Kula, HI Real Estate News

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
Kula Maui homes for sale in Upcountry Maui.Upcountry Maui offers one of the most scenic displays of beauty with morning sunrise over Haleakala Crater, to epic sunsets overlooking South Maui. Kula has a variety of homes for sale, which range from homes with organic gardens, to ranch homes with ten or more acres of pasture land. You will discover different neighborhoods in Kula, places like Kula 200 with two-acre estate homes. What makes Kula 200 so special is the exquisite estate homes, with tropical landscape property. It is also just minutes away from Kula Hwy, and a twenty minute drive to Kahului Town.  Homes in Kula Maui Now if you’re seeking seclusion, you will find Kula homes for sale in the most desirable setting. Places like Poli Poli Rd. Kind of out of the way quiet farming comm...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui HI 96790 - April 2015 market update What's been selling up in Kula Maui this year to date? In March, upcountry sales were the biggest chunk of the Maui real estate market (excluding condos) as far as dollar volume goes. Kula Vacant land sales since January 1, 2015: 27 Puuala St. sold for $26,000 on 1/1/15. Hawaiian Homelands Leasehold .78 acre w/ county water. 122 Kulamanu Circle sold for $310,000 on 4/2/15. A 1/4 acre corner lot in Kulamanu subdivision. 980 Kamehameiki Rd. sold for $605,000 on 4/17/15. 4 pristine acres with water meter and views. 215B Pulehunui Rd. sold for $630,000 on 3/31/15. Level and cleared 2.45 acres w/ views and water. The bicoastal views are pictured below. 157 Hoomaiki Pl. sold for $795,000 on 3/20/15. 5 acres in a gated community with private water....
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui landscape - like a Curtis Wilson Cost painting Kula Maui is very picturesque, with rolling pastures, ocean views and rustic old farm buildings. One of the famous painters here on the island is Curtis Wilson Cost. You can see his beautiful art work in many galleries and other locations. What is striking about his paintings is that they look so real and within reach. I love the classic scenes of times gone by. This photo was taken up in Kula Maui, while touring the homes for sale on Realtor Caravan. The rusty shed, the blue skies and green pastures, puffy white clouds... all add up to a peaceful and pleasant vista. No wonder the artist is captivated by the landscape in Kula Maui!  Wouldn't you be too? Maui has a vibrant art scene with many galleries and home studios open to the ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Orange aloe flowers brighten the December sky in Kula Maui I love the contrast of these bright orange aloe flowers against the blue sky. This was taken at my Kula listing at 980 Kamehameiki Road. There are some huge clumps of this aloe variety which flowers in December. The bees were loving it too and were buzzing all around for some sweet nectar. You could have these in your yard if you lived in Kula Maui... find a home to buy in Kula Maui. Or search for vacant land for sale anywhere on Maui. Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season! Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers 127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779 direct: 808 283-0635  
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By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Once you've found great tenants retaining them is the key to earning maximum profit as a landlord. Vacancies drain profits quickly, from the rental loss, advertising, to the repairs and cleaning. If losing hundreds to thousands of dollars is not part of your financial plan it may be good to consider some tactics to keep good tenants in place. 1. If your good (reliable, tidy, polite) tenant gives you 30 days notice without reason, follow-up with them, give them a call or schedule a time to meet in person to find out why they are moving, and see if there’s something you can do that will change their mind. 2. If your tenants tell you the rental is too small, you can offer to add some shelving and other space enhancing ideas such as adding a shed to the property. If you have a larger rental...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Inside Outside Views - Ulupalakua Maui Hawaii One of the benefits of being a Maui Realtor... we have so many beautiful homes for sale on this island, it's hard to choose a favorite.  How do you like this glimpse of the ocean views as you enter the front door, and see right through the house... a preview of what's to come when you step inside. A water feature creates a soothing sound at this home featured on the Upcountry Realtor Caravan. Ulupalakua Maui rises above the south coast, and the views encompass the central valley and both shores. The colors of the West Maui Mountains change dramatically as the sun passes over and the day wears on.  For big views and colorful sunsets, the real estate upcountry is unparalleled. Kula, Ulupalakua, and Keokea offer wide open vistas at an elevation...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
JOES KULA AUTO at Historic Calasa Garage, Kula Maui Hawaii When you live in upcountry Maui you're going to need a good old fashioned service station once in a while and there's not many to choose from. I know many of us still refer to the place as Calasa's, since it's been here a long time and that was the original name. Anyway, when you have to get your car "safety'd" in a hurry, you can save yourself the drive down to Kahului and get it done at Joes.  They are quick and efficient and you'll soon be on your way. You can get gas, including non-ethanol, and they'll pump it for you too!  Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pmSat   8:00 am - 3:00 pm Sun   Closed         Joes Kula Auto: 4836 Lower Kula Rd, Kula, HI 96790   (808) 878-6461 Official vehicle safety inspection station #031 So if you're loo...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Speechless Sunday - Bird of Paradise Flower in Kula Maui It's a bit retro. You mostly see Bird of Paradise flowers at the homes built in the 60's and 70's. Search for homes in Kula Maui Hawaii 96790   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 
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Easy living on Easy Street in Kula Maui Hawaii - lovely ocean views Today's Realtor Caravan for Upcountry Maui took us to 13 homes... way too many to see in just a few hours.  There were homes in Makawao, Pukalani and Kula, and prices were from $350,000 to $2,195,000. Many of them had beautiful ocean views, but I think this was my favorite view of all.  The shady tree framing the view really added to the peaceful easy feeling. Can you believe there's actually a street called Easy Street on Maui?  It's not a long street, and it's not easy to find, but there are some beautiful homes there. Well for about $1.7M you could have this view, along with a lovely single level home on 4 acres.  I could get used to this view, how about you? Look for homes for sale in Kula Maui and call me when you'...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Listings Newsletter - July 2014Another Upcountry Realtor Caravan comes and goes.  Some sweet and affordable homes were side by side with more luxurious dwellings.  A superior trophy home tops the list.  Do you think any of these new listings will be your next home?  Let me know if you need more info on any Kula homes for sale.------------------------------------------------------------1.  Circa 1936, Keokea  $495,000.00- truly a classic plantation 3BD/1BA home with many stories to tell, comes with a detached garage that has seen better days- you gotta love the stainless steel kitchen countertop sink and build in hutch, nice views and a good sized chunk of land with fruit trees2.  Casa Kula, Lower Kula  $564,000.00- cute single level 2BD/2BA home with Spanish...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Listings Newsletter - June 2014With prices soaring ever higher in Kula, it's no wonder that this first new listing has already been snapped up.  If you have deep pockets, there's a lot of great new offerings available Upcountry, so take a look at these wonderful featured listings from the June Realtor Caravan. KULA MAUI HAWAII HOMES FOR SALE - SEARCH THE MAUI MLS ------------------------------------------------------------1.  Rare Offering, Kula  $389,000.00- it's a leasehold residential condo, 1 of 12 similar homes on 6 acres, $120/month covers the maintenance and lease fees, fixed lease rate until 2050- cute 3BD/2BA home of 960 sf with a fenced private yard, ocean and mountain views, detached storage shed, big deck and pretty gardens2.  Magical Acreage, Ku...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
July 22, 1940 newspaper ads from Honolulu speak of another time There's a really old house on my listing at 980 Kamehameiki Rd in Kula Maui.  One room is papered with old newspapers from 1940, the year the home was built.  Most of the papers have come off but a few are still legible.  I snapped some pictures.  Haunting images.   Search for Kula Maui homes and 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    
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Listings Newsletter - May 2014The May Realtor Caravan has so many good new listings that one already sold, and 2 others are under contract.  There are good values out there and Kula homes are selling.  If you're on the fence about listing, call me for some advice about what it's going to take to get your Kula home sold.------------------------------------------------------------1. Starter Homes, Kula  $735,000.00- sweet hilltop location for a classic 3BD/1BA house and detached 1BD/1BA cottage, great unobstructed views from north shore to south shore- 1.5 acres of high ground bordering a gulch, the homes are well maintained but older and needing some updating, away from the busy roads2. Easy Living, Kula  $799,000.00 - this single level 3BD/2.5BA home with ga...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Road, Kula Maui HI 96790 When you drive up or down Kamehameiki Road in Kula Maui you'll see these beautiful old rock walls along the roadside.  Volcanic lava rock is plentiful in these parts and the early inhabitants had to clear the land of loose rocks to make way for fruit trees and pastures, so they piled them up into walls around the perimeter.  There's no mortar holding them together, but the rough nature of the surfaces helps them to grip into place.  A lot of lava rocks are porous and relatively lighter than other rocks, making it somewhat easier to build than say, granite or blue rock.  Nasturtiums like to grow wild and ramble over top, adding a splash of vibrant color. These walls have really stood the test of time.  Some people say it's wrong to ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Listings Newsletter - April 2014The Upcountry Realtor Caravan in April was delightful, with blooming jacaranda trees adorning the roads.  Spring is in the air and fragrant flowers abound.  Have a Happy Easter Sunday!------------------------------------------------------------1.  Wheelchair Friendly, Kula  $579,000.00- nice single level home and garage with easy access for wheelchairs, 2 master bedrooms and a bonus room off garage, mature fruit trees- bicoastal views and cul de sac location, convenient to community center and Holy Ghost Church, restaurants and Morihara general store2.  Waterfall Entry, Lower Kula  $1,825,000.00  - private and gated 2 acres along a gulch with big sweeping views, magnificent gardens and rock walls, restful pond amid shady tree...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Listings Newsletter - March 2014What's selling?  The past month shows 4 residential sales in Kula, ranging from $530,000 (house on half an acre) to $1,185,000 (house on 18 acres).  In the same time there were 5 vacant land sales, priced from $75,000 (Hawaiian Homelands Leasehold) to $895,000 (3.5 acres with water meter).  These 5 properties were shown on the Upcountry Realtor Caravan for March.------------------------------------------------------------1.  Building Lot, Upper Kula  $350,000.00- a half acre flag lot with bicoastal ocean and mountain views, county water meter installed, old rock walls and terraces- cleared spaces and mature trees create a nice environment, cherimoya and avocado trees provide fruit, not far from Kula Lodge and Crater Road2.  Wo...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Silent Saturday - Strawberry U-Pick in Kula Maui Hawaii   It's already strawberry season here on Maui!  Strawberries for sale.  Are you eating fresh fruit from your garden yet? Find a home to buy in KULA MAUI If you want to grow fruit and veggies all year round, then contact a Maui REALTOR to help you find a place on Maui where you can do just that. 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
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Kula Maui Hawaii Real Estate Listings Newsletter - February 2014We have a big surge of new listings in Kula to showcase this month and these are some very beautiful homes for sale.  There's big news to follow which you may have heard, but I want to get the word out.------------------------------------------------------------1.  Rare Offering, Kula  $875,000.00- a Kula Kai house and cottage doesn't come on the market very often, both homes recently remodeled and looking good, separate driveways and cesspools- single level 2BD/2BA main house with carport and solar hot water, cute 1BD/1BA cottage has it's own detached storage building, bamboo floors in both2.  Tranquil Compound, Kula  $884,000.00 - private gated .86 acre with spacious custom home and detached art studio located off the end...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
If your looking at buying homes in Kula Maui, there are a number of beautiful luxury homes on the market currently.Upcountry Kula Maui is one of the finest places to call home. Set along the slopes of Haleakala over looking the north and south shores of Maui. It is known for it's perfect climate, and fertile soil. Above you can see a beautiful cedar home I recently closed this year, that offered amazing ocean views of both coast. If your looking for homes in Kula Maui you can search all active homes for sale from my website at nickensmaui.com.My name is Steve Nickens, Maui's been my home for 41 years so give me a call with all your questions about Maui real estate. If your thinking about selling your home on Maui? Visit Elite Pacific Properties,  #1 in luxury home sales in Hawaii. Aloha...
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
2/7/2014  The following properties have been foreclosed upon by their respective lien holders.  729 Alae Rd B Kula, HI 96790 for the sum of $990,000.00 with a thirty to ninety day right of confirmation hearing to follow. Bought back by the bank. 168 Kupuna St Kihei, HI 96753 was canceled due to a successful short sale closing. Canceled due to a successful short sale closing. Closed for $310,000.00 
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