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…

Making Your Maui Home More Energy Efficient

As you may already know, Hawaiian residents pay some of the highest rates in the country on their utilities. In 2016 the average cost per kilowatt of electricity is 37.34 cents. Energy efficiency in Maui isn’t just good for the environment; it is good…

New Maui Homeowner Maintenance Tips

As a first-time homebuyer, moving into your first house can be overwhelming. If you are used to living with your parents or in a low-maintenance condo or apartment, you may be wondering what you need to do to keep your home maintained. Home maintenance…

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.

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