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The Maui County Real Property Tax rates have been updated for the upcoming fiscal year. Property is classified based upon 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 rental, Long-term rental (new classification), Timeshare, Owner-occupied.

 Dates to Remember

  • July 1—Tax year commences. Taxes are calculated based upon January 1 assessed values and fiscal year tax rates.
  • July 20 — First half of fiscal year tax bills mailed.
  • August 20 — First half of fiscal year tax payments due.
  • September 1 — Deadline for
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Maui is a fantastic vacation destination with stunning waters, white sand beaches, cascading waterfalls, volcanoes, and more. The island provides a quiet haven unrivaled on the mainland. Upon arriving, the fresh aroma of salty air hangs, and calming Hawaiian music travels through the airport on the soft, coastal wind. The time spent on Maui always seems to slip by, the lifestyle and ease of each day leaving people in awe. 

When living or visiting Maui, there is always so much to do and little time. So once you're done daydreaming of these ten stunning pictures of Maui, book your ticket ASAP and start planning your Maui itinerary! 

 

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach is a scenic and stunning cove unlike any other. The sea beyond the

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Mother’s Day is around the corner, and we know a few of us are waiting until the last minute for our gift-giving ideas to soar! So we have made it easy for you this year by rounding up our top five gift ideas from local Maui businesses. Bonus for the ones owned and operated by women and mothers themselves. So keep reading for our favorite ideas on how to honor your mama and give the local economy a boost.

1. Simple and Sweet Like Her

Bring the perfect Mother's Day gift home with Kuia Maui Chocolate. Crafted on Maui, it's delicious, but it's also a way for her to give back by shopping through their Chocolate Laulima program, where Kuia donates 40% of the retail sales. Or check out their Ku'ia Club subscription, the gift that keeps on giving

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When we think about living "off-the-grid," we might envision an unruly person stashed away in an RV or tent, hunting and foraging their supplies. We doubt any of us would picture anything remotely close to "luxury" or "comfortable" when we think about this type of lifestyle. Some may consider off-grid living a rugged lifestyle; however, the property at 796 Awalau Road will undoubtedly change that opinion. 

The property spans over 16 acres and features never-ending ocean vistas, grassy knolls with grazing horses, breathtaking views of Haleakala, the Milky Way with minimum if any, light pollution, and stunning views of Haleakala.

"The sellers bought the raw land from Linda years ago. One of the sellers is an architect and essentially created

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Situated on one of Maui’s most revered coastlines, this five bedroom residence is the epitome of Maui beachfront living. 

 (Kihei, Maui) – A recent transaction from Island Sotheby's International Realty agents, Ryan MacLaughlin R(B) and Alex Cortez R(B), marked the highest sale on Maui this year. 3082 South Kihei Road is one of the most exclusive offerings of Kihei. The property boasts breathtaking ocean views and serves as a quiet getaway atop one of the most pristine coastlines in Hawaii. 

Rarely is a house so ideally situated on one of the world's most picture-perfect beaches, Keawakapu Beach, while still providing the luxury of complete privacy.

"We are truly honored and humbled for the opportunity to market such a legacy

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Island Sotheby's International Realty Welcomes Newest Realtor, Anya Sutherlin-Ruskin!

Through a lifetime of learning how to build genuine client relationships, Anya Sutherlin-Ruskin knows a thing or two about navigating and leading clients through it all. Combined with an undeniable love for the Hawaiian islands that she has been nurturing for years, she's the perfect person to guide you on your real estate journey. 

"I am fulfilled by building client relationships and helping others manifest the life they're wanting."

Anya is the epitome of trust, integrity, and a detail-focused mindset when it comes to finding your forever home on the island and starting that new chapter as a homeowner. 

Find out more about Anya below!

What led you to

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Growing up in Hawaii makes for a magical and colorful childhood spent going to the beach with the ohana, learning about the culture, and making every day an adventure. 

Almost as good as living it, we love experiencing this life through authors who use imagination and creativity to bring these stories to life. These stories are meticulously written and delivered in traditional Hawaiian children's books, ranging from well-known mythology across the Pacific Islands to different cultural practices. Here are five of our favorite books that can inspire everyone. 

If you're looking for Hawaiian books to read to your children or if you want to teach your children about Hawaiian culture, this list is for you!

Gabrielle Ahulii's Hawaiian Legends

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Situated in One Palauea Bay, one of the most exclusive communities in all of Hawaii, this luxury 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom property is the best of Wailea/Makena’s luxury living.  

(Makena, Maui) – A recent transaction from Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents, Ryan MacLaughlin R(B) and Alex Cortez R(B), marked the highest sale on Maui this year. 37 Ualei Place is one of the most exclusive offerings of Wailea and Makena and Ryan represented both the seller and the buyer. The property boasts breathtaking ocean views and serves as a quiet getaway atop one of the most pristine coastlines in Hawaii. 

"37 Ualei is very special within an exclusive enclave in Makena. Sitting at the highest elevation of the subdivision, it is very private

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In honor of National Women’s History Month, here are 4 inspirational mana wāhine (strong women) who have helped to shape Hawaii and continuously lead the way in women and native Hawaiian rights throughout their time. 

Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha

Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha was born on September 2, 1838, and went on to become the queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii, as well as a scholar, philanthropist, prolific and brilliant composer. 

Lili'u was named successor to the throne on April 11, 1877, and was sworn in on January 29, 1891, following the death of her brother, King Kalākaua.

She is revered and remembered across the Hawaiian Islands for her knowledge, grace, and devotion towards Hawaii's people. “E

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Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha was born on September 2, 1838, and went on to become the queen of the Kingdom of Hawai'i, as well as a scholar, philanthropist, prolific and brilliant composer. 

Lili'u was named successor to the throne on April 11, 1877, and was sworn in on January 29, 1891, following the death of her brother, King Kalākaua.

She is revered and remembered across the Hawaiian Islands for her knowledge, grace, and devotion towards Hawaii's people. “E ʻonipaʻa i ka ʻimi naʻauao," was Liliuokalani's credo (Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge). It is commonly abbreviated to “Onipaʻa,” which means "to stand firm”. 

At the age of 40, she wrote and recorded what would come to be arguably her most famous song, ‘Aloha

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