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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Island Properties
Maui Memorial Health Center Below is a brief overview of health care options on Maui. If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Maui has only one hospital, Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC). It was founded in 1952 to serve all residents and visitors on Maui. There ar...
Ken at the Summit of Haleakala (10,000 ft. Elevation) This is the first in what I am hoping will be a series of articles about “Life on Maui”.    I felt that I would start with the weather, because that is what initially draws so many people to visit Maui or move here.   The weather on Maui is n...
During the last 12 to 24 months, prices for most real estate on Maui have appreciated significantly. Low end residential condos have gone up the most, because they were the ones that were hit hardest in the down cycle. Condos such as Kihei Villages and Southpointe which had sold at the peak for $...
  One of the questions, I am frequently asked is, “Where is the best place to live on Maui?” I love that question, because Maui is so diverse that it offers something for almost every taste. There is no simple answer, and often one’s employment or whether it will be a principal residence, second ...
  Kula Meadows Estate During the last 12 to 24 months, investors have been buying almost every low end listing of homes and condos that hit the market. Prices in some cases have moved up by 100% on some of the most distressed condo properties. Do you feel like you missed the boat? We don’t belie...
  Pastoral View from 310 Acre Erewhon Ranch in Kula – $9.5M   I realise that many people would rank building a new home second only to getting a divorce in terms of stress, and sometimes, the latter follows the former. Yes. It can be stressful to build a new home as there are literally 100’s of ...
  During our last real estate down cycle from around 2006 to 2012, builders cut way back on new home construction and land purchases due to lack of demand. Most builders simply can not afford to sit on raw land.   During that period, new household formation and immigration created a huge pent-up...
    Normally, I don’t promote listings that are not already in the MLS; however, I am going to make an exception this week, because I believe this home will sell quickly and I want to give everyone who reads my Newsletters and BLOGS a heads up.   Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to preview a ...
I used to be a stock broker from 1968 to 1971.  At the end of 1968, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 908.  It then dropped 30% to 631 in May of 1970.  Even at the bottom of the market in 1970, I had a few clients predicting it was going to drop to 300. ...
Perfectly situated in the center of Oneloa Bay, Kapalua’s most pristine and enchanting beach stands the private beachfront gated estate Hale Ali’i at 9 Kapalua Place, Maui’s most expensive home listed for $28M. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a Broker’s Open at this property. This home...

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