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No, this is not about who supports McCain and who support Obama. This is about REALTORS getting involed into political and decision making process at local level. West Maui REALTORS are concerned about several  issues, that hopefully will not turn into laws. I will only talk about vacation rental...
06/18/2008
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Well, this may have been a controversial MTV show, but the reality is that a lot of people appreciate living in Lahaina. It started with the Hawaiian kings, that declared Lahaina as the royal capital of the island. The name Lahaina means merciless sun and it refers to the fact that it rarely rain...
06/06/2008
Aloha everybody! I read a very interesting article in Pacific Business News about a study performed by a non profit organization in regards to affordability of homes on Oahu. The average priced home on Oahu is currently $599,000, compared to $285,000 in the year 2000. Thus, today, a teacher needs...
05/29/2008
Well, it seems to me that this is the game to play today. LOWBALL! there is even a verb , an action associated with this sport: to lowball someone, meaning to present a lowball offer. So, what is lowballing? Where is the trashold that defines a lowball? Is my low your low? And also, what is the d...
05/28/2008
  If you are working with clients that are ready to build their dream home on Maui, Lanikeha is the newest subdivision in Ka'anapali! Tropical landscape, mature palm trees and a brand new club house with an infinity edge pool! Fantastic ocean views! You are only a few minutes away from Ka;anapal...
05/27/2008
We always wonder why in the world it takes Maui County so long to issue building permits. Which sometimes can be more  than half a year! This is why, as a member of the Education Committee at REALTORS Association of Maui, I have organized a " HOT TOPIC" class, to discuss this issue, with Marc Tar...
05/26/2008
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Short sales....the name comes from the fact that someone is short of money. That someone in this process of sale will lose, and it may be the owner, it may be the bank or it may be both. Buyers seem to have a particular interest in this type of situation and seller are not shy to advertise that. ...
05/17/2008
This is the question...In a really Shakesperean way! For those who have not heard of this concept ( after all, it is used only in Hawaii and Utah, to the best of my knowledge), leasehold is a type of ownership. Most typically, when one owns a condo, for instance, they own the condo itself ( that ...
05/13/2008
If you have not heard yet, Aloha Airlines went out of business three days ago. Just like this, no more flights. Passengers were stranded on Maui for several days, trying to get a flight, with another airline, to go home. I have clients that intended to come to Maui and had to cancel their trips. ...
04/03/2008
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...and that does not mean having three assistants to do three of them!Maui Association of Realtors invited a Danielle Kennedy to talk to us about how to handle challenging times. Donna had a great presentation and she also mentioned that in Australia, one agent would have four open houses a day. ...
04/02/2008
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