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Island Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Colleen Medeiros R(S) is one of the newest agents to join the prestigious firm’s growing team.

Colleen has a long history in the Hawaiian Islands. Born and raised in Kailua on Oahu, she grew up playing on the beach and horseback riding in Waimanalo. But her love for Maui began early on, when she would spent summers visiting family in Lahaina.

Colleen brings a breadth of knowledge to her work in Maui real estate. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she studied Equine Science in Montana before switching majors to receive a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Environmental Studies. After that, she worked in Cultural Resource Management, archaeology, property management, land consulting and

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Up until recently, moving to Hawai’i with a pet was difficult and time consuming because of the state’s quarantine laws. But living with one never has to be — even if you’re in a small space like a condominium.

As long as you’re careful to sniff out the amenities and rules surrounding pets at your condominium, you’ll be able to feel right at home with your furry friends. And on Maui, there are literally dozens of condominiums that will be purr-fect for you and your four-legged friends.

First, you’ll want to do some research. Some communities may say they’re pet friendly, but instead impose restrictions that make it infeasible for pet owners to live there comfortably. Before you rent or buy, check into whether a condominium community has breed

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Over the last month, Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have closed millions of dollars in real estate transactions.

Adding to the list are two condominiums in one of the region’s most luxurious communities — the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay. Nestled in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, one of the units sold for $4.5 million, while another three-bedroom unit sold for $4.17 million.

“My clients had looked at units from Makena to Kapalua and found the view and privacy of this Montage unit the best for them,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Gerrianne Sakamoto R(S), who represented the buyers who purchased the $4.5 million unit.

The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay offer an unparalleled vacation lifestyle, where

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There's nothing quite like laying in the sun, enjoying the Maui trade winds with a great book while lounging by a breathtaking pool. The vast majority of people have to travel to enjoy that luxury, but we're lucky to live in paradise.

And for some Maui residents, they're blessed to have backyards worthy of staycations. We've made a list of our favorite swimming pools that take resort living to the next level, all of which could become your private getaway if you so choose. 

 

9 Bay Drive | Kapalua, Hawai’i

An opportunity like this truly comes around just once in a lifetime.

Nestled on Hawea Point, this expansive estate offered for $49 million is truly one of Maui’s most stunning oceanfront properties, with panoramic views of the

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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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