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Featured Listing - Kihei Surfside
This location provides the best of what South Maui has to offer.
October 20, 2014

If you are looking for a luxurious place to call home in South Maui, we have just the property for you.  Unit 512 at Kihei Surfside ​is located in energetic city of Kihei, Maui.  In this vibrant beach town you will find numerous beaches to enjoy during the day and then easily transition into a night out at one or many of the local karaoke spots, dance clubs, and/or sports bars.  The Kihei area encompasses six miles of white-sand beaches, a prime destination for ocean enthusiasts.  The Kihei Surfside condos are positioned just steps away from Keawakapu beach, rated one of Maui's best beaches.

Some of the other popular beaches within one mile of the property are: Kamaole I, II, and III, Keonekai and Kilohana Park, and Mokapu Beach.  When searching for a place to spend the evening, after a fun day in the sun, you can choose from an intimate dinner or an epic night out on the town.  Being positioned at the end of South Kihei and the tip of Wailea, Kihei Surfside guests and residents have the best of both worlds.  While Kihei embraces a bombastic nightlife, Wailea is known for opulence.  For those desiring the bar scene, the triangle of local establishments is located less than three miles from the resort.  Less than two miles in the opposite direction, further south, is the Shops at Wailea.  The Shops at Wailea house more than 70 distinct boutiques, shops, restaurants, and galleries to choose from.  This rare opportunity at the Kihei Surfside won't last long.

Kihei Surfside condominiums offer oceanfront views from all units, showcasing the island of Kaho'olawe, Molokini, and Lanai.  The resort spans over 1.5 acres, housing 83 units, throughout six floors.  Unit 512 has a large one bedroom, one bath floor plan, with an extra half-bath for guests.  This larger unit offers a more expansive interior and lanai living space.  This 680 square foot unit is listed at $750,000.  On-site amenities include a pool, recreation and barbecue areas, and a putting green for golf fanatics.  This resort has approximately 15% owner occupancy, which means this could be your full time residence or easily positioned as a vacation rental while you're not on Maui. 

If you require further assistance with this property or have questions about any of our listings, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the pages.  Mahalo!

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New SolarCity Loan Program
South Maui is one of the sunniest places of the island, which makes it ideal for rooftop solar.
October 17, 2014

New SolarCity Loan Program

Looking for a way to cut energy costs? Although Hawaiian Electric has been making progress with the cost of energy thanks to increasing renewable sources, there are still options for Hawaii home owners to lower their bills. SolarCity has recently unveiled their loan program to customers in Hawaii and various other states.

The "My Power" solar loan involves no upfront costs for a rooftop system, and the customer is the system owner. The solar power system energy will cost up to 40 percent less than traditional utility power. The loan can be paid with these savings, and customers also have the option to prepay the loan if they so desire, lowering or removing their monthly payments with no fees or penalties.

One of the conveniences of their offer is the fact that SolarCity is the lender, unlike other solar loans that come from a third party, such as a bank. This means you will deal directly and only with SolarCity, which will simplify your experience.

Hawaii still struggles with the highest electricity costs in the nation, but with the benefit of mostly sunny weather throughout the year, we're in an ideal position to benefit from rooftop systems, which, along with the existing tax credit, explains the massive growth we're seeing in the number of those systems.

Hawaiian Electric Co. has recently submitted new energy plans to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission for review, and it addresses rooftop solar connectivity with the grid. There's only one direction the utilities companies can go, and that involves accommodating more rooftop systems.

SolarCity is conveniently accessible throughout the nation, and it has also become one of the top solar energy companies in our state. If you own South Maui property, or you're planning on buying a new home in the area, the weather will work to your favor. South Maui is one of the sunniest places on the island. Now you'll have the option of capitalizing on that without paying for a rooftop system upfront.

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Free Health Care Education Events in Kihei
Understanding your health care options will enhance your healthy Maui lifestyle.
October 10, 2014

Free Health Care Education Event in Kihei

South Maui HomeIf you're thinking about buying a South Maui home for retirement, or you're simply a resident without employer-based health care coverage, the upcoming workshop on health care education may be of interest you. Nothing is more important than your health, so if you have questions, this is an ideal opportunity to ask them. 

This workshop is titled "Medicare, the Healthcare Law & You." If you're retiring, or planning to, Medicare is America's primary health care provider for those of age 65 and over. This portion of the workshop will provide a helpful overview on how Medicare works and what to expect from their healthcare.

As for those who are under 65 and don't have employer-based health care, the focus will be centered on accessing health care through the Hawaii Health Connector. Evaluating your best health care option can be an overwhelming experience, and many feel the need to get advice from someone who already knows all the ins and outs of the system. Trial and error can be a messy process, so why not skip it and learn from those who already have the knowledge you need?

No matter what your age, Maui itself can be great for your health. There are so many opportunities for physical activities that you enjoy, it's hard to be sedentary. All you have to be careful of here more than in other places is the UV, so protect your skin and enjoy the clean air and stunning natural environment. The health of your mind can improve the health of your body. If you're in the market for South Maui real estate, the ocean will be at your fingertips. It can soothe your stress just to watch and listen, even if you never dip a toe in.

If you want to make the most of your health, swing by this workshop. After all, it's free. It will take place from 5:30pm - 7:30pm on October 13th at St. Theresa Church, which is located at 25 West Lipoa Street in Kihei. If you need more information, call 877-926-8300. Pamela Cunningham from the Hawaii State Health Insurance Program will be presenting.

Mahalo for reading this week, and cheers to your good health!

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