20 Things to do Before your Maui Open House

Before you have an open house, there are a number of things you should do to get prepared. Here are 20 of the most important things to do before your open house to ensure the success of it and have the offers come filing…

Top 10 Worst Pieces of Maui Home Selling Advice

When you are selling your Maui home, everyone wants to give you advice on how to do it, how to price it and how to get the most for your money. Unfortunately, not everyone is an expert in real estate, so their advice could…

What Maui’s Golf Courses are Doing to Make Golf a Sustainable Activity

Today, countless businesses and homeowners are looking for ways to make their property more environmentally-friendly. The same can be said about the golf courses in Maui. They are working to transform their courses to make golf a sustainable activity that everyone can enjoy for…

Stunning Beach Front Condo Vacation Rental in West Maui

6 Steps to Buying the Maui Retirement Home of Your Dreams

Retirement can be bittersweet and in order to make it more sweet than bitter, you should retire to somewhere beautiful to a home that you’ve only dreamed about. Maui is one of the best places in the U.S., even in the world, to settle…

Winning the Negotiation When Buying a Home on Maui

You’ve found the house you love and want to put in an offer. The asking price may be a little higher than what you feel you should pay for it, so you want to negotiate, bargain and win. How do you do it? Here’s…

What Maui Land Owners Should Know About Endangered Species

Maui is home to 60% of the USA’s endangered species (both plants and animals) and over one third of Hawaii’s native species are on the endangered list now. Of about 1,000 native species on the island, over 300 of them are endangered. Even more…

What Every Maui Homeowner Needs to Know About Floods

Flooding can happen anywhere in the U.S., but here in Maui, we are definitely susceptible due to our very close proximity to the ocean and our abundance of water on the island. Just in March, torrential rain caused severe floods that stranded motorists and…

Understanding Taxes and Your Maui Home

Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. When you own a home, taxes are an inevitable part of life, but so are tax deductions. Here’s what you need to know about taxes and…

Renting vs. Buying a Home on Maui

Think you can’t afford to buy a house? Think again! A recent report by Trulia found that buying a home is almost 38% cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metros in the U.S. In actual fact, not buying a home now will…

The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Supplies for Your Maui Home

One way that you can help do your part for the environment and for your own health is to use non-toxic products for something you do regularly. When you clean your home with toxic products, those products are harmful to the air you breathe,…

Edible Landscaping for Your Maui Home

Saving money, helping the environment, plus making your Maui home look great is all possible to be done together. Edible landscaping is a new-ish design concept that marries the tradition of planting fruits and vegetables for consumption with the design principals used for decorative…

Indoor-Outdoor Living on Maui

When you live in a climate like the one we have in Maui, where the tropical weather permits, indoor-outdoor living is definitely a real possibility. What is indoor-outdoor living? It is a way of living that incorporates spaces in your home that seamlessly blend…

Home Emergency Preparedness in Maui

Natural disasters can strike at any time and in Maui these include flash floods, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Knowing how to protect yourself and your home in the case of a natural disaster in Maui is going to be the most important factor in keeping…

Community Gardening on Maui

Community gardening is a great way for people of a community to come together and create something great. Using a plot of land on either private or public property (as allowed), the community tends to the garden and helps foster neighborhood improvement, while creating…

Joining A CSA On Maui

One of the best ways to eat healthy and support local farmers is to join a CSA. A CSA is a community-supported (also called sourced or shared) agriculture program, where you essentially buy shares of a farm and each week you are rewarded with…

Becoming a Beekeeper on Maui

Bees are truly the lifeblood of man. Without bees, a number of the foods we eat would go extinct and we would literally starve to death. The real problem is that they are dying at an incredibly alarming rate. While scientists don’t know all…

Building Your Own Backyard Aquaponics System for Your Maui Home

Living in Maui, you want to employ sustainable methods of living for your home and your property. Aquaponics is a fantastic system to use to promote sustainable living in terms of growing your food.

Preparing Your Maui Home for Inspection

A home inspection is the single most-important task that any buyer can undertake when buying a home. A home can look great upon viewing it, but only a trained eye knows what is lurking beneath the walls. Before you close a home, you’ll want…

Should You Use A Rain Catchment System On Your Maui Home

Our planet is full of water — unfortunately, the vast majority of it is not quite suitable for use. Seas and oceans comprise the bulk of the earth’s water, but saltwater cannot be used as drinking water, and it’s only circumstantially useful in daily…

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