Kahului, HI Real Estate News

By Laurelee Blanchard
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
Kahului Real Estate for Sale Kahului, located in the central part of the island, in the isthmus between Haleakala and West Maui, is the commercial center of Maui. Most of the island's major stores and industrial operations are located here. Kahului is Maui's only deep-water port, from where sugar and pineapple are shipped and where freighters and cruise ships bound for Maui arrive. Maui's main airport and community college are located in Kahului, as is Maui Arts & Cultural Center, a state-of-the-art venue with two theatres and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Central Maui real estate market offers a substantial inventory of homes for sale, ranging from small cottages to large homes.  To search for Kahului homes, condos and land, click on the Maui Multiple Listing Service property search eng...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Where to buy your gas on Maui:Maui Oil Company  808 871-622016 Hobron Lane, Kahului HI 96732If you want to save money on your gas purchases on Maui, your best bet is to have an account with Maui Oil Company.  Once you have an account, you can use their gas pumps to fill up and get billed once a month.  You'll find that the gas here is about 20 cents a gallon cheaper than most other gas stations on the island.  That's my husband filling his barrels for the tractor.  You can buy your farm grade diesel here too, as well as grease and oil for your heavy equipment.Here in Hawaii we have expensive gas prices compared with the mainland states.  The prices also vary from island to island, with the small islands of Molokai and Lanai generally paying a little more than us on Maui.  We don't have ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
BANKING ON MAUI  Looking for a bank on Maui?  Here's a few that are located in the main city of Kahului. These are the big guys, with many other branches across Maui and the other islands: First Hawaiian Bank20 W. Kaahumanu AveKahului HI 96732808 877-2311You can't miss this branch, as you drive along Kaahumanu Avenue by the harbor.  Plenty of parking, and a nice ocenafront family restaurant next door - Carrie and Eddie's Hideaway.  Right across the street you'll find:Bank of Hawaii27 S. Puunene Ave. Kahului HI 96732 808 873-3418And further on up the street, in the old Kahului Shopping Center:Central Pacific Bank85 W. Kaahumanu Ave. Kahului HI 96732 808 877-3387 Looking for a home on Maui?  Call The Hunter. 808 283-0635Email or call today for more info.  Ask about free market alerts.Let ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
We have a Costco Wholesale on Maui and we love it.  I don't know what we ever did before they opened up here, about 10 years ago.  There is only one store still, in Kahului at 540 Haleakala Highway, at the corner of Dairy Road.  It's not one of the really big warehouses, but we're happy nevertheless.  The great thing about the location in Kahului is that it's right by the airport, so if you're coming on vacation you can make this your first stop, load up the car and head off to your condo.  Some of the local items that might be of interest are:Maui pineapples for $2.99fresh sashimi - that's raw fishkalua pork and lau lau's - Hawaiian foodboogie boards, masks and snorkels, finsbeach towelsaloha shirtsmacadamia nut products Today I had to go into Kahului, so of course I stop at Costco on ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kahului Maui Del's Farm Supply 326 Hanumau St, Kahului, HI  96732 Call them at 808 873-0101   EMAIL them: kahului@delsfarmsupply.com M-S 8:00-6:00 / Sun 10:00-4:00 If you own livestock on Maui, you probably already know where Del's Farm Supply is located, on the corner of Alamaha and Hanamau, in Kahului.  With the new expanded warehouse space they have a much bigger selection than they had at the old Maui Shopping Center.  Of course, that store burned down, which was a major inconvenience.  You can find all the usual feeds for your critters, like chicken scratch, egg maker, pig starter, hog finisher, alfalfa cubes, sweet horse feed and rolled oats.  Fenceposts, fencing wire, salt blocks, rubber boots, tubs and troughs, ropes and pails, meds and grooming aids, it's all right here under ...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
December 15th 2007 9:00 am; yesterday I was  on floor duty and the Superferry protestors were in full occupation of our property. Century 21 did not give them permission to be on the property and has no alliance what so ever with the superferry. Neither pro or anti. We remain neutral. My personal opinion belongs to me and not to the public. This is why there is voting process. Anyhow I did get to hand out over 50 business cards and snap a few photos. Most people smiled and had something cute to say. A few were disgruntled. Here's what I saw,about 200 protesters, a dozen police, a dozen media types. I saw many of my clients and friends. They were all friendly. I saw Lance Collins, Niki Lananda. Big smiles on their faces. One of my old band members from California was there with his fami...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
Alexander & Baldwin's plan for redeveloping the old Kahului Shopping Center on Maui includes a novel plan for dividing the project into condominiums. Its subsidiary, A&B Properties, has proposed using a nested condominium approach for the mixed-use Kahului Town Center. Nested condominiums have been used on the Mainland in large, mixed-use urban projects, where residential units and commercial units are managed by separate associations, said Kahului attorney Rick Kiefer, who presented the A&B plan to the state Real Estate Commission in October. No other projects in Hawaii, to date, have proposed using nested condominiums, said Cynthia Yee, the commission's condominium specialist.
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Help is Here!I stumbled into a new place the other day while my husband was filling his fuel barrels at Maui Oil Company.  We were in Kahului Maui, and I didn't want to wait in the truck.  I wandered out in the misty rain and peeked my head into the first shop I came to.  It's a small shop that's not really very visible, and I don't think they get a lot of walk in traffic.  The friendly guy in the shop said they really don't have anything for sale, except their time. lol.  They are interior designers, with a nice showroom filled with samples of all those wonderful details you want to incorporate into a new home or a remodel.  There were beautiful tiles of glass and stone, mosaics and decorative designs.  Fabrics and fibers from around the world are available.  What else is there?  Furni...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
AlohaSo here is Christmas and it is gift buying time.   Hey did you know that down town at four star mortgage in the old Kahului Train Station building they are now having a Hawaiian Christmas sale from all over the state, even folks From Niihau! Sewing, Glass, Furniture, Paintings, stone carving, feather leis, home foods and soaps, all kinds of native Hawaiian art work. Come on down to the Kahului Train station and check it out. mahalo    Jeffery B GriffinRealtor® (B) ABR, GRI,  e-Pro eCertified®808-280-3442 cell888-248-4015 toll free/information/message/faxhttp://www.LuckyComeHawaii.commailto:Jeff@LuckyComeHawaii.comCentury 21 All Islands7 E. Kaahumanu Ave.Kahului, HI 96732"Lucky We Live Hawaii"
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Here I sit, at Island Honda, in Kahului Maui.  I love this place.  When I bring in my Honda for its maintenance, they have a great lounge for their clients who are waiting.  I have a little cubicle with a high speed DSL connection so I can keep on working if I need to.  Of course I can also keep on blogging!  There's a TV for those who prefer to be entertained, or watch news.  There's coffee, cold drinking water, cookies and doughnut holes too.  They really want their guests to be comfortable while their cars are being worked on.  This service department really excels.  I can make an appointment, show up and be greeted by a friendly service rep, and know that they will do a good job.  If I wanted, they would drive me anywhere in town and pick me up when my car is ready, how great is th...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
The state Highways Division says it will have four lanes of Puunene Avenue at Kaahumanu Avenue returned to their pre-Superferry configuration before the ferry calls again at Kahului. Superferry has announced it will renew Honolulu-Maui service on Dec. 1. Second Circuit Judge Joel August issued his order Tuesday afternoon, following a hearing Monday. At the request of the Maui Police Department, the four lanes of Puunene Avenue south of Kaahumanu Avenue will be returned to the configuration that was in place before Aug. 26 – when highways crews were ordered to restripe the lanes in accordance with a recommendation of a traffic consultant for the state and Superferry. The restoration order means there again will be two lanes of traffic in each direction. For the two harborbound lanes, lef...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
On December 1, 2007 Hawaii Superferry’s grand catamaran, Alakai, begins daily crossings between Maui and O‘ahu. Just in time for the holiday season, the December 1st service start date opens a whole new world of possibilities to celebrate, share and prepare for the holidays. Imagine being able to visit friends and family and not having to decide what to leave behind because it was too difficult to manage, or you were afraid it might get damaged in transit. On Hawaii Superferry, you don’t have to be worried about packing too many gifts for the party or buying too much omiyagi to take back home; as long as it fits in (or on) your vehicle there’s no extra charge. From delivering presents to shopping for gifts, Hawaii Superferry allows you to explore new ways to celebrate the season.
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
View Larger Map Aloha and welcome to Kahului - home of the Realtors Association of Maui - otherwise known as RAM.  RAM was formerly called the Maui Board of Realtors.  Kahului and sister city Wailuku are considered the main towns of the  island, and are centrally located in the central valley between the West Maui mountains and Haleakala to the east.  RAM is dedicated to serving the Realtor community of Maui county, which includes the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.  The friendly staff is always available to help with questions or other matters. RAM emails all agents a weekly newsletter with industry news and statistics, upcoming educational classes, and reminders of special events.  In addition to Realtor members, we also have affiliates like lenders, title and escrow companies, an...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
AlohaWe are getting a lot of interest on this fixer upper house @ 418 Kao'o Circle Kahului Hi. 96732. So much that we have to take names and numbers and make arrangements with the tenants to show it. This should be on the market for just about two weeks; at the most and then in escrow. A great opportunity to get a fixer upper and with sweat equity. Great market Great Price. $399,000Mahalo Jeffery 
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
In the central valley area of Maui is the town of Kahului.  This is the commercial center for our island, where you will find the shopping malls, movie theaters, and lots of services.  Kahului is also where most of you will land when arriving by airplane, as the airport is just on the edge of town.  Some of the lowest priced homes on Maui are right here in Kahului.  Harbor Lights Condominiums are a prime example of low priced housing, but with an ocean view!  That's Harbor Lights on the right, with a total of about 350 units in 4 buildings.  This project was built in 1974, and includes a swimming pool in the inner courtyard, and elevators.  There is now a security guard at the gate to regulate traffic in and out.  Maui Community College is located behind this complex, making it an easy...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
POTTERY STUDIO FOR KIDSIf you live on MAUI and have kids, you probably already know about Kids & Company.  These 2 great stores sell educational toys and things for kids, not just the usual plastic junk. Their original store in the Maui Mall has now morphed into an art studio that's open every day with creative activities for both kids and adults. Mostly it functions as a pottery studio where you can design and create unique items to take home.  The owners, Mario and Ladini, have a lot of kids of their own, so they're providing something that really works for kids and their parents.  Besides being open each day, they are also available for private parties at night, and encourage adults to have theme parties where everyone can participate in the fun of being an artist. Baby showers, birt...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
When I first heard about the Hawaii Superferry years ago I thought - it will never work.  Remember the Hydrofoil passenger ferry from about 30 years ago?  That was a good thing at the time, but they just couldn't make any money, and ended up going out of business.  Now the Superferry plans on doing interisland trips, but they are going to be very expensive, compared to flying.  We were very negative about the whole thing, especially the traffic impact here in Kahului Maui.    Anyway, a few years went by and here comes the Superferry to Maui, just as planned.  One day the Superferry came to Maui and offered an open house event, which we signed up for.  We made an appointment online, and showed up at our prescribed time and went on board.  We got to wander all over the ship, along with ot...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
open house 10/14/2007open house @ 118 Oha'a street Kahului, hi 96732. three bedroom two bathroom 1600 SF living space. A local favorite neighborhood. Fix me up with sweat equity. Priced at $499,000 fee simple. Large lot and room to build. Ocean and Mountain views. on the this high side of the road @ Oha'a . Mahlao and sea ya there.Jeffery open house 10/14/2007 
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By Karen Willliamson, Wailea Hawaii real estate
(Maui Earth Realty LLC)
Tomorrow, Sept 22, 2007 is the Maui Pineapple Festival, being held in the historic Kahului cannery on Maui.  This cannery was shut down in June of this year, it is the last remaining pineapple cannery in the United States.  Maui Land and Pineapple Co. was loosing money with it's canning plant and is focusing on fresh fruit sales. This years festival offers one last chance to tour the Kahului Cannery. The pineapple industry on Maui has been a multi cultural operation for over 100 years.  Pineapples were introduced in Hawaii in 1813, by 1897 150,000 pecks of pineapple were exported at value of $14,000 from Hawaii.  In 1900 James Drummond Dole purchased 61 acres in Wahiawa and began experimenting with pineapple.  By 1930 Nine million cases of pineapple were packed by eight canneries on the...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
I really like working at Century 21, in these times it has helped to have a cooperate backing. I did the mom and pop shops for 6 years. I also did Prudential California in San Francisco, so I know the difference. Century 21 has all the tools, and supplies right at your finger tips. The building we are in was built in 1902 it is the oldest bank building on Maui, and was used for a train depute at time in her grand past. There have been several financial institutions in the building through out the years. Now more then ever this old lady shines with pride, crown Molding, Chandeliers, Plantation style decor, even the original bank vault is in tack. I thoroughly love coming to work everyday. When you love your job then this is no longer work.
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