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U.S. existing-home sales fell for the second month in a row, sliding 1.9%month-over-month and 1.9% year-over-year, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), with sales down in all four regions of the country. Higher borrowing costs and accelerating home prices continue to weigh on demand, pushing some prospective buyers to the sidelines and causing market activity to slump ahead of summer.


Maui: Year to Date 2024 vs. Year to Date 2023

New Listings increased 18.0% for Single Family homes and 54.4% for Condominium homes. Pending Sales increased 4.1% for Single Family homes but decreased 15.2% for Condominium homes.

Median Sales Price increased 11.1% to $1,300,000 for Single Family homes and 5.4% to $865,000 for

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Welcome to Kihei, where every sunset paints the sky with a palette of colors that could rival any masterpiece. Known for its stunning coastal views and vibrant community, Kihei also offers some of the best locations to watch the sun dip below the horizon. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil beach, a vibrant social scene, or an upscale dining experience, Kihei has it all. From the serene sands of Keawakapu Beach to the lively atmosphere at Maui Brewing Co., discover the best places to catch a stunning Hawaiian sunset.


Keawakapu Beach

3035 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

For a serene sunset experience, head to Keawakapu Beach, stretching along the south end of Kihei. This hidden gem, extending from south Kihei to Wailea’s Mokapu Beach,

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Starting July 1, most Maui homeowners will see their property taxes remain the same or decrease, following the new rates unanimously approved by the Maui County Council.

The resulting decrease in revenue will be offset by higher taxes on non-owner-occupied homes, as well as increased taxes on bed-and-breakfast operations and short-term rentals that serve as the owner's primary residence.

Property is classified based on its highest and best use. Properties receiving home exemptions, condominiums, permitted bed and breakfasts and permitted transient vacation rentals are exceptions. Condominiums are classified upon consideration of their actual use — Non-owner-occupied, Commercial, Short-term/Vacation rental, Long-term rental (new classification),

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June is a vibrant month on Maui, offering numerous events that celebrate the island's rich culture, heritage, and natural beauty. From the Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair on June 1st, which highlights the agricultural roots of the island, to the gourmet indulgence of the 43rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, there's something for everyone. Film enthusiasts can explore marine conservation at the World Whale Film Festival, while music lovers can enjoy the unique sounds of slack key guitar at the Kī hō`alu Festival. With Juneteenth celebrations, local concerts, and the lively Makawao Rodeo Week, June on Maui is packed with must-see events.



Maui Ag Fest and 4H Fair

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, War Memorial Complex in

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U.S. existing-home sales recently fell from a one-year high, dropping 4.3% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.19 million, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as higher interest rates and rising sales prices continue to keep some prospective buyers on the sidelines. 



Maui: Year to Date 2024 vs. Year to Date 2023 New Listings increased 22.4% for Single Family homes and 40.7% for Condominium homes. Pending Sales increased 10.1% for Single Family homes but decreased 9.8% for Condominium homes. 



Median Sales Price increased 13.3% to $1,300,000 for Single Family homes and 7.3% to $880,000 for Condominium homes. Days on Market increased 4.1% for Single Family homes but

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Maui is celebrated not only for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage but also for its unique biodiversity. Highlighting the vibrant conservation efforts that preserve the ecological wonders of Maui’s upcountry regions showcases the commitment to ecological preservation.

From the majestic Nēnē bird to the lush landscapes of Kula, conservation here is a celebration of community and commitment to sustainability, reflecting a deep-rooted respect for nature. By exploring these efforts, it’s clear to see how the local initiatives enrich our communities, maintaining harmony between growth and the natural world.

In the heart of Makawao, The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP) plays a vital role in the revival of Maui’s cherished

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From the constant flux of an Army brat's life to the steadfast shores of Maui, Honey Holmes RS-87146 real estate journey is as much about creating connections as it is about closing deals. With a life that's woven into the very fabric of Maui—from the vibrant Aloha spirit that drew her in, to the sunsets that mark the end of each blissful day— Honey is more than a realtor; she is a guide that will help you discover your dream home on Maui. Read Honey’s story below to see how she values partnership rooted in genuine care and relentless dedication—because your journey to finding the perfect Maui home deserves nothing less.

What led you to where you are today?

My childhood as an Army brat involved frequent moves, instilling in me the significance

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May on Maui bursts into color and sound with a series of events that capture the island's unique charm and cultural richness. From the serene melodies at the Maui Classical Music Festival to the lively beats of The MayJah RayJah Music Festival, and the community spirit of the Lei Day Heritage Festival, there is no shortage of opportunities to connect with Maui's heritage and its community. These events not only showcase the island's diverse artistic talents but also offer a chance to celebrate together in the beautiful setting of our Island. Join us for a month filled with music, culture, and Aloha spirit!


Lei Day Heritage Festival

May 1, 2024, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House

The Lei Day Heritage Festival at

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 Existing home sales in the U.S. saw a consecutive second-month improvement, surpassing economists' forecasts and registering the most significant monthly increase in a year, as reported by the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR). This uptick in home sales coincides with fluctuating mortgage rates and high sales prices, suggesting strong buyer demand as we head into the spring selling season.



 On Maui, new listings surged by 24.3% for single-family homes and 38.8% for condominiums. Pending sales rose by 8.0% for single-family homes, while they dipped by 2.6% for condominiums. Median sales prices climbed by 13% to $1,300,000 for single-family homes and by 3.8% to $830,000 for condominiums. Days on market increased by 8.9% for

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Calling all breakfast enthusiasts! Get ready to ditch the ordinary and dive into the extraordinary as we embark on a culinary journey across the island of Maui. Forget the tourist traps and predictable pancake joints – today, we're spilling the beans on Maui's hidden breakfast treasures, where every bite is a burst of sunshine and aloha spirit. From cozy cafes tucked away in tropical nooks to roadside diners serving local favorites, join us as we uncover the island's best-kept brunch secrets where the journey off the beaten path leads to delicious rewards. So grab your coffee mug and your appetite because this is one breakfast adventure you won't want to miss. 

Sea House at Napili Kai Beach Resort

5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina

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