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Sugar Beach South Maui Condos For Sale

Featuring a beachfront location, ocean views, and convenient proximity to shops and restaurants.
May 20, 2016

Sugar Beach South Maui Condos For Sale

Perusing Maui condo listings to see what has potential? Whether you prefer full time living, a vacation getaway or something to rent out, there are no shortage of choices in the South Maui area. This week, why not take a few minutes to browse Sugar Beach Resort condo listings? As with most Ma'alaea resorts, demand is high, and that's why you'll usually find no more than a handful of listings at each of them at any given time. So, what stands out about Sugar Beach Resort condos?

At this beachfront gem, the vast blue ocean is only steps away, its nearshore waters favored by Hawaiian green sea turtles and humpback whales. Stately palms dot the stretch of greenery that lines the white sand, their emerald fronds fluttering in the sweet, balmy breeze. The soothing sound of gently tumbling waves is interrupted only on those early mornings when there's hardly a ripple to be found on the water's silky surface. The majesty of the neighboring islands punctuate the ocean views, all aflame with pink and vermilion hues at sunset before the inky indigo of night settles in like a cooling blanket under a spray of twinkling stars.

On the property, you'll find a charming pool area featuring a hot tub spa and sauna, along with a BBQ area so you can sate your appetite after a refreshing swim. There are also a few shops on the property, bordering the road. They currently include Dina's Sandwitch shop, The Maui Snorkel Store, Elly's Formal Wear & Bridals, and an activity booking company called Maui Sights and Treasures.

As for the units listed for sale, they generally come fully furnished, each with their own unique styles and upgrades. The maintenance fees cover all your utilities, including WiFi, and you get free long distance calling throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prices tend to fit within the reasonable $600,000-$700,000 range.

If all this wasn't enough, we haven't even touched on one of Sugar Beach Resort's best qualities, its location. Not only can you find a plethora of restaurants to savor and shops to explore, but you can also find the scenic Ma'alaea Harbor nearby, along with the Maui Ocean Center, one of the island's favorite attractions. If you prefer a conveniently central location while still enjoying the lures of a beachfront property, then you can't beat Ma'alaea. In fact, this area is a crossroads where you can easily travel to West Maui, Central Maui, or deeper into South Maui.

Maui Electric Plans to Close Kahului Power Plant

MECO looking for 40MW of power to replace output from their Kahului plant.
May 13, 2016

Maui Electric Plans to Close Kahului Power Plant

Hawaii is in the midst of a major shift to renewable energy sources. The motivation behind this change is both economic and environmental, considering how isolated we are and how dependent on imports that made us in the past. Then we have our unique and delicate ecosystem that plays a major role in fueling our number one economic driver, tourism. There's not a market or industry that isn't affected by energy. Its prices figure into the cost of living calculated by those looking to buy a home on Maui, which is why we Maui realtors keep an eye on these things. Recently, Maui Electric Co. (MECO) has announced that it wants a renewable energy resource that will provide 40 megawatts of power.

The utility plans to remove its Kahului power plant, which has been in operation for nearly 70 years, and is asking the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin acquiring half the 40 megawatts from renewable sources and the other half from "fuel-flexible resources" by 2022.

Before this process can move forward, the PUC has to open a docket so that MECO can issue a request for proposals. Those proposals would proceed under the PUC's competitive bidding rules with an independent observer watching over the process. This means it will take some time for these plans to move forward, but the retirement of the plants have to be complete by November of 2024.

The plants currently provide 36 megawatts of energy to the island, so the energy they're looking for would replace this output and then some. MECO also plans to issue another request for proposals later this year in order to bolster current renewable energy generation.

If you'd like to learn more about MECO and its plans, you can visit www.mauielectric.com. If you need assistance in your Maui real estate search, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We look forward to helping you through every step of the home buying process. Mahalo!

South Maui Homes For Sale in Hale Kilohana of Kihei Village

Spacious, conveniently located homes for sale in Kihei.
May 06, 2016

South Maui Homes For Sale in Hale Kilohana of Kihei Village

Having trouble finding your ideal Maui home? This week, we'd like to spotlight some South Maui real estate gems in Kihei. Take a peek at these spacious residences if you're looking for something unique with a convenient location just a couple of minutes from shopping, restaurants, and miles of powdery white sand beaches. You'll find them in Kihei Village, Hale Kilohana.

Current listings at this location boast 3- to 4-bedrooms and 2- to 3-bathrooms, making them ideal for families, people with frequent visitors, or anyone who prefers an ample floor plan. Typically, homes in this neighborhood are well maintained and provide better than average privacy for the Kihei area. Some listings feature lush tropical landscaping for a soothing sanctuary feel that can only be enhanced by the fresh ocean breezes.

In Kihei Village, you can find homes with lovely mountain and ocean views. The weather in the area is sunny and balmy throughout the year, with countless perfect beach days, where you can enjoy activities like snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, or just lounging in the sand and enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds. Because of the warm weather, air conditioning is a predominant feature of listings at this location.

Some of these listings come with a detached ohana, or family unit. These are often studios or one-bedrooms with one bathroom, and are meant to provide one or two guests with their own private little dwelling. The extra space can do a lot for the value of the property, so it should definitely be factored into your decision, whichever your preference.

At this time, homes in Kihei Village, Hale Kilohana range from about $750,000 to $980,000, but these are the asking prices and there's generally room for negotiation. We can provide you with more specific information if you need our assistance with a given property. Should you choose to reach out to us, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Blogs for May 2016

Sugar Beach South Maui Condos For Sale

Posted on May 20, 2016
Sugar Beach South Maui Condos For Sale

Perusing Maui condo listings to see what has potential? Whether you prefer full time living, a vacation getaway or something to rent out, there are no shortage of choices in the South Maui area. This week, why not take a few minutes… Continue Reading

Maui Electric Plans to Close Kahului Power Plant

Posted on May 13, 2016
Maui Electric Plans to Close Kahului Power Plant

Hawaii is in the midst of a major shift to renewable energy sources. The motivation behind this change is both economic and environmental, considering how isolated we are and how dependent on imports that made us in the past. Then we… Continue Reading

South Maui Homes For Sale in Hale Kilohana of Kihei Village

Posted on May 06, 2016
South Maui Homes For Sale in Hale Kilohana of Kihei Village

Having trouble finding your ideal Maui home? This week, we'd like to spotlight some South Maui real estate gems in Kihei. Take a peek at these spacious residences if you're looking for something unique with a convenient location… Continue Reading

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