Haiku, HI Real Estate News

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Have you ever seen a Maypole dance? Haiku Maui has one. We were lucky to be invited to a neighbor's Mayday celebration over the weekend, where they had their 10th annual Maypole dance on a beautiful sunny day in Haiku Maui. They had a huge pole of bamboo placed into a hole in the yard, with many colorful ribbons attached at the top. Each participant holds a ribbon as they dance around the pole in 2 directions, weaving in and out of each other. An array of hand drummers beat out the time during the process which took well over half an hour. As the ribbons weave together they get shorter and shorter and the dancers get closer together around the central pole, to the point where it's no longer possible to keep going. The ribbons are tied off, resulting in a nicely decorated pole, and lots ...
Comments 9
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Haiku Maui Hawaii - Ho'olaule'a Flower Festival 2015 Photos It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday for the annual event that brings out the whole Haiku community. It keeps getting bigger each year and it was nice to see many more restaurants participating with lots of food trucks. The variety of flowers and plants is amazing. A lot of things are put together by the kids at Haiku Elementary School which is just next door. I came for the food and to take pictures, and of course, talk story with old friends.  Filipino food - Pancit. Flower arrangements for sale for only $10. Pony rides for the kids, and a fun zone with bouncy castles too. Lots of beautiful tropical flowers everywhere you look. Local crafts for sale. Leis for sale. What a great way to spend a Saturday!   If Haiku Maui is ...
Comments 10
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Wordless Wednesday - showing off my garden in Haiku Maui Yes we love to grow our own veggies! It's easy when you live in Haiku Maui Hawaii. Search for homes for sale in Haiku Maui Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 direct: 808 283-0635  
Comments 7
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Haiku Maui annual Hoolaulea Flower Festival this weekend Once again it's time for the much awaited annual event at the Haiku Community Center that highlights all the wonderful flowers and plants that grow in Haiku Maui... The Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival.  Orchids and tropicals, leis and bouquets, seedlings and landscape plants are all on display and offered for sale. More than just a flower show, this community event will also feature food booths, live music and dance, a silent auction, book sale, bake sale, crafts and more!  It's a benefit for the kids at Haiku Elementary School, which is right next door to this event on the Hana Highway. This year there will even be an Instagram Photo contest so be sure to post your pictures with the #PeaceLoveHaiku hashtag for a chance to win...
Comments 11
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Happy Easter from Haiku Maui - painted goose eggs Back when we used to have a few geese I would collect the eggs and blow them out for painting. These are some of the results.  We no longer have geese, since having Jack Russell Terriers doesn't make it very easy to have free range poultry. Now I have to settle for chicken eggs... but haven't gotten around to painting any this year. I hope you have a Happy Easter and spring! You can raise geese and chickens in Haiku Maui and make your own Easter eggs! Find a home for sale in Haiku Maui ~*~ Find some vacant land for sale in Haiku Maui Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 direct: 808 283-0635
Comments 18
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Lily pond feature at 455 Kukuna, Haiku Maui 96708 There's more than a great ocean view and a private waterfall to enchant you when you see 455 Kukuna Rd. in Haiku Maui. This charming lily pond will greet you when you enter the gate and walk to the front door.  Once inside the home, the living room gazes out to the pond with its soothing cascade trickling over the rocks. There's something very relaxing about a quiet pond. You could just sit here all day and not be bothered by anyone. This lovely home in Peahi, Haiku Maui is situated on a couple of tropical acres near the end of a country road. Privacy and solitude await you. See all the MLS details for 455 Kukuna Road, Haiku Maui HI 96708 Search for more homes in Haiku Maui Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 ...
Comments 4
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
A country sunset with palm trees, Haiku Maui Another pretty sunset sky in the evening while enjoying the country life on our little farm, on the north shore of Maui. While tourists are sitting on the shore watching the sun sink into the sea, we have to content ourselves with this. We can't all have ocean sunsets every day! Life in the country can be good too, with open space and privacy, room to run and play, and surrounded by nature. Come and live the good life on Maui, and make Haiku your home.   Find a Haiku Maui home or some Haiku Maui vacant land for sale. Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 direct: 808 283-0635      
Comments 16
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
A stinky mouse showed up at my showing today and the kitchen pantry smelled really ripe. The caretakers alerted me of it last night and by this morning there was no denying it!  There was a lot of smell, but no dead mouse or rat to be found. This is NOT what you want to happen when you're showing an expensive country property. We burned incense which helped a bit. I consulted with the buyer's agent and we decided to forge ahead as scheduled. The buyer is on island and his mission is to find a suitable property, the sooner the better. They showed up and there was lots to see before arriving in the kitchen. Lucky for us it was a beautiful day so all the windows and doors were open and the gentle trade winds were circulating the air. It would have been much worse if it was rainy and damp. ...
Comments 17
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Silent Saturday - Think pink for spring flowers Spring forward this weekend if you live on the mainland. Here in Hawaii we stay on the same time zone all year round, and we can enjoy these bright colorful flowers all year round too. Find a home in Haiku Maui and grow beautiful flowers like these. Spring is just around the corner! Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 direct: 808 283-0635
Comments 16
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Haiku Maui HI - home with waterfall and stream for sale Soon to be in the Maui MLS, this beautiful property with a very private waterfall and stream, and gazebo right next to it. 2 acres with a fruit orchard, ocean and mountain views. Great private location down a long driveway and surrounded by tropical jungle. Just a sneak preview of 455 Kukuna Road, Haiku Maui HI 96708. Stay tuned for the rest of the listing details and more great pictures from Haiku. Find a home for sale in Haiku Maui and get the help you need from a local Maui Realtor... Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 fax: 866-728-9630 direct: 808 283-0635    
Comments 7
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Tie-dye pink hibiscus changes color throughout the day We love to grow colorful tropical flowers in Haiku Maui and this pink tie-dye variety is really unusual. As you know, hibiscus flowers bloom for one day and they stay fresh on or off the plant. In the morning this one is a bright solid pink, but by the end of the day it has faded to a stripey tie-dye effect. It's pretty and I haven't seen others like this, though my husband bought it at a local nursery. It's now got a permanent home in the garden where it can grow to be a big bush. Things just grow very well here in Haiku.  We also grow lots of: bananas, papayas, starfruit, avocados, citrus, veggies, herbs, and even cotton! Haiku is a gardener's dream come true.  Join the Haiku Maui group on Facebook. Are you looking for a home in H...
Comments 19
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Great food at Nuka in Haiku Maui Hawaii We had another great dinner the other night at Nuka in downtown Haiku Maui. It's a Japanese restaurant and sushi house, but they are always trying new things. This time we tried the Dynamite dish which consists of scallops and mushrooms and a yummy cheese sauce. It's not typical Japanese fare but it sure was good. Very rich and satisfying. Of course we also had some other good dishes.  A platter of sushi made with extremely fresh local fish. They really know how to prepare it and present it. The Asian Fries were another favorite, hot and salty and covered with sprinkles of furikake... you know, the dried seaweed and sesame seed mix.  The place was packed the whole time we were there so it was very lively and a bit noisy.  I totally recommend dinin...
Comments 4
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
3 1/2 inches of rain over the weekend in Haiku Maui HI Well just when I was bragging about the great January weather we've been having here in Hawaii, we got slammed with a weather system that dumped 3.5 inches of rain on us on Saturday and Sunday. Not just in Haiku, but other areas of Maui too. It can stop anytime! On the other hand, we were needing some rain since it had been getting so dry and dusty, and the garden was needing watering daily. The catchment water tanks are filled up once again, and with the forecast they'll probably get flushed out as well in the next week.  Compared to what's happening on the mainland, I can't complain. At least all this water is great for the winter garden, as you can see from the salad greens and kale here. Between showers I was able to pick enough...
Comments 10
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Haiku Maui HI - market snapshot for January 2015 What's for sale right now in the Haiku Maui residential real estate market, and is anything actually selling? 66 Active and Pending listings ranging in price from $242,500 to $7,500,000 55 Active listings priced between $419,000 and $7,500,000 11 Pending lisitings priced from $242,500 to $1,650,000 - THIS is what's selling exactly half of the listings are under $1,000,000 and half are over $1,000,000 land size varies from about 4,000 sf to 38.7 acres, but the majority (43) are on 2-5 acre parcels What sold in Haiku recently? 8 residential properties have sold in the past month, from Dec. 19 2014 to Jan. 19 2015 Closing price varied from $378,000 to $1,285,000 need more details? ... send me an email or text People who live in Haiku like to...
Comments 12
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Living off the land in Haiku Maui - wild pig for dinner Sometimes when we visit our cattle ranch on the north shore of Maui, we find some wild pigs running loose and tearing up the pastures. They are such a nuisance really, destroying the nice level ground and digging holes as they root for food. They are a problem all over the island as they spread a lot of invasive plant species wherever they go. So we don't feel bad when we "harvest" a few for the freezer.  There is no shortage of these pigs. You wouldn't think these small Jack Russell dogs would be much good for pig hunting, but I'll tell you there's nothing better! They don't chase after the really big ones, which is just fine by me. They catch the smaller ones, like 50 pounds and under, which are better eating anyway. This pig was...
Comments 13
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Harvesting some wild Haiku Maui honey for Christmas We were blessed to have some honey bees move into an old shed and build their hive here on our Haiku Maui farm. They have been very busy because there was a huge amount of honey combs inside when we took a quick peek.  Luckily a friend and neighbor who has his own hives suggested he could remove the queen bee and the colony to his nearby location.  He even offered to leave us with the honey since he already has plenty. So he came over with his buddy, got all suited up and prepared for the task. He has this smoking device that emits smoke to confuse the bees and make it a little safer for himself. They bravely entered the small shed and took account of the situation... lots of combs in there!  Then they proceeded to carve away as much a...
Comments 6
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Oceanfront acreage overlooking Jaws on Maui for sale Buyers with big dreams in mind can get some beautiful large parcels of raw land on the north shore of Maui right now. These towering oceanfront lots at Pali Akua overlook the surf break known as Jaws in Peahi, Haiku. Former pineapple fields are now available for sale at very good wholesale prices. Further subdivision is optional. These lots where I'm taking pictures from are listed between about $2M - $4M.  Big lots from 33 acres to 180 acres. There's so much you can do with so many acres of prime agricultural land. The windward side of Maui is very sustainable and good for growing many diverse crops.  Annual rainfall is adequate to supply water for homesteading. Incredible development potential here for the right kind of buyer wantin...
Comments 0
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Silent Saturday - outdoor shower with a view - Haiku Maui Hawaii How about this view from your outdoor shower on Maui? You can find homes like this in Haiku Maui HI. Search for Maui homes with pools right here. ~*~ Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 direct: 808 283-0635  
Comments 17
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Maui Kombucha in Haiku Maui, Aloha Aina Center This little shop in the back of the building is still a hot spot for Maui kombucha fans. Drive around back where there's lots of parking. The Haiku Town Center is now called the Aloha Aina Center, and it's still located at the intersection of Haiku Road and the bottom of Kokomo Road in Haiku Maui. This converted pineapple cannery is home to a variety of local small businesses, including a lot of restaurants, a yoga studio and a fitness center. Rising Sun Solar is in the front corner. The friendly staff at Maui Kombucha will welcome you with some samples of the daily brews. Today I tasted 3 flavors and they were all very good! Each one had a unique sweetness and boquet. The ingredients are locally grown. You can even mix them together for yo...
Comments 2
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Sunflowers and Starfruits - the end of summer on Maui We had a very hot and dry summer here in Haiku Maui, and it continues, despite the fact that it's now officially autumn. Another bumper crop of sunflowers came and went, with much watering! The starfruits were late this year but managed to produce a good crop anyway, with little water from the sky, and no irrigation at all. Life is very good in Haiku Maui and I'm so glad we don't have to start preparing for winter now! Are you ready to find a home or land in Haiku Maui? Let me be your guide! Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 800 667-5028 ex 8241 direct: 808 283-0635
Comments 17