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Sitting atop Palauea Beach, the Makena 4-bedroom, the 5.5-bathroom property offers direct access to the white-sand shoreline.  

(Makena, Maui) – A recent transaction from Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents, Ryan MacLaughlin and Alex Cortez marked the largest sale on Maui in the last five years. 4508 Makena Road is one of the most exclusive offerings to ever come on the market. The property boasts brand new construction and serves as a quiet getaway on one of the most pristine beaches in Hawaii. 

“Since the moment we walked in, we knew this property was special. From its beachfront location on Palauea Bay to its unique hotel zoning to impeccable design and layout of the home, this home felt unique in its value proposition. Located in

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Everyone knows that a house only feels like a home when it becomes a reflection of who you are! From the colors of the walls, the furniture in every room, and finding the perfect places for your prized possessions, your home should be an extension of your personality and the things that make you happy. 

But when you’re getting in the market to sell your home, there are key elements you should incorporate to have a strong buyer’s appeal. The core beauty and style of your home will always be the main selling point, but adding a friendly welcome mat or cleaning up the yard may secure you a generous offer in the long run! To give you a glimpse into the world of styling and staging, we sat down with Stephanie Malcolm from Style Maui and asked her for

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Don’t be surprised if Andrew Sutrisno greets you with open arms and a smile filled with aloha. With more than 6 years in the luxury hospitality industry, he beams with friendliness and authentic customer service skills. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, Andrew immediately found himself working for a well-known hotel chain in Newport Beach. He has now spent the last decade with this same company in various management positions, which ultimately led him to an opportunity to move to beautiful Hawaii. 

As a reliable expert, Andrew believes he has the unique combination of skills to help clients with their real estate transactions, regardless of what side of that transaction they’re on. As a realtor, he takes initiative, has

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(Kahului, Maui) – A recent transaction between Halama Properties LP, Aloha House, and Island Sotheby’s International Realty is working towards creating safe and sober housing for women and children in the community. This opportunity will house those in need thanks to the County, community donations, and non-profit partners.

Aloha House purchased a home in Kahului from Halama Properties using funds from the County of Maui Affordable Housing Fund and will be using the property as a sober living facility for women and their children. The facility, which will be run by Malama Family Recovery Center (MFRC), will provide substantial community benefits.

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Bringing our dogs with us around the island can make any day that much better! Discovering new favorite beaches, hiking through lush rainforests, grabbing a delicious bite to eat, or just hanging at a local dog park make for a great day. There are lots of dog-friendly options on the island to choose from for a fun-filled weekend. 

We've gathered a list of our favorite dog-friendly places to venture, all over the island. So pack up the car, bring some treats, and get ready to make life-long memories.

Remember to research rules and guidelines before arriving and clean up after your pup to ensure they’re always welcome. Dogs should be leashed unless otherwise noted, all dogs should be vaccinated and healthy, make sure you have water and shade

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Maui is known for its pristine weather, stunning beaches, and rich culture. It’s no wonder that it’s a beloved tourist destination to hundreds of thousands of people a year. But, in order to keep our beautiful island healthy and thriving, the local community works tirelessly to keep it clean and protected. Because of this, Maui is becoming one of the strongest models for sustainable living. 

Sustainable living is becoming the way of life on Maui for locals and visitors alike. From eco-tour companies, locally sourced dining options, and eco-education resources readily available, going green has never been easier. Everyone can help contribute to sustainable living by incorporating easy and approachable changes into their everyday life. This will

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A seller’s market is simply a matter of economics. Inventory is low and demand is high, leading to some properties being on the market for only hours with competitive bidding.

Buying a home on Maui is always a good idea. Playing in the island sun all day, catching some pau hana surf on your way home, and picking fresh fruit from the weekend farmer’s market sounds like a dream. And we want to do everything we can to make this become your reality.

Buying a home in a seller’s market means the market is in the seller’s favor, inventory is low and demand is high. With this comes competitive bidding, quick listings, and the need for attention to detail more than ever. This doesn’t mean that you can’t buy a home in a seller’s market. It just means

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Becoming a homeowner is one of the biggest decisions of our lives. From being financially ready, finding the perfect real estate agent, and deciding what you’ll need in a home to be equipped for your future, it’s all a huge step. Navigating the world of real estate and its jargon can be overwhelming and at times, confusing. Title and escrow are some of the most common terms you’ll hear in the industry. Often used interchangeably, they are both crucial yet very different parts of the home buying journey. 


The word "title" refers to your legal rights to own, use, and dispose of a specific property. The title company ensures the property's title with policies to the buyer and the lender to protect against problems with the property or the

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Here on Maui, aloha is at the core of everything in our daily lives. From waving at a friendly face on the street to letting someone go ahead of you in traffic, to helping your neighbor with their groceries. It’s no wonder that at any home on Maui, you’re likely to see friends and family gathering for no reason other than to “talk story” or hangout. 

What better way to accommodate Maui’s favorite pastime than gathering a list of homes with the best guesthouses!

A guesthouse is our favorite (and most stylish) way to host visiting guests. It’s both an extension of your home and a reflection of your hosting personality, whether it be clean towels, a signature welcome mat, or a mural of your favorite beach. Guests should feel like they are a part of

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When coming to the Valley Isle or looking for something new to do on the weekends, Maui’s abundance of beautiful trails and hikes should never go undiscovered. With a plethora of trail options to choose from you can explore contrasting microclimates, plan a weekend camping trip, or a quick morning stroll! The options are endless. You don’t have to be a veteran hiker or trained outdoorsman because Maui offers something for everyone, even those who have never stepped foot on a trail! This is something you can do with the whole family. So pack some sturdy shoes, bring lots of water and sunscreen, and experience our favorite Maui hikes and trails listed below!

We always want people to have a fun and safe experience when exploring Maui. Please refer to

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