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Beachfront Maalaea Condos at Nani Kai Hale

Ocean view Maui condos in a central location.
February 12, 2016

Beachfront Maalaea Condos at Nani Kai Hale

South Maui Condo

Finding the perfect South Maui condo can be a real challenge, if only because of how many choices are available to explore. This week, let's narrow it down to a centrally located part of the South Maui area for those who prefer spending less time on the road while still enjoying some wonderful features.

Nani Kai Hale is a beachfront condominium community located in Maalaea, which is a bit of a mid-point for the treks between Central Maui, West Maui and South Maui. Maalaea Bay is well known for its sheltered sapphire waters, where humpback whales tend to congregate in their thickest number as they take advantage of the calm conditions while giving birth to their calves. Imagine relaxing on your tranquil lanai at Nani Kai Hale and watching the whales at play throughout the winter and spring months.

The views are just one facet of the remarkable lifestyle available to owners here. Dining and shopping are located nearby, along with the Maui Ocean Center, one of Maui's most popular attractions. The charming Maalaea Harbor anchors many exciting ocean charters that give you access to activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, dinner cruises, and more. For the ocean lover who likes to be at the center of things, you could hardly find a more ideal location.

As for the desirable features of Nani Kai Hale itself, a broad range of sizes and prices can be found there, making it an ideal place to check no matter your budget. The swimming pool is located just steps from Sugar Beach, as is the barbeque and dining area. You can while away your days swimming, sunbathing, whale watching and grilling as the mood strikes you.

If you're intrigued by any of this, feel free to browse the Nani Kai Hale condo listings for more specific descriptions of units, and if you find that you're ready for a viewing or you have any questions, our contact information is at the bottom of the page. We look forward to helping you find your perfect slice of paradise! Mahalo!

Maui County Unemployment Fell in December

Maui unemployment was second lowest in the state after Honolulu.
February 05, 2016

Maui County Unemployment Fell in December

Buying Maui Real Estate

Maui County's unemployment rate was down to 3.1 percent in December, compared to 3.8 percent in the same month in 2014, according to labor statistics from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Given the impressive performance of the Maui's visitor industry, this news shouldn't be a big surprise. This might be of interest to you if you're thinking about buying Maui real estate, whether you plan to live and work here full time, or if you want a part-time getaway that you can rent to visitors when you're not using it. Back to the statistics!

For those who aren't all that familiar with Maui County, it includes the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai. The island of Maui alone had a slightly lower unemployment rate than the county as a whole. Maui's unemployment was 3 percent in December, down from 3.6 percent in the same month of 2014.

Meanwhile, Molokai had the highest unemployment rate in the county at 6.4 percent, but that was still an impressive drop from 10.5 percent in December of the year before. Lanai was at 3.6 percent in December, which was up from 2.3 percent in the same month of 2014. Analysts attribute that to the closing of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai for its period of renovations.

One interesting tidbit in the report was that the state's unemployment rate was at 3.2 percent in December, meaning the island of Maui is below that average. Of course the state's rate was seasonally adjusted, while the individual county and island rates were not. Regardless of those nuances, it was even more telling that the nation's unemployment rate was 5 percent in December. The last time Hawaii's unemployment rate was so low was in January of 2008.

As for the other islands, Honolulu's unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in December, while Kauai's was at 3.5 percent and the Big Island was at 3.7 percent. So, the island of Maui had the lowest unemployment rate after Honolulu.

For those of you who are concerned about an economy that relies heavily on tourism, you might be interested to know where the job growth was in December. Leisure and hospitality jobs were up 900, but professional and business services were up by 800, construction was up by 500, educational and health services were also up by 500, other services were up by 200 and financial activities were up by 100. Government was up by 800, mostly in the state Department of Education.

Hopefully these details will help you get a strong sense of the economic landscape in Hawaii, so you can make informed decisions on any Maui real estate investments you might be considering. If you need assistance with your real estate search, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Kamaole Sands South Maui Condominiums

A delightful array of choices in South Maui condos at Kamaole Sands.
January 29, 2016

Kamaole Sands South Maui Condominiums

Second Home on Maui

Looking for a modest part-time or full time residence in South Maui? The condos of Kamaole Sands are reasonably priced, conveniently located and would make excellent vacation rentals when not in use. This charming community of condos is situated right across the street from Kamaole Beach Park III, (Kam III for short) within walking distance are five shopping centers with their own dining options.

If you would enjoy a beautifully landscaped property with tropical gardening framed by soothing views of the tranquil blue Pacific, you might want to browse through these listings. Whether you want a second home on Maui, a part-time residence or a vacation rental property, the convenience of the location is hard to beat.

Kamaole Sands often provides a nice, ample variety of units to choose from, ranging from 1-bed, 2-bath units to 3-bed, 3-bath units. At this time, prices range from as low as $370,000 to as high as $760,000, but these prices will fluctuate over time. Each unit is unique in its own way, with its own style. Some units come furnished, and others have undergone recent remodeling.

Amenities include a gym, pool, wading pool, Jacuzzi, 4 tennis courts, BBQ and a 24-hour front desk service. The location makes a variety of activities readily available, like kayaking, snorkeling, and golf, to name just a few. The attractions of Ma'alaea Harbor and the Maui Ocean Center are just a twenty-minute drive away.

If you're interested in learning more about these properties, or any others, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to help you through every step of the process. Mahalo!

Blogs for February 2016

Beachfront Maalaea Condos at Nani Kai Hale

Posted on February 12, 2016
Beachfront Maalaea Condos at Nani Kai Hale

Finding the perfect South Maui condo can be a real challenge, if only because of how many choices are available to explore. This week, let's narrow it down to a centrally located part of the South Maui area for those who prefer… Continue Reading

Maui County Unemployment Fell in December

Posted on February 05, 2016
Maui County Unemployment Fell in December

Maui County's unemployment rate was down to 3.1 percent in December, compared to 3.8 percent in the same month in 2014, according to labor statistics from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Given the impressive performance of the Maui's visitor industry,… Continue Reading

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