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It’s been a busy spring for Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents who have closed multiple transactions for luxury homes over the last couple weeks.

Adding to the list is Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Elena Panigada R(B), who recently represented the buyers of a $2.69 million condominium at Wailea Beach Villas. The resort community was recently voted No. 1 in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler and the unit boasted 2,375 square feet - the largest two-bedroom in the complex.

“The clients in Japan viewed the property videos and were already familiar with Wailea Beach Villas,” said Panigada. “Everything progressed smoothly from beginning to end; the buyer arrived to see the property in person and was very pleased.”

The spacious

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With Earth Day soon approaching, you’ll surely see articles or tips on how live more sustainably and protect Mother Earth. But at this Haiku property, you’ll make a positive difference all year round.

Imagine being able to live off your own property in paradise, where you can grow your own food, use energy from the sun and live organically. At this stunning Haiku home, you can do just that.

This two-acre property offers the epitome of farm to table living in comfort, boasting almost every upgrade a property owner could think of undertaking. The property's four-bedroom home and cottage are virtually off grid, powered by photovoltaic panels and two Tesla Powerwall backup batteries.

“This house has everything you'd ever want to do to the

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A luxury condominium in Wailea has sold for $3.15 million, adding to the growing list of prestigious sales that the Island Sotheby’s International Realty team has facilitated in recent months.

Located in Ho’olei, a world-class resort community, this three-bedroom unit offers every luxury furnishing a buyer could imagine. And just steps away from shopping, fine dining and the white-sand beaches of Wailea, the unit is nestled in the heart of Maui’s most premier resort regions.

“I was happy to point the buyers to Ho’olei as this property reflected the values that they share: spaciousness, privacy, spectacular views and all the amenities of a comfortable home,” said Matt Swartz R(S), the Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent who represented

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Finding the perfect house where you live can be challenging, but picking out your next dream home from thousands of miles away is tremendously more complicated.

Long-distance house hunting can be tough, but sometimes it's necessary - especially in a state as isolated as Hawaii.  Yet although it has its unique challenges, modern technology has made the remote-home buying process easier than ever.

"Purchasing from afar can be a daunting and stressful experience, it can be much easier when working with a Realtor who uses technology smartly," said Island Sotheby's International Realty agent Alex Cortez R(B). "Delivery of documents, execution of contracts, sharing of video and photo files are all tools a tech-savvy agent has at their disposal."

There

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A rare condominium in the coveted Makena Surf community has sold for $2.5 million, a sale facilitated by Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents.

Located directly in front of the azure waters of Maui’s south shore, the exquisite two-bedroom, two-bath unit features the best that indoor-outdoor living has to offer. From the lanai, the new buyers will be able to enjoy unobstructed ocean views of the outer islands, breathtaking sunsets and humpback whales during the winter months.

“It was a very smooth transaction of what may be the best value at Makena Surf in years,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Alex Cortez R(B). “Our team wishes the new owners much happiness and success in their future endeavors.”

Cortez represented

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While your home may be your castle, your garden should always be your retreat where you can surround yourself with nature.

And since it’s spring, it’s that time of year when we like to celebrate all that’s blossoming around us. And there’s one of our favorite homes that has a garden that stands above the rest.

In lush Haiku, this estate on Door of Faith Road offers exquisite ocean views, a spacious open floor plan and the potential for building an additional cottage for extra rental income or living space. But that’s not all this property has to offer - in fact, it boasts dozens of abundant trees bearing some of the world’s most delicious fruit.

From bananas to lychee to coconuts, this tropical 2.5 acre property has a plethora of

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April showers bring May flowers is a phrase you often hear in the springtime.

But on Maui, the saying shouldn’t conjure up images of gloomy, gray weather. Instead, we decided to celebrate springtime by highlighting some of our most exotic showers in some of Maui’s finest homes.

15 MALUKAI LANE

After a long day, submerge yourself into a massive copper tup, which was designed with the utmost attention to detail. Or, just across the expansive bathroom, rinse away your worries in the spacious shower with multiple shower heads.

But the bathroom alone is just one magnificent feature of this special home. Nestled in Maluhia at Wailea, this home boasts stunning ocean views, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in the heart of  South Maui’s premier

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April showers bring May flowers is a phrase you often hear in the springtime.

But on Maui, the saying shouldn’t conjure up images of gloomy, gray weather. Instead, we decided to celebrate springtime by highlighting some of our most exotic showers in some of Maui’s finest homes.

15 MALUKAI LANE

After a long day, submerge yourself into a massive copper tup, which was designed with the utmost attention to detail. Or just across the expansive bathroom, rinse away your worries in the spacious shower with multiple shower heads.

But the bathroom alone is just one magnificent feature of this special home. Nestled in Maluhia at Wailea, this home boasts stunning ocean views, four bedrooms and six bathrooms in the heart of  South Maui’s premier

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Everyone knows that Maui is paradise - but the island is a special heaven for golfers.

With meticulously-designed course layouts, breathtaking ocean views and perfect whether, Maui is undeniably one of the most sought after paradises for golfers. Whether you’re a professional or just want to spend a day on the green, Maui offers several phenomenal courses in the island’s finest resort regions. These are a few of our favorites:

Plantation Course at Kapalua

This lot next to the famed Plantation Course could be yours. 

Nothing beats playing where the PGA Tour pros play. Each year, the Plantation Course at Kapalua is home to the Tournament of Champions, which brings the world’s best golfers to the island of Maui. Besides having spectacular

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Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you’ll make in your lifetime.

And with Hawaii’s high property values and limited supply, it isn't always easy. From deciding whether to buy a home or condominium to deciding how much space and property maintenance you’re willing to take on, there’s lots of choices that can drastically affect you and your family's lifestyle.

That’s why it’s critical to have a knowledgeable real estate professional you can trust. We sat down with Island Sotheby’s International Realty co-owner and agent Ryan MacLaughlin R(B) to learn what first-time home buyers should ask themselves before taking the jump into homeownership.  

1. What kind of property would fit you best?  

Are you looking for a

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