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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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Just in case you needed another reason why you should call Hawai’i home: The Aloha State has once again claimed the title of the healthiest state in the country.

A recently released report by the United Health Foundation dubbed Hawai’i as the healthiest state in the country for the fifth time in the last six years. Since the report began in 1990, Hawai’i has never placed worse than sixth.

To produce the report, researchers examined more than 30 different health markers on public and health policies, community and environmental conditions, residents’ behaviors and clinical care data to provide a holistic view of people's health.

In Hawai’i, it’s clear that residents are often healthier simply because of their lifestyles. The state had the

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One of Island Sotheby’s International Realty Realtor Becky Hanna R(B) has become one of the first on Maui to receive the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation.

NAR’s Green Designation is the association’s only conferred certification designed for real estate professionals who want to become better informed about energy-efficiency and sustainability in real estate. Across the globe, homeowners, builders and general consumers are becoming more and more aware of these issues, especially when it comes to the facets of green living and reducing carbon footprints.

“Since I care deeply about the environment, I knew obtaining the Green designation will help and encourage clients to care though consciously building green and promoting a

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Now that 2018 is coming to an end, it's clear that it was a record year for the Island Sotheby's International Realty team. 

Right now, two of Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s current listings would break sales records in Hawai'i: a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront estate in Kapalua offered for $49 million and a condominium at Wailea Point offered for $25 million. But those are just two of several highly significant listings, ranging from luxurious condominiums to swaths of historic ranches. We put together a list of our most notable listings as we close out 2018:

9 Bay Drive | $49 million

This breathtaking estate could be the largest sale ever for a single-family home on Maui. Located on a sprawling 10-acre oceanfront property, this

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Everyone knows that Hawai’i is paradise, where you can find tropical rainforests, exotic waterfalls, white-sand beaches and soaring cliffs. That means in addition to being a traveler’s heaven, it’s one for filmmakers, too.

For decades, filmmakers have been flocking to Hawai’i for some of the most picturesque filming locations in the world. Because of the islands’ temperate climates and diverse landscapes, Hawai'i offers the perfect conditions for producing celebrated Hollywood films. Although dozens of movies have been filmed in Hawai’i, a few stand out among the crowd. We made a list of some popular favorites:

1. 50 First Dates

Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this famous rom-com was almost entirely shot on Oahu. In the movie,

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Even in Hawai’i, there are few places where you can truly enjoy the islands' natural wonders without the crowds.

But Hana, Maui is one of the state’s most untouched paradises. On all of Maui, Hana is one of the last communities where you can truly live oceanfront without having a neighbor in sight. And nearby, you can explore dozens of tropical waterfalls, often empty beaches and scarcely populated hikes that truly create the feeling that you’re traveling back in time.

For those looking to escape from it all, Hana might be your perfect home. We made a list of a few of our favorite properties in one of Maui’s last undeveloped regions:

Hana Highway | $12 million

Dubbed the “crown jewel” of the Hana coastline, this 61-acre property is

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