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How Rent Differs From a Mortgage

How Rent Differs From a Mortgage

Once you purchase a home it can be easy to assume that you are just swapping out your monthly rent payment for a mortgage payment. But under the surface there is a lot more going into that mortgage payment then you may think.

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Maui's Top 5 Secluded Spots

Maui's Top 5 Secluded Spots

Every year, over 2 million people visit the island of Maui to enjoy the sun, sand, and endless adventure. But if you are coming to Maui to rejuvenate yourself and get away from the crowds than you may be interested in some of the islands more secluded spots.

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Top 5 Invasive Species on Maui

Top 5 Invasive Species on Maui

The Island of Maui is home to dozens if not hundreds of invasive species that include plants, animals, and microorganisms. Defined simply, invasive species are non-indigenous species that invade the natural habitat of another species and cause negative side effects.

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The Maui Humane Society Needs Your Help!

The Maui Humane Society Needs Your Help!

The Maui Humane Society has received a huge influx of dogs over the summer and they need the help of the community to house and care for them.

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A Brief History of Hurricanes in Hawaii

A Brief History of Hurricanes in Hawaii

The breezes that make our island climate so pleasant are the same wind patterns that protect us from most hurricanes. But even with these significant advantages the Hawaiian Islands have not completely escaped extreme weather over the years.

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First Time Home Buyers in Maui

First Time Home Buyers in Maui

The County of Maui is accepting applications for their First Time Home Buyer's Assistance program through the end of August. Apply today!

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Angela's Story as told by Melissa Smith!

Angela's Story as told by Melissa Smith!

At the Smith team we take our client's dreams and aspirations and make them a reality.

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HUD Low Income Level on Oahu

HUD Low Income Level on Oahu

On Oahu the threshold to qualify as low income has been increased to $93,000 under Housing and Urban Development Guidelines for a family of four. This is an increase of $9,600 in annual income from 2017.


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Smoke Free Cars

Smoke Free Cars

A new law will take effect on July 1st banning smoking in the car with children under the age of 18. It will be illegal to smoke cigarettes or vape in a vehicle with minors, the fine for first time offenders will be $200.

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Hawaii Real Property Taxes

Hawaii Real Property Taxes

2018-2019

Maui Country Real Property Tax Rates

Fiscal Year - July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Rates are Per $1,000 of net taxable assessed valuation


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