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Maui saw its lowest volume of condo sales in June vs. any other month in the last five years. There were 53 condo sales based on sales on the Maui MLS. This figure is for the county of Maui including the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. This number is a good bit lower than last month's totals ...
07/08/2008
My apologies to Gene Autry, but I couldn't resist. My brother Billy and I have always enjoyed heading out for a stand up paddle after work. Maui's North Shore is an ideal location for coast runs on paddle boards. Coast runs entail paddling down the coast with the prevailing trade winds. With the ...
07/06/2008
This soulful 1920s Hawaii Plantation style home is situated right in the heart of Paia Town. Located on a quiet side street right off the town's main drag, you are less than two minutes to restaurants, shops, the bank and grocery store. Five minutes of walking puts you at the post office or the b...
07/03/2008
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When people think about Maui, they tend to think of white sand beaches, beautiful ocean waters, rainbows and tropical waterfalls. Somehow, cowboys don't make the list. However, cowboys or as they are known locally Paniolos are a big part of the culture and identity of Maui's Upcountry. The slopes...
07/01/2008
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Maui's ideal growing climate has led to the introduction of flora from throughout the world. You will see plants, fruit, flowers and vegetables growing with origins ranging from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. I imagine the only continent without representation i...
06/30/2008
  Our beautiful listing in Spreckelsville just had a nice price reduction. This home balances green building practices with luxury amenities. The home is built with insulated concrete forms. This newer building style makes for good insulation and sound proofing. Renewable and fast growing Bamboo ...
06/27/2008
Compact Flourescent Bulbs have been around for a while and they are a great way to save energy. Plain and simple, they use less power and they have a longer lifespan than conventional bulbs. Despite these attributes, there has been some resistance to CFLs. In fact, some have advocated against usi...
06/25/2008
There has been a good run of surf on the South Shores of Maui over the last couple of weeks, so I was inspired to to write a blog on the surf scene in Maui. I am writing this with a little bit of trepidation.  I am like most surfers in that I like to surf uncrowded waves. I am a wary of adding to...
06/21/2008
For having a year round growing season and some of the best soil in the world, it is surprising how much of our produce comes from outside of Hawaii. With rising fuel costs, the importance of locally grown food is becoming even more apparent. There are a handful of natural foods and small grocery...
06/19/2008
The Cottages at Kulamalu is a new 40 unit development underway in the Upcountry Area of Maui. National homebuilder DR Horton has partnered with Maui Based Rising Sun Solar to give prospective homebuyers a number of green options. Buyers may opt to have net metered photo voltaic systems installed ...
06/17/2008
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