January 2019

There are 6 blog entries for January 2019.


Every year, the average American sends over 1,000 pounds of household trash to landfills – waste that can hurt our health, devastate wildlife habitats and release greenhouse gases and dangerous toxins.

But with a little bit of planning and creativity, we can significantly reduce footprint on our planet and the island we all know and love. As we begin 2019, we’ve made a resolution to not only focus on our own wellbeing, but protect and care for the community around us, too. Here are 8 ways you can help reduce waste:

Ditch the bottled water


There are so many reasons we’re lucky to live in Hawai’i – one of them being that the islands offer some of the cleanest water straight from aquifers. So ditch plastic bottles and carry a reusable one

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A breathtaking condominium in Wailea has sold for $3.39 million, marking one of the first significant sales for Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents in 2019.

Ryan MacLaughlin, principal broker and owner of the prestigious real estate firm, facilitated the sale of the 2,426-square-foot condominium, nestled in the heart of the luxurious Wailea Resort. Ho’olei is known as one of the finest developments on its kind on Maui, with resort-style amenities like lavish pools, spas, outdoor barbecue areas and an extensive fitness facility equipped saunas, locker rooms.

“The most alluring thing about this unit is its location,” explained MacLaughlin. “It is perched at the very top of southeast corner of the property, allowing for sweeping ocean

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It’s hard to count all the factors that make Hawai’i such an incredible state – white-sand beaches, warm weather year-round, dozens of breathtaking waterfalls and colorful sunsets.

But there’s another thing that sets the state apart from the rest – it’s leading the U.S. in generating renewable energy, in almost every way there is to produce it.

Although the state generates most of its renewable energy from solar power, it also relies on wind, geothermal, hydro and biofuels. Today, the state gets roughly one-third of its electricity from rooftop solar and roughly 60 other utility-scale renewable energy projects that support power grids. On some days, almost 60 percent of its power comes from renewable sources.

That’s a drastic increase

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    Island Sotheby's International Realty is proud to announce that Keoni Grundhauser R(S) is one of the newest members to join the globally-recognized firm's team of real estate professionals.    Keoni has a long history in the islands. A fifth-generation Maui resident, he graduated from Seabury Hall and went on to study at Colorado State University before returning home. Prior to joining Island Sotheby's International Realty, he worked as a facilitator for Hawai'i VIP and Makena Wailea Property Services before delving into real estate. When he's not working with clients, you can usually find him outdoors exploring Maui's lush hiking trails or azure waters.      As part of Island Sotheby's International Realty's team, Keoni is…
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Imagine living on the lush slopes of Haleakala, amid 800 acres of sprawling pastures, woodlands and rainforests.

Welcome to Pi’iholo Ranch, one of the last working cattle ranches on Maui. Minutes from the historic Makawao town, the epic estate listed for $17.5 million spans across rolling fields, eucalyptus forests and canyons, with views that sweep from Maui's north shore to the summit of Haleakala to the West Maui Mountains.

"Pi'iholo Ranch is one of the last generational ranches on the island," said Island Sotheby's International Realty's owner Ryan MacLaughlin R(B), who's representing the seller. "Parts of the ranch have never been seen by the public."

To this day, the property is home to one of Maui's busiest operating cattle

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It’s that time of year when reflect on the recent past, look ahead and make plans to achieve new dreams.

If those plans include buying or selling a home or condominium on Maui, we’ve got you covered. 2018 was a record year for Island Sotheby’s International Realty, which represented listings that would break sales records in Hawai'i, including a sprawling $49 million Kapalua estate and a condominium at Wailea Point offered for $25 million.

But experts say 2019 could hold even more opportunities, especially for buyers. It’s no secret that over the past couple years, inventory has been tight — new properties have been hitting the market, but not enough to keep up with the demand. That trend, however, could change a bit.

“I believe that in

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