shell!So we played tourist the other day and went along with our Canadian visitors to see for ourselves.  We walked across South Kihei Road to the endless beach, where others were getting ready to enjoy the sunset.  Sure enough, just before the sun hits the water we could hear the conch shells "tuning up".   Snapping a picture of the Menehune Shores Resort in Kihei Maui HI Watch this short video and you can hear more than one conch shell blasting out at the end of the day!Search the MLS for Maui condos for sale here.Thanks for read...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Aloha Friday from north Kihei Maui - sandy shoreline The sandy beaches of Maui are what draws so many tourists to this island every winter.  You can literally walk for miles along the shoreline and enjoy the beauty of Maui with every step in the sand.This is taken looking north towards Maalaea Harbor, with the row of vacation condos facing the ocean.  Here in North Kihei you'll also find a row of oceanfront condos that offer rooms for vacationers to stay.  Canadians and other mainlanders love to visit here and after a while many will buy a condo of their own, to use and rent out.  You could buy one too!Maui condos for sale - Search the Maui MLS here.Find a home for sale in Kihei Maui HawaiiOceanfront Maui real estate listings for saleThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling r...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Halama St. in Kihei Maui - an oceanfront neighborhoodIf you want an oceanfront home in Kihei Maui, the options are somewhat limited, because much of the coastal real estate is taken up by condominium resorts, and beach parks.  South Kihei Road is the main artery along the coastline, and there's a few streets that extend beyond this and offer some neighborhoods with single family homes.  Uluniu Rd. is one, and Halama St. is another.  Let's see what's happening on Halama St....Halama Street - runs between Kalama Park to the south, and up to W. Kapu Rd. to the north.Oceanfront homes along this desirable length of sandy beach will come on the market from time to time. What's for sale now? 7 active homes for sale in the Maui MLS asking prices are between $3,000,000 - $9,000,000 (read more he...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Wordless Wednesday - Beach view from the Mana Kai Maui The view from the Mana Kai, a beachfront resort in Kihei/Wailea Maui HawaiiI may have posted something like this before, but do you ever get tired of a view like this?Search Maui condos for sale by name from this webpage.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The Piikea FOOD TRUCK COURT offers a great selection of meals for every taste.  I was searching for a good satisfying lunch to take home one day while on the south side of Maui, and thought I should try the food truck court on Piikea Street. What a nice surprise to find these four trucks:Veg Out food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiVeg Out - vegetarian and vegan mealsMendo food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiMendo - oriental ramen noodle bowls, mandoo, and steamed bunsDa Nani Pirates food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiDa Nani Pirates - fish and chips, tacos, wraps, salads, sandwiches, chicken wingsGyro King food truck, Kihei Maui HawaiiGyro King - Mediterranean food, gyros, falafel, french friesThere's a nice central area with covered picnic tables where you can sit and enjoy your food, or take it with you ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
 This article is copied from an email newsletter by Alan Van Zee of Hawaii Mortgage Company.  If you're looking for a lender in Hawaii, send them an email or call.What is a Non-Warrantable Condo? And why you should care…..This designation is important to anyone who is interested in buying, selling, or refinancing a condo.  In short, almost half of the people out there should pay notice.  If a condo project is determined to be non-warrantable, it could lead to difficulties in obtaining financing. Let me first tackle where the term non-warrantable comes from.  When a lender sells a loan to institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, they have to place certain warranties on the product they are selling.  You could also call them guaranties or certifications.  The lender certifies all ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
"I want to sell my Maui condo in 15 days - do you want to list it?" That's what the seller said when he contacted me 14 days ago.  This is a condo that was just bought earlier this year, in a great oceanfront location in Kihei Maui - Luana Kai Resort.  It should be easy to sell fast, right?  In this case yes it could be sold fast...  a prime Maui beachfront unit in a beautiful location. Solid short-term rental bookings with good rental income. Motivated seller.  Let's do it! OK, what's it going to take to get this condo sold? vacation condo with a few days open coming up pictures and details for the MLS and a quick input realistic pricing below tax assessment ready and willing cash buyers everyone being on their game  Everyone did their part with no delay. buyer's agent and seller's age...
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By George Thoma, Mortgage Broker
(Kamaaina Mortgage Group Inc.| Equal Housing Lender, NMLS 1276471 - NMLS 312260)
Ocean view custom designed SMART home with luxury living in mind. View every detail of this dream home via 3D tour at https://goo.gl/Ach994 Owner has spared no expense in the construction and purpose of creating this home by searching out and importing many of the designer features offered here. Enter through unique iron custom double doors and marvel as you are greeted by a custom-made spiral staircase both created by LA based Dachi Home Designs. Note the antique chandelier viewed as you walk up the staircase and all the crystal lighting throughout this home have been purchased in New York. The top of the stairs leads you to an expansive great room with ocean views. The gourmet chef√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs kitchen is awe inspiring with imported custom Italian kitchen cabinets crafted by Aran Cucine. The m...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Silent Saturday panorama... Aloha from the sunny south shore of MauiKihei Surfside oceanfront resort in Kihei Maui Hawaii, taken from the Mana Kai resort next door.  Nothing for sale right now.  Recent sales between $755,00 and $940,000 for 1Bed/1.5Bath.  Are you ready to sell your unit?Do you have a favorite Maui condo building?Search for Maui condos for sale by name! Oceanfront Maui homes and land for sale - search MLSThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
What's new at Outback Steak House these days?Outback Steak House - 281 Piikea Ave. Kihei Maui HI - (808) 879-8400  We got to attend a YELP event at the Kihei Maui Outback Steak House last month, to sample some of the new menu items they're rolling out at all their locations.  It was a well attended sit down meal for about 50 Yelpers and friends.  We were treated like royalty, and the food and drinks just kept on coming!  So many delicious things to try.Here's what we were sampling: 3-Point Rib Bloom - their famous Bloomin' Onion topped with Aussie Cheese Fries and 4 BBQ baby back ribs - a mountain of food passing for an appetizer (pictured above) Toowoomba Shrimp Topped Salmon - grilled salmon fillet smothered in a creamy sauce with shrimp and mushrooms. Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Where can I find a home with a pool on Maui?You can find a home with a pool in just about any part of Maui, but especially by the sea shore where the weather is hot!Search for Maui homes for sale with pools here. Cool and shady by the pool - Kihei Maui HawaiiSearch for Maui oceanfront homes and properties here. Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
A quick condo sale in Kihei Maui makes my weekend! I'm not usually one to brag about my sales, but this was a really quick one by Maui standards.  With only 2 opportunities to show the unit, due to heavy bookings, it was amazing it went under contract so quickly and sold in just 65 days.  It could have been quicker but there were some delays due to buyer and seller being on the mainland and both were doing 1031 exchanges.Luana Kai Resort - D buildingLuana Kai D-101 was a really great oceanfront unit that showed well, and was a popular vacation rental.  Isn't it great when all things just fall into place?  Sold for $445,000.Aloha Friday and have a great weekend!There's plenty more of these great little beachfront holiday homes for sale on Maui, and you can search for Maui condos for sale...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Yellow rescue tubes save lives on South Maui beachesThese bright yellow floatation tubes were installed on many South maui beaches last summer as a way to aid with water rescues, thanks to the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea.  They have proved themselves to be valuable already and more will soon be installed to save swimmers from drowning.In January a visiting Canadian woman and another man rushed to the rescue of a woman offshore in Wailea, and saved her from drowning, only to have to dash back into the water to save another potential victim.  With rough seas and strong currents, even experienced swimmers can have a hard time keeping afloat.Read the full story in the Maui News here. The trend started on Kauai in 2008 and has caught on here on Maui and across the country too.  There's way t...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Paradise Ridge Estates - an upcoming Kihei Maui residential development to be occupied in the next two years.There's a new private gated community coming to south Kihei and it offers well priced condo homes for sale, with ocean and mountain views!  Pool and fitness center.  Walk to the beach. 32 luxury 2 and 3 bedroom units can be reserved now before building begins 2.69 acres across S. Kihei Rd. from Kamaole Beach Park III prices start around $700,000 building begins in 2018 and runs for about a year How do you like these views from the development site?  Future site of Paradise Ridge Estates, 2757 S. Kihei Rd. Kihei Maui Hawaii ask me about getting on the reservation list for a unit at Paradise Ridge Estates What's for sale now at Paradise Ridge Estates? Nice view of Haleakala in the ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Where is the longest happy hour on Maui? 5 Palms Restaurant!Sunset at the 5 Palms Restaurant, Kihei MauiWhy not sit down and enjoy an extended "hour" with half price sushi all the way from 3:00 until 9:00 pm at the 5 Palms Restaurant?  They offer up expertly crafted pupus for 6 hours straight.  Catch some stellar sunsets at this beachfront setting, all year round.What's the catch you say... 1 drink minimum per person no take out orders service in the bar area only Would you like to nibble on these tasty items (and more): spider roll, shrimp tempura roll sashimi trio poke bowls crispy calamari Asian BBQ ribs edamame hummus vegetarian options did I mention 50% off...? The 5 Palms Restaurant is right at the water's edge at the south end of Kihei MauiNow I'm getting hungry and I think I'll ...
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