Kahului, HI Real Estate News

By George Thoma, Branch Manager / Broker
(Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender | NMLS 312250)
 It was nice to see Costco has Extended their hours of operation on Maui.  This added hour on Saturday is greatly appreciated by the community since the Maui Costco is one of the busiest in the nation. Holidays Hours of Operation from Nov 2,  to Dec 22, 2019 Monday  to  Friday:  10;00 AM  to 08:30 PMSaturday :                  09:30 AM  to 07:00 PM Sunday :                    10:00 AM  to 06:00 PM  Christmas Eve:         09:00 AM  to 05:00 PMNew Years Eve:        09:00 AM  to 06:00 PM  Costco is closed on the following holidays :  New Years day  Easter Memorial Day  Independence Day  Labor Day Thanksgiving Day  Christmas Day    
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The least expensive fee simple condominium for sale located on the beautiful island of Maui Hawaii September 2019. This affordable condo is located on Central Maui in Kahului. It is located in the Harbor Lights development. The condo is currently listed at $110,000 and features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and is 787 square feet. Per MLS the condo was originally built in 1974 and last updated in 2009. It has been a rental property for the last 10 years per MLS. The initial list price was $139,500. The condo has been on the market for 165 days at the time of this post.   Please click the link below to see more information and photos of this condominium. The Least Expensive Fee Simple Condo Currently For Sale On Maui:   111 KAHULUI BEACH Unit B-411, Kahului — Harbor Lights $110,000 ▼ Enjoy ...
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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 - Maui Gold Pineapples in the boxSweet and juicy - a taste of the islands.  These are for sale at the newest Safeway store on Maui - located in the new Hookele Shopping Center in Kahului.  They just opened last week!Find a home for sale in Kahului/Wailuku/Central MauiThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers26 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 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)
Kahului Maui - The Island, The Bluffs - market update spring 2018The Island and The Bluffs are 2 side by side gated communities which are part of the greater Maui Lani development in Central Maui.  These neighborhoods were developed and built out recently, in the early part of this decade.  Owners can enjoy being surrounded by The Dunes Golf Course which makes for some open space and restful views.  Proximity to the County and State buildings, and the local hospital mean it's very convenient for those who work nearby in Wailuku and Kahului.What's for sale now at The Island and The Bluffs? - 8 total listings priced from $760,000 to $1,250,000 - average list price is $994,750 and median asking price is $972,500 - 2 listings are pending sale, priced at $899,000 and $930,000 - Days on Marke...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Where did the Mokulele Highway go?  Maui breaking news!Well the old answer would be: The highway went from Kahului in the north to Kihei in the south.The new answer is: The Mokulele Highway (Route 311) has been renamed and it's now called Maui Veterans Highway.  Governor David Ige signed the bill in April to make the change.  The signs are now up, so don't be confused when you see them.  Not so sure if Google is paying attention yet.Read the full story in the Maui News.Maui Veterans Highway, Kahului Maui, October 2017 Search the Maui MLS for Kahului and Wailuku homes for sale.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Maui banks and mortgages.  When it comes to buying a home in Hawaii, we strongly urge you to use a local bank or lender, since some mainland lenders won't fund to Hawaii.  It's an awful feeling to find this out at the last minute, when you're all set to close on a house sale and things go off track due to the lender.  We have good solid banks here, and they can help you get a mortgage to buy a home on Maui.  There are also other lenders ready to help, and I'm happy to give you some names if you need them. Search the Maui MLS for bank owned homes here.Here's the breakdown of how many mortgages the local banks are providing across the state. Statistics are courtesy of Title Guaranty.  Company August 2017 # August 2017 $ Year to Date # Year to Date $ Bank of Hawaii 513 $179,170,070 4,330 $...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The Maui County Landfill just implemented a new fee to drop off your household trash, and it's only $3.  It used to be a free service, but I don't think this new fee is too steep. For now they need you to pay in cash, but by October 2017 they plan to accept credit and debit cards.  It's still free at the other locations: Hana (on Maui); Lanai Island; and Molokai Island.  This is kind of big news here, since it was a free service for almost forever.  For a short time a decade or more ago, they started charging $10 which resulted in lots of people just dumping their trash by the roadsides and in the cane fields.  The end result cost the County a lot of money to clean up and they waived the fees until this summer.  I guess they decided $3 is more affordable and every bit helps to cover the...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Maui's first medical marijuana dispensary finally opens!It's been 17 years since medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Hawaii, and the first dispensary has now been green-lighted to open the doors and sell product to patients.  Two outlets have been licensed to sell cannabis products on the island of Maui, and Maui Grown Therapies has passed all inspections and requirements to offer the dried flower buds for sale.  Other related products are still waiting for the thumb's up from the Hawaii Department of Health.This week they'll handle patients with appointments only, and starting August 14 they'll take walk-in customers.  Business hours are 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday.  They are located at 44 Paa St., in Kahului, in the Maui Lani Village Center.  Fred Rickert ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
We're big fans of the local food truck scene here on Maui, and recently we found 2 more new food trucks in Kahului, in the parking lot at Home Depot!  It seems that this trend just keeps getting better, and it's getting hard to decide where to eat these days.Gyros is the name of the new Mediterranean food truck, so of course we had to try it first.  The beef/lamb gyros sandwich on soft pita bread was a winner - so tasty and fresh with tangy tzatziki sauce all over it.  Just the right amount for lunch, and only $9.00 which is decent here on the island.  Other menu items include: Greek salad, hummus, moussaka, chicken skewer plate, gyro plates, dolmas, and other traditional Mediterranean foods.Pua'a is the other truck, which specializes in BBQ pork, chicken and beef, with pua'a being the ...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Look at this beautiful view of the West Maui Mountains! The Dunes Golf Course has the most amazing mountain views, as seen here from the clubhouse.  This central location on Maui makes it an easy stop for anyone in the Kahului and Wailuku area, as well as surrounding towns.Search the Maui MLS - Wailuku and Kahului homes for saleThe view from Cafe O Lei at the Dunes, Kahului MauiWhen you're all done golfing, head to the Cafe O Lei restaurant in the clubhouse for some really great food and refreshments.  It's one of our favorite lunch spots in Kahului as they have prompt and friendly service and the menu is varied enough to please any taste.  I think they make the best Ceasar Salad on Maui!The Dunes Golf Course, Kahului Maui HIThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estat...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
This year's Art of Trash event at the Maui Mall showcased some very creative artwork put together from trash and junk that would otherwise end up in the landfill, or as beach debris.  I noticed a recurring theme of plastics in our ocean, which has become a monumental global pollution problem. We are drowning in a sea of unwanted plastic trash, and we are the problem.A humpback whale made from salvaged beach junkWhat are you doing to stop the flow of plastic into the waste stream?A cow made from discarded scraps of plastic and debrisThe Art of Trash album on FlickrSearch for homes for sale in Wailuku and Kahului MauiThanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Ha...
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By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Wailea Realty)
New Home listed, 152 Cir at the Traditions in Kahului MauiNew home in Kahului Maui on the market.  Traditions is a fairly new neighborhood in Kahului Maui.  If you're looking to buy a home on Maui that represents a great value, close to shopping, schools and many different beaches.  152 Meheu Circle in The Traditions is a fabulous home.  Three bedroom home in perfect condition.  * Solar Water heating* Stone counter tops* New kitchen cabinets* Two car garage* Ready to move into* Priced at $555,000* Split system air conditioner.View the mls listing page for 152 Mehei Cir Kahului MauiSo if you are looking to buy a home in Kahului or Wailuku area on Maui.  This is home is in impeccable condition ready to move into.  Give me a call, this home is easy to show.  If you're thinking about sellin...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Try the Food Trucks across from Costco in Kahului Maui and you'll be surprised at the diversity of great flavors and island style favorites... fresh fish, plate lunches, noodles, chicken, shrimps, tacos, curry, fries, sushi, coffee, cold drinks and so much more.Easy to find, right across from the Costco Gas exit on Haleakala Highway.  Plenty of free parking!  Most days you'll have a selection of 6 or more food vendors including: Thai Mee Up Kalei's Lunch Box Wayne's Sushi - Fresh off the Boat Mo 'Ono Hawaii Albas Cuban Coladas Like Poke? Maui 8 Wonder Tacos There's a nice big shady area with lots of picnic tables and trash/recycling cans, and room for everyone.  Buy your lunch and find a spot to sit.The food is cooked up fresh and the selection makes it difficult to decide on what you'r...
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By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
One of the joys of owning a beautiful Maui home is the land that surrounds it. Planning out your landscaping can be richly rewarding. You can use your imagination, learn from what others have done and discover your taste in plant types. The end result can be a source of relaxation and inspiration, not to mention the boost in curb appeal that adds to the charm of your property if you ever choose to sell.[Full Story: 13th Annual Arbor Day 1000 Tree Giveaway on Maui]
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The long awaited new Airport Access Road has opened in Kahului Maui and it's ready for business, as of July 23, 2016.  This makes it a lot easier to get to the airport, no matter what part of the island you're coming from, but especially from the north shore and upcountry, it will be the first road on your right as you approach Kahului.  If you're coming from south or west Maui, it's get's a little different where Kuihelani Hwy meets Dairy Road, near the Harley Davidson shop.  That's where it veers off and becomes the Airport Access Road.They're still working out the signage though, so it helps if you know your way around on the previous roads, otherwise it could be a little confusing.  Kahului Airport Access Road from Georgie Hunter on Vimeo.Watch this short video to get an idea of how...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Food Trucks near the airport on Maui.When you're in Kahului Maui and ready for a quick lunch, there's a food truck court closeby.  You can find the entrance off Haleakala Highway, across from the Costco gas station.  591 Haleakala Highway that is.  Lots of free parking!When we went last week three food trucks were operating and we chose the one selling fresh raw and cooked fish... Like Poke?  Because we saw this truck featured on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, we made a point of finding it.  Since it was sort of late, the menu was limited so we settled on the Ahi Katsu plate and the owner made it extra big enough to share, with two scoops of white rice of course! We tried both the regular and the spicy style and they were both great and definitely worth going back for. The po...
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By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
Hawaii is in the midst of a major shift to renewable energy sources. The motivation behind this change is both economic and environmental, considering how isolated we are and how dependent on imports that made us in the past. Then we have our unique and delicate ecosystem that plays a major role in fueling our number one economic driver, tourism. There's not a market or industry that isn't affected by energy. Its prices figure into the cost of living calculated by those looking to buy a home on Maui, which is why we Maui realtors keep an eye on these things. Recently, Maui Electric Co. (MECO) has announced that it wants a renewable energy resource that will provide 40 megawatts of power.[Full Story: Maui Electric Plans to Close Kahului Power Plant]
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
The Art of Trash show - Maui Mall - Kahului Maui HawaiiThis priceless creation was crafted from plastic flotsam that ended up on Maui's beaches, and featured at the annual Art of Trash show at the Maui Mall. Each year artists contribute their works which have been make from stuff that would otherwise be in the waste stream.  Don't you think it's very cool that some people can have a vision to recycle complete junk and make something worthy of keeping?These art works are offered for sale and it was nice to see that many were already purchased.See more Art of Trash pics on Facebook.  -   Trash or treasure - you decide!Looking for a home in the Central area of Maui?  Kahului and Wailuku MLS search here.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Br...
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By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
As South Maui residential real estate specialists, we don't often talk about commercial properties, but occasionally there are some big stories worth discussing. For example, Maui Mall in Kahului recently sold to an affiliate of the Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL.[Full Story: Maui Mall Sold to JLL Affiliate]
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By Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner
(Jeff Griffin LLC )
The following property has faced foreclosure by their respective lien holder. 178 Molehulehu Loop Kahukui, HI 96732 Foreclosed for the sum of $700,972.72 back to the bank. 
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