Lifestyle

New Workforce Condos Under Construction in Kihei

The critical shortage of affordable housing makes the purchase or rental of a home by the majority of Maui’s working residents extremely difficult. As a result, the resident workforce is leaving Maui in search of affordable housing and any incoming replacements are dissuaded by Hawaii’s high cost of living. Residential Workforce Housing (“RWH”) was established by the Maui County Council under Chapter 2.96, Maui County Code (“MCC”). The purpose for creating RWH is to maintain a sufficient resid [...]

Condo prices rise while homes remain flat

The median price of a condominium on Maui jumped 27.5 percent last month, compared to August 2017, while the median price of a single-family home on the Valley Isle was unchanged, according to statistics from the Realtors Association of Maui. The median price of a Maui condo last month was $509,998, compared $400,000 in August 2017. That was based on sales of 146 units, which was 32.7 percent more than the 110 units that sold in August 2017. Sales of single-family homes on Maui rose 2.8 percen [...]

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 [...]

Bring life, fragrance and function to your lanai with a garden

Landscaping brings life to any home. You can still achieve the design and emotional benefits plants bring, even if your outdoor space is limited to a small hard-surface area. If you are new to condo life or just miss having a garden, here are two great ways to bring color and life to your lanai. Add Edibles Most spaces outside a condo are not condusive to a corn patch, but you can still grow plants to enhance your dining experience. Consider an herb garden. For a small investment of space, you [...]

2018-03-22T11:05:28+00:00Lifestyle|

It’s a New Year- Get Your Computer Organized!

January is designated as Clean up your Computer Month Your computer is a tool to support your busy life. However, if you don’t take care of it once in a while, it could slow down or even fail- likely when you need it most. Getting organized and backing up files will help you get 2018 off to an efficient start on a productive new year. First, backup Best practices suggest that before you start clearing the clutter on your computer, you back up all of your data. You can do this either to an exte [...]

2017-12-31T10:08:32+00:00Lifestyle|
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