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Jazz Up Your 4th of July Celebration in Lahaina

This 4th of July you can enjoy amazing fireworks on the island of Maui alongside the soulful tunes of some stellar jazz musicians.
May 18, 2018


This 4th of July you can enjoy amazing fireworks on the island of Maui alongside the soulful tunes of some stellar jazz musicians.

Starting at 4 and 5 p.m. on our nation’s Independence Day, jazz music will take over the west side of the island with outdoor concerts available to the public along Front Street and the Outlets of Maui Shopping Center. Starting at 4 p.m., DJ Lee Norris and his jazz metropolis mix will perform at the Outlets of Maui followed by the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra featuring New York percussionist LaFrae Sci playing near the Lahaina Library’s oceanside lawn at 5 p.m. Later that evening, you can catch a special performance by the Burn’n Love Band at 6 p.m. at the Darren Lee as Elvis Show. You’ll also be excited to hear local bands will be performing that evening including the King Kekaulike High School and Maui Community Band. All these shows and more will start the evening's festivities before the night ends with a big fireworks show at 8 p.m.

The Jazz Maui’s 4th of July concert series is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Maui County Office of Economic Development, Makana Aloha Foundation and WorldWide Music Ventures with support from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise and African Americans on Maui. Hope to see you there!

If you’re on island this 4th of July, you might also consider carving out some extra time to look for your next home in Maui. The Real Estate Maui Hawaii team would be happy to help you research your next property purchase in Hawaii. Whether you’re in the market for a condo or looking for something close to the beach, our extensive website offers plenty of listings to search through all across the island. We have homes all across the island, including houses in Kihei, Makawao, Kula, Paia, and Lahaina. So if you’re excited to see what options there are here on the island, then you’ll surely be pleased with our selection. If you need help with your next Maui real estate purchase, then contact us today! Both Mark Harbison and Lisa Oyama have plenty of real estate experience and strive to please their clients with professionalism and aloha. We can’t wait to help you into your next home in Hawaii. A hui hou! 

Maui Housing Market Prices Remain Steady in March 2018

According to the Realtors Association of Maui Inc. latest statistics for March, Maui County continues to show resilience in the housing market despite a slow first quarter.
May 12, 2018

According to the Realtors Association of Maui Inc.’s latest statistics for March, Maui County continues to show resilience in the housing market despite a slow first quarter.

The latest Maui real estate statistics report shows that property for sale inventory is low and there appear to be fewer closed sales this year compared to the same time in 2017. However, while there may be fewer homes and condos up for sale, there’s been a steady demand from buyers to keep home prices increasing for the foreseeable future. This is great news!

According to the recent report, new listings for homes have decreased 33.3 percent for single-family homes but have increased to 5.8 percent for condominium homes. Pending sales have decreased by 2.3 percent for single family homes but have increased 31 percent for condominium homes during a year over year analysis. Meanwhile, inventory decreased by 19.8 percent for single-family homes and 25.5 percent for condominium homes.

So while inventory is down, prices remain steady and condominium homes are proving to be a good investment. The median sales prices did, however, decrease for single-family homes by a little more than 10 percent over a year analysis, but the price of condominium homes have increased by 15.4 percent to $450,000. The number of days on the market increased 15.3 percent for single family homes but decreased 11.5 percent for condominium homes. Months supply of inventory decreased 25 percent for single-family homes and 34.7 percent for condominium homes.

Another interesting find in the report is that experts believe borrowing money will be more expensive, particularly for home equity loans, credit cards, and adjustable rate mortgages. However, with wages expected to rise and the national unemployment relatively low, the market will be able to handle this change just fine.

So, if you’re planning on investing in your next home in South Maui or somewhere else, then let Mark and Lisa help you. As experts in all things real estate in Hawaii, we have a wide-selection of Maui homes and condos to choose from that will surely appeal to your needs. Whether you’re considering buying a home upcountry or are looking for a condo in Lahaina, we have plenty of options available for you that will help make your next Hawaii home purchase smooth and easy. Contact us today. We hope to see you soon and a hui hou!

Fun Things to do in Maui Hawaii - Top Adventure Activities

Are you planning your next vacation to the beautiful island of Maui? If so, then you have already made a great decision!
May 04, 2018


Are you planning your next vacation to the beautiful island of Maui? If so, then you’ve already made a great decision! After you have purchased your tickets, bought the sunscreen (reef safe, of course) and told the kids the exciting news, then there’s probably only one thing left to do- planning your trip!

Any vacation to Maui deserves a well-planned itinerary that will help you get the most out of your island escape. But where do you start? That is a great question and we have some tips for you. No vacation is complete without a few days on the water, a road trip upcountry and to Hana, and plenty of snorkeling, fine dining, and parasailing! Here are our tips on how to have fun during your stay on Maui.

One of the most incredible aspects of Maui is its beautiful views of other islands. From any point on the island, you are likely to see at least two other islands at one time. So carving out some time to be on the water is a necessity for any vacation to Maui. That’s why we recommend you book a boat tour to the Molokini Crater or out of the Lahaina Harbor so you can see Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe or even Maui from the wide-ocean blue. You won’t be disappointed.

And of course, you’ll want to spend some time on land too! That’s why we recommend planning an overnight trip to Hana. That will give you plenty of time to explore the eastside’s waterfalls and luscious tropical forest. And on your way back, make sure to take the backway through Haleakala so you can make a stop upcountry to check out the famous lavender farm or see how the Ocean Vodka is made. Then once those activities on Maui are complete, then head down for some final beach days to unwind. Try snorkeling on Maui’s south side or book a parasailing trip out of Lahaina.

We hope you enjoyed learning about some fun things to do in Maui, Hawaii and will take our advice into consideration. If you’re also looking for advice on your next real estate purchase in Hawaii, then we can help you there too! The Real Estate Maui Hawaii team specializes in real estate in South Maui, but have a variety of home listings throughout Maui to choose from and our knowledgeable staff is happy, willing and able to help. Contact us today we’ll be happy to assist you in your next home purchase in Hawaii. Aloha, and we look forward to serving you soon. 

Blogs for May 2018

Jazz Up Your 4th of July Celebration in Lahaina

Posted on May 18, 2018


This 4th of July you can enjoy amazing fireworks on the island of Maui alongside the soulful tunes of some stellar jazz musicians.

Starting at 4 and 5 p.m. on our nation’s Independence Day, jazz music will take over the west side of the island with outdoor concerts… Continue Reading

Maui Housing Market Prices Remain Steady in March 2018

Posted on May 12, 2018

According to the Realtors Association of Maui Inc.’s latest statistics for March, Maui County continues to show resilience in the housing market despite a slow first quarter.

The latest Maui real estate statistics report shows that property for sale inventory is low and there appear to be fewer closed… Continue Reading

Fun Things to do in Maui Hawaii - Top Adventure Activities

Posted on May 04, 2018


Are you planning your next vacation to the beautiful island of Maui? If so, then you’ve already made a great decision! After you have purchased your tickets, bought the sunscreen (reef safe, of course) and told the kids the exciting news, then there’s probably only one thing… Continue Reading

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