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Should You Condominiumize?

Even those savvy about real estate may not know the full words or meaning of acronyms HPR or CPR. These stand for Horizontal Property Regime (HPR) or Condominium Property Regime (CPR), and refer to filing documents created when a condominium project is developed. However, you don’t have to be a big developer to create a condominium. An increasing number of homeowners have been condominiumizing residential properties in Hawaii over the past 15 years. Condos were created to make property more af [...]

Market Report through June 2018

Maui County’s June real estate statistics are great news for condo sellers, not so great for median income home buyers. According to monthly figures released by the Realtors Association of Maui, the median price of a single-family home in June was $727,500, down 1.7 percent from the $740,000 posted in the same month last year. However, at the same time last year, home prices had topped $700,000 four times in the year ending in June. This June, housing prices have gone over $700,000 five times. [...]

7 Money-Saving Landscaping Strategies

Summertime on Maui is often a time when condo and homeowner’s associations look to make landscaping changes. If your HOA has changes planned, here are budget saving tips that still create a beautiful tropical atmosphere. Do a request for proposal from landscapers.If your complex does not have a landscaping staff, detail out your needs and create a request for proposal. Not only will you meet your specific needs, getting bids from 3 or 4 vendors may save considerable money. Choose areas to focu [...]

Lahaina Bypass Update

After a bit of a rocky start, the most recent phase of the Lahaina Bypass road is finding acceptance. Some confusion caused a traffic jam opening on opening day last April, but since, traffic flow on the "Route 3K" has gotten much better. Paving and striping have been completed, and the Southern Connector Road is open, providing Maalaea-bound traffic access to Honoapiilani Highway. Many residents expected the access to Honoapiilani Highway at Olowalu to be different, and there are stills some [...]

6 Tips to Go Green

200 years ago there were less than one billion people on earth. If it seems like things have gotten a bit more crowded, it's because there are now over 7 billion of us humans taking up space and using precious resources. Condo and Homeowner Associations can do their part to protect the earth by implementing green practices and making more  eco-friendly choices. Here are six suggestions a "green" HOA or condo association can implement, from our friends at Evercondo: 1. Use Paperless Communicati [...]

Why People Find Condo Life Appealing

Condominium lifestyle must be attractive because so many people continue to live in these communities. What makes it so great? In a nutshell, a more carefree lifestyle. The convenience of not having to deal with the logistics of maintaining a single family home. Many condominiums offer a package of amenities such as a desirable location, pools, social and entertainment activities and other quality of life enhancing benefits like property management services. For most, it provides peace of mind [...]

2018-06-11T07:42:03+00:00Community|

10 Strategies to Improve Your Life at Work and at Home

Spring is a natural time to feel energized, take stock of our lives, appreciate what we’ve accomplished and consider making adjustments for healthy changes at work or at home. But how many times have you vowed to make a change that didn’t materialize? Your life is a balancing act. When positive elements work together we are happier and more successful. If pieces are missing, the equilibrium of life is off-kilter. The good news is you probably are already doing some things right. Consider these [...]

2018-06-11T07:45:23+00:00Community|

State approves capital improvement funds for schools, roads, airport, prison and other projects

One sign of an improved economy: increased public capital improvement projects. Central Maui is scheduled receive $83.26 million in state funds for capital improvement projects. Among projects approved by the House Budget Committee is $10 million towards the construction of a new middle school in Central Maui; $1 million for the construction of the Maui High School STEM education building; $2.5 million for plans, acquisition, design and construction of a civic center and bus hub in Kahului; an [...]

2018-03-22T11:30:42+00:00Community|

Condominium complexes sued over shoreline access

Maui News, Jan. 20: Three West Maui condominium complexes are being sued individually over shoreline access issues in 2nd Circuit Environmental Court by two environmental groups and two watermen. The plaintiffs are Na Papa’i Wawae ‘Ula’ula, a West Maui shoreline and Native Hawaiian practices protection group; the West Maui Preservation Association; and longtime West Maui watermen Kanamu Balinbin and Archie Kalepa. The defendants are the Napili Point II, Hale Mahina and Hoyochi Nikko, all condo [...]

2018-06-11T07:48:15+00:00Community|

What You Need to Know About Emergency Alerts

If you are still reeling from last week's false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii, now is good time to learn more about our emergency alert system. Alerting the community to an emergency and how to deal with it has evolved well past ringing a bell in the village square to state-of-the-art digital technology to distribute messages. Alert delivery is built into cell phones and other devices, and there are a variety of apps to supplement the official government system. However, mistakes can happe [...]

2018-02-05T15:26:10+00:00Community|
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