May 2018

Found 3 blog entries for May 2018.

I'll admit it, most of us have trouble visualizing an empty room and how to make it our own.  While we find many Maui real estate listings offered furnished if it is a resort property/second home, it can be different if the seller is selling their primary residence.  Staging can be a challenge as we have so few stagers and storage options on island.

Enter Augmented Realty. Sotheby's International Realty has just introduced the Curate by Sotheby's International Realty App which allows you to furnish an empty room in a variety of styles.  The vision is to transform the home buying experience, making it easier for both buyers and sellers alike.

iPhone users: Download Curate by Sotheby's International Realty
Android users: Download Curate

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The Kaanapali Coffee Farms: introducing 2132 Aina Mahiai

Kaanapali Coffee Farms Home for Sale

The Indoor-Outdoor living allows you to enjoy the sweeping ocean and outer island views

2132 Aina Mahiai: a contemporary plantation home set amidst an active coffee farm

Modern design and clean lines allow the eye to focus on the lush greenery and spectacular ocean views.  This single level home opens to a spacious lanai for indoor-outdoor living.  The Fleetwood pocketing doors in the great room open up to an expansive covered lanai featuring an outdoor barbeque, conversational fire pit, and pool with spa all perfect for enjoying Maui's sunset year-round.  This 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom home has an ocean view master suite with an inviting outdoor shower garden.  Throughout you will

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Homes and Short Term Vacation Rentals in Maui County

Sunset Maui

How can you tell if the vacation rental listing of a Home is a scam or a legal rental?

I often get calls from people planning their vacation here on Maui and considering a home instead of a condo or hotel. The calls sometimes come when it just seems too good to be true; at other times, it's after they've paid deposits and can't reach their contact; and some come after they google the address and see the home is listed for sale.  Unfortunately, in almost all of these cases, the property is not a legal vacation rental.  Photos are simply taken from websites and used in online ads in a rental scam. 

It breaks my heart to hear these stories--sometimes they call before they've wired money, but

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