Buying a home as a single parent

Just because you are a single parent, doesn’t mean you can’t realize your dream of owning your own home. In fact, buying your own home is a great investment into your future and your children’s future. Rather than paying someone else’s rent, you’ll be…

How to do backyard composting for your Maui home

Living in Maui, we want to do everything we can to better our environment. We are blessed to have such a tropical paradise in our backyard and we need to do everything we can to keep it that way. One great way to reduce…

How To Sell Your Less Than Desirable Home

Selling your home is never easy, but it is even more difficult when your home is somewhat defective. This could be because of: Being in a bad location In a state of disrepair Poor layout Damaged Outdated Old electrical or plumbing Homes with these…

New Maui Community: Kahoma Village

Local Maui residents are getting a new $90 million residential neighborhood, after Stanford Carr Development broke ground on the project. With a total of 203 homes, the neighborhood will include a good mix of affordable and market rate-priced homes. Called Kahoma Village, there are…

7 Rules for Decorating Your Maui Home

You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to have a fancy interior designer decorate your home. If you know these seven basic design principals, you can do it all on your own.

10 Numbers To Have On Speed Dial When You Own A Maui Home

Owning a home is a huge responsibility. Not only do you have to pay the bills, you have to maintain your home and in the case of an emergency or disaster, you need to act quickly. When you own a home, there are 10…

How To Keep Safe When Selling Your Home

When you are selling your home, you are basically opening it up so that anyone can walk through your living, dining and sleeping areas. It can feel a little like an invasion of privacy, but you have to look at the end result: a…

Moving from Renting to Home Owning: What you Need to Know

Buying your first home after years of renting is definitely a good investment strategy. Paying your own mortgage, rather than someone else’s is a smart move that will pay off in the long run. But, buying a home after renting isn’t as simple as…

What To Do When You Have Homebuyer’s Remorse

It was love at first site: this beautiful home on a stunning lot that was meant to be yours. You made the offer, got it accepted and signed all of the paperwork. You hired a truck and moved all of your stuff in. So…

Pros and Cons of Owning a Condo

There are a number of reasons you may prefer a condo over a traditional detached home and vice versa. This article will look at the pros and cons of owning a condo and why it might be right or wrong for you.

Things to Consider About Solar Power for Your Maui Home

If you are concerned about the environment, as well as the rising cost of heating, cooling and powering your home, you may be considering alternative solutions. Solar power is extremely popular in Hawaii, mainly due to the very high costs of electricity here. Hawaii…

The Pros & Cons of Building Your Home

Should you buy an existing home or should you build your own? There are pros and cons to both. Here are some important things to consider when building your own. First, you’ll need to buy a lot, either from a developer or on your…

Should you use a drone to help sell your Maui home?

With all the new technology out there, people are looking for more and more innovative ways to market their homes. Enter drones. Drones can shoot high-definition footage from above, showcasing things about your home that you wouldn’t necessarily see from the ground. The unique…

Is Your Maui Home Or Condo Priced Too High?

Some home sellers are under the impression that if they price their home higher than what’s it worth, it will magically make home buyers believe that it is worth that much. The actual fact is that pricing your home too high is the worst…

Are You Ready To Buy Your Maui Home?

Many people have the same dreams – finding that special someone, buying a home and settling down. This is an exciting time in your life, but how do you know you are ready to buy a home? Ask yourself the following questions to find…

What To Do Before Making An Offer On A Home

Buying a home is a very exciting time, but it is best not to let your emotions run away with you. Now is the time to be practical, as a home is most likely the largest purchase you are going to make. Once you’ve…

What is a Mortgage Lien & What Does It Mean?

Do you have questions about mortgage liens? This article could help answer your questions. According to one source, the definition of a mortgage lien is “a legal claim against a mortgaged property, which must be paid when the property is sold.” So to put…

What is a Home Inspection?

As a first-time home buyer or seller in Maui, you may not be familiar with some of the processes and terminology being thrown at you. This week’s article is going to answer the question “What is a home inspection?” Wikipedia gives the definition of…

4 Tips To Get You Out Of Debt On A Low Income

Debt can be life-crushing to those who have it. It seems almost impossible to get yourself out of it, especially if you have a low income. It affects your lifestyle, your relationships and your health. Hawaiians have some of the highest debt loads in…

How to be a Good Maui Landlord

Whether you are new to the world of investment properties or a seasoned professional, this article is a great reminder of how to be a good landlord. Attracting great tenants is key if you want to make your job as a landlord as easy…

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