Maui Real Estate Advisor

Dec. 21, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 131, December 2023

News Flash: Maui has a housing crisis

Aloha, all, we have been raising the lack of real estate inventory and especially the lack of "affordable" inventory here on Maui for years. The situation became much more pronounced when over 7,000 Lahaina residents were "displaced", and more than 2 ...

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Nov. 28, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ November Issue 2023

Aloha, part of our aim is to come from gratitude and look for silver linings. The Lahaina and Kula wildfires have clearly had a dramatic and traumatic impact on the community.

Itʻs been tough, and the way forward is not clear in any way. However, forward is where we must ...

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Oct. 30, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 129, October 2023


It has been a minute, several minutes in fact. For those of you who we haven't had the opportunity to connect with, Barb and I did lose our home, as did all of our neighbors at our beloved Aina Nalu. Aina Nalu was only 1 of 10 condo ...

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July 21, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 128, July 2023


Summer is in full swing on Maui, kids have been out of school long enough to get bored and parents to get a little crazy! Beach parking lots are packed, and if youʻre lucky enough to find a spot for you car, you might be out of luck for ...

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June 14, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 127, June 2023


It's been an interesting week or so in economics for the U.S. As most expected, the debt ceiling crisis was averted, but the politicians still managed to freak out some of the markets, at least a little bit, before they got it done. The federal jobs report ...

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May 23, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 126, May 2023


It's May on Maui, and it's probably May where you are too. On Maui, May brings graduations, the beginning of wedding season, and, for us, the definite end of whale season. Although whales were reported being seen as late as last week, sadly, they will be on ...

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April 14, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 125, April 2023


If you own property on Maui, you should have received your property tax assessment by now. Hopefully, you were sitting down (preferably somewhere like pictured above!) when you opened it. Anyone with even a passing interest in Maui real estate knows that prices have increased dramatically in the past ...

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March 23, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ Issue 124, March 2023

The headlines are not the story.

As Paul Harvey used to say, "And now, the rest of the story."

For those of you that don't remember or aren't old enough to do so, Paul Harvey was a radio personality who presented his show as news and commentary. He ...

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Feb. 27, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ February Issue

As storms bring freezing weather across the US, visitors flock to Maui. Right now Maui feels as busy as it has ever been based on traffic and parking, especially the parking lot at the Lahaina Safeway. Safeway's parking lot is my visual rule of thumb for just how busy ...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Maui Real Estate Advisor ~ January Issue

It's not the interest rates. It's the inventory!

Aloha, here we are, 3 weeks into the New Year. Where has that time gone? A lot of people are glad to see 2022 in the rearview mirror. Inflation went crazy, mortgage rates doubled, Russia invaded Ukraine, and I'm ...

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